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At our school we want to help our students grow and thrive in a garden where we cultivate their minds and character in this busy world we live in. With our small class sizes we are able to take time to work with individual students by embracing our beautiful rural setting and the technology of the modern world!

Administrative Team

Meet our new Administrative Constultant at Doss CCSD!
Doss CCSD New Administrative Consultant.pdf

Pam Seipp

Current Position: Interim Administrative Consultant

Previous Positions:  Superintendent, D’Hanis; Assistant Superintendent, Fort Davis; High School Principal, Fort Davis; Elementary Principal, Fort Davis; Science Teacher, Fort Davis; Science Teacher, Lubbock

Education:   Superintendent and Principal Certification, Sul Ross State University; Master’s Degree in Secondary Education, Sul Ross State University; Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and Microbiology, Texas Tech University

Experience: 38 years in Education

Family: Wayne Seipp, husband of 38 years and Tess Arae’ Seipp, daughter, Many cows, several horses, some goats, two dogs, and barn cats!

Interests: reading, research, teaching, cooking, ranching, horseback riding
"I am driven by the desire to invest in children, our richest source of capital, my education philosophy is simple:  Ensure Success for All!"

Teaching Team Pre K - 3rd grade

Amanda Arhelger

Current Position: Prekindergarten – Second grade Teacher

Previous Positions: Preschool Teacher at Bethany Preschool, Fredericksburg; Instructional Aide, Doss

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas A&M University-Commerce

Experience: 6 years in Education

Family: Ben Arhelger, husband of 6 years and our two dogs Newt and Woodrow!

Interests: Reading, teaching, music
"I am dedicated to making a difference in my students’ lives, as well as teaching them to make their mark in life and make a difference in our world, my education philosophy is: Be the difference!"

Marsha Welge

Current Position: Pre-K Instructional Aide

Previous Position:  University of Arlington (Montessori Certificate), Austin Community College, Texas Educator Certificate, Region 13 Qualification for Paraprofessional, Associated Rehabilitation Services

Experience: 22 years in education    

Family: Conrad Welge, husband of 44 years and Shane Welge, Terrill Welge, sons, and seven grandchildren. Many cows, deer, four dogs, and outside cats!

Interests: reading, teaching, cooking, ranching   
"Do not train to learn by force or harshness; but direct them to it by what amuses their minds, so that you may be better able to discover with accuracy the peculiar bent of the genius of each."

Teaching Team 4th-8th grades

Cindy Garvey

Current Position: 3-8th Grade Educator.

Previous Positions: British Columbia, Canada - PreK-10th Grade General & Remedial Education, Music, Dance, Visual & Theatre Arts, PE, Health,
French Language, Life Skills

Harlingen, Texas - 3rd Grade & PreK-5th Grade Gifted & Talented Curriculum, Educator & Program Facilitator

Cedar Park (Northwest Austin), Texas - Leander ISD Gifted & Talented Educator & Program Facilitator

Education: Whitworth University, Spokane Washington - Bachelors of Arts
Major - Elementary Education PreK-8th Grade
Minor - Sociology

Experience: 27 Years in Education

Family: Daughter - Sarah Joy and Granddaughter - Jocelyn
Daughter - Mariah and Grandson - Rory

Interests: Reading, Researching & New Learning, Bible Studies, Teaching, Outdoor Activities, Plants & Animals, Environmental Science, Health & Wellness, Photography, Music, Dance, Travelling, Community Service, Hanging out with Friends & Family Barbequing, Loving, Laughing & Enjoying Living Life to the Fullest!

“Tell Me and I Forget, Teach Me and I Remember, Involve Me and I Learn.”  
~ Benjamin Franklin
Ms. Garvey's Class Webpage
​The history behind Doss School is truly remarkable! We have the oldest running public school in the state of Texas! The original building which now serves as our lunch room was recorded as a Texas Historic Landmark in 1985.

The school began in 1884 on Doss-Spring Creek Road and in 1894 land for the current school cite was donated by Tom Nixon. The limestone school house was built in 1905 and in 1927 the present main building was added.

We are enrolling Pre K all the way up through 8th grade and as we continue to grow we will also continue to thrive!

Meet our staff below and dont hesitate to contact us with any questions and concerns!

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