Head of School
Keith J. Castello was born in Abilene, Texas in 1972 and grew up in various parts of Texas, Arkansas, and Oklahoma. He was raised in a Christian household and was instilled with strong values of faith and service from an early age.
Keith earned his Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of North Texas, studied Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary, and later obtained a Master’s degree in Humanities from the University of Dallas. He studied Educational Leadership at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and will soon complete a Ph.D. in the same from Liberty University.
With a passion for education and leadership, Keith has dedicated his career to making a positive impact on the lives of students and educators. He has held various roles in the education sector, including teaching, administration, and policy development. Keith served fifteen years as Headmaster of Covenant Christian Academy in Colleyville, Texas and has served as an Interim Head of School at Grace Classical Christian Academy in Granbury, Texas, and Mt. Bethel Christian Academy in Marietta, Georgia. He is currently the Interim Head of School at Dripping Springs Christian Academy in Dripping Springs, Texas.
In his free time, Keith enjoys making music, coaching, reading, traveling, and activities with his family. He is also actively involved in his local church community, where he volunteers his time and resources to help those in need.
Through his education, career, and personal pursuits, Keith J. Castello has demonstrated a commitment to excellence, service, and lifelong learning.
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.
Assistant Business Manager
As a fine arts major in photography she has launched a successful career. Jen has worked with well known businesses to ensure they are seen in the best light by her photography.
Working with business has given her the skill set to be effective organization skills, a leader, and ability to prioritize workflow.
Jen has a deep passion for scripture and seeks to understand at a deeper level. She is bee-ken of light and lifts up those around her by her compassion.
director of Admissions and REGISTRAR
Faculty Advisor and 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 has been working with students in an education setting since 2016, though teaching in a Christian school since 2022. Currently, she is working on her master’s degree and on training her rescue dog to be a certified therapy dog. She is obsessed with all things history, especially the founding of America and Texas. She counts it an honor and a blessing to now be able to fully incorporate all aspects of God’s amazing Love and Redemptive story into daily learning in the classroom.
Director of Communications
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!
“God used beautiful mathematics in creating the earth.” Paul Daric
Logic and Rhetoric Latin.
I am a native Texan, originally from Houston. After graduating from Rice University with degrees in Political Science and Psychology, I worked for a law firm before becoming a full-time mom. Throughout the years, I have taught in various homeschooling and co-op settings, as well as some ESL ministries. 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 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.
Grammar Art Teacher
We are honored to have Ruth be part of our DSCA team. She has years of experience in the ministry environment and also coaching kids.
Ruth and her husband Rick are the Youth Pastors at Jubilee Christian Center located in Austin. Ruth having over 20 years experience in school and church Ministries as children’s ministry director, women’s ministry leader, cheer coach, special events coordinator, assistant to athletic director, assistant soccer coach, director of development, fundraising chair, art teacher.
In her free time she is an avid photographer. You can also find her at any Warrior sporting events – keeping score of the game and supporting all the kids.
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 14 yrs 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.