In 1981, Blanca felt the calling of God to co-found Community of Faith Christian School with Anthony Mixer, and she has been privileged to serve as Principal until the present. Doing so has been a very rewarding experience for her as she has seen many children grow and mature academically and in the ways of the Lord. Now, after these many years, Blanca is hearing from some of the very first students who have become accomplished lawyers, businessmen, nurses, and other professionals. It is a great satisfaction to her to know that she played a small part in the formation of these young people.
Anthony co-founded Community of Faith Christian School in 1981 with Blanca Mixer and has served on its Board of Directors until today. Currently, he is employed by the school as an Assistant Principal and math teacher. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of New Mexico in 1965, followed by a Master's in Education Supervision at the University of Texas at El Paso in 1974. Anthony is licensed as a Professional Engineer in Texas (inactive) and holds a Texas Teacher's Certificate in secondary mathematics, physics, and physical science.
David P. Hougham became the Development Director for Community of Faith Christian School in August 2014. In this role, he coordinates the efforts of staff, faculty, students, and parents for the successful evaluation, promotion, and implementation of fundraising programs. He is also responsible for the development of Enrollment & Resource Management, School Marketing, and Student-Teacher Intern programs. David has a background in business administration, English composition, marketing, and psychology.
Mrs. Vanessa Wills was born and raised in Novato, California, the youngest of four children. Mrs. Wills has been an ardent Bible student and teacher since becoming a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ at age 21. She has been very involved in her church teaching Sunday school to youth and children of all ages.
Mrs. Wills joined Community of Faith Christian School in 2018. She has thoroughly enjoyed teaching the 3-year-old students. She loves teaching her students the Abeka Curriculum which includes Bible, memorization of Scripture, the alphabet, phonics, and numbers. She has fun doing various arts and crafts projects with them.
Mrs. Wills has been married for 31 years and is the very thankful and proud mother of three adult sons.
Frances Aguiñaga is the K4 teacher. She joined the CFCS faculty in 2017 as a substitute teacher, preparing for a permanent position. She obtained her associates degree in general studies at New Mexico State University, finishing in the top ten percent of her class. Ms. Aguiñaga is currently working on completing her bachelor's degree in General Studies. Her sons Joel and Jacob attend CFCS.As a single parent, Ms. Aguiñaga is particularly grateful to God for leading her to CFCS and to her calling as a teacher, while strengthening her faith and that of her sons.
Lourdes received a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology at the University of Texas at El Paso. She has extensive training in Early Childhood Education and has been teaching since 1991.
Lourdes loves to spend time with her family and friends, and she enjoys traveling, reading, playing tennis, and bike-riding. She believes in promoting good study skills with compassion to help each student reach his/her full potential. Her Life’s Motto: “Live Life to the Fullest!”
Mrs. Margarita (Margie) Pearson was born and raised in El Paso, TX. She graduated from Socorro High School in 1991 She attended the International Business College where she completed a Secretarial/Administrative Course.
Mrs. Pearson has a varied background, having worked four years in a Montessori school as an administrative assistant, two years as a pre-school teacher and music teacher, and two years as a pre-school teacher in a private school, provide an excellent foundation for her present position at Community of Faith Christian School. Although she loved her work at these secular schools, her desire was to work in a Christian school.
After extensive Abeka training, Mrs. Pearson joined the faculty of Community of Faith Christian School in August 2018 as a first grade teacher.
Mrs. Pearson has been happily married since 1998 and has a 20 year old son and an 11 year old daughter. She enjoys swimming and loves spending time with her family outdoors, camping, and hiking in the New Mexico Mountains.
A native of El Paso,Texas, Alma graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1988 with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. After working for a year as a music teacher in the public schools, she spent three years at home following the birth of her son. Her husband was her high school sweetheart. She loves her family very much and thanks God that they are believers. Alma began working at CFCS as a third grade teacher in 1993, and she is thrilled to be there. She loves teaching all subjects, including vocal ensemble. Alma’s son attended CFCS since he was four years old, graduating from the 9th grade. The school has been truly a blessing to her husband, her son, and her.
Growing up in a challenging low income community, Miss Mayra Molina succeeded in accomplishing her spiritual and education goals. After babysitting throughout her teenage years and helping her church in all the children’s programs, she became passionate for children’s spiritual and education welfare. Miss Molina pursued a career graduating from the University of Texas at El Paso as a bilingual early education teacher. She also attended and completed her licensed Bible Minister courses at an Assemblies of God Bible Institute.
After completing an extensive Abeka training program, Miss Molina joined the Community of Faith Christian School team in August 2018. She teaches second grade students where she is being blessed, blessing others, and working hard every day to be the best Christian teacher possible. Miss Molina is an enthusiastic and devoted woman of God and teacher.
Miss Molina is currently teaching adult Bible study classes at Christian Family church where she’s been attending and serving faithfully for more than ten years.
Blanca Rivera became the physical education instructor for Community of Faith Christian School in April 2017. She teaches physical education and fitness to our elementary and middle-school students. Her focus is on student endurance, flexibility, strength, and general fitness. She also administers the Presidential Youth Fitness Program to our students and charts their progress.
Mrs. Rivera is a certified secondary education composite science teacher. She taught high school physics, physical science, and biology for 9 years.
She received her Master's Degree in Counseling in Elementary Education. Following one year as an elementary school counselor, Mrs. Rivera accepted a position as a Federal Law Enforcement Officer, retiring after 23 years.
She loves physical fitness, children, and the Lord.
Julia graduated from Murray State University in Murray, KY in 1973, with a B.S. in Psychology and minors in Education and Art. She attended and trained at the Texas Scottish Rite Learning Center in Lubbock, TX, and she logged over 350 classroom teaching hours while training for certification at the Center in Alphabetic Phonics. She began private practice in 2005 and currently works as an extension of the CFCS staff where she teaches a Visualize/Verbalize program to improve reading comprehension, memory, and written language skills. Julia receives an enormous amount of satisfaction helping students to improve their reading and comprehension skills. This is not just a “job” to her but a tribute to instructors who worked with her 2 sons to help them achieve their academic potential. Her work is like a prayer everyday; it is like hearts and hands she dedicates to God for His blessings he has given her to share. Outside her profession, Julia enjoys gardening, antiquing, junking and reading, and most of all her friends and family, who live near and far.
Marsha is a native El Pasoan, a graduate from UTEP with a Bachelor’s degree in All-Level Vocal Music and a teaching certificate in Elementary Education.
She has always been in the Christian school setting having taught at Bethel Christian School for 24 years and at Community of Faith Christian School since 2009.
Marsha taught the K4 class for 2 years, and now teaches the K3 class. She is also the vocal ensemble and music teacher.
A native of El Paso, Mrs. Yolanda Urias graduated from Fort Hancock High School in 1974. Following graduation she worked 36 years at San Elizario Independent School District - 21 years as a High School Administrative Assistant, followed by 15 years as a Teacher Assistant for grades K-8. This latter experience provided valuable “hands-on” training to successfully teach in a classroom.
Upon retiring from S.E.I.S.D., Mrs. Urias lived in Chile, South America for two years, which provided an excellent cultural experience.
Mrs. Urias has been a Christian since 1978. Throughout the years she has been an active participant in various ministries: Teacher in home groups, children’s classes and women’s groups, as well as participation in worship groups.
Mrs. Urias is the Spanish Teacher and Office Assistant at Community of Faith Christian School. She provides Spanish instruction for grade levels K-6 and also assists in the office with various clerical tasks.
Originally from the Dallas area, Rebecca attended Texas A&M University, where she met her husband John. Rebecca spent 9 years in the US National Archives system, working with the Presidential records of George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and living in Washington D.C. for a time. John's legal career brought the family, which so far includes three kids and two standard poodles, to El Paso in 2018.
God has continually provided both in substance and in joy for the Passmore family, and Rebecca is delighted to serve the Community of Faith Christian School as a middle school teacher. She aims to be a witness of the love and faithfulness of Jesus.
Rebecca enjoys playing with her kids and dogs, reading and listening to podcasts, learning to play hymns on the piano, hiking around El Paso, and drinking coffee.