Education is for improving the lives of others and for

leaving your community and world better than you found it.

~ Marian Wright Edelman

The Texas Panhandle's only private college preparatory school for students in grades 6 through 12



Zeba Quast Schouten is in her third year of teaching Ascension’s AP English III. She earned a B.A. and M.A. from Texas A&M in English. Her Ph.D. is in Secondary Content Area Reading and is also from Texas A&M. During her 20 year teaching career that spans from graduate school to 6th grade, Dr. Schouten has taught Freshman English and Curriculum & Instruction classes at Texas A&M University, Curriculum & Instruction classes at Tarleton State University, English II and III at Yoakum High School, and language arts at St. Joseph's School.


After retiring from teaching, she joined Mike, her husband, in the dairy business. They own and operate a dairy west of Amarillo. She has 3 children. Her oldest daughter is married and lives in Austin. Troy and Campbell are twins who are tenth graders at Ascension.

EMAIL: zschouten@ascensionacademy.org

Founded in 2000, Ascension Academy is Amarillo's only college preparatory school providing an education in a challenging, faith-affirming environment to maximize
the potential of every student. 

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(806) 342 - 0515


9301 Ascension Parkway

Amarillo, Texas 79119

Mailing Address:

PO Box 50729

Amarillo, Texas 79159-0729