Faculty Biographies

Adair, Colleen

Mrs. Adair is a native of Michigan and graduated from Eastern Michigan University. She worked at one of the world's...

Balding, Jerry

Jerry Balding has a Bachelor of Arts from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. With a very diverse background, Jerry...

Byerly, Pat

Pat Byerly has a Bachelor of Arts from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. She has been at North Central...

Campbell, Monica

Prior to arriving at NCTA, Monica spent 27 years serving within the banking and finance industry. Her most recent post...

Dodson, Brent

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Brent and his wife, Christy, began working at NCTA as Resident parents after many years of work with youth in...

Fritz, Kim

Mrs. Fritz graduated from the University of North Texas and has many years of teaching experience. She enjoys the opportunity...

Green, Stella

A native of California, Stella Green's family tree includes generations of musicians. She received a BA in Music Education...

Hamel, Jean

A graduate of Edinboro University in Pennsylvania, Jean has taught many years in various places, including Pennsylvania, Alabama, Delaware, Ohio,...

Hanson, Trevor

Trevor Hanson received his B.A. in Humanities from the College at Southwestern and is currently working on his M.A. in...

Harmon, Paige

A native of Texas, Mrs. Harmon spent many years mentoring and working with students in both the Christian and public...

Hayworth, Joy

After earning her BBA in accounting from Texas A&M University, Joy worked 12 years in public, private, and governmental accounting....

Henry, Amy

Amy Henry earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communications/Public Relations from the University of Houston and is currently working...

Henry, Kurt

As the Director of Agriculture at NCTA, Mr. Henry teaches agricultural sciences while also serving as the FFA advisor. Having...

Livingston, Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn is a San Marcos native who received her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Tarleton State University. ...

Lyons, Vanessa

Mrs. Lyons is a Texas native but has lived in many different places.  "Home is anywhere my family is at...

Maxwell, Jennifer

Mrs. Maxwell received her Bachelor of Behavioral Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Hardin-Simmons University. She has a deep love...

McClain, Ruby, M.A. Ed.

Ruby was born in San Diego California but spent much of her childhood on her grandparent’s ranch in northern Arizona....

Morrow, Sherrie

Mrs. Morrow has a degree in Social Work and Family Relations from Texas Tech University. She has a heart for...

Rasmussen, Gina

Mrs. Rasmussen is a native Texan who enjoys spending time with her family. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree...

Riggs, Jessica

Jessica received a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Science at Oregon State University. While working in...

Schwausch, Amanda, M.Ed

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Amanda grew up on the Academy campus, and attended NCTA from kindergarten through 12th grade. Upon graduating, she attended Texas...

Schwausch, Steven

Steven attended Texas Christian University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. While at TCU, he...

Seider, Marianne

Marianne Seider graduated from Tarleton State University and has been teaching for many, many years. Ms. Seider especially enjoys teaching...

Shipman, Lucas

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Lucas grew up on the campus of NCTA, and attended the Academy from kindergarten through 12th grade. He is a...

Smith, Jennifer, M.Ed

Jennifer Smith is a veteran of teaching and administration. She leads with a servant’s heart to guide children and staff...

Southerland, James

Mr. Southerland has many years of coaching experience in TAPPS in various sports. James was recruited out of high...

Southerland, Jordan

Mrs. Southerland has many years of coaching experience. She played and coached volleyball at the collegiate level. At...

Talley, Deborah

Mrs. Talley graduated with a BBA in accounting from Tarleton State University of Stephenville, Texas. Her professional career includes audit...

Turnbull, Jason

Jason Turnbull attended New Mexico Military Institute for high school and earned his degree from Boise State University. Jason...

Vass, Lisa

Mrs. Vass graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor's in Fine Arts as a Theater Major and a Music Minor....

Wilbourne, Ivy

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Ivy and her family came to North Central Texas Academy in 1996 as resident parents. Ivy soon moved to...

Wilcox, Ray

Mr. Wilcox grew up in Corpus Christi and attended college at Austin College in Sherman and Southern Methodist University on...

Wilcox, Rhonda

Rhonda was born in Orange, Texas, but grew up in several different areas because her father was an airline pilot....