Shannon Svatek

Director, Teacher

            I am thrilled to be entering my fifth year at Fellowship Academy and my twelfth year as an educator.  I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor’s degree in history.  I went to grad school at San Jose State University to receive my teaching credential.  After several years in the public-school system, I relish the opportunity to teach about Jesus in my classroom.  The best part of Fellowship Academy is the incredible support I get from the families of my students.  We work as a team.

Wesley C. Griffin

Teacher, Chaplin, School Board Predident

             Born and raised in Texas, Wes is the son of a Methodist Minister. He graduated from Uvalde High School, and entered the US Navy in 1972. Wesley married his high school sweetheart Jan Matthews in 1975, and attended the University of Texas Architecture School after being honorably discharged. Wesley received degrees in Architecture and Architectural Engineering in 1981.

               Wesley worked for the firm of Don Tew Architect after graduating, receiving his license to practice Architecture in 1984. Wes and Jan joined Hyde Park Baptist Church in Austin and made their home in Cedar Park, North Austin, and now in Liberty Hill. Wes formed a firm with his business partner Dan Jacobson in 2005, and continues to enjoy providing architectural services to schools and churches in Central Texas.

                Wes and Jan were active members of Hyde Park Baptist during the seventies and eighties, Church of the Hills in the nineties, and have been active at Fellowship Church of Liberty Hill since 2000.

                 Wes has a passion for God’s Word, and loves studying it and teaching it. His teaching experience dates back to the four-year-old classes of Sunday School at Hyde Park. He then moved to teaching seventh-grade boys. Since joining Fellowship, he has taught an adult class continually until the summer of 2017.

               “A teacher who loves their subject will communicate that love and excitement to their students.”

Tanya Aydelott

Teacher

               I am looking forward to teaching at Fellowship Academy for 4th and 5th grade. I began last year at the end of March. My teaching journey began in Leander teaching at Cornerstone Academy, a private Christian school. I did not have teaching credentials yet but after teaching my first year there I knew teaching was the profession I was called to. I taught one more year in private school before going back to school to get my masters degree in bilingual education. I taught for 8 1/2 years in public education. I have taught 5th grade for 7 1/2 years and 4th grade for 4 years. I speak and can teach in Spanish.  I am excited to freely teach students about Jesus and tie lessons back to the most important part of our lives, our spiritual walk. I have enjoyed working with parents at Fellowship and look forward to a new year working together. 

April Bryce

Teacher

              My journey as a teacher began at a very young age. I knew I wanted to be a teacher when I started Kindergarten. Over the last six years, I have taught in a public and private school setting. My passion to teach in private comes along with the ability to share God’s Word in the classroom. This is my first year with Fellowship Academy. I feel the Lord has led me directly to this school as well as the third grade.  I look forward to building rapport with the community, the staff, my students, and the parents.  I’m excited to see the plans God has for all of us.

Laura Umscheid

Teacher

                 Hi! My Name is Mrs. Laura Umscheid! I am 32 years young! I grew up in Pflugerville, Texas where I graduated from Pflugerville High School in 2004. In May of 2008, I graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education from University of Mary- Hardin Baylor. I taught for five years in the public school system before staying at home to raise my two sweet girls. I jumped back into teaching here at Fellowship Academy in 2015. I am eager to see what God has in store for us this school year! 

Pat Widner

Music Teacher

This year will mark my third year teaching Music at Fellowship Academy. I have been singing in choirs as young as five years old in church, thru my Jr. High and High School years, and currently in Singing Women of Central Texas. I began piano lessons at age 5 and starting playing for church at age 9. I taught piano lessons for 15+ years until my children came along. I look forward to the coming year with new and additional kids. We will be able to work on many new aspects of musical learning.

Terri DuBois

Teacher

“You can find magic wherever you look.
Set back and relax, all you need is a book.”
Dr. Suess.

         I am a passionate reader and this is my primary motivation for teaching. This is why I got my degree in Elementary Education from Texas A&M . I taught in public school until I became a stay-at-home mom to four lovely daughters. The daughters are now grown. This is my third year at Fellowship Academy and I am enjoying every day.

Pat Widner

Music Teacher

           This year will mark my third year teaching Music at Fellowship Academy. I have been singing in choirs as young as five years old in church, thru my Jr. High and High School years, and currently in Singing Women of Central Texas. I began piano lessons at age 5 and starting playing for church at age 9. I taught piano lessons for 15+ years until my children came along. I look forward to the coming year with new and additional kids. We will be able to work on many new aspects of musical learning.