STAFF

Holly Hunt

 

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 second year at ODCS and to teach these young minds about God, along with the new curriculum.”

Holly is a member of Highridge Church.

Pre-K 3

Stephanie Singleton

 

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. 

 

Pre-K 4

Amie Rexroad

 

Amie Rexroad is an amazing Kindergarten teacher. She is excellent 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, one in Junior High and one in High School. 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 volunteer with kid's ministry.

Kindergarten

1st Grade

Hollie Criswell

 

2nd Grade

3rd Grade

4th Grade

Denise Kunkel

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 this last school year. 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 Denise and Travis and they have since served in Uganda several times. Later, God also called them to serve in India 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.  Close to $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 during their sophomore year, dated for five years, and have now been married for twenty three years. Suzanna is their older daughter, who is a senior at Graham High School and the current Bella Blues Captain.  Sarah is their younger daughter who attends Graham Junior High and is also an avid dancer and artist.  Their family has attended Oak Street Baptist Church for 12 years and has actively served in many areas of the church throughout the years.

5th - 7th Grades

Claire Meschkat

Claire is a North Texas native who lives with her husband and two 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. When not launching rockets or doing science experiments with her kids, Claire enjoys gardening, painting, and flying around the country with her family.  

STEM Coordinator

Deborah Loesch

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. 

Music Director

Trisha Hunt

 

Trisha Hunt is married to C. D. Hunt, Jr.  They have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and eight grandchildren.

 

Mrs. Hunt graduated from Midwestern State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.  She has been certified in 4th-8th Grade reading and English language arts, EC-4th Grade in general education, and ESL.  

 

Mrs. Hunt taught fourth grade while in San Antonio. They moved back to Graham because they believe it is a wonderful place to live. 

 

Mrs. Hunt is a member of Loving Baptist Church and feels blessed to have a wonderful church family.

 

Tutoring

Diane Carver

 

Born in Corsicana, TX, Diane Carver moved to Graham at age 13. Diane is married to Glen Carver and together they have 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren.

 

We first met Diane when her grandson, Christopher, attended Open Door. She eventually became our most dedicated sub for our school. She also volunteered her time quite frequently during the school year to help us with different needs. When our P.E. Teacher position opened up, she had proven from previous years that she is a reliable and dedicated patron of Open Door, so we hired her!

 

Diane worked in a local public school as an aide and substitute for 9 years. She also worked as a pastor’s secretary for several years.

 

Mrs. Carver is a member of Abundant Life Center Church and oversees the children’s department.

 

P. E. 

Kathy Josefy

Mrs. Josefy is married to Richard.  They have six children and five grandchildren.  She has taught at Open Door for eight years and a total of 15 years in Christian schools.  She has a B.S. in Education from Texas A&M and is certified in grades 1-8.  

In her spare time, she likes to travel, walk in 5Ks, wear maroon and study up on science and technology.  Her favorite thing about Open Door is receiving lots of smiles and hugs from students.

Mrs. Josefy is a member of Oak Street Baptist Church.

Librarian

LeAnn Stetson
 

 

LeAnn has been a Graham resident for eight years, moving back to Texas after traveling and living around the world.  She has one daughter who is attending Texas Tech 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 Readers' Choice Awards winner for

                     
Best School Secretary

Secretary

Principal 

Principal/Administrator  -  Brandi Menard

 

Brandi grew up in Graham and went on to graduate from Texas Christian University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. She and her husband, Richard, have 4 children, Reagan, Chloe, MaCrae, and Jack. 

Brandi received her Master of Arts in Counseling in 2010. She has taught in the classroom from Kindergarten to College at NCTC as well as a school counselor for 8 years. She also holds her License Professional Counselor (LPC) Certification through the state of Texas. 

 

Brandi's husband is the ranch manager for his family ranch in Throckmorton and Stephen Counties. Their family has a passion for being strong stewards of God's creation and the land he has blessed us with. They enjoy fishing, hunting, and playing golf with their children. 

Brandi and her family are members of Eastside Church of Christ of Graham.