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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Chang, Soo

Chang, Soo

Soo.Chang@whcs.org

Position: Head of School

The institutional and educational leader of the school; oversees all administration; conducts the overall operations and business functions of the school; responsible for strategic planning; advises the school Board; engages the external community.

Education:

  • Biola University Talbot School of Theology, MDiv in Christian Education
  • University of Southern California, BS in Business Administration

At WHCS since 2017

Davis, Megan

Davis, Megan

Megan.Davis@whcs.org

Position: Director of Curriculum and Instruction

Acts as resource and advocate for staff; facilitates curriculum enhancement; tasked with the discipline of grades K-4.

Education:

  • Seattle Pacific University, BA in Education / Family Studies

At WHCS since 2013

DeLuca, Britney

DeLuca, Britney

Britney.DeLuca@whcs.org

Position: Director of Admissions and Advancement

In charge of the functions of admissions, enrollment, marketing and fundraising.

Education:

  • Portland State University, BS in Liberal Arts, Minor in Communications

At WHCS since 2015

Fisk, Sharon

Fisk, Sharon

Sharon.Fisk@whcs.org

Position: Director of Academic Services

Oversees instructional aides and educational tutors as well as student assessments.

Education:

  • Central Washington State University, BA in Education
  • Portland State University, MA in Education, Special Education Certification

At WHCS since 2001

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

Loiler, Doug

Loiler, Doug

Doug.Loiler@whcs.org

Position: 6th-8th Grade Principal / Athletic Director

Heads up all physical education, including sports and health programs; supervises Middle School program (grades 6-8); oversees student discipline (grades 6-8); manages facility rentals.

Education:

  • Whitworth University, BA in Education

At WHCS since 2005

Middleton, Ron

Middleton, Ron

Ron.Middleton@whcs.org

Position: K-5th Grade Principal / 6th Grade Teacher

Supervises Lower School program (K-5); teaches 6th grade.

Education:

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

At WHCS since 1999

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: Music Teacher

Education:

  • Linfield College, BA in Music Education

At WHCS since 2003

Burleson, Paul

Burleson, Paul

Position:  8th Grade Bible and Science Teacher

Education:

  • Embry Riddle Aeronautical University – BS in Management of Technical Operations
  • Northwest University – MA in Teaching

At WHCS since 2018

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

Danhof, Lois

Danhof, Lois

Position: 7th/8th Grade Teacher

Education:

  • Dordt College, BA in Elementary Education / Physical Education

At WHCS since 1992

Fausto, Annie

Fausto, Annie

Position: 1st-4th Grade Music Teacher / Instructional Aide

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: 4th Grade Teacher

Education:

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

At WHCS since 2018

Hutchison, Brianna

Hutchison, Brianna

Position: 3rd Grade Teacher

Education:

  • University of Oregon, BA in Educational Studies, Minor in Special Education, MA in Education

At WHCS since 2015

Johnson, Christine

Johnson, Christine

Position: 6th Grade Teacher

Education:

  • Warner Pacific College, BA in Human Development and Family Studies
  • George Fox University, MA in Teaching

At WHCS since 2012

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

Loiler, Doug

Loiler, Doug

Doug.Loiler@whcs.org

Position: 6th-8th Grade Principal / Athletic Director

Heads up all physical education, including sports and health programs; supervises Middle School program (grades 6-8); oversees student discipline (grades 6-8); manages facility rentals.

Education:

  • Whitworth University, BA in Education

At WHCS since 2005

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

At WHCS since 2003

Michael, Leesa

Michael, Leesa

Position: 7th/8th Grade Advanced Math Teacher

Education:

  • Oregon State University, BS in Mathematics, MAT in Advanced Math Education

At WHCS since 2018

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

Ron.Middleton@whcs.org

Position: K-5th Grade Principal / 6th Grade Teacher

Supervises Lower School program (K-5); teaches 6th grade.

Education:

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

At WHCS since 1999

Mills, Kim

Mills, Kim

Position: 6th Grade Teacher

Education:

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

At WHCS since 2018

Muramoto, Jennifer

Muramoto, Jennifer

Position: Instructional Aide

Education:

  • University of Toronto, BA in English Literature

At WHCS since 2007

Parker, Marcy

Parker, Marcy

Position: Assistant Librarian / Instructional Aide / Before-School Care Staff

Education:

  • Portland Community College, AA

At WHCS since 2009

Piedra, Kristy

Piedra, Kristy

Position: 2nd Grade Teacher

Education:

  • Corban University, BA in Elementary Education
  • George Fox University, Fashion and Merchandising

At WHCS since 2006

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

Proulx, Sylvia

Proulx, Sylvia

Position: K-6th Grade Spanish Teacher

Education:

  • University of Arizona, BA in Education, MA in Education

At WHCS since 2010

Ray, Tim

Ray, Tim

Position: Band Director / Assistant P.E. Teacher

Education:

  • George Fox University, BA in General Music
  • Attended Portland Community College

At WHCS since 2017

Riedl, Aaron

Riedl, Aaron

Position: 5th Grade Teacher

Education:

  • Seattle Pacific University, BA in Biology / Sociology
  • Concordia University, MA in Teaching

At WHCS since 2012

Roberts, Carrie

Roberts, Carrie

Position: Instructional Aide

Education:

  • Attended University of Southern California

At WHCS 2006-2007, since 2013

Stillwell, Stephanie

Stillwell, Stephanie

Position: Kindergarten 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

Tefft, Kati

Tefft, Kati

Position: Kindergarten Teacher

Education:

  • George Fox University, BS in Elementary Education
  • University of Portland, Master of Education, Special Education Endorsement

At WHCS since 2017

Walters, Chris

Walters, Chris

Position: 1st Grade Teacher

Education:

  • Cal Poly, BA in Early Childhood Education

At WHCS since 1993

Westerberg, Ann

Westerberg, Ann

Position: Instructional Aide

Education:

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

At WHCS since 1994

Balsiger, Melissa

Balsiger, Melissa

Position: 7th/8th Grade Administrative Assistant

Education:

  • Oregon State University, BA in Business

At WHCS since 2005

Becker, Laurie

Becker, Laurie

Position: Accounting Specialist

Education:

  • Attended Northwest University

At WHCS since 2002

Bernstein, Rose BSN, RN

Bernstein, Rose BSN, RN

Position: School Nurse

Education:

  • Linfield College, BS in Nursing
  • George Fox University, BS in Exercise Science / Fitness Management

At WHCS since 2017

Coleman, Marisa

Coleman, Marisa

Position: Communications Manager

Education:

  • George Fox University, BA in Communications and Minor in Leadership Studies

At WHCS since 2018

Davis, Meralee

Davis, Meralee

Position: Copy Center Staff

Education:

  • Washington State University, BA in Communications / Public Relations

At WHCS since 2013

Fisk, Sharon

Fisk, Sharon

Sharon.Fisk@whcs.org

Position: Director of Academic Services

Oversees instructional aides and educational tutors as well as student assessments.

Education:

  • Central Washington State University, BA in Education
  • Portland State University, MA in Education, Special Education Certification

At WHCS since 2001

Gillett, Amy BSN, RN

Gillett, Amy BSN, RN

Position: School Nurse

Education:

  • Walla Walla University, BS in Nursing

At WHCS since 2016

Kotel, Rod

Kotel, Rod

Position: Facilities Manager

Education:

  • University of Oregon, BA in Business Admin

At WHCS 2005-2011, since 2013

Lacey, Amy

Lacey, Amy

Position: School Counselor

Education:

  • Linfield College, BS in Psychology
  • University of Massachussetts, MA in Community Social Psychology

At WHCS since 2018

Lester, Jim

Lester, Jim

Position: Technology Support 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

McDonald, Cheryl

McDonald, Cheryl

Position: Lead Supervisor of After-School Academy

Education:

  • Cal Poly University, BS in Foods and Nutrition

At WHCS 2003-2007, since 2015

McMahon, Amy

McMahon, Amy

Position: Assistant Supervisor of Food Services

Education:

  • Washington State University, BS in Psychology

At WHCS since 2014

McNamara, Meg

McNamara, Meg

Position: Chapel Worship Leader

Education:

  • Seattle Pacific University, BA in Educational Ministry

At WHCS since 2018

Meek, Lisa

Meek, Lisa

Position: Copy Center Staff

Education:

  • Oregon Health Science University, BS in Nursing

At WHCS since 2013

Merrill, Jacque

Merrill, Jacque

Position: Food Services Staff

Education:

  • Mt. Hood Community College, AA in Graphic Design

At WHCS since 2016

Parker, Marcy

Parker, Marcy

Position: Assistant Librarian / Instructional Aide / Before-School Care Staff

Education:

  • Portland Community College, AA

At WHCS since 2009

Pitts, Gwyn

Pitts, Gwyn

Position: Educational Tutor

Education:

  • Evangel University, BA in Elementary Education

At WHCS since 2001

Reed, Molly

Reed, Molly

Position: After-School Academy Staff

Education:

  • Attended Western Business School

At WHCS since 2017

Sheaffer, April

Sheaffer, April

Position:  Manager of Food Services

Education:

  • University of Oregon, BA in Psychology

At WHCS since 2009

Snodgrass, Heather

Snodgrass, Heather

Position: Educational Tutor

Education:

  • Western Baptist College (now Corban University), BS in Elementary Education

At WHCS since 2016

Tae, Mary

Tae, Mary

Position: Receptionist / Before-School Care Staff

Education:

  • University of California Los Angeles, BA in Psychology

At WHCS since 2009

Williamson, Courtney

Williamson, Courtney

Position: Assistant Director of Advancement

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