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 the music and movement teacher. Mary has a BA from Oglethorpe University and MS from University of North Texas, both in Early Childhood Education. She also has 14 years of experience as a classroom teacher and program director at Parish Episcopal School (3yrs-12th) in Dallas. Needless to say, she enjoys and has a passion for teaching preschool children and believes they deserve to be loved wholeheartedly, nurtured spiritually, challenged appropriately, and taken seriously in their school experience! In addition to her professional experience, she is also wife to my husband, Jan (of 20 years), and mom to 3 awesome kids: Isabel, Evan, and Lily. Contact Mary at mfernandez@dsumc.org

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 (20+ years) and they have 4 amazing kids: Tyler, Garrett, Hagen and Cassidy.  Contact Dominique at dpeel@dsumc.org.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANTS
    Denise Cooper – Tues/Wed/Fri
 
Lee Ann Sizemore – M/Th
TWO YEAR-OLD TEACHERS
Landi diDonato – M-F 
 
 
Denise Blazek – T/Th 
 
 
Penny Boykin – MWF
 
 
Luisa Acosta – M-F
 
Lauren Milam –
2’s Support Staff
 
 
Cheyenne Bacon –
2’s Support Staff 
 
 
Becky Kaiser –
2’s Support Staff
Sarah Bale 
2’s Support Staff 
 
THREE YEAR-OLD TEACHERS
Lupe Driska – M-F 
 
Elizabeth Dunk – M-F 
Jean Boutin – T/TH 
Marie Espinosa – MWF & T/Th 
Stephanie deDufour – MWF   
 
 
 
PRE-K (4 YR OLD) TEACHERS
Annette Leinneweber – MWF & TTh
 
Natalie Hanel – M-F
Kate McDonald – M-F
Melissa Neisen MWF
KINDERGARTEN
Kim Watterson
Kindergarten Teacher
  Danielle Willms
Kindergarten Assistant
 
 
SUPPORT SQUAD
Sara Peterson – 
Hall Support 
Shellie Deringer – 
Hall Support & Kinder P.E.
ENRICHMENTS
Cari Coble 
Science