Logic School (7th – 8th)

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Logic School (7th-8th Grades)

Meet the Logic School Faculty

Lisa Almond

Lisa Almond

Music

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.

Cherie Flanagan

Cherie Flanagan

Pre-Algebra

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.

Cathy Gay

Cathy Gay

History
Cathy Gay graduated from Texas A&M University (‘94) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Before she and her husband started their family, Cathy taught elementary school in Austin and Belton ISDs. When the time came for her oldest daughter to go to school, Cathy & her husband, Lance, decided to homeschool, as they believed they had been the primary teachers for their daughters up to that point and that the Lord would equip them to teach academics as well. Cathy enjoyed homeschooling her daughters; during that time, Cathy and her girls participated in Helping Hands Homeschool Co-op, Classical Conversations, and Tapestry of Grace Co-op. Now, Cathy and two of her daughters are at Providence (the oldest attends Stephen F. Austin State University). They all enjoy the blend of home days and school days. While not at school, Cathy loves being with her family, watching movies, traveling, and laughing as much as possible. God is so good!
Staci Geiger

Staci Geiger

English
Mandy Hedderly

Mandy Hedderly

Pre-Algebra

Mandy Hedderly graduated from UT Arlington with a Bachelors of Science in Architecture. During college, she became a Christian and began dating (and soon married) the ruggedly handsome Mitch Hedderly. Post college, Mandy worked as an architect in Waco and Arlington designing churches, schools, and hospitals. Desiring less cubicle and more family, Mandy left architecture to become a mom. After her second baby, Mandy taught and tutored math courses at Temple College. Since 2014, Mandy has taught physics, photography, and a variety of math courses, at Providence Preparatory School. Mitch and Mandy are CrossFit Trainers and attend Temple Bible Church with their four kiddos.

Mitch Hedderly

Mitch Hedderly

P.E./CrossFit and Logic

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.

Susie Leavelle

Susie Leavelle

Biology

Susie Leavelle is a graduate of Texas A&M University, College Station, TX with a Bachelor of Science in Health. Her graduate degree is a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. For over a decade, she worked as a bilingual family practice physician assistant along the Texas-Mexico border and in Irving, TX. She then worked a couple more years in an OB/Gyn practice before moving to central Texas with her husband Randy and their children, Ben and Mia. She has a passion for working with youth, as demonstrated by her joy in teaching science to Providence students and working with families in her pediatric endocrinology practice. She considers it a great privilege to educate on the amazing world and bodies that God has provided, giving glory to Him.

Jen Riddle

Jen Riddle

Art

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

Amy Rognlie

Seventh Grade English

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

Harriett Stallings

Earth Science and Physical Science

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.

Ruth Watkins

Ruth Watkins

Art

Ruth Edwards Watkins attended Sul Ross State University, Temple College, and is a graduate of UMHB. Her certifications include All Level Music, All Level Art, and Elementary Certification. She taught in the Texas public school system for thirty four years, in Hondo, Belton, and Salado. She attends First Baptist Church, Belton, and is a member of the Texas Music Educators Association. Ruth’s family includes four children, and six amazingly talented and beautiful grandchildren! Together, they love kayaking, camping, hiking, and just being together in the great outdoors. Ruth enjoys gardening, playing the ukulele, and teaching French Horn,  biking, and running in 5K races. She loves to encourage, inspire, and guide her students in the exploration and development of their talents in the area of Fine Arts. Ruth’s favorite quotation about teaching music is by Cheryl Lavender: “The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children."

Stephen Watson

Stephen Watson

Bible

Stephen Watson is a graduate of Howard Payne University and Baylor University. He has a BA in Christian Studies and a Masters of Divinity. His wife Lindsey is a dedicated co-teacher of their 4 children: Abigail, Jeremiah, Leah, and Nathaniel. Stephen has served in local churches in various roles since 1999 and has been teaching Bible at Providence since 2014. Stephen has a great love of teaching and proclaiming God's word.

Tina Winters

Tina Winters

Math

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.

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