Mrs. Stokes is the new PE teacher at SCS. “In addition to personal training, this is another way for me to share the gift God has blessed me with, which is a passion for fitness! I cannot wait to help these sweet kids gain knowledge about how important fitness and nutrition is in their lives through an upbeat and fun experience in PE!”
Mrs. Osinga is the Pre-K3 teacher at SCS. 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.”
Mrs. Walker is starting her 3rd year working with preschool at SCS. She is currently the teacher for the Pre-K4 class. 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. 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 my children are walking in the truth” 3 John 1:4.
Mrs. Gardner is an alumni of Tarleton State University. She has taught at several levels, ranging from High School Home Economics to Pre-K. She has been with SCS for 8 years and currently teaches the Kindergarten class. She 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.”
Miss Dearth is the 1st-grade teacher at SCS. “My name is Kaitlyn Dearth and I am a graduate of Tarleton State University. This is my first year teaching at SCS and I could not be more excited! Over the past year, I have worked as a substitute teacher and an instructional aide for Pre-K and elementary school. I have lived in 5 states, but Texas will always be home! I am a member at First Baptist Church Stephenville and I feel most comfortable when I am serving others! I am looking forward to an incredible year full of fun and laughter, and I am so thankful that God has allowed me to be a part of your child’s life and education.”
Miss Hawkins is the 2nd and 3rd-grade homeroom teacher and 2nd-5th grade reading and language arts teacher. 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 is the mother of 2, and an active member of Harvey Baptist Church, and is involved with Children’s Ministry programs and Women’s Ministry. This year is Ms. Renae’s 3rd year at SCS.
Mrs. Fails is our new homeroom teacher for 4-5th-grade. Mrs. Fails will also teach Math/Science/History for 2nd-5th-grades. This is Mrs. Fails’ second year to serve at the SCS campus. She is a Tarleton State Alumni and active in leadership at her church, Comanche First Assembly. She and her husband, Joe, have been married for 17 years and have 4 children. They have a heart for missions both foreign and domestic and helped develop a ministry in Haiti.
Mrs. DeBoer is the new homeroom teacher for 6th-7th-grade and will teach Math, Science, and Health for Jr. High and High School.
Mrs. Hernandez is the homeroom teacher for 8th-10th-grade and teaches Jr. High and High School English, Literature, and History. Jana has been affiliated with SCS for more than 10 years and began teaching full-time last year. She is the mother of a teenage son and she and her family are active members of Cottonwood Baptist Church where she enjoys teaching AWANAS, Sunday School, and being a part of Women’s ministry.
Mr. Escobar is our music teacher for K-High School. Mr. Escobar currently attends Tarleton State University pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Studio Art with a minor in Criminal Justice. He plays a variety of instruments (saxophone, piano, bass guitar, and guitar). He also plays in a family worship band as well as at his church. He looks forward to teaching students how to develop their skills in a positive way and by serving God using their talents. “I believe God has a purpose for each and every student and I can’t wait to see what God has in store.”
Mrs. Castillo is our School Administrator and has been a part of SCS for 6 years. She is a graduate of Tarleton State University. She and her husband, Victor, are pastors at Calvary Fellowship in Dublin, Texas, and have served together in children’s and youth ministry previously for 19 years. She is the proud mom 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 Deuteronomy 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 school and our own, in such a way that leads them to seek after God and glorify Him in all they do.”
From Our Administrator
“Our goal is to impact the lives of children in such a way that causes them to seek after God and glorify him in all they do. We stand firm on Proverbs 22:6 that states, ‘Train up a child in the way he/she should go and when they are old they will not turn from it.’ We strive to instill Christ-like character in our students and also teach them to apply scripture to their daily lives.”
– Michelle Castillo