Mrs. Kena Alderson
Mrs. Kena Alderson is a CSW lifer. She has been part of the faculty since the school was founded. She is a skilled teacher and a degreed chemical engineer, who has taught Chemistry and Logic in the Upper School in addition to her duties as a fourth-grade teacher. Prior to her work at CSW, she served as a methods engineer at Learjet and a chemical engineer at Dow Chemical in Freeport, Texas.
Mrs. Alderson earned her Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1992. She heartily supports her alma mater, where she still enjoys seeing football games and the Gutenberg Bible.
Mrs. Alderson and her husband, Harley, have two children. Their oldest, Abbey, is studying Business Management at Kansas State University, and their youngest, Kirk, recently graduated from CSW. The family also loves and claims a cat named Winnie.
If you get a chance to visit CSW, be sure not to miss Mrs. Alderson’s classroom as it comes alive with the personalities and culture of Medieval Europe. Her students have written letters to Pope Innocent III (d. 1216), asking him for redress of grievances against the dastardly King John of England. And, if you’re looking for someone to explain the Bayeux Tapestry to you, Mrs. Alderson’s fourth-graders will be able to fill you in.
Mrs. Alderson is perhaps best known at the school for her outstanding performance in the CSW Talent Show in the spring of 2008 when she competed against CSW whiz-kid Drew Crist, then a ninth-grader, live on stage in a hushed, darkened auditorium, making short work of a Rubik’s Cube.
A devoted follower of Christ, Mrs. Alderson writes, “The Scriptures are absolutely true and inspired by the Holy Spirit. They are the primary means by which God communicates with mankind and with me. They define God’s law, show our need for a Savior, and describe God’s redemptive plan.” Her serious commitment to Christ shows in the high caliber of her work, her energized love for her students and her collegial relationships with parents, fellow teachers and administration.