We know that our God is the author of all creativity, and by forming us in His image, He has passed on a love of creativity to all of His children. The fine arts are an integral part of our make up as human beings and providing students the opportunity to experience and be well trained in these disciplines is vital to their overall development.
The mission of the Fine Arts Department at Cypress Christian School is to provide students with excellent performing and visual arts training that honors God by acknowledging that our gifts and talents are bestowed on us by Him, and therefore should be used to glorify God and serve others.
Psalm 139:14: “I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; wonderful are Your works, And my soul knows it very well.”
Mrs. Brubaker is a graduate of Baylor University. She is certified in Art Education for K-12 students and is a published author/artist. Her work has been published in the following magazines and books: School Arts, Somerset Studios, Art Doll Quarterly, Keittoodles, Mixed Media Artists by North Light Books. Her awards include: Artsonia Most Published MS Art in Texas #2 2011-2013; Texas Art Education Association Electronic Gallery Grand Prize 2013; and Texas Art Education Association Artists' Sketchbook Competition Grand Prize 2012. Mrs. Brubaker's art has been exhibited at Pearl Museum of Fine Arts Community Gallery 2010 and Tate Modern (London) online gallery juried by Peter Blake 2011.
Coach Bretz is a graduate of Oral Roberts University, where he majored in Commercial Art. He is finalizing his ACSI certification and holds a CDL license. He taught and worked in the field of graphic arts before joining the Cypress Christian team in 2007. Over the years, Coach Bretz has competed in various art competitions and won awards for his work. His talent in graphic arts can be seen throughout the campus. Over the last two years, our campus has come alive with school spirit as a result of the Coach's "Warrior Design" projects. From the baseball dugouts to the gym to the hallways of the classroom buildings, Warrior Spirit is alive and well thanks to his talents and hard work.
Kiley Harris is the CCS Fine Arts Coordinator and also serves as Director of Theatre Arts and Audio Video Production. Mrs. Harris is entering her sixth year of teaching in Secondary Schools, and her second year at Cypress Christian School. As the Fine Arts Coordinator, Mrs. Harris is able to ensure the success of all fine arts programs on campus; she schedules performances and helps with communications to families and organizations outside of CCS so that students and our Lord can be honored. As Theatre Arts and Audio Video Production Director, Mrs. Harris is able to help students understand and connect with human emotions and theatrical concepts to communicate a clear artistic vision. Mrs. Harris has a Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts with a Minor in Film and Digital Media from Baylor University. She also holds the following certifications: State of Texas Certifications in English Language Arts (8-12), Speech (7-12), Technology Applications (EC-12) and Theatre Arts (EC-12). Mrs. Harris continues to be blessed by CCS and looks forward to the years ahead.
Mrs. Johnson has Bachelors degrees in Bible and Music Education with a concentration in Voice from Cairn University in Philadelphia. She is certified in K-12 General, Choral and Instrumental Music Education. For five years, she taught Jr. High Bible, Worship Leadership and 5th-12th grade Choirs at Mansfield Christian School in Mansfield, OH. She has conducted ensembles that have traveled out of state for musical performing tours, sung with Steve Green in concert and ministered in dozens of church congregations, Christian schools and nursing homes. Her passion is creating a a safe, uplifting environment where her students can thrive as individual and collaborative musicians to make God famous in our world!
Mrs. Mynes has a Bachelors degree in Theater with a minor in education from Abilene Christian University. She is certified in Secondary Theater Arts 6-12. She has taught in both public and private schools, as well as many youth theater programs, including the Alley Theatre. She has directed students and placed in several Middle School UIL One Act Play competitions. Her passion is leading student artists to discover their God-given talents and use them in a way to bring Him glory.