Faculty and Staff

Faculty 2017-2018

Principal Mrs. Thérèse Schwarz,originally from Toronto, Canada, is in her seventh year as principal of OLH. She has 20 years of experience in teaching and administration. Mrs. Schwarz received her M.A. in Educational Administration from Schreiner University and her B.S. in Education from Texas State University. schwarz@ourladyofthehills.org


Mrs. Mary Beth Bauer, a full-time faculty member, is in her fifth year at OLH after 28 years of teaching in the public schools. Mrs. Bauer holds a B.S. in Range Science from Texas A&M and is teaching Chemistry, Chemistry Pre-AP, Biology AP, Environmental Systems and Environmental Science AP. Additionally, Mrs. Bauer coaches Science for academic competition and sponsors the National Honor Society. bauer@ourladyofthehills.org


Mr. Dale Bode , a part-time faculty member and coach, has 34 years of experience. Mr. Bode teaches Physics and Physics Pre-AP and is the head baseball coach. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Mr. Bode earned a Bachelor of Science degree and a Masters of Agriculture degree. bode@ourladyofthehills.org


Ms. Ann Branton is in her fifth year at OLH as our full time librarian with over 25 years of experience. Ms. Branton came to us from The University of Southern Mississippi Library and provides library services in addition to assisting students with their research papers and college application essays, and writing grants for the Development Office.  She holds a masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Texas and a B.A. from Our Lady of the Lake University in Liberal Studies. branton@ourladyofthehills.org


Mr. Ken Davis will be teaching Principles of Engineering Design and Communication along with Algebra 1 Pre-AP. Mr. Davis holds a B.S. in Biology and Forestry from Texas A&M University and a M.S. in Microbiology from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio and has 30 years of experience teaching in the public schools. davis@ourladyofthehills.org


Dr. John DeStafney teaches Spanish 1, Spanish 2, Spanish 3, and English IV. Dr. DeStafney holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, a M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of Texas at Austin, and also a Ph.Din Comparative Literature from the University of Texas at Austin. Additionally, Dr. DeStafney sponsors the Student Council and coaches TAPPS Spanish and Literary Criticism. destafney@ourladyofthehills.org


Ms. Maureen Driscoll teaches 9th, 10th, and 11th grade Theology and serves as one of the Campus Ministers. Ms. Driscoll holds a B.A. in Education, a B.A. in Special Education with a Learning Disabilities Specialist endorsement both from Central Washington University, and has recently earned a Level III Theology certification, which is equivalent to a B.A.  Ms. Driscoll has 30 years of teaching experience and she is a full-time faculty member. Ms. Driscoll is in her ninth year at OLH and coaches TAPPS Spelling. driscoll@ourladyofthehills.org


Mrs. Janet Dugart, a part-time faculty member, joins OLH this year after 26 years in public education. Mrs. Dugart will be teaching Business Information Systems; Audio/Video Technology and Communication; and Journalism. Mrs. Dugart holds a BS in Elementary Education from the University of Houston. dugart@ourladyofthehills.org


Mrs. Lyn Gold is in her fourth year at OLH with 34 years of experience as a secondary art instructor in the public school system. In addition to being a part-time faculty member, Mrs. Gold is a practicing artist and holds a B.F.A. in Art Instruction from Sam Houston State University and a certificate from Regal School of Commercial Art in Houston. Besides teaching Art, Mrs. Gold sponsors the TAPPS art competition events. gold@ourladyofthehills.org


Mrs. Jeannie Hilsabeck is Director of Academics for OLH and teaches Algebra 2 Pre-AP, Precalculus Pre-AP, AP Statistics and AP Calculus. A member of the original faculty of OLH, Mrs. Hilsabeck has 29 years of experience. She holds a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from American College of Education, a M.A. in Educational Leadership and a M.S. in Mathematics, both from the University of Texas at San Antonio, and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas. Mrs. Hilsabeck, a full-time member of the faculty, is the TAPPS Academics and Fine Arts Director and coaches Advanced Math, Calculator, Number Sense, and TAPPS Math.  hilsabeck@ourladyofthehills.org

Mrs. Sterline Marcum teaches English I, English III, English III AP, and Theater. She sponsors the One-Act Play, Solo and Duet Acting, and Poetry and Prose Interpretation for TAPPS competitions. A full-time member of the faculty in her eighth year at OLH, Mrs. Marcum earned a B.S. in Education from Baylor University and has taught for 36 years. marcum@ourladyofthehills.org


Mrs. Susie McCalla, Counselor and Director of Admissions, is in her fifth year at OLH after 19 years of teaching and counseling in the public schools and is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. Mrs. McCalla teaches AP Psychology in addition to her other duties. She holds a M.A. in English from the University of Hawaii, a M.A. in Psychology, Guidance, and Counseling from the University of Northern Colorado, and a B.A. in History from the University of Texas. mccalla@ourladyofthehills.org


Mrs. Sue Murphy, the Project China Hope Coordinator, has 46 years of experience in education and holds a M.Ed. in Guidance with a Specialization in Secondary Psychology from Prairie View A&M University as well as a B.A. in Teaching from Sam Houston University. murphy@ourladyofthehills.org


Mrs. Bobbie Murray, a 36-year educator, teaches English II, English IV AP,  and Debate. She also sponsors Ready Writing, Persuasive Speaking, and Original Oratory for TAPPS competition. A full-time member of the faculty, Mrs. Murray is in her 10th year at OLH.  She has an M.A. in Education with Administration certification from Schreiner College, 34 graduate hours in law and philosophy from the University of Texas, and both an M.A. and a B.A. in English, Speech, and Theater Education from Northwestern State University. murray@ourladyofthehills.org


Mr. Chris Ramirez, a full-time faculty member and coach, is our Athletic Director in his sixth year at OLH. He teaches World Geography and he coaches football and boys’ basketball. Mr. Ramirez holds a B.S. in Human Services from Springfield College and an A.A.B. from Southwest Texas State University. ramirez@ourladyofthehills.org


Mr. Martin Robertson joins the OLH faculty with 16 years of experience in public education. Mr. Robertson teaches Algebra 1, Geometry, Geometry Pre-AP, Algebra 2, and Precalculus. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Arlington and a M.A. in Computer Science from Northern Iowa. robertson@ourladyofthehills.org


Mr. Stuart Schultz joins the OLH faculty with 28 years of experience in public eduction. Mr. Schultz teaches Theology III, Theology IV, and U.S. History. He holds a B.S. in Physical Education from St. Edward’s University and is a part-time employee. schultz@ourladyofthehills.org


Mr. Ron Sprott, a part-time faculty member, is in his 8th year with OLH. Mr. Sprott teaches Biology and holds a B.A. in Biology from the University of Texas. Mr. Sprott has 18 year of teaching experience earned after he retired from the U.S. Army.  sprott@ourladyofthehills.org


Mr. Thomas Woods, a full-time faculty member, is in his third year at OLH and is currently teaching Government, Economics, World History and Dual Credit U.S. History through Schreiner University. Mr. Woods holds a B.A. in History from Schreiner University and a M.Ed. in History from Texas State University. Mr. Wood coaches Social Studies and Current Events for TAPPS.  woods@ourladyofthehills.org


Judy Priour, Registrar, a full-time employee  olh@ourladyofthehills.org

Jenna Moebes, Director of Development, a full time employee  development@ourladyofthehills.org

Audra Moore, Director of Finance and Marketing, a full-time employee moore@ourladyofthehills.org

Gail Schmitt, Scholarship Coordinator   schmitt@ourladyofthehills.org


Brent Bode, Maintenance and Facilities, a full time employee