Faculty and Staff

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  • Walker, Pam

    Second Grade Teacher BSBA in Accounting with a minor in Computer Science at Concord University, Athens, WVI have been teaching at Covenant Academy since its inception in 2003. Prior to that, I taught at another classical Christian school and homeschooled my own children classically for over seven years. I was drawn towards classical teaching methods during my homeschooling years.   Read More...

  • Thorpe, Madeline

    Latin Teacher, Grades 6-10 BA in History with a minor in Latin at Houston Baptist UniversityBecause of my experience with classical and liberal arts education in high school and college I knew I wanted to teach in a similar environment, one which aims to pursue truth and fosters a love for learning; I am so excited to begin that journey at Covenant. I fell in love with Latin language and literature in college and I hope to share my enthusiasm for the subject with my students.In my spare time I l...  Read More...

  • Szymanowski, Titus

    Director of Student Life Upper School Teacher: Literature, Mathematics BA in Religious Studies at Gonzaga University; 2007 Graduate of The Oaks, a Classical Christian School both in Spokane, WashingtonI teach because I want to influence students in the same my way that my teachers shaped and transformed my life. I love classical education because it teaches students to think for themselves, and encourages them to view every aspect of their lives through the lens of a biblical worldview.I was bor...  Read More...

  • Small, Brad

    Sixth Grade Teacher MA of TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Grand Canyon University; BS in Secondary Education (History) at University of the Southwest, Hobbs, NMI began teaching at Covenant in 2014 and I am thrilled by the opportunity to provide a classical Christian education, the type of education that has produced the greatest thinkers mankind has known! In this Information Age, it is crucial to give students the ability to think for themselves, to understand...  Read More...

  • Roberts, Emily

    Resource TeacherBA in Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Rhetoric at Texas A&M UniversityI am very thankful and excited to have an opportunity to return to Covenant as a resource teacher. I have previously taught both Kindergarten and Fourth Grade after which, I was able to stay home with my children. My daughter, Annalise is two and my son, Bennett is one.   Read More...

  • Richter, Lori

    Fourth Grade TeacherBA in Education at Texas A&M University; Certificate of Foundations in Biblical Counseling from Christian Counseling Education FoundationFor the past 28 years I have been involved in educating students in homeschool, private school and public school settings. I have also been active for 20 years in the development of young leaders through volunteer work with Texas 4-H. I am excited about continuing that calling at Covenant Academy!I am privileged to be the wife of Skip, m...  Read More...

  • Patterson, Beth

    Kindergarten Teacher MBA in Marketing with an International Business focus; BS in Elementary Education with minor in English Literature at Sam Houston State, Huntsville, TexasBetween the public school classroom, homeschooling, and private school, I have taught Kindergarten through Seventh Grade. At Covenant, I have enjoyed my time teaching seventh grade literature for the past two years and I am now thrilled to be teaching Kindergarten.I find much joy in teaching little ones to read and dis...  Read More...

  • Hunt, Michelle

    Upper School Teacher: Theology, Humanities, Greek MA of Biblical History and Geography at Jerusalem University College; BA in Christian Ministry at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, TexasSince my time at Covenant, I have thought several times, “I wish I could retake elementary through high school here!” The excitement, curiosity and joy in learning is a trait that is evident in the faculty and the students at Covenant. There is a “tight-knit family” environme...  Read More...

  • Faucett, Amanda

    Yearbook Teacher BS in Advertising from the University of Texas at AustinMy education and career background is in advertising; I spent five years working for McCann-Erickson, one of the top global advertising agencies. While the advertising life was fun, it was also a bit soul-draining, and I made the decision to move into full-time ministry as the Director of Youth and Family ministry at my home church in Houston. Marriage and children came along and as they tend to do, adjusted my career plans...  Read More...

  • Card, Roben

    Upper School Teacher: Science and Mathematics College Advisor BA in Math with a minor in Business at the University of Nevada, RenoCovenant Academy is my home, and its people are my family. I'm a transplant from Nevada by way of Washington (state). I have been teaching for 27 years with 14 of those being in a classical Christian school.I love science and the innumerable ways all of creation shouts of our amazing God.   Read More...

  • Brownell, Karla

    Music Teacher K-12BS in Physical Therapy at the University of WisconsinI am very thankful for the opportunity to join the Covenant teaching team. Though my early career years were spent working in the medical field, I found my true niche when I followed in my mother’s footsteps and began teaching piano lessons in my home studio tens years ago. It has been quite rewarding to pass on my love of music to my students and to guide them in developing their God-given abilities.   Read More...

  • Blake, Tiffni

    Lead Upper School Teacher: Mathematics, ScienceMA of Liberal Arts at Houston Baptist University; BS in Academic Studies with a minor in Mathematics at Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TexasI am a lifelong lover of teaching and have taught students in the preschool, grammar, logic, and rhetoric years in a mixture of public, private, and home settings. I discovered the classical model about 15 years ago and fell in love with its methodology and integrated learning. I am currently in ...  Read More...

  • Ashmore, Brittany

    First Grade Teacher BA in Education and Bible at Dallas Christian CollegeEducation is near and dear to my heart. I have always wanted to be a teacher and recall many fond memories teaching my first class to my stuffed animals! I have been teaching 1st grade at Covenant Academy for seven years, and I love having the opportunity to speak truth into my students lives and shepherding their sweet hearts.   Read More...

  • Angst, Janet

    Upper School Teacher: Mathematics PE Teacher, Grades 4-9  BA in Business at Texas A&M My teaching experience began in the public school system having taught for eight years at the high school level. In 2005, I became part of the Covenant Academy family and during these years I have served in many ways, including room mom, volunteer, substitute teacher, and board member. Most recently I have joined the Upper School Math department and I absolutely love it.   Read More...

  • Szymanowski, Melissa

    Latin Teacher Grades 3-5Grammar School Resource TeacherGrammar Lead Teacher AssistantBS in Leadership Development with minors in Communications and Psychology at Texas A&M UniversityTeaching at Covenant for the last five years has opened my eyes to the wonderful world of classical education. I am thankful for the way Covenant seeks to glorify the Father first and foremost in all things. Covenant's emphasis on loving and training the hearts of our students in both education and discipline...  Read More...

  • Carr, Nathalie

    PE Teacher Grades K-3 and Drama Teacher BFA (Fine Arts) with emphasis in Acting at Texas State University, San MarcosOriginally from the Netherlands, I moved to the US in 1988 with my family. While earning my degree at Texas State University, I met my husband, a fellow student in the Theatre Department. Following our love of acting, we moved to LA to pursue acting careers.   Read More...

  • White, Lynn

    Lead Grammar School TeacherThird Grade Teacher BS in Education with a major in Speech and Hearing Sciences and a minor in Educational Psychology at Stephen F. Austin University, Nacogdoches, TexasI taught public school speech therapy, special education and third grade before coming to Covenant when it opened in 2003. I taught first grade here at Covenant for seven years, and I've been teaching third grade since then.   Read More...

  • Ryan, Jimmie

    Upper School Teacher: Logic, Humanities BA in Creative Writing at Texas A&M University; 2007 Graduate of Providence Classical School in Spring, TexasI began teaching at Covenant in 2014. To be honest, the job kind of fell into my lap. Teaching wasn’t even on my radar, as I was at that time working in the Oil & Gas field while dabbling with some sports writing.   Read More...

  • Buckles, Debi

    Art Teacher K-12 Grade Studied at Tulsa Community College and the College of Biblical Studies; 10+ years teaching art in both the private school and the homeschool arenasMy journey with Covenant began in 2003, the year it opened. I have been a substitute teacher, office assistant, art, science, and Bible teacher. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching while my daughter was a student at Covenant.   Read More...