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Staff Directory

Meet our Staff

Northshore Christian Academy and Early Learning Center partners with families to provide a superior Christian education focusing on the development of spiritual, academic, and personal excellence in a Christ-centered environment.

We endeavor to support not only our students, but also their families.

Our STAFF DIRECTORY below includes the following teams:
  • Leadership, Program Leads, Administrative
  • Early Learning Teachers
  • Lower & Upper Elementary Teachers
  • Middle School Teachers
  • Specialist Teachers
  • Nurses, Counselors, & Thrive Tutors

Contact Us

To Email an employee at NCA:  Use first initial and last name of the person + @nca.school 
Email Example:  John Doe  =  jdoe@nca.school

For questions or phone directory, call 425-407-1119 OR;

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Leadership Team

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Lane Beasley

Head of School

Pam Jackson

Pam Jackson

PreK-2 Principal

Heather Shaw

Heather Shaw

3rd-5th Principal

Doug McCardle

Doug McCardle

Middle School Principal

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Angela Leyba

Early Learning Principal

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Sarah Leighow

PreK-2nd Assistant Principal


Noelle Brown

3rd-5th Assistant Principal


Amanda Tormon

Middle School Assistant Principal


Carla Blake

Carla Blake

Human Resources Supervisor


Eliana Borowicz

ELC Program Coordinator


Ben Brandfas

Pastor of Media, Production, & Technology

Janet Christy

Janet Christy

Thrive Director


Kristin Christensen

Executive Assist. to Head of School, PTF Liaison, & Connection Coffee

Cynthia Curtis

Cynthia Curtis

NCA Care Program Coordinator

Ashlee Cutsinger

Ashlee Cutsinger

Admissions Manager

Trisha Decker

Trisha Decker

Registrar & Enrollment Manager

Sarah Doty

Sarah Doty

Lion's Club Enrichment & WatchDOGS Coordinator


Becky Dunn

NCA Office Administrative Assistant

Alexis Griffin

Alexis Griffin

Elementary Executive Assistant


Thomas Griffin

Campus Pastor

Erik Groves

Erik Groves

Media Director

Tanya Hansen

Tanya Hansen

Marketing & Communications Director

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Teryn Jeyarajah

STEM Coordinator

Olga Kubay

Olga Kubay

ELC Administrative Assistant

Carrie Anne Main

Carrie Anne Main


Lina Maragliano

Lina Maragliano

Development Director

April Merisko

April Merisko

Academy Office & Purchasing Manager

Michaela Murphy

Michaela Murphy

Accounts Receivable (Tuition) & Payroll

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Kris Peterson

Blackbaud & Data Support

Elyse Stephens

Elyse Stephens

Development Lead

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Randi Tuggle

Athletic Director & Middle School Teacher

Corlyn Watson

Corlyn Watson

6th-8th Executive Assistant & Uniforms

Joy Webb

Joy Webb


Amy Worden

Amy Worden

Development Coordinator

ELC Lead Teachers

Toddler Teachers

  • Kendra Tharp
  • Roena Mach
  • Jess Gehlke

Preschool Teachers

  • Enmy Guerra
  • Shannon Tyree

PreK Teachers

  • Ashley Clausen
  • McKenna Gallahar
  • Asha Rollins
  • Tais Ugalde

ELC Specialists

  • Jess Gehlke, Music & STEM Teacher
  • Tammy York, PreK Music Teacher

Early Learning Center

ELC Team

  • Angela Leyba, Early Learning Principal
  • Eliana Borowicz, ELC Program Coordinator
  • Olga Kubay, ELC Administrative Assistant

PreK-2nd Teachers

PreK (AM) Teacher

  • Brittni Klein

Kindergarten Teachers

  • Elisabeth Bayard
  • Mackenzie Dahlberg
  • Melody Vaandering

First Grade Teachers

  • Taylor Ahlin
  • Karley Kincaid
  • Judy Lagerwey
  • Brienna Reinertsen
  • Becca Wellan

Second Grade Teachers

  • Shelaine Calles
  • Camille Dittemore
  • Ruth Haugo
  • Abby Nerud
  • Heather Sidenquist

PreK-2nd Specialists Teachers

  • Jeremy Atkins, PE
  • Abbie Broekhuis, PE
  • Kristi Conser, PE
  • Jacie Dewitt, Computers
  • Carrie Kroeker, Library
  • Brianna Mitchelson, Art (K-2nd)
  • Aubrey Mangle, Music (1st & 2nd)
  • Greeny Suh, Project Lead the Way
  • Tammy York, Music (PreK & K)

PreK-2nd Division

PreK(am)-2nd Team

  • Pam Jackson, PreK-2nd Principal
  • Sarah Leighow, PreK-2nd Assistant Principal
  • Alexis Griffin, Elementary Executive Assistant


3rd-5th Teachers

3rd Grade Teachers

  • Angie Bowers
  • Amy Franke
  • Mariah Joss
  • Lindsay Ott
  • Anastasiya Sagun

4th Grade Teachers

  • Amy Benton
  • Gayla Boast
  • Katelyn Day
  • Becky Fritz
  • Cindy Quigley

5th Grade Teachers

  • Samantha Archer
  • Alison Doney
  • Joshua Emanuelson
  • Blake Kroeze
  • Natalie Runyon

3rd-5th Specialists Teachers

  • Jeremy Atkins, Orchestra
  • Abbie Broekhuis, PE
  • Kristi Conser, PE
  • Jacie Dewitt, Computers
  • Josh Cummings, Music (4th) & Choir (5th)
  • Carrie Kroeker, Library
  • Aubrey Mangle, Music (3rd)
  • Greeny Suh, Project Lead the Way
  • Antje Scott, Library

3rd-5th Division

3rd-5th Team

  • Heather Shaw, 3rd-5th Principal
  • Noelle Brown, 3rd-5th Assistant Principal
  • Alexis Griffin, Elementary Executive Assistant


6th-8th Teachers

6th Grade Teachers

  • Mallory Ashby, Bible
  • Lindsay Carter, English
  • Annarose Nestor, History
  • Elysia Perez, Science

7th Grade Teachers

  • Denise Travanti, Bible
  • Christina Rogers, English & History
  • Randi Tuggle, Math (Geometry)
  • Jena Petrie, Science

8th Grade Teachers

  • Paul Gonzales, Bible
  • Amanda DeKoker, English
  • Clare Cosper, Math (Pre-Algebra & Algebra)
  • Julie Dirks, Science

6th-8th Specialists & Electives Teachers

  • Brianna Mitchelson, Art
  • Josh Cummings, Choir (6th-8th)
  • Sarah Doty, Drama
  • Jeremy Atkins, Orchestra (Advanced)
  • Abbie Broekhuis, PE
  • Kristi Conser, PE
  • Jacie Dewitt, Tech Skills

Middle School Division

Middle School Team

  • Doug McCardle, Middle School Principal
  • Amanda Tormon, Middle School Assistant Principal
  • Coryln Watson, Middle School Executive Assistant


Specialists Teachers


  • Brianna Mitchelson


  • Sarah Doty

Foreign Language

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  • Carrie Kroeker
  • Antje Scott


  • Jeremy Atkins, Orchestra
  • Josh Cummings, Music & Choir
  • Jennifer Hanson, Band
  • Aubrey Mangle, Music

Physical Education

  • Jeremy Atkins
  • Abbie Broekhuis
  • Kristi Conser


  • Teryn Jeyarajah, STEM Coordinator
  • Greeny Suh, Project Lead The Way
  • Jacie Dewitt, Computer & Tech Skills





Health Room Staff

Amanda Derezes

Amanda Derezes, RN

Head Nurse




School Counselors

Gene Berge

Gene Berge

K-5th Grade Counselor

Kaylene Williams

Kaylene Williams

6th-8th Grade Counselor


Janet Christy

Janet Christy

Thrive Program Director & Tutor

Debbie Ellis

Debbie Ellis

Thrive Tutor

Janet Lines

Janet Lines

Thrive Tutor

Janet Scarth

Janet Scarth

Thrive Tutor

Chrissy Nicolici

Chrissy Nicolici

Speech Therapist

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