Mrs Eleanor Sherwyn,the founder and
director, brings 50 years of experience to her work with children.
Mrs Sherwyn is the founder of The Academy of the West Indies, on St. Croix, U. S. Virgin
Islands, begun in 1974. She was the school's director for 13 years as well as the teacher of English and Math.The school's
Social Studies Program was unique: the entire school, Grades 9 - 12, studied a country, visited the country for a month, then
sat exams on the country upon their return.
Mrs Sherwyn lived and taught in Saudi Arabia for 13 years; most of her students studied through independent study with Calvert
School, the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, or the American School.
Mrs Melanie Reyes, formerly Miss Puente, teaches all levels of Math.She graduated
from Texas A & M, Corpus Christi in 2010 with a major in the Science of Mathematics. She is certified in Secondary
School Math and taught in the CCISD system for three and a half years.
Mrs Laura O'Keefe teaches our Middle School students as well as older students on
individualized curricula. She has extensive teaching experience in CCISD Middle Schools from which she retired. She
has taught Business English as well as Computers for Busines courses at Del Mar Community College.
Mr Zachary Morris tutors in our high school; he is currently
a graduate student at Texas A & M CC studying Finance. He was born and raised in the Gulf Coast area, played soccer throughout
high school, enjoys the ocean and surfing, and playing guitar.