Meet The Vanguard Administration, Faculty, Staff, Coaches and VCPS Board of Trustees

Administrative/Office Staff

Bill Borg

Head of School/Athletic Staff
18 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Administration

Education:
B.A., Huntingdon College
M.A.T., Jacksonville University

Hobbies
Mr. Borg enjoys fishing, hunting and anything outdoors.

Favorite Quote:
I’ve learned people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Why Education?
The one thing that always motivates me is the students and seeing them grow and learn.

Zach Seifert

Associate Head of School/Faculty
17 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Administration/Faculty

Education:
B.A., Austin College
M.S., Baylor University

Hobbies
Mr. Seifert enjoys watching sports, eating Mexican food, and spending time with his family.

Favorite Quote:
The greatest teacher, failure is. -Yoda

Why Education?
I appreciate that Vanguard teaches the whole student.

Hannah VanDyke

Director of College/Career Counseling and International Student Programs
8 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Administration

Education:
B.A., Baylor University

 

Hobbies
Being outside! Hiking, biking, swimming, boating, skiing, anything active.

 

Favorite Quote:
So… be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O’Shea, You’re off to Great Places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So…get on your way! -Dr. Seuss

 

Why Education?
Engaging with students on a personal level and watching them as they find their passion and make plans for their future is why I love being a college counselor.

Chelsa Ressetar

Associate Head of School - Director of Advancement
12 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Administration

Education:
B.B.M., The University of Texas at Austin – McCombs Business School

 

Hobbies
Mrs. Ressetar enjoys travel, exercising, being outside and time with her family and friends.

 

Favorite Quote:
Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude

 

Why Education?
I enjoy working at Vanguard with the outstanding faculty and students. Watching teenagers grow into young adults is important and meaningful.

Gabrielle DuPree

Student/Faculty Wellness, Counselor/Athletic Staff

Department:
Administration

Education:
B.A., University of Southern California 

Hobbies
Ms. DuPree enjoys cherish any opportunity I get to spend with friends and family!

Favorite Quote:

You cannot do kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. Ralph Waldo

Emerson

Why Education?

I graduated from Vanguard in 2017 and I am excited to begin working with my former teachers and new

colleagues. I have a passion for working with children and sculpting their outlook on life, education, and

their relationships.

Mandy Williams

Mandy Williams

Finance Administrator
4 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Administration

Hobbies
Mrs. William’s favorite thing is Family time, Hiking, Outdoor Activities, Road Trips.

Favorite Quote:
You must be the change you want to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi

Why Education?
Vanguard has been such a blessing for my family, I am lucky to be part of this welcoming, inclusive school.

Flip Alexander

Assistant Head of School - Logistics and Communications
25 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Administration

Education:
A.A., Texas State Technical College B.A.A.S. Tarleton State University M.Ed. Concordia University

 

Hobbies
Mrs. Alexander’s favorite thing to do outside of Vanguard is spending time with family. They share in her journey of faith, discovery, and community with encompassing a fulfilling life.

 

Favorite Quote:
The practice of education is the highest form of intellectual philanthropy. ― John Maeda, The Laws of Simplicity”

 

Why Education?
It is a joy being a part of the Vanguard family! Every day I have the opportunity to be a support to colleagues that are passionate about being in education, students that are striving to learn in all areas of their lives, and parents that entrust faculty and staff to be a guide for their family.

Jeff Young

High School Athletic Director

Department:
Administration

Education:

B.S., University of Texas Permian Basin

 

Hobbies
Mr. Young loves to travel with his family.

 

Favorite Quote:
A simple act of Kindness will change the course of your day.

 

Why Education?

I was very blessed to have teachers and coaches that changed the course of my life and teaching is my

way of paying that forward.

Will Curtis

Assistant Head of School - External Operations - Middle School Athletic Director
21 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Administration/Faculty

Education:
B.B.A., M.S.Ed., Baylor University

Hobbies
Coach Curtis enjoys spending time with family, watching movies, and listening to music.

Favorite Quote:
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. — John Wooden

Why Education?
I enjoy the ability to work with the future of tomorrow and trying to help those students improve and get better each day.

Greta Knoll

Director of Development & Alumni Relations
10 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Administration

Education:
B.A., Hamline University

 

Hobbies
Mrs. Knoll’s favorite thing to do outside of work, is to run the trails of Cameron Park with her friends, family, and her two Jack Russell Terriers or hit the road for an adventure on her bike.

 

Favorite Quote:
Theodore Roosevelt’s “The Man in the Arena” – It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena…

 

Why Education?
I love coaching because it’s a gift to see students learn new things and gain a feeling of accomplishment as they improve and learn they can win.

Margaret Kurzynski

Senior Executive Administrative Assistant - Registrar and Medical Coordinator
6 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Administration

Education:
B.S.A.S., Tarleton State University

Hobbies
I have a passion for traveling and exploring new places! I enjoy the outdoors and love going camping, hiking, and fishing. Spending time with my family is important to me. I also enjoy gardening, crafting and volunteering in my spare time.

Favorite Quote:
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you’ve imagined. – Henry David Thoreau

Why Education?
I love working at Vanguard, the atmosphere is amazing and everyone is really dedicated to the children, their education, and success. Children are our future and it’s important to invest in their education.

Kristen VanCleave

Administrative Assistant

Department:
Administration

Education:
McLennan Community College 

 

 

Hobbies: 

 I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling when given the opportunity, playing with my pets, mowing my lawn, and reading. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite Quote:

If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present… gratefully. – Maya Angelou

 

 

Why Education?

I find that being able to provide others with support and encouragement while practicing patience and kindness is very fulfilling.

Jacob Spivey

Faculty/Athletics

Department:
Faculty/Athletics

Education:

B.S., Howard Payne University

 

Hobbies:

 

Mr. Spivey enjoys hunting, fishing, ping pong, dancing, washers, and cornhole.

 

 

Favorite Quote:

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the

LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

 

 

Why Education?
I have a passion for teaching, molding, and shaping student-athletes to become the best that they can be.

Science Department

Patty Flowers

Department Head/ Faculty
47 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Science

Education:
B.A., University of Northern Colorado


Hobbies
Mrs. Flowers enjoy family time and playing tennis.


Favorite Quote:
The true measure of a person’s character is not what they do when someone is watching, but what they do when no one is watching.


Why Education?
I love teaching at Vanguard because I get to work with amazing colleagues and awesome students.

Joshua Horton

Faculty

Department:
Science

Education:
B.S., New Mexico State University

M.A., Baylor University

Ph.D., Baylor University (in progress)

 

Hobbies
Mr. Horton enjoys playing video games, reading, and volleyball.

 

Favorite Quote:
If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants. -Sir Isaac Newton

 

Why Education?
Science is an amazing and complicated field, there is always so much to learn and so much we don’t yet know.

Connor McReynolds

Faculty/Athletic Staff

Department:
Science

Education:
B.A., The University of the South-Sewanee

 

Hobbies
Mr. McReynolds enjoys building Lego sets, Fishing, Games,  and spending time with his family.

 

Favorite Quote:
I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant… It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.

 

Why Education?
Teaching gives me the ability to spread my passion for science to the next generation.

English Department

Sarah Lieber

Department Head
15 Years at Vanguard

Department:
English

Education:
B.A., Wake Forest University
M.A., University of Rochester

 

Hobbies
Ms. Lieber enjoys reading, hiking, and playing the bassoon.

 

Favorite Quote:
It is our choices that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. – Albus Dumbledore (J.K. Rowling)

 

Why Education?
I love sharing my appreciation for literature with students, helping them see the world around them through new lenses, and learning from their ideas, in turn.

Wendy Allman

Faculty
14 Years at Vanguard

Department:
English

Education:
B.A., M.A., Baylor University
Ph. D., University of California, Berkeley

Hobbies
Dr. Allman loves reading, she also enjoys watching British detective shows with her husband and trying to guess whodunit. Bird watching with her 83-year-old mother is a treat at once calming and stimulating.

Favorite Quote:
Endless patience will never be enough /our only hope is to be the daylight from W. S. Merwin, “Living with the News” (2014)

Why Education?
As a member of a cohesive English Department, I enjoy a tremendous sense of purpose knowing that all Vanguard students learn the skills and get the practice they need to go into any college classroom, receive a writing prompt, and know what to do. I take satisfaction in knowing Vanguard offers the best English education—composition and literary analysis—in central Texas, hands down. What I teach now is simply an adaptation of what I taught for years at Baylor. But unlike my experience at university, here at Vanguard, I get to see students grow up over the years as people and as students; I feel like my students are my children.

Jennifer Ferretter

Faculty
18 Years at Vanguard

Department:
English

Education:
B.A., Vassar College
M.A., St. Andrews University – Scotland
P.G.C.E., University of Cambridge

Hobbies
Mrs. Ferretter loves hiking, traveling, reading, being outside and spending time with her husband and five kids.

Favorite Quote:
Instructions for living a life: Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it. – Mary Oliver

Why Education?
I think that studying the humanities provides students with excellent opportunities to hone writing skills, and more importantly, empathy; reading literature, studying history, looking at art – you broaden your understanding of how others experience this world.

Matthew James

Faculty
20 Years at Vanguard

Department:
English

Education:
B.A., Baylor University

Hobbies
Mr. James loves playing with kids.

Favorite Quote:
I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.”Herman Melville

Why Education?
I enjoy teaching students to think for themselves and open their minds to possibilities that they may not have yet considered.

Adrielle Selke

Faculty

Department:
English/History – 6th Grade

Education:
M.Ed., Tarleton State University B.S., Baylor University A.A., McLennan Community College

 

Hobbies
Ms. Selke enjoys reading and to spend time with family.

 

Favorite Quote:
In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.  Mother Teresa

 

Why Education? Teaching is a passion for me and I love the chance to work with amazing educators that are also passionate about students, learning, and excellence and education.

Flip Alexander

Faculty/Administration
25 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Administration – Focus

Education:
A.A., Texas State Technical College B.A.A.S. Tarleton State University M.Ed. Concordia University

 

Hobbies
Mrs. Alexander’s favorite thing to do outside of Vanguard is spending time with family. They share in her journey of faith, discovery, and community with encompassing a fulfilling life.

 

Favorite Quote:
The practice of education is the highest form of intellectual philanthropy. ― John Maeda, The Laws of Simplicity”

 

Why Education?
It is a joy being a part of the Vanguard family! Every day I have the opportunity to be a support to colleagues that are passionate about being in education, students that are striving to learn in all areas of their lives, and parents that entrust faculty and staff to be a guide for their family.

Chelsa Ressetar

Associate Head of School - Director of Advancement
12 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Administration – Speech

Education:
B.B.M., The University of Texas at Austin – McCombs Business School

 

Hobbies
Mrs. Ressetar enjoys travel, exercising, being outside and time with her family and friends.

 

Favorite Quote:
Your Attitude Determines Your Altitude

 

Why Education?
I enjoy working at Vanguard with the outstanding faculty and students. Watching teenagers grow into young adults is important and meaningful.

Mathematics Department

Shelley Johnson

Department Head, Faculty
16 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Mathematics

Education:
B.S., Texas A&M University

Hobbies
Mrs. Johnson enjoys reading, exercising, hiking, and spending time with her family.

Favorite Quote:
Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game. -Babe Ruth

Why Education?
The reason I love teaching at Vanguard are the students.

Katherine Weaver

Faculty

Department:
Mathematics

Education:
B.S., Vanderbilt University

 

Hobbies
Mrs. Weaver loves being outside: running, hiking, biking, and playing tennis. I also love spending time with friends and my family, especially enjoying good food & music.

 

Favorite Quote:
Nothing but grace makes a man so humble and, at the same time, so glad. – C.H. Spurgeon

 

Why Education?
Mrs. Weaver loves helping students become confident in their mathematical abilities and enjoy the process of learning.

Melissa Price

Faculty
8 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Mathematics

Education:
B.A., Arizona State University
M.A.T., Western Governors University

Hobbies
Ms. Price likes to read and snuggle with her kitties.

Favorite Quote:
The square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides. ~ Pythagoras

Why Education?
I love connecting with students and helping them overcome any fears they have about math.

Social Sciences Department

David Foti

Department Head
10 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Social Sciences

Education:
B.B.A., University of Texas at Austin
M.B.A., University of Houston
M.S., Georgia Southern University
M.A., Sam Houston State University
PhD, University of Birmingham (in progress)

 

Hobbies
Mr. Foti enjoys reading, weight lifting, stock picking, and ballroom dancing.

Favorite Quote:
If I knew the world was to end tomorrow, I would still plant an apple tree today. — Martin Luther

Why Education?
Enjoy interacting with smart hard-working students who desire to better understand the world we live in.

Mirko Murillo

Faculty

Department:
Social Sciences

Education:
B.S., Texas Christian University

 

Hobbies
Mr. Murillo enjoys board games and reading. 

 

Favorite Quote:
You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. -Wayne Gretzky

 

Why Education?
Mr. Murillo enjoys teaching because it allows me to teach students about important ideas, people, and events that they have not heard of before and will assist them later in their lives.

Brad Livingstone

Brad Livingstone

Faculty
19 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Social Sciences

Education:
B.S., M.S. Ed., Oklahoma State University

Hobbies
Mr. Livingstone loves hanging out with his family as they cheer on the Baylor Bears!

Favorite Quote:
I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life. He gave me life that I might enjoy all things. —Anonymous

Why Education?
I love teaching the History of World War II class, it allows me to share with students the passion I have for my subject area, and I love teaching at Vanguard because it allows me to share my passion at one of the best schools in Texas.

Adrielle Selke

Faculty

Department:
Social Sciences/English

Education:
M.Ed., Tarleton State University B.S., Baylor University A.A., McLennan Community College

 

Hobbies
Mrs. Selke enjoys reading or spending time with my family

 

Favorite Quote:
In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.   Mother Teresa

 

Why Education?
Teaching is a passion for me and I love the chance to work with amazing educators that are also passionate about students, learning, and excellence in education.

Wyatt Bogan

Wyatt Bogan

Faculty

Department:
Social Sciences

Education:
The Culinary Institute of America (Hyde Park, NY) – Associates, Bachelors The University of Maryland Global Campus –

BA (Hist), BA (Eng), BA (East Asian studies)

The University of Edinburgh (Scotland) – MSc (Hist), PGCert (Ancient Worlds)

 

Hobbies
Mr. Bogan enjoys  watching English Premier League soccer and playing historically-based conflict-simulation boardgames.

 

Favorite Quote:
When the going gets tough, the tough get going.

 

Why Education?
Mr. Bogan loves to teach and is   thankful for the opportunity to work with Vanguard’s faculty, staff, and students.

Matthew Holze

Matthew Holze

Faculty

Department:
Social Sciences

Education:
B.A., Hillsdale College

 

Hobbies
Mr. Holze enjoys  writing, music (both performance and composition), and reading about history.

 

Favorite Quote:
Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts. – Sir Winston S. Churchill

 

Why Education?

I find nothing more fulfilling than helping others to lead flourishing lives by teaching them through the

transcendentals: goodness, truth, and beauty.

Fine Arts / Visual Arts Department

William Priest

Department Head
13 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Fine Arts – Theater – Language-French/Latin

Education:
B.A., Baylor University

Hobbies
Mr. Priest loves singing, performing in community theatre, and costuming.

Favorite Quote:
Γνῶθι σεαυτόν (Know thyself) – Oracle at Delphi

Why Education?
Learning a language opens up so many doors to communicate with others and learn about their lives, and I love learning and teaching languages to increase understanding in our diverse and interconnected world.

Katie James

Faculty
15 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Fine Arts

Education:
B.A., M.M.Ed., Baylor University

Hobbies
Mrs. James enjoys raising kids, playing music, going for walks or small adventures

Favorite Quote:
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. -Oscar Wilde

Why Education?
I love creating and being a part of an environment where critical thinking and self-discipline develop.

Tonya Shanholtz

Faculty
6 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Visual Arts

Education:
B.F.A., The University of Texas at Tyler
M.F.A., Tufts University

Hobbies
All things Art!

Favorite Quote:
Every artist was first an amateur. – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Why Education?
Art inspires students to see the world in new ways!

Kaylee Jo Davis

Faculty

Department:
Visual Arts

Education:
B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University

Hobbies:

Mrs. Davis loves spending time with her family outside hiking or playing board games. She is a sucker for a good book or making art in her free time.

Favorite Quote:

Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and love of play. – Henri Matisse

Why Education?

I love teaching art because it fosters exploration, creativity, and the ability for my students to find their voice.

World Languages Department

Katie James

Department Head
15 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Language – Latin

Education:
B.A., M.M.Ed., Baylor University

Hobbies
Mrs. James enjoys raising kids, playing music, going for walks or small adventures

Favorite Quote:
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. -Oscar Wilde

Why Education?
I love creating and being a part of an environment where critical thinking and self-discipline develop.

William Priest

Faculty
13 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Language – French and Latin

Education:
B.A., Baylor University

Hobbies
Mr. Priest loves singing, performing in community theatre, and costuming.

Favorite Quote:
Γνῶθι σεαυτόν (Know thyself) – Oracle at Delphi

Why Education?
Learning a language opens up so many doors to communicate with others and learn about their lives, and I love learning and teaching languages to increase understanding in our diverse and interconnected world.

Seir Lopez

Faculty
7 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Language – Spanish

Education:
B.A., M.A., Baylor University

Hobbies
Ms. Lopez loves to spend time on the open road, listening to music and exploring new places.

Favorite Quote:
When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you.

Why Education?
I love teaching at Vanguard because of the diversity of the student population and their willingness to help their community.

Amber McKinney

Faculty - Part-Time

Department:
Language – Spanish

Education:

B.A., University of Oklahoma

M.A., University of Colorado Boulder

Hobbies
Mrs. McKinney enjoys reaching, writing, and going for walks.

Favorite Quote:
For the mind does not require filling like a bottle, but rather, like wood, it only requires kindling to create

in it an impulse to think independently and an ardent desire for the truth. -Plutarch

Why Education?

A second language is a gift that allows us to connect with other people, and I get excited about helping

students understand the weird, wonderful ways in which languages work.

6th Grade Department

Adrielle Selke

Faculty

Department:
English / History – 6th Grade

Education:
M.Ed., Tarleton State University B.S., Baylor University A.A., McLennan Community College

 

Hobbies
Ms. Selke enjoys reading and to spend time with family.

 

Favorite Quote:
In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.  Mother Teresa

 

Why Education? Teaching is a passion for me and I love the chance to work with amazing educators that are also passionate about students, learning, and excellence and education.

LeighAnn Virnau

Faculty

Department:
6th Grade

Education:
B.S., Baylor University

 

Hobbies
Mrs. Virnau enjoys quilting.

 

Favorite Quote:
God is still writing your story. Quit trying to steal the pen and trust the author.

 

Why Education?
Teaching is a true calling that brings me great joy.

Kaylee Jo Davis

Faculty

Department:
Visual Arts

Education:
B.A., Stephen F. Austin State University

Hobbies:

Mrs. Davis loves spending time with her family outside hiking or playing board games. She is a sucker for a good book or making art in her free time.

Favorite Quote:

Creative people are curious, flexible, persistent, and independent with a tremendous spirit of adventure and love of play. – Henri Matisse

Why Education?

I love teaching art because it fosters exploration, creativity, and the ability for my students to find their voice.

Technology Department

Joe Flowers

Director of Technology/Department Head
52 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Technology/Math

Education:
B.S., The University of Texas at Arlington

Hobbies
Mr. Flowers spending time with his family and working on classic cars or anything mechanical.

Favorite Quote:
3 life lessons:
Working together is about compromise.
Failing is okay; giving up is not.
Perseverance pays off.

Why Education?
Education and Technology are constantly changing and both keep you learning and adapting to the changes…..it never gets boring.

Zach Seifert

Associate Head of School/Faculty
17 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Administration/Faculty

Education:
B.A., Austin College
M.S., Baylor University

Hobbies
Mr. Seifert enjoys watching sports, eating Mexican food, and spending time with his family.

Favorite Quote:
The greatest teacher, failure is. -Yoda

Why Education?
I appreciate that Vanguard teaches the whole student.

Gretchen Eichenberg

Gretchen Eichenberg

Faculty
15 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Technology

Education:
B.A., University of Missouri

Hobbies
Mrs. Eichenberg enjoys cooking and baking in the kitchen.

Favorite Quote:
If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.

Why Education?
I like advising the yearbook and newspaper staffs because it gives kids real-world experience working for a professional, self-sustaining business that creates award-winning publications which are viewed by thousands of people each year. Seeing the look on a student’s face when they have captured an amazing photo or sold an ad to a brand new client – it’s worth everything. I hope that sense of accomplishment sticks with them!

Athletics Department

Will Curtis

Assistant Head of School - External Operations/Middle School Athletic Director
21 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Athletics – Middle School Girls Basketball/Middle School Track and Field

Education:
B.B.A., M.S.Ed., Baylor University

Hobbies
Coach Curtis enjoys spending time with family, watching movies, and listening to music.

Favorite Quote:
Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out. — John Wooden

Why Education?
I enjoy the ability to work with the future of tomorrow and trying to help those students improve and get better each day.

Jeff Young

High School Athletic Director

Department:
Athletics – Varsity Football/Varsity Girls Basketball

Education:

 

Hobbies
Mr. Young loves to travel with his family.

 

Favorite Quote:
A simple act of Kindness will change the course of your day.

 

Why Education?

I was very blessed to have teachers and coaches that changed the course of my life and teaching is my

way of paying that forward.

Connor McReynolds

Faculty/Athletic Staff

Department:
Athletics – Middle School Football/High School Football

Education:
B.A., The University of the South-Sewanee

 

Hobbies
Mr. McReynolds enjoys building Lego sets, Fishing, Games,  and spending time with his family.

 

Favorite Quote:
I see now that the circumstances of one’s birth are irrelevant… It is what you do with the gift of life that determines who you are.

 

Why Education?
Teaching gives me the ability to spread my passion for science to the next generation.

Bill Borg

Head of School/Athletic Staff
18 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Athletics – Head Middle School Football

Education:
B.A., Huntingdon College
M.A.T., Jacksonville University

Hobbies
Mr. Borg enjoys fishing, hunting and anything outdoors.

Favorite Quote:
I’ve learned people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

Why Education?
The one thing that always motivates me is the students and seeing them grow and learn.

Jacob Spivey

Faculty/Athletics

Department:
Faculty/Athletics

Education:

B.S., Howard Payne University


Hobbies:


Mr. Spivey enjoys hunting, fishing, ping pong, dancing, washers, and cornhole.


Favorite Quote:

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the

LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9


Why Education?
I have a passion for teaching, molding, and shaping student-athletes to become the best that they can be.


Ruben Tucker

Lunch/Athletic Staff
4 Years at Vanguard

Department:
Athletics – Middle School/High School Soccer

Education:

B.A., Corderious College – Amersfoort the Netherlands

 

Hobbies
Mr. Tucker enjoys playing and watching sports (mostly soccer, tennis and football), playing board games and spending time with friends and family.

 

Favorite Quote:
There is no “right” time, just time, and what you do with it.

 

Why Education?
Growing in knowledge and life skills is very exciting, and as a teacher you get to help students in this process, I couldn’t think of a better job

Matt Cholopisa

Faculty/Facilities/Athletics
5 Years at Vanguard

Education:

B.S., Sam Houston

 

Hobbies:  Golf, Hunting, Welding, and Sports

 

Mr. Cholopisa enjoys hunting, golfing, traveling and watching sports. 

 

Favorite Quote:

There is a tool for every job. 

 

Why Education?
Education is important because we need to ensure the next generation is well equipped and I enjoy making an impact on our community. 

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