When God called me to open a Christian school over 17 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.
Accounts Manager & 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.
I am a member of Calvary South Austin where I have been blessed to work in the Children’s Ministry. Through this ministry, I was able to build some amazing relationships with families that led to opportunities assisting parents in homeschooling their children. One of the families that I assisted introduced me to DSCA and quickly the Lord made it evident how He would use my education, experience and eagerness to serve, here at DSCA.
Assistant Business Manager
I love The Lord. He is my rock and fortress. I have a servant’s heart and am a compassionate person. The opportunity to serve God is a true honor and a tremendous blessing. While working at DSCA I will support the Head of School and Teachers as well as help guide each student to become a powerful Ambassador for God.
1 Peter 4:10 “God has given each of you a gift from his great variety of spiritual gifts. Use them well to serve one another.”
Hello! I was born and raised in southern Ontario, Canada, and moved with my family to Texas in 1995. I returned to the area to be with family again last year. I graduated from University in Waxahachie, TX with a Bachelors degree in Counseling/Psychology. I have worked in Social Work and different ministries, but most of my experience has been caring for children in a preschool environment (around 10 yrs). I do not have children, but enjoy time with my family (including my niece and nephew). I love to travel, to be in nature, to read, and to spend time with God. I also love to explore and learn, and hope to share these joys with the children I teach here at DSCA.
“Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” Benjamin Franklin
I was raised the second of seven children in a classical Christian homeschooled environment. In highschool I served as a full time nanny and tutor for other homeschooling families as well as my own younger siblings. When I am not working I love to use my hands in my garden and kitchen, grow my library, or have a cup of coffee with family and friends. I am passionate about teaching children through music, memory and nature and giving them not only the materials they need but helping them to nourish and develop a true love for learning. I am delighted to serve with DSCA as the hands and feet of Jesus in our community!
I love being a part of the DSCA family! I graduated from Texas A&M and then taught 1st and 2nd grades in Houston. I took off several years to stay at home with my baby boys who are now teens. After that, I served as a preschool director and substitute teacher for DSISD. I love spending time with my family, traveling, reading, and watching the boys play sports. I feel that God called me into teaching. With His help, I daily strive to lead my students to excellence.
After graduating from California State University at Chico 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 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.
This will be my seventh year working with students in an education setting, though first at a Christian school. I am excited there was not only an opportunity for myself but also for my son to join the DSCA family this year. We are both military brats, the bulk of my family is scattered in Texas, but have family in West Virginia and Nebraska. Which means we are hoping to still see snow once in a while, just not have to shovel anymore! We just recently adopted a dog, which we are having quite a bit of fun with him. I was blessed to stay at home with my son until he started kindergarten, and knew I wanted to get back into teaching. I plan to have my bachelor’s degree completed this spring and go straight into a master’s. I am obsessed with all things History, especially the founding of America and Texas. I count it an honor and a blessing to be able to fully incorporate all aspects of God’s amazing Love and Redemptive story into daily learning at school.
Hello! I am excited to start my first year at DSCA! I have taught many children throughout the years (including my three boys) and have a special place in my heart for teaching the youth about the love of our precious Lord. I have experience teaching in Christian, private, & public schools and homeschooling for the past 28 years.
I am a native Texan! My mother’s family came to the Wimberley area in the late 1830’s.
7th & 8th Grade
Logic & Rhetoric Science
My name is Brandon Green and I am honored to teach 7th and 8th grade along with 6th-12th science! This will be my 5th year in education and I am excited to be a part of a strong Christian education system.
I was born and raised in southwest Austin and moved to Dripping Springs as quickly as I could. I have had the privilege of working in ministry for over 10 years now in many different roles including Kids Director, Youth Pastor, and Family Pastor. I also recently graduated with my Masters in Social Work.
Proverbs 22:6 says, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
“God used beautiful mathematics in creating the earth.” Paul Daric
I was born and raised on Long Island in NY. I moved to Texas in 1979 and have lived here ever since. I came to teaching fairly late in life after careers in both construction and as the cellar master of a local winery. I’ve taught for 25 years, the majority of that at William B. Travis High School. I was in charge of the credit recovery program most of that time. The program was made to let students who have failed a class they needed to graduate to make it up. I’m excited to be part of the DSCA family and look forward to a fun productive year for my students.
I am a husband of 41 years to the bride of my youth, Lisa. We have two grown and married children and two beautiful grandchildren. Lisa and I have been attending Hill Country Bible Church here in Dripping Springs for about 6 years, where I have also served as an Elder and Shepherd for the past 4 years. Once a month Lisa and I teach elementary kids in the Kids Zone at HCBCDS, and each Sunday I lead a Bible Study at The Burke Center for Youth in Driftwood, where I also serve as a Mentor.
Prior to HCBCDS Lisa and I attended Dripping Springs United Methodist Church for about 12 years, where we were both trained to be Stephens Ministers, and each attended the Walk to Emmaus program.
This will be my first year teaching High School Bible Study at DSCA and I am looking forward to learning and growing in my walk alongside the students and staff at DSCA.
Chuck was born in Indiana, where he lived with loving Christian parents and 3 siblings until age 16. In 1976 the family moved to Athens, Alabama to assume the management of CEI Bookstore, a Christian bookstore and publishing company. Chuck attended High School and College in Alabama, graduating from the University of Alabama in 1983 with a degree in engineering. (Roll Tide!)
In 1989 Chuck moved to Houston, Texas and held several jobs in the printing industry and later moved to Austin Texas in 1991, to accept a position as an estimator for a large commercial printing company.
In 1998, while volunteering for habitat for Humanity Chuck met and befriended Dianne Rhyne from Lynden Texas, the two were married later that year and have remained hopelessly in love with each other ever since.
Chuck and Dianne are both dedicated followers of Jesus Christ. Since becoming a Christian in 2001 Chuck has served in various Christian ministries including youth ministry and teaching.
Currently, Chuck works full time as a Land Development project manager for an Austin Home-building company and part time at DSCA teaching humanities 2 days per week.
Logic & Rhetoric Latin
I was born in Mississippi and graduated from Delta State University. I have a double major in History and English and spent a decade teaching in Mississippi and Texas. I have devoted my entire working life toward development of quality materials for classrooms and schools. In addition to my years teaching, I worked in sales and marketing for some of the largest educational publishers in the United States. I served in various advisory capacities in the development of materials for both students and teachers in elementary as well as secondary curriculum courses. My wife Martha is the Executive Director of the Childhood Development Center at Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin. We have a son and a daughter and three grandchildren. Martha and I live in Dripping Springs with our three very spoiled cats. It is with great joy that I have the opportunity to do God’s work here at DSCA as we embrace His love and grace in teaching and training these very special Ambassadors.
Faith Formation Lead
I grew up in Michigan in the Metro Detroit area. During my first year of college pursuing electrical engineering I had an encounter with the Lord and He spoke to me to give my life to full time vocational ministry. So I moved to Colorado to do a 3 year ministry training program at New Life Church in Colorado Springs. It was there that I met my wife. I worked full time on staff at the church for 5 years after my ministry training was over. From there we moved here to Texas to work for a missions training organization here in Dripping Springs called Mountain Gateway. We primarily run the admin and then teach the prayer and Bible semester for the students. We have 4 kids, 3 boys and a girl. The goal of our lives is to spend ourselves on behalf of the advancement of the Kingdom of God and making disciples in all contexts of life. We are deeply grateful for the love Jesus has shown us through the shedding of His blood to purchase our souls for eternity and there is no greater reward than to see the Lamb that was slain receive the reward of His suffering.
Music & Drama
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.
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 personal 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 and son. My goal is to not only help our kids get stronger through physical activity, but also to shape their hearts along the way.
Hi! My name is Josi Woods. I was raised in Dripping Springs and moved back to raise my children here too! I am a wife, mom, and dog lover. I enjoy reading, camping with family and friends, snuggling with my pups, and fishing. I absolutely love working with my hands and getting creative.
I believe that creativity produces creative thinkers, explorers, troubleshooters, inventors, risk takers, thought provokers, and great storytellers; and I am excited to get creative with our DSCA family!
Aide & Grammar Art
Hi! My name is Christina Pickens, I am number six of seven kids and I am a native Austinite. I graduated high school as a homeschool student in 2020. I am very grateful for the opportunity to
be part of the DSCA family!