Paul Schanaker

With VCS Since


Campus Location

High School Campus


Director of Academic Support


Phone:  480.705.8888 x206

Church Affiliation

Crossroads Church of the Nazarene


Born and raised in northern California, Paul graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University in 1978 and served as a youth pastor in San Diego until he and his wife moved to Arizona in 1981.

Paul earned his Secondary Teaching Certificate in Social Studies from Arizona State University in 1983, and began teaching in the Chandler Unified School District in the fall of 1983 for a total of sixteen years. He came to Valley Christian High School in 1999, teaching U.S. History, AP U.S. History, and World History. He currently holds a lifetime teaching certificate from ACSI and a Principal’s Certificate from the Arizona Department of Education.

Paul has led successful ACSI/NCA/AdvancED accreditation teams at Valley Christian, chairs the Academic Team, and coached the varsity boys’ soccer team for fourteen seasons which included one state championship and one runner-up. He has served on a variety of boards and committees at school and church.

His family includes his wife, Rhonda, and three children, Emily ’02, Daniel ’04, and Dustin ’07. Each of them are married and are providing grandchildren for Paul and his wife. In his spare time, he loves to run, travel with his wife, and spend time with his growing family.



Point Loma Nazarene University, Master of Arts, 2008

Arizona State University, Master of Education, 1991

Point Loma Nazarene University, Bachelor of Arts, 1978