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

Jessica Bearden
B.S. in Communication Studies from Texas Christian University; Social Studies 4-8, Social Studies 7-12

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

Cat Cazabon
B.S. in Outdoor Recreation from Central Michigan University, M.LS in Environmental Studies from Southern Methodist University; Secondary Biology 6-12

Kendra Cooper
BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Education) from Texas A&M - Commerce; TX Generalist EC-6

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

Farida Durrani
B.S. in Science and Mathematics from Punjab University, M.S. in Physics from Punjab University

Melissa Eddy
B.S. in Education from University of Dayton, M.Ed. in Education from Indiana Wesleyan University

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

Lance Ferrantino
B.A. in Art and Technology from University of Texas at Dallas 

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

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

Libby Hertzberg
B.A. in Marketing from Pepperdine University; Social Studies 7-12

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

Smita Jha
B.S. in Industrial Microbiology from Patna University, M.S. in Biotechnology from Bangalore University

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

Jacie Moore
B.S. in Art Education from Kutztown University; Visual Arts 6-10, Art EC-12, ELA 8-12

Ann Ortiz
B.A. in Modern Languages, and M.S. in Teaching Foreign Languages from University of Los Andes

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

Bryan Plymale
B.S. in Wildlife/Fish/Wildlands Science and Management from Texas A&M University; Secondary Science

Farhana Razzaque
B.S. in Chemistry from University of Texas at Austin; Math 4-8, Science 6-12

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

Leila Shaffer
B.A. in Communications Management from Judson University

June Wang
B.S. and M.S. in Aircraft Manufacturing Engineering from Northwestern Polytechnical University, M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University; Math 7-12

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