kana bayer 

Brenna davis 

carissa bethea

preston gleaton

renae harper

Kana grew up in a small Central Texas town and currently resides in Clifton Texas. She is a
proud GiGi of three beautiful grandbabies that she loves with her whole heart. Kana has always
had a big heart to work with children. She started out working at an Emergency Shelter for
Children as one of her first jobs right out of High School. She attended Central Texas College
where she received her Child Development Associates. Kana was working at the Florence Head
Start as a teacher, and still attending college at night studying Youth at Risk. After 5 years of
teaching she became the Human Service Provider at both Florence Head Start, and Bartlett Head
Start help children, and families with special needs. Kana is now taking online classes to get her
Bachelors in Criminal Justice to become Juvenile Probation Officer or Counselor. Kana started
working this year at Champion Zone. Her goal in life is to make a positive different in a child’s

Renae is going into her first year of college at Baylor University in the fall of 2016 with a major in Biology. She plans to get a medical degree with the intentions of becoming a pediatrician. She has been working with kids for one year at Champion Zone and will use these experiences for her pediatric career. 

tonya weller

victor ward

Our philosophy is based on the belief that kids need to develop a wide variety of skills in order to balance and properly demonstrate the knowledge they gain in the classroom. We maintain that a skill isknowledge that is demonstrated and applied correctly.

When we perform a skill we "do something". Research shows that physical and academic related skills are often poorly demonstrated unless they are accompanied by self management, or what are more commonly referred to as Life Skills. 

We maintain that young people are ill equipped to function in our 21st century society without being made SkillFit. Our skill development program is at the heart of our mission.


Tonya lives in Bruceville Eddy, Texas. She was born September 18, **** in Waco Texas. She
has lived in Central Texas my entire life and loves it here. This is Home!!! Tonya attended Waco
High and MCC. She started her family at age 24. Tonya is also an employee at China Spring
Elementary and has worked at CSE for 11 years. She teaches the Content Mastery Study Lab 1 st
– 3 rd as an Intervention Teacher. Tonya started with the Champion Zone afterschool program
November 2016. She enjoys being with the children and getting to know them better on a
different level. Her favorite part of working at Champion Zone is being able to play and be silly
with the children without complete structure of the regular school day setting.

Sarah has just graduated from China Spring High School and will continue her education at
McLennan Community College to study nursing. Sarah has spent the past three years working
with children and looks forward to a great summer at Champion Zone Summer Camp.

sarah williams

Brenna Davis goes to China Spring high school. She has been babysitting since she was about
14. She loves being around children and helping them learn new things. Brenna also helps with
the child care service at her church.

This is Carissa's second year with Champion Zone. She attended Baylor University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Science (Child and Family Studies) in 2010. Carissa currently resides in Woodway with her husband of 3 years. Her hobbies are baking, watching Baylor football and Texas Ranger baseball, and playing with her 2 dogs. She has a passion for working with young children and is excited to be a part of CZ this year!
Victor holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baylor University with Secondary certifications in Physical Science and Life-Earth Science.  He taught for 28 years before retiring in 2013, his teaching experience being equally divided between the elementary music and the secondary science classrooms.  He has also found employment as an air conditioning technician, a cabinet maker. Most important to him are his three children and two grandchildren and his wife of thirty-two years. He is currently the Music Director of Richfield Christian Church and enjoys singing and woodworking and of course working with young ones. This is Mr. Vic's 2nd year at CZA.​

China Spring Elementary Staff

Chelsea graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2011 with a Bachelor's degree in
Communication Studies. She recently moved from the Southeast TX area with her husband,
Dave, and their precious pup. She has worked with children for many years in a wide variety of
settings, including summer camp, classroom, and church programs. She enjoys reading, meeting
new people, and spending time with her family.

Preston is a Senior at China Spring High School. This is Preston's first year at Champion Zone as he transitions from summer camp to after school care. He has years of experience working with kids in sports camps, summer camps, student directing and PAL's. When he isn't at Champion Zone, he enjoys playing music, hanging out with his dog, and watching soccer games. He plans on using his experience for his future in pediatric care. He is excited to be a part of the Champion Zone team and can't wait for a great year!

tyler schiller

Chelsea Anfenson

Tyler has just finished his first year at China Spring ISD. He grew up going to school in Ft. Gibson, OK and will finish his high school education at China Spring. After graduating, Tyler plans to go to MCC and get his education there. He's been working with children at Champion Zone since May of 2016.