Meet the SPARC Crew
SPARC Station is still in the ignition stage. We have a 4000 sq ft finished workshop space on the Extraordinary Education campus that is ready and waiting to be filled with equipment, activities and excited makers of all ages. We are now looking for passionate teachers and sponsors who want to share their skills and the spark of imagination and innovation with the next generation. We are also seeking members for our "SPARC Igniter" Steering Committee. SPARC Igniters will be involved in making plans for classes, clubs, and teams, as well as organizing the space and securing sponsors and equipment. If you would like to be involved in helping bring the SPARC vision to life, please let us know via our Contact Form.
Ted Cox is a man of many talents. He is the founder of a construction innovation and technology company called 3SpaceMakers, LLC. 3SpaceMakers has an internal mandate that all technologies or processes they develop will be 50% faster, 50% less expensive and 50% better than those currently on the market. Prior to founding 3SpaceMakers, Ted spent a number of years serving as a pastor of two churches and a teacher of Bible and Worldviews classes at Extraordinary Education. Ted has a Doctoral Degree from Dallas Theological Seminary and has also taught Bible and Theology classes for LeTourneau University and LoneStar College. Ted spent his first 25 years in the technology world prior to being called into ministry.
As the Founder and Director of Extraordinary Education for the past 15 years, Elise has sought to inspire students to develop their God-given talents and skills and fulfill God's mission for their lives. After a ten year career as a bilingual elementary teacher, Elise left the public school system to homeschool her children. Over the years, she has taught a variety of classes and coached many award-winning teams: Odyssey of the Mind, EARLY Robotics, BEST Robotics, Future City, Mock Trial, and PSIA. She led a group of students to write a Service Learning grant that was awarded over $25,000 to create a Wildlife Habitat and Butterfly Garden on the EE campus. Elise has tried her hand at several different entrepreneurial ventures at various times in her life ranging from teaching piano lessons to sewing hand-made baby quilts to selling NEST videos and Usborne books to teaching homeschool Spanish classes at her church and even flipping houses.
Linda Marie founded a successful Art School in California before moving to Texas and has led the art department at Extraordinary Education for over 10 years. Her book, The Beginning of Creativity, teaches drawing techniques based on the 7 Days of Creation. Linda is passionate about helping students develop their imagination and creativity.
IS THIS YOU?
Who will be the next member of the SPARC Igniter team? Is God calling you to step up and influence the next generation? Let us know on our Contact Form!
SPARC Station is a part of the Extraordinary Education program. Extraordinary Education is a unique 501c3 non-profit hybrid homeschool support program serving students in the north Houston area. EE offers 'a la carte' core and enrichment classes and a variety of teams and social activities for students K-12th grade as well as dual credit classes. You can learn more about Extraordinary Education on the EE website at www.extraed.org