Rachel Abston

Teacher - 1st Grade (LS)

Rachel is a graduate of East Texas Baptist University (’04) where she received her Bachelor’s in Elementary Education.  She has taught in Tyler ISD and is thrilled to be a part of The Brook Hill School.  After being away for a few years she quickly realized her heart was in the classroom. In her spare […]

Christie Adams

Teacher - Spanish(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 Marketing & Communications/Admissions-Boarding

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 […]

Sarah Alders

Humanities (MS)

Growing up in a military family, Sarah moved fourteen times but eventually she and her family called College Station, Texas, home. Sarah earned her B.A. in English with a minor in business at Texas A&M University and then taught Pre-AP English I in Katy, Texas. Following her first year of teaching, Sarah earned her M.Ed. […]

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’s and Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Stephen F. Austin. She has shared her passion of teaching in 2nd-5th grade and she joined Brook Hill in the Fall of 2016. She believes in Brook Hill and considers it a privilege to teach here. JoAnn […]

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’s of Science in Education and a Master’s of Education from The University of Texas at Tyler. Her current responsibilities as Director of Residential Student Care allow her to support and encourage the students in the boarding houses.  You might say she is the “mom on the hill” overseeing the boarding […]

Heidi Berry

Teacher - 2nd Grade (LS)
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Heidi and her husband, John, have two boys, Reece and Blake, who are students at Brook Hill.  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’s in Arts. Heidi continued her education at Stephen F. Austin where […]

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 […]

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

Teaching Assistant (LS)

Leigh Ann Bugg has worked with student in grades PreK-8 in various educational capacities. She has a BA in Theatre and a MEd. in Reading. Leigh Ann loves helping  students and teachers have a good school year. She also enjoys helping students through intervention. She is a willing volunteer and works with community organizations in […]

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)

Lisa Callens and her husband, Jeff, have three children, Bailee, Jacee (‘17) and Brady (’22) and one son-in-love, Joey.  She has taught 2nd, 3rd , 4th  grade and currently teaches 5th grade at the Lower School.  She grew up in White Oak, TX and  graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor’s Degree […]

Haley Campbell

Director of Development
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Haley is a Brook Hill Graduate, class of 2006. She received her BA in Health and Kinesiology from The University of Texas at Tyler in 2009. Prior to staying home with her two children, she worked as a Community Outreach Coordinator and Clinical Manager for the Cancer Foundation for Life, a local non-profit. Haley is […]

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 […]

Rachel Carlton

Lower School Strings Teacher

Rachel Carlton grew up in southeast Texas and began playing the violin at the age of 11 in the public schools of Beaumont, Texas. She graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in both Violin Performance and Music Education from Lamar University. While at Lamar, Rachel performed with the Beaumont Symphony Orchestra and studied with Dr. Eduard Schmieder, […]

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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 – 6th grade with an Early Childhood Endorsement. She has taught Pre-K and 3-year-olds both publicly and privately, and served as […]

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 […]

Spencer Collum

Technology Systems Administrator
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Spencer Collum joined The Brook Hill School in March of 2018, after graduating from UT Tyler in December of 2017. He has an Associate’s in Computer Science as well as a Bachelor’s in Computer Information Systems. During his free time, he enjoys an active lifestyle, of rock climbing, mountain biking, and weightlifting.

Jerry Courtney

Head Baseball Coach/Lower School PE

Jerry Courtney came to Brook Hill in 2019 after a successful 17 year stint as the Head Baseball Coach at All Saints in Tyler.   His team’s won over 300 games during that time, including 9 District Championships, 5 trips to the State Tournament and a 3-A State Championship in 2009. Coach Courtney is a 2001 […]

Kristen Courtney

Assistant to the Head of School
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Kristen Courtney is the Administrative Assistant to the Head of School. She and Jerry Courtney, Head Baseball Coach and Lower School P.E. Teacher, have been married since 2001and have three children Calvi (’25), Charlotte (’29), Grace (’29). 

Shelly Crowell

Teacher - Math (MS,US)

Shelly Crowell earned a B.S. in Human Development and has served over twenty years in a variety of teaching positions.  She considers it a privilege to serve at Brook Hill and has a passion for helping students of all ages realize their potential.  Besides spending time with her family, Shelly enjoys reading, hiking and playing […]

Lexie Davidson

Marketing Associate

Lexie Davidson is a photographer and graphic designer now based in Tyler, TX, after a recent move from Buena Vista, Colorado. After graduating from Oklahoma State University with a major in Strategic Communications, Lexie chose to forgo working within her field of study in order to move to a small mountain town and gain expertise […]

Laurie Dawkins

Teacher - 4th Grade (LS)

Laurie Dawkins is a graduate of The University of Texas at Tyler. She is beginning her 11th 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. […]

Jennifer Dolan

The Cabin Coffee House Manager

Jennifer graduated from The University of Missouri with a degree in Health Administration in 2015 and from The University of Texas at Tyler with a degree in Accounting in 2019. Originally from southern California, she is an avid Lakers fan and enjoys following the team as well as attending their games at different stadiums while […]

Malcolm Dotson

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

Penny Driggers

Boarding Parent

Penny Driggers is a native Texan who received a BBS in Speech Pathology from Hardin Simmons University.  She taught for 8 years at The Lamplighter School in Dallas and homeschooled her 3 daughters for 6 years.  Her great love for students and international cultures keeps her energized and engaged.  She and her husband, Andy, and […]

Ken Dulany

Ken, and his wife 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’s of Business […]

Lori Dulany

Lori, and her husband Ken, 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 […]

Sonorah Duty

Head Coach - Volleyball
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Sonorah is a native of Tyler. She attended Andy Woods Elementary, Hubbard Middle School, and Robert E. Lee High School. She chose to stay in Tyler to attend college and play volleyball at the University of Texas at Tyler, where she received her B.B.A in Marketing with a minor in Spanish. Sonorah worked in the […]

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 […]

Carol Engelhardt

Dyslexia Intervention Specialist

Carol Engelhardt has a B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Texas- Austin, and after teaching public school Kindergarten for 7 years and then traveling as a missionary with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for 5 years to Switzerland, Mexico, Hawaii, southern Europe, and North Africa, Carol met her husband, Craig, also serving with […]

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)

Wes English and his wife, Betsy, have three children.  Wes has lived in Texas most of his life, but he also lived in the UK for over ten years which he found very rewarding. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies and two master’s degrees – one in Philosophy of Religion and the other […]

Amy Fitzgerald

Teacher - Humanities (MS)

Amy Fitzgerald grew up in South Louisiana and received a BS degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University.  She is married to Patrick and they have four children: Logan ’17 (currently a Texas A&M student), Cole ’20, Lillie ’22, and Caley ’24. As a Marine Corps family of 20 years, 15 moves, 11 years […]

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 […]

Lindsey Flores

Lower School PE/Assistant Volleyball Coach

Lindsey is from Duncanville, TX. She graduated from UT Tyler with a BS in Psychology in 2015. Lindsey comes to us from Ovilla Christian School, where she taught Elementary PE and coached high school volleyball. Lindsey is an Athletic Assistant and volleyball/softball coach. You can also find her in Lower School PE and the Guard […]

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 - 4th Grade (LS)

Megan Foster received a Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2000 from UT Tyler.  She previously taught in Jacksonville at East Side Elementary and Nichols Intermediate.  Megan and her husband, Jason, have been married for 19 years and have three children.  All of their children attend Brook Hill.  Hallie, her oldest, is in the […]

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

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 Organizational Leadership with a concentration in Human Resources. She has two grown children, Timber (’13) and Brooks (’16), and a new son-in-law, Tanner. Shalon joined the Brook Hill staff in 2007 as a teaching assistant […]

Hannah Geesey

Marketing Associate

Hannah is originally from Tyler and graduated from Brook Hill in 2007. Her time at Brook Hill deepened her love for learning and the Lord, which led her to Virginia where she attended Liberty University. She received her BS in Advertising and Public Relations (‘11) and an MA in Counseling: Marriage & Family (‘16) from […]

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.  

Holly Gunter

Teacher - Science (LS)

Holly Gunter received her education from Stephen F. Austin University, where she received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and her teaching certification. Holly and Craig are the proud parents of three Brook Hill Students: Bailey, a 2018 graduate, Kegan, a 2020 graduate and Marlee, a 2022 graduate. Holly loves to travel, ride horses, and […]

Julie Hanks

Assistant to Academics; Assistant to Upper School Principal
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Julie Hanks has been married to her high school sweetheart, Dee, since 1984! She graduated college with her nursing degree and worked as a Registered Nurse specializing in pediatrics and neonatology. Julie retired from nursing and volunteered at Green Acres Baptist Church teaching Sunday school and in the community with the Women’s Symphony League holding […]

Madison Hanks

Associate Director of Financial Aid & Enrollment
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Madison was born and raised in Bullard and graduated from Bullard High School. She left for a short while to attend Stephen F. Austin State University. After graduating in 2018, she came back because Bullard is home. Madison is married to her high school sweetheart and Brook Hill Alumni, Grant Hanks (class of 2015). After […]

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 […]

Ashley Harrison

Lower School Teaching Assistant

Ashley Harrison and her husband, Matt have been a part of the Brook Hill family for a decade.  They have three daughters, Mia, Harper and Blayke who currently attend Brook Hill.  Ashley serves as a Kindergarten teaching assistant.  Her hobbies are horseback riding and spending time with her family.  Ashley lives by the motto “ […]

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 […]

Stephanie Hawkins

Teaching Assistant (LS); Cadet Club

Barbara Hines

Teaching Assistant (LS)

A native Floridian turned Texan as quickly as she could, she enjoys gardening, ranching and playing tennis. She recently completed her first children’s book and is working on a complete series geared for elementary education and enjoyment. Eight years of past experience in elementary education with TISD, she returned to elementary education in 2017 at […]

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 - Math (MS); Assistant Volleyball Coach; Assistant Girls Basketball Coach

Paige Holland grew up in Magnolia, TX and graduated from Magnolia High School in 2011. She attended Stephen F. Austin State University where she played volleyball and studied 4-8 Education. After graduating, Paige attended the The Kanakuk Institute, a one-year Biblical Studies program in Branson, Missouri. Shethen taught and coached volleyball at New Waverly Junior […]

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 […]

Tiffany Hubbard

Administrative Assistant to Athletic Director; Cheer Coach; Director of Cadets
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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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Anna Jones

Teacher - Visual Arts (MS/US)

Anna Jones is from Fredericksburg in the Texas Hill Country. She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Visual Arts from Dallas Baptist University (‘10) and there also met her husband, Wade, a Tyler, TX native. Anna is the Middle and Upper School Visual Arts Teacher. She has a passion for the arts and believes that […]

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 over 20 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 Master’s in Business Administration. She […]

Tiffany Lantz

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

Tiffany Lantz received a B.S. in Physical Education with a minor in Educational Studies from Bethel College in McKenzie,TN in 2006 where she also played collegiate volleyball. She received her Master’s in Kinesiology from Sam Houston State University in 2007.  Tiffany taught in public school for six years prior to having her daughter in 2011. […]

Lisa Larios

Teacher - Art (LS)

Lisa Larios earned her Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in 1999. Since graduating, she has gained over 20 years of teaching experience in the public and private school settings.  She has hosted summer art camps as well as after school Art Academy classes. Lisa is passionate about providing opportunities […]

Sloan Lee

Teacher - Humanities (US)

Dr. Robert Sloan Lee has been with Brook Hill since 2017.  He grew up in the Dallas area and did his undergraduate work at the University of North Texas where he met his wife, Elizabeth.  He did his Ph.D. studies at Wayne State University in Detroit.  His dissertation, “Miracles: A Philosophical Analysis,” is a survey […]

Steven Lewis

Assistant Coach/Study Hall Monitor

Steven Lewis is currently in the process of finishing his Bachelor’s degree and strives to become a teacher at The Brook Hill School in the coming years. Prior to his time at Brook Hill, he served his country as a member of the United States Air Force stationed at Whiteman AFB, Missouri. Coach Lewis has […]

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

Jessica joined the Brook Hill Residence Life team after working at an international school in Wuhan, China, for 11 years.  She earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Elementary Education from North Greenville College and a Master’s of Education from Indiana Wesleyan.  Her backgrounds are in elementary education and administration. She enjoys taking pictures, music, teaching, […]

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 […]

Terry Lowe

3rd Grade Teacher

Terry Lowe grew up in Weatherford, Oklahoma and graduated from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education.  She taught kindergarten, second and third grades in Oklahoma before moving to Texas, where she taught fourth and fifth grades. After retiring, she was involved in church activities, civic organizations, volunteering, and […]

Angie McClure

Teacher - 5th Grade (LS)

Angie McClure was born and raised in Tyler, Texas. She earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Interior Design from Stephen F. Austin State University. When her children both started public school, she went back to school to become a certified teacher. She is certified to teach grades EC-6 and Special Education grades EC-12. She […]

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 from attending a rival school in her youth. Jessica graduated from Grace Community High School and went on to Seton Hall University in South Orange, NJ where she played four years of softball as a pitcher in the Big East Conference and received Academic All-American Honors. She graduated […]

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

Tawni Newburn is the medical aide for the boarding program. She has worked with boarding program for January of 2016. Tawni is currently in nursing school, and plans to work as a nurse in a hospital when she graduates in May of 2019. When she isn’t working and studying, she is reading, and spending time […]

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 […]

Taylor Nipp

Network Technician

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 from 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 spent two years substituting in Pk-5 before joining Brook […]

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 […]

Ruth Pittman

Lower School Spanish

Ruth Pittman earned her Bachelor’s of Art at Texas A&M Commerce.  She studied abroad in Italy with an emphasis in Italian and painting. She then went on the get her teacher’s certification and bilingual studies through Region 7 in Kilgore, Texas and now has 10 years of teaching experience in dual language education. Ruth lives […]

Joshua Potter

Assistant Football Coach - Defensive Coordinator

Joshua Potter has had a long career coaching football and interacting with kids at the high school level in several different public schools in Texas.  He taught math in the early years of teaching and coaching.  For the past several years, his assignment has been primarily as a football coach.  Joshua been blessed to have […]

Austin Reed

Teacher - Bible (Department Chair); Junior Bible Teacher; 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 assistant coach in football, and soccer. Austin graduated with a B.A. in Christian Ministries from Ouachita Baptist University. He, then, continued his education, receiving a Masters of […]

Jerrie Reynolds

Director of Health Services
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A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Jerrie Reynolds 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 over 20+ years in various areas including Oncology and as a campus nurse for LeTourneau University. She and her […]

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. He joined Brook Hill in 2013 while serving as youth pastor at Bullard Southern Baptist Church. Benjamin enjoys playing music as well as studying theology and mythology. He lives in Bullard […]

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 […]

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

Lauren Sikes grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. She moved to Texas in 2008 to attend Baylor University, and decided to stick around the great state. Lauren graduated from Baylor with a B.S. in Secondary Education in 2012 and an M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction in 2014. She also graduated from Dallas Baptist University with […]

Mallory Sims

Associate Director of Admissions-Day

Mallory Sims serves as the Associate Director of Admissions for Day Students. Mallory grew up in Tyler, Texas and attended Baylor University, receiving her B.S. in Child and Family Studies. After graduation, she moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where she served Two Rivers Church in a variety of roles including Connections Director and Middle School Pastor. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Steven Soldi

Teacher - US Humanities

Steve graduated in 2009 from the College of the Holy Cross, where he majored in English, having discovered his lifetime love for the study of Christianity and Literature. He also played outfield for the baseball team, a career that culminated in his playing in the Hawaii Collegiate League, one of the country’s premier wood bat […]

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. She taught seven years for Tyler ISD at Dixie Elementary: three years in 2nd grade and four years in 3rd grade. After teaching kindergarten for three years, Reta is currently in her second year […]

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 […]

Ashley Swinney

Director of Educational Technology and Innovation

Ashley Swinney received her Bachelor’s of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University (Whoop!) in December 2009 and her Master’s of Education in Educational Technology Leadership from Lamar University in December 2018. She also received her Principal’s Certification in 2018. Ashley has served as teacher, coach, and technology integration specialist in Bullard ISD, Tyler […]

Abbigail Thomsen

Abbigail Thomsen is a 2013 Brook Hill Graduate. After Brook Hill, she attended Abilene Christian University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Multimedia. Soon after graduation she and her husband Jacob felt God directing their life back to Tyler, TX. As she looks back on her time at Brook Hill, what Abbi remembers […]

Jacki Travis


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 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. Prior to his move to Brook Hill and his focus on the humanities, he taught such courses as Life Science, Biology, Earth Science, Government, American […]

Michael Trulson

Teacher - Science (US)
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Michael Trulson earned his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in General Science, and both Master’s of Arts and Doctorate of Philosophy degrees in Psychology, all from The University of Iowa.  He taught at several colleges and universities and two Christian college prep schools before joining Brook Hill School in 2019.  He has had a life-long interest […]

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 thirty years as a State of Texas Certified School Counselor. She enjoys playing percussion and 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)

Travis Walter received a B.A. in Applied Arts and Sciences from the University of Texas at Tyler in 2017. Before teaching at Brook Hill he taught 5th grade science for one year at Palestine Independent School District where he completed his alternative teaching certificate through Iteach Texas. Travis is a Navy Veteran. He served from […]

Matthew Warnock

Teacher - Speech, Yearbook & Test Prep (US)

Matthew Warnock grew up in East Texas and has been at Brook Hill since 2018. He attended Oral Roberts University where he earned his B.A. in Theology and Church History. He served as a pastor for four years before coming to Brook Hill. Matthew and his wife Autumn have two children, Thatcher and Emilia. In […]

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. […]

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 […]

Mary Ann Williford

Teacher - Math (US), Dept. Chair Math

Mary Ann 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 was married to the late George Williford for 48 years and has two children and six grandchildren.  She and George spent many years working in education and church […]

Joey Wilson

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

Joey Wilson is beginning his 41st year in education as a teacher and coach.  After 36 years in public education, Coach Wilson is beginning his fifth year at Brook Hill teaching mathematics, coaching football and coaching track as the head coach. He holds a M.ED degree from McNeese State University and a B.S.ED degree from […]

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)

Mallory Winkler serves as the Athletic Trainer at The Brook Hill School. She received her Bachelor’s of Science in Athletic Training, and is continuing her education for her Master’s degree in Healthcare Education. Mallory is originally from Frankston, Texas, where she still lives on her farm surrounded by family and all her animals. She loves […]

Cheri Wise

Teaching Assistant (LS)

Cheri Wise majored in Early Childhood Education and later received a Master’s degree in Counseling. She strongly believes in ministering to the whole person and family. She taught in a variety of settings, including public school education, before coming to Brook Hill. Cheri is married to Darrell, a pastor, and has one daughter, Trish. Cheri […]