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Leadership Team

Corporate Officers

PCCS Corporate Officers, with business and education experience, are known for their open door policy and welcome feedback and suggestions from teachers, staff, and parents. The Officers commit to keeping apprised of campus activities, assist with such tasks as policy and budget reviews and HR matters, and offer advice to the Administrator and the Board.

The school's President, Dr. Horan, is also one of the school's founders. She holds a Doctorate of Education, a Juris Doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master's of Science with Honors in Rehabilitation Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-School of Allied Health Sciences, and a Bachelor of Arts Magna Cum Laude in English and Political Science (scholarships included three academic, music, theatre, Rotary Club, matching). 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 now part-time environmental law practice. In her role as President, she oversees the 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 a published author and researcher. Her community service includes membership in the local Rotary Club and the Martin Luther King Celebration of Terrell (Publicity Chair). She loves her "extended family" of students, families, faculty and staff, values the Christ-centered atmosphere at PCCS, and mentors many students. She maintains an "open door" policy despite her busy schedule.

Bridgett Doddy serves as the school's Vice President. She is also a certified teacher and has considerable experience in student services at the college level, including Student Services Specialist in Academic Support Services at the Registrar's Office for the University of North Texas at Dall, Financial Aid Program Coordinator, and VA Certifying Official for El Centro College, Educational Outreach Coordinator for University of Texas El Paso and Jarvis Christian College, and Student Service Specialist for Sevenstar. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education with a minor in Special Education from Jarvis Christian College. Her experiences include transcript evaluation, TSI administration and evaluation, student placement, student progress monitoring, scheduling and enrollment, benefits and aid application assistance and processing, state and federal reporting, interventions for struggling students, and teacher support services. She also offers faculty professional development. She believes we must prepare our younger generation to take on the amazing responsibility of the Great Commission.

Zach Schults serves as the school's Treasurer with oversight of financial and business operations. His experience as a Certified Public Accountant for more than 16 years in large firms and private practice, lends itself to the safe and practical advice he offers PCCS in making sound financial decisions. He graduated from South Methodist University with honors (and is a member of MENSA) and lives in Fate, Texas, with his wife and three children. He has a weekly campus presence and values the school's commitment to solvency and training high schoolers in Dave Ramsey's Money Management for Teens.

Kris Brown is a woman of many talents. Her work history includes working in the Lt. Governor's Office and with Merrell Lynch for 18 years in stocks and commodities as a broker. She started a distribution company for CiCi's Pizza and worked in computer software point of service of hotels, restaurants, and country clubs. She majored in art with a minor in history at Southwest Texas University. PCCS benefits from her art skills as the school's Creative Director for the Theatre program and instructor for Competition Art, Multi-Media Art, and Sets & Design. She served as the school's Recess Manager for 15 years and recently began managing the PCCS Partnership Program. She and her husband are a long-time PCCS family; their daughter graduated from PCCS with honors and is attending LeTourneau University.

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

Janet Epstein, the school's Principal of Education and Support Services Director, began her teaching career in 1991 and in 2000, moved into public school administration, holding positions as Asst. Principal and Principal. Her experience includes supervising teachers under the Professor Teach Certification Program. She worked for DISD as a Dyslexia Interventionist for three years and continued to do so in her private practice thereafter. She holds a Master of Science in Educational Administration from Texas A&M University as well as Principal and Teacher Certifications and an Academic Language Therapy Certification. After retiring from the public school arena, she joined PCCS and enjoys the small school atmosphere and Christ-based focus here.

The PCCS Administrative Team includes the following personnel:

PARENT PARTNER MANAGERS

An essential part of the school's operations includes the Parent Partnership Program. Parent Partner Managers schedule and supervise their Management Units (Housekeeping, Traffic, Campus Computer/Tech, Lunchroom, Recess). 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 play a key role in keeping overhead down which makes tuition affordable. The Partnership Program is managed by school Officer, Kris Brown.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The PCCS Board of Directors is comprised of three to five members with business management, nonprofit, accounting, ministry, and education experience. The Board provide vision and mission leadership, sound business advice to PCCS, and have children enrolled in or as alums 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 two annual required parent meetings: August Parent Kick-Off Meeting and Spring Semester Parent Business Meeting.

STAFF EXPECTATIONS: The key to a successful Christian school depends upon 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 a regular attendee of a 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.

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