Our Staff

Administrative Staff

Becky Welborn: Head of School

When God called me to open a Christian school over 10 years ago, I was humbled. He had been preparing me with a deep love for education and a degree in Business Management from the University of Texas. All He needed was a willing heart. I grew up in this community, and James and I have raised our three boys here, so it is an honor to serve God through training Christ’s ambassadors at DSCA.

Lysbeth Smith: Administrative Assistant

As a life long resident of Dripping Springs, attending preschool through high school graduation here in DS (class of ’99!), I continued on to Southwest Texas State University for my English degree. My husband and I built our own home and have three daughters and a son, all under the age of 10! My spiritual gifts include serving and administration. As a staff member, board member and parent, I am excited to see what God has planned for DSCA and how I can best use His gifts each day here.

Teaching Staff

Henry Geter: Science Teacher

I graduated from high school in 1968, enrolled at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) where I majored in electrical engineering, studied music, and played baseball. I met the love of my life, Connie, just after my freshman year at Ole Miss and after several years of courtship, we married. This past August we celebrated 46 years together. Time flies when your having fun! I worked at Dow Chemical and Tembec Corporation for 45 years as an electrical and instrument technical supervisor handling everything from overhead power lines to watch batteries. I have also taught at ITI technical training institute teaching electrical and process control studies. I am also an ordained pastor having studied Church Ministry, Biblical Studies and Theology at the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I have played music (piano and organ) in worship services since I was 8 years old, and upon leaving college, I have continued to either play for church services, direct choirs, lead church services, preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ and in some instances perform all three jobs at the same church. I have been in the Lord’s service throughout my life. Like the song says, “the longer I serve Him, the sweeter He grows.” In addition, He has led me participate in other fields of endeavor in my spare time as a uniform patrol deputy, a certified EMT instructor, an American Heart Association CPR instructor, a rope, rescue and confined space instructor and also a baseball coach and umpire. I am now utilizing my spare time to tutor my grandchildren, work in my garden, play music, do a little preaching, study the Bible, and work part time at our local Home Depot. In all of my undertakings, I can truthfully say that one of my greatest joys is the privilege of teaching your children at DSCA! Thank you for allowing me and trusting me to teach your children!

Sara Cullinan: K4 Teacher

Bio coming soon!

Kris Maguire: 1st Grade Teacher

After graduating from California State University at Chicago with a degree in Communication Design, I went on to begin my career in advertising as a Graphic Designer and Art Director. Little did I know what the Lord had planned for my future career path. My husband (who happens to be my high school sweet heart) and I decided early in our careers to pursue jobs overseas. We spent 8 years in Munich, Germany and returned back to the beloved state of Texas with 3 children in tow. While overseas, the Lord placed influential people in my path which in turn led me to begin a new career as a homeschool mother.  Fortunately, coloring for a living was right up my alley. I fell in love with Classical Christian Education and as I began to educate my own children, a whole world of learning that I never experienced opened up before me. History came to life, writing became beautiful, and mathematics…well, were still mathematics. My three beautiful and courageous children are now almost grown and venturing out into higher education. I was so blessed when two years ago, Dripping Springs Christian Academy was introduced to me. I love teaching children, especially in regards history and God’s plan in it. It never ceases to amaze and humble me what God has done and is doing.  It is a privilege and honor to be able to share this with little ones.

Ed Palmer: Math Teacher

The Lord has blessed our family in so many ways. I am originally from Del Rio where I met the love of my life, my precious wife, Deb, back in high school. We have two daughters and four extremely wonderful grandchildren and our expanded family of nieces and nephews adds so much happiness and richness to our life. I have taught and supported students since 1973 in Austin and Dripping Springs. We moved here to our little bit of heaven on earth in 1981 to build our homes and our family. While this is my first year teaching at DSCA, I have been so appreciative of the high quality and standards that the school has provided our grand-family. I am excited to join the DSCA family and am honored and humbled to be part of the staff here. I hope to help open the beauty of the world of mathematics to our students while providing them tools to use in their future studies.

Lyn Ragan: Logic/Latin Teacher

After graduating from Rice University with degrees in Political Science and Psychology, I stayed in the Houston area for several years before moving to Austin. My husband, Glen, and I have six children, three boys and three girls. I believe that it is very important to help children develop a mastery of language, writing, and communication, so they are better able to express their Christian faith and convictions. I am excited to be a part of that training this year at DSCA.

Joshua Hughes

I am truly a blessed man to be joining the Dripping Springs Christian Academy family this year… There is no doubt myself and my three kids are right where we should be!

To say our kids are the next generation worth investing in is common sense. Biblically, it’s our mandate and privilege to share the things of God with them! In the last 8 years, I’ve been a home school dad, supplemented my degree in psychology with a teaching certification, subbed and taught fulltime in public school, and ultimately found my home in classical Christian education. I have also completed post baccalaureate work in world missions and Biblical counseling. In the Gospels, it is apparent that Jesus both taught His disciples the way of the Kingdom of God, but also showed it as He “did life” with His followers. That it is my best hope here at DSCA, and the highest call I can seek as a Christian educator. My 8th grader, 6th grader, and pre K child will be joining me at school this year. We are all in! After receiving her master’s degree this spring, my wife has stepped away from years of hospital nursing to pursue college professorship. In our time away from teaching, you will find us watching movies together as a family, at soccer games for our kids, camping, and hiking. We’ve also been known to go abroad on short term mission trips and hope to continue to do so. I am looking forward to see what the Lord brings this year as we all walk with Him!

Rebecca McCrocklin: Bookkeeper and Photographer

I have been involved with DSCA since the beginning in 2006. Although I have no formal training in education, and my husband and I have no children of our own, God has called me to minister in a variety of ways to the children of others. Through my love of the Lord, I am blessed to see your children in a special way and, with photography, capture their tender hearts and joyous spirits throughout the school to share with you. It is an honor to serve at DSCA.

Cassandra Duiker: Kindergarten Teacher

My husband, and I have two daughters, Addison and Tinley, and a son, Caylx. I believe children are each unique in their own way, and should learn in a way to exhibit that. I am excited to fulfill the Lord’s plan for my life by teaching your Kindergarten aged children.

Deborah Hammons: Music and Drama Teacher

I love music and drama as an expression of the creativity that God has placed in all of us. It is one of my great joys to share that with my students and to watch their creativity blossom. In creating, singing, making music, and exploring that creativity, we worship Him with our whole being.

Steve Isgitt: 4th/5th Grade Teacher

I am a graduate of Texas Tech University, and have been active in church leadership and children’s ministry for many years. This will be my fourth year to teach at DSCA, and I consider it a privilege to build into the hearts and minds of my students from the Word of God, and to prepare them for a lifetime of learning. I am married to Bren, and have two children and four grandchildren. I also serve as Executive Pastor at Hill Country Bible Church Dripping Springs.

Suzanne King: Art Teacher

Suzanne King is a local Austin resident who grew up in South Austin and graduated with a BFA and teacher’s certification from UT Austin. She raised her four children in Dripping Springs and still resides here. She has taught art in settings that range from public and private schools to coops and private lessons for thirty years. She has been a member of the staff at DSCA, off and on for the past 10 years. Art is a continued thread of passion in her life as she is a painter herself and is inspired to teach others the powerful way that the Holy Spirit communicates through the creative process.

Lynn Lavender

I am blessed to have lived in Dripping Springs for the past 32 years. I am delighted to be teaching our precious K3 students this year. I have over seven years experience teaching very young children. God has lead me to DSCA after two years with The Kings Academy teaching kinder, first and second grade mixed classes. I am originally from Georgia and received a B.A. degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia. After many years of social service and working in the chiropractic field, I pursued a teaching career. God is good and always provides so here I am and ready to share my love of God!

Ken Wesloh: Math Teacher

I’ve been blessed to have been working with students since 1954. The Lord has allowed me to teach the subject content as well as the spiritual from His guidance. I have taught in various places and in different types of schools in the U.S. and overseas.

Adrian Metzger

After growing up in the Houston and Dallas metroplexes, I attended the University of Dallas and was blessed not only with transformative teachers but also the chance to study abroad. After graduation, I briefly pursued the entertainment industry, landing a job at PBS. While at PBS, I was assigned to the Educational Resource Center and had a wonderful time helping the community educate its children. Shortly after, I became an Elementary Teacher for low-income, bilingual students. Since that time, I have wandered in and out of the education field, but God always brings me back. I now have the privilege of working with the fabulous staff at DSCA to educate our young ones and help them discover how to become the ambassadors Christ calls them to be. When not teaching, I am blessed to spend time with my beautiful child and my marvelous husband, for whom I could not be more grateful..

Sarah Sellers

I have been a prominent member of the Dripping Springs fitness community for over 14yrs and have resided here for over 20 years. After graduating with a degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Physical Education from Southwest Texas State University, I began sharing my passion for fitness as a person trainer and then went on to teach physical education at DSCA on and off over the past 10 years. I am an avid runner who has completed numerous 5k’s, 10k’s, marathons, and ultra-marathons, including a 50 mile trail race. In my spare time I also enjoy hiking, reading, involvement at church, and spending time with my two daughters, son and husband. My goal is to not only help our kids get stronger through physical activity, but also to shape their hearts along the way.

Laura Singleton

In 1999, God turned my life upside down. Since the 4th grade, I’d planned for wealth and success in business. After a double major in Finance and International Business from Baylor University, I went into consulting. Two years later, I had much of what I dreamed of, but the emptiness I felt revealed what I lacked: Jesus. Soon, I left the business world behind and started at Dallas Theological Seminary, where I earned a Master of Theology degree, and later began a doctoral degree in Spiritual Formation (Sanctification). Over the past 15 years, I have had the privilege of getting the Word into people and people into the Word as an author, teacher, and women’s conference speaker, both domestically and abroad. When I’m not doing that–and often when I am–I enjoy making myself laugh, hanging out with my hubby Pastor Paul (as your kids know him) & our two awesome boys, reading, being creative, and spending time with friends.

Cindy Baker

Bio coming soon