Meet Our Teachers

Our teachers provide an enriched educational environment where students experience the love of learning while being appreciated as unique individuals.

Our application process seeks teachers who are experts in their fields and passionate about what they teach. All teachers in our core classes have a college degree, some also teach at a local college, several are business owners, and are involved in our community.  Our teachers love that they are able to provide hearty, interesting lessons without the regulations and constraints that exist in the world of public school… without the looming threat of standardized testing, and without the stress of multiple discipline problems in every class period.

At The Scholars Connection, we partner only with Christian teachers and staff who are active in their faith.  Background checks are performed on every administrator, teacher and substitute teacher at The Scholars Connection.

TSC teachers love being able to immerse themselves and their students completely in the learning process, and isn’t that what education is truly about?


Mrs. Eddy

Science
Mrs. Peggy Eddy is the outstanding science teacher at The Scholars Connection. With over 43 years of professional teaching experience, Mrs.  Eddy is a master in her craft. She is an exciting educator who loves what she does and shares her excitement with her students.

Born and raised in Rochester New York, Mrs. Eddy was an active member of her church where she met her husband of 48 years in the music department. They moved to Kingwood in 2003 and Mrs. Eddy retired from teaching at Aldine ISD in 2013. Her love for her craft and students brought her back into the classroom, and we are overjoyed to have Mrs. Peggy Eddy as our science teacher for another year at The Scholars Connection.

Education:
B.A. in Education and minor in music, Alma College Of Liberal Arts in Michigan
M.A. in Education, Central Michigan University

Professional Experience:
Taught in Michigan ISD
Taught in San Antonio ISD
Taught in Aldine ISD
Teacher liaison with The Space Foundation in Colorado Springs
G.R.A.C.E. Master teacher (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) at Nasa
Teacher and Presenter at The Texas Space Grant Consortium

Honors and Awards:
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2005-2006
Schell Excellence in Mentoring Award from Texas Regional Collaborative 2010


Mr. Eledge

Math
Mr. Eledge is a devoted Christian and family man. He and his wife of 50 years still attend the same church in which they were married.

Although devoted to his family and church, Mr. Eledge is a dedicated teacher to his students. He enjoys enhancing young minds with his knowledge and experience. He has been given opportunities to teach in both the public and private education sector but states, “I don’t think anywhere would be better than The Scholars Connection.” We are so blessed to have Mr. Eledge with us here at The Scholars Connection.

Education:
B.S. in Mathematics
M.S. in Mathematics
Certification to teach Mathematics, History, and Government

Professional Experience:
High School Math teacher for 19 years
Adjunct Faculty member at Lone Star College North Harris for over 30 years


Mrs. Ford

Math
Tracey Ford is a homeschool mom who has taught three of her four children at various times during the past 10 years. Prior to homeschooling, Tracey worked as a Registered Dietitian, teaching diabetic classes and working with oncology patients. She and her husband, Dwight, currently have two grown college-aged children and two boys, ages 13 and 17.

She and Dwight enjoy volunteering with CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) and Camp Peniel (a Christian camp in Marble Falls, TX).

Currently, Tracey serves on The Scholars Connection Board of Directors and desires to help make TSC an inclusive Christian environment where the student is supported academically, emotionally and spiritually. She is excited to be teaching three math levels this year and is looking forward to working with these amazing young people this next year. Her main goals are to inspire a love of learning in students and help them to see their need for a vibrant growing relationship with Jesus Christ.

Education:
B.S. in Dietetics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
M.S. in Dietetics, Texas Woman’s University, Houston, Texas


Mrs. Mahler

Interior Architecture, Bible Literacy, Spanish 1, Spanish 2
Harmony is a former professional design consultant and a former student minister. She has been teaching in various settings for 10 years. Her two primary passions are interior design and the Word of God.

She is also bilingual and has been studying and speaking Spanish since she was in grade school, and has served in Spanish ministries/camps. She feels blessed to be a part of The Scholars Connection team and work with middle and high school students.

Harmony is married to Matthew and has three sons: Noble, Sterling and Sawyer. She enjoys singing, dancing and designing her home, of course.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design
Master of Arts in Christian Education


Dr. Olges

English
Dr. Darrell G. Olges is joining our staff for the 2020-21 school year as Instructor in English and Language Arts. He will be teaching four levels of Grammar and Composition.

Dr. Olges has a long history in both academia and the business sector. He has taught college classes in Psychology, English, Humanities, History and Public Speaking, to name a few, while also serving in positions as Academic Dean and Department Chair. He is a professional musician in organ, piano and conducting and currently serves as Organist/Accompanist for his church.

Dr. Olges is pleased to be joining TSC, both for the opportunity to teach and to be an example of a believer in Jesus Christ.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Theology and Graduate Studies, Johnson Christian University
Master of Arts in Humanities and Cultural History, University of Louisville
PhD in Management and Organizational Development, University of Tennessee


Mrs. Szynkarski

Government and Economics, and F.A.C.T. – Fakenews And Critical Thinking
Mrs. Marcie Szynkarski is a licensed attorney and Certified Public Accountant with a wealth of experience in the business sector, in addition to many years of teaching. During her career, she taught accounting at St. Edwards University; represented clients in tax, bankruptcy and real estate law; liquidated failed insurance companies for the Texas Department of Insurance; prosecuted cases for the Texas Fire Marshal; and was the Director of Administration for a Texas state agency. She has taught professionally at the middle school, high school and college levels.

Mrs. Szynkarski’s true passion, however, is teaching homeschool students. In fact, The Scholars Connection was inspired by a program she and her sister started in her sister’s home. Other subjects she has taught homeschoolers over the years include Logic and Argumentation, Geometry, Pre-Algebra , Chemistry, Current Events, World History, US History, Israel, Apologetics, and Comparative Religions.

Mrs Szynkarski enthusiastically returns to her “roots” and joins the other dedicated teachers at The Scholars Connection. She is delighted to be in an environment that views life from a Biblical perspective, fosters critical thinking, and enjoys the strengths and challenges of each individual in a fun and relaxed way!

Education:
B.B.A. in Accounting, University of Wisconsin
M.B.A., J.D., University of Houston