Meet Our Staff

Elisha Upton

Pamela Hinterscher

Upper School Student Counselor
Krista Thompson

College Counselor
Julie Ferraro

Cristina Alston
BA in Industrial Organization/Psychology from San Jose State University; TExES Spanish EC-12

Paola Alva
BA in Educational Psychology from Universidad Anahuac, Mexico City; TExES Spanish EC-12

Natalia Borja
BA in Theatre/Music from Stephen F. Austin State University; TeXes Theatre Arts EC-12

Jennifer Carrico
BS in Interdisciplinary Studies/minor Science from Texas A&M University at Commerce; TX Sciences 4-8

Glenna Cromer
BS in Elementary Education from Texas A&M Commerce, M.Ed in Reading from Texas Woman's University; TX Reading Specialist EC-12, Generalist EC-6, English 1-8, ESL Generalist EC-4

Bart Dluhy
BFA in Art Education from University of North Texas, BFA in Studio Art from University of North Texas; M.Ed in Instructional Design and Technology from Texas Tech University; MFA in Visual Arts from Jacksonville University; TX Art EC-12

Lara Dodds 
BS in Mathematics from Texas Woman’s University; TX Mathematics 4-8, Mathematics 8-12

Kiran Fernandes
BA in English Literature from University of North Texas, MA in Linguistics from University of North Texas; TX Secondary English 6-12, Journalism 8-12, Technology Applications 8-12

Isabel Fernandez
BA in Spanish Philology from the University of Granada, Spain, MA in Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language from the University of Barcelona, Spain  

Silvana Galdos
BA in Law from Santa Maria Catholic University, Peru; TeXes Spanish EC-12

Jennifer Garcia
BA in English from Brigham Young University; TX English Language Arts & Reading 7-12

Matthew Gaskins
BS in Music Performance from Cameron University, MM in Jazz Studies from University of North Texas

Alyssa Newman
BFA in Visual Art Studies from University of North Texas, MA in Art Education from University of North Texas; TX Art EC-12

Michael Halstead
BS in Mathematics from Wayne State University; TX Mathematics 7-12

Kassie Harlow
BA in Secondary English Education from Louisiana College; TX Generalist EC-6, ELAR 4-8, ELAR 7-12, ESL EC-12

Maureen Houshmand
BS in Biology/minor Chemistry from the University of North Texas, M.Ed in Secondary Education (Science) from the University of North Texas; TX 6-12 Secondary Biology

Lindsay Johnson
BA in History and Political Science from McMurry University, MA in International Diplomacy from Norwich University; TX Social Studies 8-12

Melissa Lima
BA in Communication Studies from University of North Texas; TX Mathematics 4-8, Special Education EC-12

Marjo Maisterra
BA in History from University of California, Berkeley; MA in Child and Adolescent Literacy from Loyola Marymount University

Sandy Maldonado
BS in Health Promotion from Southern New Hampshire University; TX ELAR 4-8, Health EC-12

Robert Moen
BS in Health Sciences from University of Arizona; TX PE EC-12

Shannon Parengkuan
BS in Physical Education/Teacher Education from Towson University; TX PE EC-12

Marnie Pettit
BS in Education from the University of North Texas; TX Generalist 1-8, Special Education PK-12

Sarah Reece
BA in Science from Dallas Christian College, MA in Teaching from Liberty University; TX Core Subjects EC-6, Social Studies 4-8

Helen Ritchey
BS in Education from the University of Southern Mississippi, MS in Communications Disorders from the University of Texas at Dallas; TX Generalist EC-4, 4-8

Jeffrey Smith
BS in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University, CA; TX Math 4-8, Math 8-12, Computer Science 8-12, Physics/Math 8-12, ESL 4-12

Laura Stubblefield
BA in Business Administration/French from Baylor University; Post-Baccalaureate Science Education from Texas A&M University; TX Generalist EC-6, Science 8-12, ESL EC-6/8-12

Melanie Wolfe
BA in Early Childhood Education from Harding University, MA in Curriculum and Instruction from University of North Texas; TX Generalist EC-4, 4-8, ESL EC-8

Derrick Wright
BA in Biology from Texas Christian University, MA in Human Services Counseling from Liberty University; TX Science 4-8, Life Sciences 8-12