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We are excited to announce the additions of two faculty members to our Junior High.

Heather Loechelt has been hired to teach Math and Jennifer Tonkinson will teach Language Arts at the junior high.

Heather and her husband Gary have three children, including current Valley Christian student Karl ’21. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Western Washington University, a Master of Natural Science degree with an emphasis in Physics from Arizona State University, and a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration on STEM Education from Concordia University Portland. Heather has most recently served as a teacher at Gethsemane and attends Arizona Community Church.

Jennifer is married to Dr. Greg Tonkinson, VCS Spiritual Life Director, and is a fairly well known member of the Valley Christian community. She and Greg have five children, including current student Caden Tonkinson ’18. Next year, she will have one student at the high school and three children in the junior high. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Baylor University. Jennifer most recently taught at Bethany Christian and attends Christ’s Church.

Please help us welcome Heather and Jennifer to our Valley Christian family!