Administration and Faculty

Senior Administration

Headmaster
Galen Hoffstadt, Headmaster – galenhoffstadt@sjes.org
B.S.in Education, Southwest Texas State University
M.A.S. in Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
M.A.S. in Supervision and Mid-Management, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Postgraduate Doctoral Studies Certification, Organizational Leadership
Nova Southeastern University
St. James Alumni Parent

Director of Academics and Admissions
Kimberly Hatridge – kimberlyhatridge@sjes.org
B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Reading and Early Childhood Specializations
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
M.S. in Supervision and Mid-Management, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Business Manager
Jane Bayarena –janebayarena@sjes.org
B.B.A. in Accounting, Texas A&M University—Kingsville

Director of Communication and Marketing
Nicole Leal – nicoleleal@sjes.org
B.A. in Communication, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
St. James Parent

Administrative Supervisor
Heather Smith – heathersmith@sjes.org
B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas A&M University-College Station
M.S. in Special Education, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Bookkeeper
Katy Nolen – katynolen@sjes.org
B.B.A. in Accounting, Texas Tech University

Administration

Facilities Director
Russell Ellis – russellellis@sjes.org

Athletic Director
R. Tommy Rios – tommyrios@sjes.org
B.S. in Technology, University of Houston

Faculty

Natalie Addkison, Primary
natalieaddkison@sjes.org
B.S. in Elementary Education, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

C.C. Alexander, Science and Language (6th)
ccalexander@sjes.org
B.S. in Education, University of Texas-Austin

Leslie Blackshear, Kindergarten
leslieblackshear@sjes.org
B.S. in Early Childhood and Family Studies, University of Louisiana
M.S.W., Louisiana State University
Alumni Parent

Maria Elena Blanco, Spanish (6th-8th)
mariablanco@sjes.org
B.S., Mississippi State University
M.A., Texas A & M University–Kingsville
Alumni Parent

Leslee Bourg, Physical Education
lesleebourg@sjes.og
B.S. in Education, University of Texas-Austin

Leslie Cortez, Teaching Assistant
lesliecortez@sjes.org

Robert Daugherty, Math (6th-8th)
robertdaugherty@sjes.org
B.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Gay deMontel, Music
gaydemontel@sjes.org
B.A. in Music Education, Southwest Texas State University
OAKE endorsed Kodály certification, UT/FAME

Kristen Dreyer, Primary School Director & Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
kristendreyer@sjes.org
B.S. in Education, Baylor University
Alumni Parent

Yadira Galindo, Primary Teaching Assistant
yadiragalindo@sjes.org

Cynthia Garcia, Spanish (Lower School)
cynthiagarcia@sjes.org
B.S. in Education, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Bilingual Certification, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
M.A.S. in Education Administration, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi

Sharon Garcia, History (7th-8th)
sharongarcia@sjes.org
B.S. in Education, Corpus Christi State University

Amanda Gonzalez, Licensing Director & Pre-Primary Teacher
amandagonzalez@sjes.org
B.A. in Psychology, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
St. James Parent

Michelle Gonzalez, Pre-Primary Teaching Assistant
michellegonzalez@sjes.org

Jennifer Gordon, Pre-Primary
jennifergordon@sjes.org
St. James Parent

Sonia Hall, Pre-Kindergarten
soniahall@sjes.org
B.A. in English, Baylor University
Early Childhood Montessori Certification, AMS
M.S. in Reading, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi (in progress)

St. James Parent

Elena Harms, Kindergarten
elenaharms@sjes.org
B.A., University of Texas-Pan American

Christy Huebner, Librarian
christyhuebner@sjes.org
B.A., Texas A&M University
M.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
St. James Parent

Amy Jacobs, Language Arts (6th-8th)
amyjacobs@sjes.org
B.S., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Au.D., Auburn University

Teresa Krell, Grade 5
teresakrell@sjes.org
B.F.A. in Fine Arts, Abilene Christian University
M.A.S. in Educational Administration, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi

Sandy McCampbell, Spiritual Formation
SandyMcCampbell@aim.com
B.S., Texas A & M University–College Station
Alumni Parent

Karen McIntire, Grade 1
karenmcintire@sjes.org 
B.A. in Theatre and Literature, The University of Dallas
M.S. in Secondary and Higher Education, Texas A & M University-Commerce
M.Ed. in Early Childhood Development, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
M.Ed. in Supervision and Mid-Management, Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi

Julia Mason, Pre-Kindergarten
juliamason@sjes.org
B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas A&M University-College Station

Jennifer Meares, Grade 1
jennifermeares@sjes.org
B.S., Louisiana State University
Alumni Parent & St. James Parent

Velma Moreno, Grade 2
velmamoreno@sjes.org
B.S. in Vocational Home Economics, Texas A&I University-Kingsville
B.S. in Elementary Education, Texas A&I University-Kingsville

Ashley Ramirez, Grade 4
ashleyramirez@sjes.org
B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Western Governors University

Julia Ruggles, Pre-K Teaching Assistant
juliaruggles@sjes.org

Mariah Silvas, Pre-Primary Teaching Assistant
mariahsilvas@sjes.org

Paula Smith, Grade 2
paulasmith@sjes.org
B.S. in Elementary Education, Baylor University
Alumni Parent

Trevor Smith, Lower School Teaching Assistant
trevorsmith@sjes.org

Carrie Stice, Grade 3
carriestice@sjes.org
B.S. in Multidisciplinary Studies with a Minor in Special Education, Texas Tech University
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, Sul Ross State University
St. James Parent

Angela Sulik, Primary
angelasulik@sjes.org
B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
St. James Parent

Meredith Waterhouse, Art & Drama
meredithwaterhouse@sjes.org
B.A., Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Alumni Parent & St. James Parent

Ralph Wedgeworth, Science (7th-8th)
ralphwedgeworth@sjes.org
B.S. in Physical Ed. with a Minor in Geology, University of Arkansas at Monticello
M.S. in Educational Administration, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
Mid-Management Certification