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Meet Our Faculty and Staff

Joe Lara

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Departments and Positions

Teacher, Spanish
Teacher, Computers


Office:  480.705.8888 x434

Church Affiliation

New Heights Church


Joe grew up and lived most of his life in Los Angeles, California before being led together with his family, by God, to the “Valley of the Sun” in 2003. Joe enjoys being part of the “judges panel” each year for different activities throughout the school year. In addition, he enjoys supporting students’ extra curricular/sports activities throughout the year.

Joe enjoys and has a passion for sports, especially, basketball. He has a passion for worship, having participated in worship ministries the past 25 years, both as a musician and singer.

Prior to Valley Christian, Joe worked as a K-8th Spanish teacher for Phoenix Christian Elementary school – West Campus. He is entering his 10th year teaching Spanish.  Joe has been married for 21 years with two children.



Grand Canyon University, Bachelor of Science, 2013


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