Faculty and Staff

Sandra McCarstle, M.Ed.

Program Director
Instructor of Education/Early Childhood
Wharton County Junior College
911 Boling Highway,                                                                                                                                    Wharton, Texas 77488                                                                                                                              979-532-6340 or 1-800-561-9252, ext. 6340
Email: mccarstles@wcjc.edu 

Sandra McCarstle earned her Master of Education degree in Elementary Education and her Master of Arts degree in Developmental Education from Texas State University. She is a doctoral candidate in Developmental Education at Texas State. Her teaching experience includes 16 years as a Pre-K teacher in Hays Independent School District.


Adjunct Faculty


Dana Foyt, M. Ed.

E-mail: Foytd@wcjc.edu

Dana Foyt has a Master's degree in Administration and Supervision and a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood from The University of Houston-Victoria. Ms. Foyt has been an Early Childhood educator and administrator since 2000 and joined the Department of Education/Early Childhood at Wharton County Junior College as an adjunct instructor in 2009. Ms. Foyt is the instructor for EDUC 1301 Introduction to the Teaching Profession and CDEC 1319, Child Guidance.


Meghan Kaminski, M.Ed.

Email: kaminskim@wcjc.edu

Meghan Kaminski earned her Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Houston. She serves as the assistant director and curriculum coordinator with a special focus on early literacy at Gingerbread Kids Academy in Richmond. She joined the adjunct faculty in 2020.

Barbara Lynn, M.A.

Email: barbaral@wcjc.edu

Ms. Lynn earned her Master of Arts degree in Child Development and Family Relationships from the University of Texas at Austin and her Principal Certification from University of St. Thomas, Houston. She has served as a teacher in special education, Pre-K, and Kindergarten and as a college instructor at Wharton County Junior College, Alvin Community College, and University of Houston Clear Lake (adjunct faculty).

Willie Mae Miles, M.Ed.

E-mail: milesw@wcjc.edu

Willie Mae Miles has a Master of Education degree in Guidance and Counseling from Delta State University in Mississippi. She holds a bachelor's degree in English from University of Mississippi. Ms. Miles retired from Lamar Consolidated Independent School District after serving as an elementary special education teacher and behavior specialist. She joined the Department of Education/ Early Childhood as an adjunct instructor in 2012. Ms. Lykes is the instructor for CDEC 1359 and EDUC 2301

Ashley Quintana, M.Ed. 

Ashley Quintana earned her Master’s degree in Reading from the University of Texas. She is an educator in Lamar CISD and has over 10 years of experience in a variety of roles serving young children from Pre-K to 5th grade. She joined the adjunct faculty in 2020.

Sharon Spillman, Ed.D.

E-mail: spillmans@wcjc.edu

Dr. Sharon Spillman earned her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and M. Ed. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Houston. Dr. Spillman currently serves as the President of Programs at Collaborative for Children in Houston. Dr. Spillman received the 2010 Educator of the Year Award from Texas Association for the Education of Young Children and is active in the National Association for Young Children, Texas AEYC, and Southern Early Childhood Association (SECA). Dr. Spillman is the instructor for TECA 1311 , CDEC 1358, and other Early Childhood courses.




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