Rachel Abston

Teacher - 1st Grade (LS)

Christie Adams

Teacher - Chemistry (US)

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

Attendance Clerk (US); Assistant to Dean of Students and Campus Safety; Assistant to Campus Life
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Melissa Adkins has worked with children of all ages in the education field for over 12 years in a variety of ways. She has been with Brook Hill over five years and now serves as the US attendance clerk, and the administrative assistant to the Dean of Students as well as the Campus Life Department.  […]

Jacob Agnew

Teacher - Math (US), Head Coach-Boys Basketball, Assist. Coach Football & Track

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

Director of Admissions & Marketing

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 […]

Kurt Anderson

Middle and Upper School Chef

Chef Kurt is a native of Louisiana and attended LSU before receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Letourneau University. He is currently working on his Masters in Strategic Leadership from Letourneau. Kurt and his wife Sarah have three children and are expecting their fourth in August of 2018. Kurt’s culinary background includes Cajun […]

Stephanie Attebery

Teacher - 3rd Grade (LS)
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Stephanie Attebery is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University with a BA in Elementary Education.  She has taught school for 19 years in Louisiana, Chapel Hill, and Tyler. Mrs. Attebery and her husband, Philip Attebery, have lived in Tyler for 26 years and have a daughter and a son.  She and her family are actively […]

Glenn Ballard

Director of Fine Arts, Drama (MS/US)

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 […]

JoAnn Batis

Teacher - 2nd Grade (LS)

JoAnn Batis was raised in Tyler and graduated with a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Stephen F. Austin. She has shared her passion of teaching in 2nd-5th Grade. She is married to Mike and has one daughter, Julia. Her family has been a member of Green Acres Baptist Church for 18 years. […]

Angeleta Beekman

Admissions Office Assistant
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Angeleta Epp Beekman grew up in Colorado and Tyler, Texas She raised her own four children in Iowa and Louisiana eventually bringing them full circle to her beloved East Texas. Angeleta was called to the Baptist Missionary Association Theological Seminary after working 9.5 years in the Admissions department at the University of Texas at Tyler. […]

Ginger Bell

Director of Residential Student Care
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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 current responsibilities at Brook Hill include developing and maintain relationships with over 600 graduates and their families. In addition, she gets to promote the myriad of programs the school offers while welcoming new […]

Heidi Berry

Teacher - 2nd Grade (LS)
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Heidi has been been married to her husband, John, for 16 years. They have two boys, Reece and Blake, who will both be at Brook Hill this fall. They attend and serve at Rose Heights Church. Heidi is a a lifelong resident of Tyler. She graduated from Tyler Junior College in 1999 with an Associate […]

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 […]

Bobby Brasher

Dean of Students; Director Campus Safety

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 […]

Debbie Brinkley

Teacher - Spanish (US)

I received a Bachelor of Science in Music Education from Dallas Baptist University and a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Master’s International University of Divinity. I served as a missionary in South America for 26 years where I learned to love the Spanish language and culture of Latin American people. I taught in […]

Ryan Brown

On-Campus Police Officer

Ryan Brown, native of North Carolina, graduated from Garner High School in 2003. At the end of 2005 he joined the U.S. Navy. He was stationed on the U.S.S. Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) in Norfolk, Virginia from 2006-2010. During this time, he was deployed twice to assist with Operation Iraqi Freedom. He met his […]

Pat Brunson

Teacher - Science (US)

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 seventeen years teaching middle and upper school biological sciences to include AP Biology and Anatomy and Physiology. Mrs. Brunson has also taught a variety […]

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 […]

Travis Bunger

Teacher - Science (US), Dept. Chair Science

Travis has been teaching Chemistry and Environmental Science at Brook Hill since 2008. He and his wife Kelly have three daughters: Macey, Lily and Carsen. 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 […]

Robin Bynum

Curriculum Coordinator at The American Freedom Museum
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Robin attended East Texas Baptist University in Marshall, Texas. She has a BSE, Bachelor of Secondary Education with 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 […]

Lisa Callens

Teacher - 5th Grade (LS)

Georgia Cameron

Director of Technology and Innovation
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Georgia Cameron holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Information Systems and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum, 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. She also served as the UIL Academic Coordinator, Bullard Middle […]

Heidi Camp

Director of Business Office

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 […]

Hilliary Cheatham

Associate Director of Boarding Admissions
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Hilliary Cheatham grew up in Texas, and though Tyler is home to most of her family, she only recently moved to Tyler herself. Before working at Brook Hill, Hilliary lived in China on the mission field where she worked for Show Hope’s care centers for orphans with special medical needs. Each of the sweet, strong, […]

Michelle Chesley

Teacher - Pre-K (LS)

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 has taught Pre-K both publically and privately for 14 years; 3 year olds for 1 year, and […]

David Collins

Assistant Athletic Director; Science (MS,US); Head

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 […]

Toni Collins

Teacher - 2nd Grade (LS)

My family and I have been a part of The Brook Hill School since 2013 when we enrolled our two daughters, Kaytlin and Channing. Our youngest, a son, Halden soon followed, with me close in tow as I became ready to return to the classroom myself. Brook Hill and the relationships we have built here […]

Laurie Dawkins

Teacher - 4th Grade (LS)

Laurie Dawkins is a graduate of The University of Texas at Tyler. She is beginning her 9th year as a 4th grade teacher. She has also taught Pre-kindergarten, Kindergarten and 1st grade.  In her spare time, Laurie loves to travel, read and spend time with family. Her favorite vacation spot is Destin, Florida.

Wally Dawkins

Director of Athletics

Wally Dawkins enters his 10th year at Brook Hill where he has served as Athletic Director. 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 high school football, girls and boys basketball, track, tennis, […]

Steve Dement

Teacher - U.S. History and Government (US)

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. […]

Malcolm Dotson

Teacher - Computer (US); US Study Hall; Coach

Penny Driggers

Boarding Parent

Patti Eden

Teacher - Humanities (MS), Choir (MS/US)

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 (LS)

Ila England is the library media specialist at the Lower School. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from The University of Texas at Austin, an Elementary Teaching Certification from Western Washington State University, M.Ed. from The University of Texas at Tyler, and is a Certified Library Media Specialist. Before coming to Brook Hill, she spent […]

Wes English

Teacher - Humanities (MS/US)

Renee Evans

LS Teacher Assistant / Cadet Club
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Renee Evans enjoys being a Pre-kindergarten teacher assistant at Brook Hill and looks forward to smiling faces and sweet hugs each day. She also works in her church nursery most Sundays. Ms. Evans is the mother of three children, two of which attended Brook Hill. She is a proud grandmother of three beautiful grandchildren as […]

Amy Fitzgerald

Teacher - Humanities (MS)

Rod Fletcher

Head of School

Rod Fletcher grew up in Pasadena, CA and has invested over 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 […]

Jason Forrest

Director of Information Technology

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 […]

Megan Foster

Teacher - 3rd Grade (LS)

Sonya Fox


Sonya Fox joined the Brook Hill family as a substitute teacher in 2013 after retiring her position in the Neonatal ICU at Children’s Medical Center in Dallas, TX. She later became full time staff as a teacher assistant for the Lower School and now currently serves as the Registrar for The Brook Hill School. Sonya […]

Gary Gardner

Instrumental Music and Orchestra Director
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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

Assistant to the Headmaster; Director of Human Resources
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Shalon Garner earned a B.S. in Journalism from U.T. Tyler in 1990 and is currently working toward her Master’s in Human Resources. Her children, Timber (’13) and Brooks (’16), came to Brook Hill in 2006 and she joined the Brook Hill staff in 2007. Ms. Garner enjoys reading, golf, and spending time with her children.

Janda Gragg

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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.  

Hayley Griffin

Teacher - 2nd Grade (LS)

Julie Hanks

Assistant to Academics; Assistant to Upper School Principal
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Julie has been married to my high school sweetheart, Dee, for over 34 years! She graduated college with my nursing degree and worked as a Registered Nurse specializing in pediatrics and neonatology. Mrs. Hanks retired from nursing and volunteered at Green Acres Baptist Church teaching Sunday school and in the community with the Women’s Symphony […]

Karey Harrel

Assistant to Residence Life

Karey Harrel was at home with her family before coming to The Brook Hill School. She and her husband, Clay, have two sons John Clay and Christopher who attend the Lower School. When their children began school at The Brook Hill School she did too. Outside of school, Karey enjoys spending time with her family or […]

Jennifer Haugh

Teacher - Pre-Kindergarten (LS)

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 […]

Pam Hays

Librarian (MS/US); Academic Contest Coordinator; Asst. SPARC Coordinator

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 […]

Savannah Holik

Dance Instructor

Savannah Holik is the Dance Instructor at The Brook Hill School. For 12 years she has trained dancers of all levels in ballet, tap, lyrical and jazz in the local area. For 12 years, she has managed the creative vision of these groups. Savannah received a BS from Sam Houston State University. Her dance training […]

Paige Holland

Teacher - Study Hall (MS)

Jan Hommel

Museum Director

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 […]

Jereme Hubbard

Equipment and Athletic Facilities Manager; Head Middle School Baseball Coach and Assistant Football Coach

Jereme has been involved with the athletic department in a variety of ways over the last three years, volunteering as an assistant football coach as well as helping out with the basketball and baseball programs. Jereme spent the last 14 years self-employed in the oil and gas industry, but has now joined Brook Hill full-time, […]

Tiffany Hubbard

Teacher - Math (MS); Cheer Coach; Director of Cadets

Tiffany Hubbard is the Cheer Coach of all three squads at The Brook Hill School. She will begin her first year as the Director of The Brook Hill Cadets. She enters her fifth year at Brook Hill, but has over 17 years experience as a cheer coach. She has coached at the high school and […]

Emily Hukill

Nurse (Lower School)

Emily is a third generation graduate of the Tyler Junior College Vocational Nursing Program, following in the footsteps of my mom and grandmother. During her schooling, she quickly learned that she wanted to work in the lives of children or in a fast paced clinical environment. School Nursing provided both and so much more. She […]

Laurie Humphries

Director of Advancement

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 […]

Earnest Hunter

US Study Hall; Assistant Coach to Football, Track & Basketball

Hunter Landrum

Assistant Football & Track Coach

Ivan Johnson

Middle School Assistant Principal and Director of Diversity

Mr. Johnson joined Brook Hill in 2014 as a Math teacher and coach. Since then he has also served as our Director of Diversity and began serving as the Middle School Assistant Principal in 2019. Mr. Johnson graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a B.S. in Mathematics. He went on to earn a […]

Greg Jones

Teacher - Math & Science (US)

Greg retired after a 30 year career in Supply Chain Logistics with Target and joined Brook Hill in 2015. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from the University of Arkansas Little Rock and loves trying to make math fun and interesting and getting a chance to have a positive Christian influence on […]

Kelly King

Teacher - Economics (US)

Kelly has been married to her husband, Davlin, for 19 years. They have four children, Jacob, AJ, Jacy & Tripp. The King family attends Green Acres Baptist Church and lives in Bullard. Kelly is a two time graduate of Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science and a Masters in Business Administration. She has taught […]

Lisa Larios

Teacher - Art (LS)

Mrs. Larios earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. She gained 15 years of art teaching experience as an employee of Tyler ISD and is beginning her third year at The Brook Hill School as the Lower School art teacher. Mrs. Larios is passionate about encouraging children of all […]

Bill Littlefield

Transportation Coordinator; Head Girl's Golf Coach

Mr. Littlefield retired from Texas public schools after 31 years of teaching and coaching. His wife was transferred to New Jersey with her job where he became Director of Basking Ridge Golf Academy for six years. He returned to Longview in 2012 to become the Head Men’s and Women’s Golf Coach at LeTourneau University until […]

Ben Longenecker

Teacher - Physics (US); Boarding Parent

Ben joined the Brook Hill team after teaching at an international school in Wuhan, China, for 9 years.  Ben earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University in 2003 and a Master of Education from Texas A&M University in 2005.  Ben loves working with students and desires to support them as […]

Jessica Longenecker

Boarding Parent

Danny Loudermilk

Teacher - Middle School Computer
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Danny Loudermilk holds a B.A. in Christian Ministries from Taylor University. Prior to teaching, Danny spent a decade working in summer camp ministries such as SpringHill Camps and Sky Ranch as a part of their middle school programs. At Brook Hill, Danny is excited to teach middle school students about computers and technology as well […]

Erica Mattay

Teacher - Humanities (US)

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 third year as a teacher at Brook […]

Lindsey McAlister

Communications Associate
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Lindsey is from Alabama and has a degree in Journalism from Auburn University. She found her way to East Texas via a summer internship at Pine Cove. She loves telling a story through various media outlets and getting to tell Brook Hill’s story through photos, videos and print both within the school and to the […]

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 taught math courses at Brook Hill for over 10 years as well as teaching courses at TJC and SFA. She currently lives in Bullard with her husband and their four children.  

Gayla McKnight

Academic Intervention Specialist (LS)

Gayla McKnight holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M-Commerce and a Certificate of Learning Therapy (Dyslexia Remediation) and Master of Education from Southern Methodist University, Dallas. She is certified by the state of Texas in elementary education (grades 1-8), is a Certified Academic Language Therapist and a Texas Licensed Dyslexia Therapist. […]

Jessica Mize

Director of Academic Center for Excellence; SPARC Coordinator

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)

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 […]

Meri Mullicane

Lower School Assistant Principal and LEAP Director

With over 30 years of experience in education, a B.S. in Elementary Education and a Master of Education, Mrs. Mullicane is eager to help Brook Hill’s students realize their potential. Her experience as a district coordinator for dyslexia has given her the wisdom to provide valuable feedback to teachers and administrators on best practices, curriculum […]

Jon Murry

Boarding Parent for Girls

Jon Murry is from Tyler. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Texas at Tyler and a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Amber University. His work experience spans over a decade of private practice, hospital treatment centers and therapeutic counseling in various settings from wilderness camps to […]

Tawni Newburn

Boarding Program Monitor; Medical Assistant

Leanne Newman

Teacher - Kindergarten (LS)

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 traveling spending […]

Kathy O’Brien

Teacher - Humanities (US)

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 English. Ms. O’Brien has two children and five […]

Brooke Overbeek

Teacher - Kindergarten (LS)

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 […]

Kevin Pierce

Music Teacher - LS

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

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 […]

Meagan Potter

Special Events Coordinator

Jordan Price

Assistant Baseball Coach; Teacher - P.E. (LS)

Coach Price is from Longview and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology Education from LeTourneau University. At LeTourneau, he was a four-year pitcher, two time all-conference player (2013-2014) and conference champion in 2014. Price led his team in appearances all four years. He played fro the East Texas PumpJacks in 2013 where he reached and […]

Alyssa Quini

Head Girl's Soccer Coach

Austin Reed

Teacher - Bible (Department Chair); Junior Bible Teacher; Head Baseball Coach, Assistant Football and Soccer Coach.
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Austin Reed has been a part of the Brook Hill community since 2007. He currently serves Brook Hill as their Bible Department Chair, the Junior Bible teacher, and as the Interim Head Baseball Coach, assistant coach in football, and soccer. Austin graduated with a B.A. in Christian Ministries from Ouachita Baptist University. He, then, continued […]

Jerrie Reynolds

Director of Health Services
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A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, she attended Randall University in Moore, OK and Oklahoma State University in Oklahoma City. Jerrie made her way to East Texas in 1993. She has worked as a nurse for 26 years in various areas including Oncology and campus nurse for LeTourneau University. She has been married to her husband […]

Shawn Rhoads

Director of Residence Life, Director of Ministry

It has been Mr. Rhoads’ pleasure to serve at Brook Hill since 2004.  He has worked with young people for the entirety of his professional career. Mr. Rhoads has served in a variety of roles such as, teacher, Director of Campus Life, and principal. He currently serves as the Director of Residence Life and Director […]

Benjamin Rogers

Teacher - Bible (MS)

Benjamin Rogers came to Brook Hill from East Texas Baptist University where he received both his B.A. in Biblical Studies and M.A. in Religion. His has taught at Brook Hill for 4 years while serving as youth pastor at Bullard Southern Baptist Church. Benjamin enjoys playing music as well as studying theology and mythology. He […]

Michelle Rozell

Upper School Principal

Mrs. Rozell graduated from The University of Texas at Tyler with a B.S. in Mathematics and has been a part of Brook Hill since its second year of existence in 1998. She taught both middle and upper school math for several years before starting the Academic Center for Excellence in 2011. Mrs. Rozell began serving […]

Scott Ryle

Head Football Coach
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Coach Ryle is in his second season at the helm of the Brook Hill football program after returning Brook Hill football team to TAPPS playoffs in 2016. Previously, Coach Ryle served as the Head Coach at North Cobb Christian, a private Christian school just outside of Atlanta, Georgia, where he took a program that had been […]

Holly Savage

Teacher - 5th Grade (LS)

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. She has taught 5th grade at Brook Hill for the past four years. Mrs. Savage […]

Suzanne Shelton

Visual Art & AP Studio Teacher (MS/US)
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Suzanne has a passion for teaching students about art because she believes that most students can be successful in some capacity in the visual arts. Art encompasses far more than drawing and it is her goal to facilitate student success by introducing them to a variety of art media through a relevant and rigorous curriculum. […]

Andrea Shustella

Boarding Parent

Andrea and her husband, Kris, have 4 children, Kaleb, Noah, Brady and Mercy Grace. They are apart of The Branch Community Church in Bullard where Kris serves as one of the pastors. One of their favorite ways to serve together as a family is through packing sack lunches and handing them out under the Gentry […]

Kris Shustella

PK-8th Grade Principal
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Mr. Shustella received his Bachelor of Biblical Studies from Luther Rice Seminary and a Master of Education in Education Administration from Lamar University. Kris’s zeal for education began during his time as a youth minister and pastor. Driven to minister to students beyond the church walls, Kris earned his teaching credentials and began his career […]

Lauren Sikes

Assistant to Athletics; Assistant Volleyball Coach

Mallory Simmons

Assistant Volleyball Coach; Assistant Basketball Coach; Lower School PE Aide; Athletic Department Assistant
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This is Mallory’s second year at Brook Hill and second year for coaching volleyball and basketball. She played college volleyball at Texas Woman’s University. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. Mallory’s hobbies include spending time with her family, traveling, playing sports and being at the lake. She is excited to be a part […]

Brandy Smith

Business Associate
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Brandy was born and raised in Tyler. She attended Chapel Hill High School and graduated from UT Tyler with a degree in Accounting in 2001. She was a stay at home mom before joining the Brook Hill team. She is married to Brandon and has three daughters at school at Brook Hill – Hannah, Caroline […]

Jenn Smith

Development Assistant

Pollianne Smith

Director of Academics (PK-12th)

Mrs. Smith has acquired 26 years of experience in the field of education.  She completed her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas and her Master of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University. Mrs. Smith’s educational philosophy is founded on fostering academic excellence and student-centered learning, ensuring that all students are provided […]

Marty Smith

Teacher - 1st Grade (LS)

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 17 years of experience teaching first grade. Mrs. Smith enjoys cooking and spending time with […]

Sherry Smith

Teacher - 1st Grade (LS)

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 […]

Vicki Smith

Administrative Assistant to the Middle School Principal
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Vicki Smith and husband, Tres, have two children who are both graduates from the Brook Hill School: Tanner (’16) and KayKay (’17). Vicki has a passion for the Middle School years. She and her husband were youth leaders before they started their family for seven years, even during this time she worked with the Middle […]

Reta Spradlin

Teacher - Kindergarten (LS)

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 seven years for Tyler ISD at Dixie Elementary: three years in 2nd grade and four years in 3rd grade. This will be her third year to teach Kindergarten at Brook Hill. […]

Anthony Springer

Head Coach - Softball, Cross Country, PreK-5 PE Coach

Tammy Stephenson

Administrative Assistant to Lower School Principal

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 […]

Abbigail Thomsen

Associate Director of Enrollment & Financial Aid
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Jacki Travis

Development Associate

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

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 College Counselor

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 five years as a State of Texas Certified School Counselor. Mrs. Tucker enjoys playing percussion and is an avid racquetball […]

Ronda Utz

Teacher - Spanish (MS, US); Foreign Language Chairperson

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)

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 […]

Kostin Wallace

Assistant Football Coach; Assistant Track Coach

Kostin graduated from Whitehouse High School in 2014 where he played defensive line and threw the shot put. He graduated from TJC in 2017 with an Associates in Kinesiology and is currently pursuing his bachelors in Kinesiology at UTT. Kostin began working at the Brook Hill School in February of 2016 as the shot and […]

Travis Walter

Teacher - 4th Grade (LS)

Matthew Warnock

Teacher - Speech, Yearbook & Test Prep (US)

Tony Welty

Director of Finance & Operations

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

Administrative Assistant to the Director of Res Life

Regenea White serves as the Administrative Assistant for our Residential Life Program. Regenea served as a boarding parent for seven years. Regenea has been a foster parent of a therapeutic group home to over twenty-seven girls ages 10-18. She has been involved ministry as a Sunday School teacher, Youth Leader, Woman’s Ministry and as the […]

Jamie Whitten

Associate Director of Admissions - Day Students

Jamie Whitten is the Associate Director of Admissions for Day Students. Jamie came to Brook Hill first as a mom. She and her husband, Jason, are parents to Brook Hill Guards Layne, Blake and Andy. Her family joined the Brook Hill Family in the 2014 school year and she joined the Admissions Office full time […]

Stephanie Williams

Girls Basketball Head Coach; Director of Campus Life

Stephanie graduated from East Texas Baptist University with a Bachelors in Secondary Education English as well as a minor in Kinesiology. She has a Masters Degree in Sports Leadership from East Texas Baptist University. She is married to John Williams, who is the music teacher at Caldwell Elementary. Stephanie and John have a two sons: […]

Mary Ann Williford

Teacher - Math (US), Dept. Chair Math

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 […]

Joey Wilson

Teacher - Math (US); Head Track Coach; Offensive Line Coach; Special Team Coordinator

Joey Wilson is beginning his 39th year in education as a teacher and coach.  After 36 years in public education, Coach Wilson is beginning his third year at Brook Hill teaching mathematics, coaching football and as the head track coach. He holds a M.ED degree from McNeese State University and a B.S.ED degree from Lamar University. He was […]

Scott Wilson

Scott Wilson is originally from Fairfield. He spent two years attending Navarro Junior College before heading down to Sam Houston State University to pursue his Bachelor’s Degree in Management Information Systems. Scott and his wife, Jaiha, have three kids that attend The Brook Hill School. Scott’s background is finance and he is also a former […]

Mallory Winkler

Athletic Trainer (Azalea Orthopedics & Sports Medicine)

Cheri Wise

Teacher's Aide - Pre-K (LS)

Candise Wise

Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director; Head Volleyball Coach; Assistant Softball Coach
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Candise has been a part of the Brook Hill Family for 4 years. This is Candise’s third year as the Lady Guard Head Volleyball Coach. She’s also the Administrative Assistant to the Athletic Director. She graduated from University of Texas at Tyler with her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. She hold an Associate’s degree from […]