Administration & Faculty
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.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The PCCS Board of Directors is comprised of three to five members with business 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.
The school Administrator, Dr. Horan, is also one of the school's founders. She holds 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
(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 and values the Christ-centered atmosphere
at PCCS and serves as a mentor to many students. In spite of her busy
schedule, she maintains an "open door" policy.
Mrs. Bridgett Doddy serves as the school's Vice Principal and Admissions Director. 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 and in the Registrar's Office for the University of North Texas at Dallas, 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 experience includes 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.
The PCCS Administrative Team includes a College & Career Counselor (Mrs. Nelson), Support Services Specialist & Fast ForWord Coordinator (Mrs. Stapleton), Athletics Director (Mr. Valle), Admin Manager & Partnership Coordinator (Mrs. Bryan), Health & Safety Clerk (Mrs. Adcox), Events Coordinator (Mrs. Sizemore), Bookkeeper (Mrs. Clough), Payroll Clerk (Mrs. Sinkule), Librarian/Curricula Clerk (Mrs. Whittiker), Athletics Manager (Ms. Walls), Facility Managers (Mr. Horan and Mr. Harrell), as well as Faculty Curriculum Committees (e.g., Elementary, English Department, Math Department, Support Services, Upper School).
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 plays a key role in keeping overhead down which makes tuition affordable.
PCCS core teachers lead morning devotions and instruct so that material is engaging, 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 values smaller class sizes, 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 our accreditation standards, PCCS core faculty are educational professionals with diverse experience and educational backgrounds, including Bible education, special education, ACSI certifications, state certifications, NPSA certifications, graduate certifications, other specialties, supervised paraprofessionals, and adjunct instructors with evidence of expertise in the course's field (e.g., pastors, seamstresses, artists, musicians).
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 2nd/3rd degree black belts), Dance (professional dancing instructor), Digital Photography (career photographer), Bible/CONNECT (pastors). Other courses include Art (e.g., pottery, weaving, painting and drawing), Home Ec courses (experts in sewing, quilting, knitting, cooking and more). 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.
believe the Bible is God’s infallible Word and standard for faith and daily
- 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.
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