Yearly Archives: 2022


Dr. Elizabeth Spradley

Join us in welcoming Dr. Elizabeth Spradley to the Regents Academy staff! Elizabeth will teach Senior Thesis in the Rhetoric School and currently directs Academic and Speech events for TAPPS. Her education includes a B.A. with a double major in Speech Communication and Radio/TV from SFA, a M.A. in Communication from SFA, and a Ph.D. in Communication from Texas A&M. Her academic research is published in journals and anthologies, including a 2021 Article of the Year Award for a co-authored study published in the Journal on Communication Pedagogy. Married to Ty Spradley for 20 years, she enjoys spending time with their four boys exploring, laughing, raising chickens, and experimenting with recipes. The Spradley family motto is “struggle well for His glory.”

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Ms. Samantha Martin

Ms. Samantha Martin is excited to be entering her first year at Regents Academy teaching K-Prep! After studying interdisciplinary studies at Angelina College, Samanthan transferred to Stephen F. Austin State University where she is now focusing in early childhood education. Over the past three years, she has enjoyed working for a local preschool as an assistant teacher. Samantha was married to her late husband, Johnathon. Together they had two children, both of whom will be joining Samantha at Regents this fall. For fun, Samantha loves to travel (especially to the beach), explore the outdoors, get messy creating art with her children, read a good book with an iced coffee in hand, journal, sketch/paint, and go to children’s museums, aquariums, and zoos with her kids.

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Mr. Kirk Eggleston

We are excited to announce that Mr. Kirk Eggleston will be joining the Regents Academy staff this fall! Kirk will teach Omnibus II (Christendom I) and PK-2nd grade music, and he will also serve as the 6th grade teacher’s Aide. He has his B.A. in Family Life & Counseling Ministries and is currently enrolled in seminary at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary studying biblical languages. Prior to entering seminary, Kirk worked as an airborne linguist in the Air Force and is currently a reservist education specialist. Kirk has been married to Jordan for eight years and they have two children (ages 6 and 2). Kirk has a passion for music, writing, playing legos with his son, and meeting minimum word counts.

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Upcoming Dates

Only 20 more days until school starts! Mark your calendars with the important dates listed below.

August 20-PTO Sponsored Family Night

August 22-Supply Drop-off/New Parent Orientation

August 23-First Day of School 

August 23-Back to School Coffee

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Hot Lunch

We are excited to announce that we will be partnering with Grandough Baking Company for our hot lunch program for the upcoming school year! We are hopeful this will be a blessing to our families and provide a variety of healthy lunch options to our students at an affordable rate. An email has been sent out with instructions on how to order, order deadlines, and other important information.

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Mrs. Emily McLemore

Join us in welcoming Mrs. Emily McLemore to Regents Academy for the 2022-2023 school year! Emily will be teaching Omnibus IV (Antiquity II) and Writing I and II in the Logic and Rhetoric School. She graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University’s College of Liberal and Applied Arts with a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology with a concentration in anthropology and a minor in modern languages with a concentration in Spanish. Within her field of study, she has special interest in archaeology, linguistics, and mythology. Emily met her husband, Eric, at church her first Sunday in Nacogdoches, and serendipitously wound up in the same political science class as him on Monday. They got married in June 2021. In her free time, Emily enjoys crafting, watching documentaries, playing the violin, and reading multiple books concurrently because she gets too excited about one to finish another first.

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Stephen Crescenzo

Regents Academy is excited to share the news of some recent summer accomplishments of one of its own, Stephen Crescenzo!

In the 13-14 age division, Stephen finished in 1st place after a strong 36-hole performance of 72 + 73 to win by 4 strokes at the North Texas PGA Summer Series Championship, held at Prairie Lakes Golf Club in Grand Prairie, TX from 7/30 – 7/31.

Spanning from West Texas, DFW, and East Texas, there were 369 golfers in the 2022 NTPGA Medalist 13-14 age division during the 2022 summer season. In this invitational tournament, only a select field of the top 30 players in this age division were invited to compete based on performance and points standings in summer 2022 medalist tournaments.

Stephen finished his NTPGA Medalist Summer season with four 1st place finishes, one 2nd place finish, and two 3rd place finishes over six tournaments. He also finished T-5 at the only STPGA Prestige Summer Tournament he entered when playing at the Vortech Contracting Mid-Summer Showcase at Westwood Golf Club in Houston, with a solid two-day performance of 75 + 78 = 153 amidst high winds and rainy conditions.

Stephen expressed, “I am thankful for the blessing of golf in my life and the opportunities it has given me. I give all the glory to the Lord for even being in this position. I am also very grateful for the support that my parents and family have given to me. Without them, I would not have been able to play golf. Golf is a difficult sport, especially mentally, and I felt that I was at peace and just enjoying the process both days of the summer series championship.”

The Crescenzo family moved from The Woodlands area last year in 2021 and are thankful for the warm, family-friendly environment created by Regents Academy leadership and the community deeply rooted in Scriptures and Christian principles. Their children, Emma and Stephen, are eager to begin their junior and freshman years of high school here in August 2022.

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Seth Landrum

Congratulations to Seth Landrum (pictured with State Senator Bryan Hughes) on winning a $1,000 scholarship from Right to Life of East Texas.  

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5th Grade

Our 5th graders study European and early American explorers in their history class. In literature, they read about the famous American navigator, Nathaniel Bowditch. Creating a tall ship accompanies these studies. Students have made a variety of types of ships and are pleased to show them to the whole school!

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Nacogdoches County Steer Show

Congratulations to the following students on their accomplishments in the Nacogdoches County Steer Show: Quint Middlebrook (placed 4th overall steer); Emory Cobb (won Reserve Champion Junior Showman and Champion Charolais steer, and place 3rd overall steer); and Cason Cobb (won Reserve Champion English/English cross, and placed 6th overall steer)!

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