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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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  • Lori Palmer
    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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  • Wes Vela
    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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  • Krista Kuperus
    Director of Admissions and Advancement

      CEP’s Director of Admissions and Advancement, Krista Kuperus joined CEP in 2012. Ms. Kuperus oversees admissions, social media, website, marketing, international program, and development programs at Calvary. She brings to Calvary over ten years of experience in sales and project management, and holds a bachelor’s degree in business from St. Cloud State University in Minnesota.  Ms. Kuperus and her husband, Andy, live in Fairchild and are the proud parents of two Calvary Crusaders, Aubree and Cora.

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  • Missy McClellan
    Director of Technology and Computer Technology Teacher

      Missy McClellan has been teaching at Calvary since 2007. She currently teaches computer classes in addition to overseeing technology for CEP. She has also taught third and fourth grade language arts classes. She has also been involved with CEP as a parent since 2001 - she and her husband, Jeff, are the proud parents of 3 alumni Crusaders: Will, Chris and Katie. Ms. McClellan was born in San Diego, CA to a career Navy family. She spent most of her adolescent to teenage years in Fulton, NY and moved to West Columbia, TX in 1986. Ms. McClellan received her BBA degree from Stephen F. Austin State University and took post baccalaureate courses in education at the University of Houston. Ms. McClellan completed her education certification through the Region IV Alternative Certification Program. In her previous life, Ms. McClellan worked at KnowledgeBase Marketing for 14 ½ years as a manager in the Processing Services department where she managed project teams as well as developed and implemented employee training programs.

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  • Donna Estrada
    Band Director & Administrator

      Donna Estrada holds a Bachelor of Music in music studies degree with a Performance Certificate from The University of Texas at Austin. Her love of music began in fifth grade when she first learned to play the flute. Ms. Estrada was a junior high school band director in the Houston and Cypress Fairbanks school districts, and she has taught flute lessons in Lamar CISD and Fort Bend ISD. She has also volunteered extensively with a middle school band in Fort Bend where the band director is a former student of hers. She loves sharing her love of music with children. In addition to band, Ms. Estrada has led science labs as a volunteer for children in grades kindergarten through fifth. She lives in Pecan Grove with her loving husband Ramiro and their three beautiful daughters Rachel, Becca and Miranda.

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Faculty & Staff
  • Jennifer Aldridge
    1st Grade Teacher

    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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  • Rebecca Arreola 
    Kindergarten Teacher

    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.  

  • Luiza Amaral
    Pre-K & Kinder Spanish, Lower School Teacher Assistant

    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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  • Michele Beard


    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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  • Crystal Brock
    Language Arts & Geography, Middle School and Middle School Team Lead

      A native Texan and Calvary Episcopal alumna, Crystal Sims Brock began her career as a fourth grade teacher at CEP in 2015. She is a fighting Texas A&M Aggie with a BA in Economics. She resides in Richmond with her husband, her two beautiful twin boys, Landon and Caden, who are Calvary Crusaders, and 2 dogs. She's no stranger to the Calvary Community, as she has served as vice-president on our PTO board and has volunteered her invaluable time & impeccable creativity.

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  • Kristina Castillo
    Art Teacher


    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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  • Jalon Debbs
    Athletic Director


    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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    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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    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.

    Email Coach Debbs

    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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  • Liz Doyle
    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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  • Sarita Ferris
    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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  • Alicia Frattini
    Spanish, 7th - 12th grade Teacher and Middle School Science Teacher

    Ms. Frattini is from Argentina and came to the U.S. with her family at the age of 2. She has lived in the greater Houston area all of her life. Ms. Frattini earned a Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition from the University of Houston and a Master's of Science from Texas Women's University. Prior to working in the field of education, she worked in healthcare as a Registered Dietitian for a local hospital. After having her two children, she decided to become a stay-at-home mom, until the Lord opened the door for her to work as a teacher at Southwest Christian Academy where her children attended and graduated.  Ms. Frattini has been ministering and teaching there for the past 10 years, and she has loved every minute of teaching high school students! She has taught Spanish 1,2 and 3, as well as Biology, Anatomy & Physiology, and Health. She has also been the school's Yearbook Advisor for the past 5 years and Student Council Representative for the past 2 years. She loves being part of students' lives and helping them reach their greatest potential. 
    Ms. Frattini currently lives in Richmond with her son and daughter who are both going to Wharton Junior College. She is passionate about fitness, nutrition, and healthy living and loves doing anything outdoors, such as biking, hiking, running, etc. She also enjoy reading and music.


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  • Andrew Furukawa
    Social Studies, Middle & High Teacher


    Born and raised in Austin, Texas, William Andrew Furukawa has a diverse background of experiences.  He has led teams and developed supervisors in the corporate world, earned awards as an Army Engineer Captain, and navigated the rigor of entrepreneurship starting multiple businesses.  He is a fightin' Texas A&M Aggie with a BS in Political Science, certificate in Leadership Study and Development, and a MA in Public Administration.  After living the 'tiny house" life in the Pacific Northwest he and his wife Mariana currently live in Houston with their 2 cats, Picard and Lionel.  He is honored to be a part of the Calvary family.

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  • Catherine Genzer
    Music Director


    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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  • Delaney Harris
    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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  • Charlyn Harris
    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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  • Kylie Howard
    Extended Day and Teacher's Aide

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  • Kelly Howard
    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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  • Veronica Howard
    3rd Grade Teacher


    Ms. Howard was born in Houston and is a southern girl through and through. She married her wonderful husband, Art, in 1984 and they are now empty nesters. Ms. Howard began her teaching career in 1977 as a third grade teacher and retired from public schools in May 2020. She has taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in her 43 years. She has also been a team leader, a GT teacher, a professional development presenter, a yearbook chairman, a teacher of the year, online math/science teacher, and technology liaison. During this time, Ms. Howard realizes that many changes have occurred in education. Teaching has been quite a rewarding experience that gives her so much joy.  She wants her students to not only learn academically but grow socially/emotionally. She looks forward to a rewarding year full of adventures and life-long learning with all of her students!

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  • Helen Jackson
    2nd Grade Teacher 

      Helen Jackson earned a BS in elementary education from Penn State and a MEd in teaching from the University of Houston. Ms. Jackson had a long career in Fort Bend ISD, where she specialized in gifted education. Before joining CEP in 2016, Ms. Jackson spent seven years in private schools. In her free time she enjoys gardening, reading, and scrapbooking. Her grandson Noah is a student at CEP.

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  • Terri Johnson
    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
    School Nurse

      Jenny Jones has served as the School Nurse for Calvary since 2013. She was born and raised in the Houston area, graduating from Clements High School in Sugar Land. She later went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Houston Baptist University. Nurse Jenny has always had a passion for kids, which is why she became a nurse specializing in pediatrics. After 14 years at Texas Children’s Hospital, she felt God called her to become a school nurse so that she could have more time with her family. She and her husband, Jerry, are the proud parents of four children, including two Calvary students.

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  • Lynn Kidda
    Pre-Kindergarten (4 year old) Teacher

      Lynn Kidda has been a member of the faculty since 2007 and teaches pre-kindergarten at Calvary. She is a native of Shreveport, Louisiana where she taught pre-k for eight years before moving to Houston. In HISD, Mrs. Kidda taught kindergarten for two years at an Environmental Science Magnet school. After moving into this area, she taught kindergarten right across the street at Jane Long Elementary for fifteen years. Mrs. Kidda and her husband, Jim are the proud parents of their son, Andrew. They are active members of Calvary Episcopal Church. When not teaching, she enjoys camping, fishing, and family activities.

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  • Janis Knuckols
    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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  • Will Mason
    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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  • Christin McDonald

      Christin McDonald joined the CEP staff as Co-Librarian in 2015. For the past several years, she has been a mom and an active volunteer in our library, musicals and faculty luncheons, just to name a few. Ms. McDonald, who is a parent of 3 Crusaders, is a graduate of UT San Antonio. She spent a number of years after college in Washington, DC, involved in the government and political scene, working for the US House of Representatives as a staff assistant with the Committee on Agriculture. She also served as a legislative assistant for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson. Ms. McDonald and her husband, Pat, live with their children in the Richmond area.

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  • Terri Morgan
    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.


  • Kristie Pearson
    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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  • Sheryl Pierce
    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.                                                                                                 

  • Lauren Rios
    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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  • Patsy Salazar

    Pre-Kindergarten (4 year old) Teacher Assistant

      Patsy Salazar has been a part of the Calvary family since 2000, teaching Spanish and music in the lower school. Ms. Patsy, as the students call her, loves playing her guitar and harp, sketching and needle point. She also loves using music in Spanish class and Bible, knowing it really helps the children have fun while they learn! She also enjoys teaching pre-kindergarten bible where the students sometimes take part in small plays as it helps them understand the story better. Music is such a big part of Ms. Salazar's life and she loves to sing! Ms. Salazar worked for LCISD for 8 years before coming to Calvary. She is from Santa Fe, New Mexico and she loves to visit whenever she can. She has 2 children and 3 grandchildren that she adores!

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  • Heather Shogren
    Math, Middle & High Teacher and High School (9th- 12th grade) Team Lead

      Heather Shogren teaches middle and upper school math. In 2014, she moved to Richmond from rural Minnesota with her husband and two Crusaders. She attended Central Lakes Community College and obtained an Associate’s degree in Engineering. She then advanced her degree at St. Cloud State University and received a B.S. degree in Mathematics Education. One of her short term goals is to receive a Master’s Degree in Mathematics. Before joining CEP, Ms. Shogren was the lead teacher in one of the highest rated middle schools in MN for the previous 7 years. What she loves most about teaching is what she calls the “light bulb moment”. Seeing student’s eyes light up when they conquer that problem they have been working so hard on. In her spare time Ms. Shogren enjoys coaching Crossfit, reading, spending time outdoors and time with her family.

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  • Pam Smalley
    Physical Education Teacher

      Pam Smalley teaches Physical Education at Calvary Episcopal Preparatory. Her goal is to promote and encourage all students to participate in physical activities for the rest of their lives. She graduated from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in Physical Education and Health. Before teaching physical education in 2002, she served as a substitute teacher at Calvary for 4 years. Mrs. Smalley has been happily married for 24 years and has two beautiful daughters, Autumn and Ryann. Mrs. Smalley enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.

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  • Jane Tevis
    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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  • Amanda Thompson
    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 Zatopek
    Office Manager


    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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