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: Principal

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

Education:

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

At WHCS since 2005

    Mills, Kim

    Mills, Kim

    Kim.Mills@whcs.org

    Position: Dean of Academics

    Oversees all teachers, curriculum, curriculum development, academic services, and student learning.

    Education:

    • Principal License in School Administration for Grades PK-12th
    • Azusa Pacific University, MA in Teaching
    • Biola University, BM in Music Performance

    At WHCS since 2018

      Vogt, Traci

      Vogt, Traci

      Traci.Vogt@whcs.org

      Position: Dean of Students

      Oversees student development outside of the classroom, discipline, chapel and other student-centered programs.

      Education:

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

      At WHCS since 2021

        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

          Becker, Laurie

          Becker, Laurie

          Laurie.Becker@whcs.org

          Position: Director of Admissions

          Manages admissions and enrollment.

          Education:

          • Attended Northwest University

          At WHCS since 2002

            Andrew, Lisa

            Andrew, Lisa

            Lisa.Andrew@whcs.org

            Position:  Director of Development & Advancement

            Manages fundraising/grants, advancement, FACTS.

            Education:

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

            At WHCS since 2010

              Fausto, Annie

              Fausto, Annie

              annie.fausto@whcs.org

              Position: Director of Marketing / Substitute Coordinator

              Manages marketing and social media.

              Education:

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

              At WHCS since 2017

                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

                  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

                    Byers, Ben

                    Byers, Ben

                    Position: 4th Grade Teacher

                    Education:

                    • George Fox University, MA in Teaching
                    • Oregon State University, MA in Communication Studies
                    • Oregon State University, BA in Communication Studies

                    At WHCS since 2022

                      Cartmill, Mauria

                      Cartmill, Mauria

                      Position: Instructional Aide

                      Education:

                      • Grove City College, BS in Finance

                      At WHCS since 2022

                        Clament, Christa

                        Clament, Christa

                        Position: Instructional Aide

                        Education:

                        • Portland State University, BA in French Language, Literature, & Applied Linguistics

                        At WHCS since 2022

                          Cloutier, Pamela

                          Cloutier, Pamela

                          Position: 7th/8th Grade Teacher

                          Education:

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

                          At WHCS since 2016

                            Costello, Cassidy

                            Costello, Cassidy

                            Position: 2nd Grade Teacher

                            Education:

                            • Currently finishing MA in Teaching at George Fox University
                            • Biola University, BA in Christian Ministries

                            At WHCS 2022

                              Erickson, Stacey

                              Erickson, Stacey

                              Position: 2nd Grade Teacher

                              Education:

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

                              At WHCS since 2021

                                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, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, BA in Elementary Education

                                  At WHCS since 2018

                                    Hogan, Jon

                                    Hogan, Jon

                                    Position: 3rd Grade Teacher

                                    Education:

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

                                    At WHCS since 2021

                                      Keller, Lindsey

                                      Keller, Lindsey

                                      Position: 1st Grade Teacher

                                      Education:

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

                                      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

                                          Kraakevik, Sue

                                          Kraakevik, Sue

                                          Position: Instructional Aide

                                          Education:

                                          At WHCS since 2021

                                            Liles, Todd

                                            Liles, Todd

                                            Position: 6th/7th/8th Grade Teacher

                                            Education:

                                            • Western Seminary, MA in Biblical and Theological Studies
                                            • Anderson University, BA in Christian Ministries

                                            At WHCS since 2022

                                              McCaslin, Dixie

                                              McCaslin, Dixie

                                              Position: 5th Grade Teacher

                                              Education:

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

                                              At WHCS since 2018

                                                McRobert, Becky

                                                McRobert, Becky

                                                Position: Librarian / Literacy Coach

                                                Education:

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

                                                At WHCS since 2003

                                                  Melrose, Megan

                                                  Position: Music Teacher

                                                  Education:

                                                  • Seattle Pacific University, BA in Music Education

                                                  At WHCS since 2022

                                                    Middleton, Ron

                                                    Middleton, Ron

                                                    Position: 6th Grade Teacher

                                                    Education:

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

                                                    At WHCS since 1999

                                                      Moore, Jefferson

                                                      Moore, Jefferson

                                                      Position: 7th/8th Grade Teacher

                                                      Education:

                                                      • Concordia University, St. Paul, M.Ed. in Education Administration
                                                      • Western Oregon University, BS in Social Science

                                                      At WHCS 2022

                                                        Platt, Jodi

                                                        Platt, Jodi

                                                        Position: 1st Grade Teacher

                                                        Education:

                                                        • George Fox University, BS in Elementary Education

                                                        At WHCS since 2022

                                                          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

                                                            Radford, Tasha

                                                            Radford, Tasha

                                                            Position: 8th Grade Science & STEM Teacher

                                                            Education:

                                                            • Pacific University, MA in Teaching
                                                            • George Fox University, BS in Fitness Management

                                                            At WHCS since 2022

                                                              Ramella, Angelo

                                                              Ramella, Angelo

                                                              Position: PE Teacher & Athletic Director

                                                              Education:

                                                              • Arizona State University, BA Business

                                                              At WHCS since 2021

                                                                Reed, Molly

                                                                Reed, Molly

                                                                Position: Instructional Aide/Lunch Monitor

                                                                Education:

                                                                At WHCS since 2019

                                                                  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:

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

                                                                    At WHCS since 2021

                                                                      Stillwell, Stephanie

                                                                      Stillwell, Stephanie

                                                                      Position: 1st Grade Teacher

                                                                      Education:

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

                                                                      At WHCS since 2018

                                                                        Swain, Susan

                                                                        Swain, Susan

                                                                        Position: Science Lab Teacher

                                                                        Education:

                                                                        • Northern Arizona University, BS in Elementary Education

                                                                        At WHCS since 1998

                                                                          Westerberg, Ann

                                                                          Westerberg, Ann

                                                                          Position: Instructional Aide

                                                                          Education:

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

                                                                          At WHCS since 1994

                                                                            Wilson, Michelle

                                                                            Wilson, Michelle

                                                                            Position: 5th Grade Teacher

                                                                            Education:

                                                                            • Pacific University, MA in Teaching
                                                                            • Prairie College Three Hills, BA in Biblical Studies

                                                                            At WHCS since 2022

                                                                              Atienza, Eileen

                                                                              Atienza, Eileen

                                                                              Position: Recess Monitor

                                                                              Education:

                                                                              At WHCS since 2021

                                                                                Huffman, Sarah, RN

                                                                                Position: School Nurse

                                                                                Education:

                                                                                • Breckinridge School of Nursing, AD in Nursing

                                                                                At WHCS since 2021

                                                                                  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

                                                                                    Education:

                                                                                    • Portland State University, BS in Computer Science

                                                                                    At WHCS since 2016

                                                                                      Pahl, Aimee

                                                                                      Position: Recess Monitor

                                                                                      Education:

                                                                                      At WHCS since 2022

                                                                                        Pitts, Gwyn

                                                                                        Pitts, Gwyn

                                                                                        Position: Educational Tutor

                                                                                        Education:

                                                                                        • Evangel University, BA in Elementary Education

                                                                                        At WHCS since 2001

                                                                                          Sheaffer, April

                                                                                          Position: Front Desk/Copy Center

                                                                                          Education: 

                                                                                          • Attended University of Oregon

                                                                                          At WHCS since 2009

                                                                                            Stark, Aimee

                                                                                            Stark, Aimee

                                                                                            Position: Lead Recess Monitor

                                                                                            Education:

                                                                                            At WHCS since 2022

                                                                                              Trinci, Jeff

                                                                                              Trinci, Jeff

                                                                                              Position: After School All-Star Director

                                                                                              Education:

                                                                                              • University of Oregon, BA in Business Administration

                                                                                              At WHCS since 2022