Monthly Archives: July 2013

Welcome to Regents, Mrs. Nelson

We were all surprised at the end of the school year with the wonderful news that our beloved 6th grade teacher, Kara Bertke, is taking an extended leave of absence to have a baby. And we are all so excited for the Bertke family (and pulling for her to have a little girl!). What a blessing it is when the Lord gives the gift of a child.

Mrs. Bertke leaves big shoes to fill, though. We are excited to announce that the 6th grade teaching duties will be shared by Mr. Vermillion and our own Mrs. Nicole Alders. Mr. Vermillion and Mrs. Alders are veteran teachers who will have a fantastic year with our new crop of 6th graders.

Mrs. Bertke also served as our ECHO Program Coordinator. The ECHO Program is our school’s pull-out program that aims to help struggling students. ECHO stands for Encouraging, Compassionate Help On-Site, and Mrs. Bertke pioneered it last year, helping a number of students with a variety of needs for extra classroom help.

Now the Regents Board and Administration are very glad to announce that we have a new ECHO Program Coordinator on our staff, Mrs. Kaki Nelson. Mrs. Nelson is a reading specialist and classroom teacher who recently retired from the Nacogdoches school system. She brings a compassionate heart and excellent skills in helping and mentoring students. We look forward to getting to know her better and also to seeing her in action, helping Regents students to succeed in the classroom.

Welcome to the Regents family, Mrs. Nelson!


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Welcome to the Regents Staff, Untiedts

It’s that time of year when we say goodbye to beloved faculty members who are making changes and hello to new staff and faculty. We are saying goodbye to Mrs. April Hoyle, whose family is moving from the East Texas area. We will certainly miss Mrs. Hoyle’s energy and sense of humor.

However, we are delighted to say hello to two new Regents staff members. Ken Untiedt (pronounced “un-teed”) will serve the important role of Regents Athletic Director. Ken, who will serve the school in a part-time capacity, is also an English professor at SFA.

Ken’s wife Jenay Untiedt will serve as our P.E. Teacher, Asst. Athletic Director, and also the Director of our new After School Care program. Ken and Jenay are not new to the school family — Jenay and her three children joined the school last January. Jenay and Ken are newlyweds, having gotten married in June. And we are so glad that God has led them to us.

Many blessings in your new labors, Ken and Jenay!




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