Faculty

Meet Our Team

Eric Harless

Principal/Teacher

Mr. Harless has over 20 years experience in education and ministry in Illinois, Missouri, Oregon, Arizona, and now Texas. Mr. Harless served in pastoral ministry in Missouri for three years and in Oregon for 15 years, 13 of those years as a lead pastor. Mr. Harless’ work in Christian Education began in 2009 in Oregon and he eventually became the head of the Bible department before accepting a position as Spiritual Life Director in Tucson, AZ where he worked until accepting the principal’s position at Elim Christian School. Mr. Harless has been married to his wife Mindi for 25+ years and they have three daughters.

  • BA Theological Studies/Bible, Evangel University (formerly Central Bible College)
  • MSEd Curriculum and Instruction, Corban University
  • EdD Organizational Leadership (candidate), Grand Canyon University
  • ACSI Professional Educators Certificate (Secondary Bible)
  • ACSI All Levels Principal Certificate
  • Participant in ACSI site visitation teams
  • Elected to three four-year terms, Halsey, Oregon city council, city council president, and mayor pro-tem
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Jackie Gibbs

Teacher

Mrs. Gibbs left a successful career in Human Resources to follow her passion to teach and has been teaching since 2009. She loves running, assisting in coaching basketball, singing, tutoring, playing the drums and learning the electric guitar, drawing and crafts, gardening, sports, genealogy, cooking, volunteering, being outside, shopping and playing with her two daughters and of course reading. A proud native of Houstonian, she is married and has a daughter in High Scholl and another who is a nurse. Mrs. Gibbs also watches over the Gibbs’ zoo which includes dogs named Stugis and Adele, two parakeets and a rabbit named Tater Tot.

  • B.A. in Human Resource Management and Development, 1995, Our Lady of the Lake University
  • Continuing Education coursework, 1986-1993, University of Houston
  • Alternative Certification Program, Generalist and ESL, 2009, State of Texas Region IV
  • Dyslexia training through Region IV
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Sharon Shea

Teacher

Ms. Shea has 35 years in Education teaching Pre-K, Kindergarten, First Grade, and as a homeschool tutor, including 13 years in Christian Education. She enjoys singing in her church’s choir, ringing in the bell choir, and playing in the orchestra.

  • A.A., 1984, Kilgore College
  • B.A. in Education, 1986, Stephen F. Austin State University
  • Lifetime Certificate, State of Texas, Teacher of Young Children
  • ACSI Certification
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Dianne Hornor

Teacher

Mrs. Hornor has 37 years experience as a teacher in 3 countries and 5 schools, a Principal, Learning Center Coordinator, and School Consultant for educational programs. Mrs. Hornor is a wife to her husband of 30+ years, and together they have three grown children, who were home schooled while they lived overseas, and five grandchildren.

  • M.Ed. in School Leadership, 2016, Dordt College
  • B.A. in Secondary Education and English (minor in Communications), 1981, Dordt College
  • ACSI and British Columbia College of Teachers certification
  • Educational Consultant (Learning Assistance programs)
  • Contributor to Serving All Children Well: Educational Support Services in Christian Schools (2007)
  • Graduate courses in Linguistics and Literacy
  • Participant in Education Leadership Development Institute (2005)
  • Author of Study Skills course (draft form)
  • Presenter at teacher conventions (Enrichment, Differentiation) and family seminars (Study Skills)
  • Member of ACSI accreditation teams
  • All Levels Principal Certification

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