TEACHERS

Greta Bain

Greta Bain holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism with a minor in Spanish from Sam Houston State University. She has also been working on her master’s degree in Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. Greta has taught all grade levels from Pre-K through adult in both public and private schools. She has taught Spanish, writing, English, journalism, English Language Arts and English as a Second Language. Her latest position was working as a writing and technology consultant at Lone Star College. She received her certification in College Reading and Writing through CRLA. Greta has one son who has been homeschooled. She is a high-energy teacher who loves to develop an excitement for learning among her students. She presents lessons to reach all learning styles and utilizes technology to aid in this process. Greta believes in using movement, hands-on activities, and kinesthetic manipulatives to create a desire to succeed within her students. The Spanish language is one of Greta’s passions. Her excitement for education and Spanish is contagious. Greta will be teaching Spanish I this year at TTC and will add Spanish II in 2020 so students will have the ability to receive a two-year foreign language credit. Greta is a member of West Conroe Baptist Church. Greta can be reached by phone or text at (936) 235-1001 or greta.bain84@gmail.com. Her mailing address is 10550 Royal Andrews Dr., Conroe, Texas 77303.

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 five 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 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. Karen has now extended her classes to include 7th and 8th grade courses that are adventure oriented. 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: Karen can be texted or called at 832.483.9643 (cell) or emailed at revelationscience [at] sbcglobal [dot] net. Please mail payments to 7327 Root Road, Spring, TX 77389. 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. Please use Revelation Science Registration packet to register.
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 SEMESTER lab fee); 2) Set up bank draft to arrive at the 1st of the month (Remember, include above fees for July & Jan.); 3) Pay for entire year by ½ year – July 1st $310 (½ year tuition + FALL lab fee) & 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.
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 ten years. She has spent much of that time teaching literature and writing in a co-op setting.This is Lori’s second year to teach through The Training Center. 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 homeschooling her youngest daughter.  Karen’s oldest daughter is graduated from A&M University and the middle daughter is attending Lone Star.  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.
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 2019-2020 year will be her 12th year teaching with The Training Center.  This year she will be teaching Zoology 1, Apologia Physical Science,  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.

Melissa Parnell

I’m a firm believer in teaching from a biblical worldview, and not taking any shortcuts when it comes to giving a quality education.

My parents began homeschooling my brother and I back when it was illegal in most states and are considered pioneers in the homeschooling movement.  It’s because of my experiences as a homeschool student that I carried on by homeschooling my own children from preschool through high school graduation.

My husband and I have been married 23 yrs. We both came to know the Lord as our personal Savior as young people many years ago.

I absolutely love teaching.  I’ve taught all subjects and grades through the homeschool and private school sectors.

I’m passionate about teaching history and preserving its true heritage. It is my goal as a teacher for students not to just know the facts, but be able to see God’s presence throughout the history of the world and see His work in the shaping of America.  I desire for the students to walk away from my class with a true understanding of American freedom and a sense of patriotic pride that will last a lifetime.

Texas history is the icing on the cake for me. As a native Texan, I cannot deny my love for her. I enjoy teaching this state’s history. Bringing it alive in the classroom is what makes it memorable.

Texas pride is contagious.

Contact information is m.p.dixicup@gmail.com or 936-776-0451

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.