Academy Teachers

Mrs. Meredith Bonham McDaniel

The Rock Academy would like to welcome our newest member to our Rock family! Mrs.Meredith Bonham McDanielis a wife and mother to three precious kiddos, Hannah, Jacob, and Carson. Meredith has completed the Texas Teacher's Certification Program, and holds her Bachelor degree in PreLaw from Texas Woman’s University, as well as an Associates degree in Leadership from Hardin Simmons University. Meredith also has a Minor in Missions.Born and raised in Fort Worth, Meredith moved to Weatherford to raise her children in 2016 after marrying her husband.Meredith has 5 years teaching experience in Fort Worth ISD, and 1 year teaching in a private Christian homeschool co op. In her time from The Rock, Meredith is the Director of Cheer for the Weatherford Youth Association 2018, as well as the Awana Leader and VBS Teacher from 2016-2018. Some of her favorite things include reading, painting, and travel! God is number one in her life and she is so excited to be able to share His love in the classroom. We are looking forward to a wonderful year full of growth, learning and friendship!

Ms. Kathy Sunshine

Kathy Sunshine, M.Ed. has taught &/or tutored since 1982. Her Bachelor's degree is focused in Human Service, and she has been serving humans of all ages ever since. Her Master's degree is in education with some counseling. She has experience in the field of addiction counseling and served as the administrator of a children's psychiatric facility. She has taught almost every grade either in public or private schools. In the DFW Metroplex, she has taught in Oakcliff, Pleasant Grove, Irving, and Arlington. Ms. Sunshine has three teaching certifications: elementary, special education, & ESL. She taught for four years in a charter school founded for the Deaf and signs (ASL). She enjoys helping people be successful. Whether it's tutoring reading to "littles" or algebra to teenagers or Life Coaching grownups, Ms. Sunshine does it all with Love, Peace, & Joy.

Mrs. Julie Pedrami

Julie Pedrami, MAT, graduated from the University of Arkansas with her Bachelor's and Master's degree in education. She is a state certified teacher with ten years experience in the classroom.
Julie grew up on a farm in Arkansas. She is a huge Razorback fan- Go Hogs! She loves college football. Julie and her husband Bobby have been married 10 years and have 2 wonderful children. Their daughter Kinley is on the level 2 gymnastics team, and has participated in our gymnastics program at the age of two. Their son, Colby, is almost three years old and is enrolled in our LAMBS preschool program. Julie loves to travel to far away places but doesn't like to use a plane to get to her destination. In her spare time, you may find her watching sitcom reruns.
Julie is super excited to join The Rock Academy and is looking forward to a fun year of learning!