Faculty / Staff

The BCA Faculty and Staff is dedicated to providing all students with a quality Christian education.


 

Administration

Kevin Frauenberger

Headmaster

 

Andrea Case

Academic Dean

Andrea S. Case became a part of Baytown Christian Academy’s faculty in January of 1999 when she accepted a  position as a second-grade teacher.  Mrs. Case’s teaching career, however, started with a summer teaching job in  Houston, TX in June of 1981 upon her graduation from the University of Southern Mississippi where she earned a  Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education—Major English and Minor French.  After teaching various grade levels and  starting her own family, Mrs. Case returned to the classroom herself at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary  where she graduated in 1996 with a Master of Arts in Christian Education.  All in all, Mrs. Case has over 35 years of  teaching experience in various classroom and administrative roles.  

In her own words “BCA is where my heart is,it is where God has placed me."  

I am blessed to have spent the last 20 years of my career as an educator at BCA. The first nine of those years I served as an elementary teacher of various grade levels, and over these last years, I have served in different administrative roles.  I fully endorse Christian education and strive to build meaningful relationships that impact students and their families for Christ.  BCA’s mission perfectly sums up my own educational philosophy: 

Teaching the Mind; Reaching the Heart.”

 

Sandi Welch

Grammar Coordinator

Sandi Welch has been married for 25 years to her high school sweetheart and has two beautiful children. Her son graduated from BCA in 2015 and has completed two years at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He is currently coaching Varsity football, as the defensive coordinator, and is the head varsity baseball coach at BCA, while  still pursuing a degree in Education.  Her daughter graduated this year, as the Valedictorian of the Class of 2020, and  is beginning her secondary education at Lee College in Baytown, where she will be working on a degree in Biology.  She was a Varsity cheerleader since her 7th-grade year and will be active in the cheerleading program this year, as the assistant coach.  She will also be the Grammar librarian on Fridays.  Mrs. Welch is beginning her 9th year at BCA  but has taught in early childhood areas for the past 24 years.  She taught Pre K4 her first year here and then moved to Kindergarten for 4 years. She moved into the office as the Assistant to the Deans in 2018 and will be starting her new position as Grammar Director this fall. She was the Cheerleading Coach for 7 years and the Tennis coach for 4 years but has since resigned from those positions to focus on the new opportunity and new responsibilities as the Grammar Director.    

"I love being a part of the BCA family.  It is my desire to see children and families come to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and to know that I am a part of that, there is no greater joy. The fact that both of my children are giving back to the school that poured so much into their lives and helped mold and shape them into the beautiful young adults they are today makes this momma's heart so very proud.  It's an honor and a privilege to be here and be part of  what God is doing in, and through, BCA. I am proud to be a Bulldog!"

 

Dr. Gary Holmes

College Liaison 

Gary Holmes, Ed.D. has been the college liaison and chemistry/conceptual physics teacher for the past six years. As  the BCA college liaison, he works closely with students and parents as they prepare for career and college. In his classes, he emphasizes activity-based science instruction which allows his students to enjoy and experience the wonders of science while developing a strong science foundation.

Dr. Holmes has 42 years of educational experience including: Sunday school teacher; a junior/senior high school science teacher, a coach, an assistant principal, a community college instructor, and a university adjacent professor.  He is an avid birdwatcher and enjoys nature and outdoor activities.

“I enjoy learning about the magnificence of God’s Creation and teaching about all things science and nature related. It  has been a blessing to teach science to the wonderful students at BCA and to assist our students in their college preparation and selection.”

 

Kevin Schweers

Athletic Director 

Coach Schweers, a Baytown native, has 20-plus years of experience in the Education and Athletics profession.

He earned a Bachelor's degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master's degree from Baylor University. 

Coach Schweers has been a teacher, coach, Discipline Coordinator, Assistant Principal and Principal in Texas public schools. He also has work experience at ExxonMobil Chemicals, and in Football Operations/Scouting for franchises in the Canadian Football League.

"I am excited and so blessed to work with the student-athletes, families, and staff members at BCA.  I look forward to  building our athletic programs upon the foundation which has been set in years past.  The future is bright for Lady Bulldog and Bulldog Athletics!"

 

Freddie Santos

Technology Director &  Campus Facilities Operations Director

Mr. Santos is not new to our campus, he has been involved with many major building and technology upgrades to BCA as a parent volunteer for the past 8 years. As a volunteer, he created the BCA Science club which was a catlyst to the vision of the Science lab. Mr. Santos loves BCA and has always been willing to assit when ever there was a need. His proudest moment is when his vision and persistence lead to the construction of our Science Lab. Mr. Santos has twin daughters who have been  students at BCA since the 1st Grade and are currently in the 8th Grade.

Freddie has a Bachelor's in Chemistry from Baylor University as well as a Professional Master's in Applied Chemical  Science from Rice University. He is a member of St John of The Cross Catholic Church in New Caney, TX where he  serves as the Confirmation Catechist, Pastoral Council member, Vocations Director and Grand Knight of the Knights  of Columbus Council 13166. He has also served as a Volunteer for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo as a committeeman for both the Tours and Scholarship Committees for 8 years.

"For we are his handiwork, created in Christ Jesus for the good works that God has prepared in advance, that we should live in them"  Ephesians 2:10

 

Elementary 

Mandy Harmon

Pre-K 3/4 

This is Mrs. Harmon's 2nd year at BCA. She taught at her last job for 11 years but has 20 years of experience in early  childhood education. She is overjoyed that she can teach education as well as God's word. 

"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6

 

Laura Wells

Pre-K 3

Laura has 14 years of experience in Early Childhood Education and her Child Development Associate Credential through the Council for Professional Recognition. She is prepared to foster the Social, Emotional, Physical, Cognitive  growth, and Language Development of young children. She has a passion for preschool and teaching children that  God loves them!

 

Ashton White

Kindergarten

 

This is Ashton's third year teaching at BCA and feels truly blessed to be part of the BCA family. She has five years of  previous teaching experience in Goose Creek teaching third grade and as a LLI (Leveled Learning Intervention) Reading Specialist. She took time away from teaching to stay at home with her daughter, Brynn until she felt like she  was led to get back into education at BCA. She truly feels that teaching Kindergarten is her passion and loves to see  what God does in her classroom every year. 

Ashton has a Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education as well as a Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction  from Le Tourneau University. Go Yellowjackets! Ashton and her family attend Mercy Gate Church in Mont Belvieu.

Ashton has been married to her husband Clint, for 7 years. They have a 6 year-old daughter named Brynn, and is in  the 1st grade. In her free time, she loves traveling somewhere that includes the beach or just floating the Frio River  with her family. Most of the time, you will find Mrs. White at the softball fields watching her daughter play softball. 

 

Kim Hendricks

Kindergarten 

Kim Hendricks has been a teacher at BCA since 2008. She has been married for thirty-two years.  Kim and David  have four children.  All four have graduated from BCA.  They have one grandchild and two more on the way. She  attends Second Baptist Baytown. 

"I love teaching kindergarten and I am blessed to be a part of the BCA family."

Romans 10:9-10

 

 

Katie Ormsby

1st Grade 

Katie Ormsby has been a teacher at BCA since 2013. She is honored and proud to be at such an awesome school.  She loves serving the Lord and she loves teaching children; being able to do them both at the same time is a daily dream come true.

“I was looking for a school-home that felt right - BCA has a family-like atmosphere and is a God-filled community of  the faithful. You can’t get better than BCA! It’s the place to be!”

 

Barbara Elliott

2nd Grade 

Mrs. Barbara Elliott was born in Oklahoma but has lived in Texas since 1988.  She is married and has three children;   two sons (who have graduated from BCA) and a daughter who is currently in high school.  She and her family are faithful members of Community Baptist Church in Crosby, Texas, where they actively serve the Lord as music ministers, Sunday school teachers, and praise band members. She graduated from OSU Technical School with an  Automotive degree and Southeastern Oklahoma State University with her education degree. She has been a Christian educator since 1993, serving as both teacher and principal, and has been with Baytown Christian Academy  since 2012.

She loves the Lord and has a deep desire for each of her students to know Him and love Him also! Her favorite Bible   verse is Jeremiah 29:11. 

 

Elizabeth Noble

3rd Grade 

My name is Libby Noble and I teach third grade at BCA. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and my teacher’s  certification for EC-6th grade. I have been teaching for 7+ years and my favorite subject to teach is English.

When I’m not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my husband Matthew and our two kids, Hunter and Hailey. 
We are very active in our church, United City. We also enjoy road trips, hiking, and exploring new places.

"We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure." -Hebrews 6:19

 

Ashayla Thomas

4th/5th Grade 

Ashayla Thomas was born and raised in Baytown, TX. She recently graduated from McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana with a Bachelor's degree in Psychology with a minor in Communications. Being obedient to God's will, she made a career path change, so she now serves as an ELA teacher to 4th and 5th graders. She has a  great  passion for working with children, and she is excited to be a part of the BCA family!  Growing up in a private school,  she feels blessed to be working in an environment where students are excited to hear and talk about the Word of God. She plans to continue her education by pursuing a Master's degree both in Counseling and Education. 

"Taking a leap of faith and stepping into the world of education has been the greatest blessing for me. It has been a  great privilege being here! I am so overwhelmed by all of the support and love that the staff members, students, and  parents have shown me. I truly love BCA's vision, and I am excited to see what the future has in store."

 

Mackayla Thomas

4th/5th Grade 

Mackayla Thomas is a native of the Baytown area. She serves as a 4th/5th teacher, teaching History and Science at  Baytown Christian Academy. She is a recent graduate of McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana earning a degree in Psychology and Mass Communication. She plans on continuing her education by pursuing her  master's degree in Counseling. Her strong desire for ministry has been a burning passion of hers since a young age.  A specific part of ministry that she believes that she is called to is youth ministry. She believes the youth of our generation is very important to the Kingdom of Heaven, which is why she wants to dedicate her life to making sure that they have a firm foundation in Christ. Mackayla is blessed for this opportunity to help cultivate and promote  Christ-centered education in the Baytown area. 

"I am super blessed to serve alongside the growing BCA family. This is my first year teaching and I am honored to  have the opportunity to help grow and shape the minds of this new generation. In reference to 1 Peter 2:9, I believe  that the youth of this world are the Lord’s chosen people, which means that it is up to us to encourage and empower  them to walk in the Lord’s Will during their time on this Earth. I am glad that I have the privilege to pursue my ministry here at Baytown Christian Academy. "

 

Angela Norris

4th/5th Grade 

Angela Norris has been teaching at BCA since 2017. Before coming to BCA she taught and tutored in Goose Creek  CISD. She has also served as a children's minister at her church. Mrs. Norris has been married for 23 years and has  two children, Carli and Caden.  Carli is a 2021 BCA graduate and is a sophomore at the University of Mary Hardin Baylor.  Caden is a senior here at BCA.  

Mrs. Norris is excited to be at a school where Christ is the focus and can't wait to see how God will use her in the  lives of her students.

 

 

Clarence Frank

Director of Performing Arts 

 

Sarah Jones

Music

This will be Sarah Hix Jones’ first year teaching at BCA. Sarah graduated from Dallas Baptist University in 2020 with   a Degree in Psychology with an emphasis on Child Development and will be returning to her alma mater to pursue a Master’s in Christian Counseling. She is currently certified to teach Core Subjects EC-6, and has taught for the    past two years in GCCISD. 

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys spending quality time with her husband, Garrett. They often visit farmer's markets, play golf, or host game nights with friends. 

Mrs. Jones is an active member of Second Baytown, where she and her husband lead a young adult's small group,  an 11th-grade small group, as well as actively serving on Sunday mornings. She is an active reader and hosts a   once-a-month book club that now has over 25 members.

Mrs. Jones is so excited to be a part of the BCA family! 

Psalm 105:1-2

 

Mara Payton

Art

Mara Payton recently moved to Baytown from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She earned her B.A. in Visual Arts with a concentration in photography at SELU. She has been married for almost 3 years to her high school sweetheart,  Jason. This is her 3rd year teaching and her first year at BCA. She is super excited to teach Art. In her spare time, Mara enjoys helping lead the children’s ministry alongside her husband at their church. She enjoys fishing,      spending time at home with her two pups, and eating at her favorite restaurant, P.F. Chang’s! She loves the LSU tigers, especially nights out at Alex box stadium. 

“I am super excited to join the BCA Family! That is what it has been to me so far, a family. I have a passion for art    and for teaching. I am very blessed to be able to incorporate both into a career for myself. I know that not everyone  loves art, but I feel that anyone can learn to appreciate it. I hope to help my students build confidence through the  work they create in and outside my classroom.”

 

Misty Williams

Physical Education

Although Mrs. Misty Williams joined the teaching staff as the elementary PE teacher this school year, she is no  stranger to Baytown Christian Academy.  She and her husband of 27 years, Mr. James Williams, have been directly  involved with BCA as parents, volunteers, and/or teachers for 20 years and counting.  They have three wonderful  children, two sons who have already gone through BCA's program and a daughter who currently attends as an elementary student.  Besides being involved at BCA, Mr. and Mrs. Williams have spent the last 20+ years of their   lives working in the youth ministry at their home church, Dayton Christian Center.  Mrs. Williams loves to smile       and share her love for Jesus through action and deed!  Her favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 17:22:

 "A joyful heart is a good medicine, but a broken spirit dries up the bones."   

 

Secondary 

Linda Flynt

JH / HS Science 

Linda Flynt was born in Baytown and lived most of her life in Cove, Texas. She is married to Gary Flynt and they    have two sons who attend BCA.  They have attended Second Baptist Church in Baytown for 20+ years. While attending Lee College, she was a missionary for the Southern Baptist Home Mission Board.  She then went on to     get a BS in Marine Biology from Texas A & M at Galveston “Sea Aggies”.  She worked as a consultant in EPA and TNRCC testing, Research, and Development for ExxonMobil, taught three years at BCA, stayed home to begin  raising two boys which included homeschooling for seven years, then in 2015 came back to BCA to teach.  She       has taught in Sunday school for College and Career as well as High School, children’s programs, and Cub Scouts within the past 20 years. Linda leads her home school group in dissections to enrich their curriculum. She loves       her students as they are her own children and has a passion for God and encourages them to be who God put     them here to be, we ALL have a purpose. She loves science and math and enjoys watching for the “light bulb moment”. She teaches junior high math and high school sciences.  She is excited to lead her classes in the new science lab, it is beautiful!

She chose BCA because it allows her to teach any subject from the standpoint of a Christian, which is a must for     her children’s education.  BCA is small and allows for a good student-to-teacher ratio, it is also a big family. When  one is down, we all help in picking them up.  We study hard, play hard, and love a lot!  

GO BULLDOGS!

 

Craig Gross

History / JH Bible 

Craig Gross began teaching at BCA in the 2022 Spring Semester. He has 20+ years of experience in Christian education teaching the following: history, government, and ELA. He and his wife have also served as
children’s pastors, pre-teen pastors, and currently associate pastors at LaPorte First Church. He holds ministry credentials through theGeneral Council of the Assemblies of God. Mr. Gross grew up in Baytown and graduated from  Ross S. Sterling in1985. He attended Lee College as well. Mr. Gross graduated from Rhema Bible College and has  attended Southern New Hampshire University. He is currently attending Global University for his ordination
and pastoral counseling classes. He and his wife Cindy have been married for 29 years. They have a son
and daughter-in-law and a new granddaughter. They are enjoying beingNana and Pawpaw.

“I am really excited to be here at BCA. I love being in the classroomhelping students discover who they are in Christ  Jesus and His amazingplan and purpose for each of them.

 

Sue Payne

JH Math

Sue Payne, a teacher with 30+ years of experience in math instruction, joined the BCA family as a math teacher in October of 2021. She is married and has two children and three grandchildren.  She is an active member of Cedar Bayou Baptist Church. where she teaches preschoolers and leads the Girls' Mission Group. 

 

Nathan Menefee

Bible/ SAT Prep & Speech 

Nathan Menefee has been a teacher at BCA since August of 2011. He teaches Old Testament, New Testament, Systematic Theology, and Church History as well as Speech and SAT Prep. Nathan graduated from Houston Baptist University with a Bachelor of Arts, with a double major in Christianity and Biblical Languages and he  received his Master of Arts in Theological Studies from Dallas Baptist University.  He also serves as a volunteer police chaplain for the La Porte police department. 

 

Mark Helzer

Social Studies 

Mr. Helzer has taught history-related subjects in public and private schools for over 30 years.  Happily married for 40 years and the father of two lovely daughters, Mr. Helzer has also coached track and field, football, basketball, volleyball, and cross country.

Mr. Helzer's favorite chapter in the Bible is John 14.  His twin goals in the classroom are to help each student achieve success and to model Christ to every student.

 

Brenda Crowley

Spanish

 

Stephanie Capps

English 

Stephanie Capps was born and raised in Baytown and retired from GCCISD in 2019. She currently lives in League  City, but her heart will always be in Baytown. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University with a  Bachelor’s Degree in Education and earned my Master’s Degree at the University of Houston – Clear Lake. She attends Clear   Creek Community Church in League City, and I have one child who is about to graduate from college. 

"I am so grateful to be at BCA where I can continue my love of teaching and nourish my soul in such a warm and welcoming environment."

 

Sue Cannariato

Dual Credit English 

Susan Cannariato, a veteran of 45 years in public schools, teaching all levels of English, from remedial sixth grade,  regular, academic, honors, and Advanced Placement through college in several states (Lee College in Texas and Highlands College in Freeport, Illinois), has found a new home at Baytown Christian Academy and enjoys  the Christian and collegial atmosphere as a member of the BCA family.

Teaching dual credit English through Lee College for the past ten years, she tries to guide her students to writing, reading and learning at their personal best.  In her Composition classes, she works with students to take their basic  writing skills to a scholarly and academic level needed for success at the more rigorous college-level while being mindful that her students are still high schoolers. In Survey of English Literature, she encourages her students   to hear voices from the past speaking to them while also finding commonalities with their own daily lives, as well as   connections to their past readings here at BCA. 

She loves hearing of the success of her former students whether they are loving parents, teachers (including one here  at BCA), doctors, lawyers, or, this year, an NFL quarterback coach. She looks for her Bulldogs to achieve their greatest  potential while remaining servants of our Lord.

 

Donna Porter

JH ELA

 

 

Jeanette Edmiston

HS Math

Jeanette Edmiston has been teaching high school math at BCA since August of 2020 and has taught math for 42 years in total. She has been married for 37 years, has one daughter, and raises miniature dachshunds.

“I love teaching math and sharing my love of the Lord and mathematics with my students.”

 

Toni Collett

Pre-Cal/Calculus 

This is Toni Collett's second year at BCA.  She is a transplant Texan who graduated from Crosby High School and went on to San Jac while she tried to figure out what she wanted to be when she grew up. When her counselor  asked her what she wanted to teach, she said math because she knew what it was like to not understand.  She graduated from the University of Houston Clear Lake with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics as well as her  teacher certification.  Seven years later she decided to get her Masters in Education from the University of Houston.  

She was a public school teacher for 10 years then took a 15-year hiatus from teaching while working for her husband. During the summer of 2019, she decided I wanted to teach again part-time and God led her to BCA.  Three weeks after arriving here she was diagnosed with breast cancer (she is now cancer-free).  "I tell everyone that I  would have never made it through my treatments without the staff's, students', and parents' prayer and  support. I have since decided to go back to school and work on my Masters of Mathematics from Sam Houston    State University."

She has been married to Joe for 10 years and they have two dogs.  She has a bucket list a mile long of places she wants to travel to once covid is over!!

 

Staff

Natalie Wilson

Finance Manager

 

LaNita Hildebrand

Child Nutrition Manager 

 

LaShay Groendyke

Assistant to the Academic Dean

 

Marcos Garcia

Facilities

Michelle Ramirez

Elementry Teachers Aid

 

Francis Sutton

Cafeteria 

 

Sandrine Flavian

Cafeteria

Maryann Solis

Cafeteria


Dena Cowles

Cafeteria

Grace Ann Bishop

Extended Care