We're There for You and Your Child

In our work, we put great focus on one thing - the welfare and education of your child. In order to properly encourage your child's personal and academic development, our professional educators follow a unique approach that combines academic excellence with a free-spirited and playful atmosphere for learning.


Our teachers regularly participate in educational seminars and always bring new ideas and input to their daily tasks. These ideas are passed on to your child in playful exercises and diligent study sessions.


Get to know our staff better here:


Kristin West

Director of The Academy at Rowland Ballard

Principal instructor at The Academy at Rowland Ballard

Alabama Native

Bachelors in Health Education

University of South Alabama

Masters of Science Early Childhood Education

University of Houston

11 years preschool experience

Proud wife and mother of 2



"I have the best job in the world!!!  It is both exciting and fufilling to see the light bulb turn on....that is what keeps me going."






Afton Ryals

Primary 3 Year Old Teacher 

Kingwood Native

5 years childcare experience.

Teachers Daughter who has worked in classrooms since she was nine

In her spare time she loves to read, bake, and being outside.

Proud aunt to her niece

She can always be found making people laugh at her silly antics



"There is nothing better than being able to work with children...especially when you're just a big kid at heart and aren't afraid to show it!"




Erin Wakeley

Pre-K Assistant Teacher

Louisiana Native

Associates in Criminal Justice

University of Houston

3+ childcare experience

Enjoys cooking Cajun food, swiming, reading and arts and crafts



"I love working with children because I feel I can be a positive influence in their lives" 


Amanda Carnes

Pre-K Assistant Teacher.

Kingwood Native.

Studying Early Childhood Education at Lone Star College.

Lead Kindergym Instructor Atascocita location.

3 1/2 years childcare experience.

Worked for both Kingwood and Attascocita locations.

Loves arts and crafts, reading, and chinese food.



"I love working with kids because it is not just fun but rewarding.  The kids even end up teaching me things in the process"


Julie Grimaldo

Pre-K Assistant Teacher 

Texas Native

Studying Pediatric Dentistry

Loves to "eat, be happy, and help others"

Favorite Animal=Panda Bear






"I believe children are a gift to mankind, and I love to teach them and help them grow"


Kelly Agnew

Primary Ballet Instructor

Bachelors in Ballet from The University of Oklahoma

Bachelors in Pre-Law also from University of Oklahoma 

Alumni of Rowland Ballard School



"I love teaching the art of ballet to children. To pass along the tradition and culture of ballet really drives me!"