New Faculty/Staff, 2019-2020

 
We are pleased to welcome these new Faculty, Staff and Administrative team members for the 2019-2020 school year.
 
 
EARLY CHILDHOOD
Jennifer Kramer and Karman McDaniel will transition from teaching 5-day, Pre-K to teaching Bridge Kindergarten.
 
Claire Miller will transition from Lead Teacher of the Three-Year-Old program to Lead Teacher of the 5-day, Pre-K program.
 
Jordan Roland will transition from part-time EC Spanish to full-time assistant Bridge Teacher.
 
Julie Siratt will transition from Lead Teacher of the 5-day, Three-Year-Old program to Lead Teacher of the 3-day, Three-Year-Old program.
 
Kelly Harrison joins All Saints’ Early Childhood as the Assistant Teacher of the 3-day Three-Year-Old program. She graduated from Texas Woman’s University with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and a minor in ESL. Kelly has seven years of classroom experience through substituting, Bible Study Fellowship, and church programs.  Kelly is married to James and they have two sons, Jameson and Ollie, who will be entering 1st Grade and Pre-K this year at All Saints’. Kelly enjoys working with young children and is excited to join the All Saints’ team.
 
Season Lagerström joins All Saints’ Early Childhood as a Lead Teacher of the 5-day, Three-Year-Old program.  She comes to All Saints’ with 10 years of previous experience as a preschool teacher in Palm Beach, Florida. Season graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education, along with a Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling.  She looks forward to enriching the lives of our youngest Saints’. 
 
Lucia Quevedo joins All Saints’ as the Early Childhood Spanish Enrichment Teacher and as an Early Childhood Assistant. Lucia graduated from Instituto Tecnologico de San Luis Potosi with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Systems. She comes to All Saints’ with previous experience as a preschool Spanish Enrichment teacher. She enjoys teaching her native language to little receptive minds and looks forward to being part of the All Saints’ family.

Amanda Bell Wyche joins All Saints’ Early Childhood as Assistant Teacher of the 5-day, Pre-K program.  She has worked with the All Saints’ community for three years, and was the lead of the Early Childhood group of students in the Extended Care program. She has loved focusing on social and emotional learning with the students of Early Childhood. Amanda is a senior at Tarleton State University, working to complete her Child and Family Studies degree with a minor in Psychology. She is excited for her new role at All Saints’ educating our youngest students and is very proud to be part of the All Saints’ family.  
 
Catherine “Kiki” Young ’12 joins All Saints’ as the Early Childhood Division Assistant. She attended All Saints’ K-12 and is thrilled to return and serve the community that shaped her. Kiki graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies (RTVF) and a minor in English - Creative Writing. Prior to joining All Saints’, she worked as an event planner and traveled all over the world. Her lifelong passion is working with pre-school aged children and she is excited to help the Early Childhood Division continue to thrive. 
 
LOWER SCHOOL
Shanel Jones is joining All Saints’ as Assistant Head of Lower School.  Shanel is an experienced educator and administrator.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of North Texas and her Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership from TCU.  Most recently, she was an Assistant Principal in Keller ISD.  Shanel has a passion for building relationships and supporting faculty and students.  Shanel and her husband, Jordan, have a 1-year-old daughter, Julia.
 
Erin Richter joins the Lower School team as Director of the Lower School ARC (Academic Resource Center).  She earned both her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education at Texas Tech University.  Erin was most recently an Assistant Principal in Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD.  Prior to her work in administration, Erin was a Reading Specialist.  Erin and her husband, Martin, have a daughter, McClain, who will be an All Saints’ Kindergartener. 
 
Taylor Spiker joins All Saints’ as the Lower School Counselor.  Taylor is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has been the Director of Counseling at Hill School for the past six years.  She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology at Texas A&M University.  Taylor earned her Master of Education degree in School Counseling and Professional Counseling at TCU.  She has a wealth of experience in counseling as well as supporting needs of all learners.  Taylor and her husband, Sean, have a 10-month-old son named Ford.
 
Leanna Gilles joins the Lower School as a 3rd Grade teacher in a new fourth section.  Leanna is an experienced teacher and also has experience leading and running a non-profit organization. Leanna earned both her Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Education at TCU.  Leanna previously taught and coached at the Middle School level in Fort Worth ISD.  Most recently, she was the Executive Director of Project 4031, a non-profit that offers no-cost services to terminally ill children and adults.  Leanna is a familiar face to students and families alike as she was a substitute teacher throughout the Lower School last year. Leanna is excited to work with 3rd Grade students and families.
 
Kay Harris joins All Saints’ as a 1st Grade teacher.  Kay earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Learning and Development at The University of Texas at Austin.  Previously, Kay taught math and was a math coach at the elementary level in Fort Worth ISD.  Kay and Mark are proud parents of Alice (5th Grade) and Frances (2nd Grade).  Kay is looking forward to creating a classroom community within the Lower School.
 
Ann-Marie McCollough is transitioning from teaching 1st Grade to become the Project Based Learning and STEAM Coordinator. Ann-Marie will lead learning in The Exploratorium, a new experiential STEAM and Design Lab in Lower School. The Exploratorium will provide opportunities for hands on experimentation, creation, and design thinking. Ann-Marie will co-plan and co-teach with classroom teachers to develop student-driven learning through inquiry and project-based learning experiences. 

MIDDLE SCHOOL
Dr. Nicole Stroud will be shifting roles from Assistant Head of Lower School to Middle School Division Head. Dr. Stroud’s experience includes teaching, researching, and collaboratively working with educators and administrators.  Her doctoral work in educational leadership and expertise within varied educational settings will have a direct impact on our approach in the Middle School. 
 
Daniel Carroll will be moving from Head of Strength and Conditioning to the Middle School Dean of Students and Middle School Athletics Director. He has been at All Saints’ full-time for 6 ½ years, coaching football for 10. Daniel worked in the athletics department for four years as Manager of Athletics Operations and most recently served as Head of Strength and Conditioning across all sports while also working in PE.
 
Kristin Lawler joins the Middle School as the 8th Grade History teacher.  Kristin attended St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in History and Speech Communications and played collegiate soccer.  She then went on to receive her M.Ed. from University of Texas at Arlington in Curriculum and Instruction.  Kristin previously worked as a teacher and coach at other private schools in Fort Worth, and as an instructor for an online high school program.  She has also been very active at the Montessori school two of her children attend.  Kristin is very excited to now be a part of the All Saints’ community.  She and her husband, Chris, have four children: Ian (13), Grace (8), Helen (5), and Frances (3), and are thrilled that Ian (7th grade) and Frances (3 year-olds) will be attending All Saints’ for the first time this year. 
 
Payton Maddox ’11 Prunty joins the Middle School Math department to teach Fundamentals of Pre-Algebra and Pre-Algebra.  She is a thirteen-year Saint returning to All Saints’ after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Missouri. Her previous teaching experience includes working for Fort Worth ISD. Payton has a passion for building relationships and supporting middle school students as they master the principles of math. 
 
Dillon Smith joins All Saints’ as the Middle School 7th Grade History teacher. Dillon is from Southlake and attended TCU for both his undergraduate and Masters degrees, receiving his B.A. in Secondary Education and his M.A. in Special Education. During his undergraduate years, Dillon competed on the collegiate level as a member of TCU’s Cross Country and Track team and also volunteered at various schools in Fort Worth ISD. For the past year, Dillon has worked at the International Newcomer Academy and is now excited to continue his teaching career at All Saints’.
 
UPPER SCHOOL
Charlotte “Betsy” Denny joins the Upper School Math Department to teach Algebra 1 and Geometry. Betsy earned her B.S. in Education and M.Ed. with a minor in Mathematics from the University of North Texas. This will be her 25th year in education. For the last 19 years, she has been teaching Math and Algebra I in Aledo ISD as well as been a sponsor for Student Council and National Junior Honor Society. In those capacities, her goal has been to instill in her students a desire to serve their community. She has recently been selected to present at the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT).  This past year, Betsy integrated critical writing and rich academic discussions into her daily teaching and is excited to bring this rigor to All Saints’. She is honored to have the opportunity to work with the faculty and students of All Saints’ Upper School and to share her passion for Mathematics.
 
Dr. Joseph “Joe” Ferrara joins the Upper School Science Department where he will teach AP Biology, AP Environmental Science and Forensic Science. Dr. Ferrara attended TCU where he earned his Bachelors of Science in Biology, Masters of Science in Educational Administration, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership.  Dr. Ferrara has over 21 years experience in education including secondary and post-secondary teaching.  Additionally, he has served as an administrator at campus and district levels.  Since 2013, Dr. Ferrara directed an institute at the University of Texas at Dallas where he supported the design and implementation of STEM Academies across the nation. He is passionate about the nature of science and designing true inquiry-based learning experiences for students. He is excited to return to the classroom and work side-by-side with faculty, staff, students, and parents of All Saints’.  Dr. Ferrara is a retired veteran of the United States Air Force and a proud father of five children. He and his wife Dana have two sons, Luca ’26 and Cameron ’28, who currently attend All Saints’.
 
Jennifer “Jen” Jones joins the Upper School Math Department to teach Honors Geometry and Algebra II. She earned her B.S. degree with a major in Speech Communication and minor in Mathematics from TCU. Jen comes to us with 21 years of teaching experience in Mathematics at C.F. Brewer High School where she also established the girls’ soccer program while leading a successful AP Calculus program. She believes in teaching with instructional creativity and relationship building. She has a passion for math and enthusiasm for students to truly learn the concepts. She desires for students to become lifelong learners and wants to see them excel academically, spiritually, and socially. Jen is excited to begin teaching at All Saints’ Episcopal School and equipping students to reach their full potential.
 
Colleen Lawler joins the Upper School Spanish Department to teach Spanish III Honors and Spanish IV/V as well as introductory Spanish in the Middle School.  Colleen earned her B.A. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame and her M.A. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from American University in Washington, D.C.  She has six years of experience teaching Spanish at various levels from kindergarten through upper school. She also has significant experience working in the field of translation and interpretation. Colleen refined her language skills through travel in Spain and Latin America, and has continued to learn and practice throughout her professional life.  She also enjoys exploring and learning about the rich culture and history of Spanish-speaking countries. Colleen looks forward to guiding students on the path to proficiency in Spanish and is excited to join the faculty at All Saints’.
 
ADMISSION OFFICE
Casey Bell joins All Saints’ as the new Enrollment Management Director. Casey graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. She pursued master’s coursework in both Business and Learning Design and Technology. She completed her Ed.D. in Organizational Change and Leadership at the University of Southern California. Casey has most recently served as the Director of Admission & Enrollment Management at Spartanburg Day School in Spartanburg, SC. Prior to that, she spent 13 years at Linfield Christian School in Temecula, CA working in a variety of roles including admission, college counseling, development, and marketing. Casey has two boys, Hudson (11) and Keegan (9) who are looking forward to being Saints!
 
ATHLETICS
Cassidy Williams will be transitioning from the Middle School Dean of Students and Middle School Athletics Director to Assistant Athletic Director of Upper School. She is the program director of girls’ soccer and is the varsity girls’ soccer coach. She also serves as the tennis program director and helps the field hockey program. Cassidy is in her 7th year at All Saints’, and during her tenure she has also beenan elementary PE teacher and co-director of PE.
 
Charlie Reid ’13 joins All Saints’ as the new Strength & Conditioning coach. He is an All American and Texas Dave Campbell’s first team all Texas 2009-2013.  Charlie is a Letterman at TCU, playing tight end from 2013-2017.  He also coached tight ends at TCU from 2018-2019. Charlie graduated from TCU with both Bachelor and Master Degrees in Communication.
 
Kenny Williams joins the All Saints’ Family this fall after serving as an assistant coach for Middle School Football and the Boys’ Varsity Basketball programs for 2018-2019. He will now be All Saints’ Head Boys’ Basketball Coach in 2019-2020. Kenny previously served as a teacher, coach, and guidance counselor at C. F. Brewer High and Middle Schools.  During his tenure there, he coached at the varsity level for both the boys and girls programs in basketball. He also coached boys’ basketball for St. Paul Lutheran Middle School in Fort Worth.
 
Trenton Wesson is joining the All Saints’ Lower School PE staff. Trenton has been coaching at All Saints’ on a part-time basis since 2017. Most recently, he has worked as an assistant coach on our Varsity Girls’ Basketball team, as well as our JV and Varsity Baseball and Football teams. He previously served as a coach at Cistercian Preparatory School in Irving.  He will join his twin brother, Tristan, who is also on the staff. 
 
FACILITIES/GROUNDS
Vincent McDowell joined All Saints’ over the summer as a member of our Grounds staff. Vincent comes to Fort Worth after living in Memphis, TN for five years. He attended the University of Memphis and loves playing the guitar in his spare time.
 
EXTENDED CARE
Andrea Cazares will join the Extended Care Team. Andrea is an experienced teacher who has taught third grade for three years in Ecuandureo, Mexico. Her experience, love for teaching, and her command of both Spanish and English, will greatly impact our students daily. Andrea is married to Miguel Cervantes, a member of our All Saints’ Grounds Staff, and they are the proud parents of Sophia (2) and Emiliano (9-months).
 
Martha Renteria will join our Extended Care Team. Martha is a student at Tarrant County College pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education. Martha’s passion for working with children began during high school when she volunteered for an after school program at one of Fort Worth’s recreational centers where she worked with children from ages 4-10. Martha is excited about her future in education and feels the daily experiences she will be a part of working with our students and families will be invaluable.
 
ALL SCHOOL
Mike (Gonzo) Gonzalez will be transitioning from the Middle School Division Head to Special Advisor for the Head of School. Starting in the fall of 2019, Gonzo will help the Board and Dr. Bird explore long-term strategies such as our land initiatives. In addition, he will continue to move the Academic Resource Center forward for our School, assist with advisory programming and join the football and baseball coaching staffs. These responsibilities will also allow him to spend more time with his wife Cynthia, and his family: Mike and Stephanie, and Paul ’06 and Chalie; and his six grandchildren, Vivian (6), Annabelle (5), Jojo (2), Delta Ray (3), Griggs (1) and Gunny-Lou (3 months).
 
Brent Loving (SAGE Dining Service Manager) was recently promoted to the Culinary Support Team for SAGE’s western region. Brent will be relocating to Las Vegas, NV in the fall and will be working with opening new SAGE accounts at schools, training new managers and enhancing the culinary experience for SAGE in the western part of the country. Texas is also part of the western region, so it is highly likely that he will visit All Saints’ in the future. Over the next month or so he will transition with the newly appointed Food Service Director, Brett Schauermann. Brent's last day at All Saints' will be September 6.
 
Brett Schauermann (SAGE Dining Service Manager) will join All Saints’ in August as our new Dining Service Manager. Brett has worked for SAGE since 2011 and is currently working at the Columbus Academy where SAGE serves over 1,300 students and faculty. He has over 20 years of experience with food service management and operations. Brett has a B.S. in Hotel/Restaurant Management from Kent State University. Brett and his family are excited to return to Fort Worth. Randy and Kristin will continue as Food Service Manager and Catering Manager, respectively and will report to Brett.
 
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