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Casey Abel - Owner / Director

Owner/Director Casey Abel holds a Bachelors Degree in Human Sciences, Child and Family Studies and Child Development. Casey has over15 years of experience in child care and youth programs. 


She has worked as a respite foster care provider, taught kindergarten, worked as an adoption case manager, and was CEO of Young Champions Academy in Waco, Texas. She also worked with the ETERS and ECERS assessment/ Mentor group for the Central Texas Region through the Texas Workforce Commission.


Casey is a native Central Texan, a coach's wife and a mother to six young children.

Kendra Tucker - Crawford Director

Kendra Tucker has been with Champion Zone since 2017 and she is currently the director at Crawford Elementary. She and her husband Jerry, also a director at Champion Zone, have 3 children Julia, Jacob, and Kennedy.


Kendra graduated from Baylor University and resides in China Spring, Tx. Her hobbies include arts and crafts, spending time with family and friends, and volunteering with her church.


She loves working with kids and getting to know them. She is
excited to work with the Champion Zone summer camp and after-school program.

Jerry Tucker - WCS Director

Jerry has worked for Champion Zone since October of 2016.


He has a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Tarleton  State University.


Jerry teaches 4th and 5th grade at Woodway Christian School. He is married to Kendra and has three children, Julia, Jacob and Kennedy.


He enjoys fishing and cooking (especially baking and smoking meat) and volunteering for his church with his wife Kendra.


Grace Talbert-  China Spring Elementary Director 

Grace has a degree from Tarleton state University in Social work and is currently in Graduate School working on her Masters in Social Work. which she will graduate with in May of 2024. 

Grace loves working with kids and her favorite thing is watching them learn, grow, and be adventurous. 

Amy Wurzbach - Bosqueville Director

Amy was born in Farmington, New Mexico.  She has two older sisters and two younger brothers.  She has four nephews and one great niece in Texas as well as has two nieces and three great nephews in Virginia.  She lives in Hewitt and graduated from Midway.   

She holds an Associate in Applied Science Child Development degree and a Child Development Administration Certificate both from M.C.C.  She has worked in child care for over thirty years.  She spent the last twenty-one of those years working at Little Cougar Inc. in China Spring.

Her passion has always been children.   She is extremely excited to be part of the Champion Zone family and help mold all the children into the best they can be.

Sharlon Sirles - Lorena Director

Sharlon has over 30 years experience in early childhood education. She has a degree in Early Childhood Development from MCC. 

She is married to Glenn and has two sons, Joshua and Christeon. She is also a G-ma to Jakoby. 

Sharlon is very enthusiastic about working with the children and families of Champion Zone. She enjoys helping children explore their creativity and building relationships.

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