Bethany Elston

HEAD OF SCHOOL

Mrs. Elston graduated Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M in 2006. She earned her Masters in Academic Administration in 2011 and has worked in education for the last 12 years. She was employed by Belton ISD and Katy ISD before becoming a homeschool mom. She spent 3 years teaching Algebra in Katy ISD and has spent the last 6 years studying Classical Education and Curriculum as a member of the local classical community.

 

Bethany lives in Katy and has been married to her husband, Todd Elston, for 12 years and together they are raising their 3 children - Gavin, Wesley and Selah.  She is interested in swimming, reading, playing in the dirt, and camping - among other things! Most of all she is a strong believer in Jesus Christ and simply cannot get enough of His Holy Word. BCA is blessed by the experience and passion Bethany brings to our wonderful school!

Jessica Birkmire

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATOR

Mrs. Birkmire graduated with a degree in Communications from Texas A&M University (2000), received her Master’s in Education Administration (2010) and is currently certified by the State of Texas as a Principal Grades EC-12.  She has 15+ years of teaching experience and holds a teaching certificate in Language Arts/Reading & Social Studies 4-8 and Speech grades 8-12.  She and her husband Joe live in Katy and have five sons.  Jessica believes her passion for education comes from the Lord who continues to give her opportunities to serve Him.  She finds joy in encouraging and supporting teachers and staff, working with students, building relationships with parents, and maintaining positive partnerships with BCA’s education organizations as well as the local school district.   Jessica and her family have been involved with BCA for many years in different roles.  BCA has been a blessing to Jessica’s family!

Christina Neumann

OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR

Christina Neumann graduated from the University of Houston, Summa Cum Laude in 2004.  She began her teaching career soon after.  She has 15+ years of teaching experience in an array of schools: public, inner city, private, and classical.  After the birth of her second child she had the privilege of becoming a stay at home mom for 5 years.  God provided the wonderful opportunity to teach at a classical Christian school in the area last year where her children attended.  Although she enjoyed being back in the classroom she felt that she was called to serve in other ways within a school.  An encourager and task oriented person at heart, she is so excited to have the opportunity to fill the role of BCA Office Administrator.

 

Christina and her husband Ken, along with their 3 children, live in the Cypress area where her husband is the pastor of their church. 

Monika Reeves

ENROLLMENT COORDINATOR

Monika Reeves was born and raised in Germany.  She came to the US where she met her husband and they have been living in Katy, Texas for the past 25 years.  She has two grown sons and 3 precious grandchildren. 

After taking a break from the workforce in 2012 God had a different plan for her life and led her to Bible Study Fellowship.  Within a year she was serving in the Children's program and loving every moment of it.  While not looking for a job God redirected her path again In January of 2020 and led her to BCA where she can combine her years of office experience with her love for children.  

 

"I am grateful to be part of a school where God is honored and the aim for the next generation is to make disciples for the Lord Jesus Christ."

Sarah Head

WEBSITE AND MARKETING COORDINATOR

Sarah Head grew up just north of Houston in Spring, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M in 2000 with a degree in Mathematics and a minor in Sociology. She worked for an HR Outsourcing company for several years before deciding to stay at home with her boys. Sarah and her husband, Vim have live in Katy since 2011 with their three sons.  The Heads are members of Church of the King where they both serve faithfully. Two of her boys attend Berean Christian Academy and she is honored to serve the school that has been such a blessing to her family. 

Curtis Brown

MINISTERIUM

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Ashley Wallace

MINISTERIUM

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Caitlin Maxey

JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN

Originally from East Tennessee, Caitlin has always had a passion for teaching and investing in the next generation, and even had the opportunity to co-teach with a Montessori trained teacher with 4 and 5 year olds throughout her college years. Caitlin later became the Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities teacher in La Grange, TX, before moving to Katy, where she was a Special Education Resource Teacher with Katy ISD for three years. Caitlin has happily spent the last four years as a stay at home mommy to her precious children. 

 

The Lord moved in mighty ways this past year to bring BCA into the life of Caitlin’s family and she is thrilled to have the opportunity to use her passions for learning through play and for sharing the gospel with our children to teach Junior Kindergarten. 

Caitlin has been married to her husband, Mark, for ten years, and together they are raising their three beautiful children: Eleanor, Huck, and Lucy. Caitlin loves to knit, curl up with a soft blanket and a good book, and spend copious amounts of time outside watching her kids play. 

Nicole Black

KINDERGARTEN

Mrs. Black knew at a young age she wanted to have a career in education. She attended Texas State University and after graduating in 2005 she began working in Hays CISD where she taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and dyslexia intervention. In 2013 the Lord blessed Mrs. Black and her husband with their first son. After much prayer, she left teaching to be a stay at home mom and her family moved to Katy. During her time at home, Mrs. Black served as a children’s leader at Bible Study Fellowship and in various roles within her church.

 

Mrs. Black has been married to her husband for 9 years and they have two boys. She is passionate about God, His Word, and carrying out the Great Commission. Mrs. Black considers it a privilege and an honor to pour God’s Word into children raising them up as disciples who follow Jesus!

Debbie Shoquist

KINDERGARTEN

Debbie Shoquist grew up in Wisconsin and moved to Katy from East Texas. The Lord found Mrs. Shoquist "floundering" as a freshman in College which began a wonderful journey!  Mrs. Shoquist loves children and has raised five of her own, one son and four daughters, all happily married and blessing her with 14 grandchildren!

 

Mrs. Shoquist has spent most of her years teaching Sunday School, children's Church, Choir, VBS, Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts and serving as a Pre-school director at her Church. Additionally, Mrs. Shoquist has 12 years teaching experience in 3rd, 2nd, and Kindergarten in public school. She attends Second Baptist Church in Katy and enjoys teaching in a Christian School where God can be freely honored and glorified!

Nicole Black

KINDERGARTEN

Mrs. Black knew at a young age she wanted to have a career in education. She attended Texas State University and after graduating in 2005 she began working in Hays CISD where she taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade, and dyslexia intervention. In 2013 the Lord blessed Mrs. Black and her husband with their first son. After much prayer, she left teaching to be a stay at home mom and her family moved to Katy. During her time at home, Mrs. Black served as a children’s leader at Bible Study Fellowship and in various roles within her church.

 

Mrs. Black has been married to her husband for 9 years and they have two boys. She is passionate about God, His Word, and carrying out the Great Commission. Mrs. Black considers it a privilege and an honor to pour God’s Word into children raising them up as disciples who follow Jesus!

BEREAN

CHRISTIAN ACADEMY

1407 West Grand Parkway South

Katy, TX 77494

Phone: 346-307-7491

SCHOOL HOURS

Monday-Thursday   8:25am-2:45pm

  Friday                       8:25am-12:00pm

 

NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS

Berean Christian Academy admits students of any national or ethnic origin, race, color, physical ability, to all programs and activities offered by the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of national or ethnic origin, race, color, or physical ability in the administration of educational policies, admissions policies, or other administered programs. 

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