Our Staff

Our staff intellectually challenges the students through Christian and secular curriculum. We include art, music, PE/Athletics and technology integration.  We use national achievement tests to chart the progress of the students.  We hire Christian teachers who:

  • Emphasize the worth of each student as a unique creation of God.
  • Openly share the love of Christ with students.
  • Encourage students to respect, love and obey their parents.
  • Attempt to inspire loyalty and respect for the church.
  • Attempt to inspire love for the country and and respect for authority.
  • Equip students with solid academic skills.

Richard “Bo” Keithley, M.Ed.

Head of School
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After serving churches for 30 years in pastoral positions, God called me into education where I spent 9 years in various teaching roles. My wife Nancy and I have been residents of Waller County since 2010. We are excited that we now call WCA our home as well!

“As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace.”  Ephesians 4:1-3


Katie Moore

PreK 3 and PreK 4 Teacher
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I have been married to my wonderful husband Cole Moore for three years now. We currently live in Cypress, but we both grew up in Waller. This is my second year teaching at WCA and I feel so blessed to be a part of such an amazing school. I love teaching and working with children it is truly rewarding. I love seeing them learn and getting excited when they understand something new.

“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.”  Psalm 28:7

Teshia Becker

Kinder and 1st Grade Teacher
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I grew up living in the country in Giddings, Texas.  I graduated college from Concordia University Texas in May 2013 with a degree in Elementary Education.  I got married in June 2014 to my husband Jason.  We now live in Houston and love traveling to new and different places.  I am so blessed to be here at Waller Christian Academy.  I have always had a passion for young kids and I believe it is my job not only to teach them the basics but to also help them grow up in the Christian faith.

“This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”  Psalm 118:24 

Cheryl Bowlen

2nd -4th Grade Teacher
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My name is Cheryl Bowlen and I am proud to call Waller Christian Academy my second home.     I have a BBA from Our Lady of the Lake University with specific study in HRM.  I have two beautiful daughters and an awesome husband whom I have been married to for 16 years.  I have always had a special place in my heart for children and I love to watch them learn and grow.  Three years ago I traded in my recruiting experience for teaching; with the added bonus of getting to spend more time with my own children.  I began my teaching experience at NISD where I spent three years teaching various grade levels, working long term assignments, and I am currently obtaining certification for EC6.  This is my second year of teaching at WCA and I am so excited to meet my new students!

“Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.”  Deuteronomy 32:2


Rebecca Nichols

5th-9th Grade/Math Teacher
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I grew up an “Army Brat”, so I lived all over…in Georgia, Oklahoma, and Germany when I was young. When my dad got out of the Army we settled in Decatur, TX where my grandparents and extended family are. I attended Dallas Baptist University where I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and Mathematics. I have been married to my best friend now for 20 years and we have 4 beautiful daughters. I am passionate about growing in children a love of learning, whether it be finding a favorite author, understanding fractions, or learning to study God’s Word. WCA has truly been a blessing to me and my family and I am grateful for the privilege to pour into the lives of these students.

And you must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away on a journey, when you are lying down and when you are getting up again.
Deuteronomy 6:5-7

Teri Cullen

5th-9th Grade/ELA
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I live in the Tomball area with my two daughters. Tomball has been my home since the age of 15.  Prior to attending Tomball High School, I went to Lutheran High School North and Our Savior Lutheran School in Houston.  I graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2001 with a degree in education and taught in Magnolia ISD until the birth of my youngest daughter in 2006.  Once both of my daughters started school, I returned to work subbing and finally teaching Pre-K from 2012 – 2016 prior to enthusiastically accepting my current teaching position at WCA.

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

Misty Smith

5th -9th Grade/Science
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I worked in the medical field managing three doctor’s office in Houston, Texas for 7 years before becoming a stay at home mom.  During that time, God opened a door for me to complete my bachelor’s degree through Kaplan University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in Substance Abuse.  I am currently enrolled in a Master’s of Education Program in Instructional Design through Western Governor’s University.  This is my second year to teach in a school setting, but teaching has been my calling for as long as I can remember.  God continues to guide and lead me daily, and I feel it more every day while teaching our next generation of leaders.  We have no greater influence than these young minds.

“Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear.  If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experience his perfect love.  We love each other because he loved us first.” 1 John 4:18-19

Leah Smith

Triumph Coordinator/Special Needs Director
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We are happy to announce a new addition to our staff, Mrs. Leah Smith. Mrs. Smith will be our Triumph Coordinator/Special Needs Director. She has over 15 years’ experience working with students with special needs and over 20 years of educational experience overall. She also has her Master’s Degree in school counseling. We welcome her into the WCA Family.

Brandi McGrew

Business Manager
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I am from Paris, Tennessee. I have been in Texas for over 20 years and lived in Waller for the last 11 years. My husband Mickey and I have been married for 24 years and we have 3 children. I went to Union University as an accounting major before I decided to be a homemaker for my family.  I have been an avid volunteer for my children’s classrooms and school PTO groups as well as serving on the worship team at my church. I love to sing praise and worship to the awesome God that has directed our path to Waller Christian Academy. It is a privilege to manage the business of this school so that our community can offer a Christian education to our children.

Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance. It is the Lord Christ whom you serve. (Colossians3:23-24 NASB)