Grace Christian Elementary School Administration
Early Learning and Elementary School Principal
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with Minor in Bible, University of Great Falls
Associate of Arts in Biblical Studies, Big Sky Bible College
Mr. Teterud has been in the education industry in several capacities since 1984, and has worked with Grace Christian School for almost one half of that time. In addition to his degrees listed above, Mr. Teterud has studied at Western Baptist Seminary for one year toward a Master of Science in Church Music. Mr. Teterud has been married since 1983 and has three adult daughters who all graduated from Cascade Christian High School and are successful leaders today! He enjoys spending time with his family, walking, and working in his yard. He loves to sing and play the piano. He enjoys taking photos and loves the Oregon Coast. He and his wife attend First Baptist Church of Medford.
Assistant Principal of Elementary
Master's in Education, Azusa Pacific University
Bachelor of Arts in Education, Point Loma Nazarene University
After teaching fourth grade for three years in San Diego, Mr. Roehl moved to Medford and has been with Grace Cascade Christian Schools since 1981. During that time, he taught various classes from Grades 5 to 12, as well as being yearbook advisor, athletic director, administrator, coach, and on-call sound technician. He and his wife, Kathy, have two adult children who both attended Grace and Cascade from Pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Their five grandchildren are all students at Grace Cascade Christian Schools. Mr. Roehl enjoys camping, fishing, golf, photography, playing guitar, and all manner of electronic gizmos. He and his wife attend First Baptist Church of Medford.
Grace Christian Elementary School Faculty | Early Learning
CDA Credentialed in Early Childhood Education
Oregon Director Certificate through Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children (OAEYC)
Mrs. Dunlap studied at Multnomah School of the Bible, Southern Oregon University and Rogue Community College. She attended Grace Christian School from kindergarten through Grade 8 and was part of the 1986 eighth grade graduating class. Mrs. Dunlap worked for Grace Christian School the 1996-1997 school year and then took time off to raise her family. She returned to Grace Christian in 2008. Mrs. Dunlap met her husband, Tom, at a First Baptist Church college group. They have three beautiful children - two boys and one girl - who all currently attend or have graduated from Grace Cascade Christian Schools. In her spare time she enjoys gardening, hiking, kayaking, camping, fishing and other outdoor activities. If it is outdoors, she loves it; and if it includes her family, it is even better! She and her family attend First Baptist Church of Medford where both she and her husband are involved in youth ministry.
Degree in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, and General Studies
While in college Miss Orndoff observed and volunteered in the classrooms at Grace Christians School (GCS). Since her graduation in 2013 she has worked as a Lead Teacher/Assistant Director in the GCS Summer Extended Enrichment (EE) Program and has been the Lead Teacher for the GCS EE After School Program, Learning Connections Teacher, Preschool Assistant, and Substitute. In 2015 she began teaching Preschool and she is overwhelmed with joy. Ever since she was five years old her life's passion was to teach children. Miss Orndoff cannot think of a better way than to spend hours of her day investing in the lives of children at Grace Christian Elementary School, enjoying teaching, and sharing the love of Jesus! Miss Orndoff currently attends Journey Church where she also serves in the children’s ministry as the Children’s Ministry Worship Leader.
Grace Christian Elementary School Faculty | Grades K-5
Grade 4 Teacher
Master of Arts in Education, Southern Oregon University
Bachelor of Arts in Multidisciplinary Studies with minors in both Elementary Education and Bilingual Education, Eastern Oregon University
Mrs. Amann currently teaches fourth grade at Grace Christian Elementary School. She taught for five years elsewhere before taking time to be a stay-at-home mom. She returned to teaching part-time in 2013-2014 to teach Math and Spanish at Grace Christian. Mrs. Amann and her husband, Andrew, have been happily married since 2001 and they are blessed to have two daughters. They attend Table Rock Fellowship.
Grade 2 Teacher
Master of Arts in Teaching, George Fox University
Bachelor of Arts in Business Management, University of Oregon
Mrs. Anderchuk and her husband have been married since 1995. They have two daughters and one energetic dog. Mrs. Anderchuk enjoys spending time with her family, exploring new places, hiking, camping, and attending her daughters' sports games and musical performances. She also enjoys step aerobics, reading, scrapbooking, and working in her yard. They are members of First Baptist Church in Medford where they are involved in a home group and various church activities.
Kindergarten Teacher | EE Assistant
Bachelor's in Elementary Education, Southern Oregon University
Mrs. Bull is from the Rogue Valley, growing up in the Eagle Point area. She holds a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and has a variety of teaching experiences. Becky is married to Pastor Dick Bull who serves at Eagle Point Community Bible Church. Her love of teaching involves weaving the Bible into academics and using God's Word to assist in directing social growth for the children. It is a joy to use God's Word as the center for education.
Grade 3 Teacher
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Northwest Nazarene University
Mrs. Cave has been in the education industry for over thirteen years and has been with Grace Christian Elementary School since 2006, where she first worked with the Early Reading Intervention (ERI) program. She and her husband, Rick, have been married since 1992. They have three children who all attend or have graduated from Grace Cascade Christian Schools. Mrs. Cave enjoys watching her children's sporting activities and cheering them on. Her family also enjoys camping in the summer and spending time with friends. They attend Medford First Church of the Nazarene.
Elementary Teaching Certification
Mrs. Harrington joined the Grace Christian Elementary School faculty in 2015-2016 as a half-time kindergarten teacher. Mrs. Harrington has also taught first grade at a previous location, and is the mother of three children who attend Grace Cascade Christian Schools. The Harrington family has an active music ministry at Trail Christian Fellowship and were delighted when she made the decision to return to teaching.
Grade 5 Teacher
Master's in Elementary Mathematics, Marygrove College
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Corban University
Mrs. Jiles has been teaching at Grace Cascade Christian Schools since 2008, starting in 6th grade and moving to 5th grade. She loves playing games of any kind, especially softball, and hanging out with her family and friends. She also enjoys mentoring and working at Hearts With A Mission during the summer. Mrs. Jiles currently attends Mountain Church in Medford where she married her husband, Chris, in December 2016.
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies/Elementary Education with an emphasis in Psychology- Vanguard University
Early Elementary Teaching Certificate- Oregon, California, ACSI
Mrs. Knight graduated from Vanguard University in 1997. She then taught in both California and Oregon for a total of five years and was a Master Teacher for the teaching program at SOU. She and her husband, Jeremy, have been married since 1998 and have two children who attend Cascade Christian. Mrs. Knight Homeschooled them for 14 years and is following the Lord’s leading as she joins our Grace Cascade Christian Schools community. The Knights have worked with Hume Lake Christian Camps for many years and spend their summers helping to run youth camps. They attend Applegate Christian Fellowship and are an active part of the kids' wing.
Grade 4 Teacher
Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts, Minor in Bible, Elementary Education Credential, Simpson Univesity
Mrs. Preszler returned to Grace Christian Elementary School this year after taking a few years off to raise her children. She has been with Grace Christian for a total of five years. She and her husband, David, have been married since 1995 and they have three children. Mrs. Preszler enjoys reading, photography, and making homemade lotions and salves. Her favorite way to spend time is to be with her family: bike riding, watching soccer games, attending ballet recitals, or enjoying coffee with her husband. They attend Westminster Presbyterian where she teaches Sunday School and has co-directed Sparks (Awana) and Vacation Bible School.
Grade 1 Teacher
Master of Arts in Teaching - Early Childhood/Elementary Education, Southern Oregon University
Bachelor's in Spanish, Southern Oregon University
Grade 2 Teacher
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Judson Baptist College, Southern Oregon University
Mrs. Sha has been a teacher at Grace Christian Elementary School since 1998, and prior to that worked in the education industry for eleven years. Mrs. Sha and her husband, Paul (also a teacher at Grace), have been married since 1981 and have five children. Mrs. Sha was a student at Grace Christian for her 8th and 9th grade years. Mrs. Sha loves crafts and decorating - she has even assisted in the decorating for several weddings of former Grace Christian School and Cascade Christian High School students. She also enjoys watching school sports (football, basketball, and baseball) at Cascade Christian. Debbi attends Applegate Christian Fellowship with her husband, Paul, and is involved in a women's Bible study.
Grade 5 Teacher
Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Southern Oregon University
Mr. Sha has worked for Grace Christian Elementary School in several capacities since 1987. He has been married to Debbi, second grade teacher at Grace Christian, since 1981 and they have five children. Mr. Sha enjoys reading about baseball history. He also enjoys music and coaching sports. He assists with coaching basketball and baseball at Cascade Christian High School. Paul attends Applegate Christian Fellowship with his wife, Debbi.
Grade 1 Teacher
Miss Teterud previously taught 6th grade at Grace Christian Middle School (now Cascade Christian Middle School) and returned to Grace Christian teaching first grade, after a rich experience serving in the education department at Corban University. Miss Teterud is excited to be back in the elementary classroom as part of the first grade team.
Grade 3 Teacher
Master's in Teaching, Azusa Pacific University
Bachlor of Arts in Liberal Studies, Azusa Pacific University
Mrs. Todd began teaching in 1999. She taught for eight years before taking time off to be with her girls. She returned to teaching at Grace Christian Elementary School in 2013. Mrs. Todd has been married to her husband, Mike, since 2002 and they have two children who attend Grace Cascade Christian Schools. She and her family enjoy camping and the outdoors. They attend Jacksonville Presbyterian Church.
Grace Christian Elementary School Faculty | Specialties
Physical Education Teacher & Title I
Bachelor's in Elementary Education, Western Baptist College (now Corban University)
Mrs. Connick has been in the education industry for twelve years, and previously taught at Grace Christian Elementary School from 2002-2009, and then relocated to Washington where she taught from 2012 to 2017. She returned to Grace Christian Elementary School in 2017 when her family moved back to the Rogue Valley. She and her husband, Travis, have been married since 2001 and they have two young girls who will attend Grace Christian Elementary School. Mrs. Connick's hobbies include anything water related: rafting, paddle boarding, or long waves at the beach. The Connick family attends Trail Christian Fellowship, where her husband is a pastor.
Art / Music Instructor
Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University
Mrs. Fretz has been in the education industry for over twenty-one years and has been at Grace for twelve. She has been married to her husband, Terry, since 1989. They have two adult children. Singing, playing the guitar, pencil drawing and writing are several of Mrs. Fretz's favorite pastimes. She enjoys writing inventive parables to teach biblical principles and is the author of The Next Door Series picture books. Mrs. Fretz attends First Church of the Nazarene where she sings on the worship team
Mrs. Kucera joined the Grace Cascade Christian Schools' team in 2014 and has brought with her an enthusiasm for worship and music that is inspiring to all. She and her husband, Dan, have twin daughters who attend Cascade Christian High School.
Grace Christian Elementary School Support Staff
Office Manager / Registrarsbroughton@gracechristian.org
Early Reading Intervention (ERI)firstname.lastname@example.org
Extended Enrichment Coordinator
Bachelor's in Human Development and Family Sciences, Oregon State University
Mrs. Giomi-Brown joined the staff at Grace Christian Elementary School in 2016 as an aide in the Extended Enrichment classes. Previously she was the After-school Director at Blossom Hills Child Development Center. In the summer of 2017, Mrs. Giomi-Brown oversaw the Grace Christian School summer program, "Fun in the Sun", and transitioned into the Extended Enrichment Coordinator in fall 2017. She is married to Jari and has four children. They attend Trail Christian Fellowship.
Assistant to Elementary Principal & Assistant Elementary Principal
Associate of Science from Southern Oregon University
Mrs. Hogan moved into her administrative assistant role at Grace Christian Elementary School in 2017, after volunteering for Grace Cascade Christian Schools since 2003. She is married to her husband, Jeff, and they have two children - both who have attended or graduated from Grace Cascade Christian Schools. They attend Mountain Church in Medford.