Elementary Faculty

The Faith West Academy Elementary faculty enrich the lives of Kindergarten through 5th grade students by combining a love for God with a love for learning.

Classroom Faculty

Jessica Strickland
Kindergarten
B.S., SFA State University
Started at FWA 2013

Tammy Smith
1st Grade
B.A., Western Governors Univ.
Started at FWA 2013

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Jennifer McGaughey
1st Grade
Texas A&M University
Started at FWA 2016

Ann Gray
2nd Grade
B.S., SE Missouri State Univ.
Started at FW 1985

Heidi Ritchey
3rd & 5th Grade
B.S., Baldwin-Wallace College
Started at FWA 2012

Robin Bulkley
4th Grade Math/Science
M.Ed., Elmira College
Started at FWA 2009

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Sherry Whitmire
4th Grade Language Arts
B.A., Sam Houston State Univ.
Started at FWA 2016

Nicole Nevitt
3rd & 5th Grade
M.A., Sierra Nevada College
Started at FWA 2012

Ivette Menendez Latin Started with FWA 2012 imenendez@faithwest.org

Ivette Menendez
5th Grade Bible
B.A., Francisco Gavidia Univ
Started at FWA 2012

Erran Grigar

Erran Grigar
Elem English Intervention
Neuhaus Education Center
Started at FWA 2013

Jean Roberts
Elem Math Intervention
B.S., Texas Tech University
Started at FWA 2015

Fine Arts Faculty

Carren Ellis
Music/Choir
B.S., Baylor University
Started at FWA 2004

Grace Hood
Music
B.S., Delta State University
Started at FW 2013

Flenoyd Turner
Elem and HS Band
B.M., University of Houston
Started at FWA 2007

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Kerri Beckman
Art
B.A., Texas A&M University
Started with FWA 2016

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Lisa Stiles
Librarian/FW Marketing
B.A., Houston Baptist Univ.
Started at FWA 2016

Elementary Specials Faculty

Ivette Menendez
Spanish (K-6), Latin (4-6)
B.A., Francisco Gavidia Univ
Started at FWA 2012

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Natalie Newcomb
Elementary PE
B.S.,
Started at FWA 2016

Kristin Baker
Ag/FFA
M.S., Prairie View A&M Univ.
Started at FWA 2015

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Larry Abke
Ag/FFA
B.S., University of Phoenix
Started with FWA 2016