My name is Sharon Ausbury, and I am honored to be the Principal of Trinity Christian Academy.
I began my adventure into education when I graduated from Evangel University with a degree in Music Education. For many years, I managed my own piano studio. But God had other plans for my life. In 1988, He called me back to school, and I graduated from the University of Houston in 1992 with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Reading Endorsement. I moved from the Music classroom to the regular classroom, where I taught Kindergarten, 3rd, 4th and 5th grades.
In 1998, God called me into Christian School Administration, where I have served ever since. I ministered as the Head of School at Grace Christian School in Houston for two years. In 2000, my husband was transferred to the Cleveland, Ohio area where I served as the Principal of Chapel Hill Christian School for 16 years. God brought me to TCA in July of 2016.
I believe that a Christian school must provide an education for its students that is academically excellent and spiritually strong. All subjects, from Math to Physics, must point students to our Transcendent Creator – Jesus Christ. I love Colossians 1:15-17 – “He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. For by Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for Him. He is before all things, and in Him, all things hold together.” This is the foundation – the starting point- for all education.
When students from Christian homes attend a Christian school and a Bible-centered church, they breathe the same air wherever they go. What Mom and Dad teach at home is reinforced when they go to Sunday School and by the teachers that pour into their lives during the day. They are not exposed to teachings that contradict God’s Word. God’s Truth becomes firmly planted in their hearts, and their Faith becomes strong and resolute. When they go off to college, they are prepared to give a reason for the hope that lies within them. They have an understanding of who God is so they can face the challenges of life with a confidence and assurance that He has the answers to whatever they need. It is a sacred trust to be a part of this process.
My husband, Dennis, and I have one daughter, one son-in-law and one grandson. We are blessed to be here in San Antonio to be with our family. When I am not running the school, I like to read, attend concerts, cook, and watercolor. I am learning to be a Spurs fan. But, my favorite thing is to be Mimi to my little grandson.