Background: Mr. Long earned his Masters of Education in School Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston-Victoria and his Bachelors in Elementary Education from Abilene Christian University. Mr. Long served as the Elementary Principal at Faith Academy from 2006-2017 before being promoted to his current role of Superintendent/Secondary Principal.
Mr. Long has been an educator in the K3-12 public and Christian school sector since 1990 and serves as an ICAA Accreditation Engagement Review Team member.
Mr. Long is an ordained minister and active member of Faith Family Church.
Background: Mrs. Neinast attended Victoria College and the University of Houston-Victoria and received a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Education in School Administration and Supervision. Mrs. Neinast has been an educator in the K3-12 public and Christian school sector since 1987.
As a Faith Academy parent, Mrs. Neinast served on the Development Team and the Advisory Council. Mrs. Neinast has also served as an ICAA Accreditation Engagement Review Team member.
Mrs. Neinast is an active member of Faith Family Church and serves on the Usher DreamTeam.
Background: Mr. Gil Gonzalez graduated from Texas State Technical College with an Associate's Degree in Environmental Health & Safety in 2002 and was in the safety industry for over 13 years. Mr. Gonzalez has coached youth sports for the past 12 years. He coached at Bloomington High School from 2004-2006 where he served as the head cross-country coach on two district champion teams. He also served as an assistant baseball coach on two regional qualifying teams and worked as an assistant football coach.
Mr. Gonzalez is married to Emily Gonzalez and has 3 children. Mr. Gonzalez and his wife created a non-profit organization, The Bloomington Sports Association, which hosts a basketball, flag football, and soccer league and has over 150 kids that participate annually.
Mr. Gonzalez is an active member of Family Faith Church. He enjoys teaching his monthly men's Bible group, spending time with his family, and traveling overseas. Mr. Gonzalez also loves to wrestle with his boys and ride roller coasters with his fearless daughter.
Background: Ms. Hope Mancillas was born and raised in Victoria, Texas. She is a Stroman High School graduate and is currently attending Victoria College. Hope has over 20 years of work experience in education. She worked for the Continuing Education department at Victoria College for two years prior to her employment at Faith Academy. From 2001-2010, she worked as administrative assistant for Faith Academy.
She has three children, who all attended Faith Academy for 10 of their school years before they moved away.
While away from Victoria, Hope was employed as administrative assistant for Federal Programs/Bilingual Director for six years in Alice Independent School District and as PEIMS secretary for one year in Calallen Independent School District. She began working for Faith Academy again in 2017 as the Academic Advisor/Registrar.
Background: Mrs. Nina Cornwell is a proud Faith Academy alumnus. She attended Victoria College, where she earned an Associate's Degree in Computer Science. She began working for Faith Academy in 2007 as the kitchen director for the secondary campus; in 2010, she moved to the office as the administrative assistant.
She and her husband have three children.
Mrs. Cornwell believes deeply in the Christian education that Faith Academy offers and the Biblical Worldview we strive to instill in the hearts of our students.
Background: Mrs. Felicia Torres is a Faith Academy alumnus. Prior to working at Faith Academy, Mrs. Torres worked in the retail industry and owned and operated her own business.
Mrs. Torres and her husband have five children and are active members of Faith Family Church.
Background: Brandi Clemons graduated from the University of Houston Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is certified to teach at the Elementary and Secondary levels. Mrs. Clemons has 22 years teaching experience and has taught at Faith Academy for 8 years.
Mrs. Clemons' hobbies include reading and acting.
Background: Melody Crabill was born and raised in Victoria and attended Victoria schools all her life. She attended Victoria College and the University of Houston Victoria where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. She has attended Faith Family Church since 1987 volunteering regularly in the preschool, student ministries, and intercessory prayer.
Background: Kylie Cuellar graduated from UHV with a Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, specializing in Early Childhood Education. She has 16 years of teaching experience, 14 of which have been in Christian Education and 11 of those years have been with Faith Academy.
Ms. Cuellar's passion is to teach the next generation of children to live with purpose and to fulfill the calling God has on each of their lives to its fullest.
Ms. Cuellar's three daughters attend Faith Academy, and she and her family are members of Faith Family Church.
Background: Tamra Denoyer graduated from the University of Houston Victoria in 2003 with a Bachelor's Degree in education. She taught multiple grades at Victoria ISD elementary schools and also worked as a substitute teacher throughout the district. This is her fifth year at Faith Academy.
She and her husband have three children and enjoy playing games, watching movies, and taking trips to see her husband's family out of state.
It is very important to Mrs. Denoyer to spend time with God, read her bible and other Christ-centered books, and pray with others.
Background: Rebecca Duke is a Faith Academy alumnus and a graduate of the University of Houston Victoria with a Bachelor of Science Interdisciplinary Studies. Mrs. Duke taught one year in VISD. This will be Mrs. Duke's third year teaching at Faith Academy.
Mrs. Duke and her husband have a beautiful daughter.
Background: Samantha Gildon graduated from Memorial High School and has worked for Faith Academy for 11 years, including 4 years in the Day Care. This will be her 7th year teaching K3.
Mrs. Gildon and her husband have three children and attend Faith Family Church.
Background: Emily Gonzalez is a 2001 graduate of Texas State University in San Marcos with a bachelor's in Exercise Sports Science and Health. While at Texas State, she played collegiate soccer.
Mrs. Gonzalez worked at the Citizens Healthplex for 3 years as a Fitness Specialist and is involved in her community and Faith Family Church.
Background: Daniel Laughhunn has a Masters Degree in Education and Undergraduate degree in Counseling and Guidance. Mr. Laughhunn has gone on missions trips to Mexico, Guatemala, India, and Sri Lanka and is an active member at Faith Family Church.
Background: Dusty Lemke is a graduate of Faith Academy and the University of Houston Victoria. Mr. Lemke has taught and coached at the secondary level.
Mr. Lemke and his wife have beautiful twin daughters.
Background: Jade Manning was born and raised in Victoria, Texas. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin with a Fashion Merchandising degree and minored in business communication. She earned her teaching certification through the UHV alternative certification program. Mrs. Manning has taught 8 years at Faith Academy and a total of 16 years.
Mrs. Manning and her husband have two children who attend Faith Academy. Mrs. Manning has attended Faith Family Church for 24 years and loves to cook and read.
Background: Ana Gonzalez was born in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. Mrs. Gonzalez received a Bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Coahuila in Mexico. She worked in accounting for 13 years. Mrs. Gonzalez taught Spanish three years at the Elementary Campus and has been an aide in the preschool classes. This will be Mrs. Gonzalez's second year teaching Spanish at the Secondary Campus.
Mrs. Gonzalez has volunteered in costume design for the Faith Academy Spring Musicals the past 6 years.
Background: Joy Pittman is a 1969 graduate of Victoria High School and a 1971 graduate of Victoria College with an Associate of Arts degree and graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science from Southwest Texas State University. Ms. Pittman taught 30 years in public schools (High School Health, Biology, Chemistry, Networking, and PE) and coached for 29 years (volleyball, basketball, softball, golf, tennis, track, and cross country).
Ms. Pittman's favorite time of the year is Christmas. Her favorite things to do are wood working, gardening/yard, photography, travelling, and working with kids.
Background: Donna Potts graduated from Cuero High School and has worked in Christian education for over 30 years. Mrs. Potts wants the children to know Jesus, to recognize and appreciate all He has done and is doing in their lives.
Mrs. Potts has been married for 49 years.
Background: Terri Potts attended Texas Vocational School in 1996 and completed a two year Word Processing Program. Mrs. Potts was a stay at home mom for 8 years. Her three children all attended Faith Academy.
This is her 13th year teaching at Faith Academy and is a member of Faith Family Church.
Background: Bill Pozzi has a bachelor's degree in History from California State Fullerton and is a retired Navy SEAL. He worked for the Department of Defense in Korea organizing exercises between the Korean SEALs and U.S. SEALs. Mr. Pozzi has owned and operated several successful businesses. The thrust of Mr. Pozzi's ministry at Faith Academy has been to have his students look at the real world through guest speakers and his practical knowledge. His goal is to have every student obtain and hold a good job after graduating from college and using their gifts and talents for the glory of God. This is Mr. Pozzi's 8th year teaching at Faith Academy.
Mr. Pozzi has been married for 40 years to his wife Barbara Breazeale and has four grown children.
Background: Monica Thompson is a Faith Academy graduate. She has worked in Early Childhood Education for over 25 years and at Faith Academy in the preschool department since 2000.
Mrs. Thompson considers it an honor to introduce the preschool students to academics and God's Word at a level that they can understand.
Background: Sarah Sauseda is a Faith Academy graduate. Mrs. Sauseda taught in the public school system for 7 years before homeschooling her children for 7 years.
Mrs. Sauseda and her family are active members at Faith Family Church.
Background: Lisa Vasquez graduated from University of Houston Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics. She has taught for 14 years and has been teaching 10 years at Faith Academy.
Mrs. Vasquez and her husband have two daughters. Her favorite things to do are spending time with family and watching sports, especially when her children are playing.