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.

Karie Coffman​

Secretary

I am a native Texan and have been a Dripping Springs resident for approximately 7 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

Originally from Guatemala, I spent my childhood in the Piney Woods of East Texas (Palestine, Texas) and then ventured out to the Texas panhandle where I attended 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.  After graduation, we moved to the hill country where we married, settled, and are now raising our little girl.  My favorite past-times include collecting items from around the world, gardening, reading, listening to music and spending time with my family and our array of pets including a labradoodle, a fish, and 4 chickens.  I am excited to be joining the DSCA family, and am honored to be a part of such a wonderful staff and Christ-centered school community.

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.

Teaching Staff

Stacy McElroy

K4 Preschool

I have been teaching and caring for preschool age children for 18 years and still counting. I moved to Texas this year from Salt Lake City, Utah where I was born and raised with my husband of 27 years. God has blessed us with 2 children, 6 grandchildren and one precious great grandson. My husband and I have been involved in a Motorcycle Ministry spreading God’s Word to the motorcycle community for many years and I love it as much as teaching young preschool children.

Julie Duke

Kindergarten

I grew up in Alabama and lived in Georgia for many years.  I taught preschool for 7 years and worked in kindergarten for 10 years.  I come from a long line of educators, and my granddaddy and my dad were both ministers, so I have a strong foundation of faith.  Since moving to Dripping Springs almost four years ago, I have worked as a pre-k teacher at a local church and did substitute teaching for DSISD.  I have been blessed with a wonderful husband, my son, my daughter, my son-in-law, and my two grand doggies.  I have been given a deep love for all children.  I believe God has given me the opportunity to teach kindergarten at DSCA, and I am very thankful!

Julie FitzGerald

1st Grade

I am very excited to be 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 12 and 15.  I love spending time with them and watching them play sports.  For the past ten years I was a director and teacher at a Christian preschool.  I love to travel, read, play tennis, and have devotional time with my family.

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 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.

Janice McKinney

3rd Grade

It is a blessing to join the DSCA family.  I grew up in west Texas, raised three sons in San Angelo, and moved to Austin about twenty years ago.  For the last twenty-five years, I have provided services to children in the public school system as a special education teacher.   It is a blessing to return to Christian education and I am thankful for the opportunity.  Serving God through teaching children, is my passion.  

 

Steve Isgitt​

4th Grade

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 seventh 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.

Sancha Myers

5th Grade

Hi! I am Sancha Myers. I was born in Ft. Worth, Texas. I grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. I graduated from Loyola University with a B.A. in Integrative Studies. Upon moving back to Texas I met and married my husband. Together we have our 13yr old Son.
I have worked in the education system for over 15+years. The last 5 years my focus was in Special Education and Inclusion.  After spending many years in the public school system the Lord has blessed me with a gift to further my Faith and teach at the same time.  Children are our future and we must teach them to love and respect each other through God’s grace.  I’m very excited to begin my first year at DSCA.

Joshua Hughes

6th Grade

In the Gospels, Jesus both taught His disciples the way of God’s Kingdom, and demonstrated it as He ‘did life’ with those around Him.  That is my greatest hope here at DSCA, and the highest call I can strive for as a Christian educator.  I have a 10th grader, 8th grader, and 1st grader joining me and we are blessed to call DSCA home for a third year.  In the last 11 years of teaching, I have been a homeschool dad, earned a teaching certification to supplement my degree in psychology and subbed and taught full-time in public and private schools.

Mallory Salter

Science/Math

The Lord brought my husband and I back to Texas so that our three children could grow up with their cousins and I could be close to my sister and her precious family. He also placed on my heart the desire to understand and live in the patterns of nature, which are overly abundant in the Texas hill country. One part of those patterns is the education of our children both in academics and as a whole person so that they will grow into compassionate future generations. I come to DSCA with a B.S. from The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee and a PhD from Rice University in Biochemistry. It is an extreme pleasure and blessing to be a part of the DSCA family teaching math and science. Blessings!

Lyn Ragan​

Logic & Latin

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.

Susan Gray DeLeon

Mathematics & Latin

I am from the San Antonio/Austin area, though I’ve lived all of the U.S., and in Germany while my husband, David, and I raised our 3 boys (now young men!). David and I now live near Blanco, and are enjoying being settled, and back home in Texas.  I received my degree in Communication Disorders/ Speech Language Pathology. I have also completed graduate coursework in special education, largely in the fields of learning disabilities/differences and ‘Autism Spectrum Disorders’. I have been in the field of education for 35 years and have spent the last 14 years providing speech therapy, in both English and Spanish, to children in group foster homes and school settings. 

I am very excited to be a part of DSCA and would like to thank all of the DSCA families for the confidence they have placed in this school and in me. It is an honor to be a part of a child’s educational experience, and a true blessing to be able to do so while also sharing God’s word, following His footsteps, and rejoicing in His love for each of us!

“And whatever you do in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.” Colossians 3:17

Dr. Charles deWitt

Humanities

It is an honor and a privilege to teach our students Humanities this year and to be able to incorporate the all-important Christian worldview into the curriculum.  I have had over thirty years’ experience in education along with a career in law.  I have my Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Southern California and my MA in History from the University of Memphis.  We moved to the area earlier this year and have thoroughly enjoyed it.  My goal is to build student capacity in reading, critical thinking, writing, listening, and speaking as we focus on the literature and history of the Medieval Period through a Biblical lens, and prepare our students to be Ambassadors of Christ.

Susan Warwick

Mathematics

“Mathematics is the language in which God has written the universe…”.    Galileo Galilei

I have taught mathematics for 43 years in public schools, including 24 years at Dripping Springs High School.  I am a long time Dripping Springs resident, a member of the Episcopal Church of the Holy Spirit in DS, a dedicated community volunteer, and an active Lions Club member. I am blessed to be surrounded by family and friends. I am excited to share my love of God and my love of math with my students at DSCA.

Heather Finocchiaro

Mathematics

I have a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Penn State University, where I was a member of the track and field team. I worked as a preschool teacher for two years before returning to graduate school to obtain my Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy. While at Tufts University outside of Boston, I met my husband, John, who I’ve been married to for 14 years. I am a parent of two DSCA students: Savannah, age 12 in 6th grade, and John Henry, age 9 in 4th grade. I have a heart for children with special needs and orphan care. My family attends Hill Country Bible Church of Dripping Springs and I enjoy leading a small group with my husband, horseback riding, and a good cup of coffee!

Jesse Maguire

Art

Born in Munich, Germany, I grew up in Austin, Texas, within a Classical Christian homeschool education model until I attended Dripping Springs High School as a freshman where I received my formal art training.  I am currently attending college as an undergraduate sophomore pursuing a professional degree in Physical Therapy.  I continue to enjoy exploring my passion for art and finding new ways of incorporating my faith and love for nature into my artworks using mediums such as drawing, painting, sculpture, encaustic, and found art.  Spending the past three years helping out with the primary grade level at DSCA, I am very thankful for the opportunity in 2020 to pass on my passion for art to my students while being a part of the incredible ministry at DSCA.

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, 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.

Emily Weyel

Aide

Growing up the second of seven siblings, children have always been a large part of my life.  Over the last four years I have moved 3 different times, attended a Christian school in Georgia for 3 years and then finally graduated at 17 a homeschool student and landed in Dripping Springs.  Last year, I had the honor of serving as a volunteer alongside several of the lower grammar school teachers at DSCA.  I saw first hand examples of Christ’s love and the true meaning of community.  These last years of my life have seen uncertainties and hardships, but to look back and see where God was leading me all that time is a great testimony to His promises.  I am thankful for the opportunity to teach and learn alongside DSCA as I watch and wait for my next journey.

Jennifer Venegas

Aide

Hi! I ‘m Jenni and I am a Dripping Springs native.  I recently graduated from Dripping Springs High and will be attending ACC in January. I’ve known the Lord most of my life and am a member of Dripping Springs United Methodist church. I am very excited to be a part of the DSCA family as an aide. I feel so blessed to be working with this school and I can’t wait to see how God uses me to help your children grow and become strong believers in our Lord!