Meet the Staff

 Meet our qualified teachers and staff members. Our backgrounds are diverse, but we all have one thing in common, we love your kids! Thank you for letting us care for them each day.

Administrative Staff

  • Champions Academy Staff Member: Miesha McBride-Smith Miesha McBride-Smith
    Assistant Director

    I have been working in childcare for over 10 years and I have experience in all age groups. I have been a part of Champions Academy since we opened in June 2014. Childcare is a fun environment and my passion has always been in managing staff in childcare that will prepare students emotionally, physically, and emotionally. I enjoy planning activities, field trips and more to see the excitement of their day. My goal is to foster each staff and child to grow in an awareness of God’s love and encourage each parent with the confidence of our program. I am the only child and I am originally from Beaumont Texas. I am a newlywed and have a Yorkshire Terrier named “Louis Vuitton”. We attend Lakewood Church and we enjoy praising the Lord.
  • Champions Academy Staff Member: Lori Strickland Lori Strickland
    Curriculum Director

    I have over 20 years of experience working in childcare and for School Districts. I have my degree is Early Childhood Education and have worked with children from Pre-K through High School. I also have experience working in the Public School Administration and as a curriculum Director. My passion has always been working with children especially in the early years to help mold their cognitive, social, emotional, physical, and language skills is very rewarding. I have been happily married for 21 years and have 3 beautiful children. I moved to Cypress, Texas 5 years ago and have been part of Champions Academy family since we opened in 2014 and have loved every minute of it.
  • Champions Academy Staff Member: Stephanie Zahra Stephanie Zahra

    Thank you for choosing to become a part of Champions Academy Family. I am committed to giving children an exceptional education every fun-filled day in a place as nurturing as home. I have been working as an Early Childhood Educator since 2003. In 2014 I decided to become a Director for Champions Academy of Cypress and I am enjoying the opportunity I was given. I moved to Houston in 2005. I am originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and I am happily married for 8 ½ years. I started working in childcare after I graduated High School and I have experience in Infants through School Age. I taught in all age groups for 10 years, but the main classrooms I taught was Infants and Toddlers. My goal for Champions Academy is to always improve and be the best Preschool in Cypress, Texas.

Support Staff

  • Champions Academy Staff Member: Monique Bacon Monique Bacon

    I have worked at Champions Academy for 2 years and it has been pretty awesome! I have never worked in a Preschool setting and it is great to see the patience and diligence the teachers express. I enjoy watching the children grow into their character and personalities. I like to hear about their adventures and the things they have learned throughout their day. My hobbies are reading a good book, traveling, and spending time with my son.
  • Champions Academy Staff Member: Charles Martinez Charles Martinez
    Transportation Specialist

    I am a Retired United States Navy. I have worked in the industry as a Machinist and High Pressure Welder. I have also worked as a Bus Driver for a few well named schools in our area. I have been employed with Champions Academy since September 2014. My hobbies are collective challenge coins and cruising.

Our Teachers

  • Champions Academy Staff Member: Lacey Ballew Lacey Ballew
    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    I have more than six years of experience in childcare working with all ages. The past 2 years in Pre-Kindergarten and 3 years working as an Assistant Director at another center in Corpus Christi. I have been working with Champions Academy for 2 years. I moved to Houston 2 years ago with my husband and dog Sweetie! Teaching has always been a passion of mine. I am so blessed to be able to do what I love every day. The consistent excitement in the classroom whether it’s learning new material or finally grasping a concept we have worked on in the classroom sparks my passion for teaching children. My favorite colors are green, turquoise, and maroon. In my spare time I love being outdoors or doing DIY projects. Our classroom goals are to be prepared in all aspects of leaning to succeed in the years to come!
  • Champions Academy Staff Member: Tina Carrier Tina Carrier
    School-Age Teacher

    I have worked in childcare for over 6 years and I have my heart set on working with the children for whatever they need. I like working with children because they are so cute and lovable. I like teaching children things they love to do in order to be happy and enjoy being in a school. I have been married for 22 years to a wonderful man and we have 2 beautiful daughters. My goal for the classroom are to keep it clean and noticeable for parents to see art work that their child completed and just making the children love coming to school.
  • Champions Academy Staff Member: Michelle Chavez Michelle Chavez
    3A Teacher

    I have been working with children for 2 years. I love teaching and guiding children in the right path to success. I have a daughter named Eileen and she is my pride and joy. I love walking with my daughter. I love coming to work and seeing each child and trying to brighten their day. I love to see and hear that they have learned something I have taught them. My goal for the classroom and children is for them to know their colors, shapes, Spanish, and sign language.
  • Champions Academy Staff Member: Chelsie Davis Chelsie Davis
    School-Age Teacher

    Working for Champions Academy is my first childcare experience and it has been an amazing experience. I am 22 years old and I am a student at Lone Star student majoring in Criminal Justice. I plan on transferring to Sam Houston State University to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Victim Studies. My goal for the classroom is for my children to be all they can be.
  • Champions Academy Staff Member: Sandra Davis Sandra Davis
    Early Childhood Teacher

    I like working with children because they bring joy and love each day. I love watching them grow and hit new milestones. I am a mother of 5 children and was a CAN for 12 years. I am currently working towards my degree is Early Childhood Education. My favorite hobbies are cooking, hiking, and swimming.
  • Champions Academy Staff Member: Stacey Greene Stacey Greene
    2A Teacher

    I have been working in child care since 2014. I am currently in college to receive my Teaching Degree as well as my Director’s Degree. Working with children is my passion. My favorite hobbies are softball, barrel racing, and I am currently a member of the Cy-Fair fire department. My goal for the classroom is to provide a fun/learning environment for the children to grow.
  • Champions Academy Staff Member: Stephanie Lara Stephanie Lara
    Bridge Teacher

    I have worked at Champions over a year. I previously was in a Preschool Program and I knew at that point I wanted to become a teacher. I am currently working on my Early Childhood Education. I love helping children grow and love the feeling when they finally accomplish something that they have been working so hard on. One of my many goal for my classroom is having the children understand why we learn the things we learn. There is a purpose for the things we do and learn. My hobbies are spending time with my family and have game night. My favorite vacation place would be anywhere a cruise will take me.
  • Champions Academy Staff Member: Maria Lomas Maria Lomas
    Toddler Teacher

    I have worked in childcare for over 15 years. I have been here at Champions Academy since we opened in June 2014. I like working with children because they are a joy and every day I am learning something new. I have 2 children Romeo and Celest. I come from a big family, I have 4 brothers and 1 sister. My goals for the classroom are to help them walk and talk.
  • Champions Academy Staff Member: Megan Rodriguez Megan Rodriguez
    Toddler Teacher

    I have worked with infant and toddlers for about 4 years. I like working with children because they are fun and I love seeing them grow up and watching them hit all their milestones. I am a very introverted but independent person. I don’t talk much, but I try to be more outgoing. I am a hard worker and I give 110% of my effort in any task given to me. I love the outdoors, hiking, biking, running, and BBQ. My favorite place to vacation so far is Nova Scotia, Canada. My goals for the classroom are to teach them to walk and talk.
  • Champions Academy Staff Member: Cindy San Miguel Cindy San Miguel
    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher

    I have worked in childcare since 2002. I have worked in all age groups, but I really enjoy working in Pre-K classes. I have my CDA in preschool and I would like to further my education in teaching. I love working with children because I love teaching them the basic life skills and the head starts of education. I also enjoy watching them reach their milestones. I have 2 children and a small dog named Trixie (We call her Chiwinnie). I love scary and comedy movies, comedy clubs, and water parks. I love seafood, Mexican food, and chocolate. My goal for the classroom is to create a fun learning classroom where the children can learn in a fun environment to experience different ways of learning. I want to create a routine that they will enjoy and learn.
  • Champions Academy Staff Member: Brittany Sexton Brittany Sexton
    Infant Teacher

    I am originally from San Antonio and I am also a Cosmetologist. I am a huge sports fan! I love music, shopping, movies, being outdoors, getting my nails done, and naps. I have previously worked in a church childcare and was a nanny for 2 years. I love working with children and watching them grow and learning new things. I love to see their smiling faces, laughs, and genuine love. My goals for my children are to help them grow and learn on a daily basis. I want to ensure a stress free environment and to keep my classroom organized.
  • Champions Academy Staff Member: Kristina Sims Kristina Sims
    Early Childhood Teacher

    I have been working in childcare for almost 7 years. I love working with children because I get to teacher, encourage and comfort them knowing in some way I have an opportunity to make a positive impact in their lives. I was born in California and raised in Colorado. I am married to my wonderful husband Chris and we have 2 children Bethani and Brayden. I love spending time with my family and friends whenever possible. My favorite hobbies are reading, running, crafts, and spending time with my family. My favorite vacation place is where I grew up in Colorado. My goals for the classroom are have our children independently eating with spoons and cups. As well are identifying basic colors and shapes. I also have a goal for my children to be excited to come every day and lean something new.
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