Our Faculty & Staff

At Valley Christian, class sizes are small, allowing our teachers to actively involve each student in the learning process. VCHS teachers have time to know each student and their special gifts and provide support and mentoring.  Faculty and staff interact with students in a number of different roles as members of the Valley Christian community.  They are coaches, advisors, supporters in the audience and invested in seeing our students succeed.  Our faculty are also master teachers in their subject area.  Over half of our faculty have advanced degrees, including two with doctorates. 

Read more about each Faculty or Staff member by clicking his/her name or picture below.

Allan Alvarado

Director of Business Affairs


Joanna Banta

Fine Arts



Robyn Bellerson

Director of Admissions, English

JD Boer

History, Computers, Boys Basketball Assistant


Michelle Cefola

Director of Academic, College, and Career Advising

Kelly Clausen

Science, Student Council, Volleyball Assistant, Sand Volleyball Head Coach


Lauren Connally




Robyn Dyer

Mathematics, Student Council


Jennifer Freeman

Fine Arts

Greg Haagsma

Athletic Director, Boys Basketball Head Coach, Accounting


Elizabeth Hales



Troy Hanzal

Athletic Trainer, Sports Medicine, Weight Training, Boys Basketball Assistant


Marianne Heim ’97

Fine Arts Director, Choral Music, Ministry Development

Russell Hoober

History, Government

Barbara Hunsaker

Director of Special Education

Jon Hunsaker

Technology Specialist


Erika Jackson

Spanish, International Student Liaison

Jaye Jackson


Michelle Johnson



Robin Johnson

V.I.N.E., Bridges Coordinator

Kimberly Kamerman


Tina Kidd

Registrar, Office Manager, Assistant to Administrator

Dan Kuiper


Derrick Land

Head of Campus Security


Joe Lara

Spanish, Computers

Deneen Mackey



Kristi Majercak

Finance Account Manager

Adam McDorman



Dr. Lisa Miller

Science, Spanish


Carla Morgan

ASL, Bridges Coordinator


Al Nelson

Math, Assistant Girls Basketball, Assistant Track & Field

Lisa O’Brien

Assistant to Counselor and Athletic Director

Tim O’Brien

Math, Robotics, Intro to Engineering


Mark Perry

Junior High Principal

Tim Pitts


Elyse Ribau

Event and Development Coordinator

Derek Robinson

Bible, Missions, Football Assistant

Jeff Rutledge

Personal Finance, Head Football Coach

David Ruybalid

Valley Worship, Ministry Development

Paul Schanaker

Vice Principal, History

 Anita Schebler



Daniel Shore


Lynn Spina

Librarian, Girls Soccer Head Coach

Drew Streeter

English, Yearbook

Sheri Templeton

Drama, Speech, Theatre

Troy Thelen ’03

Legacy Director

Scott Timmer

Assistant Athletic Director, Physical Education, Health

Dr. Greg Tonkinson

Spiritual Life Director, Bible

Debbie Weidinger



Bryan Winfrey ’04

Director of Communications

Read more about each Faculty or Staff member by clicking his/her name or picture above.

Each faculty/staff member can be reached via email using their first initial and last name at VCHSAZ.org.

For example, dkuiper@vchsaz.org or bwinfrey@vchsaz.org.