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

Chizzy Anderson

Chizzy Anderson

ES Aide

David Anderson

David Anderson

HS History

Philip Azad

Philip Azad

HS Math

Jeff Bailey

Jeff Bailey

JH & K6 Spanish

Mark Berry

Mark Berry

HS Math

Susan Blasi

Susan Blasi

K6 VINE

Erica Butler

Erica Butler

HS VINE

Jenny Brecht

Jenny Brecht

6th Grade; HS Cross Country Head Coach

Madeline Brown ’15

Madeline Brown ’15

K6 PE, HS Girls Soccer Head Coach

Yvonne Calderon

Yvonne Calderon

JH Vine

Joe Calendo

Joe Calendo

Academic, College, and Career Advisor

Kathy Cappellano

Kathy Cappellano

ES Aide

Michelle Cefola

Michelle Cefola

Dean of Academic, College, and Career Advising

Kelly Clausen

Kelly Clausen

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

Tom Croke

Tom Croke

HS Bible, ENGAGE Director

Janice De Groot

Janice De Groot

JH VINE

Joyce Demaline

Joyce Demaline

HS VINE Assistant

Natalie Denk ’15

Natalie Denk ’15

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

Kittren Dibley

Kittren Dibley

Development Director

Donna Dukes

Donna Dukes

HS Science; HS Robotics

Robyn Dyer

Robyn Dyer

HS Math, HS Student Council

April Ellis

April Ellis

1st Grade

Genevieve Ferrara

Genevieve Ferrara

Kindergarten

Heather Ferrari

Heather Ferrari

K6 Receptionist

James Fitzgerald ’10

James Fitzgerald ’10

HS Weight Training & Football Assistant Coach

Jennifer Freeman

Jennifer Freeman

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

Carol Freibott

Carol Freibott

4th Grade

Beverly Fryar

Beverly Fryar

HS Science

Dr. Chris Fryar

Dr. Chris Fryar

K6 Principal, Executive Director of Academics

Damon Gilliland

Damon Gilliland

JH Athletic Director, JH PE, HS Baseball Head Coach

Kara Golden

Kara Golden

Kindergarten

Hannah Gonzales

Hannah Gonzales

JH Social Studies

Megan Goodearl

Megan Goodearl

Assistant to the Fine Arts and Spiritual Life Directors

Greg Haagsma

Greg Haagsma

Athletic Director, HS Boys Basketball Head Coach

Myrna Haagsma

Myrna Haagsma

K6 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

Paige Harrison

Paige Harrison

1st Grade

Christine Hartland

Christine Hartland

HS English

Marianne Heim ’97

Marianne Heim ’97

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

Nicole Higby

Nicole Higby

Finance Assistant

Kristin Hines

Kristin Hines

K6 Childcare Coordinator, K6 Librarian

Rebekah Hughes Budiyanto

Rebekah Hughes Budiyanto

K6 Fine Arts

Barbara Hunsaker

Barbara Hunsaker

Director of Special Education (VINE)

Joe Hunsaker

Joe Hunsaker

HS Government & Economics

Jonathan Hunsaker

Jonathan Hunsaker

Technology Specialist, HS eSports Head Coach

Allena Hynes

Allena Hynes

Human Resources

Erika Jackson

Erika Jackson

HS CCL, HS PE

Justine Jaeger

Justine Jaeger

HS Math

Christy Johanningmeier

Christy Johanningmeier

JH Bible

Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson

HS VINE

Andrew Kaemingk

Andrew Kaemingk

HS History

Kimberly Kamerman

Kimberly Kamerman

HS Receptionist

Tina Kidd

Tina Kidd

Senior Executive Assistant, Registrar

Kristen Kirby

Kristen Kirby

K6 Computers

Jeff Kleck

Jeff Kleck

JH Principal

Dan Kuiper

Dan Kuiper

Head of School

Cheyanne Laizure

Cheyanne Laizure

Admissions Manager

Derrick Land

Derrick Land

HS Campus Security

Josh LeSage

Josh LeSage

HS Principal

Vickie Linehan

Vickie Linehan

Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Timothy Livengood

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

Eileen McFadyen

Eileen McFadyen

JH Math

Brett McIntosh

Brett McIntosh

HS Bible

Stefanie McKean

Stefanie McKean

JH Fine Arts

Ryanne McLaren

Ryanne McLaren

Collaborative Artist

Dr. Lisa Miller

Dr. Lisa Miller

HS Science

Carah Mollerup

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

Jake Petersen

Jake Petersen

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

Tim Pitts

Tim Pitts

HS Bible

Brian Popa

Brian Popa

HS & JH Worship Coach

Cassandra Quick

Cassandra Quick

4th Grade

Diana Rhoades

Diana Rhoades

6th Grade

Jackie Rivera

Jackie Rivera

JH ADMINISTRATIVE LIAISON

Christie Rogers

Christie Rogers

HS STEM

Robin Rugg

Robin Rugg

HS Info Tech & FR Seminar

Janine Sass

Janine Sass

K6 Registered Nurse

Kris Sawyers

Kris Sawyers

3rd Grade

Kathleen Scataglini

Kathleen Scataglini

HS Spanish

Paul Schanaker

Paul Schanaker

Director of Academic Support

Dorothey Staten

Dorothey Staten

HS Art

Damon Sterling

Damon Sterling

HS Admissions Manager, HS Girls Basketball Assistant Coach

Drew Streeter

Drew Streeter

HS English, HS Film Studies

Jennifer Stutzman

Jennifer Stutzman

HR Assistant

Sheri Templeton

Sheri Templeton

HS Speech

Troy Thelen ’03

Troy Thelen ’03

Assistant Head of School

Charmain Thorneycroft

Charmain Thorneycroft

5th Grade

Scott Timmer

Scott Timmer

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

Mandy Tompkins ’15

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

Adri Van Groningen

Adri Van Groningen

Marketing & Communications Specialist

Taylie Wakefield

Taylie Wakefield

2nd Grade

Austin Walker ’11

Austin Walker ’11

Events Manager, Development

Becke Ward ’06

Becke Ward ’06

HS English

Debbie Weidinger

Debbie Weidinger

HS VINE

Bryan Winfrey ’04

Bryan Winfrey ’04

Director of Communications and Marketing