CHRIS CARRAWAY

First Grade
Education: Bachelor of Science in Education – University of South Florida
Family: Husband Rob and children Sam (Class of 2018), Ben (Class of 2020) and Margaret (Class of 2022)
Why she is at Geneva: “Through prayer and waiting upon the Lord, God led my family to Geneva. I am so blessed and excited to be teaching His children!”
Interesting tidbit: Chris loves to camp and letterbox with her family.

LIZ CATES

Fifth Grade Math and Science
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting – The University of North Texas
Family: Husband Josh (high school sweetheart), daughters Kaitlyn (class of 2022) and Kenzie (class of 2024)
Why she is at Geneva: “One of my family’s favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 19:21 which says ‘Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purposes of the Lord that will stand.’ My family and I give all the glory to God for leading us to Geneva School of Boerne. After six years of home schooling and traveling, and having lived in Texas, Colorado and Missouri, my family and I were excited to finally settle in Boerne and be back in our home state of Texas. We are grateful to God for how He is working in and through us here at Geneva.”
Interesting tidbit: Liz and her family still have half their heart in the beautiful High Country of Colorado and enjoy any kind of outdoor mountain adventure. Go Broncos!

PAM CHESSER

Kindergarten
Education: Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences and Disorders – University of Texas at Austin
Family: Husband Robert and son Jacob
Why she is at Geneva: “Having taught in private school and then 10 years in a public school, I am so thankful that God called me back into the Christian school setting. I am blessed to have the opportunity to serve the Lord here at Geneva.”
Interesting tidbit: Pam enjoys time with her family, whether it be traveling, serving together at church or just hanging out. One of their favorite things is hiking in Colorado.

LORI DE LUNA

Kindergarten
Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education – Pensacola Christian College
Family: Husband Paul and children Nathan (Class of 2017), Andrew (Class of 2019), Julianne (Class of 2021) and Bethany (Class of 2024)
Why she is at Geneva: “Blessed with four children, my husband and I were led to Geneva to fulfill our mission as parents. It is evident that God is blessing the efforts within this community, and I am thrilled to be part of it as parent and teacher. Teaching kindergarten students and serving their families is a joy; I am so grateful to my Heavenly Father for this opportunity!”
Interesting tidbit: Lori enjoys experimenting with new recipes for her family and finding treasures at garage sales. As first-time expectant parents in 1999, she and Paul attended an introductory meeting to the newly-formed Geneva School of Boerne. Four children, an out-of-state move and many years later, God brought them back to Geneva in His perfect time.

MYNETTE DRAWE

First Grade
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts – California State University-Long Beach
Family: Husband Nathan and children Trent (Class of 2015) and Kira (Class of 2019)
Why she is at Geneva: “After many special years teaching in Southern California and Austin, God blessed us with our son Trent. With Trent, I became a full-time mommy. After eight years and two beautiful children, God led me back to the wonderful ministry of teaching at Geneva where His presence is amazing.”
Interesting tidbit: Mynette had 32 first graders in her first year of teaching. Half of the students spoke Spanish and the other half spoke English. Although her grandfather is from Mexico, she does not speak a word of Spanish! She still smiles when she thinks about those incredible children who taught her so much and began her journey as an educator.

TINA DUBE

Math Specialist
Education: Bachelor of Science in Education – Iowa State University; Master of Science in Math Education – University of Houston
Family: Husband Eric and sons A.J. (Class of 2023) and Nick (Class of 2026)
Why she is at Geneva: “During our first visit to Geneva, Eric and I knew this was where we wanted our children to attend. Since then, I realized God called me here to share my passion for math in an environment where disciplined students are taught to look for the beauty in the world around them.”
Interesting tidbit: Tina loves playing volleyball, basketball, tennis and softball.

TONYA FIKES

Third Grade
Education: Bachelor of Science from Texas A&M
Family: Husband Chris and four sons: Corban (Class of 2022)  Esan (Class of 2024), Teagan (Class of 2026) and Solan (Class of 2031)
Why she is at Geneva: “God drew our family to Geneva. On our first visit to the campus, I noticed how intentional and Christ-centered the culture is. We were looking for a school for our oldest to attend high school and God opened up the doors for myself and all four boys to be here too!”
Interesting tidbit: Tonya and her family served as missionaries in Phayao, Thailand for eight years and has homeschooled for nine years. She loves to travel internationally and be outdoors.

HAYLEY FINLEY

First Grade
Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education – Baylor University; EC-6 Certified; ESL Certified
Family: Son Finn (Class of 2030) and daughter Eden
Why she is at Geneva: “After teaching first grade at Geneva, I became a stay-at-home mom to be with my two children. After five years at home, I am excited to be back in this amazing school and community.”
Interesting tidbit: Hayley loves cooking and crafting!

MARCUS GABRIEL

Fourth Grade Math and Science
Education: Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology-Physical Education – The University of Texas at San Antonio; Certified in Physical Education EC-12
Family: Wife Carmel and son Redd Wilder
Why he is at Geneva: “After many years of families encouraging me to come to Geneva, I felt the Lord was very clear when it was the time. I am grateful that the heartbeat of this campus is Jesus and I am thankful to be a part of it.”
Interesting tidbit: The first time that Marcus flew in an airplane was when he went sky diving.

AMY GORDON

Kindergarten
Education: Bachelor of Science in Accounting – Trinity University; Teaching Certificate
Family: Husband Marty and sons Wright (Class of 2017) and Philip (Class of 2024)
Why she is at Geneva: “I want to teach in a Christian school where academics are top priority, but everything is taught from a biblical worldview.
Interesting tidbit: Amy was a CPA with a Big 8 accounting firm before God led her into teaching. She taught second grade in San Antonio for five years before coming to teach at Geneva.

SHAYNA GURUNG           

Fourth Grade History and Bible
Education: Bachelor of Arts in World Languages, Literature & Linguistics – West Virginia University; Texas Teachers – Core Subjects 4-8 Certification
Family: Husband Prakash and son Nolan
Why she is at Geneva: “God has been leading me to trust Him with the gifts and favors He’s placed in my life. This has led me to teaching, specifically, teaching fourth grade here at Geneva!”
Interesting tidbit: Shayna lived in Nepal as a missionary in 2015-2016 where she met husband. They started a Nepali Church in San Antonio.

JINA LAVEZZARI

Second Grade
Education: Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a Minor in Reading – Texas A&M University
Family: Husband Brian and children Ashlynn (Class of 2022), Mark, Ben and Alyssa (Class of 2028)
Why she is at Geneva: “When my oldest daughter began attending Geneva I was able to experience the Geneva culture as a parent. I appreciated the dedication to faith, classical education, and professionalism demonstrated by students and faculty. I felt strongly that Geneva was a place I would love to serve as a teacher; I am so thankful to have been given that very opportunity.”
Interesting tidbit: Jina loves spending time with her family, working in her garden and traveling to new places.

CINDY LUTZ

Fifth Grade Bible and History
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing – Texas Christian University and University of Texas San Antonio; Education coursework – University of Texas San Antonio; Texas Teacher Certification EC-6
Family: Husband Chip and children Chaz (Class of 2023), Colton (Class of 2025) and Carolyn (Class of 2029)
Why is she at Geneva: “God clearly and fearlessly led our family to Geneva nine years ago when our oldest son started kindergarten. We lived in central San Antonio where I was a stay-at-home mom for 13 years making the drive to Geneva daily for this AMAZING Christian and classical education that is worth every mile. After years of volunteering, working as an art docent in the classroom and substitute teaching, He has moved our family to Boerne and me back to the classroom full-time. I am thrilled and so blessed to be part of this incredible place we call Geneva where we can speak boldly about Christ each and every day!”
Interesting tidbit: Although I went to high school with my husband, we never officially met until we were at TCU together in Ft. Worth. After we met, he realized that he had grown up across the street from my grandparents and our grandfathers had been best friends since high school. Obviously, God had a plan for us! I love to stay active with exercise, gardening, traveling, cooking and spending time with my family and our Labradoodle, Maggie.

ALEX MARKOS

Latin (grades 3-5)
Education: Bachelor of Arts in History and Classics – Hope College
Family: Parents Louis and Donna in Houston and sister Stacey at Houston Baptist University
Why he is at Geneva: “Only God in His perfect timing could have led me to Geneva. I love the classical and Christian education model and I am blessed to be able to share my passion with young students.”
Interesting tidbit: Alex spent a semester studying abroad in Athens, Greece, during his senior year at Hope.

PENNY MORRIS

Kindergarten
Education: Bachelor of Science in Child Development – San Antonio College
Family: Husband Mike, son Matt and daughter Megan
Why she is at Geneva: “I love teaching young children and believe God answered the desires of my heart by placing me in a kindergarten classroom.”
Interesting tidbit: Penny enjoys drives through the Hill Country with her husband Mike in their antique car. She also enjoys treasure hunting at yard sales. Teaching children for the past 20 plus years has been pure joy.

TONYA MOWERY

Fourth Grade Grammar and Reading
Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education – Texas Christian University
Family: Husband Randy and sons Reagan (Class of 2019) and Grant (Class of 2022)
Why she is at Geneva: “I love the classical and Christian curriculum! I am excited to be a part of this community and I’m thrilled that my boys have the opportunity to receive a quality education at Geneva.”

SUSAN NAISER

Second Grade
Education: Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with Reading and ESL Endorsement – The University of Houston-Victoria
Family: Husband Derek and children Katie, Cassie and Clay
Why she is at Geneva: “I returned to teaching after having the opportunity to raise my family. I’m so excited about this call God has put on my life. I’m so grateful to be able to use my gifts to the glory of God through Geneva School. I count it a huge privilege.”
Interesting tidbit: Susan was once a radio DJ and she whistles really loudly using her pinkie fingers. She is really good at towing horse or boat trailers.

AMELIA O’BRIEN  

Second Grade
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and English – Southern Methodist University; Master of Arts in Education – Dallas Baptist University; Teaching Certification EC-4
Family: Husband Cody and daughters Mazzy (Class of 2025) and baby Kinley
Why she is at Geneva: “The Lord clearly led our family to Geneva. I am thrilled and blessed to work in a school where a biblical worldview is integrated with a rigorous curriculum. I love watching my students grow and learn about God’s world.”
Interesting tidbit: As a child, Amelia loved to place her dogs in competitive dog shows.

DANIELLE PATTESON 

Fifth Grade Language Arts
Education: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Arts – Baylor University; Teaching Certification
Family: Husband Keith and children Joshua (Class of 2026), Aben (Class of 2027) and Callie Grace (Class of 2030)
Why she is at Geneva: “I joyfully returned to teaching when my youngest entered Grammar School at Geneva. I count it a blessing to have the opportunity to teach classically at Geneva while connecting God to each lesson. Previously, I taught kindergarten and fifth grade.”
Interesting tidbit: God has given Danielle an adventurous spirit. She has traveled to the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Haiti, Uganda, Ethiopia and beyond to share the love of Jesus.

VANESSA  PETTY

Grade Science Coordinator (grades 1-3)
Education: Bachelor of Science in Education – Baylor University
Family: Husband Shane and children Aedan (Class of 2019), Zach (Class of 2023) and Kyra (Class of 2025)
Why she is at Geneva: “God called our family to Geneva because of Geneva’s classical and Christian approach to education. Serving as a teacher gives me the perfect platform to teach a love for God and His creation through studying science.”
Interesting tidbit: Vanessa is a CrossFit coach.

LAURA ROBERSON                                

Motor Lab
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Baylor University
Family: Husband Travis and sons Grant (Class of 2024) and Jake (Class of 2025)
Why she is at Geneva: “I am at Geneva because I love Jesus and I love doing kingdom work with children. I am passionate about fitness and I am excited to help them excel in the classroom.”
Interesting tidbit: Laura is a CrossFit coach and she loves Olympic lifting.

MELISSA SILLER

Reading Specialist
Education: Bachelor of Science in Psychology – University of Texas at Austin; Master of Arts in Early Childhood and Elementary Education – University of Texas at San Antonio
Family: Husband Gilberto and children Nicolas (Class of 2022), Samuel (Class of 2025) and Christopher (Class of 2028)
Why she is at Geneva: “We feel so blessed as a family to be part of this wonderful community. It is a privilege to share my passion for education in an environment that fosters high quality education within a biblical worldview.”
Interesting tidbit: Melissa was a Peace Corps volunteer in Ecuador and she loves to travel.

KERI STRICKLAND

Third Grade
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Education – Liberty University
Family: Husband David and daughters Taylor, Danielle (Class of 2014) and son Brandon (Class of 2020)
Why she is at Geneva: “As a passionate believer in classical and Christian education, I am honored that God led our family to Geneva where the Christian faith is lived out through the administration, teachers and parents. Teaching at a school whose heart is turned toward God and His children allows me the blessing of speaking truth into the children whose lives God has entrusted into my care.”
Interesting tidbit: Keri is a second generation homeschool and private school teacher.

JENNIFER WILSON                                

Third Grade
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies – University of Texas at San Antonio; Master of Science in Educational Administration – Texas A&M University-Kingsville
Family: Husband Dustin and children Madilyn (Class of 2019) and Nathan
Why she is at Geneva: “Our family is blessed to be part of Geneva! I am honored to teach at a Christ-centered school that values high expectations for students, faculty and parents.
Interesting tidbit: Jennifer loves to roller skate. She skated competitively when she was a child.