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Director. Superintendent.

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
 
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 has two children, is active in her community and has volunteered in the children’s ministry.
 





High School Math and English

Brandi Cowan

My name is Brandi Cowan, and I am from Mobile, Al. I moved to Victoria, TX, in May of 2015. I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education in May of 2015, and also my Master's Degree in Education in July of 2017. I am married to my wonderful husband and we have a beautiful 4-Month old daughter. I've had the experience of working with grades K-8 since the four years I've been in TX. I am currently working with grades 6-12 at Sylvan Learning Center assisting with reading, math, and SAT/ACT Prep. I am very excited about this new journey to display my faith in God and this next generation.

 

Honors Diploma: Blount High School rank: 9 in class                                         May 2010

Bachelor’s Degree: Alabama State University, Montgomery, Alabama                May 2015

            Concentration: Elementary Education

Master’s Degree: Walden University, Minneapolis, Minnesota                              May 2017

            Concentration: Reading and Mathematics

Related Coursework: Logical reasoning, public speaking, psychology, foundations of education, teaching of mathematics, language arts, and reading.






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!





Instructional Aide: Elementary

Amy Folbre

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.

 






Russian as a Foriegn Language. 9th and 10th grade English

Oksana Greco

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
 
 





Math and Science High School.

Glenn Howard

 
Lead teacher responsible for scheduling teachers and students, tracking student progress during placement. Communication with parents, students, staff, and administration. Developed curriculum to meet state and local standards of student achievement.
Initiated level system based on student progress to encourage student participation and success and to encourage improved student attendance.
Improved student performance to enhance better grades, improve self-respect and self-worth, set goals for future success and job market and future goals.
Managed and reviewed yearly campus improvement plan.
Consulted on Advisory Council and Attendance Improvement Board.
 
Education
Bachelor of Science: Biology/Chemistry Southwestern OSU
 
Experience
Lead Teacher
Science Club Sponsor
Science and Math with Laboratory Teaching Skills
 
Sylvan Learning Center; June 2015 to present
 
Secondary Science Teacher
Victoria ISD, August 1991 to June 2015
 
Secondary Science Teacher
Calhoun County ISD, August 1989 to June 1991
 
Certifications
Teacher Certification Texas A&I Kingsville
 





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!






Fitness Coach

Stephanie Ledwig

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Stephanie Ledwig ~ Fitness Coach Grades 1-6
Director/Instructor
Ledwig Dance Academy
 
In 2012, Stephanie choreographed the Victoria East High School Fine Arts Department musical, The Wizard of Oz.  She was inducted into the VEHS International Thespian Society as an Honorary Member for her choreography in the musical. She also choreographed the VISD musical Little Shop of Horrors in 2013 and Willy Wonka in 2014. Stephanie is currently an instructor and choreographer with the Victoria East High School Golden Saber Dance Team. She has choreographed numerous competition dances for the dance team. Stephanie has received perfect scores for her choreography. In 2013 at the Austin Celebration Talent Competition, Stephanie's choreography for the junior company ballet dance won best choreography out of the entire competition. Stephanie choreographed field routines for the Nixon-Smiley HS Dance Team in 2014.
 
Stephanie brings the same passion she has for her individual students to Crossroads!  At her dance studio, she strives to make dance fun for her dancers while teaching them proper technique, discipline, performance, and the latest dance moves.  She encourages her staff to see the potential in every student and help them reach that potential in dance and in life. Her curriculum is personally created to maximize development.  Together, our program teaches fitness to the individual. Our method will develop them in physical skills, emotional maturity, wellness and happiness.
 
  • Bachelor's of Science in Communication at the University of Houston-Victoria
  • Stephanie is on the provider list for VISD's off-campus PE program where students can receive PE credit.
 
Ledwig Dance Academy
​Where your heart meets your feet
5803-B John Stockbauer Dr.          Victoria, TX          77904          ledwigdanceacademy@mail.com           (361) 541-6005
 





Reading Specialist: Dyslexia

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...

 






Elementary: Lead Teacher

Erin Mills

Erin Mills:

Erin holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction, as well as a Master’s in Supervision & Administration.  She is certified as a Principal, T-TESS, CPI, and ILD with over five years of administrative experience.

 

Bachelor’s in Science, University of Houston Cum Laude                                   1996-1999 

Master’s in Administration & Supervision University of Phoenix                        2002-2007  

Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction University of Phoenix                               2002-2007  

Texas Provisional Certificate

Leadership Experience: Third Grade Team Leader, Supervised student teachers from HBU, SFA, and Region IV, Served on the District Curriculum Team, TOT: Accelerated Reader, Served on the Book Adoption Committee, Teacher for Extended Day Classes (OEY) servicing At-Risk students needing small group instruction to prepare them for the TAKS test. Teacher for ESL night classes for adult learners

For more about Erin: https://theorganizedchaoso.wixsite.com/erinelizabethmills9






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

 

 

 
 
        





Math and Science Junior High

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.
 
More info coming soon…





Spanish: High School

Ellen Sauseda

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Joe Taylor

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Mr. Taylor is a native Texan and resident of Victoria for the last 20 years.  He and his wife of ten years share three children, two of whom are in college and working successfully throughout the US.  Mr. Taylor recently left the oilfield to pursue his lucrative passion of “flipping” vehicles by renovating them inside and out before reselling.  His other hobbies include installing all types of electronic systems, volunteering with Cub Scouts and helping coach children’s basketball and baseball.  He looks forward to being surrounded by others at Crossroads Christian who have opened their hearts to Jesus.






Administrative Assistant. Office Manager.

Angelique Villareal

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Mrs. Villarreal, affectionately known to the students as Miss V., has been a valuable asset since the doors first opened at Crossroads Christian.  Her skills include everything from giving hugs to organizational renovation.  As a mom to five CCS students, master multi-tasker, and the first smiling face you meet in the office, Miss V keeps the staff and school running smoothly.