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Trusted Educators

Experienced People Who Care About the Development of Your Child

Castle Creek Christian Academy is founded by experienced Christian educators who understand education, curriculum, teamwork, and administration. Most importantly, they’ve built a center that reflects the type of environment that they would want for their own children. Castle Creek and the children within are blessed to have a phenominal group of teachers who are proven to lead a team to much success. 


Tammy Fitzgerald     Director

Tammy has 35 years of experience in the early childhood field. Along with her administrative experience, Tammy has experience working directly in the classroom. She has worked with all ages, including newborns through 5th grade. She has also worked with special-needs children in many capacities. She enjoys cooking, reading, music, and spending time with her children.

Tracy Dalton    Assistant Director

Tracy came to work at Castle Creek when it opened in August of 2010. Tracy attended Leary Technical where she earned her CDA in Child Development. Tracy has been working in childcare for 25 years and absolutely loves it!

Christine Isaacs    Infant Teacher

Christine is one of our infant teachers. She has been a former elementary teacher for the past 20 years and has spent those years in kindergarten, second, and fourth grade. Christine is excited to now have the opportunity to be with the babies and get to know all of their unique personalities!

Estela Guajardo    Infant Teacher

Estela is our morning infant teacher. She has been with us for several years and loves the foundation and the morals behind Castle Creek. Estela feels blessed to be able to teach the little ones.

KayliAnna Butler    Toddler Teacher

In 2022, KayliAnna completed her high school education. Working with children has always been her passion. She enjoys helping youngsters learn about Jesus at church, participating in sporting events, and carrying out simple tasks. She is beyond thrilled to have the opportunity to work with the young children at CCCA and to show leadership by helping others around her.

Viviana Jennings    Toddler Teacher

Viviana has several years of experience in childcare and enjoys working with children of all ages. She strives to be a positive role model for them at all times. Her wish is to assist them in growing through love and appropriate guidance.

Shobha Hegde    Toddler Teacher

Shobha has a bachelor's in art and has worked with children for over 12 years. She is married and has two boys of her own. Her goal is to create a welcoming environment for the kids.

Taylor Stephens    Early Preschool Teacher

Taylor has five years of experience working in childcare. She loves being able to watch the children grow and learn new things. She feels blessed to be part of the Castle Creek family!

Lisa Broadwater    

Lisa has ten years of experience in early childhood education.
Children are an important part of her life and what she cherishes the most.

Wendy Nelson    Young Preschool Teacher

Wendy has over 18 years of experience working with children, from infants to after-schoolers. Her favorite age group is the two-to-three-year old's. She has a passion for teaching and feels blessed to join the CCCA team. Wendy feels being able to teach is one of the greatest blessings in the world. It is so much fun to be a part of children's paths of learning and watch them light up with enthusiasm.

Valarie Walker    Preschool 1 Teacher

Valarie has 23 years of experience in early childhood care. She loves teaching children and always looks forward to seeing the progress they make throughout the year. Valarie feels that encouragement and praise are very important during the informative years. She loves spending time with her husband and two sons. She enjoys church, camping, reading, and shopping, especially the flea markets and craft shows. Valarie feels blessed to be a part of the Castle Creek family.

Zion Hayes    Preschool 1 Teacher

Zion is one of the Preschool One teachers. She received a degree in Human Services from Stephen F. Austin State University. She believes that everybody can be taught to accomplish anything. Simply explain it to them in a way they can understand.

Karen Holland    Preschool 2 Teacher

Karen has been teaching for 12 years. She loves working with children and finds it a privilege to assist in the beginning steps of a child's academic, social, and spiritual life. She believes that parents and teachers communicating is a key to a child's success in life.

Gladys Cuanchiohong    Preschool 2 Teacher

Gladys' passion is teaching, and she is excited to be a part of your child's learning experience here at Castle Creek!

Heather Boothe    Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Heather has worked extensively in early childcare for over 25 years through nannying, in-home daycares, homeschooling for 10 years, teaching Bible Study Fellowship (BSF) ages 4–16 for 6 years, and children’s ministries for over 10 years. Raising her three grown children has freed her time to pour out her love of teaching by helping children grow and learn in ways that best express their personalities and development.

Camryn Perrine    Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Camryn loves how God and the Bible are used at Castle Creek. She believes that education is essential. She enjoys both arts and crafts and music. She is eager to mold the children's minds since she is aware of how important it is to do so. She thinks children learn the most when they are young.

Brett Kirby    After School Teacher

Brett is our after-school teacher. He has six years of experience as a substitute teacher and feels blessed to have the opportunity to work with children. Brett believes that the best way to teach and train a child is to lead by example.

Mireya Medrano    Head of School Food Service

Mireya is originally from Guatemala. She speaks fluent English and, of course, Spanish. She has worked in the cooking industry for 21 years, all primarily in childcare. Mireya loves children and has a servant's heart! She has worked with several of her coworkers for upwards of 15 years.

Amber Smith    Office Sub

Amber wants to make sure that every student she teaches feels welcomed and cared for at school and that she helps them get ready for their journey through life.

Shea Culbreth    Office Sub

Shea has been with Castle Creek for several years, working with the preschoolers. Teaching children has always been a passion of hers. Teaching has brought Shea much confidence, and now she is a role model for these young minds.

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