Faculty and Staff

Everything listed under: humanities

  • Hunt, Michelle

    QMichelle HuntUpper School Teacher: Theology, Humanities, Greek
    MA of Biblical History and Geography at Jerusalem University College; BA in Christian Ministry at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, Belton, Texas

    Since my time at Covenant, I have thought several times, “I wish I could retake elementary through high school here!” The excitement, curiosity and joy in learning is a trait that is evident in the faculty and the students at Covenant. There is a “tight-knit family” environment at the school where support towards parents, students and faculty is primary and genuine. Discipleship and maturation in our knowledge of Christ is also at our core as a school. These traits make it a blessing to teach here!

    I love traveling and learning/experiencing new cultures. I also love trying new food, hiking (when I can find a mountain), pottery, learning more about the Bible and spending time with family and friends.

  • Neumann, Ken

    Ken NeumannUpper School Teacher: Worldview Advisor and Seminar Co-Teacher
    Completing MABTS at Knox Theological Seminary; BA in Christian Leadership and Biblical Studies at College of Biblical Studies, Houston

    I have been teaching in many areas of my life; as a martial arts instructor (over two decades of experience), and as a minister (10 years’ experience). I enjoy teaching subjects that I love, and am especially excited about teaching at Covenant Academy and being a part of this great community.

    I enjoy hanging out with my wife, Christina, and our three children on the weekends, reading 19th century Dutch theologians, and working out in my garage gym.

  • Ryan, Jimmie

    Jimmie RyanUpper School Teacher: Logic, Humanities
    BA in Creative Writing at Texas A&M University; 2007 Graduate of Providence Classical School in Spring, Texas

    I began teaching at Covenant in 2014. To be honest, the job kind of fell into my lap. Teaching wasn’t even on my radar, as I was at that time working in the Oil & Gas field while dabbling with some sports writing. Once I got to Covenant, though, I realized what it was like to be fulfilled in my work—something I had never experienced before. What I have perhaps found the most fulfilling are the relationships forged with the students; being able to get to know them on a personal level, and then guide them through all sorts of new concepts and modes of thought has been an absolute blast. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

    When I’m not teaching, you can find me at home with my wife, Mary, and our two cats, Pocket and Tumnus, typically watching whatever big sporting event is on that evening.

  • Smith, Adrian

    Adrian SmithDirector of Faculty Development
    Director of Student Life
    Upper School Teacher: Humanities
    Ph.D. (New Testament) and Th.M. (Old Testament) from Westminster Theological Seminary; B.Sc (Mathematics) from London University.

    I have been a teacher for over twenty years because I love to inspire students with my passion for learning. My conviction is that all great stories are allegories of the story of Jesus. I love to express my faith through writing, and through the dramatic performance of Scripture. I hope my classroom is a place where students find their true identity by indwelling God’s big story.

    I am married to Dawn, and we have two daughters (one adopted). I am ordained as a minister of the gospel, and regularly fill pulpits as needed.  For relaxation, I enjoy nature walks with my dog, reading children’s literature, listening to classical music, going to the theater, and watching soccer.

  • Szymanowski, Titus

    Titus SzymanowskiUpper School Literature and Mathematics Teachers
    BA in Religious Studies at Gonzaga University; 2007 Graduate of The Oaks, a Classical Christian School both in Spokane, Washington

    I teach because I want to influence students in the same way that my teachers shaped and transformed my life. I love classical Christian education because it teaches students to think for themselves and encourages them to view every aspect of their lives through the lens of a biblical worldview.

    I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, but for the past six years I have called Houston home. The community at Covenant brings life and joy to my soul. And my lovely wife, Melissa, and I are daily enriched by our relationships with Covenant families, faculty and students. When I’m not teaching, you can usually find me hanging out with my wife and son, Eli, reading a good book, golfing or watching Seahawks football!