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Charron Moczygemba
Music/Choir Instructor 

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.

Christina Brooks - Senior Team

The Well School Counselor, Dance Instructor, Academy Lead Like Jesus Instructor

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.

Kara Kent

Pre-Kindergarten Instructor

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!

Teresa Comparin Senior Team

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.

Sue Goldberg

Private and Small Group Tutoring

Susan (Sue) Goldberg has two decades of experience in the field of education, which include teaching in private Christian schools. She enjoys sharing her love of Christ and passion for learning. 
The majority of her teaching years have been at the elementary level. She has also taught remedial reading to adults at the former University of Texas at Brownsville/Texas South most College. In addition, she has worked with autistic individuals ages five through adult.
Sue has a strong belief that all individuals are fearfully and wonderfully made, can learn, and have a purpose in life.
She has a Bachelor's of Science degree in  Curriculum and Instruction from Texas A & M University and holds the following teacher certifications.
Texas:  Elementary 1-8 and Special Education PK -12
Pennsylvania: PK - 4 and Special Education  PK -8
Sue is married to her devoted husband Hugh, and they have two grown children, Grant and Anna. Hugh and Sue currently live with their beloved dog Cleo, a rescue from Brownsville​. Sue is a lover of animals and served on the general board of the Valley Zoological Society for five years. Sue enjoys spending time with family, swimming, tutoring, and writing. She is the author of A Treasure to Keep: An Aggie Book for All Ages which is the story of an Aggie dad revealing the significance of the facets on The Aggie Ring to his young son. 
Ginger Torvik and Derrik Torvik
Tae-Kwon-Do Instructors
Ginger's desire is to create an atmosphere for students that is fun, upbeat, and one that encourages excellence and good character. While in class we will focus on kicks, punches, combination routines, self-defense and weapons. Your child will gain poise, confidence, and endurance as they train hard and learn new skills. Martial Arts is a wonderful way for children to learn the discipline, hard work and patience that it takes to be successful in life.

Martha Rosenthal

Spanish Instructor

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!   

Heather Crawford
Drama Instructor 
My name is Heather Roberts and San Antonio has been my home all my life! Theater Arts has been a life long love of mine: and a gift I truly believe that came from the Lord! Since I was introduced to it over 30 years ago, it has always been my passion to incorporate my faith and theater together.
I became a Thespian my Freshman year in high school and was the President of the Drama Club at Tom.C.Clark in 1992 my senior year. I received a full Theater Arts Scholarship at Texas Lutheran College and also University of  Incarnate Word, which is where I pursued a major in Theater Arts with a minor in Theology and Ballet.
I was the Director of the Drama Ministry @ Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church for over 11 years, and lead a Troupe of 98 members on Mission Trips where we performed Christian Musicals in Del Rio for the Christmas and Easter Season. I have had the pure joy of directing actors of all ages (2 weeks old to 76 yrs old) on a professional stage, a dream come true for me. I wrote and directed several Drama sermons for our Church Services that we often performed from week to week over the years!
When I was called to home school my children. I decided to incorporated Drama into our home education, and also taught Theater Arts at SACH for 3 years.  I offered a Summer Drama Bible Camp that was very successful and taught a Series that covered pantomime, clowning, puppets, dance and acting!  I have been a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher as long as I can remember because I love children!
I have dealt with the DRAMA of raising 6 boys! It is hard to believe but we have been homeschooling almost 12 year now! I just graduated my 3rd son in May!  I am super excited about this new season at the Well and look forward to introducing your Children to Theater Arts with a LOVE for Christ at the center!

Nadine Mansour

2018-2019 Piano Instructor 

Nadine Mansour is a talented musician and educator and has traveled the world using her gift. While still in high school, Nadine was performing at international venues in places such as Aramco Dubai, Frankfurt Germany and Cairo Egypt and starred as a lead

singer for Sea World in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from the prestigious Berklee College of Music at the age of 20, Nadine set out to complete her debut album and has worked with producers and instructors such as Rodney Darkchild Jerkins (Micheal Jackson, Beyonce, Mariah Carey), Jeff Ramsey (Celine Dion, Brian McKnight) and Donna Mcelroy (Bebe and Cece Winans, Reba Mcintyre, Amy Grant). She has already recorded two albums and is working on a third EP, as well as short films and music videos. She has also led worship for several churches, served as a music minister and has recorded Christian records. Her music has been performed on many television shows such as Great Day SA, Fox News First and San Antonio Living.

Besides touring as a solo artist, she has over 10 years of teaching experience working with all ages, levels and styles. Nadine is looking forward to working with her students and helping them become the best musician they can be!

Candace Hughes

Art Instructor

I am from San Antonio, but being from a Military family, I was able to live in and experience the cultures of various countries in Europe. I had a love of art at an early age, but my love really developed during high school when given the opportunity to explore various techniques through my wonderful art teacher. After high school, I studied art at Palo Alto College for two years and then went on to obtain my Bachelors in Social Science and Education through Ashford University. I then became certified in Special Education after spending some time working with youth and adults with Autism. Throughout the years my love for the arts has continued to grow, as well as my love in teaching. I started teaching art 7 years ago in preschools, tutoring sessions, assisted living and nursing homes and in other elementary and middle schools. 

In my free time I enjoy spending time with my nieces and nephew, playing with my Guinea Pigs, and doing anything art related.

I am excited to be joining The Well and I look forward to the many wonderful masterpieces the children will be creating.

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Aubrey Cofield

Academy Instructor: Academy Creative Writing Instructor, PreK Teacher

Aubrey Cofield attained a bachelor’s degree in English Writing from The University of Pittsburgh. Her journey to professional writing started at a small Christian academy in San Antonio, Texas. Somewhere in the middle of her junior year she fell in love with writing, reading, and Christ. Since then she felt a strong calling to make writing her profession. While at The University of Pittsburgh she worked as a staff writer for The Pitt News, interned with NPR’s 90.5 WESA, and published two poems. Upon graduating she took on the role of freelance writer, securing contracts with two different publications. Since then she’s published numerous articles both creative and investigative. She took a slight break from writing to focus on the adoption of her oldest son, and shortly following became pregnant with her second little boy. After a short pause, one that held equal amounts joy and hard lessons, she’s now taking some time to focus on her passion for writing and love for teaching.

Beth Taylor

Money In The Real World Academy Instructor, Cooking Instructor, Tutoring

Beth received a degree in special education from the College of Saint Rose in Albany and became certified to teach in the state of New York. After a brief time in the classroom, she came home to raise her family, and spent more than 20 years as a homsechool mom. She has been doing private tutoring for the past seven years and has earned a reputation as an excellent tutor. She  has taught phonics, reading, math including algebra and geometry, Spanish and Hebrew, plus has done test prep for SAT and other similar tests. Beth enjoys gourmet cooking and has given classes out of her home on a number of occasions. She also loves reading and gardening. She is an active member of the San Antonio Swing Dance Society, where she acts as a financial officer and teachers classes. 

Beth loves kids and loves teaching. She hopes to make learning fun and get her students excited about what they're learning. She has four children ages 15 to 24.

Richard Garcia - Senior Team

Richard Garcia was born in Houston and from there, enlisted in the Army as a Medic. In 2007 he was transferred from Upstate New York to San Antonio to work as a healthcare specialist at BAMC before being discharged in 2010. Richard graduated from UTSA in 2013 with his bachelor's degree in economics with a minor in political science. Richard has been a member of The Well since 2015 and has offered to volunteer in many ways, including his assumed role as the "Well Watcher" by monitoring the parking lot. He also leads parent bible studies for anyone interested and is ready to lend a hand for whatever may come up. 

Jamai Duncan 
Physical Education
My name is Jamai and I moved to San Antonio in 2016 on my husband’s military orders to Lackland Air Force Base. I coach competitive gymnastics in a local gymnastics facility and children’s specialty classes at the YMCA. I have enjoyed making a difference in the lives of children throughout my 20 year career as a gymnastics coach. I have also taught cheerleading and dance. I am passionate about fitness for children and I look forward to joining The Well as a physical education instructor! I have two sweet daughters, two dogs, and two cats. My family is my world, and our favorite pastime is exploring the outdoors. We have been hiking at many State and National parks in the area and feel blessed to be stationed in such a beautiful place!

Shannon Myers - Senior Team

Assistant Director - Office Administration

Shannon has been a part of The Well since 2016. She is married and has one daughter. Shannon has earned a Bachelors in Family Life Education and an Associates in Administrative Assistant. Shannon has worked with children over 10 years primarily in a church setting running a variety of programs including Junior Bible Quiz and Girls Ministries. Also, Shannon has worked in Early Childhood for a total of three years, in every classroom from infants to the school age (5th grade). Camelot Christian Center is where she calls her church home and is involved in the children ministry.

Nicey Priestley

Founder and Administrator

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.