Leadership

 

Board of Trustees

  • Alan Cumming is the President of the Board of Trustees. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from LeTourneau University in Longview and a Masters of Business Administration in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Alan is with Morgan Stanley here in Tyler.
  • Mary Berry, now retired, spent 45 years in the workforce as an educator, and as an administrator in various settings, including colleges, universities, nonprofit and home health care agencies. She holds a BS in Home Economics (Alcorn State University), and an M.Ed. in Library Science and an Ed.S. in Counselor Education (Mississippi State University).
  • Cynthia Freeman is a retiree of the U.S. Postal Service working as North Texas District Operations Support where she was responsible for the East Texas 755-759 Area. She holds a business degree in Accounting from Tyler Commercial College. She moved to Tyler after graduating from Jacksonville, Tx. Cynthia is very active in the community which the Promise serves working with children youth and parents.
  • Reverend Ricky Garner is the Lead Pastor at Hope Church Tyler. He grew up in Tyler and is a product of the community Promise seeks to serve. Ricky studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and served as a senior pastor in Dallas/Fort Worth before returning to Tyler.
  • Krista Wallace is an international Christian educator and consultant. She is the founder of the Doulos Discovery School and spent 19 years in the Dominican Republic working in missions and educational development. In 2016, Krista co-founded InspirED Educational Consulting, which provides professional development and leadership coaching to faith-based schools. Krista serves on the board of directors at Promise Academy and is co-chair of Young Life Tyler.

Advisory Council

  • Price Arredondo
  • Bouquet Boulter and Fr. Matt Boulter 
  • Christie and Stanley Cofer
  • Kim and Wes Crawford
  • Dr. Andrea Ellis and The Hon. Jason Ellis
  • Roz Gooch
  • Lee and Greg Kiblinger
  • Betty and Matthew Young

Staff

Sarah Cumming

Sarah Cumming

Head of School

Sarah Cumming studied Psychology, English, and Biblical Studies at LeTourneau University. Her education background is in Christ-centered schools, 7 years of which was in an urban school, Manhattan Christian Academy in New York City. MCA is one of many successful models for Promise Academy. Sarah is also a member of the Board of Trustees.
Samuel Fuentes

Samuel Fuentes

Dean of Students

Stephanie Kennedy

Stephanie Kennedy

Office Administrator

Kindergarten Team

Diana Johnson

Diana Johnson

Kindergarten Teacher

Andrea Villapudua

Andrea Villapudua

Teaching Aide

1st Grade Team

Merritt Glanton

Merritt Glanton

1st Grade Teacher

Jazmin Alfaro

Jazmin Alfaro

Teaching Aide

2nd Grade

Gloria Johnson

Gloria Johnson

2nd Grade Teacher

3rd Grade

LaMarc Snow

LaMarc Snow

3rd Grade Teacher

Specials

Jazmin Alfaro

Jazmin Alfaro

Art Instructor

Samuel Fuentes

Samuel Fuentes

P.E. Instructor

Jessica Berry

Jessica Berry

Spanish Teacher