Staff

  Valerie Hamaker is our Pre-K 4 teacher.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Tarleton State Universtiy and has several years of experience as an early childhood teacher. Valerie also coordinates our Physical Education program. She will begin her 9th year at Stephenville Christian School this fall! She and her husband live in Stephenville and have two boys in their 20's. Valerie attends Faith Lutheran Church and also enjoys teaching gymnastics at her gym in Dublin. 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 will begin her 4th year at SCS this fall and is the busy mother of 3 children, 2 young adult children, and the youngest in high school. She and her husband make their home in Stephenville. Mrs. Garner attends Harvey Baptist Church where she is active in children and youth programs. "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/2nd Grade teacher as well as the Computer Education teacher 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."
  Mendy Fort teaches our 3rd/4th graders at SCS. She graduated from Texas Woman's University with a degree in Elementary/Special Education and has been in education for over 18 years.  She has three children, 2 boys and a girl (two in high school and one in 5th). She and her family live in Lingleville and attend Lingleville Baptist Church where she is involved in children's activities. She loves to read but spends the most time watching her boys ride horses and at rodeos. They have lots of animals, including 3 dogs, a cat, a rabbit, 5 horses, baby cows, a donkey and one very spoiled pig who loves to snuggle on the couch. One of her favorite verses is 2 Corinthians 5:7. "For we live by faith, not by sight."
  Beth Krey works at SCS as our 5th/6th grade teacher. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Tarleton State University in 1998 and has taught at many levels over her teaching career of 17 years including 2nd through 8th, with the majority being at 5th and 6th grade. Mrs. Krey will begin her 11th year this fall at SCS. She is the mother of three boys and attends Double N Cowboy Church in Dublin. Beth helps lead the Pre-K Class and her husband is a lay pastor at their church. "It is a blessing to come to SCS every day and not only teach math and reading, but God’s love to every student who walks in the door." Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it."
 
Michelle Castillo is our School Administrator at SCS.  She is a graduate of Tarleton State University and is currently pursuing a Minister's Certification through the Assemblies of God.  She is the mother of two very energetic young girls who attend SCS and has served along with her husband for the past 16 years as pastors in youth and children's ministries.  She and her family currently attend and are on the pastoral staff at Cornerstone Assembly in Stephenville.   A favorite scripture of both life and 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 my honor to be a part of a great school that invests in student's foundations both academically and spiritually".
 
Pastor Kevin Penner is the music teacher at Stephenville Christian School. He will be teaching our students the basics of the piano, guitar, and drums this year. Kevin is a certified minister through the Assemblies of God. He and his wife have served as the youth pastors at Cornerstone Assembly for 8 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
  Joy Osinga is the Pre-K 3 and the extended care teacher at Stephenville Christian School. In the fall, she will begin her 6th year with 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."