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Christie Adams

Teacher - Science (US)
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Christie Adams left home in Hope, Arkansas, for Texas A&M University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry with a minor in biology…

Melissa Adkins

Administrative Assistant to Director of Campus Life
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Melissa Adkins has worked with children of all ages in the education field for over 10 years in a variety of ways.  She has been with Brook Hill the last 5 years as a substitute and volunteer, but now serves as the administrative assistant to the Upper School Principal.  Melissa and her husband, Matt, have […]

Jacob Agnew

Teacher - Math (US), Head Coach-Boys Basketball, Assist. Coach Football & Track
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Jacob Agnew came to Brook Hill from Abilene, Texas. He graduated from Clyde High School in Clyde, Texas as the top male student in his class and went to Lubbock Christian University to play college basketball. Later transferring, he graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a B.S. in Mathematics. Coach Agnew has been at Brook Hill […]

Travis Albea

Interim Director of Admissions, Director of Marketing
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Mr. Albea grew up in Tyler, Texas and attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago for his B.A. in Pastoral Studies.  After graduating he earned his M.A. from Wheaton College in Biblical Exegesis.  He has a passion for Christ-centered education, a calling to invest in the lives of students, and a love for learning. Mr. Albea […]

Jenny Anderson

Financial Aid & Enrollment Coordinator
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Jenny graduated from Brook Hill in 2010 and went on to receive a BBA in Marketing and International Business from Baylor University in 2014. Jenny is excited to be back and is looking forward to seeing how Brook Hill continues to develop its students and pursue the Lord. Her hobbies include traveling, reading, being outdoors, […]

Ashley Bouwer

Academic Counselor for Boarding Students
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Ashley has a BA in International Studies from Baylor (07) and an MBA from Houston Baptist University (09). She served as an Admissions Counselor and the Assistant Director of Recruitment at HBU from 2007-2012.  Ashley is a native Houstonian and she and her husband, Wentzel (Brook Hill Alum – Class of 2002), moved to Tyler […]

Glenn Ballard

Director of Fine Arts, Drama (MS/US)
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Glenn Ballard teaches both speech and drama classes and directs the theatre productions. He coordinates the school’s involvement in the TAPPS district arts and academic meet and has served as TAPPS District President and Meet Director.  Since he began the theatre program in 1998, Mr. Ballard has directed Brook Hill students in annual dinner theatre […]

Ginger Bell

Director of Family & Alumni Relations
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Ginger Bell holds a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education from The University of Texas at Tyler. Her responsibilities at Brook Hill include promoting the excellent programs the school offers while welcoming new students to the campus. Mrs. Bell is married to Troy who has faithfully served the school alongside her […]

Stacy Bell

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
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Mrs. Bell was born and raised in Tyler. She is married to Jon, and they have three children including Austin (Class of 2010). She is in the process of completing her education degree at the University of Texas of Tyler. Mrs. Bell has worked at Brook Hill as a Pre-K aide for two years and […]

Claire Berger

Humanities Teacher

Claire Berger studied History and English at Texas A&M University, and Theology at Denver Seminary. She has pursued teaching and sharing truth, beauty, and goodness in various settings since 2007, and loves to spend her time reading, hiking and chasing after her young kids.

Paula Bickerstaff

3rd Grade Teacher
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Paula Bickerstaff and her family recently moved to Texas from Missouri. She is married to Kerry and has one daughter. Paula holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts in Education. She has more than twenty-five years in elementary education.  

Bobby Brasher

Dean of Students, Director Campus Safety, Head Coach Football
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Bobby began his career after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Sociology with an emphasis in Criminology from Louisiana Tech University. After graduation, he attended the University of Louisiana Monroe Police Academy where he worked for six years on patrol with the Monroe Police and Morehouse Parish Sheriff departments. He later received a teaching certificate […]

Sandra Brindley

Teacher - Science
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Mrs. Brindley holds a B.S. in Education from The University of Texas with a focus on Science and Early Childhood Education. In addition to being a classroom teacher for 22 years she furthered her studies at Southern Methodist University. In the near future she plans on continuing the process of completing her doctoral degree. Mrs. […]

Pat Brunson

Teacher - Science (US)
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Pat Brunson earned a Bachelor of Science from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Biology from Lamar University.  She has been involved with Christian education for the last fifteen years teaching middle and upper school biological sciences to include AP Biology and Anatomy and Physiology.  Mrs. Brunson has also taught a variety […]

Travis Bunger

Teacher - Science (US), Dept. Chair Science
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Travis and his wife Kelly are new to the Bullard area and they have three daughters. Mr. Bunger earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from West Texas A&M University, a Master of Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. After ten […]

Judy Bunn

Teacher - Humanities (MS)
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Judy Bunn holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from North Texas University with a minor in English. In addition to classroom teacher certification, she acquired certification to teach the gifted and talented from the University of Texas at Tyler. Mrs. Bunn retired in 2004 after teaching for thirty-two years in Texas schools. She […]

Georgia Cameron

Technology Integration Specialist
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Georgia Cameron holds a B.S. in Business and Information Systems, a M. Ed in Curriculum and Computer Education and most recently completed her M. Ed. in Secondary Education and Educational Leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University. Ms. Cameron has been teaching a variety of business technology and media courses at Bullard ISD since 2009. […]

Heidi Camp

Director of Business Office
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Heidi Camp and husband Dennis have two children. They also enjoy the company of one horse, two dogs, and three cats. Heidi’s hobbies include taking her children to all of their activities, running, swimming and horseback riding. Mrs. Camp earned an Associate degree in Computer Science. Before coming to Brook Hill, she worked at an […]

Michelle Chesley

Preschool Teacher
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Michelle Chesley received a B.S. in Psychology from Texas Christian University in 1993 and completed a post-baccalaureate program in Elementary Education at The University of Texas at Tyler in 2001, receiving certification in Pre-K – 4th grade. She taught Pre-K both publically and privately for 9 years; 3 year olds for 1 year; and served […]

David Collins

Assistant Athletic Director; Science (MS,US); Head
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David Collins serves as the Head Varsity Soccer coach, assistant Football Coach, and Science Teacher at The Brook Hill School. Coach Collins received his Bachelor’s degree from East Texas Baptist University and his Master’s in Education from UT Tyler. Coach Collins began his coaching career at East Texas Baptist University where he served as the […]

Erica Covey

Network Technician
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Erica Covey joined the Brook Hill Tech Team in 2016. Mrs. Covey has over 10 years of IT experience and brings valuable knowledge to support our students and teachers with their technology needs.

Julie Dahn

1st Grade Teacher
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Julie Dahn began teaching in New Mexico.  She has also taught in Colorado, Illinois, Nebraska and even Hong Kong.  This has given her the opportunity to teach many age levels within Christian Schools.  She is passionate about sharing God’s love with children and their families. Julie Dahn has a degree in Elementary Education from Concordia […]

Laurie Dawkins

4th Grade Teacher
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Laurie Dawkins is a graduate of The University of Texas at Tyler. She has taught pre-kindergarten for fifteen years in addition to kindergarten and first grade classes. In her spare time, Laurie loves to travel, read, and spend time with family. Her favorite vacation spot is Destin, FL.

Wally Dawkins

Director of Athletics
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Brook Hill Athletic Director Wally Dawkins enters his 7th year at Brook Hill where he has served as Athletic Director for six of those years. Following a 30 year coaching career in Texas public schools, the last 21 of which were at Whitehouse ISD, Dawkins brings his wealth of experience to Brook Hill after coaching […]

Steve Dement

Teacher - History, Government (US)
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The Brook Hill School is the ongoing reality of a vision first realized in 1989 during a Bible study of which Stephen Dement was a part. He refers to Brook Hill as a symphony where God is the conductor who brings in just the right people at just the right time to accomplish His purposes. […]

David Dickerson

David Dickerson teaches ninth-grade Humanities at Brook Hill. Born and raised in Tyler, David earned his BA in Literature from the University of Oklahoma, and his MA in English from Stephen F. Austin State University. At SFA, he taught Composition and Rhetoric for five years, also producing and editing RE:AL, The Journal of Liberal Arts […]

Patti Eden

Teacher - Humanities (MS), Choir (MS/US)
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Patti Eden has been at Brook Hill since 1998 as the middle and upper school choir director. During these years, she has also taught History / English (grades 5,6,7,8,10), Latin, Theater Arts, and coached middle school volleyball for three years. Before coming to Brook Hill she taught English and choir in Jacksonville Middle School and […]

Ila England

Library Media Specialist
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Ila England holds a B.A. in Anthropology from The University of Texas, an Elementary Teaching Certification from Western Washington University, a M.Ed. from The University of Texas at Tyler, and is a Certified Library Media Specialist.  She spent the last 14 years of her 27 year teaching career as the Library Media Specialist at Clarkston […]

Erica Mattay

Assistant Girls Basketball Coach | Middle School Humanities

Erica graduated from The Brook Hill School in 2010. She then received a music scholarship followed by an athletic scholarship to play volleyball, and earned her Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Tyler where she graduated summa cum laude. This is Erica’s second year as a teacher at Brook […]

Renee Evans

LS Teacher Assistant / Cadet Club
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Renee Evans enjoys being a kindergarten teacher assistant and helping the students.  She has worked in church nursery and vacation bible school.  Ms. Evans loves gardening, family movies, and her dog Tula.  She has been a teacher assistant at Brook Hill since 2006.  Two of her three children had the opportunity to attend Brook Hill. […]

Rod Fletcher

Headmaster
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Rod Fletcher grew up in Pasadena, CA and has invested half of his life into educating young people. He began his career in education at Jackson Preparatory School in Jackson, MS. During his tenure at Jackson Prep, he taught courses in Pre-algebra and Algebra, designed and taught a course called Character Exploration that focused on […]

Jason Forrest

Associate Director - Information Technology
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Jason Forrest came to Brook Hill in 2003 to assist in the Technology Department.  He now holds the title of Associate Director of Technology and is instrumental in keeping all systems up and running efficiently.  Jason holds a Certificate of Proficiency in “Information Systems Network Administration” and AAS in “Information Systems Network Administration – Microsoft”  from Tyler […]

Sandra Fritcher

Lower School Principal
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Sandra Fritcher holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Texas Christian University and a Master of Education from The University of Texas at Tyler. Her Texas certification includes self-contained (grades 1-8) and Mid-Management Administration. Mrs. Fritcher has thirteen years experience teaching 6th and 3rd grades, three years as an assistant principal and ten […]

Gary Gardner

Instrumental Music Director

Gary Gardner received a BME from the University of Central Oklahoma in 1988 and a Master’s degree in Education from Cameron University in 2000. He finished a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies in 2017 from Trinity Seminary. Dr. Gardner taught for 24 years before joining the faculty at The Brook Hill School. Those years were spent […]

Shalon Garner

Administrative Assistant to Headmaster
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Shalon Garner earned a B.S. in Journalism from U.T. Tyler and completed the Elementary Teacher’s Certification program at Letourneau University.  Her classroom teaching experience includes both pre-k and kindergarten.  Shalon came to Brook Hill as a teacher’s assistant in 2007.  She has worked with kindergarten, third, fourth, and fifth grades.  Her children, Timber (’13) and Brooks […]

Janda Gragg

Receptionist
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Janda Gragg has been a teacher assistant since 2008.  She has worked with both 1st grade and pre-kindergarten. Mrs. Gragg‘s children also attend Brook Hill.  She has a passion for Jesus and loves spending time with her family.  Her hobbies are reading, shopping, and helping with the youth at church.  

Greg Jones

I am very blessed to be joining the family at Brook Hill School this year as an Upper School Math teacher. After getting my BS in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Arkansas Little Rock, I embarked on a 30 year career with Target Corp in a variety of different Supply Chain and Logistics […]

Hal Brunson

Dr. Brunson holds the bachelor’s and master’s degrees in divinity, the master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies with a major in English literature and a minor in history. He earned the Ph. D. in Humanities from the University of Texas at Dallas with a double concentration in History of Ideas and Comparative Literature. He has served […]

Jennifer Haugh

Kindergarten Teacher
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After growing up in San Antonio, Jennifer Haugh attended Tyler Junior College and graduated from Western Governors University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has worked at Oak Tree Academy for eight years and was named Teacher of the Year in 2005. Most recently Jennifer worked in the educational department […]

Tammy Hayes

Middle School Principal
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Senora Hayes joins us from Brentwood Academy, just outside of Nashville, Tennessee.; however, she is a native Texan. Mrs. Hayes earned her BS in Education from East Texas Baptist University and her Masters of Education from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is married to Roy and they have four children. Her interests include creative […]

Jan Hommel

Museum Director
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Jan Hommel has been a part of The Brook Hill School from the time it was only a vision that God had placed in the heart and mind of Founder Steve Dement. She served as Director of the first Brook Hill Sports Camp, Secretary of Brook Hill’s founding Board of Directors for 12 years, Chairman […]

Tiffany Hubbard

Cheer Coach - (MS/US/LS)
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Tiffany Hubbard is the Cheer Coach of all three squads at The Brook Hill School. She enters her second year at Brook Hill, but has over 17 years experience as a cheer coach. She has coached at the high school and collegiate levels. Tiffany graduated from The University of Texas at Austin in 1997 with […]

Landry Humphries

Associate Director of Admissions - Boarding Students
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Landry Humphries graduated from Brook Hill in 2008 and attended Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication studies. As Associate Director of Admissions, one of Landry’s responsibilities is to travel both domestically and abroad to recruit students who will enhance the global community that is Brook Hill’s […]

Laurie Humphries

Director of Advancement
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As Director of Advancement, Laurie Humphries supervises the Advancement Team.  The Advancement Team is made up of the following departments: Admission and Marketing, Alumni and Family Relations, and Development. She also serves as a liaison between the American Freedom Museum and the school. Laurie attended Texas State University where she studied Speech Communications. She has […]

Jade Van Meter

Admissions Office Assistant
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Jade grew up in Tyler, TX and attended the University of North Texas to study Interior Design. She and her husband, Chris, are raising two beautiful daughters, Nixon and Cohen.  Jade has the distinct privilege of being both an employee at Brook Hill and a mother of a Brook Hill student. She is passionate about […]

Ivan Johnson

Teacher - Math (MS), Head Coach - Girls Basketball
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Coach Johnson graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a B.S. in Mathematics. He also holds a Masters in Counseling from Dallas Baptist University. Coach Johnson begins his third year as head coach after coming from First Baptist Academy in Dallas, where he was the Head Varsity Girls Basketball Coach.  Last year the Lady Guard […]

Kenna Kempton

Kenna Kempton grew up in Southwest Arkansas and graduated from Stephens High School in 1992. She attended Kilgore College from 1992-1994. After marrying Todd Kempton in August 1994, she worked several jobs primarily in the healthcare industry. She began her job at Aetna Insurance in December 1998, where she worked in both claims processing and customer […]

Ken and Lori Dulany

Ken and Lori have a passion for working with students and helping them navigate life. They previously worked fourteen years with the Rafiki Foundation in Ecuador, Ghana and Ethiopia. They helped to develop a residential living center for children and a primary school in Ethiopia. Ken and Lori both received Bachelor of Business Administration degrees […]

Becky Knight

Athletic Department Assistant
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Becky Knight is the Assistant to Athletics at Brook Hill, Assistant Girls Soccer coach, and the Assistant Varsity Girls Track coach. Becky graduated from Auburn University in 2011 with her bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. This will be Becky’s fourth year at Brook Hill and her 3rd season with the Lady Guard Soccer and Track teams. […]

Kyle Ford

Kyle is a native of Whitehouse and a Summa Cum Laude college graduate with a B.A. in Biology and a minor in Health Science from Missouri Baptist University, as well as a two time Academic All-American in men’s basketball. Kyle is the Head Cross Country coach, as well as an Assistant in Boy’s Basketball and […]

Leigh Ann Bugg

Mrs. Bugg is a former Middle School Theatre teacher in Tyler and has an MEd in reading. Mrs. Bugg is excited to be at Brook Hill where her daughter is a student. She loves that part of her job is monitoring recess because she gets to know all of the lower school students. Mrs. Bugg […]

Brock Lemire

Head Coach – Baseball, PreK-5 PE Coach, Asst. Football Coach
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Guard Baseball Head Coach Brock Lemire graduated high school from Nederland High School in 2005. He played collegiately at Tyler Junior College winning the National Junior College World Series in 2007, where he was also named NJCAA Division III National Player of the Year and World Series MVP. After junior college, he played at Lubbock […]

Lisa Larios

My name is Lisa Larios, and I am the art teacher for The Brook Hill Lower School.  I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and am certified to teach all-level art (PK-12).  I taught in Tyler ISD for 16 years as an art teacher at the elementary […]

Lindsey McAlister

Communications Associate
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Lindsey graduated from Auburn University in 2016 with a degree in Journalism–so she already bleeds orange and blue. She loves to tell stories and is excited to tell Brook Hill’s story both within the school and to the surrounding communities. Lindsey loves to laugh, explore new places she’s never been and talk about her quick sprint with ESPN.

Raegan McCallum

Director of Information Technology
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Raegan McCallum began working with Brook Hill during the summer of 2009 as the RenWeb Administrator and moved into the Director of Technology position in 2012.  Mrs. McCallum has over 20 years experience in the Technology field, including professional training, software development, and IT services.  

Shannan McEuen

Teacher - Math (US)
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Shannan McEuen completed her B.S. and M.S. in Mathematics from Stephen F. Austin State University.  She has also taught classes at Stephen F. Austin and Tyler Junior College.  She currently lives in Bullard with her husband and children.  

Michelle Culpepper

Mrs. Culpepper was raised in Dallas, Texas. She is the proudest member of the Fightin’ Texas Aggie Class of 2005. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from Texas A&M University, College Station. Since graduating college, Mrs. Culpepper has taught 1st and 3rd grade, but is looking forward to finding her home […]

Jessica Mize

Teacher - Math (MS)
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Jessica Mize came to know Brook Hill through her attendance and athletic involvement in high school. Jessica taught for two years in the public school system before coming to Brook Hill in 2011. Jessica graduated from Grace Community High School and went on to Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ where she played four […]

Jes Moore

Teacher - Humanities (US)
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Jes Moore is excited to continue his career at Brook Hill as the Humanities Teacher for 10th grade.  He and his wife, Heather, are former boarding parents here at Brook Hill.  Jes earned his bachelor’s degree from Liberty University, an MDIV from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and is currently writing his thesis to complete a ThM […]

Tim Moore

Head Coach – Golf, Assist. Coach Football
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Tim Moore is a long time East Texas Golf coach with many state title’s under his belt. Tim has been a coach for 32 years and is a long time resident of Bullard. Coach Moore is the Head Boy’s and Girl’s coach at Brook Hill. Coach Moore has led the girls golf team at Brook […]

Jamie Whitten

Associate Director of Admissions - Day Students

Jamie Whitten is the Associate Director of Admissions for Day Students. Jamie and her husband are parents to Brook Hill Guards Layne, Blake and Andy. She loves Brook Hill and loves being able to introduce prospective families to our exceptional school and serving them as they navigate the enrollment process. Her family joined the Brook […]

Brian Nelson

Dean of Academics
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Brian Nelson holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Science Education from Oklahoma Baptist University and a Master of Education in Counseling from East Central University. Since joining the Brook Hill faculty in 2005, Mr. Nelson has worked in several facets of the academic program as a physics instructor, academic counselor, and Dean of Academics. […]

Leanne Newman

Kindergarten Teacher
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Leanne Newman brings 18 years of teaching experience to Brook Hill.  She is a graduate of UT Tyler with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education.  Her teaching experience includes teaching kindergarten and first grade.  Mrs. Newman attends Green Acres Baptist Church where she has been a member for over 30 years.  She enjoys spending time […]

Sandy Newsom

3rd Grade Teacher
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Sandy Newsom graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a B.S. in Education.  Her experience in teaching ranges from pre-school through 6th grade and covers 28 years.  She moved here with her family from Midland in 2012 to be near her daughter, son-in-law, and 3 granddaughters.  Sandy enjoys making memories with her grandchildren, writing “words of encouragement” […]

Kathy O’Brien

Teacher - Humanities (US)
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Ms. O’Brien is a graduate of the University of North Texas where she earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in English. She has over twenty-five years experience in public education, three years as a college instructor, and more than fifteen years teaching Advanced Placement and pre-AP English. Ms. O’Brien has two children […]

Brooke Overbeek

LS Teacher Assistant
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Brooke Overbeek earned a B.S. in Speech Therapy form Stephen F. Austin and an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University Chicago. She taught third grade at the A.G. Bell School in Chicago as well as fourth grade at Kriewald Elementary in San Antonio. Brooke has spent the last two years substituting Pk-5 at […]

Pam Hays

From a very young age, I knew I wanted “to be a teacher when I grew up”, but upon graduating from college at the age of 20, I did not feel I was quite assertive enough to teach high school, so I worked outside of education for 10 years. In 1987 I began teaching in […]

Kevin Pierce

Music Teacher - LS
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Kevin Pierce teaches Elementary Music at Brook Hill Lower School.  He received a B.A.in Music Education from Texas A&M University – Commerce with a teaching certification for EC-12.  Mr. Pierce taught band in Pittsburg ISD for two years before returning to Tyler where he grew up.  Following his love of choral singing, Mr. Pierce has […]

Jeanette Ponce

4th Grade Teacher
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Jeanette Ponce earned a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies in Education from The University of Texas at San Antonio and has completed graduate work at The University of Texas at Tyler. She is certified by the state of Texas for self-contained (Grades 1-8) and Elementary Reading. Mrs. Ponce has taught Pre-Kindergarten, 3rd grade and […]

Austin Reed

Teacher - Bible (US); Assist. Coach Football, Soccer, Baseball
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Austin Reed has served the Brook Hill School as a football coach for the offensive and defensive line since 2008. Before coming to The Brook Hill School, he served as a volunteer football coach for Thornton Middle School in Thornton, Colorado, as he was working on his Master’s degree. Coach Reed has had the privilege […]

Reta Spradlin

Reta Spradlin graduated Magna Cum Laude from LeTourneau University in Longview, TX in 2008, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Ms. Spradlin taught the last seven years for Tyler ISD at Dixie Elementary: three years in 2nd grade and four years in 3rd grade. After teaching in public schools she wanted to find a […]

James Rhea

Study Hall Supervisor; Assist. Coach Football, Track, Basketball
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Les Rhea came to Brook Hill after retiring from the public school system in May 2011.  He joined Brook Hill after 33 years in the public education. He holds a BSE in Physical Education and History.  He also attended the Missionary Baptist Seminary in Little Rock, Arkansas taking many Bible language courses.  He also is […]

Shawn Rhoads

Director of Residence Life
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It has been Mr. Rhoads’ pleasure to serve at Brook Hill for several years.  He has worked with young people for the entirety of his professional career.  He served in Vienna, Austria as a teacher and administrator and here at Brook Hill as a teacher, Director of Campus life, and Principal.  He is now heading […]

Abigail Rickards

Teacher - Science (US)
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Abbey Jeske graduated summa cum laude from LeTourneau University with a B.S. in Engineering Physics.  She served there for two years as a teaching assistant in calculus-based physics.  During the summers she completed two research stints with LeTourneau in radio astronomy and one fellowship at LSU in loop quantum cosmology.  Her hobbies include hiking, sewing, […]

Robin Bynum

Robin attended East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. She has a BSE, Bachelor of Secondary Education and a Composite Social Studies certification. She loves history and could not choose just one discipline! The Composite Social Studies certification allowed her to study state, national, and world history along with government, economics and several other related subjects. It […]

Benjamin Rogers

Teacher
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Benjamin Rogers came to Brook Hill from East Texas Baptist University where he received both his B.A. in Religion and M.A. in Religion.  His teaching experience includes teaching undergraduate courses as a graduate student teaching assistant.  His ministry experience consists of working in youth and college ministries and serving on ETBU’s Baptist Student Ministry.  Benjamin […]

Michelle Rozell

Upper School Principal
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Michelle Rozell earned her Bachelor of Science in Mathematics at the University of Texas in Tyler. After spending time as a full-time mom, Mrs. Rozell joined the Brook Hill community on a part-time basis as upper school math teacher in 1998. She quickly moved to full-time status and spent 12 years in the classroom both […]

Sara Scarborough

Sara Scarborough serves as the Associate Director of Special Events and has been a part of the Brook Hill family since 2015. She graduated from Tyler Junior College and then transferred to the University of Texas at Arlington to complete her Bachelor’s in Public Relations. She continued her passion for education and athletics to complete […]

Holly Savage

5th Grade Teacher
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Holly Savage has been a part of the Brook Hill community since the opening of the Lower School at the Bullard Southern Baptist Church campus.  She has been actively involved during these years as a substitute teacher and parent volunteer while enjoying her time as a stay-at-home mom to three children who now range from […]

Sherry Smith

Sherry Smith was born and raised in Palestine, Texas.  She earned her B.S. in Elementary Education from Stephen F. Austin.  She is certified by the state of Texas in elementary education K-8, with a minor in reading.  Sherry recently retired from public education after teaching first grade for 34 years.  She is looking forward to […]

Mallory Simmons

Assistant Volleyball Coach

Mallory Simmons attended high school at Robert E Lee, where she played volleyball all 4 years. Mallory graduated from college in May 2016 from Texas Woman’s University with a degree in Business Administration, playing Volleyball for the university during her three years there. Mallory is excited to be the assistant volleyball coach and lower school […]

Marty Smith

1st Grade Teacher
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Marty Smith earned her B.S. in Elementary Education at Texas A & M University with an Early Childhood Endorsement.  She is certified by the state of Texas in kindergarten and elementary education K-8 with a reading specialization.  She has over 12 years of experience teaching first grade.  Mrs. Smith enjoys cooking and spending time with […]

Vicki Smith

Administrative Assistant - Ornelas Hall
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Vicki Smith and husband Tres have two children and enjoy Friday Family Fun Nights consisting of ordering a pizza and watching a movie or playing games. Vicki enjoys watching and black and white movies – especially those with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly. In their free time the family enjoys camping and has travelled to […]

Tammy Stephenson

Administrative Assistant to Lower School Principal
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Tammy Stephenson is married to Chuck and they have 2 children: Michelle (’10) and Bryan (’12) – both graduates of Brook Hill.  She enjoys date night wither her family, reading, cooking and playing with her dog, Sampson.  She received her associate of science from Lon Morris, and she then studied business and education at Sam […]

Susan Weippert

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Jacksonville State University in Jacksonville State Alabama. I have over 32 years of experience working with children as a preschool Teacher, Childcare Center Director, and, for the last 15 years, a Children’s Minister at a Church. I am excited to work at Brook Hill because I […]

Suzan Chadwell

Suzan has a passion for student ministry and sharing the love of Jesus with children and youth. As the school nurse, her goal is to treat the ‘whole’ student as she sees to their mental, physical and spiritual needs.  Suzan has an Associate Degree in Nursing, a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration and 38 years […]

Suzanne Shelton

I have a passion for teaching students about art because it has been my experience that all students can be successful in some capacity in the visual arts. Art encompasses far more than drawing and I am delighted to be able to facilitate student success by introducing them to a variety of art media through […]

Kimberly Tollett

LS Teacher Assistant
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Kim Tollett has worked at Brook Hill since 2007 as a first grade teaching assistant.  Her hobbies are reading, boating and spending time with her family.  

Jacki Travis

Development Asst
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Jacki Travis has been a part of Brook Hill since 2001, when her husband, Kent Travis, joined the faculty of the Humanities department. She joined the Brook Hill staff in 2012 as Development Assistant. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1997 with a degree in Vocational Rehabilitation and a minor in deaf […]

Kent Travis

Teacher - Humanities (US), Dept. Chair
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Kent Travis holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master of Humanities from the University of Dallas. Mr. Travis came to Brook Hill in the fall of 2001, lured by the vision and the possibilities of what could be done in East Texas, just south of Tyler. […]

Celia Tucker

Academic Counselor
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Celia Tucker earned a B.A. in Speech and English Education and a M.A. in Counseling from Louisiana Tech University.  Celia has provided academic, college, and career guidance to students and their families for over twenty years as a state of Texas certified school counselor.  Mrs. Tucker enjoys playing percussion and is an avid racquetball player. […]

Sualua Tupolo

Chef Sualua was born in American Samoa, Hawaii. He has served as an Exclusive Chef for three Governors of American Samoa, preparing meals for special government functions, legislators and heads of state. He also has held chef positions with prestigious hotels and fine restaurants in the U.S. and American Samoa where he was able to open […]

Ronda Utz

Teacher - Spanish (MS, US)
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Ronda Utz earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism with a minor in English from Texas A&M University. She later went on to receive a teaching certificate from the University of Texas at Tyler. She has many years of experience teaching in bilingual education in New Summerfield ISD and Tyler ISD. She most recently taught […]

Jenny Wallace

Teacher - Science (MS)
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After 31 years in public education, Jenny Wallace is excited to teach science from a biblical point of view at Brook Hill.  Jenny has taught 6th grade science at Whitehouse ISD for 24 years.  She taught pre-AP classes, served as department chair, and coordinated UIL for her campus. Mrs. Wallace holds a Bachelor of Science […]

Tony Welty

Director of Finance & Operations
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Mr. Welty attended the University of Mississippi where he earned a B.B.A in Banking and Finance. Mr. Welty also earned a professional diploma from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin – Madison and attended Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania where he earned a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree. Mr. Welty […]

Regenea White

Boarding Parent for Boys
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Regenea White serves as the administrative assistant for our Residential Life Program.  Regenea served as a boarding parent for eight years before transitioning and has been a foster parent through to over twenty-seven girls ages 10-18.  Regenea has been involved in Children’s Ministry for more than 10 years as Sunday School teacher and Children’s Ministry […]

Whitney Figueroa

Whitney Figueroa has lived in East Texas for 11 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Tyler, where she also majored in English and History. Mrs. Figueroa taught in the public school setting for six years. She is overjoyed to join The Brook Hill School, where […]

Mary Ann Williford

Teacher - Math (US), Dept. Chair Math
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Mrs. Williford received her B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin and her M.S. in Mathematics from Texas A & M, Commerce. She is married to George, and they have been blessed with two children and five grandchildren. She has experience in teaching at the high school and college levels and says […]

Candise Wise

Head Volleyball Coach, Assistant Basketball Coach, Assistant Softball Coach
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This is Candise’s first year to take over the Lady Guard program as  Head Volleyball Coach. She has been an assistant for both softball and volleyball for the past 3 years. Candise pursued both volleyball and softball in her recruiting process for college, where she then chose to play softball at Trinity Valley Community College. She […]

Shirley Wood

Shirley Wood is from Washington, Indiana, a small town south of Indianapolis. She attended Vincennes University in Vincennes, Indiana where she obtained two associate degrees – one culinary arts and one in hotel restaurant management. After graduating, Shirley moved to Tyler to be closer to family. Her first job was as an Executive Chef at […]