We believe in the hands of our teachers.
We believe they are crafted with purpose and patience. We believe in their ability to empower, enable, educate, and explore. we believe they hold tight when necessary and release with grace. They clap in celebration and clasp in comfort. We believe they hold the keys to unlocking the MORE our students are capable of.
Journey School focuses on the therapeutic aspect of learning. We have both teachers and therapists on staff and approach education with flexibility and grace. We want families to work alongside teachers to accomplish and reach every child’s goals.
Hello! My name is Leanne Trott. I graduated in from Texas A&M University- Commerce with a degree in Elementary Education. In 1998, I began my teaching career in Grapevine, TX. I have taught 1st - 3rd grades in various districts around Texas. After my children were born, I began teaching part time as a reading interventionist. During the summer, I help run a summer reading program for children with special needs at my church. I believe every child has value and great purpose, therefore I am thrilled to be a part of The Journey School. I strive to see my students reach their highest potential and become all that God has called them to be. In my free time I love spending time with my family, camping, and working in my garden. I am married to my best friend, have 2 amazing children and a dog named Oreo.
Hello! My name is Ana Guerra. I recently graduated from the University of Texas at Dallas with a degree in Healthcare Studies and a focus in Occupational Therapy. My experience with Occupational Therapy has highlighted my desire to work with children, which is why I am thrilled and honored to be a part of Journey School and of God’s work here. When I am not at Journey School, I enjoy spending time with my family, organizing everything in sight, doing yoga, rock climbing, and reading.
I am a proud Virginian; born and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia. I received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with a Major in Sociology and a Minor in French Language and Culture. I also spent a semester studying at L’Universitè de Dijon as part of my university education. I have always been drawn to relationship oriented professions; but, I have found teaching to be the most rewarding career outside of being a wife and mother. I earned my Alternative Teaching Certification from Lone Star College-Kingwood and am certified in Texas to teach all subjects to students from Early Childhood to grade 6. In addition, I have earned a supplemental certification to teach English as a Second Language and am pursuing a Special Education certification as well. After teaching for Spring Independent School District, I began teaching English online through VIPKid to students in China. This opportunity allowed me to balance work and family more easily. My husband, Greg, and I are parents to five children - Emily, Clark, Taylor, Rosie, and Hayden. Hayden, who is diagnosed with autism, is also a student at Journey School. We enjoy Challenger Baseball, camping, and summer vacation on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
My name is Jennie Rothfus. I am a teachers’ aid both in Mrs. Senita’s and in Mrs. Valmain’s classrooms. I absolutely love this chance to work with students with special needs! Four summers ago, I worked at Camp Blessing Texas, a camp in Brenham, TX, for kids and adults with special needs, and during that summer, God opened my heart and eyes to a world full of joy, hope, acceptance, and love like I had never experienced before. He instilled in me a deep love and passion for children and adults with special needs and I have pursued that passion all the way till it led me here, to Journey School! In my free time, I love watching movies, especially Marvel movies, hanging out with friends, playing sports, reading, and drawing. I am very excited to work with and get to know each and every person who makes their way to our classrooms at Journey School this year!
My name is Hannah Senita. I was born and raised in Arizona. My husband and I moved to Texas in May. I graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Special Education. I taught in a public school for one year then worked at a day program for adults with special needs for 3 years. I was the program coordinator there for the transition to employment program where I taught a job skills class. During college I worked on staff at Camp Blessing Texas, a camp for kids with special needs. I have continued to go back every summer as a volunteer and was on staff there again with my husband this summer (2019). I also spent my Saturdays for several years volunteering at a therapeutic riding center helping with the equestrian team. It was such a joy. I am so happy to be a part of Journey School. All of our students are so beautiful and unique. It is an honor to be a piece of their story as I work with them each day to improve on their strengths and abilities. It is a privilege that brings me great joy to be a part of each of their journeys through life.
Hello everyone! I am so excited to be apart of Journey School. I have always loved reading so it makes sense God has put teaching on my heart. I have taught PreK-first grade in the past and enjoyed all of the different ways that children learn. This passion continued as I learned about the Son Rise Program and how our ability to see children for who they are gives them the freedom to learn in their own unique ways! When I’m not teaching, I’m probably watching an Astros game, eating ice cream, or hanging with friends. I’m looking forward to a wonderful school year!
My name is Jesse Senita, I am from Arizona. I moved to Texas in May so that I could go to school at Lone Star. I am working as a para in Mrs.Senita's classroom. I grew up around people with special needs but didn't discover my passion for the community until I worked at a day program for adults with special needs in Arizona for 2 years and then worked a summer at Camp Blessing Texas. I have been so blessed to have the opportunity to work at Journey School and am so excited to see how God uses this school to impact lives and the community.