Choose an option below to view information on what to expect for each age category.Logic School (7th-8th Grades)
Lisa Almond studied music at Baylor University, concentrating in Music Education and Academic Music Studies. As a vocalist, Lisa performed with several of the Baylor choirs including the University’s premiere show choir, Showtime! Lisa also spent many years singing in the worship ensemble at her church. As one of the founding families of Providence, Lisa and her husband, Brad, have been a part of Providence from the very beginning. They have served the school in a variety of ways during this time, and now Lisa is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve in the classroom. Lisa has a deep and abiding love of singing and of choral music (especially sacred choral music) that is simultaneously joyful, fun-loving, and reverent. She hopes to impart all of this to her students as she teaches them to hear, appreciate, and perform beautiful music. The Almond family is a very musical bunch, and their home is often filled with the sounds of hymn singing or of someone practicing the piano, drums, or guitar. In her spare time, Lisa can often be found reading a novel by Jane Austen or Dorothy Sayers, or in the kitchen brewing a fresh pot of tea and baking scones. Lisa and Brad have three children, Keylon, Rowan, and Penelope. The Almond family worships at Grace Bible Church in Killeen.
Mrs. Stacie Dietsch earned her undergraduate degree in Sociology and Justice & Policy Studies (double major) from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC and an MA in Theological Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary. While at RTS, she met her husband, Peter Dietsch, now a church planter in Killeen and an Army Reserve Chaplain stationed at Ft. Hood. The Dietsches have been active in ministry for over 20 years and have four children. They have had the privilege of homeschooling their children since 2004. Stacie has been active in the homeschool communities in GA, NJ, and Midland, TX. In Midland, she served on the board of GECO homeschool co-op for two years and was a lead teacher. Their older two sons are entering their junior years in college (Belhaven University and Grove City College). Lydia (senior) and Titus (freshman) will be entering as new students at Providence this fall. Some lesser known facts about Mrs. Dietsch:
She spent two months in Mexico City, Mexico serving as a student short-term missionary. She has also been a short-term missionary in Moscow, Russia and Baden, Austria. Mrs. Dietsch is musically talented and plays guitar, sings and writes her own songs. She was a camp counselor for the YMCA in Raleigh, NC. She has led women's, youth, and children's ministries and has worked with the homeless in Greensboro, NC, Pensacola, FL, and Orlando, FL. She loves the Lord, her family, people, music, good literature & poetry, theological discussions, and good food.
Cherie Flanagan is a graduate from Baylor University, Waco, TX with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She taught elementary and middle school math for 6 years at Waco Baptist Academy and classically homeschooled her two boys, Ryan and Timothy, until the the family joined Providence in 2011. She has taught Pre-Algebra at Providence since that time. Math is her favorite subject to teach, and she genuinely enjoys working a juicy calculus problem. Cherie is married to Tim Flanagan and they live in Salado where they own a portrait studio called Solas Gallery. Cherie and her family worship at Grace Bible Church in Killeen.
Mitch Hedderly graduated from UT Arlington in 2002 with a Bachelors of Arts in German. Mitch's post-undergraduate work involved some flying of Army helicopters in one of the more dusty parts of the world (Iraq), while his adoring wife, Mandy, always awaited his returns with tremendous longing. Mitch left active duty in 2009 to pursue a career in education. He acquired a Texas general teaching certification for pre-K through 6th, and later certified as a 6th through 12th German teacher. Mitch left a 5th grade teaching position with BISD in 2012 to focus more on their children's homeschooling. He and Mandy are proud parents to two boys (Kyler and Karsten) and two girls (Kylie Anne and Kiersten) and are both avid "CrossFitters." Shortly after Mitch started at Providence as the P.E. teacher, he branched into Latin and logic instruction and founded the school's CrossFit affiliated kids' program for logic/rhetoric students.
Tammy Null grew up in a small town in central Wisconsin, but joined the Navy while in college and spent 9 years as a Hospital Corpsman. Today she is happily married for over 27 years to her husband, Dave, a retired Army Veteran. She and her husband have two grown children, and are looking forward to being grandparents in the next few years. Tammy graduated from St. Martins University in Lacey, Washington with a BA in Psychology in 2001. She received her teaching certification for grades 4-8 in the state of Texas in 2010, with emphasis in Science and Math. Tammy taught Middle school for five years in El Paso, Texas, teaching mostly math, which is her “love and passion”! She and her husband moved to central Texas in 2016 and started building their “forever” home in Salado in 2017. Since coming to central Texas, Tammy worked with the before and after school care and teen centers on Fort Hood as a Training Specialist. Tammy is very excited to be teaching again, and looks forward to helping students navigate through math concepts. She and her husband are actively involved with Chapel Next on Fort Hood.
Jen Riddle was born and raised in Beaumont, TX. After graduating from Texas A&M University with a BBA in Marketing, she served as a missionary in Thailand for three years. She is married to her best friend, Jake, who works at The Austin Stone Community Church. Jen loves being a teacher at Providence where she is able to help students see that Jesus Christ is at the center of all things. Her ambition is aimed at opening the eyes of her students to behold the wonder of Christ through the beauty of art. When Jen is not teaching, you can find her enjoying calligraphy, watercolor painting, baking, gardening, and traveling with her husband and Goldendoodle Murphy.
Amy Rognlie is a graduate of Colorado Christian University. She is licensed to teach Middle School Language Arts and Elementary Education and has taught at both public and private schools over the last fourteen years. Amy is thrilled to begin her seventh year at Providence and is looking forward to sharing her love of literature and language with her students. Amy is also an author and recently finished writing her eighth novel. She enjoys public speaking and blogs regularly on devotional topics. Amy and her husband, Greg, have three grown sons and one sweet granddaughter, Lacey.
Harriett Stallings is a graduate from Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio with Bachelor of Science in Education degree and a minor in Natural Sciences. After college, she taught at the middle school grade level in several different fields of science including, Life Science, Physics, Chemistry, and Earth and Space Science. After five years of teaching, she decided to become a stay at home mom and home-school her two children. During her 7 years of homeschooling, Harriett taught several classes at the Helping Hands Co-op at Temple Bible Church. She is married to her best friend, Jeremy, and they live in Little River-Academy with their two amazing kids, Gillian and Harrison. In her spare time, she loves to travel, read, cook, and tap dance. She worships at Grace Bible Church in Killeen. Harriett believes that God's world, our home, is fascinating and exciting to learn about. She loves being a teacher at Providence Preparatory School where she is passionate about helping her students to love and appreciate the beauty of God's creation, our planet, our home.
Tina Winters graduated from North Texas University with a BBA. More than a decade later, she attended UMHB and completed the coursework necessary to certify to teach. She taught various mathematics courses at Belton High School during the next 23 years. While at BHS, she met and married her husband. They have two grown children and too many dogs. Joining the faculty of Providence in 2018 has been one of her greatest blessings. Tina enjoys watercolor painting, reading, and gardening during her free time.