Shayla Floyd- Principal
River Hills Christian Academy principal Shayla Floyd has a diverse history in the education field. After graduating from Texas A&M with a degree in elementary education, she dove into educating the children of south Texas. Floyd has been with RHCA since its beginning, when she served on a research committee. Though she felt apprehensive when selected as RHCA principal, she says that she has found great joy in following the Lord’s lead and in being submissive to what He has called her to do. When Floyd is not at RHCA, she enjoys running, cooking and participating in Bible studies, though she says that most of her time is spent at her two sons’ sporting activities, cheering them on. Reflecting on her passion for education, Floyd stated that she admired her high school agricultural teacher because of his love of teaching and dedication to his students. She puts this into place by encouraging the teachers at RHCA to not only train students in academics, but in daily relations with other students and in the Word of God. Her favorite teaching memory comes from her early days in education, when she worked with first graders who were learning to read. She enjoyed seeing their confidence grow. Floyd feels that the most important thing a student should learn is the Word of God. Realizing that the Bible is the basis for our lives, she feels that if students know His word and hold true to it, they will be able to live a life that brings God glory.
Juli Chadic- Administrative Assistant
Kristi Rackley- PreK-3 Teacher
Ellen Culp- PreK -4Teacher
Pre-K 4 teacher Ellen Culp loves watching her students bloom and be creative. She is married with two sons and has taught at RHCA for two years. She has worked in many fields, but says that teaching has always made her the happiest. She feels that each child needs to know that they are special and wonderfully made and that their skills will fall into place. In her spare time, she enjoys painting and spending time with her family.
Brenda Henderson- Kindergarten
Stephany Leal- 1st Grade
Stephany Leal has been with River Hills Christian Academy for two years and teaches First grade. She has a husband and three sons and was born and raised in Corpus Christi, graduating from Calallen High School. Teaching has always been a passion of Stephany’s and she enjoys not only teaching the children academics, but being able to educate them spiritually as well. Hugs and “seeing lightbulbs go off” greatly encourage her and she strives to set examples for her students and their families. She believes that people should always count their blessings and that all things are possible with God, in accordance with her favorite Bible verse, Philippians 4:13.
Keyla Hernandez de Aldaba- Spanish
Keyla Hernandez de Aldaba is the Spanish teacher at RHCA. A native of Mexico, Aldaba was sent to a boarding high school in Kingsville where she met her most influential teacher. Her freshman year English teacher encouraged her to never give up, even when the coursework was very challenging. She graduated with Honors and was inspired to be the kind of enthusiastic, encouraging teacher she encountered in high school. Aldaba has been married for nine years and has four children who keep her busy. She enjoys eating at the table with her family, riding bikes and watching movies. She loves her student’s prayerful spirit and was blessed by their prayer requests while she was pregnant with her fourth child. Her words to live by are her favorite Bible verse, Romans 8:28 which states “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.” She wishes that all her students and those around her would know that the most important thing in life is that they accept Jesus Christ as Savior and love Him with all they have.