Superintendent/Secondary Principal

Larry Long

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.

Elementary Principal

Terry Neinast

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.

Athletic Director

Gil Gonzalez III

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.

Registrar/Academic Advisor - Secondary Campus

Hope Mancillas

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.

Administrative Assistant - Secondary Campus

Nina Cornwell

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.



Kylie Cuellar

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.

5th Grade

Tamra Denoyer

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.

3rd Grade

Jade Manning

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.

K3 Aide; Secondary Spanish

Ana Martinez Gonzalez

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.

High School Science

Joy Pittman

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.

JH/HS Art; Bible; Govt/Economics

William Pozzi

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.