Hi, my name is Charron Moczygemba I have lived in San Antonio, Texas for the past 30 years, but traveled throughout the world as a military child. I have been a homeschool parent; teaching at LIFE homeschool (2004) for 7 years and TEAMS homeschool coop since 2010. Throughout my teaching experience I have taught classes from Kinder to 12th grade, with a focus on science, history, art, PE, and writing. I received my BA at Ashford University with a degree in Bachelor of Arts specialized in History (2011), and later attended American Military University with a Masters degree in America history 2014).
God had called our family to homeschool our two girls and our son, which are currently 7, 13, and 16 years old. Throughout our families homeschooling journey, I have had the opportunity to teach many talented young children, watching them grow and bloom over the years. I have found that they have taught me more about teaching than I could have imagined. Discovering God through His creation is always inspiring especially when one can see His hand print etched throughout history and science.
On our families off time, our family is involved in soccer at Braundera YMCA in the fall and spring, and swim team in the summer. Beyond sports, our family enjoys hiking with our dogs, traveling to national parks, visiting different areas of the country and learning about cultures of people. We are actively involved in our church (Redemption Hill), and spending time with family. I also enjoy various artistic projects, such as cross stitching, crochet and knitting, reading, and scrapbooking family memories.
My favorite aspect about teaching is watching the children learn and experience education through their gifts and talents. I enjoy incorporating different learning techniques and styles to enhance the learning experience and help create relatable teaching methodology in the classroom.
Annalisa de leon Medniola
Monday Music K-8th; Wednesday Choir K-8th
Annalisa de Leon Mendiola is a native San Antonian whose
specialty is college readiness and vocal performance. Annalisa has taught students of all ages,
including pre-service teachers and administrators, at the University of Texas at
San Antonio. She enjoys the teaching of
writing, literature and research. She
especially enjoys preparing students for work at colleges and universities and
uses a deliberate approach to ensuring admittance into programs of study.
Annalisa earned a doctorate in 2007 in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, and was named a David L. Clark Scholar by the University Council for Educational Leadership. She has also presented her work at the College Board’s Preparate Conference, the Southwest Educational Research Association, and other education research conferences.
Annalisa is also a successful singing teacher. Some of her students are active professionals in opera, musical theater, and even popular music. A singer herself, Annalisa served as Artist in Residence and section leader at Christ Episcopal Church for many years.
Mon 2nd- 8th Math & 2-3rd grade English
My name is Donna Crawford and San Antonio has been my home for 48 years, as long as we've been married. Teaching has been a life long love of mine: Teaching baton twirling in high school, teaching patients about mouth health for 25 years as a Dental Hygienist and teaching in the public and private school classrooms after graduating from UTSA in 1994.
Being raised in central New York State I graduated from Hudson Valley Community College with an Associates in Applied Science, Major in Dental Hygiene, 1966. Moving to San Antonio in 1967 required state testing for practicing here. After 25 years working in dental offices, our daughters left home and I went back to college for an education degree. Starting at San Antonio College for basic classes then completing a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Interdisciplinary Studies, Major in Reading.
Certification in Elementary Self-Contained (Grades 01-08), Elementary Reading (Grades 01-08), and Early Childhood Education (Grades PK-KG). Grade level experience in K Literacy Pull Out Program, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th.
Being involved with children is a gift from God. Serving in many areas at church as VBS Director and Teacher, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Counselor, Nursery Director and Childcare worker have been blessed times for me. Now I can add The Well as another great opportunity to serve the Lord and work
We have 2 amazing daughters and sons-in-law who've blessed us with 10
terrific grandchildren. Being involved in their lives is my favorite hobby.
Traveling and exploring historical sites is also among my favorites.
The Well School Counselor
Wednesday Dance Teacher
My name is Christi Brooks. I have a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. I have been working with children in a variety of organizations for 10+ years. Through home daycare, personal babysitting, coaching and ministry I have served children of all ages. After completing my degree, I began working as a director and counselor at Life Choices Medical Clinic. It was there that I realized my passion for Family Counseling, and a vision for helping families began to form in my heart. I currently am in the process of completing my internship to become a Licensed Therapist, under the supervision of Sherri Lambiase, LPC-s.
In my free time I love to dance and teach dance. Having been a dancer all through high school, I was excited to be offered a cheer/dance instructor position after graduating. I have enjoyed performing and coaching dance in a variety of settings but I most value the role that dance can play in developing a heart of worship.
Monday & Wednesday Preschool Teacher
Kara Kent has lived in San Antonio for the past 10 years. She is happily married and has two elementary aged boys. She grew up in Austin, TX and attended college in Waxahachie, TX at Southwestern Assembly of God University. She graduated with a counseling/psychology degree in 2003. She loves working with children. She has been a camp counselor at Royal Family Kids camp; a camp for abused and neglected children. She has worked with the YMCA’s after school program, organizing fun activities and games for the kids. She has also taught Missionettes and Sunday School.
In her free time she likes to spend time with her family, exploring parks and fun places
around San Antonio. She also enjoys scrap booking, memorizing scripture, and reading God’s word!
Sonya Smith has lived in San Antonio for the past 16 years. She is married with 3 children, a set of 11-year-old twins and a 9-year-old. Sonya graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish. For the past 10 years, she has served in full-time ministry as a Spanish teacher and music director for an all-level Christian school. Her favorite part of working at the school was teaching the younger children how to love praise and worship. Sonya actively attends New Life Christian Center, a unique ministry, which is rooted and grounded in the Word. Besides Jesus and family, music is Sonya’s greatest passion. Sonya plays the clarinet for her church’s music ministry. In her spare time, Sonya spends time on hikes with the family, plays different instruments, and often enjoys attending a good Christian concert!
Monday & Wednesday K-8th Music Teacher, Piano Teacher
Singer, songwriter, and recording artist Teresa Comparin has worked in the music field for over 20 years. She graduated from South Texas College with an Associates Degree of Music in 2004 as a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. She is pursuing her Master of Arts in Music Education and a Master of Arts in Divinty-Theological Studies from Liberty Universty. Teresa is co-founder of Meek Music Productions, Deep Calls and Music Happyness Music School. She has experience as an elementary music teacher and middle school choir director as well. She loves to use creative, fun and innovative teaching methods for her students. She was director of musicals, such as Camp Wallaballa and Shout Praises! Kids Christmas. One of her best works was creating and directing "Stomp For Jesus" performed at Dodge Arena in Hidalgo, Texas. Teresa currently lives in San Antonio, Texas with her husband Shon of 15 years. They have two children Jedidiah and Makayla.
Wednesday Prayer Leader
Christina has been a Commissioned Missionary for Cru (formerly Campus Crusade for Christ) for the last 17 years. Before she joined staff with Cru, Christina worked with Inner City children in Brooklyn, New York for three summer mission trips during her senior year of high school and freshman/ sophomore year of college. Later, Christina worked in an afterschool daycare as a Teacher’s Assistant while in the summers she worked as a Upward Bound Resident Assistant at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). She received her B.A. in Psychology with an emphasis in Child Development and a Minor in Sociology from CSUSB in 1998.
For the past three years, Christina has been working part-time with Cru, leading prayer as she encourages college students and Missionary staff. During that time, Christina homeschooled her first child in Kinder and was part of a Home School C0-op in San Antonio where Christina helped teach Astronomy. The following year, Christina served on the board of the Home School C0-op, while taking a Homeschool Sabbatical for two years, to pursue further training in her ministry. During those two years, Christina taught Prayer Soaking workshops throughout her ministry with Cru. Christina is looking forward to working at The Well as a Teacher’s Assistant and Prayer Coordinator while homeschooling her three children. Christina has had many hobbies in her different seasons of life, as her life got busier she now appreciates alone time, as she enjoys reading, writing, prayer journaling and watching classic movies series such as Love Comes Softly and Anne of Green Gables, pretty much anything that helps her relax with a cup of Herbal tea.
My name is Rebekah Jones and I am so excited to be able to offer violin lessons at The Well this year! I have been playing the violin since I was about four years old and have been teaching it for three years. I’ve received so many opportunities through the violin such as performing in weddings, gigs, and churches. Additionally, I have been involved in YOSA (Youth Orchestra of San Antonio) for 5 years and plan on continuing this year in their top orchestra, Philharmonic. In fact, I just got back from an incredible experience of being able to tour and perform with YOSA Philharmonic in Europe. We had concerts in Vienna, Prague, Budapest and Gyor. Each city breathes music and is filled with concert halls and opera houses. In fact, Vienna is the home of Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms and Johann Strauss, thus it was amazing to be able to personally experience that and perform there.
This year I will be teaching the Suzuki violin method, the same technique that I used. However I will incorporate additional music theory that the Suzuki books alone lack.
Tarrell was born and raised in Florida and is a fifth generation Floridian. In 2004, she followed her husband across the country where he spoke a message of encouragement to Youth Pastors and Churches. They have had the privilege to both live and serve in Wyoming, Colorado, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, and South Carolina. Currently, they reside in San Antonio Texas. She is married to David Green and together they have three sons; Seth, Justin, and Jarrett. They started homeschooling all three boys in their kindergarten years and recently graduated their oldest in 2017.
Tarrell has also served in a variety of leadership capacities in the church since 1994 in both student and family ministry. She accepted Christ as her Lord and Savior in the second grade and was raised in the church community.
Tarrell holds a Bachelor degree from the University of Florida. She began her career in Recreation as an Afterschool Program Supervisor for the City of Boynton Beach. Her career path has led her from Parks and Recreation where she reached the level of Director of Recreation for Summerfield Crossings to Church Ministry serving in the capacity of the Children's Director for Timberline Oldtown. Tarrell has worked as a consultant for private communities and companies in facility management and design to program and event planning to creating and writing policy and procedure manuals. She also collaborates with churches in designing and developing classes and programs. She currently works both in editing and as a consultant for families by creating and adapting curriculum to fit the needs of their children's educational requirements.
Tarrell has a passion for learning and a desire to share and pass that passion to her students. She believes that every child has within them the ability to excel. She believes it is the job of every teacher, parent, leader, and mentor to find that ability. She enjoys working with children of all ages and abilities.
In her free time, she enjoys gardening, crafts, reading, and painting which has been a hobby in her family beginning with her Grandma and her dad. She earned a scholarship in art for college and began taking classes, but later changed her degree to business management to use her talents in planning, organization, and leadership.
Currently she is working on a counseling certification through Biblical Counseling Institute and works when needed as a substitute teacher for the Northside Independent School District.
K-8th Grade Spanish on Mondays
My name is Martha Rosenthal; I was born in America but raised through early college years in Mexico. I graduated from Texas A&M Kingsville University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering. I have been married for 17 years and have two energetic sons, Jeremiah and Joshua. I am currently homeschooling Jeremiah, who is currently attending dual credit through St. Philips College and Southwestern Assembly of God University.
I am an active member of Sendero AOG church youth and children’s ministry, where my husband is the Youth Pastor. I like to cook, garden, and travel with my husband and children. I am looking forward to a successful year at the Well homeschool Academy!
Kinder-1st Grade Teacher on Monday Mornings
I have been a part of The Well since 2016. I lived in Michigan until 2015 when I moved to San Antonio. I have been married since 2005 to Michael and we were blessed with Zyraya in 2011. I have earned a Bachelors in Family Life Education with a minor in Administrative Assistant. I have worked with children over 10 years primarily in a church setting running a variety of programs including Junior Bible Quiz and Girls Ministries. I have worked in Early Childhood for a total of three years, in every classroom from infants to the school age (5th grade). I have been attending Camelot Christian Center since moving here and having a relationship with Jesus Christ is my top priority. -Shannon
Founder, Administrator & BRAVE Girls Leader (Girls Discipleship)
Nicey Priestley was raised on military bases in Europe, but has resided in San Antonio for the last 16 years. She is married and has five daughters (ages 2, 6, 8, 10 and 12) whom she has homeschooled since birth. In addition to earning a degree in Psychology with a concentration in Early Childhood Development from the University of Texas at San Antonio, Nicey has acquired over a decade of experience working with elementary and preschool children. During her tenure as a teacher and tutor, Nicey came to the understanding that every child has a unique learning style that an educator must accommodate if they are to maximize the child's learning potential. This knowledge along with her passion for early childhood education has allowed her to create fun, hands-on lesson plans that get kids excited about learning! For many years Nicey operated a licensed in-home preschool and it was during that time that a vision began to form and the seed for The Well was planted. Additionally, she volunteers with AWANAS and ministries at her church. In her free time she enjoys reading, exploring nature, biking, hiking, running and spending time with her family.