Heather Bellamy

8th Grade Science / Health / Middle School Science Department Head

Hello Legacy Family!   I am so excited and blessed to be teaching science at Legacy.  I have been married to my high school sweetheart, Marc, for over 20 years.  We have two boys at Legacy – Nathan will be in 9th grade this year, and Morgan will be in 7th grade.  I graduated Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology, and a secondary science composite teaching certificate (certified to teach any science from 6th grade to 12th grade).  I taught science (mostly chemistry) in Spring ISD for five years, before leaving the classroom for the corporate world.  I worked at a petrochemical company (mostly in supply chain) for 13 years before resigning in 2018 to spend more time with my family.  I am so grateful that Legacy affords me the opportunity to combine my love of science with my Faith!  I love being able to teach science in the context of a Creator.  It is very difficult for me to pick a favorite verse on any particular day, but two verses that are always popping into my head throughout the day are Philippians 4:8 and Romans 8:38-39 .  I also love our class verse, Romans 1:20!  I truly believe that the more we understand about science and the world around us, the clearer it becomes that there is a Divine Power behind Creation.   The order and predictability of this very complex universe undeniably points to a Creator!   My prayer is that your student’s Faith is increased and solidified through the study of science, and that they will learn to recognize God’s fingerprints in the world around them.

Amy Brown

7th/8th Computer and LEGO Robotics, High School Programming & Engineering Science, FIRST Tech Challenge Robotics, Science and Computer Science Department Head

This will be my family’s tenth year at Legacy, and I have three children who will be in 6th grade, 8th grade, and 10th grade.  I graduated with a degree in accounting and computer software engineering from the University of Alabama.  I am also a CPA (Certified Public Accountant: inactive status) and a CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor: inactive status). Following college, I worked in various technology-related positions at several companies, including Arthur Andersen, Duke Energy, and Koch Capital Markets.

Deborah Brumbaugh

High School English, SAT Prep, NHS Advisor

Born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, I briefly left Texas to attend Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Illinois. However, after only a few years I knew it was time to come home. I graduated from The University of Texas Pan American, married my husband, Scott, and had two beautiful girls, who both attend Legacy. We love traveling and going on adventures where we can enjoy the beautiful nature that God has given us. After spending 23 years in public education teaching middle school and high school English, I realized that God was leading me to something different; however, I had no idea where that might be. As I grew increasingly dissatisfied with my job, I clung to the promise in Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” One Sunday a friend at church told me about this amazing school named Legacy and the tremendous impact it had on her family. Even though I had never even heard of Legacy, I finally felt peace that this was the path for which God had been preparing me. The last few years at Legacy have been such a blessing for my family, and I can’t wait to experience all that God has planned for this year!

Melissa Carlson

Publications

This is my fourth year teaching at Legacy. I am originally from Arkansas but have lived in The Woodlands for over 33 years. I have an undergraduate degree from Baylor and an MBA from SMU. I have been married to my husband, Tom, for 33 years. We have three children – Nick (27), Andrew (24), and Rachel (21), who graduated from Legacy in 2018 and just graduated from Baylor. I was blessed to be able to stay home with my children and we are so happy we found Legacy for Rachel’s high school. I have a background in newsletter publication and love being able to work with the students to put together the yearbook here at Legacy. Isaiah 52:7 is our class verse – “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’ ”

Danielle Carmichael

Middle School Aide

Arizona native, but grew up part time in Spring, TX where I graduated high school at Sweetwater Christian Academy. I moved back to Texas with my husband and 4 children in 2016. We now reside in the Woodlands. I enjoy working part time at my church as the administrative assistant at The Church at Alden Bridge and serving the Lord in many of the ministries.

Amanda Carrico

Algebra I, High School Math Department Head, Discipleship, AIM (Abide In Me) Advisor, Turning Point USA Teacher Rep for Legacy Chapter

“Those who go out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with them.” Psalms 126:6 My husband and I have 4 beautiful children, all of whom attend or have graduated from Legacy. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Tarleton State University and am certified to teach secondary education. Except for student teaching, all of my experience has been in Christian private education. I have been both a teacher and co-teacher at Legacy since 2005. Legacy came along at just the right time. My husband and I were discussing options for our oldest child’s schooling, and I was ready to work outside the home a little more. Legacy was the perfect fit for our family in every way. My children are surrounded here by God’s Word and His people. They are getting a Biblically sound, academically exemplary education which integrates and encourages home and family. As a teacher, I am able to present higher math as the Lord intended it to be used when He chose to reveal His work to man. Math is the language of creation which enables man to subdue the earth under His Lordship, gives insight into His ways so that we may know Him, and in its furthest reaches, incites compulsory awe and worship of our Creator and King. The Lord has given me a singular goal at Legacy, to be sure that every student that passes through my door, leaves with a keen and intimate knowledge that God is faithful, and that they can hear His voice. The end of Malachi 3 has become so sweet to me. “Then those who feared the Lord talked often one to another; and the Lord listened and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him of those who reverenced and worshipfully feared the Lord and who thought on His name. ‘And they shall be Mine’, says the Lord of hosts, ‘in that day when I publicly recognize and openly declare them to be My jewels (My special possession, My peculiar treasure). And I will spare them, as a man spares his own son who serves him. Then shall you return and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him who serves God and him who does not serve Him.’”

Carolyn Cullen

High School History

Hello! My name is Carolyn Cullen. I’ve been married for four years and my husband and I have a precious one-year old girl. I received both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. I have five years of full-time teaching experience. I came to Legacy for the privilege of teaching from a Christ-centered worldview, and to teach part-time in order to have some time at home with my daughter. My favorite verse is Matthew 6:26 “Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more valuable than they?”

Monica Donaldson

High School Art

I am a native Texan who grew up in a small East Texas town. After high school graduation, I attended Sam Houston State University, graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Special Education. While at SHSU I met my husband, Todd. We found ourselves in Chicago for the next several years. While there I taught special education. We were given the opportunity to move home and did not waste any time getting back to Texas. Over the next twenty-three years I held many positions in the public education arena. In 2018, I completed a Masters Degree in Library Science from SHSU. At the end of the 2019 school year I retired from public education. Todd and I have been married for 28 years and have one son, Ross, who attends Legacy. We love being a part of the Legacy family. I enjoy travelling, art exhibits, the beach, good books, and spending time in the country. A farm girl at heart.

Brian Dunn

Discipleship

I am married to Whitney and have 3 children.  Our youngest, Samuel, was adopted from China in 2016.  I am the Small Groups Pastor at StoneBridge church and also help lead our Sunday morning worship. I began at StoneBridge back in 1998 doing Student Ministry.   I graduated as an Industrial Engineer from Georgia Tech and then later received an MDIV from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.  I have had the privilege of getting to be part of launching Hope’s Path which is a residential internship program for young men who’ve aged out of our local foster care system.  I am passionate about people developing real and authentic relationships with Christ and going from merely attending religious activities to pursuing Jesus.

Kim Dyniewski

Kindergarten

Hello Legacy Family. I am a Texas gal born and raised. My husband and I have been married for nineteen years. We have three beautiful children. My oldest recently graduated from Legacy. I also have a sophomore and a freshman in high school. This is my fourteenth year of teaching. I graduated from Texas A&M University. I also received my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from Univeristy of Phoenix.  I am so grateful to be here. I am extremely passionate about Kindergarten. The joy and energy each student brings to the classroom is infectious. I am excited for the new school year.

Catherine Eggers

Middle School English

I am a Texan through and through since I grew up in a small town near Austin. I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a B.A. in English Literature and Christ For the Nations Bible College with a certificate in Practical Theology. My teaching career spans 15 years of working with students in public and Christian schools. My husband and I married in 2003 and have 2 daughters, who will also attend Legacy this fall. In my free time I enjoy the great outdoors, helping with the children’s ministry at my church, and relaxing with my family. My passion is to lead students not only in their academic growth but to also help them discover how much the Lord loves them. I am thrilled to be back at Legacy and to be a part of what God is doing in this next generation. My life verse is Psalm 34:8, “Taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.”

Katy Evans

FOIL Director

My passion is for creating opportunities and spaces where students can feel loved, be creative, and glorify God using their individual gifts. I graduated from Texas A&M in 2009 and started teaching at Legacy in 2011. In 2015 I felt led to start a theater arts program at Legacy (which is now known as Legacy FOIL) and haven’t looked back. I love to read, joke around with my husband and 3 children, play board games with friends, and sing anywhere and anytime.

Amy Fleming

High School English, Middle School & High School English Department Head, Discipleship

A Florida native, I attended the University of Central Florida, graduating with a Literature degree. My husband, David, and I have been married for eighteen years, and we have four kids who attend Legacy. We moved to Texas nine years ago and consider it our home. I firmly believe that the study of literature significantly benefits a Christian in examining the world around him. I drink lots of coffee, read lots of books, love dark chocolate, and watch most anything with a British accent on Netflix.

Melissa Frank

Second Grade

I am excited to be apart of Legacy’s community! I have been married to a wonderful husband and father, Tim, for 15 years. We are blessed with a son (10) and daughter (8). Both of our children attend Legacy Preparatory Christian Academy and are thriving cognitively, Spiritually, and physically. I have a deep, passion for education. I graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology, with an emphasis in Child Psychology, Child Development, and Cognitive Development. I originated my calling to teach at The Woodlands Methodist School. I am, now, blessed to be able to continue my passion for education and teaching, at Legacy! My favorite Bible verse is Psalms 27:1 “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid.”

Melinda Fredricks

American Sign Language 1, 2, & 3 and Discipleship 1000

My husband and I have been married for 37 years and have been blessed with five wonderful children, three wonderful daughters-in-law and one wonderful son-in-law, and three (so far) grandchildren. Our youngest two children are graduates of Legacy. I earned Bachelor’s and Master’s of Science degrees in Education from the University of North Texas and am a certified teacher in the state of Texas. After several years teaching in the public schools, I stayed home with my children while also being involved in grassroots politics. When our youngest two children reached high school age, I returned to the classroom at Legacy and taught several classes, including sophomore and senior English. During this time, I also established Legacy’s first American Sign Language classes. I “retired” from teaching when my children graduated. After a couple years’ hiatus, I returned to Legacy to once again teach American Sign Language (ASL). My experience with Sign Language is personal. My brother, who is three years younger than I, was born Deaf, and we grew up together communicating non-verbally. I am an ASL music interpreter and co-leader of the Deaf Ministry at our church, The Ark Church in Conroe. For the past seven years, I have taught ASL classes there, as well. I am passionate that Deaf people have the opportunity to know Jesus. Currently, fewer than 3 percent of the world’s 70,000,000 Deaf persons are Christians! They are an unreached people group right in our midst! Additionally, of the 350 sign languages in the world, 95% have no Bible translation, and only one, American Sign Language, has a full translation of the Bible. I love American Sign Language, and I love my students, and I am thrilled to share this beautiful language with them!

Linda Froelich

High School Physics

I am a native Texan, born in Houston and raised in Spring. My husband, Josh and I have been married 17 years and we have one daughter, Rebekah, who will be in 8th grade. This is my family’s fifth year at Legacy, but my first year of teaching! I have a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas A&M University. After graduation, I worked at Fluor Corporation, mostly on various projects for ExxonMobil over several years. Once my daughter was born, I was blessed to be able to stay home with her. I felt the Lord has called me into teaching as I have both a passion for science and math. I am excited and looking forward to being part of the Legacy team teaching physics!

Robin Gilliam

Texas History 700, Assistant Coach Legacy Emeralds

Hi! I am so excited to teaching Texas History this year! I love all things Texas and have so much pride in our great State. I was born in Fort Benning, GA but as the saying goes “ I got to Texas as fast as I could!” My family moved to Midland, Tx when I was two months old. I graduated from Texas Tech University in 2000 with a degree in Early Childhood/Family Studies. My husband Jeremy and I have been married for 20 years and have three children, all who attend Legacy. Weston will be a senior this year, Brooklyn a sophomore, and Grant will be in 5th grade. This will be our 8th year in a University Model School and our 3rd at Legacy.  I am so grateful to have been given the opportunity to teach at Legacy! Previously I taught home economics and then moved to a school age parent educator role at South Garland HS in Garland, Tx. After we moved to Katy in 2006, I worked at Second Baptist Church as nursey coordinator for over 10 years. Having our children in a Christian school where Christ is at the center of everything we do from academics to sports to theatre productions to robotics is the biggest gift we can give our children; I am so thankful to be a small part of it. One of my favorite verses is Psalm 37:4 “ Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” God Bless Texas!

Frank Granack

High School Math, Speech, History

My life has taken on many shapes and forms since turning it over to Christ. I am a native Texan born in Sulphur-Springs, Hopkins County. After a brief stay in West Virginia, I attended Fuquay-Varina High School in North Carolina. My undergraduate studies were completed at Guilford College in Greensboro, N.C. I graduated with two bachelor degrees in 1988; Economics and Psychology. I lettered 3 years as a scholarship football player during those years. I later attended North Carolina State University and obtained a Master of Economics with a minor in statistics in 1994. My wife Jennifer and I found our way back to Texas in 2000 where we started our wonderful family. We have 4 beautiful children: Two boys, Jack 14, Sam 13, and the two girls, Frankye 11 and Reece 8. They all attend the ORHS feeder schools at this time. I have been a full-time faculty member at Lone Star College-Montgomery for the past five years, after a 15 year career in mortgage banking. Jennifer is a pre-school teacher in The Woodlands. My family enjoys all sports and are very active in football, baseball, track, swimming and volleyball. I have also spent many years as a coach for football and baseball. It is truly a blessing that I have found my way to Legacy and treat as an act of God’s will that must be followed. I am so excited to make an impression on our young men and women here. My favorite scripture is John 3:16, simply because salvation is forever possible for those that trust in Christ.

Barb Gubb

High School History, Life & Career, Discipleship

Originally from the United Kingdom, my husband and I moved to The Woodlands in 2006. Both Mark and myself are the children of pastors and have had the blessing of a lifelong relationship with Christ. We have two children, Kayley is a student at Legacy and Brandon currently attends Conroe ISD schools. I have a bachelor’s degree in history from Royal Holloway, University of London and a Masters in History from the University of Edinburgh. Teaching is my passion; I love our Legacy students and family, and getting to not only pour knowledge but the love of God into their lives each day is a joy. Personally, I love to hike, run, read, and of course drink tea! As a family, we are avid travelers, love to be outdoors, take bike rides, swim and spend quality time together.

Penny Gunn

Family Ministry Coordinator

I have had the incredible privilege of knowing Christ since childhood, and so He has been at the center of all the challenges and blessings of my life. As a child growing up in Virginia, He kindly sent the most wonderful Christian women to pour His love and wisdom into me- my precious Grandmother Ruth, my Aunt Fannie, my librarian Mrs. Harper, my teacher Miss Gross – they did not have to make time for and mentor me, but they did. They taught me to love the Lord with all that I am. The difference they made in my life was profound and could only inspire me to follow their examples of service. I studied education at Liberty University, and since 1989 I have been married to my husband, Raine. We have three grown children – Natalie, Elijah, and Levi. I served in Children’s Ministry and my husband as Youth Pastor until 2002 when God brought us to Texas to serve as Awana Missionaries. I worked from 2006-2016 in Magnolia ISD where I provided science education support. In 2018 I was so thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the God-centered science education here at Legacy. “You alone are the Lord. You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you. “Nehemiah 9:6. Now I am blessed to serve as the Family Ministry and Friday Electives Coordinator. I so enjoy my role providing support for our families and staff. I love my Savior, I love my family, I love my friends, I love my job, I love to read British literature and watch period dramas, and I love collecting interesting things from His creation. I am blessed!