Excellent teachers are essential for an outstanding school. West Hills Christian School is fortunate to have the resources to recruit and retain first-class teachers who can bring out the best in every child. Our faculty members are certified, excellent educators and committed Christians.

The teachers, staff and leadership really care about our children, and are committed to academic excellence and providing a strong spiritual foundation. They make learning fun and encourage our children to grow academically, physically, emotionally and spiritually.

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Loiler, Doug

Loiler, Doug

Doug.Loiler@whcs.org

Position: School Principal / Athletic Director

Manages school operations and day-to-day activities.  Oversees school staff, teachers, students, and K-8th athletics. Creates a positive and Christ-centered school culture.

Education:

  • Principal License in School Administration for Grades PK-12th
  • BA in Education from Whitworth University
  • MA in Education in Educational Leadership from George Fox University

At WHCS since 2005

    Becker, Laurie

    Becker, Laurie

    Laurie.Becker@whcs.org

    Position: Director of Admissions

    Education:

    • Attended Northwest University

    At WHCS since 2002

      Goffe, Denise

      Goffe, Denise

      Denise.Goffe@whcs.org

      Position: Director of Administrative Services

      Directs the day-to-day administrative operations across the school community; oversees support staff; manages the school calendar; supervises campus communication strategy.

      Education:

      • Attended George Fox University

      At WHCS since 1984

        Lammers, Amy

        Lammers, Amy

        Amy.Lammers@whcs.org

        Position: Director of Finance

        Manages the finance and human resources departments; maintains the school’s operating budget.

        Education:

        • Calvin College, BS in Accounting

        At WHCS since 2007

          Mills, Kim

          Mills, Kim

          Kim.Mills@whcs.org

          Position: Dean of Academics

          Education:

          • Biola University, BM in Performance
          • Azusa Pacific University, MA in Teaching

          At WHCS since 2018

            Vogt, Traci

            Vogt, Traci

            Traci.Vogt@whcs.org

            Position: Dean of Students

            Education:

            • Warner Pacific College, BS in Human Development
            • Warner Pacific College, BA in Religion and Christian Ministries
            • Azusa Pacific University, M.Ed. in College Student Affairs

            At WHCS since 2021

              Williamson, Courtney

              Williamson, Courtney

              Courtney.Williamson@whcs.org

              Position: Director of Advancement and Development

              Education:

              • Capernwray Bible School, Bible Certificate
              • The Master’s University, BA in Christian Education
              • Biola University Talbot Graduate School, MA in Christian Education

              At WHCS since 2017

                Andrew, Lisa

                Andrew, Lisa

                Position:  Physical Education Teacher

                Education:

                • University of Oregon, BS in Exercise and Movement Science / Psychology
                • George Fox University, MA in Teaching

                At WHCS since 2010

                  Bates, Allison

                  Bates, Allison

                  Position:  Art Teacher

                  Education:

                  • Houghton College, BA in Fine Arts, Minor in Education
                  • Nazareth College, Post Baccalaureate in Art Education

                  At WHCS since 2016

                    Brumley, Robin

                    Brumley, Robin

                    Position: K – 6th Grade Music Teacher

                    Education:

                    • Linfield College, BA in Music Education

                    At WHCS since 2003

                      Cloutier, Pamela

                      Cloutier, Pamela

                      Position: 7th/8th Grade Teacher

                      Education:

                      • Corban University, BS in Language Arts Education
                      • Western Oregon University, MS in Education

                      At WHCS since 2016

                        d’Elseaux, Jennifer

                        d’Elseaux, Jennifer

                        Position: 5th Grade Teacher

                        Education:

                        • Portland Community College, AA Early Childhood Education
                        • George Fox University, BS Elementary Education

                        At WHCS since 2019

                          Danhof, Lois

                          Danhof, Lois

                          Position: 7th/8th Grade Teacher

                          Education:

                          • Dordt College, BA in Elementary Education / Physical Education

                          At WHCS since 1992

                            Erickson, Stacey

                            Erickson, Stacey

                            Position: 2nd Grade Teacher

                            Education:

                            • Oregon State University, BS in Human Development and Family Sciences
                            • Portland State University, M.Ed. in Education

                            At WHCS since 2021

                              Fausto, Annie

                              Fausto, Annie

                              Position: Communication Coordinator / Substitute Teacher

                              Education:

                              • Grove City College, BA in English and Communication, Secondary Education Certification

                              At WHCS since 2017

                                Godaert, Esther

                                Godaert, Esther

                                Position: Instructional Aide

                                Education:

                                • Portland State University, BA in Linguistics, TESL Certificate

                                At WHCS since 2007

                                  Heldt, Stephanie

                                  Heldt, Stephanie

                                  Position: Kindergarten Teacher

                                  Education:

                                  • Concordia University, BA in Elementary Education, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading Endorsement

                                  At WHCS since 2018

                                    Hogan, Jon

                                    Hogan, Jon

                                    Position: 3rd Grade Teacher

                                    Education:

                                    • Portland State University, BA in Film
                                    • George Fox University, MA in Teaching

                                    At WHCS since 2021

                                      Keller, Lindsey

                                      Keller, Lindsey

                                      Position: 1st Grade Teacher

                                      Education:

                                      • Northwest Nazarene University, BA in Elementary Education
                                      • San Diego State University, MA in Education

                                      At WHCS since 2021

                                        Killian, Kevin

                                        Killian, Kevin

                                        Position: 4th Grade Teacher

                                        Education:

                                        • Portland State University, BS Biology
                                        • George Fox, M.Ed., in Early Childhood and Elementary

                                        At WHCS since 2021

                                          Koss, Becky

                                          Koss, Becky

                                          Position: 3rd Grade Teacher

                                          Education:

                                          • George Fox University, BS in Elementary Education

                                          At WHCS 2015, since 2017

                                            Larson, Devyn

                                            Larson, Devyn

                                            Position: Head of Educational Technology

                                            Education:

                                            • Pacific Lutheran University, BA in History / Global Studies and Cultural Diversity
                                            • George Fox University, MA in Education

                                            At WHCS since 2009

                                              Lebsock, Amy

                                              Lebsock, Amy

                                              Position: 7th/8th Grade Teacher

                                              Education:

                                              • Westmont College, BA in English
                                              • Willamette University, MA in Teaching

                                              At WHCS 1993-96, since 2006

                                                Lyman, Brittany

                                                Lyman, Brittany

                                                Position: 2nd Grade Teacher

                                                Education:

                                                • University of Portland, BA in ECE / Education

                                                At WHCS 2004-2009, since 2016

                                                  McCaslin, Dixie

                                                  McCaslin, Dixie

                                                  Position: 5th Grade Teacher

                                                  Education:

                                                  • Eastern Oregon State College, BA in Elementary Education
                                                  • Oregon State University, MS in Reading

                                                  At WHCS since 2018

                                                    McRobert, Becky

                                                    McRobert, Becky

                                                    Position: Librarian / Literacy Coach

                                                    Education:

                                                    • Western Oregon University, BA in Elementary Education
                                                    • Concordia University, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction

                                                    At WHCS since 2003

                                                      Mickel, Meredith

                                                      Mickel, Meredith

                                                      Position: 1st Grade Teacher

                                                      Education:

                                                      • Multnomah University, BA in Education / Bible and Theology

                                                      At WHCS since 2013

                                                        Middleton, Ron

                                                        Middleton, Ron

                                                        Position: 6th Grade Teacher

                                                        Education:

                                                        • Multnomah University, BA in Religious Education
                                                        • George Fox University, MA in Teaching

                                                        At WHCS since 1999

                                                          Porter, Sue

                                                          Porter, Sue

                                                          Position: 4th Grade Teacher

                                                          Education:

                                                          • Whitworth College, BA in Home Economics / Elementary Education

                                                          At WHCS since 2000

                                                            Povolny, Susi

                                                            Povolny, Susi

                                                            Position: 7th/8th Grade Teacher

                                                            Education:

                                                            • Bryn Mawr College, BA in German Language and Literature
                                                            • State of Florida, Educator’s Certificate

                                                            At WHCS since 2007

                                                              Ramella, Angelo

                                                              Ramella, Angelo

                                                              Position: PE and Athletic Director

                                                              Education:

                                                              • Arizona State University, BA Business

                                                              At WHCS since 2021

                                                                Roberts, Carrie

                                                                Roberts, Carrie

                                                                Position: Instructional Aide

                                                                Education:

                                                                • Attended University of Southern California

                                                                At WHCS 2006-2007, since 2013

                                                                  Steuwer, Maggie

                                                                  Steuwer, Maggie

                                                                  Position: 6th Grade Teacher

                                                                  Education:

                                                                  • University of Idaho, BA Advertising and Public Relations
                                                                  • Pepperdine University, MA in Education

                                                                  At WHCS since 2021

                                                                    Stillwell, Stephanie

                                                                    Stillwell, Stephanie

                                                                    Position: 1st Grade Teacher

                                                                    Education:

                                                                    • LIFE Pacific College, BA in Bible and Christian Education
                                                                    • Azusa Pacific University, MA in Social Science with Emphasis in Leadership Development

                                                                    At WHCS since 2018

                                                                      Swain, Susan

                                                                      Swain, Susan

                                                                      Position: Science Lab

                                                                      Education:

                                                                      • Northern Arizona University, BS in Elementary Education

                                                                      At WHCS since 1998

                                                                        Westerberg, Ann

                                                                        Westerberg, Ann

                                                                        Position: Instructional Aide

                                                                        Education:

                                                                        • Wheaton College, BS in Education
                                                                        • Loyola University, MA in Reading

                                                                        At WHCS since 1994

                                                                          Kotel, Rod

                                                                          Kotel, Rod

                                                                          Position: Facilities Manager

                                                                          Education:

                                                                          • University of Oregon, BA in Business Admin

                                                                          At WHCS 2005-2011, since 2013

                                                                            Lester, Jim

                                                                            Lester, Jim

                                                                            Position: Technology Support Staff / After -School Academy Staff

                                                                            Education:

                                                                            • Portland State University, BS in Computer Science

                                                                            At WHCS since 2016

                                                                              Maidment, Kristin BSN, RN

                                                                              Maidment, Kristin BSN, RN

                                                                              Position: School Nurse

                                                                              Education:

                                                                              • Cottey College, A.A.
                                                                              • Linfield College, BS in Nursing

                                                                              At WHCS since 2015

                                                                                Pitts, Gwyn

                                                                                Pitts, Gwyn

                                                                                Position: Educational Tutor

                                                                                Education:

                                                                                • Evangel University, BA in Elementary Education

                                                                                At WHCS since 2001