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Excellent teachers are essential ingredients 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 each and every child. Our faculty members are certified, excellent educators and committed Christians.

Name

Position

   Background

Adams, Lisa

Physical Education
  • University of Oregon, BS in Exercise and Movement Science, Psychology
  • George Fox University, MA in Teaching
  • At WHCS since 2010
Balsiger, Melissa

7th/8th Grade Admin & Marketing Associate 
  • Oregon State University, BA in Business
  • At WHCS since 2005
Becker, Laurie

  • laurie.becker@whcs.org
Accounting Technician
  • At WHCS since 2002
Berkman, Susan

  • susan.berkman@whcs.org
Tutor
  • Stanford University, BA in Anthropology
  • University of California Berkeley, MA in Early Childhood Education
  • At WHCS since 1978
Brooks, Joe

7th-8th Grade
  • Oregon State University, BS in Economics
  • George Fox University, MA in Education
  • At WHCS since 1984
Brown, Karen

  • karen.brown@whcs.org
1st Grade
  • Corban University, BS
  • Portland State University, MA in Curriculum and Instruction
  • At WHCS 1997-2001, since 2009
Brumley, Robin

Music Director
  • Linfield College, BA in Music Education
  • At WHCS since 2003
Brunton, Dodie

  • dodie.brunton@whcs.org
Library Assistant
  • University of Oregon, BA in English Literature
  • At WHCS since 2001
Clay, Cecilia

  • cecilia.clay@whcs.org
Spanish, Grades K-6
  • Native Spanish speaker from Costa Rica
  • Public school ESL experience; designing, implementing, and maintaining a local Christian school’s Spanish program
  • At WHCS since 2012
Danhof, Lois

  • lois.danhof@whcs.org
7th-8th Grade
  • Dordt College, BA in Elementary Education and Physical Education
  • At WHCS since 1992
Davis, Jannice

  • jannice.davis@whcs.org
3rd Grade
  • Linfield College, BS in Education
  • At WHCS since 1996
Davis, Megan

  • megan.davis@whcs.org
2nd Grade
  • Seattle Pacific University, BA in Education and Family Studies
  • At WHCS since 2013
Davis, Meralee

  • meralee.davis@whcs.org
Copy Center
  • At WHCS since 2013
deBra’, Becky

  • becky.debra@whcs.org
Literacy Coach
  • Western Oregon University, BA in Elementary Education
  • At WHCS since 2003
Fischer, Amy

  • amy.fischer@whcs.org
7th-8th Grade
  • Westmont College, BA in English
  • Willamette University, MA in Teaching
  • At WHCS 1993-96, since 2006
Fisk, Sharon

  • sharon.fisk@whcs.org
Director of Academic Services
  • Central Washington State University, BA in Education
  • Portland State University, MA in Education
  • At WHCS since 2001
Godaert, Esther

  • esther.godaert@whcs.org
Instructional Aide
  • Portland State University, BA in Linguistics
  • Portland State University, TESL Certificate
  • At WHCS since 2007
Goffe, Denise

  • denise.goffe@whcs.org
Director of Administrative Services
  • George Fox University
  • At WHCS since 1984
Golsan, Sara

  • sara.golsan@whcs.org
School Nurse
  • Linfield College, BS in Nursing
  • At WHCS since 2011
Habeck, Theresa

  • theresa.habeck@whcs.org
3rd Grade
  • San Diego State University, BA
  • San Diego State University, MA in Education, Curriculum and Instruction
  • At WHCS since 2013
   
Howell, Nancy

  • nancy.howell@whcs.org
Lunchroom, After School Academy Director and Instructional Aide
  • At WHCS since 2009
Johnson, Christine

  • christine.Johnson@whcs.org
6th Grade
  • Warner Pacific College, BA in Human Development and Family Studies
  • George Fox University, MA in Teaching
  • At WHCS since 2012
 
Kent, Diane

  • diane.kent@whcs.org
3rd Grade
  • Oregon State University, BA in Elementary Education
  • At WHCS since 1992
Killian, Kevin

4th Grade
  • Portland State University, BA in Biology
  • George Fox University, MA in Teaching
  • At WHCS since 2009
Kuhns, Sally

Band Director
  • New School of Music, BM in Music Performance
  • Northwest University, MM in Music Performance
  • Portland State University, M. Ed in Music Education
  • At WHCS since 2010
Kotel, Rod

  • rod.kotel@whcs.org
Maintenance Supervisor
  • At WHCS since 2013
Lammers, Amy

  • amy.lammers@whcs.org
Accounting Manager
  • Calvin College, BS in Accounting
  • At WHCS since 2007
Larson, Devyn

Educational Technology Director
  • Pacific Lutheran University, BA in History, Global Studies/Cultural Diversity
  • George Fox University, MA in Education
  • At WHCS since 2009
Loiler, Doug

Physical Education, Athletic Director
  • Whitworth University, BA in Education
  • At WHCS since 2005
Meek, Lisa

  • lisa.meek@whcs.org
Copy Center
  • At WHCS since 2013
Middleton, Ron

  • ron.middleton@whcs.org
6th Grade
  • Multnomah University, BA in Religious Education
  • George Fox University, MA in Teaching
  • At WHCS since 1999
Muramoto, Jennifer

  • jennifer.muramoto@whcs.org
Instructional Aide
  • University of Toronto, BA in English Literature
  • At WHCS since 2007
Nordstrom, Meginn

  • meginn.nordstrom@whcs.org
Spanish, 7th-8th Grades
  • Multnomah University, BA in Bible/Theology and Intercultural Studies
  • Multnomah University, MA in Teaching
  • At WHCS since 2012
Parker, Marcy

  • marcy.parker@whcs.org
Recess Monitor
  • Portland Community College, AA
  • At WHCS since 2009
Piedra, Kristy

2nd Grade
  • Corban University, BA in Elementary Education
  • George Fox University, Fashion and Merchandising
  • At WHCS since 2006
Pitts, Gwyn

  • gwyn.pitts@whcs.org
Tutor
  • Evangel University, BA in Elementary Education
  • At WHCS since 2001
Porter, Sue

  • sue.porter@whcs.org
4th Grade
  • Whitworth College, BA in Home Economics and Elementary Education
  • At WHCS since 2000
Povolny, Susi

  • susi.povolny@whcs.org
7th-8th Grade
  • Bryn Mawr College, BA in German Language and Literature
  • At WHCS since 2007
Proulx, Sylvia

5th Grade
  • University of Arizona, BA in Education
  • University of Arizona, MA in Education
  • At WHCS since 2010
Reichen, Molly

Librarian
  • University of California
  • At WHCS since 1991
Riedl, Aaron

5th Grade
  • Seattle Pacific University, BA in Biology and Sociology
  • Concordia University, MA in Teaching
  • At WHCS since 2012
Sheaffer, April

  • april.sheaffer@whcs.org
Lunchroom Monitor
  • University of Oregon, BA in Psychology
  • At WHCS since 2009
Smith, Julie

Admissions Coordinator/Registrar
  • Oregon State University, BA in Foods and Nutrition
  • At WHCS since 2000
Stefan, Al

Principal
  • Portland State University, BS in Physical Education
  • Portland State University, MS in Education
  • George Fox University, MA in Theology
  • State of Oregon, Licensed School Administrator
  • At WHCS since 2005
Stefan, Charlene

  • charlene.stefan@whcs.org
Kindergarten
  • Concordia University, BA in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education
  • At WHCS since 2005
   
Stronach, Wendie

  • wendie.stronach@whcs.org
Instructional Aide
  • University of Wisconsin, BFA and BA in Education
  • At WHCS since 1993
Swain, Susan

  • susan.swain@whcs.org
  • Science Lab Website
Science Lab Director
  • Northern Arizona University, BS in Elementary Education
  • At WHCS since 1998
Swanson, Clay

  • clay.swanson@whcs.org
Dean of Students
  • Northwest Christian University, BA in Organizational Management
  • Colorado State University, MA in Business Administration
  • At WHCS since 2002
Tae, Mary

  • mary.tae@whcs.org
Receptionist
  • University of California Los Angeles, BA in Psychology
  • At WHCS since 2009
Walters, Chris

  • chris.walters@whcs.org
1st Grade
  • Cal Poly, BA in Early Childhood Education
  • At WHCS since 1993
Westerberg, Ann

  • ann.westerberg@whcs.org
Instructional Aide
  • Wheaton College, BS
  • Biola University, MA in Reading
  • At WHCS since 1994
Zumwalt, Lorraine

  • lorraine.zumwalt@whcs.org
School Nurse
  • Oregon Health Science University, BS in Nursing
  • At WHCS since 2011