Leadership & Staff

Meet Our Team

Ministry-Driven, Christian Educators

“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.”

Our teachers have dedicated their lives to the ministry of Christian education, considering their work more than a job, but a calling. Our entire West Hills faculty is committed to providing an education that equips your child for success.

West Hills is dedicated to the professional development of its faculty with a focus on research-based practices for the most effective educational experience. All our teachers are certified by either the state and/or ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International), and we provide an educational stipend each year so our teachers can take continuing education classes and/or workshops. As a Christian school, each of our staff members also testifies to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, agrees with our Statement of Faith, and models to our students a healthy lifestyle based on the teachings of the New Testament.

Faculty & Staff

Excellent teachers are essential for an outstanding school. West Hills Christian School prioritizes recruiting and retaining first-class teachers who can bring out the best in every child. Our faculty members are certified, excellent educators and committed Christians.

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Mills, Kim

Principal

Serving WHCS since 2018

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Holmes, Joel

Assistant Principal

Serving WHCS since 2023

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Vogt, Traci

Dean of Students

Serving WHCS since 2021

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Becker, Laurie

Director of Admissions

Serving WHCS since 2002

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Gellatly, Erik

Director of Business Operations

Serving WHCS since 2023

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Andrew, Lisa

Director of Advancement

Serving WHCS since 2010

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Boyle, Priscilla

Front Desk, Administrative Assistant

Serving WHCS since 2023

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Brownlee, Hannah

Athletic Director

Serving WHCS since 2023

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Fausto, Annie

Director of Marketing

Serving WHCS since 2017

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Bates, Allison

Art Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2016

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Heldt, Stephanie

Kindergarten Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2018

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Stillwell, Stephanie

Kindergarten Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2018

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Keller, Lindsey

1st Grade Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2021

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Platt, Jodi

1st Grade Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2022

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Nelson, Kelly

2nd Grade Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2023

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Erickson, Stacey

2nd Grade Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2021

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Hogan, Jon

3rd Grade Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2021

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Johnson, Sarah

3rd Grade Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2023

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Leary, Adri

4th Grade Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2023

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Reichenberger, Grace

4th Grade Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2023

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Ell, Megan

5th Grade Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2023

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Wilson, Michelle

5th Grade Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2022

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Liles, Todd

6th/7th/8th Grade Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2022

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Middleton, Ron

6th Grade Teacher

Serving WHCS since 1999

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Steuwer, Maggie

6th Grade Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2021

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Cloutier, Pamela

7th/8th Grade Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2016

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Moore, Jefferson

7th/8th Grade Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2022

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Povolny, Susi

7th/8th Grade Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2007

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Kraakevik, Sue

Library Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2021

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Larson, Devyn

STEM Lab Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2023

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Lyon, Kate

8th Grade Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2024

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McRobert, Becky

Instructional Coach

Serving WHCS since 2003

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Melrose, Megan

Music Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2022

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Ramella, Angelo

PE Teacher

Serving WHCS since 2021

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Swain, Susan

Science Lab Teacher

Serving WHCS since 1998

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Best, Whitney

Instructional Aide

Serving WHCS since 2022

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Brewer, Tim

Facilities Manager

Serving WHCS since 2018

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Cartmill, Mauria

Instructional Aide

Serving WHCS since 2022

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Deewall, Michele

Assistant Athletic Director

Serving WHCS since 2023

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Godaert, Esther

Instructional Aide

Serving WHCS since 2007

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Gudekunst, Stephanie

School Lunch Coordinator

Serving WHCS since 2023

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Hosley, Kameo

Recess Monitor

Serving WHCS since 2023

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Labuhn, Tori

School Nurse

Serving WHCS since 2024

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Lester, Jim

Technology Manager

Serving WHCS since 2016

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Pahl, Aimee

Recess Monitor

Serving WHCS since 2022

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Parra, Shay

Lead Recess Monitor

Serving WHCS since 2023

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Pitts, Gwyn

Educational Tutor

Serving WHCS since 2001

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Reed, Molly

Instructional Aide/Lunch Monitor

Serving WHCS since 2017

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Roberts, Carrie

Instructional Aide

Serving WHCS since 2013

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Sheaffer, April

Front Desk/Copy Center

Serving WHCS since 2009

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Westerberg, Ann

Instructional Aide

Serving WHCS since 1994

Board Members

The West Hills Christian School Board of Directors serves, by God’s grace, as trustees of the school in stewarding our long-term vision and ensuring our Mission is accomplished. Utilizing the Carver model of governance, the responsibility for school management is delegated to the Head of School who is empowered and held accountable to achieve clearly defined outcomes.

The WHCS Board prayerfully seeks to govern in accordance with Scripture as well as our school bylaws, policies, and Statement of Faith. Comprised of parent representatives and community leaders, Directors are selected for three-year terms and may serve multiple terms.

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Cartmill, Craig

Board Member - President

Serving WHCS since 2021

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Wachsmuth, David

Board Member - Vice President

Serving WHCS since 2021

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Howard, Elizabeth

Board Member - Secretary

Serving WHCS since 2022

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Brooks, Joe

Board Member

Serving WHCS since 2018

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Curtiss, Justin

Board Member

Serving WHCS since 2023

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Deewall, Reese

Board Member

Serving WHCS since 2022

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Desimone, Rachel

Board Member

Serving WHCS since 2023

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Le, Phuong

Board Member

Serving WHCS since 2023

Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students

West Hills Christian School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, and national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.