Pathways School Teachers & Staff

MARY FERNANDEZ, DIRECTOR
Mrs. Fernandez moved to the Dripping Springs area in 2014 where she initially began teaching at Pathways as a 3 year old teacher, and later the music and movement teacher. Mary holds a BA from Oglethorpe University and MS from University of North Texas, both in Early Childhood Education. She has 14 years of experience as a classroom teacher and program director at Parish Episcopal School in Dallas. Mrs. Fernandez believes young children should be loved wholeheartedly, nurtured spiritually, challenged appropriately, and taken seriously in their school experience! Mary feels called to serve as the Director of Pathways School and considers it an incredible honor and privilege to lead the faculty, staff, and families in this ministry. In addition to her professional experience, Mary loves to sing, dance, and have fun living life with her husband, Jan (of 20+ years), and 3 awesome kids: Isabel, Evan, and Lily.
DOMINIQUE PEEL, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Mrs. Peel grew up in Dripping Springs and began teaching at Pathways in the fall of 2010.   She has worn many hats while at Pathways, including classroom teacher, Administrative Assistant and now Assistant Director.  She has thoroughly enjoyed working alongside the dedicated and happy staff and of course the joyful children and parents we have here. No two days at school are ever the same, and watching the children grow and flourish is a joy to be involved in.   Mrs. Peel believes teaching is an extremely important profession and feels very blessed to be a part of the awesome team at Pathways School.  When not at school, Mrs. Peel enjoys anything outdoors.  She is married to Jeremy (19+ years) and they have 4 amazing kids: Tyler, Garrett, Hagen and Cassidy.
ERICA ROBINSON, ADMIN ASSISTANT
Erica grew up in the Middle East. While she enjoyed traveling and going on many adventures, she got to Texas as quickly as she could. She’s lived in Austin since 1994 and moved to Dripping Springs with her husband and two daughters in 2017. Erica worked in the high-tech marketing industry for 12 years, and recently started a new retreat and lodging business with her husband, and is also a Professional Life Coach. She loves working at Pathways School because of the caring and fun community. Her daughters, Maya and Marley, attend Pathways too and love it! 
TWO YEAR-OLD TEACHERS
Jennifer Stavros
Denise Blazek
Laura Hurlbut
Landi diDonato
Denise Cooper
 
 
 
 
 
 
THREE YEAR-OLD TEACHERS
Lupe Driska
 
Stephanie DeDufour
Greg Moon
Trish Martindale
Emily Howard
 
Kim Watterson
 
PRE-K (4 YR OLD) TEACHERS
Caroline Bradford
Natalie Hanel
Jan Rice
 
 
Miranda Heaston
Courtney Siddons
 
 
 
 
 
KINDERGARTEN
Kori Creswell – Teacher
Elizabeth Dunk – Teaching Assistant
Marilyn Koons – Reading Specialist
 
 
ENRICHMENT TEACHERS
                         Sandra Raymond – Science
                               Mary Linton – Music
SUPPORT STAFF
Wendy Bartek
Kayln Baskin
 
Tyler Peel
Shellie Deringer
 
Irma Lewis
Becky Kaiser
Raeann Simpson
Carol Thomas