Staff-Volunteers-Support

Director. High School English and History.

Shannon Mitchamore

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Our Director's commitment to students, parents, and the community is demonstrated in her passion for the classroom. She understands that no two students enter a classroom with identical abilities, experiences, or needs. Culture, language proficiency, background knowledge, learning style, readiness to learn, and other dynamics can vary widely.

Her experience teaching differentiated and direct instruction takes each student’s unique goals, interests, and needs into account, creating effective instruction and activities to accommodate them.

CREDENTIALS
Education
University of Houston: Bachelor of Science Psychology, classes on Human Development with an emphasis in counseling.
University of Houston: Second degree, BA in English Literature, pending.
 
Experience
10 years of volunteer work in both women’s and children’s ministries.
10 years in public and private school instruction both college preparatory and special education. Classroom instruction includes the following: Social Studies, Honors English, Writing for College and Career, Journalism, Speech, Teen Leadership, Art, Special Education: ELAR and Inclusion.
2 years Dell Computer Corporation, Finance Associate, Higher Education K-12
2 years Dell Computer Corporation, Software Analyst
Special Education, Cade Middle School
 
Certifications:
Special Education EC-12, Intern Certificate (previous)
 
Professional Development:
Over 72 hours of professional development: Education Practices for Students with Learning Disabilities and Emotional/Social Disorders, Education Practice for Students with Cognitive Disorders, Classroom Management; Capturing The Visual, Auditory & Kinesthetic Learner, How The Brain Learns, Engaging Students, Time Management in the Classroom, Components of Effective Lesson Planning, Formal Assessment, Mental Health Issues in Schools, Questioning Strategies and Feedback, Teaching Strategies that Work, Technology in the Classroom, Reading for the Secondary Teacher, Understanding the TEKS, Child Development and Motivation to Learn, Components of Effective Instruction, Reading for the Elementary Teacher, Teaching English Language Learners, The Texas Educator Code of Ethics, Differentiating Instruction, Preparing for the Profession, Special Populations in the Classroom, Characteristics of Effective Teachers, Special Education in the General Education Classroom, Applying Cl Mgmt Strategies and Techniques, Techniques of Classroom Management, Theories of Classroom Management, Community of Learners, Field Observation and Reflection.
 
Shannon is a Texas Association of School Psychologists Affiliate and plans to pursue a Master's Degree in the near future.
 



Parent Liaison. Education Coordinator. Instructional Coach.

Sonia Mejia

CREDENTIALS
Education:
Bachelor of Science: Criminal Justice, Lamar University
Master’s in Education Curriculum and Instruction Literacy: University of Texas at Arlington
 
Experience:
*13 years teaching experience
ESL, PLC (Instructional Coach),
 
Certifications:
Current certifications: Special Education EC-12, ELAR 4-8, and Health EC-12.
Pending certifications: Education Diagnostician for Special Education

 



Instructional Aid

McKaylah Almanzar 

EXPERIENCE:
Creative World Day School - Classroom Aid
Aided teachers in classes ranging from age groups newborn to 8 year olds.
Head of After School Care.
 
Summer Program ​— ​Lead Teacher
Designed constructive curriculum for the children that was both enriching and entertaining.
I accompanied them on field trips, arranged Bible studies and co-led chapels.
 
Private In Home Caregiver
Short term caregiver for a husband and wife with Parkinson's Disease, as  well as their daughter with special needs.
My duties included housecleaning,  preparing meals, organizing errands, and teaching their daughter social skills.
 
SKILLS AND CERTIFICATIONS:
Assistant teaching in formal and  informal settings
Classroom Control
Communication via face to face,  email and phone call
CPR/FIRST AID Certified
Customer Service 
Data Entry
Event Planning/Coordinating  Organizing
Valid Drivers Licence
Various Computer Programs  such as Excel, Word, etc.
Worship Leading
 
EDUCATION:
International House of Prayer University, Studied Worship and Theology.
 



Instructional Aide: Elementary

Gina Fojt

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Gina Fojt is a mentor and role model for each and every student.  You can tell she wants to see our youth succeed both spiritually and academically by the way she takes every student to heart. Her influence, example and expertise are vital and share in the vision we have to impact the lives of each and every student here.
 
CREDENTIALS
Education:
Word Processing and Administrative Support
 
Experience:
Victoria Bank & Trust: Data Entry Clerk II, Proof Department, 6 years
Regional Steel Products: Accounting Supervisor, 7 years
VISD: Substitute, 2 years
 
Volunteer:
Cobra Homeschool Volleyball coach
Camp Counselor, Camp Bandina
Co-coordinator for VBS
 
Her experiences with education, volunteer work and parenting bring her to this school.
She is an active member of her church, has 3 children and has been married for 17 years.  
Over 5 years volunteer work in children’s ministries and, in her spare time, is also a caregiver.  She loves teaching, camping and volleyball and loves being a servant of the Lord!
 
gfojt@crossroadschristianvictoria.com



Instructional Aide: Elementary

Amy Folbre

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I love Crossroads Christian School because…

“As a parent and employee, it is clear we are here to foster a life-long love of education through each child’s unique learning style.  Every day I am reminded of how blessed I am to be working with other dedicated Christian educators.“   

Education and Training:

Military Veteran

Education Paraprofessional Certification

Various Data and Word Processing 

Experiences:

PC Wholesale, San Antonio:  Sales Manager/Marketing

USAA, San Antonio:  New Member Sales

Pawnee ISD:  Long-term Sub., Librarian, HR and Payroll

After School Care Coordinator

Three Rivers ISD:  Substitute

Volunteer:

Served on Church Vestry at St. Phillips Episcopal, Beeville

Sunday School and Cowboy Camp Mentor, Brush Country Cowboy Church

 

Personal:

Mrs. Folbre, her husband and three daughters live on a ranch in DeWitt County.  Where they are involved in family oriented agricultural and livestock projects.

 

Making a positive difference in each child’s life is her everyday mission.

 

afolbre@crossroadschristianvictoria.com




Junior HIgh: Math and Science

JD Folbre

Education
B.S., Animal Science, Southwest Texas State University
Pending: Masters for Adult Education from Texas A&M Kingsville
 
Experience
I am a graduate of New Braunfels High School and Texas State, where I earned a degree in Animal Science. I have a diverse background which includes working for the Texas AgriLife Extension Service as the Ag & Natural Resource Agent for Karnes County. In that role, I designed and implemented educational programs for adult and youth programs. Currently, I work for Marathon Oil as a Production Operator in the Eagle Ford Shale.
 
I am married to Amy Folbre, who teaches First Grade here at Crossroads Christian School, and we have 3 daughters named Megan, Mary Jane & Molly.
 



Instructional Aide: Elementary

Angelica Garza

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Pursuing associates degree.




Russian as a Foreign Language. Algebra

Oksana Greco

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Education
Master of Arts: History and Social Sciences June 1993
Simferopol State University Simferopol, Ukraine
5-year Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees
 
Experience
Teacher of Social Sciences Head of Preparatory Department
Kryvyi Rih Commercial College Ukraine August 1995 to July 2004.
 
Taught introductory courses in Sociology, Economics, and History of Culture, planning in administering instructional programs, motivating students to develop skills and knowledge needed for post graduate and career opportunities.
 
Lead and managed Preparatory Department, creating courses for post secondary education, retraining and career changing, planning and executing college marketing and PR campaigns.
 
Certifications (prior certs)
Social Studies Grades 4-8
History Grades 8-12
Social Studies Grades 8-12
 
oksana@crossroadschristianvictoria.com



Junior High: English and History

Laura Goff

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Education
Magna cum laude: Victoria High School
AA Victoria College
BSED University of Houston Victoria
 

 

Certifications
Elementary self-contained grades 1-8
Elementary English grades 1-8
English as a Second Language Supplemental grades 1-8
 
More info coming soon....
 



High School SAT Prep. English and History

Sara Hull

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Hi my name is Sara Hull, this will be my first year working at Crossroads Christian School. I am from Victoria, Tx and have lived here my entire life. I am married and have two boys, one is eight years and old and the other is two. For the last two years I have been honored to have the opportunity to stay at home with my youngest child and am now excited to be working with children again. I am currently on the path to getting my teaching degree. I am blessed to be able to have the opportunity to work with children and spread the message of God.

Education:

Continuing in college

Many training hours in classroom management, positive discipline, and CPR and First Aid

 

Experience:

First Baptist Daycare lead teacher with experience of working with birth to five years old, 6 years

VISD pre-k teachers aide, 1 year

 

shull@crossroadschristianvictoria.com




Instructional Aide: Special Ed., Resource, Inclusion and Mainstream Classrooms

Debra Jones

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Mrs. Jones brings 30 years of public school experience to Crossroads Christian School where she worked with students of all levels in the mainstream classroom and various programs such as Inclusion, Ace and Life Skills.

She has specific training in Classroom Management, Job Coaching, Teen Poverty, Teen Suicide Prevention, Autism, CPI, Special Ed., ACE, 504, Computers, Front Office, Nurses Office and Math, Reading, Science and History.

Mrs. Jones is friendly, outgoing, reliable, dedicated and we are looking forward to working with her here at CCS!

 

djones@crossroadschristianvictoria.com




School Lunch Coordinator

Jennifer Lopez

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Certifications

Educational Aide I




Reading Specialist

Jennifer McAngus

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Education
M.S. Educational Leadership, August 2010 Lamar University
B.S. Business/Accounting emphasis May 1983 Louisiana Tech University

 

Certifications
Texas Principal Certificate Standards
Generalist grades 4-8
Generic special-education grades pre-K - 12
Elementary self-contained grades 1-8
Professional Development Appraisal System PDAS
Instruction Leadership Development ILD
 
Experience
coming soon...

 




Instructional Aide: Elementary. PE. Dance.

Erin Montez

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Instructional Aide: Elementary

Cindy Morgan

Retired from VISD after 28 years of service, including:
          Nursing (CNA)
          Life Skills
          Special Needs (PCD)
          Ace Unit
          One-on-One
          Final 8 years as Student Success Facilitator
Started on-campus clubs such as:
          Builder's Club
          Grandparents raising Grandchildren
          Watch Dogs (Dads of Greater Students)
          Girl Scouts
          Recycling
          Kiwanis club - www.kiwanis.org/clubs/member-recoures/service/leadership
            -  Remain active as campus liaison for West H.S., Cade, and Howell Middle
Schools
          ACTS Retreat facilitator for Special Needs and Adults
Volunteer Work
          Christmas Bell Ringing
          HEB Feast of Sharing
          Kiwanis Bike Ride and Pancake Breakfast



Inclusion. Reading Intervention. Handwriting.

Marian Nichols

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Mrs. Nichols has 40+ years’ experience in public school elementary education where she taught multiple grade levels and specialized in reading with various groups of children. In her spare time, she works at Sylvan Learning Center where she has spent 10+ years as a tutor in beginning reading, academic reading, and math with 2 years’ experience in iPad for Academic Reading.
 

           CREDENTIALS

Education:
Baylor University, B.A., Elementary Education

 

 

 
        



Spanish Immersion

Magaly Pujols

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Education:
Master’s in Organizational Psychology and Human Management
Bachelor of Business Administration 



Junior High: Math and Science

Sabrina Risken

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CREDENTIALS
 
Education:
Bachelor of Science in Cell and Molecular Biology
 
Certifications:
Certified. ESL certified
 
Experience:
MD Anderson cancer research. 9 years Public education.
 
 
srisken@crossroadschristianvictoria.com



High School: Math and Science

Rick Streeter

Mr. Streeter started teaching in 1989 and has been teaching for 36 years and spent 31 of those years with VISD. He has a paramedic background and also worked with severe at-risk students at Mitchell Guidance Center. 

More info coming soon!




Elementary Education

Diane Vancleave

Education
Master of Education: South West Texas University
Bachelor of Science: South West Texas University
Double Major Elementary Education K-8 Special Education K- age 21
 
Experience
VISD 1989-2017
 
Certifications:
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology
            Grades (PK-12)
Elementary English                                
            Grades (1-8)
Elementary Self-Contained                    
            Grades (1-8)
Early Childhood Education-Handicapped 
            Grades (PK-6)
Emotionally Disturbed                
            Grades (PK-12)
Language and/or Learning Disabled 
            Grades (PK-12)



Instructional Aid - Teen Leadership

Crystal Bauder

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For seven years Crystal has worked at a Girl Scout Summer Camp as a counselor, lifeguard, Waterfront Director and Assistant Camp Director. In addition to leading the bully programs she also taught the girls self-respectful and self-worth. She continuously volunteers in the community and with churches. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and worked at Gulf Bend Center as mental health case manager. She is currently a training specialist at Devereux and enjoys developing activities, programs, and communicating/teaching gratitude.
 
Education: University of Houston: BS Psychology
 
Experience:
Gulf Bend Center- 3.5 years 
Girl Scouts of Central Texas- 7 years 
Hastings Entertainment- Customer Service Associate- 3 years
 
Volunteer:
Volleyball Coach for Victoria Cobras
Children's Ministry Teacher- Central Church of Christ
Youth Group Chaperon- Central Church of Christ