Administrative Staff

Becky Welborn​

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.

Dr. Tanisha DuBransky

Dean of Students

I grew up in Houston and attended Sam Houston State University where I received the B.S. in Psychology. Graduate school took me to California where I completed the M.A. in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University while also working there as a Records Analyst. Toward the end of my program, I began teaching psychology courses in the evenings. Upon completing the M.A. and Ph.D. in Education at the University of California Santa Barbara, I taught for a few more years before being called to stay home with my children.

Although my background includes experience in counseling, admissions, academic advising, and preschool through graduate-level teaching, I wasn’t familiar with Classical education until my eldest began kindergarten through a home-to-school hybrid program at a Christian Classical school. For 6 years, we homeschooled for part of the week and I learned the foundations of a Classical education.

Marc and I have been married for 13 years and we have 2 sons. God made a way for our family to move to Dripping Springs in April 2021. I feel blessed to be serving as the Dean of Students here at DSCA!

Karie Coffman​

Assistant to The Head of School

I am a native Texan and have been a Dripping Springs resident for 9 years. I graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in Family and Child Development and Early Childhood Intervention. After working in the foster care/adoption sector, I became a stay-at-home mom to my two children. In our free time, my family and I enjoy being outdoors. We especially love camping and visiting the local state parks.

Taryn Green

Registrar

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Proverbs 9:10
 

I am a graduate of Texas Tech University and received my B.A. in English Literature and Language.  While at Tech, I met my husband, James, a Dripping Springs graduate and Austin native. We feel fortunate to have created our life together in the hill country and are overwhelmingly blessed to be able to raise our daughter here. 

As parents, we have enjoyed being part of a school that cultivates a student’s knowledge and devotion to God, encourages our children to learn how to articulate well in order to defend the Gospel, and to be able to discern what is True, Good, and Beautiful as they learn to view the world from a biblical perspective.
 
It is always an honor to help nurture the next generation of believers so they may be able to go out and share the love of Jesus Christ with others.

Rebecca McCrocklin​

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.

Emily Casey

Communication Coordinator

I went into college thinking I knew what I wanted and had this idea that it was going to happen just as I expected and boy was I wrong, and praise God that I was. God’s ways are always better than our own. 

After graduating from Baylor University with a degree in Corporate Communication, I moved back home to the Austin area. 

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. 
 
God is good, and it is true when the scriptures say that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. 

Teaching Staff

Brookes Dungan

K3 Preschool

“Give thanks to the Lord for He is good”.  Psalm 107
 
I am thankful to God for all He has done in my life and is still doing in being conformed to the image of Christ. I believe leading by example is important; I love to read the Bible with my students as I teach them who God is. 
I am passionate about teaching the scriptures to children and youth- it makes me happy as I watch my students learn more about God, as they grow into the individuals God created them to be. I have a Child Development Associates and am working towards obtaining my Masters in Christian Education. My hobbies include playing piano, exercise, horseback riding, hiking, volleyball and travel. I have a heart for missional work and for sharing the Gospel to children around the world. I am very thankful for the opportunity to teach at DSCA!
 

Robin Carson

K4 Preschool

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.

Emily Weyel

Kindergarten

“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!

Julie FitzGerald

1st Grade

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.

Kris Maguire​

2nd Grade

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.

Becca Stimmel

3rd Grade

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.

April Peterson

4th Grade

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. 

My pride and joy is my family! Between my husband, three sons, and two grandsons, I am quite outnumbered- and wouldn’t want it any other way!
 
I am thrilled to be a part of your children’s lives and show them why God made them so special and how loved they are by Him. I truly believe we have a fantastic year ahead of us!

Georgia Johnson

5th Grade

I am a native Texan!  My mother’s family came to the Wimberley area in the late 1830’s.

I was born in Austin and graduated from UT with a Texas teaching certification in Government, Social Studies, Science and Special Education.  After graduating, I married a USAF Officer and we left Texas for 20 years.  While my husband was flying, I raised our two children.  When he retired and went to Law School, I began teaching in Dallas.
 
I look forward to teaching here at DSCA.

Marcus Goodner

6th Grade

My name is Marcus Goodner and I am excited to teach 6th grade this year! My classroom philosophy mirrors my favorite Bible verse Jeremiah 29:11; “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

I look at my role as an Educator as a form of ministry. In my ministry, my aim is to motivate and empower my students to achieve greatness in and out of the classroom, as I believe each generation plays a vital role in the greater impact of the world. In my free time, I coach an AAU basketball team, spend time with my family and watch sports. 

I am excited to be a part of the DSCA family and community! 

Brandon Green

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.”

Susan Warwick

Rhetoric Math

“God used beautiful mathematics in creating the earth.”   Paul Daric 

“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.”    Albert Einstein
 
I am Susan Warwick, mother, grandmother, friend, retired public high school mathematics teacher after 43 years, long time Dripping Springs resident, active community volunteer, member of Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, member of the DS Lions Club, book reader, puzzle solver, ATV rider, swimmer, music lover, dog lover, beach lover, and on and on.  I worship God, love Jesus, and am continually moved by the Holy Spirit.  I am eager to share my love of God and my love of mathematics with my students at Dripping Springs Christian Academy for this, my fourth year teaching here.  
 
“Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe.”  Galileo Galilei

Frank Zeravica

Rhetoric Math

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.

Mark Lander

Rhetoric Bible

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 Hughes

Rhetoric Humanities

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.

Ralph Carson

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.

Chad Prytula

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. 

Deborah Hammons

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.

Sarah Sellers

Physical Education

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.

Josi Woods

Logic Art

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! 

Christina Pickens

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!

Heloisa Vaz

Aide

I am Brazilian and I moved to the US in 2016. I lived in Los Angeles, CA, until June 2021 when my family and I moved to Dripping Springs.
I am married and I have two daughters, Camila and Amanda. In Brazil, I worked in Dairy/Agriculture Nutrition. Some of my hobbies include reading and cooking. Summers are my favorite and I love to spend time around dogs and horses.