Houston Christian (and Northwest Academy) has been my life for the past 27 years. I have enjoyed teaching the over 2000 students I have had—and still enjoy the ones I have now. I think they just keep getting better. I have been through 3 headmasters, 5 principals, 7 Dean of Students and too many teachers to count. Over the years, I have taught Algebra 1, Calculus, AP Calculus, Intro to Computers, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, Accounting, Yearbook, Newspaper and Video Technology. I also have been the Visual Arts Department Chair, NHS Adviser, Student Council Adviser, Senior Sponsor and Cheer Sponsor at some point over the years! 

Many of my classes have been my favorites, but two years really stand out because my children graduated from HC during those years—2008 and 2010. I really knew most of the students in those classes because they were friends of my kiddos. Alex, who graduated from Texas A&M University with a BS in Biomedical Science and a Masters in Public Health in 2014, is now working at MD Anderson and married to a fabulous girl named Blair. Meghan, who graduated from Texas A&M University in 2015, currently teaches science at Cypress Christian.

Some of my favorite HC memories are going on trips with students overseas, to Disney and on cruises. One in particular involved a long trek down to a waterfall in Costa Rica. 
Our principal at the time was wearing a rather large backpack, and a student was delighting in adding rocks to the backpack all the way down the mountain! Others include a very fun prankster of a Dean who delighted in pulling practical jokes on students (and teachers) on every trip—including the daughter of one of our Board Presidents!

Other special times include Newspaper and yearbook pancake breakfasts, getting a video from George HW Bush that he recorded especially for our VideoTech class, spending til midnight during musical practices at Hobby Center, hearing the choir and show choir sing conducted by Mrs. Crenshaw, and performing Fruitcake * with the teachers! I’m sure there are many others that I just can’t think of right now!

I love to see my former students, and follow many on social media. I love to see their families grow and how well they are just living life. Contact me…come see me! I can’t wait to find out all about you.

*Note from HC: Ms. McCurdy and other faculty and staff will be performing Fruitcake again on December 19 at 11 a.m. Come see Ms. McCurdy and others reprising their role!