Pre-K 3 & 4
My name is Kelly Valenta Uptmor and I’m one of the teachers for the Pre-K 3 classes. I have been teaching pre-school since I graduated from Angleton High School in 1991. I grew up in Angleton and can’t imagine living anywhere else. I have had the pleasure of teaching children of all ages from 3 yrs-5 th grade. I also worked for AISD as a Special Ed/ICS/PASS teacher assistant for 5 years.
I am married to Jeff Uptmor, and we have two daughters. My daughter Cassidy is 18 and a senior at ACS. My step-daughter Alyssa is 17 and she is a senior at AHS. We have 3 small dogs named Kayla, Maddy and Susan.
My family and I also call Brazos Pointe Fellowship our church family where we love to go worship. We have been going there for several years.
I am so blessed to be joining the ACS family. For me, each and every one of the children placed in my path are blessings sent from God. I am excited to meet them and help them grow! I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us this year!
My favorite scripture is:
Philippians 4:13, which says, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
I am married to my amazing husband, Russell. I have 3 grown children: Shannon, Tiffany (and her husband, Ross) and Brent (and his wife, Ashley). I have 4 grandchildren: Brayden (16), Macyn (8), Micah (5) and Marli (4). One of my favorite things to do is spend time with my family, especially when it involves cheering on my grandkids in whatever sport or activity they may be participating in. I will always be one their biggest cheerleaders!
When I am not with my family, I love to read, watch Hallmark movies, or relax outside in my hammock. Some of my other favorite things include the color purple, anything chocolate, Diet Coke, Mexican food, and playing board games.
I was born in Richmond, Virginia and then moved to Louisiana at the age of 5. Eventually, my family and I found our way to Texas and never left! I graduated from Brazosport High School in 1977. I have lived in the Angleton area for the past 38 years. I have had a few different jobs in my life, but teaching preschoolers has always been my favorite! There is nothing more rewarding than watching children learn new things each day. I taught at Holy Comforter for 6 years before changing career paths to work in a photography studio. After 15 years, I really started missing the joy of being in the classroom.
My name is Danielle Mink and I am thankful to be a part of the ACS family! I love teaching at a school that puts God first and teaches biblical truths to children. This will be my sixth year at ACS as a PreK-4 teacher.
I have been happily married to Keith Mink for 18 wonderful years. Our son, Noah is blessed to be attending 11th grade here at ACS and daughter Hannah will be in fourth grade. It is important to us that our children are taught by teachers that share a biblical worldview.
My hometown is Markham, Texas where I grew up a Tidehaven Tiger, then attended Wharton County Jr College. Teaching children and encouraging a life long love of learning is so important to me. My family and I are members of FBC Brazoria, where I serve as a Girls in Action leader. Our favorite time is when we get to be outdoors, biking, camping and visiting the state parks.
I value the opportunity to touch the life of a child. Teaching children while providing a loving, safe, and positive environment in which God's truths are taught daily is something I feel I have been called to do.
You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you.
– Isaiah 26:3
Kindergarten, 1st & 2nd
My Background: My name is Laura Alexander, and I have been an ACS parent for the last seven years.
I graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on reading instruction. This will be my fourth year to teach at ACS, and I am beyond excited to be a part of this family. I have a passion for teaching, inspiring and challenging children to love learning.
Kindergarten is so much more than fun and games.
It lays the groundwork for all future learning. Countless studies show that students who build strong foundations during this critical year are prepared to thrive through all other grades. At Angleton Christian School, we emphasize those ever-important academic foundations while fostering spiritual, social, and emotional growth. I strive to create a nurturing kindergarten environment as I use my God-given passion for loving children. As a result, students blossom in a close-knit environment that feels like home.
Individual attention at ACS:
In kindergarten, we focus heavily on the core areas of reading, math, science, and social studies. A variety of hands-on activities bring these subjects to life for young learners. From developing language skills through interactiveStory time to grasping mathematical concepts by building concrete models, students are engaged cognitively, physically, and socially as they learn.
Bible instruction isn’t limited to a single part of the day. Our curriculum emphasizes how God’s truth is relevant in all areas of life. With Jesus at the center of every activity, students begin to understand the higher source of knowledge, fostering wisdom from an early age. Additionally, I am a Bible-believing teacher, whose desire is to partner with parents to reinforce the Christian values taught at home.
I feel that Angleton Christian School provides an exceptional educational environment that allows our children to grow and mature in a Christ-centered loving and safe environment. I have experienced first-hand, the amazing teaching staff and Christian environment provided by this school, and I am so blessed to be a part of it.
My mother says that as a young child I always wanted to be a “kinnygarden” teacher. I love children, and God has given me a gift of relating to them. I’ve always known I wanted to use this gift in a Christian ministry. I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior when I was 8 years old while sitting in the sanctuary of Second Baptist Church, Angleton. I have remained there, as a life-long member of Second Baptist Church, where I served for many years as the kindergarten Sunday School teacher.
My position at Angleton Christian school has allowed me to experience the beauty of integrating faith and learning. It would be very difficult for me to separate my faith from my work. Working at ACS allows me to be real about my love for God and my love for His children.
If you are looking for an academically excellent, Christ-centered kindergarten program for your child, I invite you to Angleton Christian School. I encourage families to be a part of the learning experience each year! Get ready for meaningful activities, lots of fun, and an opportunity to learn and grow closer to Christ, while preparing for successful academic lives.
My Favorite Scripture
“My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken.” Psalm 62:1-2
My name is Ann Post. I’ve lived in Danbury, Texas for almost 50 years. Going to church every Sunday has been a part of my entire life. I was raised in Athens, Texas and attended the First Methodist Church. I am currently a member of Northway Baptist Church in Angleton. I accepted Jesus as my personal savior in 1974. Teaching Sunday School/Bible School, singing in the choir, playing my flute, helping with fellowship meals, etc. are all part of my background.
I have a BS degree in Elementary Education (Gr. 1-8), with a minor in English and a kindergarten certificate from University of Houston. It has been my privilege to teach children since 1972 in the Danbury and Angleton school districts. These years included instruction in grades K, K-1, 1, and 2.
My Interests and Background
I play flute with the Brazosport College Wind Ensemble. I occasionally participate in the National Community Band and the National Community Band at Sea as well as play the July 4th concert with Alvin Community College band. That’s me in the center of the picture. National Community Band was performing at Las Vegas University. I love to read, sew, do puzzles and raise animals. Traveling is my passion, and I have been fortunate enough to go around the world. I’m blessed with a loving family, complete with grandchildren.
I was invited to teach at ACS several years ago, and what a joy it has been. I often liken it to teaching Sunday School. The staff and families are wonderful to be around. I still LOVE coming to school each day. For me, there can be no more rewarding grade than kindergarten. No other year in the school life produces a greater change. In August there is a class full of babies who can’t tell you their name, can’t hold a pencil or recognize the alphabet, can’t get in line, can’t follow directions, can’t dress themselves, can’t work the bathroom; you get the picture. By May, there is a class full of students who can read, write, add and subtract. There is nothing sweeter than a 5 year old ..... I love them!!
My classroom expectations are very, very high. Self-control, making good choices, respecting others, doing your best are daily essentials. We love to be silly, act out stories, sing our heads off and “make stuff.” We spend the mornings learning academics with “brain breaks” sprinkled here and there. The afternoons are full of stories, art, drama, music, centers, games, etc. God is at the center of it all. Prayer and scripture are woven into our curriculum throughout the day.
I count it a privilege to teach children. Kindergarten is the foundation for all the school experiences to come. Growing socially and emotionally through Christ is the focus of this important year. Thank you for sharing your child with me!!! Please contact me any time you wish to visit with questions or concerns.
My name is Leslie Segovia. My husband and I have been married for 9 wonderful years and have 4 children - 1 who watches over us from above, and 3 whom we are blessed to raise and watch grow. Our oldest is going to 1st grade, our middle child to kinder, and our youngest to prek 3; all here at ACS. It’s an exciting year for our little family J I grew up in Angleton and am a member of Most Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
I was invited to teach at ACS last year. It’s such a pleasure being part of the ACS Family. Our campus is warm, inviting, and nurturing; with eyes fixed on Jesus. My girls LOVE coming to school and I know my son will too. It’s an added bonus that we get to see each other throughout the day!
My Interests and Background
I have an Associate of General Studies from Brazosport College, a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of Texas at San Antonio, and I am certified K-4. I taught Kindergarten at Danbury Elementary for 5 years before becoming a stay-at-home-mom for 5 years. This will be my 2nd year back in the classroom. I cannot wait to meet our new families and see our returning ones!
I’m the oldest of 6 kids and feel that’s where my love for teaching began. I’m blessed to live close enough to my siblings to gather with them as adults while our own children play together. I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, reading, and singing karaoke.
I expect my class to love God above all else, work hard, be kind, have fun, and know their teacher loves them very much. Kindergarten is a year where children learn to be independent. For some, this is the very first time they have ever been away from their parents. I allow my students to try and fail, but never to give up. The bonds I share with my class & their families last a lifetime. My first group of “kinder babies” are juniors in high school this year but I still see their sweet little “kinder baby” faces when I run into them around town. My teaching philosophy is simple – love them and they will grow! My prayer is that my students leave my class and go to first grade with confidence and a love for learning.
Thank you for choosing ACS and allowing me to be part of your child’s spiritual and educational journey.
First Grade Teacher at Angleton Christian School
I grew up in Brazoria and graduated in 1992 from West Columbia High School. I attended Brazosport College for a year and then transferred to Sam Houston State University (Eat ‘em up KATS!). It was while at Sam Houston, that I decided I wanted to become a teacher. I graduated from SHSU in 1996 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a Minor in English and a Specialization in Special Education.
My first teaching job was in Huntsville ISD at Scott Johnson Elementary. I then married my college sweetheart and moved to Sugar Land where I taught in Fort Bend ISD at Highlands Elementary for 4 years. I chose to stay at home and be with my three children until I went back to work part-time teaching Preschool at Northway Baptist Church in 2015.
I have been married to my husband Michael for 23 years, and we have three children. Our son, James, is 19 and will be a sophomore at Texas A&M in College Station and our twin daughters, Elizabeth and Olivia, are 15 and will be in the 10th grade at ACS.
I love spending time with my family camping in our RV, going to the beach and traveling to new places. One of our favorite places to visit is Walt Disney World in Florida.
My husband and I are involved in several of our children’s activities, one being the Angleton Warriors 4H Club. I am a member of First Baptist Church in Brazoria and have served in numerous children’s ministries including - Sunday School, AWANAS, Vacation Bible School and Music Camp.
I am so excited to be starting my 4th year teaching 1st grade at ACS. My children have been at ACS for the past 9 years and I am happy to be part of a school that always puts Christ First!
I believe that God called me to teach here at ACS and I’m ready to follow where He leads. For me, there is nothing better than sharing my love of learning and my love of the Lord.
One of my favorite scriptures is Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
I am so excited to teach at ACS again this year as the 2nd and 3rd grade Bible and Science teacher! I absolutely love both subjects! This will be my 26th year to teach school and my 4th year at ACS!
I grew up in Lake Jackson and graduated from Brazoswood High School. I attended Oral Roberts University, majoring in special education and getting certified in general education as well. After graduation, I spent the summer at an orphanage in Egypt.
Shortly after college, I met and married Barry Smith and we have had quite the adventure over the last 37 years! I am excited to work at the same school with him again this year!
I taught in several school districts before we moved to Belize in 1994, 26 years ago. While there, God blessed us with children to raise as our own. We started a school for them and later had a church.
In 2000, we were blessed to give birth to our miracle, Judah Daniel Smith, weighing in at 1 pound 14 ounces! He recently graduated from ACS!
While in Belize I taught in a Christian School and an international school. We returned to the USA six years ago to take care of Barry's mom. After returning, I taught 3rd grade math and science at ACS for 2 years, then 3 years in public school teaching 4th grade math and writing. Last year, I returned to ACS and taught 3rd-5th Math. ACS has a special place in our family's heart and it is an honor to teach here again!
When I am not teaching, I like hiking nature trails and capturing photos of the birds, wildlife and flowers. Children are another subject that I enjoy photographing as well! I loved living in the rainforest and try to reflect it somewhere in my classroom! Another hobby I enjoy is drawing and painting. My bucket list includes writing a book and traveling to many countries doing mission work! Right now, my mission field is wherever I am daily!
3rd - 5th Grades
I was raised in Angleton, and graduated from Angleton High school in 2001. I went on to the University of Houston Clear Lake where I earned my Master's of Science degree in Early Childhood Education. I absolutely loved going to school and learning, so what better job could I possibly have than being a teacher! I get to go to school every day! God provided me with a wonderful opportunity to teach at ACS, and this year will be my fifth year here. I teach 4th and 5th grade science, and I also coach high school volleyball....GO WARRIORS!
I have a super awesome family, and my husband and I just celebrated our 12th year anniversary this summer. We have two fantastic children, and a precious puppy, who I cannot brag about enough. Both of our children attend ACS and our oldest son, Nicolas, will be in 11th grade this year; and our youngest, Aydin, will be in 6th grade. ACS has been a true blessing to our family, and in a world where there can be so many distractions, we are thankful that they are not only encouraged at home, but in their educational environment as well, that God is the center of everything. As a family, we love to travel, flying out to different countries, taking small road trips, and even camping. We are always on the go!
I am very excited to see what adventures God will provide us this school year, and look forward to teaching all of your precious 4th and 5th grade students!
My Favorites Include:
* Color: Red, Pink, and Teal
* Food: Mexican, Italian, and Seafood
*Snacks: Pringles, mixed nuts, fresh fruits
*Beverages: Coke Classic and regular coffee ( no flavored)
*Shopping Stores: Palais Royal, J. C. Penny, Dillards, Bath, and Body Works
*Christian Music: 3rd Day, Mercy Me, Chris Tomlin, and Casting Crowns
*Scents: Cinnamon and Apple
*Candy: I am not a fan of sweets
* Teacher Things: notepads, journals, or containers with colors such as aqua, yellow and lime green, black or red gel pens, plastic paper clips.
Welcome to third grade. I will be teaching all third graders Language Arts ( Reading, Writing, Spelling, and Grammar) and Social Studies.
I will also teach Bible to my own homeroom students.
All of the subjects that I am teaching, I absolutely love! They are my strength and my favorites.
My Teaching Philosophy
I believe that all children can learn. How quickly they learn depends upon the ability of the child and the effectiveness of the teacher. It is the teacher's responsibility to be well versed in the subject they are teaching. The teacher guides the student through experiences that enable the student to think, to reach their own conclusions, and to apply what they have learned. The goal of the teacher is to help students develop skills to become fully functional citizens.
My Educational Background
I am a Texas certified teacher in grades 1-8. I graduated from the University of Texas at Odessa in Dec. 1975 with a Bachelor's Degree in English and Education.
I have taught for more than 42 years in grades 3-8 both in private and public schools. Most of my free time is spent making digital scrapbooks, looking for things to use in my class on Pinterest, and I enjoy using technology. I often put computers to use in my classroom and in our school as the school's webmaster.
My Personal Background
I grew up in a small town in the Rio Grande Valley, Rio Hondo, Texas. I gave my heart, life, and soul to the Lord Jesus Christ when I was seven years old after hearing a loving Sunday School teacher tell about how Jesus died on the cross to save us from our sin. I will never forget the day I went down to the front of the little church and gave my all to Jesus.
I was called to be a teacher and that is my God-given purpose in life. I taught children's Sunday School and Vacation Bible School at my church, First Baptist, in Sweeny. I also love to sing. God has guided my life in so many ways to prepare me to teach and share His love with my students at Angleton Christian School. How I came to teach at ACS is a miraculous story of ministry and divine providence.
I have been married for 41 years to my sweet Christian husband, Jerry Hamlin. We have two grown children. Candice Hamlin Rayburn and her husband, Jeff Rayburn, who have two children Campbell ( 8 yrs.)and Cade ( 6 years). Jerry and I go and see them in Frisco every month. It is a long 6-hour drive on a weekend, but nothing could keep us away as we watch our grandchildren grow. Our son, Jonathan, fought in the Iraqi Freedom
War and is now out of the army and resides in Washington state.
I am so blessed to be teaching at Angleton Christian School. I retired from Angleton ISD after many years where I taught it all in 4th and 5th Math, Social Studies, and Science. I even taught advanced Math in 6th grade. I love being able to talk openly about my relationship with Jesus Christ.
I began my walk of faith when I was eight. I am a member of FBC Lake Jackson. I sing in the choir and am a member of the praise team.
I have two sisters (Tracy and Dedee) who are both in education. I have a nephew (Kyle), and a niece (Jamie). Baby Jack and soon Taylor Joy round out my family.
I love to travel. I just spent three weeks in Ireland. There were several places I just wanted to break into “How Great is Our God”!
I am ready to share your child this year. Looking forward to a great year.
For the past 5 years, I have been blessed to be part of the ACS family and witness children flourish and grow in their faith through God's priceless gift of music.
My family and I are from Pennsylvania where I received a degree in music and vocal studies at Susquehanna University.
My husband Chuck and I, along with our two children, Noah (13) and Emily (10) have dedicated our lives to serving the Lord first and foremost. We are thankful every day for Jesus and His sacrifice and for the grace and mercy He shows us daily.
I look forward to watching your children prosper and grow in their love and appreciation for the Lord and music. I pray that God will continue to use me as an instrument to inspire and radiate His compassion, mercy, and love.