Secondary Staff

Breck Koelemay

Personal History:

I grew up on a ranch near Winnie, Texas.  Here, I learned what work is and developed a love for the natural sciences. During this time, I also became a Christ-follower. During my time at Lamar University, I felt a calling to work with students in science education. I have been privileged to serve in this role for 31 years here in southern Brazoria County. God has allowed me to work with students in various athletic roles, as well. In 2015, I left education to pursue the ranching business. While this was a nice break, I really missed working with students and decided to come work at Angleton Christian School, teaching science and coaching.

Family:

I am married to my sweetheart, Pam, who has been by my side for over 29 years. We have two daughters, Shannon and Alyssa. Shannon is working on pursuing her career, while Alyssa just graduated from Texas State University. We worship and serve at Brazos Pointe Fellowship in Lake Jackson.

 

Interests:

I enjoy doing projects around the house, such as remodeling, woodworking, landscaping, and some auto maintenance and tinkering. I enjoy sports and really like the San Antonio Spurs. When time allows, I enjoy heading out on my bicycle and riding some of the roads in the area.

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Terrie Fontenot

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.  In all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” ~ Prov 3:5-6

Until 2002, I was all about leaning on my own understanding.  Since coming to saving faith in Jesus, however, I have learned that plans made through Him have such a better outcome than I could ever imagine!

I am blessed to have a wonderful husband of 28 years, and two sons who attend High School at ACS.  I have a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, but have always loved teaching – Sunday school, homeschool co-ops, wherever I could see the light bulb go off!  After homeschooling my two boys for 7 years, the Lord led us to ACS, which turned out to be a great “next step” in my sons’ educations, and an opportunity for me to teach in two areas I loved and had been teaching to homeschoolers and adults for many years: Robotics and Drama.

I have been involved in Community Theater since I was 9, doing everything from acting to directing to backstage and set building.  To me, drama class should be a fun, safe place where kids can try new things, and maybe find something inside themselves they didn’t know they had.

Robotics came into my life when my son wanted to take a class at age 7.  He loved it, and I subsequently became an assistant, and then a teacher in LEGO Mindstorms NXT/EV3 robotics.  At ACS, I have been excited to also work with FIRST FTC Robotics and help our High School team learn to build and program in a JAVA-based environment.

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Donna Lynch

Hello! My name is Donna Lynch, and this will be my third year teaching English for grades 6-8 at ACS. I taught in public schools for 26 years, most of which were with Sweeny ISD.

I grew up in West Columbia and graduated from Columbia High School in 1982. I have lived most of my life in the Brazoria County area, and I have been married to my husband, Randy, for 36 years.  We have one daughter, Emily, who is 23 years old. In addition, we have one family pet, a Maltese named Lily.

  I received my Bachelor of Science in Academic Studies from Sam Houston State University in 1992. Upon graduation, my teaching career began in Somerville with grades 4, 6, and 8 where I presented at various conferences, attended the TAMU King Foundation Summer Writing Institute, and became a clinical lecturer for TAMU.  After a few years, we moved to Spring ISD and then back to Brazoria County to be near family. I was named Teacher of the Year for Brazoria Intermediate in 2000 and Sweeny Jr. High in 2004.  Education has been a priority in my life for many years and will continue to be in one form or another.

In my spare time I enjoy traveling, crafting, shopping, and reading. I look forward to a great year of teaching and learning with my students in the faith-based environment of ACS! 

 

Be strong and courageous.

Joshua 1:9

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Donna Minshew

Hello, I am Donna Minshew. This year will be my fourth year to teach at ACS. This year  I will be teaching 6th grade Math, 7th grade Art, 8th-grade Health, 10th grade Math Models and 11th grade Art. Wow, my days go by very fast!. I have been married to my wonderful husband, Tim, for 35 years. We raised a family of three children who now range in age from 40 to 31. For the last nine years, I have had the opportunity to raise my grandsons, who are now 14 and 17.

  I have been in church since I was two weeks old. I was born again at the age of six and never remember a time when Jesus was not important in my life. In 1976, I graduated from  Brazosport High. From there going to SHSU for two years and then Word of Faith Bible College in Dallas, for two years. Growing up, summer missions were a part of my life as well as working in my church. I have been a Sunday school teacher, praise and worship leader, nursery worker as well as a janitor in my church life. Being a Christ-follower is just part of my makeup. My family has been a part  of Life Four Square Church in Angleton for 12 years

  I jokingly tell Mr. Smith that I am a late bloomer, having finally finished my degree in Psychology from UHCL, in December of 2008, at the age of 51. After graduating I worked to get my alternative teaching certification so I could teach full time. God had a different plan and gave Tim and I our grandsons to raise. I was a sub in BISD as well as AISD. When subbing at ACS, I told Mr. SMith he should hire me to teach. His reply was for me to bring in my paperwork. The rest is now history. 

 I love my job and consider it to now be my ministry. I strive to speak truth into my students lives as well as live a Godly example for them. They know that I am available to them for prayer as well as tutoring.  It is my privilege to be a part of their lives.

 My life verse is Galatians 2:20

                " I am crucified with Christ, never the less I live. Yet not I, but Christ lives in me. Now I live according to the one who called me to His purpose." 

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Lisa Montealegre

SELF:

I was born and raised in South Texas in a small town named Alice, Texas.  As a young girl, my passion was always about loving people and music. Throughout my time in school starting in elementary to high school I always participated in some kind of musical production.  It was in high school when I realized that my future was going to be about music. I enjoy encouraging people and building them up to see the best in themselves.

 

I AM A:                                                                                                        

Mom, wife, friend, pastor, worship leader, sister, teacher, daughter, a friend to everyone and most importantly I am a CHILD OF GOD!

 

FAMILY: 

I am married to my best friend Alex Montealegre, we have been on this amazing journey together for 23 years.  Our life together is about serving each other, our family and others. We have two daughters, Alyssa and Ana. Alyssa is a student at Oral Roberts University in Oklahoma.  Ana is a Junior at Angleton High School. Together as a family, we pastor our churches La Vida Regional (Spanish) and Tejano Life Church (English). 

 

INTERESTS:   

I love to help others reach their goals with their musical talents.                                

I love encouraging people to always include Jesus in their lives.

I enjoy leading and speaking into the lives of young students.                        

2 Corinthians 12:10                                                                              

  “When you’ve done everything you can do, that’s when God will step in and do what you can’t do”.

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Robert (Bob) Hefner, Jr.

I am blessed to be a first-time teacher at Angleton Christian School (ACS) this year following retirement from The Dow Chemical Co. June 30, 2021 after 49.2 years as a Research Scientist.  During my career at Dow, 218 U.S. Patents and 63 published U.S. Patent Applications issued with me as inventor.  Additionally, I am author on 25 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.  God truly guided and blessed my industrial career in an extraordinary way and I am excited to now give back some of what He taught me to the students at ACS. 

College credentials include a Bachelor of Science in Biology with minors in Business and Administration and Chemistry from Central Michigan University (magna cum laude, 1972) and a Master of Science in Chemistry from University of Houston at Clear Lake (summa cum laude, 1987).  Additional college-level chemistry courses were completed at Michigan State University (1972-1977), as well as New Testament Greek (koine) courses I and II from the Southern Baptist University (SBC) Seminary Extension Department (1989 - 1990). 

Past teaching experience includes mentoring students in chemistry (served as 2003 "Qualified Scientist" for a Brazoswood High School student that won 1st place in the Houston Regional Science Fair), Bible study/teaching/Christian leadership as a 6th grade Sunday School Director and Vacation Bible School (VBS) director, Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) Children’s Class Supervisor, and invited teacher for biblical archaeology and Roman/Jewish history in the local public school system.  In the Philippines I wrote and then taught a seminar on Industrial Thermoset Chemistry at Notre Dame of Marbel University (my wife’s college!) and Central Philippine University - College of Engineering.  My years of teaching adult Sunday school involved a personal research approach guided by the Holy Spirit, culminating in preparation and teaching 104 lessons on Revelation; in-depth lessons on the origin, transmission and preservation of Scripture; and numerous lessons on extra-biblical references to Jesus (for use in witnessing to those that refuse the Bible). 

I became a Christian in 1979 after God spoke to me one Saturday afternoon through Romans 2:4.  God has blessed me with an amazing family, my wife Ivy Jean, and our son, Luke, a student at ACS since pre-K3.  We live in Rosharon where we enjoy gardening, especially growing roses, and spoiling our senior aged cat, Anghel.  On Sundays, you will find us serving as greeters to encourage our fellow worshippers at Second Baptist Church - South Campus (Pearland).  The three of us are blessed to serve in the mission field in partnership with Marbel Baptist Church (SBC), our church in my wife’s hometown of Koronadal City, South Cotabato, Philippines.  The heart of our ministry there is feeding, clothing and providing school supplies for the endless number of needy children, teaching and preaching the Gospel when we are there in person, and helping to build satellite churches in the villages surrounding Koronadal City.  One of many favorite Bible verses has served as our guide for ministry and will continue to serve as my guide as a teacher: “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4 (NKJV)

Brenda Jasper

I’m Brenda Jasper and this is my sixth year at ACS, where I teach junior high science and technology classes.

 

I am originally from Brownsville, Texas, but have lived in Brazoria County for the past 30+ years. Shortly after graduating from Texas Tech University in 1983 with a Bachelor of Business Administration, God had other plans for me. I returned to college to study education and began teaching in 1989. 

 

I have been an educator for 32 years. Eleven of those years I taught 5th and 6th grade in Brazoria, where I was teacher of the year in 1994. In 2000, I made the move to Stephen F. Austin STEM Academy in Jones Creek, where my son was entering kindergarten. There, I taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade during my 16 years at SFA. Teaching junior high students was a new experience for me, but I am so happy God gave this opportunity!

 

I have one child, Evan, who recently graduated from Texas A&M. Whoop! I enjoy gardening, woodworking, traveling, and trying out new Mexican food dishes. I attend Columbia United Methodist Church in West Columbia.

 

I love teaching at ACS where the students, parents, and staff are like a family. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to teach your child. I look forward to another fantastic year!


 

Philippians 4:7 

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Blake Safley

I joined the ACS family in 2020 after moving both of our sons here. I spent the last year at ACS doing long term sub jobs both in the classroom and office. I fell in love with the atmosphere of ACS. Next year I will be teaching High school English.  I am originally from Angleton and graduated from High School in 2007, married  my High School sweetheart and we have two young boys. Originally  I planned to pursue a degree in Criminology and graduated from University of Houston Clear Lake in 2012  with a Bachelor's Degree in Criminology, God had other plans and I spent the last 8 years at home raising my children and running my Etsy shop.  After subbing on the Secondary side of ACS, that is where I decided my heart was and obtained a teaching certificate. I am very excited to start my teaching career at Angleton Christian School.

 

Traveling, reading, running, sewing and embroidery are some of my hobbies and try to find time for it whenever possible.My boys, their sports and our "mini farm" keep me plenty busy. I grew up in a small close knit church and I feel like ACS is a lot like that. I am ready and excited to help the students grow this next year and years to come. 

My favorite verse and one I say to myself often is Isaiah 41:10 "So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God.

Samantha Flores

Hi I’m Samantha! I was born and raised in Angleton and am honored to call this place home. I love going for a jog or bike ride and seeing half a dozen people I know along the way. I even live next door to the doctor who delivered me! #Homegrown through and through.

 

My husband John and I married in 2010 and we have had four children since then: Titus, Silas, Justus and our little cherry on top Mila. We enjoy spending our free time biking at Brazosbend, swimming, keeping busy at our Home church, Life Foursquare Church and vacationing. I also love reading, sewing, baking and am a Disney enthusiast.

 

I see math as a puzzle and I am a puzzle lover. It is thrilling to witness and participate in those lightbulb moments when learners begin to crack the code and realize that math can be fun! I have earned two associates degrees (Mathematics and Biological Sciences) from Alvin community college and my Bachelors (Middle School Math) from WGU. Our three sons attend ACS and we absolutely love the community and culture of the Warrior family. It is an honor to be on the team!

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In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness  and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.