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Dr. Maria Fondon
Head Of School
Dr. Maria Fondon brings over twenty-eight years of experience in education. She has served as a teacher, assistant principal, and associate principal/dean of students in Lamar Consolidated ISD. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and History and a Master of Education from Houston Baptist University and earned a Doctor of Education in Educational Administration from Baylor University.
Dr. Fondon has devoted the last twenty years to serving students, teachers, counselors, supervising assistant principals and overseeing a broad range of content areas and programs that include English, Science, Fine Arts, Foreign Language, Career and Technology, Special Education, Advanced Placement, and the Dual Credit Program.
Dr. Fondon, and her husband Rudy, have been married for over 30 years and have been the proud parents of a Calvary Crusader for the past ten years. Their son, Donnie, has been a student at Calvary since Pre-K and will be a ninth grader next year. Dr. Fondon has been a resident of the Richmond community for almost thirty years where she has built strong relationships with community members that include former students, parents, business owners, civic leaders, and other stakeholders.
Dr. Fondon is honored to serve as the Head of School at Calvary Episcopal Preparatory. She is passionate about putting children at the forefront of her work in education and strongly believes that it is her job, along with her staff, to motivate students to aspire to greatness. She is dedicated to maintaining the Calvary traditions of academic excellence, and to instruct the whole student – including the student’s intellectual, physical, social, emotional, and spiritual life; always “inspiring Reverence for God, Respect for others, and Responsibility for self.” Dr. Fondon has dedicated her career to improving the educational experiences for the students and staff that she has served, and she is committed to preserving the “Calvary Way” in which teachers, staff, and families work together to provide the best educational experience in a Christian environment for everychild.
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Father Ralph Morgan
Rector, Calvary Episcopal Church
Fr. Ralph was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop Don Wimberly in June of 2006. After many years of youth ministry and Episcopal School administration, he answered the call for ordained ministry. Ralph served as an assistant at St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church in North Houston for three years, and Rector of Christ Church in Eagle Lake for six years and at St. Cyprian’s, Lufkin, for nearly six years.
Fr. Ralph is married to Terri Silver Morgan, a retired attorney. Ralph and Terri have three daughters and seven beautiful grandchildren. Fr. Ralph is a diehard baseball fan and lifelong supporter of the Astros. He enjoys playing golf, walking his dog and spending time at Camp Allen. Ralph and Terri love the theater and especially enjoy musicals.
Fr. Ralph holds a BA degree from Houston Baptist University in Education and a Master of Divinity from the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest in Austin.
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Paula Roe Montieth
Assistant Head of School
A Houston native and a long-time Fort Bend County resident, Paula received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Texas and Master’s Degrees from Texas A&M University and Houston Baptist University. She has been an elementary and secondary teacher as well as both a campus administrator and a district level Instructional Supervisor and Curriculum Coordinator. Outside the public school system, she was the College Scholarship Director for the national non-profit Project G.R.A.D. (Graduation Really Achieves Dreams) and was the state-wide College Access Manager for Montana’s Commissioner of Higher Education. She has served on the Texas Board for Educator Certification’s advisory committee and on the accreditation team for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. She is married to Jack Montieth, a corporate pilot. They have two children and are known as Lolli and Pop to their 4 grandchildren. They travel as much as they can – by air or by RV – with their two miniature Australian Shepherds, Beau and Dixie.
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Director of Curriculum
Lori began her teaching career in Temple, Texas, as a high school English teacher. In 1987, she and her husband, Bob, moved to Richmond/Rosenberg. Lori taught English at both Lamar Jr. High School and Foster High School. In 1996, she began working in the capacity as a G/T Facilitator for Lamar CISD schools. Lori has had extensive training in The New Jersey Writing Project, now known as Abydos. Lori is a trainer for Abydos and has trained many educators throughout the state. She has been married to Bob Palmer for 36 years and has two children, Kristen Palmer and Larsen Palmer. Larsen and his wife Kelly have one daughter and another daughter on the way!
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Director of Finance
Wes is a native Texan, born and raised in Port Arthur, Tx and has been in Fort Bend County since 2003. He earned is BBA in Accounting from the University of Texas and is a Certified Public Accountant. For the past 30 years he has been a Finance Director of several municipalities the most recent being the City of Fulshear. Wes is most proud of his beautiful children consisting of his two daughters, two sons, two grandsons and one granddaughter. His interest anything Longhorn sports, sailing whenever the opportunity, the arts including the theatre and symphony and Avenger movies with my youngest.
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Director of Admissions and Advancement
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Director of Technology and Computer Technology Teacher
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Before becoming an elementary school teacher, Jenny studied Communications at LSU, and worked as a journalist and editor for several publications across the country winning regional and national awards for her writing. She also taught writing as an adjunct instructor for a year at the University of Alabama, while her husband was finishing his graduate degree. Jenny also worked in the nonprofit sector overseeing fundraising and communications for several organizations including the national headquarters of the American Red in Washington, D.C. After moving to Texas, Jenny earned her teaching certification in 2014, and taught first and second grade in Lamar CISD. She lives in Richmond with her husband, Dave, their son Jack, a Calvary Crusader, and their two wiggly, slobbery dogs.
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Luiza Amaral is originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. She moved back to the USA when she was 3 years old, after one year in Brasil waiting on the visa process.She speaks fluent Portuguese, English and is currently learning Spanish. Ms. Luiza graduated from Calvary's High School program in 2016 and started working in Calvary's Extended Day program shortly after graduation. Ms. Luiza is very involved in her church, including the youth group and singing in the Praise Band. Ms. Luiza is excited to be working with Calvary Pre-K 3 students while she pursues her Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. Ms. Luiza's future plans include traveling the world, teaching children. She currently lives with her two amazing parents and three awesome dogs.
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Mrs. Rebecca Arreola is a seasoned kindergarten teacher and is excited to be teaching at Calvary! She was born in Marshall, TX and moved to Lousiana when she was 6 years old. She came back to Texas when she began teaching in Houston ISD, where she remained for 40 years until her retirement from the public schools. Mrs. Arreola has a bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education. Along with spending her life working with children, she has a large family which includes 6 children (Nathaniel, Ethan, Karen, Christy, Cicely and Amy), 8 grandchildren and 8 adorable great grandchildren.
Michele is a Fort Bend County native raised in Richmond. She completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of St. Thomas in Houston and holds teaching certifications in Elementary Education and English. She began her teaching career with Lamar CISD in 1991, teaching second grade. Since then, Michele has taught various grades and subjects, and has also served as Reading Facilitator and Gifted and Talented teacher at the elementary school level. Since earning a Master’s Degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas, Michele has had her "dream job”, school librarian. Michele has a passion for helping students discover the joy of reading, and for challenging them to become life-long learners. She and her husband, Jay, live in Richmond and have four grown daughters: one in New York, one in Washington and two here in the Fort Bend county area.
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Language Arts & Geography, Middle School and Middle School Team Lead
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4th & 5th Grade English Language Arts Teacher
Monica Carrasco graduated from the University of Houston-Clear Lake where she obtained her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. Ms. Carrasco has over 15 years of teaching experience at many different grade levels in both suburban and urban schools.
As a student/athlete at Sweeny High School, Ms. Carrasco had the opportunity to compete and win a Texas Softball State Championship, while also competing in other sports. She has leveraged these experiences to coach and develop young athletes in several extracurricular sports activities including softball, volleyball, and tennis.
Monica resides in Sweeny, Texas with her beautiful daughter Faith, who is currently attending college, with aspirations to obtain a business degree. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, coaching young athletes, and reading novels. She looks forward to challenging students through the school year.
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Kristina Castillo was born and raised in Richmond, TX, where she graduated from Foster High School. She earned bachelor’s degrees in both Business and Art from Southwestern University in Georgetown, TX before returning to work in the corporate world as a part of the Management Development Program for GEICO Claims Department. It was through her experience in leadership positions that she discovered her passion for teaching, after which she joined Hodges Bend Middle School in Fort Bend ISD teaching 6th grade Art. She is joining the Calvary family in the 2019-2020 school year as the K-12 Art Teacher, and is excited to share in the growth and expression of all of the beautiful hearts entrusted to CEP.
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3rd Grade Teacher
Ms. Davis was born in Port Arthur, Texas and moved to Houston area to work for Exxon Chemical company. She earned her BA from the University of Houston and her M.Ed. from Houston Baptist University. Since that time she has been working at Fort Bend Christian Academy teaching 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade. Ms. Davis and her husband have two children, Meagan and Erin. Meagan is a Kindergarten teacher in Oklahoma City and Erin is attending medical school. She enjoys spending her free time with family and friends!
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Jalon Debbs is Calvary’s Athletic Director and coach. He graduated from San Diego State University as a student-athlete scholar in 1990 with a BS in Industrial Engineering. His passion is running a mentoring program for student athletes (boys and girls) that prepares them for college. He splits his time coaching and being a spokesman for Adidas grassroots basketball programs across the country. Mr. Debbs is a parent, husband, former school board member and a dedicated coach.
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High School English Teacher
Liz Doyle earned her Bachelor of Arts in English at Texas Lutheran University and a Master of Liberal Arts from Houston Baptist University. She comes to us with 15 years teaching experience in LCISD. She has taught 9th-12th grade English, with 11 of those years spent as the 12th grade AP, honors, and academic teacher. Liz was also employed as an adjunct professor for WCJC and taught the 1301 and 1302 Dual-Credit courses. She is thrilled to be back in the classroom after taking time off to raise her son and serve as a community and school volunteer. She loves to read, practice yoga, cross-stitch, and spend time with her family. Liz and her husband, Jason, have a 13-year-old son, Garrett, and reside in Rosenberg.
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Kindergarten Teacher and Primary (PK3-Kinder) Team Lead
Sarita Ferris comes to us with 30 years experience in education. She spent 23 of those years teaching kindergarten for Lamar CISD. Sarita has three sons. Her youngest is a junior at George Ranch High School, and the older two are Texas A&M graduates just like their mom. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, being outdoors, and relaxing with a good book. Her favorite bible verse is Zephaniah 3:17.
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Spanish, 7th - 12th grade Teacher and Middle School Science Teacher
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Catherine Genzer grew up in Houston where she studied singing, dancing and theater at the Humphres School of Musical Theater (TUTS) from the ages of 5 to 12. She brings a wide variety of experience in music, theatre, and dance as well as gymnastics and diving to Calvary. She studied vocal performance at Rice University and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Houston with a Bachelor of Music Degree with teacher certification K-12 and a concentration in Choral Conducting.
Catherine is the mother of four wonderful young adults William (22), Tristan (19), Liz (18) and Matthew (14). You may recognize Ms. Genzer from Calvary Episcopal Church's 8:00 a.m. Sunday services where she has been singing soprano since February of 2015.
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Extended Day Director & Teacher's Aide
Delaney Harris is the After School Care Director and Teacher’s Aide. She is a Calvary alum and a native of Richmond, Tx. With previous work experience with children and teaching, she is very excited to be working with children again. Delaney is also a church member of Calvary Episcopal Church. For the past few years, Delaney has been helping around the school in various places, while also being an older sister to two siblings, Bridgit (current Calvary student) and Rhys. Delaney is a huge Star Wars fan and has a cat named Padme. She enjoys spending time with family, adventuring, and shopping!
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Pre-Kindergarten (3 year old) Teacher
Charlyn Harris is a native Houstonian and has over 20 years of early education experience. She attended the University of Houston where she received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Specialization. She also received her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston. Ms. Harris is a returning teacher to Calvary, having taught previously in Fort Bend ISD, Houston ISD, and a Head Start program. She is a member of Calvary Episcopal Church. Ms. Harris lives in Richmond with her two daughters, Delaney (a Calvary alum) and Bridgit (current Calvary student). Ms. Harris believes that every child has infinite learning possibilities and wants to share her love of learning with her students.
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Extended Day and Teacher's Aide
Middle & High School Science Teacher
Kelly Howard is a valued member of our secondary staff with 31 years experience in in the classroom, in administration and on the sports fields. He began his career at B. F. Terry in 1991, teaching IPC and coaching football and baseball. While at Terry he taught AP Physics, Chemistry, Biology and IPC. He also has coached track, golf and soccer. In 2008 he left the classroom to be an administrator at Sweeny Junior High. After four years there he’d decided the classroom was his home and returned to Terry HS.
A native Houstonian, Kelly moved with his family to California when he was 14, where he attended high school and college, earning his BA from Cal State-Long Beach.
Married to his wife Amy for 29 years, the two have 5 children, ranging in age from 26 to 9.
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2nd Grade Teacher
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1st - 5th Grade Bible Teacher & Teacher's Aide
Terri received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Baylor Dental College, Texas A & M University Health Science Center. She has taught Health Science courses for fifteen years at Foster High School in LCISD. Terri and her husband Deen have three children who had attended Calvary Episcopal in their younger years. Terri and Dean enjoy spending time with their five grandchildren and family.
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Jenny Jones, BSN, RN
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Pre-Kindergarten (4 year old) Teacher
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Lower School Art Teacher
Janis Knuckols is a native to the area and graduated from B.F.Terry high school and SFASU. She lives in Pecan Grove with her husband, Will. They have two children, Jay (UT Graduate and Olivia (Senior at the University of St. Thomas.) Mrs. Knuckols has been a teacher for 17 years, 13 of which have been in Elementary Art. She has a passion for kids and all things creative. Her hobbies, in addition, to art include thrift shopping, beachcombing for shells and sea glass on Matagorda beach, and taking care of an abundance of plants and two very spoiled dogs.
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Chapel Coordinator & High School Bible Teacher
Mr. Mason grew up in the lower Rio Grande Valley in Mission, Texas. He was baptized at St. John’s Episcopal Church in McAllen, Texas, and attended the elementary school there and middle school at Canterbury Episcopal in Edinburg, Texas. He graduated from Texas A&M University in College Station with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and minors in education and Religious Studies. He is certified in the state of Texas to teach public schools in the areas of History, Communication Applications (Speech) and Generic Special Education.
In 1994, Mr. Mason began teaching experiential, outdoor education to Junior High Students in northern Alabama. In 1995 he moved to the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and taught public school at the high school he graduated from. Mr. Mason taught in Fort Bend ISD from 1999-2022. He coached speech, debate and oral interpretation starting in 2001 at Kempner High School in Fort Bend ISD. In 2018 he achieved the Three Diamond Coach award from the National Forensic League honoring fifteen years of coaching a successful speech and debate team. In 2011 and 2012 the Kempner Speech and Debate team was awarded the best UIL speech team in Fort Bend ISD. Several students have qualified for the National Forensic League national speech tournament and numerous students have qualified for state with some ranking in the top ten in the state in their events. In 2012 the team claimed the state championship in Public Forum Debate.
You can also find Mr. Mason leading the contemporary music and worship team at Calvary Episcopal Church as its Worship Coordinator since 2008.
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Pre-Kindergarten & Kindergarten Bible Teacher
Ms. Terri Morgan has been an active member of Calvary Episcopal Church since October 2020 when her husband, The Rev. Ralph Morgan, was called as Calvary's Rector. Terri graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University summa cum laude with a B.A. degree in Political Science and History, and a minor in English. She graduated from the University of Houston School of Law Magna cum laude with a J.D. degree, and practiced law in the Houston and Austin areas for 35 years. She is now a retired attorney who assists those in need with pro bono legal work.
Ms. Terri is a life-long Episcopalian, and she has taken many Bible courses over the years. When Fr. Ralph attended the Episcopal Seminary of the Southwest, Ms. Terri took several Old and New Testament seminary courses. She has also taken several years of Education for Ministry (EfM) courses through the University of the South School of Theology in Sewanee, TN and is qualified as an EfM mentor.
Ms. Terri has taught children and adult Sunday school and Vacation Bible School for 45 years at various Episcopal churches. She was a founding member of a children's ministry called Kids of the King at Holy Apostles Episcopal Church in Katy and Christ Episcopla Church in Eagle Lake, wehre she developed Bible curriculum for children that included drama, music, puppets, and art. She has a passion for studying the Bible, and for sharing God's love with children.
Ms. Terri and Fr. Ralph enjoy spending time with their 3 adult daughters and their families, including 7 amazing grandchildren. They also enjoy going to the theater and traveling. Several years ago, they went to Israel, and they hope to lead a group to the Holy Land in the future. When not teaching you find Ms. Terri needlepointing, gardening, and spending time with her grandchildren and her 4th child - a goldendoodle named Honey.
4th & 5th Grade Math and Science Teacher
Mrs. Kristie Pearson graduated from Houston Baptist University with a BA in Elementary and Special Education. Since that time, she has dedicated her life to teaching. Mrs. Pearson and her husband Rick, have two grown children and three spoiled dogs. They attend Crossbridge Community Church and Mrs. Pearson enjoys walking, reading, and Bible journaling. She is excited to be part of the Calvary family!
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American Sign Langauge Teacher
Mrs. Sheryl Pierce is a certified ASL teacher and has taught high school ASL for 24 years. She was also a church interpreter for over 25 years. Most of her knowledge of ASL and the Deaf culture was learned via years of interaction with Deaf friends at church and in the Fort Bend County area. The Deaf community is what inspired her to start teaching ASL. Mrs. Pierce is retired from teaching locally and moved to Alabama to take care of her parents, children and grandchildren. She is excited to be working with Calvary students to guide them in learning this beautiful language.
Front Office Manager
Lauren Rios grew up in Fort Bend County and has spent her career in the customer service/management industry. In 2018 Lauren joined the Calvary faculty as Coordinator of First Impressions. She previously served Calvary as a room parent, volunteer coordinator, auction chair and substitute teacher. Lauren loves spending time with family including her daughters, Malloy and former Crusader Mia. She enjoys going to concerts, musical theatre and relaxing with friends and family.
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Pre-Kindergarten (4 year old) Teacher Assistant
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Social Studies, Middle & High Teacher
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Math, Middle & High Teacher and High School (9th- 12th grade) Team Lead
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Physical Education Teacher
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1st Grade Teacher
Jane received her bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Illinois State University. In her many years of education, she has taught grades kinder-fourth. She had the pleasure of teaching in Northwest Iowa and McAllen, Texas before moving into the Sugar Land area to teach in Fort Bend ISD. She is both G/T and ESL certified. Jane and her husband, Dan, are the proud parents of two sons. Their oldest son is in the Coast Guard stationed in Maine and their youngest son is attending Texas A and M with plans of joining the Army after graduation. In her free time, Jane enjoys gardening, reading and bicycling.
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Math and Science Teacher, 6th & 7th Grade
Mrs. Thompson earned her BS in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Mathematics and Music from the University of Houston, and recently earned a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction: Mathematics from Concordia University. She has taught in both public and private schools in the area for 20 years. She previously taught 4th grade at Calvary and is returning after five years in Fort Bend ISD as a classroom teacher and Math Intervention Specialist.
Mrs. Thompson also has a great love of music and is an accompanist and singer on her church’s praise team. She is a life-long Texan and lives right here in Richmond with her husband of 22 years and her three cats. Her son, Cameron, is also a proud graduate of Calvary.
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Brenda is a life-long resident of Fort Bend County. She brings to Calvary 30 years of experience in accounting. Brenda also works for Calvary Episcopal Church and is excited to be part of the Calvary Church and School community. She and her husband, Mark, have 3 grown married children, their wonderful spouses and 5 gradnchildren that she enjoys and adores. Brenda loves cactus and succulents, attending estate sales, reading, but most of all she loves spending time with her grandkids.
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