Staff

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Joy Osinga is the Pre-K 3 teacher at Stephenville Christian School. She is in her 8th year teaching at SCS! She attended and achieved her high school diploma at Comanche High School.  Joy worked many years on her family’s dairy in Proctor and cherished doing many things on the farm, especially feeding calves. She is a member of Stephenville Christian Reformed Church and enjoys being a part of the church family. She is also a member of her church's social and fellowship committee. "I am looking forward to working with your child(ren) and teaching them the Christian values to last a lifetime."
 

 

 

Jennah Walker is starting her 2nd year with SCS and is one of our Pre K-4 teachers. She is married to her husband, Cody and is a mother of 4 wonderful kids: Ace, Hayden, Jet and Cannon Joe. Her family keeps her busy with sports and school activities like Hooked on Jesus, a Bible club her oldest two started at their respective schools. Jennah was a stay-at-home mom for 11 years but is excited and thankful to be able to work in such a wonderful school. She has a passion for helping kids learn and grow in the Lord. Her family attends Cornerstone Assembly in Stephenville. One of her favorite Bible verses is “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth” 3 John‬ ‭1:4‬.

Valerie Hamaker is one of our Pre-K 4 teachers.  She has a Bachelor of Science from Tarleton State University and has several years of experience as an early childhood teacher. Valerie also coordinates our Physical Education program. She is in her 12th year of teaching at Stephenville Christian School! She and her husband live in Stephenville and have two boys in their 20's. Valerie attends Faith Lutheran Church in Stephenville. One of her favorite Bible verses is "For the Lord is good and His love endures forever Psalm 100:5."


Denise Garner is our Kindergarten teacher and a graduate of Tarleton State University. She has taught at several levels, ranging from High School Home Economics to PreK. She has been with SCS for 7 years now and is the busy mother of 3 children, the youngest who is in college. She and her husband make their home in Stephenville. Mrs. Garner attends Harvey Baptist Church where she is active in women's ministry and discipleship. "It is a joy and privilege to teach at SCS where I can freely teach God's Word in every aspect of learning." One of her favorite verses is Deuteronomy 30:19-20, "...choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him." "It is my desire that our children 'choose life' and that I can make a difference and impact the lives of our children here at SCS for Him."

Laura Lewis is our 1st Grade teacher at SCS. She is a graduate of Hardin Simmons University in Abilene with a Bachelor of Science in Communication with an emphasis in Mass Media  She is currently pursuing a Minister's Certification through the Assemblies of God. She attends Cornerstone Assembly where she is also on staff in the Children's Ministry department and leads a weekly student discipleship program. Her favorite scripture is Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

Renae Hawkins is the 2nd and 3rd grade homeroom teacher and 2nd - 5th grade reading and language arts teacher here at SCS.  She is a graduate of Tarleton State University, College of Education with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis on Child and Family Studies.  Renae has worked with children Pre-K through high school from the time she graduated from Stephenville High School.  She worked as a Children’s Camp leader at Heart of Texas Baptist Encampment in Texas and Falls Creek Baptist Encampment in Oklahoma.  She is an active member of Harvey Baptist Church and is involved with Children’s Ministry programs and Women’s Ministry.  Renae has a daughter named Rilee who is eleven.  Her favorite Bible verse is 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18…Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.  I truly believe that you need to train up a child in Christ so they can fulfill God's plan.  I so look forward each day to teach and minister to these children.

 

 

 

 

 

Tori Hubbard is entering her second year at SCS as the 4th-5th Grade homeroom and 2nd-5th Math, Science, Health and History teacher. She graduated from Tarleton State University in December of 2017 with a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Agricultural Economics. She her husband Will, and their son Kordin live in Stephenville and are members of Harvey Baptist Church. “I am very excited to work with the students at SCS; to not only teach them academically but to push them and challenge them to grow in their relationships with the Lord."

Mr. Clint Gordon is in his 2nd year at SCS and is teaching our 6th and 7th grade students.

Jana Hernandez teaches 8th and 10th grade and 6th and 7th grade in the subjects English and History. Jana has been affiliated with SCS for 10 years. She and her family are active members of Cottonwood Baptist Church where she enjoys teaching AWANAS, Sunday School and being a part of the Women’s Ministry. Jana’s son Aidan began pre-K at SCS and he is now 14.

“I considerate it a privilege having the opportunity to teach.”
Pastor Kevin Penner begins his 3rd year as the music teacher at Stephenville Christian School. He will be teaching our students the basics of the piano, guitar, and drums. Kevin is a certified minister through the Assemblies of God. He and his wife have served as the youth pastors at Cornerstone Assembly for 9 years. "Investing in the next generation is a passion for us. My goal is not only to teach music but to teach how to worship with an instrument. Not only will we develop technique and skill, but from K-6th we will learn effectiveness and anointing in music ministry."

They ministered with music before the tabernacle, the tent of meeting.
1 Chronicles 6:32

Michelle Castillo is our School Administrator and has been a part of SCS for 5 years.   She is a graduate of Tarleton State University.  She and her husband, Victor, are pastors in the Assemblies of God and have served together in children’s and youth ministry previously for 18 years.  She and her husband are the parents of two girls who love ministry, animals, and sports.  We greatly value our time together as a family.  A favorite scripture that we follow in our family and in ministry is Deut. 6:5 "...you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. "  It is our goal to impact the lives of children, both at the school and our own, in such a way that leads them to seek after God and glorify Him in all they do.