Meet the 2024-2025 Instructors:

Ruthie Ammons

Ruthie Ammons taught in Texas public schools for several years before her children were born, then homeschooled her 3 daughters for 21 years. She taught many homeschool classes in Katy before joining the CPC staff in 2016. Two of her daughters are married, and she now has 6 wonderful grandchildren. She has been married to Bruce for 40 years, and the two of them are active at Sugar Creek Baptist Church where Bruce is the Pastor of Guest Ministries.

Jean Choleva

Jean Choleva has many years of experience teaching a variety of music classes, and has been with CPC since 2012. She has also worked with the Preschool and Children’s Choirs at Second Baptist Church and teaches music classes at Gymboree Play & Music. Currently, she teaches private piano lessons in Houston. She is also on the Preschool Department staff at her church, were she has worked since 2004. She is married to Jeff, has 4 children & 6 grandchildren. She is a member of Second Baptist Church.

Jean Choleva

Kate Crosswhite graduated from Texas Wesleyan University with a BS in Psychology in 2015. However, her passion for helping children is what led her to substitute teaching at Fort Bend Christian Academy. While at FBCA she had the opportunity to grow in her love for education and teaching through multiple long-term substitute positions over several years. Her heart for children began early in her life and has led to many opportunities to serve in several children’s ministries as a Sunday school teacher, VBS teacher, and children’s choir teacher. Now that she is a mother, the love for her child and her love for teaching are coalescing as she now pursues homeschooling. She desires to see children grow in their love for learning and most importantly their love for The Lord. Although knowledge is of utmost importance, the application of knowledge is even more so. Therefore, her classes will always be taught through a Biblical lens as she seeks to reach the heart of her students as they grow in their understanding of the world around them and the role God has for them in it.

Paul Jozwiak

Paul Jozwiak is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Education and an M.Ed in Education—Curriculum and Instruction. He was thrilled to join CPC in 2014, as he has taught 28+ years in public schools, 3 years at Living Water Christian School, and 6+ yrs at Logos Preparatory Academy, where he taught life science, earth science, biology, IPC, and marine science. Additionally, he worked with Science Olympiad, going to national competition for 5 years. Not only did he teach sciences, he also enjoyed coaching girls basketball and track. His passion is teaching, and the best part is seeing a student realize the vastness of God’s creation and how He has placed everything in perfect order.

Sheila Kleinhenz

Sheila Kleinhenz has home schooled her children for over twenty-five years. Before staying home, she worked as an office manager for several small businesses. Sheila has been involved teaching at numerous co-ops, ministering to children and youth in various capacities within her church, as well as serving as President of GCCHS for almost five years. She founded, organized, and maintained GCCHS Student Council as a parent sponsor for another four years. Sheila received THSC’s honorable Leader of the Year award in 2012. She has enjoyed sharing the role of co-director at CPC since 2015 as well as teaching and working with students in the Leadership Development class since 2016. Sheila has a passion to see young men and women trained as servant leaders for the next generation.

Sheila Kleinhenz

Lily Kruut was born in Colombia, South America. She began her homeschool journey in 2008. Before having kids, she worked as a legal assistant for a couple of law firms and as an executive assistant for an insurance company. She has been married to her husband Thomas for 31 years and they have 4 kids and one grandbaby. Her oldest son is a paramedic and firefighter; her second oldest daughter is married and has a BA in interior design. She became a mom last year. Her third child is a Junior at A&M seeking a degree in chemistry. Her youngest daughter will be graduating from high school this year and has recently earned her Texas Vet Assistant Certification. Lily has a passion of working with kids from kindergarten through high school and has had the opportunity of teaching at various coops and tutoring privately helping other homeschool families achieve their educational goals. She has taught all levels of Spanish, as well as science and math, and worked with kids that have learning differences. She has also been active in her church, Calvary Chapel. She has volunteered to work in VBS, nursery, kids’ church, and greeting ministry. In her spare time, she enjoys participating in Women’s Bible study and traveling. She loves teaching and making a difference in her students’ lives.

Shanna LaRose Ramon

Shanna Ramon is a professional artist and homeschooling mom of three. She loves painting and art of all kinds! Shanna has taught art to her kids and to various classrooms of people throughout the years. Painting and drawing since third grade, she has always taken art classes from elementary school to college, where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Communication and Journalism. With passion and laughs, she uses art to feed her soul and loves to teach others (especially kids) to think outside the box. Visit her website at to see some of her artwork. She currently works at Painting With a Twist as an artist/instructor.

Shanna LaRose Ramon

Laura Rood is a graduate of St. Cloud State University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She has taught in several Texas public elementary schools for a total of 20 years. Teaching children is Laura’s passion. She earned the Outstanding Math Teacher of the Year Award and was the model classroom for a school district so that other professionals could learn how to teach and engage students. She is wife to Chadwick and mom to one daughter who also attends CPC. Laura is an active member of Sugar Land Bible Church where she works for the Children’s Ministry and volunteers as a Bible teacher to the 3 to 7 year old children.

Sue Stanley

Sue Stanley earned her B.S. degree in Mathematics from the University of Southern Mississippi and home schooled for 15 years. She was thrilled to join Christian Perspective Classes upon inception. ”I really enjoy working with my dear students. It is so rewarding to reveal the wonders of math and to see their faces light up when understanding dawns.”

Andrea Sylve

Andrea Sylve has taught in both public and private schools and was delighted to join CPC in 2014. She has a Master’s Degree in Education and holds the firm belief that learning best takes place when the environment is fun and engaging. Science and history are two subjects near to her heart. She says, “God reveals so much of Himself through the field of science. As we study His creation, we can deepen our understanding of our Creator. Also, the history of mankind has God’s fingerprints all over it. He loves people, and people are made to worship Him. History reveals patterns of this relationship.” Mrs. Sylve is an active member of Grace Community Bible Church in Richmond and the mother of two homeschooled children.

Ruthie Taft

Ruthie Taft has been with CPC since 2014. She graduated from Texas A&M University with a BA in Mathematics plus a Secondary Teaching Certification in Math. She taught 8th grade Pre-Algebra in the Klein school district for 5 years. She is wife to Tim and mom to four kiddos who all attend CPC and has been homeschooling since 2010. She is an active member of Sugar Land Bible Church. She also enjoys sharing the role of co-director with Sheila Kleinhenz and Andrea Sylve.

Heather Villareal

Heather Villareal joined CPC as a teacher in 2018-2019. Heather earned her BA in Counseling Ministries from East Texas Baptist University in 1997. She has teaching experience in the public school system, private school system, and homeschooled her three children all the way through (K thru 12th). Teaching children is a passion of Heather’s, and she looks forward to using that passion to help educate the students whose families choose CPC as part of their homeschool path.

Deborah Whaley

Deborah Whaley is an honors graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Biomedical Science and a Secondary Science Composite Teaching Certification. She taught 13 years in public schools, both in Texas and Virginia, where she taught Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics, and the International Baccalaureate Physics program. She shares a fascination of God’s creation with other science “geeks” and loves how God reveals Himself in all that He has made. One of her great joys is making what seems to be an intimidating subject, like Physics, become understandable and applicable. She has 4 children who she homeschooled for over 14 years and has taught at CPC since 2013.

Janet Wrenn

Janet Wrenn joined the CPC team in 2020 as its drama teacher. She has been the Drama Ministry Leader at Sugar Land Bible Church for the last eight years, directing their VBS stage performances as well as their Christmas Programs. She has also performed in multiple theatre productions over the years, which allows her to teach from both an actor and director point of view. Janet also has a background in music, having played the violin for over thirty-five years and been involved in multiple choirs and madrigals. Janet is also a published author of over fifteen books, which led her to start the Creative Writing class at CPC to help foster future authors. She has been married to Michael for twenty years, and they have one beautiful daughter, Elissa.

Kathy Zimmerman

Kathy Zimmerman has been teaching at CPC since 2010. She has a B.A. in English, 25 years homeschooling experience, and 18 years experience teaching many homeschool classes including Worldviews, English, Writing, Speech, and History, privately, at ARC, SCHOLA, CPC, and Logos. She is married to Jim, has 5 children and five precious grandchildren, and attends Sugar Creek Baptist Church.