TEACHERS

Mindy Burrow

Mindy Burrow has her Bachelor of Science from the University of Texas at Austin and taught 4th grade for 5 Years in CISD. During those years her focus was on special education, in the least restrictive environment, and promoted a lifelong love for learning in her students. She and her husband have 3 children and they attend a private Christian school in our area. She was the PTF president for two years at their school, and also serves on the preschool committee at their church. Mindy and her family enjoy time outside investigating God’s creation and taking time to create family traditions. She is thrilled to work with 1st-3rd graders teaching the Club Explore class. She can be reached at 936-443-9307 or m_burrow@hotmail.com.

Billie Jo Craig

 

Billie Jo Craig homeschooled her children for 20 years. She has an Associates of Art Degree from the University of Wisconsin- Fond du Lac. Before deciding to be a stay at home mom to her four children she was working on her degree in history, minoring in geology.  She spent the last twelve years working in a co-op setting, teaching Smarr Literature and The Write Foundation Essay, for the last ten. The Craig family belong to The Ark Church in Conroe. Billie Jo can be reached at (936) 203-2866 or billiejocr@yahoo.com. Her mailing address is 3214 Felton Springs Dr., Spring, TX 77386.

Judy Doyle

Judy Doyle is a passionate teacher who is excited to begin co-teaching the Club Explore class this year!   Judy received a Bachelor of Arts from Sam Houston State University with a major in Elementary Education and minors in Spanish and English.  She taught in the public school system for 11 years, but now she and her husband are focused on homeschooling their two children.  While she specializes in teaching reading and math, Judy also thoroughly enjoys engaging children to explore our world through a godly worldview.  In addition to her academic studies, she enjoys soap making, reading, and baking with her children.   Judy is eagerly looking forward to what each new year brings.  She can be reached at 281-702-3616 or judya.doyle@gmail.com  

Karen Garza

Karen Garza is a 27-year home school veteran that is passionate about claiming science back for God.  She has a vision of science being a tool to use to reveal the intricacies of God to students who in turn can use their knowledge to share the wonders and proofs of God that exist in our universe and are revealed through science.  Ever since she can remember, she has enjoyed teaching others.  Her own education path includes paramedic training and 60 hours in the honors program at U of H, which included biology and chemistry.  Her life journey truly began in 1981 when she married Joey.  In the fall of 1989, God instructed Karen to quit work and school and thus began her career as a full time mom.  Two years later, she became a home school teacher.  Her three girls that were her first and most important students are Penny, Jennifer, and Esther.  In 2011, Karen graduated their last daughter after 20 years of home schooling.  All of their daughters went on to college.  Her ministry to further science awareness has also included joining her husband as the administrators for 20 years over the Texas Regional Science Fair, www.texasregionalsciencefair.com.  This ministry was extended when based on a daughter’s need, Revelation Science Classes, www.revelationscience.com, was begun in 2005 to offer high school biology, chemistry, physics, human anatomy & physiology utilizing the Apologia curriculum.  Teaching and instructing others has always been and continues to be a ministry and a privilege to Karen and she lives to be used by God to bring Him honor and glory.
Karen can be texted or called at 832.483.9643 (cell) or emailed at revelationscience [at] sbcglobal [dot] net.  Please mail payments in Karen’s name to 7327 Root Road, Spring, TX 77389.  Payments are due on the 1st of each month and to be received by the 10th.  A late fee of $10 will be charged after the 10th of the month.

Payment options: 1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be cashed on the first of the month (July to April with July & Jan. to include the $35 lab fee); 2) Set up bank draft to arrive at the 1st of the month (Remember, include lab fee for July & Jan.);   3) Pay for entire year by semester ($310 = 1st semester + lab fee – dated July 1, plus $310 = 2nd semester + lab fee – dated Dec. 1st).

Cindy Johnson

Cindy Johnson is an award winning artist who has produced artwork for many organizations, illustrated books and designed sets for theater.  As a professional artist, she sells paintings, takes commissions and teaches classes at various art events and conventions. One of her passions is sharing her love of art with kids of any age, and she especially enjoys teaching art classes and giving private lessons. Cindy’s artistic interest ranges widely and she is comfortable in many mediums. Students in will learn in mediums such as pencil, technical pen, charcoal, pastels, metal embossing, watercolors, crayon, watercolor pencils, collage, different printing methods, sculpture and oil sticks among other things, depending on age level and class taken. Intensely curious and with a keen interest in art history, she will draw students into conversations about art through the ages, from Early Christian works right up to modern times. They will quickly become comfortable and confident judges of art, learning how to make their own decisions and not be swayed by what they are exposed to in every area of the art world. Cindy is widely traveled and has learned in the great museums of the world. These experiences are shared with students, making art come alive. Her desire is that people will find beauty and hope in her paintings and in her life. To see her work, go to colorcatstudios101.etsy.com.  You may find more on her life and work on her blog, www.colorcatstudios.blogspot.com. To contact Cindy for sales, commissions or classes, email her at crazymomma100@yahoo.com.

Lori Kelley

 

 

Lori Kelley attended Sam Houston State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. She taught kindergarten for in Montgomery ISD for six years and at Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy for two years. Lori and her husband, Brit, have two children, Jenna and Britton. Lori has been homeschooling her children for the past nine years. She has spent much of that time teaching literature and writing in a co-op setting. Lori has a passion for encouraging children to fall in love with literature and become confident writers. Her contact information is (281)813-4763 or thekelleys4@hotmail.com Mailing address is Lori Kelley 216 Skipper Jack DR. Montgomery, TX. 77316

Karen Lawrence

Karen Lawrence attended University of Texas in Arlington and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing.  Karen felt called to Youth Ministry when she was 15 years old so after Business School she attended Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth and received her Master of Arts in Religious Education.  Upon graduating from Seminary, she took a position as a Student Minister at Ascension Episcopal in Houston, Texas, where she met her future husband Ron Lawrence who had graduated from Baylor University.  Shortly after they were married Ron joined the Army to fly helicopters and Karen became an Army wife. While Ron was serving Karen became the Protestant Education Director for the chapel at Fort Rucker Army Post.  Karen is presently working at Champs Educational Services teaching Science and English to 5th-8th graders until May and homeschooling two of her daughters.  Karen’s third and oldest daughter is graduating from A&M University this summer.  One of her favorite activities is teaching 5th grade Sunday School and Leading 4th-6th graders in evangelism and missions training on Wednesday nights at Crossroads Baptist Church.  This fall she will be teaching Science with the Apologia curriculum. Her teaching style reflected in class is very hands on with experiments to go along with the curriculum.  Karen Lawrence can be reached at (832) 766-0432 and Karenelawrence101@gmail.com .  Please mail registration form to 158 South Winterport Circle, The Woodlands, Texas.

Jan Lund

Jan Lund homeschooled her children for 16 years.  After having their first child, she and her husband, Sam, decided for her to leave her job as a legal secretary to be a stay-at-home mom.  Their daughter is a graduate from Houston Baptist University and both sons graduated from Sam Houston University.  Jan has always had a passion for teaching and enjoyed the time she has spent teaching Sunday School, Children’s Church and Children’s Choir.  Jan began The Training Center in 2008 and is extremely grateful of the way God has used TTC to benefit other homeschooling parents.  Her contact information is Sajalund@aol.com or (936) 777-3171.

Corinne Park

Corinne Park graduated from Hardin Simmons University with a Bachelor of Education degree.  She spent 2 years teaching school at Asuncion Christian Academy in Paraguay, South America.  Upon her return to the States she attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where she met her husband Jon Park.  She graduated with a Master of Arts in Religious Education.  She and her husband spent 8 years in the ministry in Florida where she taught in a Christian school.  When her first daughter was ready for kindergarten they began to home educate.  The oldest daughter is now a college graduate after successfully completing her education at home, supplemented with Training Center classes and dual credit.  The youngest daughter is homeschooling and taking classes at The Training Center. Corinne has taught classes for homeschoolers in her home and in co-ops. The 2018-2019 year will be her 11th year teaching with The Training Center.  This year she will be teaching Chemistry and Physics on the elementary level, Apologia Physical Science, and Algebra I.  She enjoys making her classes hands-on with active learning to increase a student’s love of learning and natural curiosity.  Corinne can be reached at joncorinne@consolidated.net and (281) 770-5964. Her mailing address is 7226 Lorna Rd. Montgomery, TX 77316.

Laurie Stevens

Laurie Stevens holds a secondary education degree in History and Political Science from Texas A&M University.  She and her husband, Scott, have four children and live in Montgomery where she has coached speech and debate for ten years and has helped many students qualify to the Regional and National level of competition.  She is a teacher at heart and loves teaching real world applications of economics and history. Her contact information is 936-537-9559 or lastevens@comcast.net . Mailing address is Laurie Stevens 8995 Navigation Circle, Montgomery, TX  77316. 

Dean Wood

Dean Wood is the husband Kelly and the father of Karis, Karsten & Darby, whom they homeschool.  He was born and raised in Knoxville, TN and began following Christ when he was about 20 years old.  A little over a year later he started teaching and preaching and has not stopped since.  He graduated from Columbia International University (back when it was Columbia Bible College) in 1994, where he met Kelly and married way over his head.  They have been married for 24 years. It was at CIU that his eyes were first opened to the history of ideas and worldview and his heart was never the same. Dean went on to graduate from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 1998 and started laboring as a pastor while he was in seminary.  He has been a pastor in North Carolina, Virginia, Alabama and is now the pastor of Creekisde Bible Church in Spring.  He has taught the bible to every age group in the church and taught evangelism at Faith Bible College in Norfolk, VA.  He has taught more subjects than he can remember, including Bibliology, Church History and Apologetics.  He believes he has the greatest job description in the world as he hangs his ministry hat on 2 Corinthians 1:24, “Not that we lord it over our faith, but we work with you for your joy, because it is by faith you stand firm.”  

Kelly Wood

Kelly Wood earned a double major in Bible and Elementary Education from Columbia International University in Columbia, South Carolina. She was a classroom teacher for 5 years, a children’s/youth ministry trainer/speaker for Group Publishing for 10 years, has been a homeschool mom for 14 years, and has served as a children’s/youth ministry director for 20+ years currently serving at Creekside Bible Church in Spring, TX. She and her husband Dean will celebrate 25 years of marriage in July of 2018. Kelly is mom to Karis, Karsten, and Darby who have always been homeschooled. Beginning their homeschool journey in 2005, Karis is now in college while Karsten and Darby are in high school. As a pastor’s wife, Kelly has moved 11 times and lived in several different states though Texas has always been home. Kelly is passionate about teaching, children, training teens to serve, and knowing and making Jesus known to the ends of the earth. The Training Center has been such an integral partner in her family’s journey, and she is excited to be able to now partner with other parents in their homeschool journey. Kelly can be reached at thefamilywood@gmail.com. Class registration forms can be mailed to 1431 West Welsford Dr. Spring, TX 77386.