Bracken Christian is excited to add Dance 1 to the Fine Arts program. This class is being taught by Robyn Masso. Robyn has taught in Weslaco, Mission, and Dallas, Texas. She taught in the Gifted and Talented Department, ESL, student council advisor, and was a UIL Ready Writing coach.
She graduated from Buena Vista University (Iowa) with a BA in Elementary Education, received her ESL Certification from Pan American University (Texas), and her Masters of Education, Instruction, and Teacher Leadership from Concordia University (Oregon).
Robyn and Shelley Boone helped start a dance team at Bracken last year, the BCS Bailadoras. They both enjoy working with such a wonderful group of young ladies.
Robyn is married to Mike Masso, and they have been blessed with four awesome children. Their youngest, Victoria, is a senior at Bracken.
Ms. Emily Kacyvenski (or Ms. Kaz as the kids like to call her) taught at Bracken from 2008-2012 and has returned this year to teach English, Bible, and a few other subjects. She is blessed to have a seventh grade daughter who is her sunshine! Emily has a BS degree from Jacksonville State University in language arts education and has a heart for working with kids especially girls/women. This is Ms. Kacyvenski's tenth year of teaching, and she feels very blessed that G-d brought her and her daughter back to be a part of Bracken and all that He is doing here. She enjoys swimming, hiking, exercising, and reading especially when she gets to do these with her daughter.
Mrs. Thompson comes to us from the Bulverde EMT facility north of Bracken. She has been instrumental in helping Bracken develop our EMT and cadaver programs. Mrs. Thompson is a professional educator and has a contagious and winning spirit. In addition to teaching some MS & HS art and EMT classes, she will be working full time as the marketing and promotional face of Bracken. If you don't know Mrs. Thompson, you will shortly and you will love her, and see instantly the blessing she brings to Bracken. Welcome Mrs. Thompson!
Mr. Riley has been teaching elementary PE for the past 4 years. Additionally, he has coached high school boys basket ball and served as the junior high youth minister at his church. Kevin is a 2006 graduate of Bracken Christian and 2012 from Abilene Christian University. He will be the elementary PE teacher as well as our Varsity Boys Basketball Coach. Welcome back Coach Riley!
I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 35 years. Our son is 33 and our daughter is 26. My BA is from Baylor University (Sic 'em, Bears!) and my MA is from Texas A&M-Commerce. I taught math, history and social studies in public education for 25 years. For 17 of those years, I served several churches as a bi-vocational minister. I am excited about being at Bracken Christian School to begin this chapter in my life, teaching my two passions, Bible and math.
We are blessed to have you Mr. Fahrenthold!
Eric Anderson graduated from the Oklahoma State University. He worked for the Oklahoma State football team. He was an elementary school and high school teacher in San Antonio. He has conducted seminars and trained nationally and internationally in schools and corporate companies as well as being the keynote speaker. Eric is certified in Program on Negotiation from Harvard University, certified in Integrity Systems in Phoenix Arizona, has a coaching certificate, and a Certificate in Rockefeller Habits. Mr. Anderson will be working in coordination with Sheila Kerby in the dyslexia program and will be teaching Advanced Technology for our high school classes. Welcome Mr. Anderson!
Sheila Kerby retired from public school education after 23 years of service. She completed her Bachelor's of Education Degree at the University of Texas El Paso, and received her Master's in Educational Leadership from the University of Texas Arlington. She was a classroom teacher for 11 years and a school administrator for 12 years. Currently at Bracken Christian she will be the administrator for the Dyslexia Reading Program. Sheila moved to Cibolo, Texas to be with her 3 beautiful grandchildren, 2 daughters, and their spouses. She is very excited to be at Bracken Christian School and to be a part of God's plan for our students, parents, teachers, staff, and community. She can be reached at email@example.com