FACULTY AND STAFF
Miss Holly Hunt is a long-time Grahamite. Holly is single and has no children of her own so she keeps busy loving on other people’s kids. She has a huge heart for our 3 year olds. Open Door is thankful to have her as our PreK-3 Teacher.
Holly graduated from Graham High School and attended Midwestern State University where she graduated with a BS in Education. Holly’s hobbies are reading, scrapbooking and hanging out with family and friends.
Holly stated, “I love the Lord and all that is given to me by Him. I am excited to begin my tenth year at ODCS and to teach these young minds about God.”
Holly attends Oak Street Baptist Church.
Stephanie Singleton is full of love, creativity and excitement. She has worked with children for 27 years. She has 3 boys and 2 girls. She is the perfect teacher to bring out the creativity in your child.
Born in Graham, Ms. Stephanie has a lot of family in this area. She loves to spend time with her children and extended family. Stephanie is one of the best scrapbookers you’ll ever meet. She even teaches classes to adults on scrapbooking!
Open Door is happy to have Stephanie Singleton as one of our Pre-K teachers.
Stephanie is a member of Oak Street Baptist Church.
Sunshine comes to us with years of experience teaching and loving children. Sunny enjoys singing, crafting, travelling, and teaching children that JESUS IS REAL. Her love of teaching has been put into action at Open Door over the last 15 years (minus a couple of years she took off to travel).
Mrs. Sunny has been married to Ronnie for 26 years. They have two adult children, Haley and Ron and two precious grandchildren. Mrs. Sunny is excited to be at Open Door and ready to start teaching your precious children!
Mrs. Sunny is a member of Country Road Fellowship.
Amie Rexroad has earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Midwestern State University. She is an amazing Kindergarten teacher, excelling in teaching students higher level thinking skills.
Amie and her husband, Lacy Rexroad III, have lived in Graham for over ten years. They have 2 precious children. Their family loves to hang out together. They primarily love game nights, playing kickball and hiking.
Amie shared, “I am looking forward being with these kids, loving them and teaching them about Jesus.”
Amie is a member of Oak Street Baptist Church, where she and her husband work with kid's ministry.
Jennifer is passionate about reading and that is what makes her such a great fit for first grade. Jennifer loves being able to share her love for Christ with the children and looks forward to also sharing that love with their parents. Jennifer previously worked for GISD providing reading support for first through third grade. She was also the technology teacher at Crestview.
Jennifer and her husband, Jesse Blackmon, have lived in Graham for almost 5 years. They have four children: Adrian, Madisyn, James, and Mairyn.
Jennifer’s family are currently serving members at Oak Street Baptist Church. Jennifer’s children are very active in youth and children’s activities within the church and community.
Cristi is a 1987 graduate of GHS. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Texas Tech University. She has 18 years of teaching experience in public education, six of which were spent as a reading and dyslexia specialist. She also taught for two years in a private Christian school. She has her Master Reading Teacher Certification, which makes her a perfect fit for our first graders.
Cristi is married to Bruce, who manages a large cattle ranch and trains horses. They have two school-aged children, four grown children, and two grandchildren. Ranch life and horse shows keep the family very busy and provides many opportunities for them to work together and enjoy the outdoors. Being together with family is what they enjoy most in life.
Cristi is passionate about teaching children who they are in our Lord and helping them to learn and grow in His Word. She excited to be teaching again with a Christian curriculum and sharing the love of Christ Jesus with her students.
Cristi and her family are members of Christian Missions in Jacksboro.
Emily is a Graham native who has returned, after many years, to this wonderful town with her husband, Pete, and 3 children, Luke, Norah, and Sawyer.
She has always been passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and received her degree in Elementary Education from Stephen F. Austin State University where she also competed in Cross Country and Track and Field. She taught both 4th and 2nd grade before staying home with her children for the last 10 years.
Emily and her family lived and served in the Middle East for 6 years and are so thankful for all the Lord did in their time oversees.
Emily is a member at Redeemer Church.
Alisha graduated from Tarleton State University in 2009 and has worked with children in various capacities for years. She was previously a preschool teacher and a substitute in Weatherford and at ODCS in addition to being a Realtor for over nine years. She felt called to work with children at a young age and is passionate about making sure each child knows they are loved and created by God with a purpose, and that they each have what they need to be able to learn. She has a heart for adoption and is interested in pursuing further education into how early trauma affects a child's education and development. Her favorite subjects in school are literature and history.
Alisha and her husband, Ronnie, have been married for over nineteen years and have two children that attend ODCS. They moved to Graham in 2021 to put down roots near family after years of adventuring with the Air Force, which took them to Missouri, North Dakota, Nevada, Alaska, and Texas. Alisha likes to read, travel and enjoy nature, and is grateful to live where she can spend time with extended family. She and her family are members of Oak Street Baptist Church, where they love their community and enjoy serving together.
Ronda is a loving teacher, mother, and daughter of Christ! She is very passionate about God and his will for her family. She loves to teach and help others reach their best potential. She finds comfort in encouraging others about the word and truth. She has been in education off and on for 10 years. Previously she has taught pre-k, kindergarten, 2nd, and 4th grade. Also, she has enjoyed teaching Sunday school and Wednesday night classes at her church. She is very excited to incorporate God into education.
“And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”
Colossians 3:17 NIV
While in Stephenville, getting her education degree, she met her husband of 10 years, Zac Martin. God has blessed them with 4 beautiful children. Will, Taylor, Mattie, and Zane. All their children will be attending Open Door this coming year. They are all excited for this next adventure that God has opened for them!
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Mrs. Martin is a Registered Instructor with the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW).
Ronda attends New Hope Baptist Church in Ranger, Tx.
Michelle Ozmun holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance and Related Arts from Texas Womans University and a Bachelor of Arts in Drama from Angelo State University. She was a professor of dance at Lamar University, University of Northern Iowa and Tarrant County College-Northwest Campus. She is looking forward to teaching 4th grade at Open Door Christian School for the 23-24 school year.
Michelle is married to Cliff, pastor at Oak Street Baptist Church in Graham. They have seven children, five of which are adults. Michelle homeschooled several children (her own and others) for the past 9 years. She also has been a volunteer Sunday school teacher for 17 years.
“Even though our family only recently moved to Graham, we love it and the people here already.”
Michelle and her family are members of Oak Street Baptist Church in Graham.
Marla attended school at California State University Long Beach. She continued her studies at Northern Virginia Community College, while working as a veterinary technician. Additionally, she spent many years involved in volleyball, basketball, soccer and track and field.
After moving to Texas, she decided to pursue a position as an assistant teacher at Premier Academy in Haslet, Texas. She then married her husband, Justin, and settled in Graham. She was grateful to be a stay at home mom for several years and to later home school two of their children for a period of time. Their three beautiful children Hayden, Maddie and Wyatt, have been abundantly blessed by the opportunity to have top-notch Christ-centered education at ODCS. The Hearnes are also active members of Oak Street Baptist Church in Graham.
Marla has a passion for creative, hands-on learning in life and physical sciences and sharing how God, our Creator, is at the center of it all. While helping to foster further knowledge of Christ and servant’s hearts, she also prays to ignite the same excitement and passion for learning in her students. She aims to instill a deep understanding that they each are fearfully and wonderfully made in God’s image. That the evidence of His divine fingerprint is everywhere we look and all throughout history.
Excited and grateful for this new door that God has opened for her at ODCS, Marla looks forward to the upcoming school year and the wonderful plans He has in store!
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6.
Marla is a member of Oak Street Baptist Church.
Upper School English
Carrie Trice has a heart for children, a passion to teach, and a mission to serve and honor Jesus Christ. To pursue her passion she graduated from MSU with a bachelor degree in Education, an endorsement in Early Childhood and a minor in English. Carrie is certified to teach Pre-K through 8th grade. She previously has taught 3rd grade for GISD and prior to that has taught Jr. High English for Bryson ISD.
Carrie and her husband, Andy Trice grew up in Graham and love this community. They have 3 kids: Chandler is a Senior at Newcastle ISD, Carson is a Junior at GISD and Jacie is attending ODCS. Carrie and her family are members of First Baptist of Graham. She is also a member of Bible Study Fellowship. Carrie is looking forward to enjoying the art of teaching 5th grade and growing children in the Lord at ODCS.
Mrs. Trice is a Registered Instructor with the Institute for Excellence in Writing (IEW).
JulieAnn Gehring graduated from Graham High School and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Southwestern University. She has taught or tutored students in Math, Science, and English for several years before joining the Open Door Teaching Staff in 2023. JulieAnn believes that "everything, including all knowledge, points to God. For (her) in particular, math and science put me in awe of the Creator and orchestrator of all things, and even more so that he would make such amazing things understandable for us."
JulieAnn's family includes her husband, Stephen, and their 2 children. Their family enjoys strategy board games, hiking in the mountains, animals of all kinds, and "general goofiness". Stephen and JulieAnn have over a decade of experience in Youth Ministry, and enjoy spending time with students and their families.
JulieAnn and her family are members of Oak Street Baptist Church where Stephen serves as the Student and Counseling Pastor.
Upper School Math and Science
Denise Kunkel earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Advertising with a Minor in Marketing in 1994, and earned her Master’s Degree in Mass Communications in 1996, both from Texas Tech University. In 2000, after working as a media buyer at Camelot Strategic Marketing & Media in Dallas, Denise and her husband, Travis, decided to give up city life and move back to his roots in Young County. Denise then worked in Commercial Insurance for 18 years at Bryan Insurance Agency in Graham before God called her to switch gears and serve as a teacher at Open Door Christian School in 2019. Denise was very familiar with Open Door prior to teaching as both of her daughters attended school here from their early years through 6th grade. She had also served on the Open Door School Board for a few years prior to teaching.
Denise got her start with teaching on the mission field in 2011, teaching women in Uganda about the truths of God. From that first trip to Uganda, God ignited a passion for missions in the Kunkels and they have since served in Uganda, India and Yucatan numerous times. The example set to their family has resulted in their daughters also having a heart and love for missions, both going on mission trips and raising money for missions. Over $10,000 has been raised and donated over the last 10 years, financially aiding orphanages, pastors and schools, and drilling three water wells in both Uganda and India.
Denise and Travis met at Texas Tech and have been married 25 years. They have two daughters, Suzanna and Sarah. Their family has attended Oak Street Baptist Church since 2009 and has actively served in many areas of the church throughout the years.
Upper School Apologetics and Foreign Language
Tim Guice earned his Masters Degree at Tarleton State University. His favorite subject is history and he enjoys teaching his students how lessons from the past apply in today’s world. He is happy to be back at Open Door Christian School where he is welcome to share his faith in God.
Tim and his wife, April have been married for 16 years and have two boys. Joshua and Jonah enjoy helping care for the cattle, chickens, two dogs and garden.
Tim has been an active member of Jermyn Baptist Church for most of his life. He has served as a Deacon for 16 years and co-teaches the adult Bible Study class.
Upper School History and Science
Claire is a North Texas native who lives with her husband and three daughters in Graham. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M University and a passion for sharing her love of learning about God’s creation with kids.
After years of working in the aviation and space exploration industries, she felt called to pursue teaching. Claire co-founded Vivify STEM, a STEM education curriculum company, in 2014 and is dedicated to bringing quality STEM programming to the students of Open Door.
Claire recently completed her Masters in Education with Educational Psychology specializing in Creativity and Cognition.
When not launching rockets or doing science experiments with her kids, Claire enjoys gardening, painting, and flying around the country with her family.
Claire is a member of Redeemer Church.
Deborah Loesch is a 1989 graduate of Azle High School. She went on to graduate from the College of Music at the University of North Texas with her Bachelor degree in Music Education. She has been married to Brad Loesch for 25 years and has 3 wonderful sons. She has taught K-12 music and choir as well as private voice. She has also taught children's and youth church choirs for several years as well as serving as the interim adult choir director at FBC Lakeside. Mrs. Loesch was the Graham High School and Junior high choral director for 5 years before pursuing her private voice lessons full time. She is currently serving as a member of OSBC worship team and praise choir. Deborah (or Ms. Debbie as the kids call her) has been singing publicly since she was a child. She has a contagious passion for singing and teaching the next generation how to use their voice for God's glory.
She is active with Bible Study Fellowship of Graham and also enjoys learning and growing in her walk with the Lord. We are so excited to have her as a part of the ODCS team and I know she is eager to see what God will do with and through our school this year.
Viktoria Wankowicz will be wearing many hats as the Art Teacher and Athletic Director for our students participating in CSAF. Mrs. Wankowicz has 14 years of experience teaching and has taught locally at Bryson and Graham ISDs. She is a Boymom first and foremost to 4 boys and wife to Tim Wankowicz who works at Graham ISD as the Boys JV & Varsity Soccer Coach. You will see the whole family at the soccer fields most months out of the year, they see the team as their extended family.
The Wankowicz family attends Oak Street Baptist Church. Vikki loves to sew, garden, travel, remodel interior spaces and eat chocolate. You will see her wearing her sewn art themed garments next year. She is an enthusiastic, spirited, adventurous and passionate individual who will bring some creative fun and knowledge to Open Door.
Art / Athletic Director
Marcos graduated from Graham High School in 2020. He is currently studying to get his bachelor's degree in Health and Fitness. His favorite sport is soccer but overall enjoys being active.
Marcos has lived in Graham for over 10 years with his family. He enjoys all sports and spending time with his family and friends. Marcos attends, La Iglesia Bautista Jerusalén.
O ignoráis que vuestro cuerpo es templo del Espíritu Santo, el cual está en vosotros, el cual tenéis de Dios, y que no sois vuestros. Porque habéis sido comprados por precio; glorificad, pues, a Dios en vuestro cuerpo y en vuestro espíritu los cuales son de Dios.
1 Corintios 6:19-20
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
LeAnn has been a Graham resident for ten years, moving back to Texas after traveling and living around the world. She has one daughter who recently graduated from Texas Tech University and is now pursuing her Masters at Tarleton University.
All of her travels and experiences have been a blessing in her life, but she stays true to her faith in God wherever she is and whatever she is doing.
LeAnn is a member of Bethel Baptist Church where she is active in children's ministry.
The Graham Leader's 2017 & 2022 Readers' Choice Awards winner for
Best School Secretary
Hannah graduated from Texas Tech with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. She brings us her experience and knowledge gained from 15 years in education while working in Burleson ISD, Graham ISD, and ODCS at both the elementary and Junior High levels. She has also coached girls volleyball, basketball, and track.
Hannah lives outside of Graham with her husband, Brady, and 2 kids- Harper and Beckett. She considers education her mission field and is passionate about educating children and fostering their love and knowledge of Christ. When not teaching, Hannah loves reading, camping, gardening, decorating, and spending time with friends and family.
Hannah is a member of Oak Street Baptist Church.