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.

Stephanie Gartman

At a young age, I took an interest in the natural environment.  It was important that whatever career I had, my work would improve my environment.    In college, I was able to be part of a team that launched an oil filter recycling program for the city of Green Bay and surrounding areas.   After college, I was able to travel with EPA's Superfund and update local residents on the progress of environmental cleanup. While with the EPA I was challenged in life changing ways.  These challenges led me to the cross and little did I know would change my career, but most importantly my life. I started a family and education became important. What was critical is that my children were able to obtain a quality education without sacrificing truth.  This manifested into a career change in which I pursued education, and was able to teach other students skills needed to be successful. I look forward each year to sharing my love for nature with students so they can be encouraged to always be part of positive change.

 

The spirit-filled foundation which ACS is established attracted our family here.  In the fall, I will be teaching Environmental Science, Biology, Physical Science, Geometry and Pre-Algebra.  I expect to work with students as they gain new knowledge of God's magnificent world through projects and activities that will  explore our environment, both physical and living.   

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.

Donna Lynch

Hello! My name is Donna Lynch, and this will be my second 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 35 years.  We have one daughter, Emily, who currently lives in Houston. 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.   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

Brenda Jasper

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

 

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 30 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 is attending Texas A&M. Whoop! I enjoy gardening, woodworking, traveling, eating Mexican Food and watching the Astros. 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.

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 sense 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." 

Tinna Penney

Hello! My name is Tina Penney and I am so blessed to be a part of Angleton Christian School for the 3rd year.  In addition to teaching history, I also am the faculty adviser for the National Honor Society and Student World Affairs Council (SWAC).  It is going to be a fantastic year for all of us.  I grew up in Brazoria County, have two daughters and five grandchildren which I enjoy spending time with though since most of them live in Maine, I do not get to see them as much as I would like.

 BASF was my first long term job where I worked as a Sr. Production Technician as well as an ISO Auditor.  After 15 years I decided to change my life and become what I grew up wanting to be…a teacher. Houston Community College was where I achieved my Associates Degree and developed a passion for history. Being a Lutheran all my life, I chose Concordia University in Austin to obtain my Bachelor’s Degree in Education along with a Lutheran Teacher diploma. I graduate from there Summa Cum Laude in 2006.

I began my teaching career with Conroe ISD teaching Texas History but soon realized God had a different path for me.  St. Matthews Lutheran School in New Britain, Connecticut contacted me for a called church-worker position teaching grades 4 -8.  I knew this was God’s plan for me so I moved far away from where I was used to.  I was there for eight years when the church decided to close the school and I moved back home to Texas where I was blessed with another faith-centered teaching position at ACS.

I love traveling to see God’s majestic creations as well as historical places which so far have included 43 of the 50 states and 8 islands in the Caribbean.  Spending time with family and friends as well as gardening and reading are some other interests I have when I am not immersed in guiding young people along their faith journey and educational development. I am so excited to be in a Christ-centered school where I help guide my students on their walk with God.

Atavion Brown

Currently, he serves as a physical education teacher, History teacher and head boys basketball coach at Angleton Christian School (ACS).
Coach  Brown was a talented high school and college athlete.  He attended Prairie View A&M on an athletic scholarship and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Health & Performance and a minor in Psychology.    Between basketball seasons, Coach Brown is Founder and director of Brown Sports Academy. successfully held basketball and volleyball camps that served students not only from ACS, but throughout the surrounding area.  Coach Brown is well respected by both athletes and parents.  He aims to encourage and build confidence in his athletes so that these skills will transfer to positive behaviors seen at home and at school.  In the near future, Coach Brown plans to offer a larger variety of sports programs touching as many lives as possible.

Faith 

Coach Brown is an active member of Biblway outreach church. He is a youth leader and does a devotion every morning at church. 

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”.

Angleton Christian School

976 Anchor Rd. 

(979) 864-3842

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