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 twelve years working in a co-op, and has been teaching at TTC for six years. 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 co-teach 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  
Deb Evans
Deb Evans is a retired homeschooling mom, successfully homeschooling two daughters from birth to graduation. She has taught classes to other homeschooling families for over 15 years, including through Montgomery College’s Community Education Department (now Lone Star College), Extraordinary Education, Champs Learning, and her own business Right Brain Classes. Currently, she specializes in private tutoring in reading and writing, plus test prep. Deb lives in Cypress, Texas with her husband of 27 years, two dogs, and four cats. www.debevanstutor.com
Karen Garza

Karen Garza is a 28-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 have graduated from 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. This ministry was extended when based on a daughter’s need, Revelation Science Classes, www.revelationscience.com, was birthed 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.

 

 

 

Administration Class Info: Please use Revelation Science Registration packet to register. Karen can be texted or called at 832.483.9643 (cell) or emailed at K.Garza@RevelationScience.org

Please mail payments to 7327 Root Road, Spring, TX 77389.

Fees: High School $55 monthly tuition, $35 per semester lab fee

Payment options:
Payments are due on the 1st of each month to be received by the 10th. A late fee of $10 is charged on the 11th.
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 SEMESTER lab fee);
2) Set up bank draft to arrive the 1st of the month (Remember, include above fees for July & Jan.);
3) Pay for the entire year by ½ year –
July 1st $310 (1st ½ year tuition + FALL lab fee) PLUS
December 1st $310 (2nd ½ year + SPRING lab fee)

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.
Walt Jurek

 

Walt’s passion and calling are to:

  • Continually learn how God designed the universe
  • Share that knowledge and understanding with students to point them to Christ
  • Help students realize they are not a cosmic accident – that God has designed them for a purpose, and
  • Help them discover their God-given design so they can live out that design for their benefit, the benefit of others, and God’s glory.

Walt has been married to his lovely bride, Tammie, for over 27 years.Together they homeschooled their four, now-adult children – 3 strong men and one lovely lady. Walt has been teaching physics, engineering, and science for 15+ years:

  • At the Air Force Academy, as Assistant Professor of Engineering Mechanics;
  • At LeTourneau University, as Instructor of Physics and Engineering;
  • At Grace School of Theology, as Assistant Professor of Science;
  • And with home school students around the world.

Walt’s professional career includes:

  • Time served in the US Air Force in numerous engineering assignments;
  • Working as a Production Supervisor making car parts for General Motors; and
  • As a Product Marketing Manager at Hewlett-Packard.

Walt is currently working on a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies and one day aspires to earn a PhD in Natural Theology.

If you need to reach Walt, you can contact him at waltjurekteaches@gmail.com and (713) 857-8001.

If you want to learn more about Walt and get a taste of his teaching style, visit his website at www.waltjurekteaches.com

 

Lori Kelley
Lori Kelley attended Sam Houston State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education. She taught in Montgomery ISD for six years and at Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy for two years. Lori has been married to her husband, Brit, for twenty years. They have two amazing children, Jenna and Britton. Jenna is a freshman in high school and has a passion for dance. Britton is in sixth grade and loves anything sports, hunting or fishing. 
Lori has had the privilege of homeschooling her children for the past eleven years. She has spent much of that time teaching literature and writing in the co-op setting, as well as The Training Center. Lori has a passion for encouraging children to fall in love with literature taught from a biblical perspective and for watching them grow into confident, successful writers.
Her contact information is (281)813-4763 or thekelleys4@hotmail.com Mailing address is Lori Kelley 216 Skipper Jack DR Montgomery, TX 77316
Ann LeBlanc
Ann LeBlanc graduated from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and has been a practicing attorney since 1994. She has argued at the state district court and appellate court levels as well as the federal court level in both Texas and Louisiana. She also holds a B.S. degree in finance. Ann has authored and published articles for the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the National Business Institute. She previously served as an adjunct professor of Business Law at the University of Southwest Louisiana – Lafayette and is currently an adjunct professor for LeTourneau University and instructor for Excelsior Classes online. Ann and her husband Chris homeschool their two children, utilizing the Socratic method. Ann is passionate about teaching critical thinking to the next generation to ensure that our God-given rights remain unalienable. She and her family live in the Montgomery area with their two cats and dog and are actively involved in their Church community. Ann will be teaching American Government and Economics.
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 2020-2021 year will be her 13th year teaching with The Training Center.  This year she will be teaching Astronomy (3rd-6th grade classes), Apologia Physical Science, Math 6,  Algebra I and Algebra 2.  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.

Sandy Sacchieri
Sandy Sacchieri graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education. Over the past 20 years she has taught Sunday School, VBS, English, ESL(English as a Second Language),Social Studies, Math, and Science in public, private, and in home-school groups.  But, she has discovered in the last 4 years that she LOVES to teach Spanish! Growing up in Houston, and attending a church that had both a Spanish and English service, she developed a love for the Spanish language and for the Latin American people. One of her favorite things to do is mission work in Latin America. She has been to Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Dominican Republic. She is part of a volunteer  ESL program, where she teaches adults who want to learn English. It is her desire for her students to have fun while learning a second language, thus giving them an additional tool to help spread the gospel, as we are called to do in Matthew 28:19Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”

 

 

 

Sandy lives with her husband, Keith, her daughter, Sierra, two dogs(Teddi and Zoey) and the family cat, Catrick Swayze.  She has 5 children and 5 grandchildren. She can be reached at srasacchieri@gmail.com  or by text at 281-684-3238. Mailing address is 9603 Azure Lake, Magnolia, TX 77354

Heidi Webb
Proud Texas native and born and raised in Conroe, Texas! Both of my brothers and I were homeschooled. I was homeschooled from the fourth grade up to high school and graduated with the CACHE (Conroe Area Christian Home Educators) homeschool group. Class of 2003! My mom is Mrs. Carin Hutchings, our Monitor here at The Training Center. Be sure to tell her “Hello!” when you see her!
When I was a teenager and during my college years I was a dance instructor. I taught dance lessons at the Conroe Family YMCA, Conroe Recreation Center, and Backstage Dance Studio. I also danced with the Kingwood College Dance Company for a year. Dance has always been my passion, and teaching dance is where my love of teaching began.
I earned my Associates degree with Lone Star College-Montgomery, and I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Early Childhood Education from Sam Houston State University. I have been teaching for eleven years now. I was a substitute teacher first with Willis ISD for five years and held long term substitute positions for 2nd grade and computer classes. I have substitute taught everything from Pre-k up to the 5th grade, P.E. classes, Library, Music, Computers, and even Special Education classes. While teaching with Willis ISD I learned how to differentiate my instruction to adapt to each student’s learning style and their educational needs.
Over the past 6 years, I have been a homeschool teacher to a young man. I started teaching him in 3rd grade and he will be starting 9th grade this upcoming school year. I work one-on-one with him at his home three days out of the week and teach him all of the core subjects. We also enjoy taking outings to the library and small field trips to local historical sites and museums.
This will be my second year teaching here at The Training Center. I teach Jr. High American History and World History, as well as the Jr. High Sentence to Paragraph writing class. I look forward to another great year!
I have been married to my wonderful husband Billy for 10 years now. We have a nine-year-old son, William. As a family we enjoy serving at our church, spending time outdoors, and taking small trips across the great state of Texas!
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 Creekside 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.” You can contact Dean at deanalan.wood@gmail.com
Kelly Wood
Kelly earned a double major in Bible and Elementary Education from Columbia International
University in Columbia, South Carolina. She has been a homeschool mom for 15 years, was a
classroom teacher for 5 years, a children’s/youth ministry trainer/speaker for Group Publishing
for 10 years, and has served as a children’s ministry director for 20+ years currently serving at
Creekside Bible Church in Spring, TX. She and her husband Dean celebrated 25 years of
marriage in 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. Kelly has lived in several different states though Texas
has always been home. The Training Center has been and continues to be an integral partner in
educating her children, 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.