Beth Alexander

Founder/Director/8th Grade Teacher

Beth Alexander holds a Masters Degree in teaching from West Texas A&M University and has enjoyed a successful career in education for more than a decade.

Her passion for seeing education done God’s way, without the limitations of man-made systems, has inspired Beth to leverage all that she has learned, discovered, and experienced toward becoming the innovative Kingdom solution to public education. Thalia Academy is the culmination of this God-given aspiration.

Beth lives in Amarillo, Texas with her husband of 20 years and 12-year-old daughter. When not enjoying family time or developing educational solutions, she can be found both choreographing and performing in various musicals produced by Amarillo’s amazing local theatre company.

Marlyn Grissom
4th Grade

Kingdom Life Facilitator

Melea Baker

5th Grade

Shea Wooten

6th Grade

Eboni L. Truss

7th Grade

Maryln obtained her Masters degree in Special Education from Sam Houston State University and has worked as a diagnostician for several years within the Texas education system.

In 2010 she received the Teacher of the Year Award in Special Education for the Texas Chapter Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders. She feels her 25 plus years served in Texas education will allow her to equip all of God’s children with the tools needed to understand their authority to rule and reign the Kingdom and serve others well. Marlyn is beyond excited to be a part of Thalia Academy.

It is clear that her 25 plus years served in Texas education prepared her for equipping all of God’s children with the tools needed to understand their authority to rule and reign The Kingdom and serve others well. Marlyn loves being a part of Thalia Academy.

Melea is a graduate of Clarendon College and has spent over a decade working in elementary education. She is a Texas native and lives in Amarillo with her husband Chris, son Marvin, and daughter Caiden.

She is excited to continue her journey with Thalia Academy and is truly passionate about education and watching children learn and grow not only academically, but spiritually as well.

When not in the classroom, Melea is very active in her community and often volunteers and performs on stage at Amarillo Little Theatre. She spends her free time supporting her children's many various extracurricular activities, helping her husband with his business, reading, and traveling.

Shea graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from West Texas A&M university in 2018. She has been teaching since 2019, has taught 1st, 3rd, 4th & 6th grades, and is EC-6 & ESL certified.

Shea is entering her third year with Thalia Academy. She is excited to continue serving students and providing a safe space for them to grow academically and socially. She strives to create a community of learners that nurtures this growth in a positive, relaxing environment.

She lives in Fritch, Texas with her husband Preston, son Caden, daughter Mallory, and dog Polly. When not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her friends & family, reading, and shopping.

After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from Talladega College and becoming a Case Worker for the State Alabama, Eboni L. Truss got a rhema word from God to become a teacher. Not knowing what to do to be a teacher, she walked into the local school system’s office and said to the receptionist, “I want to be a teacher. What do I need to do next?”

Her next was to earn a Masters Degree in teaching from the University of Phoenix and spending the next 14 years as a classroom educator. Over her career, she has taught every grade from Pre-K to 8th and always gets a hug from her former students during trips to Walmart. Eboni considers ALL her students to be her children, no matter how old they’ve gotten.

She is an international speaker and best-selling author, but more ​importantly, Eboni has been the wife to James for 21 years and mom to two amazing ​and handsome sons.