Academics

Faculty

FACULTY

  • Laura Anderson

    Middle School Academy Math

    Phone: 940-382-6771 x460
    Email: landerson@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering, South Dakota School of Mines; Master of Business Administration, Southern Methodist University

    Year Appointed: 2022

  • Melody Bickham

    Middle and Upper School Science

    Phone: 940-382-6771 x 440
    Email: mbickham@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry minor from University of North Texas; Science Composite Texas Certified 8-12; Master of Science in Secondary Education/Biology from Texas A&M-Commerce

    Year Appointed: 2008

  • LISA BILES

    Head of Upper Elementary
    Grades 4th-6th Language Arts

    Phone: 940-382-6771 x 200
    Email: lbiles@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of North Texas; Master of Education in Special Education from the University of North Texas

    Year Appointed: 2006

  • Blaze Bishop

    Athletic Director
    Grade K-12 Physical Education

    Phone: 940-382-6771 x 490
    Email: bbishop@selwynschool.com
    Degrees:

    Year Appointed: 2022

  • Bessie Chekunov

    Kindergarten

    Phone: 940-382-6771 x630
    Email: bchekunov@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Bachelor of Science, Speech Language Pathology and Audiology, California State University, East Bay; Master of Arts in Teaching, Elementary Education, Western Governor’s University; California Multiple Teaching Certification

    Year Appointed: 2022

  • Hana Chelberg

    Upper School Humanities

    Phone: 940-382-6771 x450
    Email: hchelberg@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, Eckerd College; Master of Arts in International Conflict Analysis, University of Kent at Canterbury

    Year Appointed: 2022

  • Rhonda Clark

    Grades 4-6 Science

    Phone: 940-382-6771, x270
    Email: rclark@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Stephen F. Austin State University; Master’s classes, Gifted and Talented, University of North Texas

    Year Appointed: 2022

  • Cheryl Lewis Dahler

    Upper School Math

    Phone: 940-382-6771 x 410
    Email: cdahler@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Plan II (Honors Liberal Arts) from the University of Texas with the equivalent of a major in Spanish and minor in French; Master of Arts in Mathematics, University of North Texas

    Year Appointed: 2004

  • Mary Gritti

    Grade 1

    Phone: 940-382-6771, x640
    Email: mgritti@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Sociology, Illinois State University; Master of Science in Social Work, The University of Illinois; Texas Teaching Certificate, Region IV

    Year Appointed: 2021

  • KATIE KINDER

    Grades 4th-6th Math

    Phone: 940-382-6771 x205
    Email: kkinder@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Austin College; Master of Arts in Teaching from Austin College

    Year Appointed: 2014

  • Benjamin Knapp

    Music Teacher

    Phone: 940-382-6771, x205
    Email: bknapp@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Bachelor of Music Education, Wheaton College; Master of Music in Choral Conducting, Michigan State University; K-12 Music Teaching Certificate, State of Michigan

    Year Appointed: 2022

  • MARY KOSEDNAR

    Head of Secondary Education
    Upper School English

    Phone: 940-382-6771 x 400
    Email: mkosednar@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in English from Midwestern State University; Texas Lifetime Secondary Teaching Certificate (6-12)

    Year Appointed: 2004

  • Shellie Lackey

    Reading Specialist

    Phone: 940-382-6771
    Email: slackey@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Education with a minor in Reading from Texas Woman’s University.  Texas certification to teach PK-8. Licensed Dyslexia Therapists, Certified Academic Language Therapists

    Year Appointed: 2021

  • Lee Lin

    Early Childhood Teacher

    Phone: 940-382-6771, x620

    Email: llin@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Maho Nursing College, Nursing and Midwife Degree; Childhood Development, Texas Womens University

    Year Appointed: 2003

  • SHEA Mallett

    Grades PK-6 Art

    Phone: 940-382-6771 x320
    Email: smallett@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design from the University of North Texas

    Year Appointed: 2009

  • Melissa Murphey

    Library and Technology Integration

    Phone: 940-382-6771 x330
    Email: mmurphey@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Arts Studies from the University of North Texas; Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Texas

    Year Appointed: 2016

  • Tracy Reynolds

    Grade 2

    Phone: 940-382-6771
    Email: treynolds@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: 

    Year Appointed: 2022

  • Maria Sanabria

    Spanish Teacher

    Phone: 940-382-6771, x470

    Email: msanabria@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Bachelor of Science from Universidad Metropolitana; Art History from Universidad Simon Bolivar; Masters in Art Museology, Universidad de Madrid

    Year Appointed: 2019

  • MELISSA SAYLER

    Head of Lower Elementary
    Grade 3

    Phone: 940-382-6771 x 210
    Email: msayler@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Bachelor of Arts in English from Texas Woman’s University

    Year Appointed: 2009

  • Morgan Swartz

    Grades 7-12 Art

    Phone: 940-382-6771 x 320
    Email: mswartz@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting, University of North Texas; Pursuing a Master of Fine Arts in Art and Ecology at the University of New Mexico

    Year Appointed: 2022

  • Seylah Williams-Bates

    Lower School Reader and Library Aide

    Phone: 940-382-6771 x 330
    Email: swilliams-bates@selwynschool.com
    Degrees: Currently enrolled at UNT in the Theatre Department

    Year Appointed: 2018

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