TEACHERS

Mistie Angelo
Mistie Angelo discovered her love for teaching when she began homeschooling her daughter eleven years ago. Previously, she worked as a court reporter until deciding to stay home to raise her children. She has been married for 39 years and has three grown children and one precious daughter-in-law. Mistie has served on the board of a local enrichment co-op and taught many classes from elementary age to high school.

 

 

She has a way of engaging her students in meaningful conversations and activities that promote learning. Her lessons are interactive and thought-provoking, as she encourages her students to think critically and ask questions. Mistie uses multimedia tools and real-world examples to enhance her lessons, making them more memorable and enjoyable. This will be her fourth-year teaching at the Training Center.

You may contact Mistie by phone at 281-831-6010 or by email at mistieangelo@outlook.com. Her mailing address is 725 Mountain View, Montgomery, Texas 77356.

 

 

 


Mindy Burrow
Mindy earned her BS in Applied Learning and Development with Honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 2002. She met her husband at UT, and they have been married for 22 years. Mindy was a public school teacher and taught in an inclusion environment for 5 years, earning Teacher of the Year her third year of teaching. One of her greatest joys is being able to watch her students grow and develop by helping one another by using their different gifts and abilities. Mindy and her husband are parents to 3 homeschooled children who also attend The Training Center. The 2024-25 school year will be her 7th year of co-teaching Club Explore. Mindy and her family enjoy hiking and exploring outdoors, baking, reading, basketball, and CrossFit. She can be reached at 936-443-9307 or m_burrow@hotmail.com.
Billie Jo Craig

Billie Jo Craig homeschooled her children for 20 years. She has an Associate of Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin- Fond du Lac. Before deciding to be a stay-at-home mom to her four children, she was at UW-Oshkosh working on a history degree.  With a few families, Billie jo began the Conroe Co-op where she was an administrator and teacher for twelve years.  The Training Center has been “home” since 2014. The Craig family attends Family Faith Bible. When not helping others with their homeschooling journey, she can be found spending time with her family, which includes nine grandchildren. Billie Jo can be reached at (936) 203-2866 or billiejocr@yahoo.com. Her mailing address is 3214 Felton Springs Dr., Spring, TX 77386.

Lisa DeYoung
Lisa DeYoung started teaching in a preschool class at a local Montessori over 25 years ago. While in this position, she realized she had a passion for teaching young children and began taking college courses. She taught pre-kindergarten at The Woodlands Christian Academy while working on completing her bachelor’s in education, with a specialization in reading, at Sam Houston State University in 2003. Lisa met her husband while pursuing her degree, and they got married in 2003.  After graduating, Lisa began teaching 1st grade in Conroe ISD until she had her 2nd son. After taking some time off with her family, she taught at an area preschool where her children attended and later taught 1st grade for five years at Legacy Preparatory Academy. In 2015, she and her husband felt led to home-school their children. Once she started homeschooling, they knew they had made the right choice for their family. They have two handsome sons, two beautiful daughters, four precious grandchildren, and a new grandson expected in July. Lisa loves the outdoors, crafts, camping, loving on her grandkids, and spending time with her family and all kinds of animals. She is so excited to be teaching Club K at The Training Center. Lisa can be reached at 832-515-6061 or by email at clubkteacher@yahoo.com.
Judy Doyle

Judy Doyle received a Bachelor of Arts from Sam Houston State University with a major in Elementary Education and minors in Spanish and English.  She taught in the public school system for 11 years, and now she and her husband are focused on homeschooling their two children.  While she specializes in teaching reading and math, Judy also thoroughly enjoys teaching science and history to engage children to explore our world through a biblical worldview.  In addition to her academic studies, she enjoys soap making, reading, and baking with her children.   As each new school year begins, Judy eagerly looks forward to creating excitement for learning and discovery.  She can be reached at 281-702-3616 or judya.doyle@gmail.com

Karen Garza

Karen Garza has been married 42 years to Joey.  On their life journey, they chose to home school their 3 daughters; Penny, Jennifer, & Esther.  All of their daughters have since graduated from college and are fully on their own life journeys.  Karen is now a 31-year home school veteran who is passionate about claiming science back for God.  She has a vision of science being used as a tool to reveal the intricacies of God to students who in turn can use their knowledge to share the wonders and proofs of God that exist in our universe and are revealed through science.

Out of Karen’s home schooling trek, Revelation Science Classes, www.RevelationScience.org, was birthed in 2005 to offer high school biology, chemistry, physics, human anatomy & physiology utilizing Christian world-view curriculum, such as Apologia and Berean.

Teaching and instructing others is a ministry and a privilege to Karen and she lives to be used by God to bring Him honor and glory.

Administration Class Info: Please use Garza Registration Form to register, which can be found under the Registration tab.  Karen may be contacted at 832.483.9643 or emailed at K.Garza [at] RevelationScience [dot] org.

Please mail registrations to 7327 Root Road, Spring, TX 77389.

Fees: Monthly tuition July thru April – Bio Tier 1 & Chem $60; Bio Tier 2 & Marine Bio $55

Lab Fee due July and December – Bio, Chem, & Marine Bio $40

Payment options:

1) Write 10 post-dated checks to be deposited on the first of the month from July to April.

The July & Dec. payment are to include the $40 SEMESTER lab fee;

2) Set up bank draft to arrive the 1st of the month (Include lab fees for July & Dec.);

3) Pay for entire course by ½ year – (includes ½ year tuition + SEMESTER lab fee)

July 1st & December 1st

NOTE: The first payment must include the SEMESTER lab fee to reserve your student’s spot.

As we often turn students away once you reserve your space, there are no refunds given after July 1.

All remaining checks for the year must be given by Orientation to maintain enrollment in class.

Drop Policy:  Registration for all classes is for a school-year commitment.

There is a full week of school work assigned by teachers for students to complete at home.  When registering, please make sure to assess your student’s ability to have time to attend all of their classes and extra curricula, PLUS complete their assigned school work.

If a student drops before September 30th, two additional months of tuition is required.

If a student drops after September 30th, the full year’s tuition is required.

Lab fees are not refundable.

Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson is an award winning artist who has produced artwork for many organizations, illustrated books and designed sets for theater.  As a professional artist, she sells paintings, takes commissions and teaches classes at various art events and conventions. One of her passions is sharing her love of art with kids of any age, and she especially enjoys teaching art classes and giving private lessons. Cindy’s artistic interest ranges widely and she is comfortable in many mediums. Students in will learn in mediums such as pencil, technical pen, charcoal, pastels, metal embossing, watercolors, crayon, watercolor pencils, collage, different printing methods, sculpture and oil sticks among other things, depending on age level and class taken. Intensely curious and with a keen interest in art history, she will draw students into conversations about art through the ages, from Early Christian works right up to modern times. They will quickly become comfortable and confident judges of art, learning how to make their own decisions and not be swayed by what they are exposed to in every area of the art world. Cindy is widely traveled and has learned in the great museums of the world. These experiences are shared with students, making art come alive. Her desire is that people will find beauty and hope in her paintings and in her life. To see her work, go to colorcatstudios101.etsy.com.  You may find more on her life and work on her Instagram account @colorcatcindy.  To contact Cindy for sales, commissions or classes, email her at colorcatstudios@gmail.com
Walt Jurek
With over 20 years of teaching experience and over 10 years of experience tutoring hundreds of public-, private-, and home-school students in physics and math, Professor Jurek combines all  that experience with his two engineering degrees (a B.S. in Engineering Mechanics from the USAF Academy and a M.S. in Systems Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology) to enthusiastically guide students in learning how the God of the Bible made His universe work. Professor Jurek teaches physics and engineering for LeTourneau University (www.letu.edu), science for Grace School of Theology (www.gsot.edu), chemistry and earth science for Hartwell University (www.hartwell-education.org), as well as physics and chemistry at The Training Center (ttcclasses.com). Professor Jurek, and his wife Tammie are parents to four homeschooled adult children and are now in their second generation of homeschooling with five grandchildren – with over 25 years in the homeschool community. Together, they launched the Design Discovery and Development Foundation (www.ddadf.org) to help people of all ages discover, develop, and operate in their God-given design to maximize the 80 (or so) years they have on this planet. Through the Aiming Your Arrows workshop, they are equipping parents to discover the uniqueness of their children to aim those children in their education, career, and life. With the Career Aptitude and Outlook Assessment (CAOA), they help students discover careers that best fit their God-given design, the educational requirements for those careers, the schools with the programs to fulfill those requirements, the 10-year outlook for jobs in those careers, AND the salary expectations.

 

Lori Kelley
Lori Kelley attended Sam Houston State University where she
earned a Bachelor of Science in elementary education. She
taught in Montgomery ISD for six years and at Legacy
Preparatory Christian Academy for two years. Lori and her
husband, Brit, have been happily married for twenty-three years
and have two beautiful children, Jenna and Britton. Lori has been
homeschooling her children for the past thirteen years. She has
spent much of that time teaching literature and writing in a co-op
setting. This is Lori’s sixth year to teach through The Training
Center. Lori has a passion for encouraging children to fall in love
with literature and become confident writers. Her contact
information is (281)813-4763 or thekelleys4@hotmail.com Mailing
address is Lori Kelley 216 Skipper Jack DR. Montgomery, TX.
77316
Ann LeBlanc

Ann LeBlanc graduated from the Paul M. Hebert Law Center at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and has been a practicing attorney since 1994. She has argued at the state district court and appellate court levels as well as the federal court level in both Texas and Louisiana. She also holds a B.S. degree in finance. Ann has authored and published articles for the Baton Rouge Bar Association and the National Business Institute. She previously served as an adjunct professor of Business Law at the University of Southwest Louisiana – Lafayette and is currently an adjunct professor for LeTourneau University and instructor for Excelsior Classes online. Ann and Chris homeschooled their children, utilizing the Socratic method. Their oldest is pursuing a PhD in biomedical sciences and their youngest is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in drama.  Ann is passionate about teaching critical thinking to the next generation to ensure that our God-given rights remain unalienable. She and her family live in the Montgomery area with their two cats and are actively involved in their Church community. Ann will be teaching American Government and Economics again this school year.

 

 

Corinne Park

Corinne Park graduated from Hardin Simmons University with a Bachelor of Education degree.  She spent 2 years teaching school at Asuncion Christian Academy in Paraguay, South America.  Upon her return to the States she attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where she met her husband Jon Park.  She graduated with a Master of Arts in Religious Education.  She and her husband spent 8 years in the ministry in Florida where she taught in a Christian school.  When her first daughter was ready for kindergarten they began to home educate.  The oldest daughter is now a college graduate after successfully completing her education at home, supplemented with Training Center classes and dual credit.  The youngest daughter has taken classes at The Training Center since kindergarten and is now attending college. Corinne has taught classes for homeschoolers in her home and in co-ops. The 2024-2025 year will be her 17th year teaching with The Training Center.  This year she will be teaching Flying Creatures (3rd-6th grade science classes), Apologia Physical Science, Algebra I and Algebra 2.  She enjoys making her classes hands-on with active learning to increase a student’s love of learning and natural curiosity.  Corinne can be reached at joncorinne@consolidated.net and (281) 770-5964. Her mailing address is 7226 Lorna Rd. Montgomery, TX 77316.

McKenna Smyth

McKenna Smyth graduated from Texas A&M University in 2022 with her Bachelor’s in Education with a certification in EC-6th. She has since been teaching 5th grade Science and Social Studies in Montgomery ISD. She is a dog mom to Gabby and Guapo, who she absolutely loves. She is so excited for her first year of teaching at the Training Center and can’t wait to instill a love for math in her students, as that is where she always excelled when she was growing up. You can reach her at 832-819-8747, or by email at mckennasmyth4@gmail.com.

 

Shelly Smyth
 

 

 

Shelly Smyth graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Education.  She has been happily married to her husband, Kevin, for twenty-seven years and they have four children. Her teaching career began in Conroe ISD, teaching  Language Arts and History.  After the birth of her first daughter, she took a break from teaching to be home with her kids. When her children attended private school, she taught Language Arts and History at Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy for two years.  Once she and her husband made the decision to homeschool, she taught literature and writing to junior high and high school students at her homeschool co-op. Shelly has continued to homeschool her children through high school.  Her two oldest children, McKenna and Cameron, have recently graduated from Texas A&M. Her third child, Kaili, is graduating from high school this year and she continues the home school journey with  her fourth child, Claire, who is in third grade.  Shelly has a strong passion for literature and loves guiding students to find a similar love of the written word.

Shelly can be reached by text at 281-450-0564 or email at smyth-kevin@comcast.net.  Her mailing address is:  8820 Catamaran Way Montgomery, TX 77316.

Heidi Webb

Heidi Webb was born and raised in Conroe, Texas. She is a former homeschooler and graduated from the Conroe Area Christian Home Educators (CACHE) homeschool group. Class of 2003!

During her teenage and college years, she was a dance instructor. Heidi taught dance lessons at the Conroe Family YMCA, Conroe Recreation Center, and Backstage Dance Studio. She also danced with the Kingwood College Dance Company for a year. Dance has always been her passion, and teaching dance is where her love of teaching began.

Mrs. Webb earned her associate degree at Lone Star College-Montgomery and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Sam Houston State University. She has been teaching in different classroom settings for fourteen years now. She was a substitute teacher first with Willis ISD for five years and held long-term substitute positions for 2nd grade and computer classes. In the public school setting, Mrs. Webb has also taught everything from Pre-K through 5th grade, P.E. classes, Library, Music, Computers, and even Special Education classes. While teaching with Willis ISD she learned how to differentiate her instruction to adapt to each student’s learning style and individual educational needs.

Over the past 10 years, she has been a private homeschool teacher to a young man at his home. She started teaching him in 3rd grade, and he graduated from CACHE in May 2024.

This will be Mrs. Webb’s sixth year teaching at The Training Center. She teaches our Jr. High World History, and  Sentence to Paragraph Writing, and Math 7 classes. She is looking forward to the 2024-2025 school year!

Mrs. Webb has been married to her husband for 14 years. They have two wonderful children. A 13-year-old son who is homeschooled by Heidi’s mom and takes classes at TTC, and another son, a toddler who keeps everyone busy! As a family, they enjoy serving at their church, being involved in Boy Scouts, spending time outdoors, and taking trips and adventures across the great state of Texas!

You can contact Heidi Webb by phone at 936-446-6627. Feel free to text her! She can be reached best by email at heidiwebb@ttcclasses.com

Kelly Wood

 Kelly earned a double major in Bible and Elementary Education from Columbia International University (CIU) in Columbia, South Carolina. She holds teacher certification through the Texas Education Association, and earned teacher certification through the Association of Christian Schools International. She met her husband Dean while at CIU and they married in 1993. Dean pastors a church in Spring, TX and teaches at TTC. Kelly was a homeschool mom for 17 years to her children Karis, Karsten, and Darby, who are now working and pursuing college degrees. Kelly was a public school classroom teacher for 5 years, a children’s/youth ministry trainer/speaker for Group Publishing for 10 years, and a children’s ministry director for 20 years. The Training Center was an integral partner in educating her children, and Kelly finds great joy in partnering with other parents in their homeschool journey. Kelly enjoys spending time with her family, hanging out with the family pets, and crocheting. Kelly can be reached at thefamilywood@gmail.com. Class registration forms and tuition should be mailed to: 1431 West Welsford Dr. Spring, TX 77386.