Staff-Volunteers-Support
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 is a Texas Association of School Psychologists Affiliate and plans to pursue a Master's Degree in the near future.
 





Administrative Assistant. Office Manager.

Angelique Villarreal

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Mrs. Villarreal, affectionately known 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. 

Her role as Administrative Assistant and Office Manager is a dual role. As Administrative Assistant Mrs. Villarreal serves as liaison between teachers, parents, students, and the director. She coordinates student enrollment and placement, managing courses, academic records, and sensitive documents, supporting all areas of the instructional program. As Office Manager, she is responsible for most of the clerical work in the school, including a variety of documents (e.g., agendas, minutes, etc) for the purpose of communicating information and/or creating documentation in conformance with established guidelines. She is the point person for prayer, support, maintenance, mailing, shipping, supplies, equipment, and errands, all while answering correspondence, complaints and queries.

 

It’s no secret how amazing she is and we would be lost without her!

 






Bible . SEL.

Violet Burger

Mrs.Burger attended a 3 year Bible College called Destiny Bible Institute and received her diploma in Bible Studies upon graduation in 2002.

Jim & Violette then decided to publish a Christian magazine called ‘The Kids’ Ark’ for children 6 -12 years of age. The magazine is a non-profit organization and gives away magazines to Foster Care Agencies and youth organizations to spread the Gospel and teach children how to make Godly choices.

Violette has a passion for winning souls for Christ and teaching the Bible. God first got her attention many years ago thru Bible prophecy. Her passion is also to teach Bible prophecy to the younger generation.

More info coming soon...






High School English and History. SAT Prep

Jeana Cates

Education
B.A. English, Minor in Sociology 2001 Texas State University
 
Experience
Sylvan Learning Center Lead Tutor Reading and Mathematics.
Substitute Teacher: all grade levels and campuses, VISD
Elementary Teacher: Second Grade, VISD
Substitute Teacher: all grade levels and campuses, Hondo I.S.D.
Mother’s Day Out: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Hondo, TX
Dean’s Office & Planetarium: Texas A&M Int’l., Laredo, TX
Project Coordinator: Nat’l. Geographic/Hampton Brown- S.A., TX
Project duties which included layout, editing, and proofreading of reading passages for children’s books.  Coordinated with out-of-state editorial team to create and improve final drafts of reading passages.  Remained in close contact with vendor for necessary changes and revisions to reading passages. 
Harcourt Assessment/Psychorp: San Antonio, TX
Program Administrator: for several large-scale testing programs. Monitored program performance. Primary point of contact for scoring issues with schools, follow-up alerts and scoring hotline.  Primary point of contact for selected test coordinators.
Production Specialist: Coordinated development of numerous clinical-based assessments.  Scheduled, conducted, and wrote re-cap notes for Production. Coordinated with departments, vendors, printers, and team members on test publishing. Developed projects from Pilot to Finalization. Edits to prepare for finalization.
Senior Associate, Production: Created book-maps and mock-ups for the STANFORD 10 Standardized Test. 
 
Activities
Gaylon Trees Memorial Award, 4-H: Bronze, Silver, and Gold Star Award, R.O.P.E. Award: Harcourt Assessment, Inc., Community Outreach Group Volunteer: Harcourt, PTO President for D’Hanis Elem., PTO Volunteer for Meyer Elementary: Hondo, TX, A.C.T.S. Team Member- 2 years: St. John’s Catholic Church- Hondo, V.B.S. teacher St. Paul Lutheran Church- Hondo, V.P. of Activities & Fundraising: Hondo Hermann Sons School of Dance, Kinder CCD Teacher, Hondo, Asst. Pre-K CCD Teacher & Pre-School V.B.S. Director- Casper, WY, Asst. Childrens’ Liturgy at Holy Family Catholic Church & member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas, V.B.S. Holy Family, Victoria.





High School Math and Science. SAT Prep

Brandi Cowan

Education
B.S. Elementary Education May 2015 Alabama State University
M.S.Education May 2017 Walden University
 
Experience
Sylvan Learning Center assisting with reading, math, and SAT/ACT Prep grades 6-12.
Related Coursework: Logical reasoning, public speaking, psychology, foundations of education, teaching of mathematics, language arts, and reading.
1st Grade Elementary Teacher: VISD
K-5 Elementary Intern Teacher: VISD
Junior High Permanent Substitute Teacher: VISD
Special Education Teacher Fellow: Calhoun County ISD, Port Lavaca, TX
Adult Education/GED Prep: Victoria College
YMCA Camp Counselor





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. Algebra

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
 
 





Junior High: English and History

Laura Goff

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....





Instructional Aid: Elementary

Sara Hull

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






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!






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...

 






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

 

 

 
 
        





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.
 
More info coming soon…





Spanish. Home Ec. Dave Ramsey.

Ellen Sauseda

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