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 48 years still attend the same church they were married in.

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:
Adjunct Faculty member at Lone Star College North Harris for over 30 years


Mrs. Ford

Pre-Algebra and Monarch Online Hybrid Classes
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 working and ministering to young people through CRU (Campus Crusade for Christ) by helping to lead bible studies, retreats, and outreaches. They are very involved at Camp Peniel, a Christian camp in Marble Falls near Austin, and enjoy taking students to participate in camp there 2-3 times a year. 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 the Pre-Algebra and Monarch Online Hybrid Classes 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. She has been studying and speaking Spanish since she was in grade school. Upon graduating high school she tested out of Spanish 1 and 2 at the collegiate level, going directly into Spanish 3. She has participated in Spanish ministries and served as staff at a Spanish camp. 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


Mrs. Rohach 

Integrated English/US History 7/8, Integrated English/US History 9/10, Honors English, English 11/12
Karen Rohach is an experienced English Language Arts teacher. In her 20 plus years, she has taught 9th – 12th grades including AP Language and Composition. She was awarded Sterling High School Teacher of the Year, but her proudest achievement was being nominated by one of her students and ultimately selected as one of the Goose Creek Foundation’s Teachers of the Year.

Mrs. Rohach loves spending time with her husband, Timothy, who is a mechanical engineer.  They have two grown sons, Keith and Kaleb, and also a son, Sean, who is in fifth grade. Being described as a people-person, Mrs. Rohach enjoys working with young people.  She believes that she was led by God to find The Scholars Connection and to work within such a wonderful community.

Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and English
Master’s degree in Education


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