Seventh and Eighth Grade Latin Instructor
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Classics – Baylor University
Family: Husband Royal Brown
Why she is at Geneva: “God is good and led me to this wonderful place. I feel blessed to be able to teach at this amazing, God-filled place.”
Interesting tidbit: Before working at Geneva, Morgan worked at her family’s custom cowboy boot making business called Little’s Boot Company.
Sixth Grade Math Instructor
Education: Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration – Southwest Baptist University
Family: husband Corey and sons Zach (class of 2022), Ethan (class of 2023), Luke (class of 2025) and Noah (class of 2026)
Why she is at Geneva: “After years of homeschooling our boys, my husband and I felt that the Lord was calling us to put the boys in a school. After attending our initial open house at Geneva, we knew that this is where the Lord wanted us to be. After being a part of the Geneva family for a few years, I jumped at the opportunity to join the faculty. I love being with the kids and encouraging them to never give up on math!”
Interesting tidbit: Jenny loves attending and watching sporting events (especially her boys’ teams and the Arkansas Razorbacks). She also enjoys spending time as a family participating in hiking, rafting, canoeing, and other outdoor activities.
BARBARA DE VRIES
Seventh Grade Language Arts; Seventh Grade Logic
Education: Bachelor of Science in Education – Baylor University
Family: Husband James and children Chloe (Class of 2016), Emma (Class of 2020), Michael (Class of 2021) and Brooke (Class of 2028).
Why she is at Geneva: “As a family, we continue to value the quality of the classical and Christian education our children receive at Geneva. With two of our children attending the school, and a love for teaching students, it is a blessing to be called to serve at this campus.”
Logic School English Language Arts Instructor, Eight Grade Team Lead
Education: B.A. in English – Duke University; J.D. – University of Denver College of Law; M.Ed. in School Leadership – Trinity University
Family: Happy wife to Joe and happy mom to Ellie and Kate, students at Abilene Christian University and Baylor University respectively, and Gavin, a high school sophomore. My parents live in San Antonio, as does my brother and his wife. My husband’s father recently moved here as well!
Why she is at Geneva: The opportunity to join the Geneva faculty came at just the right time, and I felt God pushing me to explore this amazing community. Though the classical model is new to me, I have found it aligns well with my personal philosophy and approach when working with kids. I am thrilled to join this thriving and intellectual group of students, faculty and staff.
Interesting tidbit: Deb completed the inaugural Rock and Roll San Antonio Marathon in 2008, as well as a handful of half marathons and triathlons. She has lived in seven different states, two of them twice!. She loves public speaking, so talking in front of hundreds of people doesn’t freak her out at all!
Logic School Composition and Dialectic Instructor
Education: B.A. in Classical Studies, Honors In Major – University of Houston, 2006
Family: Noelle (wife), Lydia (daughter), Iris (daughter), Hondo (dog)
Why he is at Geneva: Geneva has given me a wonderful opportunity to teach my beloved lingua Latina to a new generation of students in a supportive, Christ-centered community.
Interesting tidbit: I have played the drums since I was eleven years old and still enjoy making music in my spare time!
Sixth Grade Earth Science
Education: Bachelor of Arts Speech Communications – George Mason University & Master of Education – Texas State University
Family: Laura and her husband Wyatt are blessed with five children. She is excited to be bringing her two youngest daughters, Raquel (class of 2025) and Jessie (Class of 2030).
Why she is at Geneva: “After teaching in public and private schools for nine years, followed by homeschooling for the last 15, I strongly felt God’s prompting to go back into the classroom. For years I had been drawn to the community of Geneva for its mission of Kingdom building, while providing a rich, classical education. I am so incredibly grateful for this unique community where I can serve whole-heartedly, while my daughters also receive this purpose filled educational experience.”
Interesting tidbit: Laura traveled to Italy and Holland with the United States Olympic Development’s Youth Soccer team’s first tour abroad in 1988 and was on the Under 16 Olympic Development Soccer National Team in 1987.
Seventh Grade Pre-Algebra Instructor
Education: Bachelor of Science in Meteorology – Penn State: Master of Science in Meteorology – Texas A&M University; Master of Arts in Mathematics – University of Houston
Family: Wife Iliana, a cardiologist at Peterson Health in Kerrville. Children: Bella (Class of 2022), Benjamin (Class of 2025) and twins Nicolas and Natalie (Class of 2031)
Why he is at Geneva: “God had laid on my heart about seeking an opportunity at Geneva soon after we moved to Texas. When an opening in Logic appeared, I saw that as an answer to prayer. I relied on Psalm 143:8b, ‘Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life’ and just allowed God to work it out after that if it was His will.”
Interesting Tidbit: Tony once rode a bicycle across the entire state of Missouri. He also helped build two churches in Bolivia. Interesting on the side: His hometown of Dudley, Massachusetts, was founded in 1732. George Washington and the Continental Army camped there during the American Revolution. The town also produced most of the uniforms worn by the Union Army in the Civil War.
Logic School Humanities Instructor
Education: Diploma of Advanced Biblical Studies
Family: Husband Darin, Chris (Class of 2027), Shaun (Class of 2028), and Julia (Class of 2030)
Why she is at Geneva: “My family is at Geneva because of the goodness of the Lord! I believe in the mission of classical education which points to us God’s goodness, truth, and beauty as revealed through his special revelation (the Bible), and his natural revelation (creation). Geneva does a beautiful job in addressing the whole child in the process of education, preparing them for this life, and the one to come. The end goal is to know God, to be known by Him, and to make Him known!”
Interesting tidbit: Janicea enjoys outdoor adventures with her family like hiking, boating, and canoeing to name a few!
Eight Grade Composition and Dialectic Instructor
Education: Bachelor of Arts in English – Duke University; Master of Arts in English Education– University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Family: Husband Craig and children Jonathon (Class of 2026) and Evan (Class of 2026)
Why she is at Geneva: “God has given me the opportunity to teach English in many different capacities: conventional Christian school, Department of Defense school, Ambleside school, and as a homeschooling family for 5 years. As I have learned more about different approaches to education and seen the fruit of those approaches, classical Christian education continually rises to the top. When we learned of our move to Joint Base San Antonio and were looking for a school for our boys, The Geneva School was the only school both classical and Christian that met our criteria. I love teaching in the kind of environment that classical Christian education fosters.”
Logic School Girls Dean & Math Instructor
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing with International Business Minor – Texas A&M University; Texas Certified Teacher 4-8 Generalist, 8-12 Mathematics
Family: Husband Jeff and children Jack (Class of 2024), Emrey (Class of 2026), Harper (Class of 2030) and Moss
Why she is at Geneva: “I felt a strong ‘nudge’ from God to learn about Geneva. I am so excited to be a part of a community in which I can teach mathematics and at the same time inspire students in their spiritual growth with Christ. The educational goal at Geneva is to make lifetime learners out of its students. I want that for my children and I want to be as close to the action as I can to see it all happen, not only for my children but for my students.”
Interesting tidbit: Leslie has completed two marathons, several triathlons and would love to participate in an Ironman triathlon.
Sixth Grade World History and Geography; Seventh Grade Texas History and Geography
Education: Bachelor of Arts in History – University of Texas at San Antonio; Master of Arts in Biblical Studies – Masters University
Family: Wife Stephanie and children Rachel (Class of 2025), Esther Rose (Class of 2027) and Ruth Ellen (Class of 2031)
Why he is at Geneva: “Good friends convinced me that Geneva was the right place for me to teach.”
Interesting tidbit: Dennis’ parents were Amish.
Logic School Science Instructor
Education: Bachelor of Arts in English – University of Texas at San Antonio
Family: Husband Dennis and daughters Rachel (class of 2025), Esther Rose “Rosie” (class of 2027), Ruth Ellen (class of 2031)
Why she is at Geneva: God very clearly led our family to Geneva in 2007. We are so thankful to be a part of this community. It is a blessing to be in a place where I can share about the goodness and glory of God and my girls are encouraged to follow Jesus. Soli Deo Gloria!
Interesting tidbit: I have taught elementary, middle, and high school. I also have experience teaching in public, private, and homeschool settings.
Logic School Humanities Instructor
Family: Her children are Rylee, Paxton, Landen and Carson Williams
Why she is at Geneva: ‘After my children were born, the Lord spoke directly to my heart that He was to be the center of their education. I homeschooled for 7 years but then the Lord led me to Annapolis Christian Academy (classical). For 12 years I worked as a grammar teacher. Three of my children have graduated from ACA and I have a sophomore in high school. We moved to Boerne in August of 2020 after my mom passed away. As a Geneva substitute teacher I immediately fell in love with the beautiful faculty and students. I am grateful to be a part of this godly community!”
Interesting tidbit: “I played basketball for Texas A&M University 2 years and St. Mary’s University 2 years on a full ride as well as try out for the inaugural WMBA, American Basketball league at Emory University,”
Logic School Humanities and Civics Instructor; Eighth Grade Trip Coordinator
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Marketing and Management – Baylor University; Educational Studies – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
Family: Husband Buddy and sons Karl Koch and his wife Lindsey, Fisher Koch(Class of 2014) and his wife Miranda Ward Koch (Class of 2016),and Chase Wilson (Class of 2021), as well as stepson Sean, his wife Cara and four precious grandchildren
Why she is at Geneva: “I had the privilege of being a stay-at-home mom for my boys. When Fisher started at Geneva in sixth grade, I felt God stirring me to do something I didn’t yet fully know. The Lord graciously placed this path before me and I have the privilege of teaching from a Christian worldview at an amazing school.”
Interesting tidbit: Stephanie loves to read, as evidenced by her way too long Amazon wish list.