ACA Board of Directors


    Deborah Sterba, President - Deborah Sterba attended Arizona State University and studied Finance before moving to Washington State. While there, she began her career in IT; managing the network and data collection for CCDP, (Comprehensive Child Development Program) an offshoot of Head Start. Moving to Texas led to adult instruction in Networking, network security and Microsoft Certification. Since 2004, Mrs. Sterba has been employed with the Arlington ISD, as Information Systems Manager. She has served on the Arlington Classics Academy Board since 2003, as Vice President, Secretary and Fundraising Chair. Mrs. Sterba believes in the responsibility of service and the mission and vision of ACA providing consistently outstanding education to the students.(email: Deborah Sterba)
    Teresa Thibodeau, Vice President – Ms. Thibodeau is a Manager in Transfusion Services at Parkland Health and Hospital System, the county hospital for Dallas County. She has over twenty nine years in transfusion medicine with seventeen years in management. Ms. Thibodeau has been involved with Arlington Classics Academy since its inception. Her daughter began as a kindergarten student in the first year of the academy. Ms Thibodeau has been actively involved as a board member since 2002. She served as the Chair of the Board Fundraising Committee from 2002-2006 where she helped develop and implement a very successful fundraising plan. Ms Thibodeau oversaw three very successful fundraising events. She also was the Project Manager for the Facilities Search Committee which selected the current site for ACA’s elementary campus. Ms. Thibodeau has led the redesign of the school administration and is in the process of installing the Carver model of board governance. She holds a B.S. in Medical Technology from Kansas State University and a Master of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. (email: Teresa Thibodeau)
    Jason Roach, Secretary - Jason Roach earned a Bachelors in Business Administration from New Mexico State University and later earned a MBA from Regis University in 2006.  Jason and his wife Ines have been married over 10 years.  They have three children currently attending ACA.  They enjoy volunteering their time at ACA helping out as room parents, assisting the kids at lunch, as well as serving as chaperones for field trips.  In his spare time, Jason enjoys playing with his kids, volunteering at church, and turning pens on a lathe in his garage.  (email: Jason Roach)
    Shawn Moore, Member – Mr. Moore grew up in small farm town in north central Michigan. Straight out of high school he joined the US Navy as a Seabee, where he spent 8 years. With an honorable discharge he started his own construction company in Fort Worth which ultimately led to the position he now holds in a local commercial general contracting firm. Mr. Moore has 29 years of experience in the construction industry with six of those as a supervisor and another fourteen in management. He has been on the ACA Growth Committee as a parent volunteer since October 2012 and was elected to the BOD in October 2013. He lives in Arlington with his family and both of his daughters attend ACA. (email: Shawn Moore)
    Gary Soward, Treasurer – Mr. Soward currently serves as Treasurer of Arlington Classics Academy Board of Directors.  Mr. Soward earned a Master’s in Business Administration and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from the University of Texas at Arlington.  He is the Chief Information Officer for Freese and Nichols, Inc. which specializes in engineering, architecture, environmental science, planning and construction services.  He lives in Mansfield with his wife and two children who attend ACA.  (email: Gary Soward)
     Warren Norred, Member  Mr. Norred began as an engineer, earning his B.S. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from UT-Arlington and maintaining his Professional Engineer license since 1996. Mr. Norred earned his law degree from what is now Texas A&M University of Law, where he was president of the Federalist Society and an author for the Texas Wesleyan Law Review.  Besides operating his law firm in downtown Arlington, he serves as a member of the Tarrant County Hospital Board of Managers, which serves the medical needs of the indigent.  Mr. Norred was founding president of ACA in 1999, and returned to its Board of Directors in 2015. (email: Warren Norred)
    Julie Neal, Member - In 2016, Julie was elected by the PTO board to be their representative on the ACA board. As the PTO rep, she also sits on the PTO board and is the primary liaison between the two boards.  More information will be available soon. (email:Julie Neal)
    Jaime Foster, Member - Jaime Foster earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of North Texas. She worked for several years as a Vocational Counselor in an outpatient Brain Injury Program. Jaime later earned a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. Since 2005, she has worked for Woodmont Cabinetry, a local family-owned cabinet manufacturer. Jaime is currently the Director of Human Resources, Sales & Marketing and serves on the Board of Directors at Woodmont. Jaime's two sons have attended Arlington Classics Academy since 2011. She has served ACA through many volunteer positions including Assistant Treasurer of the PTO, Chess Club Administrative Coordinator, and School Board Member since 2015. (email: Jaime Foster)
     Sonja Bean, Member - Sonja is a 5th generation Arlingtonian and a member of the 1st graduating class of Martin High School. She attended Arlington Court Reporting College, until she found Southwest Airlines. During her transition inot a customer service driven career, she found the many offerings of training and "teaching" most enjoyable. While working for the airline, she met and married her husband of 16 years. She and her husband have 3 boys, all who currently attend ACA. She discovered that her training and teaching at the airline lead to her passion for education. Once she had all 3 of her boys in school, she began teaching 1st and 2nd grades, and later, tutoring at ACA for 3 years. Through her volunteerism at ACA, she came to understand that she could truly be an advocate for not only her children, but for all of "her" ACA children. In 2012, she began attending board meetings which led to her becoming a member of the ACA Board of Directors. (email: Sonja Bean)      
    Seth Lewis, Member -  (email: Seth Lewis)
    Roger Sappington, Member -  Roger Sappington is the Executive Pastor of Pantego Bible Church where he has served since 2011. He has been engaged in pastoral ministry in North Texas since 2002. Roger received a B.A. from the University of Texas - Austin, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Seminary, and a Doctor of Ministry from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Roger and his wife, Kelly, live in Arlington with their three children, each of whom attends ACA. (email: Roger Sappington)