Meet the Faculty

Upper School Math & Computer Science Teacher Sean Lindsay

April 18, 2019
By Keystone Communications Team

Name: Sean Lindsay

Position: US Math & Computer Science Teacher

Education: BS in Math from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2005), MAED in Instructional Technology from UTSA (2017)

What did you do before you came to Keystone: I taught MS/HS math in a variety of places around the country (MD, WA, Alamo Heights, NC) as I moved with my wife who is an officer in the USAF.

Why do you like working here: I love the culture of Keystone. I get to work with incredibly bright and driven students and have the autonomy to adjust my curriculum to meet their passions.

Hobbies/pastimes: I am one of the captains of San Antonio’s competitive ultimate frisbee team. I also enjoy disc golf. I have a 3d printer, and enjoy designing things for that. I am an avid fantasy football player and a diehard Ravens fan. I also enjoy cooking fancy food and then eating said fancy food.

Something (personal or professional) you’re proud of: I am proud of finishing my Master’s. We had our son during that time, so it was difficult to have my time spread thin across work, family, and school. I ended up finishing with 4.0 GPA.

Favorite/inspirational book: "The Demon-Haunted World," by Carl Sagan

Favorite quote: If you think a weakness can be turned into a strength, I hate to tell you this, but that's another weakness. --Jack Handey.

Third grade math and science teacher Jessica Combs

April 11, 2019
By Keystone Communications Team

Name: Jessica Combs

Position: 3rd Grade Math and Science Teacher

Education: Undergraduate and Graduate Degrees from Loyola Marymount University

What did you do before you came to Keystone: Taught 2nd Grade at a Private School in Honolulu

Why do you like working here: I tell people this is the school at the end of the rainbow! I have wonderful students who truly enjoy learning, colleagues who love to teach, and a supportive administrative team who encourages creativity and freedom in what and how I teach.

Hobbies/pastimes: Playing with my three year old little girl, Ella. I also love to bake and read when I can find the time!

Something (personal or professional) you’re proud of: I’m proud of my education and that I’m teaching at a fantastic school. I’m also proud of raising a strong little girl!

Favorite quote: You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. A.A. Milne

Middle School Social Studies Teacher Dr. Patricia Pederson

April 04, 2019
By Keystone Communications Team

Name: Patricia Pederson

Position: Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Education: Ph.D. University of Minnesota, MA University of Minnesota, BS University of South Dakota

What did you do before you came to Keystone: Director of K-12 Social Studies, Education Testing Service, Senior Director of K-12 Social Studies at Harcourt Assessment, Assistant Professor at American University of Beirut, Lebanon, Middle and High School teacher in American and International schools in Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, India and the Sudan.

Why do you like working here: I love the curious, hard-working students and the professional and friendly staff and faculty.

Hobbies/pastimes: Jogging, reading, traveling

Favorite quote: “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education.” Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

High School Science Teacher Jason Nydegger

March 28, 2019
By Keystone Communications Team

Name: Jason Nydegger

Position: High school science teacher

Education: BS Physics, graduate work in electrical engineering and pharmaceutical chemistry

What did you do before you came to Keystone: 6 years as a software engineer for Ball Aerospace, 8 years molecular biology research at UT Health San Antonio

Why do you like working here: I love teaching science. I love the support from the school. The students are amazing and keep me young.

Hobbies/pastimes: Gardening, hiking, soccer.

Something (personal or professional) you’re proud of: My 3 amazing grown children.

Favorite/inspirational book: Tortilla Flat – John Steinbeck

Favorite quote: Changes aren’t permanent, but change is.

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