Poetry Community Christian School

Est. 2002; Fully Accredited 2006

Administration & Faculty

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CORPORATE OFFICERS

All officers serve for no salaries and pay tuition for their children to attend the school. PCCS officers are known for their open doors policy and welcome day-to-day feedback and suggestions from teachers, staff and parents. The officers regularly serve on campus, oversee annual budgets, review and refine school policies, and meet with the core faculty and school Administrator.

The school President's qualifications include a Doctorate in Education, a Juris Doctorate from University of Texas at Austin, a Masters of Science with Honors in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology from University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-School of Allied Health Sciences, and a Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude in English and Political Science with six scholarships (3 academic, music, theatre, Rotary Club). As a part-time municipal judge since 1995, she implements rehabilitative sentencing for juveniles and has taught creative sentencing to other judges throughout Texas. Prior to PCCS, she wrote and implemented a corporate stress management program for a national company. She has been a practicing attorney for more than 25 years and assists her husband with their environmental law practice. In her role as President, she oversees all business, financial, staffing and enrollment matters for PCCS. In 2009, she received the Ann 'Tunky' Riley Excellence in Education Scholarship of $25,000 from the former U.S. Department of Education Secretary Richard Riley to gain her doctorate in education. She is an Adjunct Professor for Trinity Valley Community College and published author and researcher.  She values the Christ-centered atmosphere among the parents, teachers and staff at PCCS and is committed to an "open door" policy.

The PCCS Vice President is a practicing labor attorney and managing partner with an international law firm, a firm where her husband, too, practices law. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude in History from The College of William and Mary and a Juris Doctorate with Honors from University of Texas School of Law. She is also Board member with the Gladney Center for Adoption.  She brings to PCCS invaluable business and labor expertise. Her particular interests include the school's College & Career program and the LINK Lab program.

The school's Corporate Secretary is a former Dallas finance and real estate attorney, previously served on the Board of Directors of a local private school, and continues to practice law part-time. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Trinity University and a Juris Doctorate from University of Oklahoma. She is instrumental in evaluating financial decisions and supporting the business side of PCCS.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The PCCS Board of Directors is comprised of five members, including two attorneys, two in corporate management, and a PhD who teaches in the Texas A&M Graduate Education program. All Board provide important leadership, sound business advice to PCCS, and have children enrolled in or alumnae of the school.  They believe that input of PCCS families is an essential part of business planning and goal-setting for the school and lead the school's August Parent Meeting and spring semester  Parent Business Meeting.  The Board of Directors also seeks the counsel of the Leadership Advisory Committee appointed annually and comprised of five PCCS parents with varied backgrounds and children enrolled in elementary as well as upper school grades.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

The school's Administrator handles the day-to-day operations of PCCS. Her profile may be reviewed above under President. She is assisted by an experienced team including an Assistant Administrator, High School College & Career Counselor, Events Coordinator, Elementary, Upper and Decade Building School Office Managers, LINK Lab Director, Fast ForWord Coordinator, Health & Fitness Coordinator, and Bus Driver (Rockwall and Terrell routes).

PARENT PARTNER MANAGERS

An essential part of the school's operations includes the Parent Partnership Program.  Parent Partner Manager schedule and supervise their Management Units (Housekeeping, Traffic, Landscaping, Athletics, Campus Computer/Tech, Concessions/Admissions, Lunchroom, Recess, and Handyman Team).  All Parent Partners, including Parent Partner Managers, complete PP hours toward their contractual requirement of five hours per month, minimum, for each child the family enrolls at PCCS.  The Parent Partnership Program ensures that all families are involved and plays a key role in keeping overhead down which makes tuition affordable.

CORE FACULTY

PCCS core teachers lead morning devotions and instruct in a manner that is both understandable and challenging to the students.  On any given day of the school term, you can see these teachers model Christian values, encourage creativity, foster mutual respect, and pursue academic excellence with their students.  Because PCCS limits core class size to 18 students, our teachers are able to become familiar with each student’s strengths and identify difficulties to better help them achieve and bolster confidence.  In accordance with SACS accreditation standards, PCCS core faculty are educational professionals with diverse experience and educational backgrounds, including Bible education, special education, ACSI certifications, state certifications, speech pathology and other specialties.

ADJUNCT FACULTY

In addition to core faculty, PCCS relies upon the skills and expertise of adjunct instructors to teach Enrichment Electives courses that vary each semester.  Adjunct faculty are professionals in their disciplines including Karate (Christian Soldier’s black belts), Drumline (founder of International Drummers for Jesus), Ballroom Dancing (professional dancing instructor), Digital Photography & Journalism (feature newspaper reporter), Chess (former chess team champion), Art including pottery, weaving, painting and drawing (certified art teachers), Home Ec courses (experts in sewing, quilting, knitting, cooking and more), and Architectural Design (architect).  Students enjoy gaining real-world instruction from these professionals!

STAFF/FACULTY EXPECTATIONS:  We realize that the key to a successful Christian school is its staff and faculty.  In addition to other expectations noted in our school's Staff Handbook, we expect our faculty and staff:

  • To have received Jesus Christ as his/her personal Lord and Savior.
  • To believe the Bible is God’s infallible Word and standard for faith and daily living
  • To be a Christian role model in attitude, speech and actions. This includes being committed to conservative Biblical standards of morality including but not limited to avoiding adultery, fornication, and homosexual relationships.
  • To be an active member of an area Christ-centered church
  • Show by example the importance of Biblical study, prayer, and unity in the body of Christ
  • To agree with the school’s Statement of Faith (see Core Values under the "About Us" tab)
  • Possess the spiritual maturity, academic ability, and personal leadership qualities to “train up a child in the way he should go.
  • Demonstrate the character qualities of enthusiasm, courtesy, flexibility, integrity, gratitude, kindness, self-control, perseverance and punctuality.
  • Continually strive to implement the mission, core values, and common goals of the school.
  • Recognize the role of parents as primarily responsible before God for their children's education and be prepared to assist them in that task.
  • Model and integrate Biblical principles in each subject area and in all activities.
  • Motivate students to accept God's gift of salvation and help them grow in their faith.
  • Use a variety of established teaching techniques, motivational strategies, instructional activities and appropriate supplemental materials to achieve curriculum goals.
  • Model continuous professional growth and reflect on personal performance
FACULTY EMPLOYMENT:  See CONTACT FORM, above.  Applicants should send a cover letter (including a brief faith testimony) and a resume to:  [email protected]