Grand Oak Academy Team
Chris McDavid is an experienced teacher from Houston, Texas. He holds certifications in Early Childhood through Sixth Grade Education, Special Education, and English as a Second Language. Chris began his career as a substitute teacher in 2009. He has four years of experience teaching a Social Development class in Clear Creek Independent School District. As a Social Development teacher, he taught all subject areas in grades ranging from kindergarten to fifth grade, served as a mentor to first-year teachers, and sponsored extracurricular activities on campus. Chris was awarded Teacher of the Year at John F. Ward Elementary for the 2014-15 school year. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University in Business with a Minor in Business Management.
Lissette Espinoza is an experienced teacher from Houston, TX. She holds a teaching certification in Early Childhood through 6th grade education and a Special Education certification in Early Childhood through 12th grade. Lissette started her career as a substitute teacher in 2012. She has four years teaching experience in a Life Skills class in Pasadena Independent School District. As a teacher, she taught all subject areas, facilitated social inclusion clubs at her campus, and was awarded First Year Teacher of the Year in 2014. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science from The University of the Incarnate Word. Lissette is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Special education and BCBA certification at Sam Houston State University.