Christina Callaway, M.A.
Director & 3rd-4th grade Math and Science
Christina Callaway was born in Manila, Philippines, and moved to Texas as a junior high student. Her experience as a young student at international schools helped her develop an appreciation for other cultures and languages. This eventually led to an adventurous career teaching in international schools in South America and the Middle East.
Christina has been in education for 14 years and has taught a variety of subjects and grade levels throughout her career. Most recently, she has served as International Baccalaureate Coordinator, Assistant Principal, and Principal in the private school sector. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Smith College and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from The George Washington University. She is fluent in Spanish and speaks conversational Portuguese and Tagalog.
Angela Bailey, B.S.
Upper Elementary Language Arts and Social Studies
"Teaching at All Nations Community School allows me to create a learning environment that is based on positive relationships, Christ-centered values, and the autonomy for children to discover their own unique gifts and talents. As a life-long learner, I strive to instill a love of learning and personal growth in children."
Angela earned a B.S. in Elementary Education from Western Michigan University. She is a Texas certified classroom teacher in grades 1-8 Generalist, grades 4-8 English Language Arts and Reading, and Early Childhood-8th grade English as a Second Language (ESL). With over 20 years of experience, Angela has taught grades 1-8 in both self-contained and language arts classrooms. She has written language arts curriculum and designed and delivered professional development sessions on reading and writing workshops in several area schools. While serving as a campus Reading/Language Arts specialist in Alief ISD and Cy-Fair ISD, she guided teachers and students in their growth and understanding of reading and writing as a process.
In recent years, Angela worked with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program as both a Primary Years Program teacher and Middle Years Program Coordinator and earned her certification as an Abydos Writing Institute Teacher Trainer.
Angela has a passion for fostering a love of learning. She is committed to building strong relationships with students and parents in order to cultivate positive learning experiences for children. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and three children.
Donna Reed, M.S.
5th and 6th grade Math and Science
Ms. Donna Reed is a Texas- and New York-certified teacher with over 35 years of experience. Over the course of her career, she has taught middle school Gifted and Talented mathematics, high school algebra, and was an adjunct professor at Sam Houston State University teaching Math Methods classes for student teachers. During the latter part of her career, she has served as College and Career Counselor at both private and public International Baccalaureate schools. She is a member of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented, as well as the National Association for College Admission Counseling.
Ms. Reed loves to read, travel, and attend Bible Study Fellowship classes. She has two grown daughters: Dr. Kristyn Reed, an optometrist in Sugarland, TX; and Ms. Michelle Reed, Honor student at UC Irvine studying for an MBA. She has been involved with the founding of ANCS since its early days of inception and has been a champion and cheerleader for our cause.
Erin Strom, M.S.
Grade 1-2 Homeroom Teacher
"I am passionate about nurturing and developing each unique child that comes into my classroom. I believe this is done through supporting, loving, and challenging each child as they grow academically, physically, socially, and emotionally."
Erin graduated from Wheaton College in Illinois with her B.A. in Christian Education. She went on to acquire her Master's degree in Elementary Education from National Louis University in Chicago. Her Illinois Professional Educator License certifies her to teach Kindergarten through 5th grade. She has a wealth of teaching experience that brings a unique perspective to education as a whole. In addition to her classroom experience, Erin has served as an after-school Program Coordinator for refugee students and reading interventionist for students acquiring English. In addition, Erin has designed curriculum that fulfills state content standards through unit and lesson plans.
Erin is passionate about impacting the world and being globally-minded. She cultivated this desire while living in Uganda, Africa. During her time in Uganda, she volunteered at Noah’s Ark School—home to over 100 orphans—teaching in their primary and secondary classrooms. In her free time, Erin enjoys playing soccer, traveling, being creative, and spending time with family and friends.
Nicole Puig-Herz, Ph.D.
Spanish Teacher and Language Program Coordinator
"I believe deeply in the transformative power of mentoring relationships and individualized instruction. My goals in the classroom always include to develop students' confidence and to prepare them for real-life cultural and linguistic situations they will encounter. At ANCS, I work hard to meet each child's needs and interests in Spanish, and I challenge them to develop their fluency in speaking, literacy, and cultural awareness.”
Dr. Nicole Puig received dual Honors Baccalaureate diplomas from Virginia Tech in Spanish and International Studies with minors in French and European Studies, and her Ph.D. in Romance Studies from Cornell University. Nicole speaks eight languages with varying levels of fluency, of which she has taught four: Spanish, Catalan, French, and English.
Nicole has nearly two decades of experience teaching language, literature, writing, cultural studies, and film. She has taught ages 4 to adult in a variety of settings: individual and small group private classes, summer intensive language for elementary students, K-5 after-school programs, community college, and undergraduate and graduate courses at Cornell University and undergraduate courses at Bryn Mawr College.
As a Cuban-American, Dr. Puig relates viscerally to the opportunities and challenges for children who are raised in families with more than one language and culture in the U.S. While at Cornell, she was thrilled to teach Spanish for Heritage Students. She has a real passion for bilingualism and bilingual education, whether for her students or for her own children, who are also multilingual. She loves encouraging even the most hesitant students to embrace language learning and to overcome hurdles.
In her spare time, Nicole enjoys reading, cooking, spending time with her family, training her rambunctious dog Bandit, and traveling. She is also passionate about women's education and health and has volunteered with Refugee Services of Texas in Houston, as well as traveled to Peru as interpreter for a local church to work with women in the Lima area selling fair trade artisan products.
Dr. Puig believes everyone can and should be exposed to at least two languages and have opportunities to engage with other cultures. The earlier the better, but it is never too late! She is incredibly excited to be joining the faculty at ANCS and to have the opportunity to contribute to expanding your children's global perspective and develop their bilingualism in Spanish.
Chelsea Swenson, B.A.
"I believe that each child has a unique perspective that is valuable to their community. Developing their artistic skills gives them the tools and methods they need to express that perspective, as well as grow in creativity, empathy and their own identity.""
Chelsea was born in California and moved to Ecuador with her family where she spent most of her formative years. She attended an international school in Quito, Ecuador for eight years and later graduated from North Park University in Chicago with a BA in both Education and Visual Arts. Chelsea has certification in Illinois and Texas as a K-8 bilingual teacher with an endorsement in Special Education. She worked as a bilingual kindergarten teacher (English/Spanish) in the Aldine school district in Humble, Texas for three years.
Chelsea has traveled to over 20 countries in her lifetime and is passionate about culture, unity in diversity, and community development. She spent some months in West Africa doing volunteer work, as well as a few weeks in Turkey and Greece. She is certified in the "First Aid Arts" curriculum which uses art therapy to bring healing to groups of people who have experienced trauma. For the last four years, she has been living and working in Madrid, Spain with a non-profit organization doing community development. Located in the most international neighborhood in Madrid, she taught art classes, assisted with English classes, and did summer camps for the neighborhood kids. She was also involved in many art events of Madrid as an artist, as well as curating an art show to raise funds for refugees. She truly believes in the power of art to bring unity, understanding, inspiration, and healing to individuals and communities.
Todd Wolfard, B.S.
"Coaching provides me the opportunity to develop youth. Social media, video games, and smart phones have broken down the ability for youth to interact socially. My goal is to meet children where they are and help them develop into well-balanced young men and women.”
Todd Wolfard graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 2000 with a B.S. in Environmental Science. He spent 12 years as a HAZMAT/Health and Safety professional.
Todd has a broad range of experience in youth development and as a sports and physical education coach. He has coached over 20 basketball teams and facilitated various basketball clinics throughout The Woodlands community. He also teaches the Homeschool PE program for the YMCA of Greater Houston.
Todd is actively involved in The Woodlands community, as well. He and his wife established a mentoring program through their local church, which provides independent living and life skills, coupled with faith-based teachings.
Todd is committed to caring for and developing local youth. His approach is centered on encouraging students to make positive and thoughtful decisions, guided by scripture.
"Where your passion for music meets practice, eventually you will be able to play music, the right way."
We are excited to partner with Play it Right as our provider for music class. The Woodlands is the first of the Play it Right schools launched in the USA. With a proud 15 years of experience in South Africa behind them, we are excited to bring you quality music education that is on par with international schools across the globe. Play it Right is a subdivision of the Campus of Performing Arts in South Africa, www.copasa.co.za