INSTRUCTORS

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Aimee Wilburn

Aimee Wilburn attended Samuel Merritt College in Oakland, California and received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. While in nursing school, Aimee was in the ROTC program at the University of California, Berkeley. Upon graduation, she was a commissioned officer and nurse in the United States Air Force. Aimee worked as a nurse for a total of 9 years, seven of those in the Air Force. During this time her love for teaching began. Educating patients was a part of her everyday work, but she also excelled in training new nurses and in developing staff educational opportunities. Aimee’s teaching started when she began homeschooling her own children. During this time, she tutored in Classical Conversations, taught second/third grade and developed training and curriculum at Gloria Deo Academy in Bulverde, and tutored children in her home. She now teaches Middle School at Grace Preparatory Academy. She has been involved in teaching students from K-8th grades for 9 years. Aimee’s passion is finding truth, goodness, and beauty in all things and creating an atmosphere for students to cultivate a lifelong love for learning.

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Robert Ambs

Mr. Ambs received a B. A. in Business and Psychology from the University of North Texas and a Master of Biblical Studies from the Tyndale Theological Seminary. He is an elder, teacher and evangelism coordinator at New Braunfels Bible Church and previously served as their Interim Youth Pastor. Mr. Ambs is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Disciple Makers Multiplied. He is also a homeschooling father and has enjoyed taking an active part of his eight children’s home education.

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Karen Hopkins

Mrs. Hopkins received a B.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, with a minor in Art, from Texas Tech University. She has enjoyed being a stay-at-home mom and homeschooling mom. She has a lifetime of experience doing various creative projects with multiple types of media, as a learner and while teaching it to others. She was the winner of Clear Creek Independent School District Logo Design Contest in 1986. The logo was made into a patch and flown on a NASA Space Shuttle Mission with an astronaut who lived in the school district. Mrs. Hopkins is the author and illustrator of Prepared for Battle, a Bible study about the armor of God. This is her first year with Grace Prep teaching Art.

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Valerie Lietz

Mrs. Lietz received her bachelor’s degree in music education from Illinois State University. She is certified to teach grades K-12 and has 20+ years teaching experience at all levels. She has led both instrumental and vocal groups and continues to teach private lessons, as well as music theory. She has led student trips to Walt Disney World to to learn Disney performance methods and to experience performing music in a professional environment. She seeks wonderful local performance opportunities for her students including pastor conferences, mayor’s prayer breakfasts, Rampage games, and Spurs games.

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June Linder

Mrs. Linder was commissioned by the United States Air Force Academy and graduated with a B.S. She served eight years as a KC-135 pilot in the U.S. Air Force. She has many years teaching experience in biology, chemistry, and physics at REACH, ENAACT, and ARTIOS home school co-operatives. Mrs. Linder has extensive experience tutoring algebra and ACT math preparation. She has 20+ years as the primary home school parent in kindergarten through high school instruction. Mrs. Linder has also enjoyed 25 years serving in AWANA ministries. Currently, Mrs. Lindner volunteers her service with Samaritan’s Purse, Bible Study Fellowship, hospice, and several medical mission trips. She is an avid runner, biker, hiker, scuba diver and Ironman triathlete.

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Brittanie Meadows

Mrs. Meadows graduated from Abilene Christian University with a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in middle school science. She has developed and taught elementary curriculum for an inner-city church outreach program. Mrs. Meadows has spent the past four summers as a teacher for a Christian summer youth camp and has helped coordinate a VBS program for several years. In addition, she has been a home school teacher for nine years. Mrs. Meadows is passionate about helping students observe, analyze and understand the world around us.

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Jessica Melott

Mrs. Melott was an active member of her student council at Sam Rayburn High School in Pasadena, Texas, and she now mentors our middle school student council. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Science from Texas A&M University in 1996 while also participating in T-Camp, Parents’ Weekend, and other student government activities. After four children and many years in healthcare marketing, she left the healthcare world to pursue homeschooling her children. Mrs. Melott and her husband have taught Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University at their home church many times and have come to understand the joy of living debt free. Mrs. Melott enjoys teaching the high school girls Sunday School class at FBCNB, reading, working out with Camp Gladiator, and all things fair-trade fashion!

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Erika Salas

Mrs. Salas received her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Universidad de Montemorelos (Montemorelos, MX). She has a specialization in Educational Psychology and spent three years teaching bilingual education at Monterrey City School in Monterrey Mexico. She has extensive experience as a Spanish tutor working with all ages of children.

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Sara Hull

Mrs. Hull graduated from Texas State University with a B.S. Education and a minor in Mathematics. She has a Lifetime Certification from TEA in teaching mathematics to grades 1 through 12. She has recently completed 21 additional hours in undergraduate science. Mrs. Hull is professionally trained in Advanced Cooperative Learning, Interdisciplinary Studies in Middle School, and Gifted and Talented Programs. She has 20 years teaching experience, including public schools, private schools, home school, and private tutoring. She has also been in leadership for 8 years in the REACH Home School Support Group and continues to support the home school community through private tutoring in math and science.