Our Faculty & Staff

At Valley Christian, class sizes are small, allowing our teachers to actively involve each student in the learning process. VCS teachers have time to know each student and their special gifts and provide support and mentoring.  Faculty and staff interact with students in a number of different roles as members of the Valley Christian community.  They are coaches, advisors, supporters in the audience and invested in seeing our students succeed.  Our faculty are also master teachers in their subject area.  Over half of our faculty have advanced degrees, including three with doctorates. 

Melissa Ainsworth

Melissa Ainsworth

HS Student Center Specialist

Kevin Allen

Kevin Allen

HS Dean of Students, HS Girls Basketball Head Coach

David Anderson

David Anderson

HS History

Joanna Banta

Joanna Banta

HS Fine Arts Collaborative Artist

Susan Blasi

Susan Blasi

K6 VINE

Susan Blasi

Jenny Brecht

6th Grade; HS Cross Country Head Coach

Susan Blasi

Madeline Brown ’15

K6 PE, HS Girls Soccer Head Coach

Susan Blasi

Erica Butler

HS VINE

Michelle Cefola

Michelle Cefola

Director of Academic, College, and Career Advising

Kelly Clausen

Kelly Clausen

Instructional Technology Specialist, HS Student Council, HS Beach Volleyball Head Coach

Lauren Connally

Lauren Connally

HS History, HS Cheer Head Coach

Tom Croke

Tom Croke

HS Bible, ENGAGE Director

Susan Blasi

Janice De Groot

JH VINE

Joyce Demaline

Joyce Demaline

HS VINE Assistant

Susan Blasi

Natalie Denk ’15

Athletic Trainer, HS Health and Sports Med, HS Swim Head Coach

Donna Dukes

Donna Dukes

HS Science; HS Robotics

Robyn Dyer

Robyn Dyer

HS Math, HS Student Council

Susan Blasi

April Ellis

1st Grade

Susan Blasi

Genevieve Ferrara

Kindergarten

Susan Blasi

Heather Ferrari

K6 Receptionist

Susan Blasi

Rebekah Fischer ’10

JH Science

Jennifer Freeman

Jennifer Freeman

HS Instrumental Music Director, HS Video/Music Productions, HS Rhythmics

Susan Blasi

Carol Freibott

4th Grade

Beverly Fryar

Beverly Fryar

HS Computer Science

Chris Fryar

Chris Fryar

K-8 Administrator

Damon Gilliland

Damon Gilliland

JH Athletic Director, JH PE, HS Baseball Head Coach

Susan Blasi

Kara Golden

Kindergarten

Hannah Gonzales

Hannah Gonzales

JH Social Studies

Greg Haagsma

Greg Haagsma

Athletic Director, HS Boys Basketball Head Coach

Susan Blasi

Myrna Haagsma

JH Administrative Liaison

Elizabeth Hales

Elizabeth Hales

HS VINE

Troy Hanzal

Troy Hanzal

Athletic Trainer, HS Weight Training, HS Boys Basketball Assistant Coach

Cleonie Harrison

Cleonie Harrison

HS Spanish

Susan Blasi

Paige Harrison

K6 Classroom Aide

Marianne Heim ’97

Marianne Heim ’97

Fine Arts Director, HS Director of Choral Music, HS Min Dev

Susan Blasi

Nicole Higby

Finance Assistant

Susan Blasi

Kristin Hines

K6 Childcare Coordinator

Russell Hoober

Russell Hoober

HS Government and Economics

Susan Blasi

Rebekah Hughes Budiyanto

K6 Fine Arts

Barbara Hunsaker

Barbara Hunsaker

Director of Special Education (VINE)

Jonathan Hunsaker

Jonathan Hunsaker

Technology Specialist, HS eSports Head Coach

Susan Blasi

Cheryl Huss

JH VINE

Susan Blasi

Allena Hynes

Human Resources

Erika Jackson

Erika Jackson

HS CCL, HS PE

Jaye Jackson

Jaye Jackson

HS Science

Susan Blasi

Christy Johanningmeier

JH Bible

Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson

HS VINE

Susan Blasi

Megan Jones

Event & Development Coordinator

Kimberly Kamerman

Kimberly Kamerman

HS Receptionist

Tina Kidd

Tina Kidd

HS Office Manager, Registrar

Trish King

Trish King

HS Math

Susan Blasi

Kristen Kirby

K6 Computers

Susan Blasi

Jeff Kleck

JH Principal

Dan Kuiper

Dan Kuiper

Superintendent

Derrick Land

Derrick Land

HS Campus Security

Dr. Brad Larsen

Dr. Brad Larsen

HS Math

Marguerite Larsen

Marguerite Larsen

HS English, NHS Advisor

Susan Blasi

Vickie Linehan

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Susan Blasi

Timothy Livengood

Executive Director of Finance

Heather Loechelt

Heather Loechelt

JH Science

Deneen Mackey

Deneen Mackey

HS VINE Assistant

Kristi Majercak

Kristi Majercak

Finance Account Manager

Adam McDorman

Adam McDorman

HS English, HS Yearbook

Susan Blasi

Eileen McFadyen

JH Math

Stefanie McKean

Stefanie McKean

JH Fine Arts

Dr. Lisa Miller

Dr. Lisa Miller

HS Science

Susan Blasi

Carah Mollerup

K6 Fine Arts

Carla Morgan

Carla Morgan

HS ASL, HS Bridges, HS VINE Aide

Karyn Mueller

Karyn Mueller

Development Project Coordinator

Lisa O’Brien

Lisa O’Brien

HS Athletic and Advising Secretary

Matt O’Brien

Matt O’Brien

HS Bible

Tim O’Brien

Tim O’Brien

HS Math, HS Engineering

Jake Petersen

Jake Petersen

HS Weight Training, HS Personal Finance, HS Assistant Athletic Director, HS Football Assistant Coach

Tim Pitts

Tim Pitts

HS Bible

Susan Blasi

Brian Popa

HS Worship Coach

Susan Blasi

Cassandra Quick

3rd Grade

Susan Blasi

Diana Rhoades

6th Grade

Susan Blasi

Janine Sass

K6 Registered Nurse

Susan Blasi

Kris Sawyers

3rd Grade

Paul Schanaker

Paul Schanaker

HS Vice Principal for Academics

Daniel Shore

Daniel Shore

HS Spanish

Susan Blasi

Natalie Spina ’14

K6 Classroom Aide

Dorothey Staten

Dorothey Staten

HS Art

Susan Blasi

Damon Sterling

HS Admissions Manager, HS Girls Basketball Assistant Coach

Drew Streeter

Drew Streeter

HS English, HS Film Studies

Jennifer Stutzman

Jennifer Stutzman

K6 Administrative Liaison

Kirk Sundberg

Kirk Sundberg

Academic, College, and Career Advisor, HS Football Head Coach

Sheri Templeton

Sheri Templeton

HS Speech

Troy Thelen ’03

Troy Thelen ’03

Legacy Director

Susan Blasi

Charmain Thorneycroft

5th Grade

Scott Timmer

Scott Timmer

HS Health and PE, HS Weight Training, Assistant Development Director

Susan Blasi

Mandy Tompkins ’15

HS Theatre

Dr. Greg Tonkinson

Dr. Greg Tonkinson

Spiritual Life Director, HS Bible, HS Min Dev

Jennifer Tonkinson

Jennifer Tonkinson

JH Language Arts

Gina Townley

Gina Townley

Assistant to the Fine Arts Director

Susan Blasi

Taylie Wakefield

2nd Grade

Becke Ward ’13

Becke Ward ’13

HS English

Debbie Weidinger

Debbie Weidinger

HS VINE

Bryan Winfrey ’04

Bryan Winfrey ’04

Director of Communications and Marketing