Faculty & Staff

Below you can find a list of all Faculty and Staff including support staff in alphabetic order.

  • Middle School English

    Laura Arrazolo - Middle School English

    Stanford University (B.A.) 

    Rice University (M.A.T.) 

    Mrs. Arrazolo has taught at Lanier MS, Monta Vista HS (Cupertino, CA), Jones HS (in the Vanguard program now called Carnegie), and Houston Community College, and served as a teacher-trainer and mentor teacher for Laying the Foundation, Inc. across the state.

    » Contact Laura Arrazolo

  • After School Care Director

    Lety Ayala - After School Care Director

    Mrs. Lety Ayala is our After School & Summer School Director. She has many years of experience working with children. Mrs. Ayala served on many missionary trips mainly to help in orphanages in China.

    » Contact Lety Ayala

  • School Nurse

    Christina Bailey - School Nurse

    Prairie View A&M University (B.S.N.)

    Texas Women's University (M.B.A)

    Ms. Bailey is an RN and currently serves as the full-time nurse at Veritas.  She previously practiced at MD Anderson Cancer Center for 18 years.  She holds a B.S. in Nursing from Prairie View A&M University and a Masters in Business Administration from Texas Women's University.

    » Contact Christina Bailey

  • Fourth Grade

    Kim Berger - Fourth Grade

    Stephen F. Austin State University  (B.A.) 

    Mrs. Berger serves as the Fourth Grade Teacher and is also the ACSI Math Olympics Chair coordinator. She holds a B.A. in Communications, an ACSI Elementary Teacher Certificate, and a Texas Educator Certificate for Elementary Education. She has taught for 16 years in Christian schools.

    » Contact Kim Berger

  • PreK 3 Senior

    Elizabeth Campbell - PreK 3 Senior

    University of Montevallo (B.S.)

    Mrs. Elizabeth Campbell is the PreK-3 homeroom teacher. She holds a B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders from the University of Montevallo, and has previous teaching experience in both a residential preschool program for disabled children and at an early intervention preschool program. .

    » Contact Elizabeth Campbell

  • School Office Assistant

    Becky Cauwels - School Office Assistant

    Mrs. Becky Cauwels currently serves as our School Office Assitant.  She previously taught as the PreK4 teacher for 6 years at Veritas.  She currently holds an ACSI Certification in Early Education.

    » Contact Becky Cauwels

  • Director of Fine Arts

    Lina Delgado - Director of Fine Arts

    Florida International University (B.A.)

    Nova Southeastern University (M.A.)

    Mrs. Lina Delgado is the Director of Fine Arts.  She also teaches Middle School Spanish, and directs the Elementary Christmas Musicals and 8th Grade Drama production. Mrs. Delgado has a Masters Degree from Nova Southeastern University and a Bachelors Degree from the Florida International University. 

    » Contact Lina Delgado

  • Middle School Bible and Mathematics

    Molly El-Issa - Middle School Bible and Mathematics

    American University of Beirut (B.A.)

    Mrs. Molly El-Issa is the Dean of Middle School, and also teaches Middle School Bible and Pre-Algebra. She holds a B.A. degree in Educational Psychology from the American University of Beirut. She was formerly Director of a Center for Language Instruction in Canada. Mrs. El-Issa has an ACSI Secondary Teaching Certificates and a Secondary Administrator Certificate. 

    » Contact Molly El-Issa

  • Fine Arts Teacher

    Terry Flores - Fine Arts Teacher

    University of Houston (B.F.A.)

    Ms. Terry Flores is our Fine Arts teacher of visual arts for Pre-K3 - Grade 8. Ms. Flores comes to us from St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Children’s Place where she taught for over ten years and served as the Fine Arts Director creating an integrated early childhood fine arts curriculum incorporating visual art and music.  She holds a B.F.A. from University of Houston, attended graduate school at Rutgers University Mason Gross School Art and has an ACSI teaching certificate. 

    » Contact Terry Flores

  • First Grade

    Brooke Fox - First Grade

    Houston Baptist University (B.A.)

    Miss Brooke Fox is one of our First Grade teachers. Miss Fox has a Bachelors Degree from Houston Baptist University. She has three years of experience teaching First and Second Grade. Miss Fox has both State and ACSI Elementary Teaching Certification.

    » Contact Brooke Fox

  • 3rd/4th Grade Science/Spelling

    Alecia Gallegos - 3rd/4th Grade Science/Spelling

    University of Houston (B.S.)

    Mrs. Gallegos is the Science and Spelling Teacher for 3rd and 4th grade.   She has a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies and also has 13 years of experience teaching Preschool and Kindergarten.  

    » Contact Alecia Gallegos

  • PreK 4 Senior

    Sara Gibson - PreK 4 Senior

    The Crown College (B.A.)

    Mrs. Sara Gibson is our PreK4 Senior teacher. She has an Associate Degree in Science from Midland College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Crown College of the Bible. Mrs. Gibson has a deep love for children and a passion for missions. Mrs. Gibson holds an ACSI Elementary Teaching certificate.

    » Contact Sara Gibson

  • Teacher's Assistant

    Jasmine Harris - Teacher's Assistant

    Miss Jasmine Harris is our PreK  Teacher's Assistant. In previous years, she worked at Veritas as a substitute, After School Care and Summer Camp. 

    » Contact Jasmine Harris

  • Director of Preschool

    Kimberlee Hering - Director of Preschool

    Frostburg State College (B.A.)

    Mrs. Kimberlee Hering is the Director of Preschool and Third Grade homeroom teacher. She holds a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Frostburg State College and holds an ACSI and State Teaching Certificate. She has twenty-nine years of teaching experience.   She has also served as a preschool minister, an administrator and has served on ACSI accreditation teams. 

    » Contact Kimberlee Hering

  • Technology Director

    Jan Heuer - Technology Director

    Sam Houston State University (B.A.)

    University of Texas at Austin (M.B.A.)

    Mrs. Jan Heuer serves Veritas as the Technology Director. She holds a B.A. from Sam Houston State University and an M.B.A from the University of Texas at Austin. This is her fourteenth year teaching at a Christian school and she has over twenty-two years of experience in Information Technology. She holds a lifetime Texas Educator Certificate in Computer Information Systems and a Lifetime ACSI Secondary Computer Science Teaching Certificate. Her children are both Veritas graduates. Mrs. Heuer teaches computer to grades K - Grade 8.

    » Contact Jan Heuer

  • Head of Middle School

    Bruce Horn - Head of Middle School

    Wilkes University (B.S.)

    Pepperdine University (M.A.)

    Mr. Bruce Horn serves Veritas as Head of Middle School. He is also teaches math for Grades 6 - 8 including Algebra 1 and Geometry. Mr. Horn has a Master’s Degree from Pepperdine University in CA and a B.S. in Engineering from Wilkes University in PA. He has an ACSI teaching certificate and more than eighteen years of experience teaching in Christian schools.

    » Contact Bruce Horn

  • Financial Manager

    Marilyn Hughes - Financial Manager

    University of Tennessee (B.S.)

    Mrs. Marilyn Hughes serves Veritas as the Financial Manager. She has a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee and is a Certified Public Accountant. In addition to many years of experience in public and corporate accounting, she previously worked at a Christian school establishing and running their accounting system. 

    » Contact Marilyn Hughes

  • Physical Education Teacher

    Rush Hughes - Physical Education Teacher

    Southern Methodist University (B.S.)

    Coach Rush Hughes is our Physical Education teacher. He teaches PE to Grades PreK 4 through the 8th grade.  Coach Rush has a B.S. in History from Southern Methodist University (SMU) and has previously worked at Christian camps and in Christian schools coaching and teaching.

    » Contact Rush Hughes

  • Office Manager

    Demetria Jackson - Office Manager

    Mrs. Demetria Jackson is our Office Manager.  A former Youth Director, Mrs. Jackson has twenty-one years of experience working with children and youth and twenty-three years of administrative experience.   

    » Contact Demetria Jackson

  • Athletic Director & Middle School Science

    Joy Jones - Athletic Director & Middle School Science

    Louisiana State University (B.A.)

    Houston Baptist University (M.Ed.)

    Ms. Joy Jones serves Veritas as the Athletic Director, Middle School Science Teacher and the Fifth Grade Homeroom Teacher. She oversees and coordinates all of the athletic and physical education programs at Veritas. She has a B.A. in General Studies from Louisiana State University and a M.Ed. from Houston Baptist University. She also holds an ACSI Secondary Science Teaching Certificate as well as a Texas Educator Certificate in science. She has taught and coached in Christian schools for fifteen years. She is also the advisor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has served on ACSI accreditation teams. 

    » Contact Joy Jones

  • Head of Lower School

    Amy Leonard - Head of Lower School

    Louisiana State University (B.S.)

    Mrs. Amy Leonard serves Veritas as the Head of Lower School and Second Grade homeroom teacher. Mrs. Amy Leonard has a B.S. in Education from Louisiana State University, an ACSI Elementary Teaching Certificate, a Texas Educator Certificate in Elementary Education and an Early Ed ACSI Teaching Certificate. She has over twenty-six years of experience teaching in both public and private schools. Mrs. Leonard also served on ACSI accreditation teams.

    » Contact Amy Leonard

  • School Janitor

    Cristina Lopez - School Janitor

    Mrs. Cristina Lopez is the school janitor. Mrs. Lopez is also a pastor's wife. Her husband pastors a local Hispanic church in the community. Cristina loves the Lord and is dedicated to this ministry that she calls her own.

    » Contact Cristina Lopez

  • Reading Specialist

    Pat Moore - Reading Specialist

    Baylor University (B.S.)

    Houston Baptist University (M.A.)

    Mrs. Pat Moore serves the school as Reading Specialist Resource teacher and Substitute. Mrs. Moore has a BS in Reading from Baylor University and an MA in Education from Houston Baptist University. She has a State certification as a Reading Specialist and Early Childhood Special Ed plus an Elementary ACSI Professional teaching certificate. Mrs. Moore has over thirty years of  teaching experience with children of all ages. She also tutors after school.

    » Contact Pat Moore

  • Latin

    Gwen Moton - Latin

    University of Houston (B.A.)

    Ms. Gwen Moton holds a B.A. in Elementary Special Education from the University of Houston and an ACSI Elementary Teaching Certificate as well as a Deaf/Hard of Hearing Teaching Certificate. She has seventeen years of teaching experience in both public and private schools. Mrs. Moton teaches Grades 2-5 Latin. 

    » Contact Gwen Moton

  • MS History Teacher

    Elizabeth Olmos - MS History Teacher

    University of Houston (B.A.)

    Mrs. Olmos taught for 9 years in HISD schools (Sam Houston Math, Science and Technology Center formerly Sam Houston High School and Heights High School formerly John H. Reagan High School). She taught social studies courses such as World Geography, World History, AP World History and U.S. History.  In Reagan HS she also served as a PLC leader for the World History team, mentor teacher, history fair coordinator and helped establish the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IBMYP). 

    » Contact Elizabeth Olmos

  • Preschool Music & Movement Teacher

    Lisa Oriahi - Preschool Music & Movement Teacher

    Houston Community College (A.A.)

    Ms. Lisa Oriahi currently serves as the Preschool Music & Movement Teacher.  She has previously served in various roles at Veritas for 6 years as the Art and Drama Assistant, and as a PreK Assistant.  She currently holds a Associate of Arts in Fashion Design and Merchandising from Houston Community College.     

    » Contact Lisa Oriahi

  • Kindergarten

    Christyne Poage - Kindergarten

    San Diego State University (B.A.)

    Mrs. Christyne Poage is one of our Kindergarten homeroom teachers. She holds a B.A. from San Diego State University and an ACSI and a State Certification in Elementary and Special Education teaching. She has five years of teaching experience with 4 and 5 year olds. Having had training at the Neuhaus Center, Mrs. Poage has worked as a private Dyslexia tutor for two years. 

    » Contact Christyne Poage

  • Second Grade Teacher

    Randi Prestera - Second Grade Teacher

    Lubbock Christian University (B.A.)

    Mrs. Randi Prestera is our second grade teacher. 
    She has a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Sports Science from Lubbock Christian University. She is currently working on her Masters in General Education. Mrs. Prestera holds an ACSI Elementary Teaching Certification. In previous years at Veritas, Mrs. Prestera has taught middle school English, History, as well as Physical Education.

    » Contact Randi Prestera

  • PreK 3 Junior

    Christine Reilly - PreK 3 Junior

    University of Houston (BBA)

    Mrs. Reilly has ten years teaching experience in a Christian school with two and three year olds.  She has a Bachelors of Business Administration In Management from UH, as well as an Associate of Applied Science in Child Development from HCC.  

    » Contact Christine Reilly

  • Kindergarten

    Anna Richardson - Kindergarten

    Texas State University (B.S.)

    Mrs. Anna Richardson is one of our Kindergarten Homeroom teachers. She graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She holds an ACSI Elementary Teaching Certificate. Mrs. Richardson is also our Middle School Basketball Girl's Coach.

    » Contact Anna Richardson

  • Preschool Art Teacher/Teacher's Assistant

    Reine Sabbagh - Preschool Art Teacher/Teacher's Assistant

    Ein Shams University (B.S.)

    Mrs. Sabbagh serves as one of our Preschool Teacher's Assistant.  She previously taught for 5 years as the lead PreK3 Teacher at Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School.  She also speaks four languages - English, French, German, and Arabic.     

    » Contact Reine Sabbagh

  • French Preschool

    Gladys Sakr - French Preschool

    Mrs. Gladys Sakr is our elementary teacher’s assistant. She assists the lower-school teachers and teaches French from PreK to the First Grade. Mrs. Sakr has an ACSI Early Ed Education Certificate and over ten years of experience teaching preschoolers.

    » Contact Gladys Sakr

  • Head of School

    Brad Sewell - Head of School

    Southeastern College at Wake Forest (B.A.)

    The University of Edinburgh (M.S.)

    Mr. Bradley Sewell serves Veritas as the Head of School. He holds a B.A. in History from Southeastern College at Wake Forest, North Carolina and an M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. 

    » Contact Brad Sewell

  • PreK 4 Junior

    Debbie Slagle - PreK 4 Junior

    Mrs. Slagle has an associates degree in Early Childhood, a Montessori Certificate, and a Child Development Associate Credential. She has over 35 years of experience teaching Pre-K and Kindergarten in several church schools and private schools and was the director of the New Hope Lutheran Early Learning Center.

    » Contact Debbie Slagle

  • Music & Band Director

    Debbie Swindler - Music & Band Director

    Ms. Debbie Swindler teaches music at Veritas in grades K through 8. She is the founder and owner of Bravo School of Music.  Ms. Swindler teaches choir, recorder, hand chimes in the lower elementary as well as directs our Middle School band. 

    » Contact Debbie Swindler

  • Middle School English

    Allicia Tillman - Middle School English

    University of Texas (B.A.)

    Emory University (M.A.T.)

    Mrs. Allicia Tillman is our Sixth Grade Homeroom teacher and the Middle School History Teacher. She also teaches 5th grade Language Arts. Mrs. Tillman has a Bachelors in Journalism from UT Austin and a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. She has a Secondary State Teaching Certificate. Mrs. Tillman has 3 years of experience teaching High School English and Middle School History and Language Arts. In addition, Mrs. Tillman coaches the Girls Volleyball and the Track Teams. 

    » Contact Allicia Tillman

  • First Grade

    Valarene Whitman - First Grade

    Houston Baptist University (B.A.)

    Mrs. Valarene Whitman is one of our First Grade homeroom teachers. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from Houston Baptist University. She has taught at Christian schools for twenty nine years. Mrs. Whitman holds a lifetime Texas Educator Certificate in elementary education and an ACSI Teaching Certificate. 

    » Contact Valarene Whitman

  • Director of Admissions & Communication

    Zachary Villafuerte - Director of Admissions & Communication

    Washington Bible College (B.A.)

    Mr. Villafuerte is the Director of Admissions and Communication.  Prior to Veritas, he was the Director of Enrollment and Marketing at Grace Christian School (Bowie, MD).  He has thirteen years of marketing, sales, and leadership experience in education, insurance, finance, and ministry.  Mr. Villafuerte holds a B.A. in Biblical Studies from Washington Bible College.

    » Contact Zachary Villafuerte

  • Language Arts Resource

    Melanie Wilson - Language Arts Resource

    West Carolina University (B.S.)

    Melanie Wilson is our Language therapist.  Mrs. Wilson holds a B.S.in Special Education and Social Work from Western Carolina University and is licensed and certified American language therapist by the Neuhaus Education Center. Melanie is a past teacher and team leader of Veritas and has over 25 years teaching experience. 

    » Contact Melanie Wilson