Specialists Faculty

LUIS ARIZPE                                                                     

Logic School and Rhetoric School Guitar; Audio Engineer and Videographer
Education: AA San Antonio Community College; Music Composition University of North Texas
Family: Wife Lynnette (Massage Therapist), son Diego, and daughter Shaia
Why he is at Geneva: “I have been called by God to be here. I find it a high honor to be used by Him to help young people become life-time disciples of Christ for His will and for His glory.”
Interesting tidbit: Luis has recorded three records, made guest appearances on his friends’ records, and won songwriting awards.


TERI BOMGAARS

Logic School and Rhetoric School Theatre Assistant
Education: self-taught artist
Family: Husband Jay, daughter Bailey, and sons Jake and Hayden
Why she is at Geneva: “I am here to serve God in the ministry He lets me do—art and drama.”


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Transportation Coordinator; Asst. Football and Track Coach; Head Girls Soccer Coach
Education: BS Occupational Education University of Houston; MS Occupational Education University of Houston
Family: Wife Brenda, daughters Cari and Holly, Schnauser Izzy
Why he is at Geneva: “I came to coach kids. Geneva has a unique teaching system that I have grown to love. Our kids are challenged every day. I like being able to help our kids learn to compete at a high level.”
Interesting tidbit: John worked security for the Spurs for five years.


 TRACY CALDERON

Grammar School PE
Education: BA Education University of Alabama
Family: Husband Julio, son Joel who attends Geneva, and stepdaughter Alexa
Why she is at Geneva: “I knew that I wanted my son to attend Geneva after seeing my sister’s children blossom. God calling me to Geneva was an added blessing.”
Interesting tidbit: Tracy played college basketball at the University of Alabama.


NICK CHAMPION

Grammar School and Logic School PE; Assistant Football and Basketball Coach; Head Softball Coach
Education: BA History Hampden-Sydney College
Family: Married to Karly
Why he is at Geneva: “I felt called to work with and mentor young men and women.”


GRADI EVANS

Fine Arts Director; Lewis House Dean; Logic School and Rhetoric School Band
Education: BME University of South Carolina; MME University of South Carolina; EdD work Arizona State University
Family: Husband Ric and children Ian, Nathan (Class of 2011), and Mikaela (Class of 2016)
Why she is at Geneva: “Through Libby Lunsford, God led me to Geneva, and He has equipped me my entire life to do the jobs He has for me. To God be the glory!”
Interesting tidbit: Gradi is a fourth generation music enthusiast.


ANDY GARCIA                                                                   

Logic School Guitar Fundamentals
Education: BA Music with minor in Communication Studies Texas State University
Family: daughter Lyla
Why he is at Geneva: “We’re piloting a new guitar class for the 7th and 8th grade Fine Arts Medley.”
Interesting tidbit: Andy has taught private voice and guitar lessons at Geneva for seven years. He is the owner of Hill Country Studios.


JEANETTE KIRCHNER

Grammar School PE Assistant
Education: BS Nutrition Texas A&M University; MS Food Sciences Texas A&M University
Family: Husband Derek, sons Clayte and Ross
Why she is at Geneva: “I am the parent of a Geneva graduate and a current student. I love sports, being active, and encouraging healthy lifestyles. It is a joy to be working with the students.”
Interesting tidbit: Jeanette enjoys sewing and quilting.


BECCA KUHLMEIER

Logic School and Rhetoric School Orchestra
Education: BME University of Mississippi; MM University of Texas
Family: Husband Patrick, daughters Ruthie and Gracie
Why she is at Geneva: “I am excited that the Lord opened up a door to be able to teach orchestra at Geneva.”


CATHY LESTER

5th Grade Art; Logic School and Rhetoric School Art
Education: BFA University of Texas at Austin; graduate studies University of St. Thomas
Family: Husband David; son Broun with wife Latane and children Georgia, Nathanael and Pearce; daughter Kristen Carden with husband Tommy and children Hayley and Addison
Why she is at Geneva: “After teaching Art for several years in public school, the Lord called me to Geneva. I am very excited to be teaching in a Christian and classical school and I enjoy the Geneva families.”
Interesting tidbit: Cathy’s son is a pastor at Grace Presbyterian Church in Houston.


DON O’CONNOR

Bus Driver
Education: BS Psychology Central Washington College
Family: wife Mary, six children, and eleven grandchildren
Why he is at Geneva: “I applied to work at Geneva because it is a school that teaches what I believe about God and education. I am very thankful I was offered a job at Geneva.”
Interesting tidbit: Don loves classic movies, reading westerns, going to garage and rummage sales, sports cars, and motorcycles.


LISA PATTI

Librarian
Education: BS Political Science University of Houston
Family: Husband Steve and sons Nicholas and Samuel (both attend Geneva)
Why she is at Geneva: “As a Geneva parent, I was impressed and blessed with how my children were being classically educated and spiritually discipled. After volunteering in the library for two years and being a part of the wonderful Geneva community, I prayed God would open a place for me to serve the school and students more fully. I am very grateful to be working in the library and instilling a love of reading in the students.”
Interesting tidbit: Other than being an avid reader and antique junkie, Lisa’s family loves to attend and watch professional race events (Formula 1, ALMS MotoGP). When they have the time (and money!), they pack up the racecar trailer and haul dad’s racecar all over the country to watch him race! Their family dream is to one day attend the 24 Hour Le Mans race in Le Mans, France!!


KAY PIGEON    

Grammar School Music
Education: BS All-Level Music Education University of Texas at San Antonio
Family: Kay is married and has three energetic boys. One son, Caleb, attends Geneva.
Why she is at Geneva: “I feel very honored and blessed to be a part of the Geneva family. I hope to share my love of music with all the Grammar School students.”
Interesting tidbit: Kay taught 13 years in public school in NEISD before coming to Geneva.


RICK POOLE

Lewis House Dean; Spanish 1; Logic School and Rhetoric School Theatre
Education: BA English University of Texas at San Antonio
Family: wife Wendi and daughter Lucy June
Why he is at Geneva: “I love teaching and I want to help develop the next generation of Christian cultural leaders.”
Interesting tidbit: Rick was once a roadie for Def Leppard. He plays guitar and likes to read Sindarin by candlelight. He has the third largest Tolkien collection in Texas.


ERIN THOMAS                                                                 

Sayers House Dean; AP Music Theory; Logic School and Rhetoric School Band
Education: BME University of Houston; Master in Trumpet Performance University of Houston; Professional Diploma in Orchestral Studies Roosevelt University
Why she is at Geneva: “God brought me back home to Boerne to use my talent and experiences for His glory.”
Interesting tidbit: Erin is a sports fanatic, used to play in a Darts League, and is a closet cowgirl.


JESSICA TULLY-MITCHELL

Head Volleyball Coach; Logic School Basketball Coach
Education: BA History Delta State University; MA Special Education University of Texas at San Antonio
Family: Husband Zac, daughter Charlie, and son Tully
Why she is at Geneva: “I’m here to spread my love of athletics and competition in a faith and family-centered domain.”
Interesting tidbit: Jessica has two plates and a screw in her face from when her horse kicked her when she was younger!


 JENNIFER ZACCAGNI MCLEOD

Logic School and Rhetoric School Vocal Music
Education: BSM (Sacred Music) Lincoln Christian University; MAT Trinity University; MM with emphasis Choral Conducting University of Texas at San Antonio
Family: husband Phillip McLeod, three married children and seven grandchildren, two of whom attend Geneva
Why she is at Geneva: “I am excited about being a part of a school with such a dynamic vision and I believe I am to be a part of that vision.”
Interesting tidbit: Jennifer is “Aunt Jen” to a Geneva administrator.