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...

Arrington, Shawn

Coach Arrington played at Navarro Junior College for two years and at Southwestern Oklahoma State University for two years on...

Balding, Jerry

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

Balding, Marilyn

Marilyn Balding was born in Northern Ireland and has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Lincoln in England....

Birdsong, Lori

Lori Birdsong was born in Monterrey, Mexico. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Applied Linguistics with an emphasis in...

Campbell, Monica

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

Carter, Jennifer

Jennifer graduated from Baylor University with a BA in elementary education. She has extensive teaching experience in both public and...

Dennis, Barbara

Barbara Dennis graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Her grandmother inspired her to become a...

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...

Green, Stella

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

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....

Hendon, Mike

Mike grew up in West Texas and received his university degree in 2013. He has been a youth and associate...

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...

Houck, Bonnie

Mrs. Houck is a veteran teacher who enjoys her students and loves seeing them succeed. She has focused much...

Larsen, Patricia

Patricia Larsen received her Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN and a Master’s...

Lewis, Hannah

Hannah graduated with a Bachelors in Science in Business with a Minor in Sports Management and an Associates in Arts...

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...

Mills, Sharon, Ed.D

Sharon Mills is a proud native Texan with two children and two granddaughters. She received her Bachelor of Science degree...

Morrow, Sherrie

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

Quinley, Ryan

Ryan and Cayla Quinley live on the NCTA campus with their two daughters, where they work as resident parents...

Rasmussen, Gina

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

Ray, Bruce

Coach Bruce Ray has been involved in basketball at a variety of levels for over 30 years. Coach Ray's high...

Reynolds, Brice

Coach Reynolds is a proud alumni of Texas Tech University. Brice has eighteen years experience teaching and coaching youth. He...

Roberts, Karen

Karen Roberts' experience in education spans over twenty years. As a Texas certified English teacher, she has taught English Language...

Rodriquez, Jirah

Jirah received a Bachelors in Criminal Justice and Social Work and an Associates in Psychology and Bible. She played basketball...

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...

Talley, Deborah

Mrs. Talley graduated with a BBA in accounting from Tarleton State University and later added her Master's in Education. Her...

Turnbull, Jason

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

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....

Yates, Kenny

Coach Yates worked as a professional educator for 28 years. He earned his master’s degree in educational administration from Texas...