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 –
Mon/Tues/Wed
 
Lee Ann Sizemore –
Thurs/Friday
TWO – YEAR OLD TEAM
Landi diDonato –
M-F Teacher 
 
 
Denise Blazek –
T/Th Teacher
 
 
Penny Boykin –
MWF Teacher
 
 
Luisa Acosta –
M-F Teacher
 
Lauren Milam –
2’s Support Staff
 
 
 
 
Cheyenne Bacon –
2’s Support Staff 
 
Becky Kaiser –
2’s Support Staff
 
 
Sarah Bale 
2’s Support Staff 
 
Lilli Stryker 
2’s Support Staff
THREE – YEAR OLD TEACHERS
Jean Boutin –
T/TH Teacher
 
Lupe Driska –
M-F Teacher
Elizabeth Dunk –
M-F Teacher
 
Marie Espinosa –
MWF & T/Th Teacher
 
Danielle Willms 
MWF Teacher
PRE-K TEACHERS
Annette Leinneweber –
M-F Teacher
 
Natalie Hanel –
M-F Teacher
 
 
Kate McDonald –
MWF Teacher
Melissa Neisen –
MWF Teacher
Sara Peterson –
TTh Teacher
 
KINDERGARTEN
Kim Watterson – 
Kindergarten Teacher
  Danielle Willms –
Kindergarten Assistant
 
 
SUPPORT SQUAD
Lee Ann Sizemore 
Hall Support MTW 
Stephanie deDuFour – 
Hall Support M-F
Shellie Deringer – 
Hall Support MWF & Kinder P.E.
 
 
Janelle Huurman
Hall Support MWF
 
Cheyenne Bacon 
Hall Support Thurs
 
Landi diDonato 
Hall Support Tues/Thurs
 
Denise Blazek 
Hall Support Friday
ENRICHMENTS
Cari Coble 
Science
Contact Us
 
Pathways School 
28900 Ranch Road 12 | P.O. Box 99
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
512-858-7541