ABOUT

Faculty and Staff

The faculty of Heritage School is one of the finest of schools in the southwest Texas region. The quality and dedication of the entire faculty and staff is remarkable. The most important emphasis of the mission-minded faculty is developing character in young people who are focused on Christ-centered, life-long learning at the highest levels in an environment where the student-to-teacher ratio averages less than 16/1.

Heritage School’s requirements for faculty are in many ways more stringent than those required by other schools. All teachers and staff are required to be of impeccable character, role models in the community, and active members of a church with the ability to profess their Christian faith openly and in writing prior to being considered for a position at Heritage.

The current faculty at Heritage averages 16+ years of experience in their area of expertise with every full-time faculty member possessing a Bachelor’s degree, at a minimum. More than 60% of the members of our current faculty have achieved advanced degrees. The majority of our teachers are state certified with some having earned multiple certifications. The most significant qualifications that we consider are a teacher’s dedication and character, expertise in their field, and commitment to life-long learning.

Heritage is dedicated to providing annual professional development opportunities for all faculty and staff that stimulate the intellect and encourage an excitement for teaching. Each year a minimum of 1%-2% of the overall operating budget is designated strictly for professional development of the faculty and staff. The love of life-long learning by our faculty instills that same core value in students preparing them to be the leaders of tomorrow.

Directors

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B.A. English/French - University of Texas, Austin
M.A. English – St. Mary’s University

Email: nancy.hierholzer@heritageschool.org

Head of School

NANCY HIERHOLZER

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B.S. Ag Economics – Texas A&M University
M.S. Land Economics & Real Estate - Texas A&M University
Post-Graduate Education Certification Program: K-8 Reading Specialist - Texas State University

Email: brad.sultemeier@heritageschool.org

Logic School Director

BRAD SULTEMEIER

Grammar School

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MELANIE BUEGELER

Pre-K

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B.S. Elementary Education - Texas A&M University, College Station

Email: rebecca.shipman@heritageschool.org

REBECCA SHIPMAN

Kindergarten

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B.S. Elementary Education - University of Memphis

Email: judy.carpenter@heritagschool.org

JUDY CARPENTER

1st Grade

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B.S. Elementary Education - Baylor University
M.A. Childhood Education - Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Email: suzanne.gray@heritageschool.org

SUZANNE GRAY

2nd Grade

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B.S. Elementary Education - University of Memphis

Email: wendy.ashley@heritageschool.org

WENDY ASHLEY

3rd Grade

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B.A English & History, Texas A&M University

michelle.holster@heritageschool.org

MICHELLE HOLSTER

4th Grade

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B.A. English - Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi
M.S. Secondary Education - Texas A&M University, Corpus Christi

Email: michelle.varwig@heritageschool.org

MICHELLE VARWIG

4th Grade

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B.A. English/Speech Communication - Midwestern State University
M.S. Applied Psychology & School Psychology - Texas A&M University, Commerce

Email: cheryl.stollenwerck@heritageschool.org

CHERYL STOLLENWERCK

5th Grade

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B.M. Music Education - University of Texas, Austin

Email: donna.vaughan@heritageschool.org

DONNA VAUGHAN

Music

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B.A Art Education, Oral Roberts University

Email: suzy.ivers@heritageschool.org

SUZETTE IVERS

Art

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B.A. Exercise Science, Schreiner University

Email: kevin.perez@heritageschool.org

KEVIN PEREZ

P.E.

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B.A. Early Childhood & Elementary Education - University of Texas, San Antonio

Email: nora.brantley@heritageschool.org

NORA BRANTLEY

Grammar School Director

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B.A. Philosophy/Spanish - UCLA
J.D. – University of Texas School of Law

Email: david.turpin@heritageschool.org

DAVID TURPIN

Rhetoric School Director

Upper School

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B.A. History & English - Texas State University
M.A. Public Administration/Justice - Golden Gate University

Email: bill.eggleston@heritageschool.org

History

BILL EGGLESTON

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B.S. Electrical Engineering - Lamar University

Email: edward.elizondo@heritageschool.org

Mathematics

EDWARD ELIZONDO

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B.E. Civil Engineering - University of Texas, Austin

Email: stephen.mackintosh@heritageschool.org

Upper School Faculty

STEPHEN MACKINTOSH

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B.S. Biomedical Science – Texas A&M University, College Station

Email: lori.pressler@heritageschool.org

Science

LORI PRESSLER

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B.A. Art Education K-12 - Texas A&M - Kingsville
Masters of Art Education - Texas Tech University

Email: suzanne.mccomack@heritageschool.org

Art

SUZANNE McCOMACK

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Bachelor of Music with Teacher Certification, Howard Payne University

Email: alicia.music@heritageschool.org

Music

ALICIA MUSIC

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B.S. English – Texas A&M University
M.S. K-8 Reading Specialist - Texas State University

Email: lisa.sultemeier@heritageschool.org

Upper School Faculty

LISA SULTEMEIER

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Email: bob.straus@heritageschool.org

Theater

BOB STRAUS

Administration

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B.A. Accounting - Texas Lutheran University
Certified Public Accountant - State of Texas

Email: teresa.basse@heritageschool.org

TERESA BASSE

Business Director

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B.B.A Finance - Texas A&M University, College Station

Email: esteban.garza@heritageschool.org

ESTEBAN GARZA

Technology & Communications Director

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B.S. Biomedical Sciences - Texas A&M University, College Station
Doctor of Medicine - Texas A&M Health & Science Center

Email: tami.given@heritageschool.org

DR. TAMI GIVEN

Athletic Director

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B.S. Behavioral Science - Hardin-Simmons University 
M.E. Sports and Recreation Management - Hardin-Simmons University 

Email: jamey.parsons@heritageschool.org

JAMEY PARSONS

Facilities Director

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JEAN SAUER

Admissions Director, Registrar

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Email: dee.schumann@heritageschool.org

DEE SCHUMANN

Front Desk