Bishop Lynch High School is pleased to announce the addition of seven full-time teachers to the Friar family for the 2015-2016 school year! “We are thrilled to have these new faculty members,” shared principal Evelyn Grubbs. “Each one brings their own unique personality and experience.” She added, “All seven are committed to advancing our mission, and they will contribute immensely to the continual growth of our students.”
Please join the rest of the BL community in welcoming these strong and talented professionals who bring their exceptional gifts to Bishop Lynch High School!
Mr. Lee Ferrell joins the science department, teaching Physics and Conceptual Physics. He will also work with the Friar Athletic Department as a member of the football and softball coaching staffs. Coach Ferrell is a graduate of North Garland High School and Texas Tech University where he played quarterback. While at Texas Tech, he received his degree in Secondary Education with a major in science. Having retired from the public school system in 2012, Ferrell comes to Bishop Lynch with over 36 years of teaching and coaching experience. A Rowlett resident, Mr. Ferrell has been married to his wife, Melanie for 28 years and they have a son Hunter, who just graduated from the University of North Texas. Fun Fact: One of Coach Ferrell’s favorite memories from his high school experience was when he was named “Dallas Area Player of the Week.”
Also a retired public school teacher, Paul Gardner joins the Bishop Lynch math department after a 30 year career in teaching and coaching. In addition to his responsibilities teaching Algebra I, he will join the nationally recognized Lady Friar Basketball program as the freshman coach. Coach Gardner grew up in College Station, and attended Austin College in Sherman, TX. No stranger to the Bishop Lynch community, he has been married to his wife Cindy (BL Class of 1978) for almost 30 years. The couple has two daughters, Meredith (son-in-law Justin and granddaughter Melody) and Kimberly who is a junior at Texas A&M University. He is looking forward to a fantastic first year at Bishop Lynch! Fun Fact: Coach Paul Gardner and Coach Andy Zihlman have known each other for more than 20 years.
Coach Jordan Hampton comes to Bishop Lynch High School from his alma mater, Fort Worth Country Day School where he taught and coached. He will join the math department, teaching Geometry and has taken a role on the Friar Football coaching staff working with the varsity team. Coach Hampton received his bachelor’s degree from Texas Tech University and his master’s degree from West Virginia University. Fun fact: Mr. Hampton’s favorite memory from high school is defeating rival team, Trinity Valley on the last game of the football season, and his favorite show growing up was MacGyver.
English teacher Lee Kinnett joins Bishop Lynch High School with 16 years of education under her belt. She spent the last ten years at Irving ISD teaching at the middle school level and will be one of the Lynch freshman level English instructors. Mrs. Kinnett attended Wichita Falls High School and graduated from Midwestern State University. She is currently working on her graduate degree at Dallas Baptist University. Mrs. Kinnett has been married to husband Dee for almost 22 years, and she’s blessed to be the mom of seven-year-old Olivia, German Shepherd Scarlet and Milo the Siamese cat. Fun Fact: If Mrs. Kinnett could live in any decade, it would be the 1940s or 1950s and her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving AND Christmas!
Ms. Miranda Russell will join the World Language Department, teaching Spanish IV. She was a Division I gymnast at the University of Arizona and earned her master’s in Spanish Literature from St. Louis University. Before coming to Bishop Lynch, Ms. Russell was a member of the Teach for America in Kansas City, MO. Her hobbies include painting, cooking swimming and reading. Fun fact: Ms. Russell worked as a mermaid in an acrobatic show and her favorite show growing up was VH1 Pop-Up Video.
Eric Schreiber moved to Dallas in June of 2015 from Denver, CO and will be teaching Theology at Bishop Lynch this year. Mr. Schreiber went to Metro State College in Denver for two years of college before discerning and entering the Diocesan Seminary for the Archdiocese of Denver. His first year was spent in Minnesota at St. Thomas University, and his second year was spent back in Denver in a Spirituality Year (a non-academic year spent to help men discern whether they feel called to continue in the Seminary.) At the end of that year, Mr. Schreiber decided to return to Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH to finish his Bachelor of Arts in Theology. He continued his education and received his Master of Theology at the Augustine Institute in Denver and substitute taught throughout the Archdiocese of Denver. Prior to joining Bishop Lynch High School, Mr. Schreiber spent the last two years teaching at an inner-city Catholic School in Denver. Some his hobbies include carpentry, flipping homes, sporting events, hiking and camping. Fun fact: Mr. Schreiber is an avid Denver Broncos and Colorado Avalanche fan!
Mr. Evan Wormsbecher will be teaching sophomore level Theology II at Bishop Lynch this year. He attended R.L. Thomas High School in Webster, NY, and studied classics and psychology at the University of Rochester. Since then, Mr. Wormsbecher continued his education studying theology at the University of Dallas. Fun fact: One of Mr. Wormsbecher’s favorite memories of high school was forming the FBI (Flannel Bureau of Investigation) with classmates to research the JFK assassination following the AP US History exam. If given the option to live in any decade, he said he would stick with the present, “every age has its great moments and its trials. I'll take what God has given me.”