Meet the Teachers

Faith Academy early childhood teachers are passionate about providing an environment that cultivates healthy bodies, souls, and minds.  This is more than a job for our teachers. It’s an opportunity for them to share their passion with children while they grow, explore, and learn.

In our course to provide quality care and education to students, Faith Academy teachers go beyond training requirements set forth by the state. Faith Academy teachers receive training on a variety of child development topics on a weekly basis. Many of these materials are available to you through our Professional Development tab. Our in-depth training allows teachers to focus on individual learning styles and the needs of each child at Faith Academy

Faith Academy teachers want to form a strong partnership with your family to create the best possible experience for your child.

Kathleen Simmons-Pastor/Director Assistant – Early in life Kathleen was filled with compassion for children with disabilities both learning and physical. As this compassion grew, early in ministry God showed Kathleen the need for someone to teach His children when the parents were not able to. With two small children herself, He wanted Kathleen to be one of those people. Traveling with her husband David as evangelists on the rodeo circuit, Kathleen and David did church at events and started children’s ministry on the road wherever they would go. As they started building church’s across the United States and Africa, Kathleen saw God take this desire to love kids and help those whose parents were not available go to a whole new level. While attending Bible School, Kathleen remembered speakers talk about the importance of day cares and kept that thought filed away in her heart. In 2013, Kathleen saw that thought come to reality with Faith Academy.

Tamara-Director- Following in her Grandmother’s footsteps Tamara had a passion for childhood education at an early age. She started her teaching career in middle school when she wrote a proposal to teach a series of courses through her school’s Family and Consumer Science elective courses. Tamara graduated from New Mexico State University in 2006 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. Upon graduation Tamara worked for New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service as a 4-H Youth Development Home Economist. Responsible for curriculum and kids ages 5 years old to 19, her passion for childhood education grew. Upon graduation with her Masters of Arts in Agriculture and Extension Education in 2009, Tamara moved to Texas and began volunteering for the church’s Kings Kids program. Tamara began her child care career in 2011 and sees a bright future ahead; she has patience and loves all children as a group yet recognizes and appreciates each child for their unique qualities.

Ms. Emily was born and raised in Fort Worth and has always had a passion for helping others, especially children and families since as long as she can remember.  She received her Associate of Arts Applied Sciences in Child Development Degree, Childcare Administration and Preschool Administration from Tarrant County College in 2012. Ms. Emily is affiliated and trained in NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children) In her free time she likes to volunteer in the children’s program at her church, collect anything and everything ladybug, cheer on any TCU sport as well as the Texas Rangers. With her encouraging and hard-working attitude, she will make sure your child receives the love and respect they deserve all while giving them the tools needed to succeed in life.

Welcome to Mrs. Rebecca’s class, where your kiddos will feel at ease with her soft spoken words and funny voices.  Circle time and story time are sure to be a hit as the story comes to life the character voices and student anticipation. Mrs. Rebecca started her child care career in 2008 working for Kumon Learning Center and taught Pre K at First Baptist Church of Grand Prairie. In her spare time Mrs. Rebecca has helps with church camps and Vacation Bible School.  Mrs. Rebecca provides are variety of activities to keep her class engaged and excited about learning.

 

Welcome to Mrs Sam’s class. Mrs Sam is excited to to be a part of the Faith Academy Family and all the exploring, learning, and fun she gets have with her students each day. Mrs. Sam is taking classes at TCC and plans on transferring to Weatherford College to finish her degree in Childhood Development.  She has been passionate about children for as long as she can remember and started as a private nanny at 17.  Mrs Sam was born and raised in Benbrook TX and is married to her high school sweetheart.

 

 

Hello my name is Ms Aimee. I am very excited about being part of the Faith Academy family. I have only been in Texas for about a year now and was born and raise in England. I have worked in preschools in several countries and states and have 6 + years in working in childcare facilities. I spend all my free time with my beautiful son. We are both huge animal lovers and spend many weekends feeding ducks and horses or visiting our neighbors pig Pepper. I am very blessed to be here and have the opportunity to teach year sweet children. I am excited to see what the year has in store.

 

Mrs Irma is a mother of 2 girls- Ashley and Katherine and has been married for 21 years. She is involved with their daughter’s activities from 4-H, FFA, and Youth Group at church. Mrs. Irma is also a Teacher’s Assistant with our church.  She was born and raised in San Antonio. Her fun and engaging personality will have your little one giggling with delight. Between with airplane and back stroke, muscle development in her class is always a success.

 

 

Hi My name is  Ms Hannah. I am attending Weatherford College in the fall. I’m originally from Sweetwater TX and attend church at the Holy Spirit Catholic church.  I love working with kids and have been volunteering with our youth ministry for over 4 years. Ms Hannah uses her gentle and caring personality to welcome students to the classroom each day. She provides a variety of activities and center time that will have your child feeling comfortable in a happy and safe environment. Her class is excited about learning and exploring in and out of the classroom.

 

 

Hi my name is Ms. Esther, I grew up in Mexico where my parents were missionaries.  We worked in different churches and in children’s homes. I was home schooled growing up and have started pursuing my education at Weatherford College in Child Development.  Ms Esther is full of patience  and works hard in providing them an environment where they can grow and learn even in the little things.

 

 

Hi I am Ms Leslee.  I work part time for Faith Academy while attending school at Weatherford College.  I am excited about working with all the kids-inside and out of the classroom.  In my free time I enjoy Motorcross and photography.

 

 

 

Looking to join the Faith Academy Staff Family? We are always taking applications. Feel free to fill out the application below and send into our director.

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Lead Teacher Job Description
Preschool Assistant Job Description

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