• mrs. lauri evans - head of curriculum

    Mrs. Evans is one of the founders of Oakwell Academy and serves as an Administrator on campus.  She has spent the last six years researching classical education and curriculum alongside the professionals at UMSI and its network of classical UMS schools throughout the country.  She also has plenty of practical experience through her time homeschooling her own children.  She is a Certified Public Accountant and has a Master in Accounting from Texas A&M University.

  • mrs. ashlee hardy - head administrator

    Mrs. Hardy is one of the founders of Oakwell Academy and serves as an Administrator on campus.  She holds a Bachelor degree in Liberal Arts from Baylor University and has helped start two non-profit organizations in the last eight years. She enjoys helping children find Jesus in all areas of life.

  • mrs. danielle adair - financial manager

    Mrs. Adair graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. She has many years of experience with administrative roles. She recently worked as the Executive Administrator for four years at a local non-profit organization. Her attention to detail and passion for things being done efficiently and thoroughly making her a great fit for Oakwell.

  • Mr. andrew storms - DEAN OF STUDENTS

    Mr. Storms is an experienced classroom teacher of 15 years who began working in the field of education upon graduating from Texas State University. His past teaching and coaching assignments in the Houston area and College Station have effectively trained him to connect with students both inside and outside the classroom.


    Mrs. Casto holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Child Professional Services with minors in Human Resource Development and Sociology from Texas A&M University. She has years of experience working with children and knows the high value of deeply investing in children's lives.


    Miss Donaldson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Dance from Texas A&M University. She is currently pursuing her EC-6 Generalist certification and has many years of experience working with young children.

  • Mrs. nikie billings - teacher

    Mrs. Billings graduated from Sam Houston State University and now holds a Bachelors degree in English Literature. She and her husband have had the privilege of working in College Ministry for the better part of a decade both stateside and abroad. Nikie is a mom to Violet (5), Hazel (3) and is due in late January with her newest little girl Scarlett. She is so excited to serve in the Pre-K room at Oakwell Academy this year and is praying expectantly for each student.

  • mrs. chelsea groves - teacher

    Mrs. Groves holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University. She has had a passion for teaching since she was a little girl and is delighted to be a part of the Oakwell family. She has over ten years of teaching experience in a variety of different stages, settings, and ages. She enjoys making memorable moments each day through art, music, and literature.

  • mrs. andrea shaw

    Mrs. Shaw holds a Bachelor degree in Communication from Texas A&M University. She has over 6 years of teaching experience from homeschool, teacher aide, and as an ESL teacher. 

  • mrs. alli roberts - teacher

    Mrs. Roberts has a Bachelor of Science  in Elementary Education from Florida College in Tampa, Florida, She also holds a TESOL certification, allowing her to work with students who speak other languages. She has a passion for teaching students the foundations of literacy in both reading and writing. She has taught for several years and has experience in both upper and lower elementary.


    Miss Harris has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. She has more than 7 years of experience in children's ministry and is passionate about each child's spiritual and academic development.

  • mrs. jen verdugo - teacher

    Mrs. Verdugo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Health and Physical Education from Kansas Wesleyan University and a Master of Science degree in Health and Nutrition from Emporia State University. She has over 15 years of teaching experience that expands from the collegiate level all the way down to pre-school. 

  • mrs. emily wise - teacher

    Emily Wise has been teaching for 11 years in public, private, and homeschool settings. This is her third year serving with Oakwell Academy and has been classically homeschooling for 7 years. She holds a BBA in International Business Management from Texas A&M University as well as teaching certification from the State of Texas in EC-4, Gifted and Talented, and English as a Second Language.

  • mrs. ginny hill - teacher

    Mrs. Hill has a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Oklahoma. She tutored students in various science classes and taught the Intro to Zoology Lab at the University of Oklahoma.

  • Mrs. Abigail Matlock - world LANGUAGEs TEACHER

    Mrs. Matlock has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Entrepreneurship and Strategy from Kennesaw State University. She is a world traveller who spent most of her youth in places like Uzbekistan, Turkey, Germany, France, Singapore and Cyprus. She has lived among peoples all around the world, loved them and offered them hope through Jesus Christ. Her love for the young is evidenced through her own journey as a mother, friend and as a teacher of foreign languages and cultures, opening the minds of students to the width and the depth of the creativity of God as he designed all of us uniquely to demonstrate his goodness.

  • mr. calen taylor - worship teacher

    Mr. Taylor has a Bachelor degree from Texas A&M in Management Information Systems. He has over 15 years of experience serving on worship teams and has spent the past 5 years as the worship pastor at a local church. Sharing the gift of music and worship has become a life passion that he now brings to Oakwell.