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Claire is the Director of Children’s Place. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in education from Texas AM University and has over 20 years of experience teaching children across a variety of ages. Claire also holds a Master's degree in Education with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis and is a Board Certified and Licensed Behavior Analyst in the State of Texas. Claire grew up overseas and loves to travel with her husband, Tony, and their two teenage daughters Annie and Lily. Claire's passion is early childhood and works hard to make St. Andrew’s a loving and inclusive community.
Executive Director of Educational Outreach
Kelly began her time at St. Andrew’s as a young child when her parents moved to the neighborhood and enrolled her in the Mother’s Day Out program. She was very active in the youth program and remembers fondly singing in the youth choir. She received a Bachelors of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Management from the University of Houston. She worked in restaurants during college and upon graduation she took a position with the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston. In 2006, Kelly joined the board of St.Andrew’s Children’s Place and went on to serve as Board President for many years. Kelly felt the call to ministry in 2010 when she volunteered to be the interim director of children’s ministries. In 2011 she became the permanent director of Children’s ministries and oversees children from birth through 5th grade. Kelly is very passionate about her work with the children and their families, encouraging them to include Jesus in their daily lives.
Office Administrator and Registrar
Minerva has been a steadfast member of the St. Andrew's team since 2007. She started off as a teacher and worked in many different classrooms in our school. Minerva holds an Associates Degree in Early Childhood from HCC. Minerva serves as our school's registrar, office administrator, and is also our parent volunteer coordinator. Minerva loves all things Disney and Harry Potter and her early childhood passion is sensory play and encouraging teachers to use process art in the classroom.