GRETCHEN ALLEN

Admissions Coordinator
Education: B.A. in History – Baylor University; J.D. – The University of Texas School of Law
Family: husband Brad and sons Jake (Class of 2020) and Hayden (Class of 2023)
Why she is at Geneva: “I have witnessed firsthand the value of a Geneva education. I am excited to be a part of the Admissions team, where I get to help connect other families to this special place!”
Interesting tidbit: In her previous life, Gretchen was an attorney in the Energy practice group at a large national law firm.

TRAVIS COX

Facilities Technician
Family: Wife Jessica, step-daughter Josie and daughters Macie (Class of 2033) and Rosalie
Why he is at Geneva: “I believe our mighty God led me to this school to be surrounded by peers who share the same faith.”
Interesting tidbit: Travis has trained horses.

CATHERINE DAVIS

Rhetoric Office Coordinator and Rhetoric School Mathematics Instructor
Education: Bachelor of Science in Mathematics – University of Texas at San Antonio; Certificate in Math and Physical Science
Family: Husband Scott and children Braden (Class of 2027), Cole (Class of 2029), Drew (Class of 2031) and Emma (Class of 2036)
Why she is at Geneva: “I know the Lord has called my family to Geneva. I love teenagers, teaching and math! I’m grateful to teach and disciple students here!”
Interesting tidbit: Catherine loves traveling and going to see new places. She and her husband have also moved 12 times in their first 13 years of marriage.

MATT DONNOWITZ

Rhetoric School Headmaster
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Organization Leadership and Supervision and a Minor in History – Purdue University; Master of Arts in Religion and Biblical Studies – Trinity School for Ministry; completed coursework toward a Doctorate in Education in Educational Leadership – Concordia University in Austin
Family: Wife Taryn and daughters Eliza (Class of 2035) and Annie
Why he is at Geneva: “My family and I have joy in our hearts as we consider the Lord’s providence that led us here. We are excited to pour our lives into the lives of students and be a part of this incredible Geneva community!”

GRADI EVANS

Fine Arts Director
Education: Bachelor of Music Education – University of South Carolina; Master of Music Education – University of South Carolina; EdD work – Arizona State University
Family: Husband Ric and children Ian, Nathan (Class of 2011) and Mikaela (Class of 2016) and granddaughter Kennedy.
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

JESSICA GOMBERT

Grammar School Headmaster
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Education – University of Texas at San Antonio; Master of Arts in Education – Our Lady of the Lake University
Family: Husband Ronnie and children Madison (Class of 2013) and Grant (Class of 2016)
Why she is at Geneva: “God called me to work at Geneva. He has blessed me with a love and passion for education. God has blessed the Geneva Grammar School, and it is a privilege to work alongside students, parents, and teachers who have a passion for education.”

MELISSA HAJEK 

Communications Assistant
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology – St. Mary’s University; Master of Science in Computer Information systems – St. Mary’s University; Teaching Certification EC-4, ESL 
Family: Husband Brian and son Zachary (Class of 2027) 
Why she is at Geneva: “Working at Geneva has been God’s answer to many years of prayer for clarity on His purpose for me. I feel so honored and blessed to work each day for Him.”
Interesting tidbit: Melissa has both Hawaiian and New England roots but was born and raised a proud Texan!

ALICIA HARRILD

Logic School Executive Assistant
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies – California State University, Hayward
Family: Husband Shawn and children Ella (Class of 2030) and Zoey (Class of 2032)
Why she is at Geneva: “Geneva has been a huge blessing to my family since my husband has been a teacher and my children have been students here. I am excited to join them and support all the wonderful people who keep this school running.”
Interesting tidbit: I love all things Disney!

TAMMY HELM

Logic & Rhetoric Administrative Assistant
Education: Attended Baker College in Muskegon, MI
Family: daughter Alyssa and son Jacob
Why she is at Geneva: “I am thankful to the Lord for opening the door for me to be a part of the Geneva Family and for using Kate Luffy (part of my church family) in the process.  For a long time now I have been passionate about Classical Education and even more passionate about students being discipled to honor Christ with their lives.”

KIM HORTON

Lunchroom Supervisor
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing – Texas A&M University; Master of Business Administration – Texas A&M University
Family: Husband Joseph and sons Luke (Class of 2026) and Samuel (Class of 2028) and baby Adam
Why she is at Geneva: “God called our family to Geneva School. His presence on our campus is undeniable and it is a privilege to be part of this amazing school.”
Interesting tidbit: Kim loves running, cooking and baking.

BEVERLY JOHNSON

Grammar School Executive Assistant
Education: Undergraduate work Southwest Texas State University
Family: Husband Danny and children Sarah (Class of 2011), her husband Joe Hegedus and granddaughter Helen, and Lydia (Class of 2012) and her husband Ryan Nolen; grandmother to Helen
Why she is at Geneva: “I have loved watching what our Lord has done here at Geneva! It is an honor and privilege to serve Him through classical and Christian education!”
Interesting tidbit: Before Geneva, she was a buyer for Frost Bros.

WILL KORCZYNSKI

Facilities Manager
Education: Associates Degree in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration – Southwest Texas Junior College
Family: Wife Stacy and two daughters: Riley and Kinsley
Why he is at Geneva: “After many years of working in corporate work and being miserable, my prayers were answered and God blessed me with a job where I am surrounded by great people who share the same beliefs.”
Interesting tidbit: Will loves the outdoors—hunting, fishing, camping and kayaking!

DR. SARA LAPACKA AND FACILITY DOG “AIKEN”

Wellness Counselor
Education: Doctorate of Clinical Psychology, Masters of Education in Guidance and Counseling, Masters of Art in Clinical Psychology, Bachelors of Art in Psychology and Music
Family: husband Dustin Lapacka and daughters Audrey and Jeanette
Why she is at Geneva: After prayerful consideration, she was led to serve the Geneva community by supporting the totality of the person-mind, body and spirit. She is grateful that God called her to Geneva where she may continually bear witness to His work, grace and love.
Interesting tidbit: Dr. Lapacka was born and raised in Alaska.

NICOLE LAWSON

IT Systems Support Analyst
Education: Associates Degree in Applied Science – Community College of the Air Force
Family: Husband Josh, two sons: Colton and Cooper (Class of 2027), two daughters: Addyli (Class of 2033) and Ellie Mae.
Why she is at Geneva: “My family and I are blessed to be part of such a unique and wonderful school. God is present in a glorious way at Geneva and it is such an honor to be a part of the community!”
Interesting tidbit: Nicole lived in Korea for two years while in the Air Force.

DEBBIE LEDOUX

Interim Head of School
Debbie Ledoux, a native Texan, grew up in Houston. She attended Houston Baptist University where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and Political Science. She then attended Baylor Law School and earned her Doctorate of Jurisprudence which laid the foundation for her career in criminal law. Debbie worked as an Assistant District Attorney for both Harris and Bexar counties. Upon the birth of her second child, Debbie quit working full-time. She began serving on several boards including those of the Bexar County Family Justice Center, Providence High School and Women’s Prayer International. Debbie also taught Dialectic to Logic and Rhetoric School students at Geneva.
Debbie is married to Peter Ledoux and they are blessed with five children: Nate (2018 Gonzaga University graduate), Sam (Class of 2017), Sarah (Class of 2020), Hannah (Class of 2021) and Ellie (Class of 2023). Geneva has been part of the Ledoux’s life for well over a decade. Throughout that time, Debbie has served as an art docent, lunchroom volunteer, G.K. Chesterton judge, thesis mentor, room mom, prayer team member and debate coach. The Ledoux family attend Oak Hills Church where Debbie and Peter serve as Prayer Ministers.

KATE LUFFY

Payroll and Benefits Administrator
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting – Texas A&M University
Family: Husband Brian, daughter Megan (Class of 2026) and son Mark (class of 2029)
Why she is at Geneva: “After much prayer and consideration, I felt a clear calling to serve at Geneva. It is a blessing to work here as an accountant, doing what I love, and for my children to have the opportunity to receive a classical and Christian education.”

LIBBY LUNSFORD

Advancement Director
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Marketing-Management – Baylor University
Family: Husband Charlie and three daughters who are all Geneva graduates: Claire (Class of 2011) who married Jake Hagen in 2020, Mary Kate (Class of 2012) who married Ben Carl in 2017, and Caroline who married Cinco Winston in 2019 (both are in Geneva’s Class of 2015); they are the grandparents of Ford, Annie, George, Elle and Libby.
Why she is at Geneva: “I am passionate about this school and love being where God is working. He is very busy at Geneva! We are grateful for the mission of Geneva and thankful that we continue to get to be a part of what God is doing here.”

AMY METZGER

Assistant Head of School
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – Baylor University
Family: Husband Rob and children Davis (Class of 2015), daughter Carol and her husband John Michael Kight (both Class of 2017) and Aimée (Class of 2019)
Why she is at Geneva: “God has called our family to this school community as a blessing and place to serve.”

MELISSA McKENZIE

Development Director
Education: Bachelor of Arts at Austin College, Master of Public Administration at the University of Texas at San Antonio.
Family: sons Mason (Class of 2033) and Taren (Class of 2037)
Why she is at Geneva: Passionate about supporting Geneva educators, parents, students and community to raise up the next generation of servant leaders able to advance the cause of Christ.
Interesting tidbit: As a military brat, I visited 49 of the 50 states moving around the country.  Hawaii, I’m coming for ya!

NICOLE NICHOLSON

Enrollment Coordinator
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Interdepartmental Studies – University of Iowa; Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration – University of Missouri, Columbia
Family: Husband Jim, daughter Elle (Class of 2023) and son Ben
Why she is at Geneva: “We moved to Boerne in 2009 because we wanted our children to attend Boerne public schools. Throughout our first year in the area, however, God repeatedly placed people in our path who told us about the outstanding education and community at Geneva. We attended an open house, and it became clear that the reason we were led to Boerne was for Geneva!”

AMELIA O’BRIEN

Assistant Grammar School Headmaster
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 Kinley (Class of 2032)
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.

ROBIN RAMSEY

Athletics Executive Assistant
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing – Baylor University; MBA General Business – Baylor University
Family: Children Callie (Class of 2013), Luke (Class of 2015), Seth (Class of 2020) and Annie (Class of 2022)
Why she is at Geneva: “Our family has been a part of the Geneva Community since 2000 and it is a blessing to serve in a school that has been so influential in our lives for many years.”

ELLEN RICKS

Administration Executive Assistant
Education: Business education through Sears University and eLearning
Family: Husband of 54 years, Don and children David, Mary, Donna and Jonathan and 12 grandchildren. Ellen has three of her grandchildren attending Geneva – Jedidiah (Class of 2032), Liam (Class of 2033) and Eleonora (Class of 2035).
Why she is at Geneva: “Through prayer it became very evident that God wanted me at Geneva. To work in an environment where He is present is delightful beyond words!”  Ellen joined the Geneva staff in 2004.
Interesting tidbit:  When not at Geneva she manages her ranch and greatly enjoys the outdoors!

DAVID RODGERS

Human Resources Director
Education: B.A. Psychology – Baylor University
Family: spouse is Kay, children are Blake, Caitlin, Emma and Luke plus Dog: Hope; grandfather to Henry and Thomas
Why he is at Geneva: “I’ve had a life long passion to help people realize their unique giftedness intended by our creator. In the Bible, we are instructed to love God and love others. Our talents become the way we demonstrate this love.”
Interesting tidbit: “After my freshmen year at Baylor, I opened a Christian Bookstore and coffee house. After that year, I hired someone to manage it and I returned to Baylor to finish my degree.”

BRENDA RUSSELL

Accounting Director
Education: Bachelor of Science in Accounting – University of Houston-Clear Lake
Family: Daughters Skylar, Savannah and Samantha and son Michael
Why she is at Geneva: “After much prayer and waiting on His perfect timing, the Lord sent me to Geneva. I am so blessed to be working here and serving God in this way.”

AARON SOUTHWICK

Logic School Headmaster and Sixth Grade Composition Teacher
Education: Masters Degree, Rice University/Bachelors Degree, Liberty University
Family: Wife Kristi and two sons: Dylan (Class of 2021) and Noah
Why he is at Geneva: Geneva is a fundamentally different piece of pizza: offering a Liberal Arts education, which seeks to free the soul from the cave of bad ideas, from a biblical worldview that reminds humanity of its true identity, and that rescues humanity from its cultural moment and re-centers it in in the True, the Good and the Beautiful.
Interesting tidbit: I love a good pizza (see why I am at Geneva)—New York style dough, light on the sauce, heavy on the love

MELISSA SRP

School Nurse
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing – UT Health Science Center San Antonio, Boerne High Graduate (Go Greyhounds!)
Family: Married to Conrad and have two sons at GSB. Steele (4th) and Sawyer (K). This is our 5th year to be at GSB as a family.
Why she is at Geneva: “The Lord has prepared me and called me to be a school nurse at GSB to help care for students’ physical, mental and spiritual health. Praying for and with students, parents and co-workers is one of the biggest blessings working here.”
Interesting tidbit:”I love to spend time with my family in CO. We hike, bike (Vail Pass Forever!) and explore in the summer and snow ski, tube and sled in the winter. I’m a lover of Chinese food, iced coffee and laying out on a beach. Quality time is my love language. I fight my battles on my knees. Stop by the nurses office to say hi!”

SHELLY VAUGHN

Assistant to the Head of School/Advancement Assistant
Education: Bachelor of Science in Education with a specialization in History – Texas Tech University; Teaching Certification (grades 1-8)
Family: Son Cade (Class of 2021)
Why she is at Geneva: “I love the community of Geneva and the graciousness of all the teachers and administrators. I have thoroughly enjoyed watching my son thrive in such an amazing environment and I am excited to be a part of it.”

 

BEN VIS

Assistant Fine Arts Director, Logic and Rhetoric School Choir, AP Music Theory, Chaucer House Co-Dean
Education: Master of Arts in Christian Leadership – Houston Baptist University; Bachelor of Music, Vocal Performance emphasis; Bachelor of Music Education – University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
Family: Wife Meredith, son Christian (Class of 2026) and daughters Bristol (Class of 2033) and Madeline
Why he is at Geneva: “God’s leading in my life prepared me for the unique Geneva culture and I am enthusiastic to be used by Him.”
Interesting tidbit: Ben placed in the top 20 in a five-mile race of almost 800 participants.

KELLEY WARD

School Nurse
Education: Bachelor of Science in Nursing – Trinity Western University in British Columbia, Canada
Family: Kelley and her husband Bryan have four children: Alethea (Class of 2021), Solomon (Class of 2024), Maxwell (Class of 2029) and Zane (Class of 2033).
Why she is at Geneva: “We love Geneva’s faith-based, classical approach to whole-person education. I’m grateful to serve within a community of love!”
Interesting tidbit: Kelley and her husband are from California and Arizona but met in Canada and stayed for 18 years! They are dual citizens and owned a Christmas tree farm outside of Vancouver, Canada. They love backpacking and teaching their kids survival skills!

SHELLY WARD

College Counselor/Academic Advisor
Education: Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Analysis – Texas A&M University; Master of Science in Management Information Systems – Texas A&M University
Family: Husband Stephen, son Logan (Class of 2014) and wife Sania, daughter Miranda (Class of 2016) and her husband Fisher Koch (Class of 2014) and two Catahoula dogs Sadie and Sierra; grandmother to Alia and Piper.
Why she is at Geneva: “Our family is sold-out to classical and Christian education and we moved from Houston to Boerne to attend Geneva! I consider it a privilege to walk alongside our Rhetoric students as they prepare for college.”

ELLEN YARBROUGH 

Admissions Director 
Education: Bachelor of Science in EducationMinor in Mathematics – University of Texas at San Antonio 
Family: Daughter Morgan (Class of 2017), sons Spencer (Class of 2023) and Christian (Class of 2024) and son-in-law Josh Lamb. Grandma to Ellen Blace.
Why she is at Geneva: “Being a transformed public school educator, I am now passionate about classical education. Through years of involvement at Geneva, I am even more grateful to serve in this special place where God is clearly at work!”