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Connect. Guide. Empower.

We are incredibly proud of our dedicated team of teachers and staff. Our diverse team is made up of teachers with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. Every one of our teachers is passionate about helping our students reach their full potential.


Our teachers are experienced in helping those with learning differences and use a compassionate, caring and creative approach to teaching. We also have a strong support staff that provides additional resources and guidance to our students and families. Our team of professionals is committed to providing a nurturing and supportive learning environment for our students.


We are dedicated to helping our students grow and reach their goals.


Executive Director

Monica Howard

Monica has been married for over 22 years to the love of her life, Trevor, and together they have 6 children along with 4 grandchildren. Her family serves together on the worship team at a vibrant and growing church where Monica leads as the Director of Worship. Above all, Monica loves Jesus and has committed to keep Him at the center of her life, family, and work.

Monica has owned and operated several small businesses and was called out of her corporate career of 17 years, where she was the Vice President of Customer Success for a prominent project management software company, to become the Executive Director of Foundations Christian Academy (FCA). She possesses tremendous skills in strategic planning and relationship building resulting in substantial revenue growth.  Monica has a proven reputation as a driven, creative, outcome focused leader that specializes in hiring the best people, growing leaders, leveraging technology to increase efficiency, building lasting relationships based on trust, and creating sticky teams. She is committed to using these skills to help bring visibility and resources to the children and families of FCA.  


Monica attended Texas A&M University and is trained in Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI). She has raised two children with learning differences and believes all children, no matter their ability or socioeconomic status deserve to be respected, included and receive a high-quality, kingdom education.

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Frances Sandoval

Ms. Frances Sandoval a graduate of University of Clear Lake brings with her 28 years of Special Education teaching experience from the Clear Creek Independent and Big Sandy Independent school districts. She has vast experience developing children from all backgrounds, including ADHD, ODD, ED, and ASD. Ms. Sandoval carries her teaching certification in the State of Texas and is a CPI certified trainer, as well as certified in Applied Behavior Analysis. Ms. Sandoval is 2 years into her MS program for Administration.

Ms. Sandoval retired from teaching in May, 2023 and moved back to Pearland to be with her daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren, ages 3 and 6. She loves Jesus and leads praise and worship at her church. For Ms. Sandoval, Christ is the center of her life and is first in all she does. She believes the Holy Spirit is her best friend and God has called her to mother the next generation for his Kingdom.


Executive Administrative Assistant

Brayden Jones

Brayden is a follower of Jesus and is married to his high school sweetheart Beth. They both attend LifePoint Church in League City and are active in ministry there. Brayden has a diverse background with a variety of skills that he brings to the Foundations team. He graduated from Texas A&M University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management with a Minor in Business. Working at Kyle Field, Moody Gardens, Irving Convention Center, and Galveston Bible Church has given him unique insight into how different teams can function and achieve great success together. Brayden has a strong team mentality and brings a cooperative energy into Foundations Christian Academy. He recently was the Executive Administrative Assistant for Galveston Bible Church’s Young Adult Ministry. He is currently attending Dallas Theological Seminary and hopes in the future to be a full-time head pastor of a God-honoring church.


1st & 2nd Grade

Carlita Brown

Mrs. Brown brings 20 years of experience in early childhood education to her role as the teacher of the 1st/2nd grade combo class at Foundations Christian Academy, where she has served for 5 years. Possessing a degree in Early Childhood Education along with CPR and TBRI certifications, Mrs. Brown is proficient in administering the Iowa Standardized Test and implementing the Abeka Curriculum. She is dedicated to creating a safe, supportive, and enriching learning environment. Outside of work, Mrs. Brown prioritizes her family and is guided by faith, having been married for over 15 years and being a proud parent of two children. The school is delighted to have her expertise and dedication as part of its faculty.


3rd Grade

Melissa Booker

Melissa Booker has spent her 25-year professional teaching career building educational foundations for neurotypical and neurodiverse children.  Melissa loves the Lord and infuses the Word of God into the lives of the children God brings into her care.   She is committed to building strong relationships and believes every child has unique and special gifts that God has called her to help develop.  She carries a Level III certification in P.I.S.D., a Level 3 certification as a Christian Mental Health Coach, C.P.I. certification in De-Escalation, T.B.R.I. certification, International Baccalaureate certification for Primary Years, and PECS certification.


4th & 5th Grade

Shellie Dodson

Shellie Dodson is a lifelong lover of learning, teaching and working with children. She has three years of experience teaching at the elementary school level. Shellie is TBRI trained and certified and she holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from San Diego State University. She is currently working towards a master's degree in elementary education.

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6th Grade, Music, & Chapel

Brent Wilson

Mr. Brent Wilson graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications and a Minor in Music. With two decades of experience Brent excels at growing well-rounded leaders and building transformative communities. His experience in middle school teaching demonstrates his ability to simplify complex subjects through creative methods, instilling confidence and genuine eagerness for learning. Drawing from his experience in mentoring students with diverse learning differences, Brent is committed to providing a well-rounded and enriching education that allows each individual student to flourish by mastering essential life skills and social understanding.

In addition to his love for education, Mr. Brents' heart beats for worship. A dedicated worship leader with a background as a touring recording artist and songwriter, he has been blessed to serve within the local church for 15 years. His commitment to the Lord not only fuels his passion for empowering students but also shapes the way he interacts with others to create an environment that reflects the love and grace he has received in Christ. Brent and his wife Sarah recently moved to the Webster area with their 12-year-old puppy, Zorro.



Alison Lawson

Ms. Alison is a dedicated paraprofessional with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science as a Radiographer from San Jacinto College. With seven years of experience, she has provided invaluable classroom support, including assistance with administrative tasks. Her greatest strength is her patience, which she uses to help students of all abilities learn and grow.


Ms. Alison has a deep commitment to working with special needs children, understanding their unique needs, and helping them reach their full potential. Outside of her professional life, she's a proud wife and mother of three boys, providing unwavering support.


Her faith is central to her life as a devoted Christian who emulates the love and compassion of Jesus. Ms. Alison believes in loving the unlovable and carries this principle into her personal and professional life. She is a dedicated mentor, role model, and a source of inspiration for her students and colleagues.


C.C.O (Chief Cuddle Officer) 


Meet Nacho, the paw-some pup who's taking Foundations Christian Academy by storm! As our Chief Cuddle Officer, Nacho is responsible for providing top-notch snuggles, tail wags, and wet nose boops to students and staff alike. When he's not busy spreading joy throughout the school, Nacho enjoys long walks, belly rubs, and chasing tennis balls.


His favorite subject in school is recess, and he's known to be a bit of a class clown. With his warm heart and goofy smile, Nacho is the perfect addition to our incredible staff team.

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