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

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Jennifer McGaughey
Kindergarten
Texas A&M University
Started at FWA 2016

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

Kelli Martin
2nd Grade
B.A., Univ. of Massachusetts
Started with FWA 2017

Amber Burgess
2nd Grade
B.S., Univ. of Houston
Started with FWA 2017

Candace Blackstock
3rd Grade
B.S., Sam Houston State
Started with FWA 2017

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

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

Nicole Nevitt 
5th Grade
M.A., Sierra Nevada College
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

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

Laura Bettis
 Music
M.A., Calif. State Univ.

Paige Holsapple
Art
Art Inst. of Houston
Started with FWA 2017

Flenoyd Turner 
5th Grade Band
B.M., University of Houston
Started at FWA 2007

Kim Maxwell
 5th Grade Band
B.A., SFA State Univ
Started with FWA 2014

Elementary Specials Faculty

Ivette Menendez
Spanish/Latin
B.A., Francisco Gavidia Univ
Started at FWA 2012

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

Allyson Burkhard
P.E.
B.S., Univ of Mary Hardin Baylor
Started with FWA 2017

Mitzi Wright
Librarian
B.A., Nicholls State Univ.

Melissa Spigener
Year Book
Applied Life Christian College
Started at FWA 2009

Jamie Peay
FFA
B.S., CMU
Started with FWA 2017

Liana Vincent
Gifted and Talented
 M.Ed., University of Houston
Started with FWA 2013