Grace Christian Elementary School Administration


Tim Teterud : Early Learning and Elementary School Principal

Tim Teterud

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.

tteterud@gracechristian.org
Terry Roehl : Assistant Principal of Elementary

Terry Roehl

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.

troehl@gracechristian.org

Grace Christian Elementary School Faculty | Early Learning

Kay Kolp : Pre-K Teacher

Kay Kolp

Pre-K Teacher

Early Education, CACSI Certification, and Associate of Science- Ashworth College

Mrs. Kolp began her career at Grace Cascade in 2003. She started as a teacher's aide, and has taught preschool, pre-kindergarten and Learning Connections at GCES. After working for a few years at CASA, Mrs. Kolp returns to what she describes as her "happy place." Kay is married to Ken, and the couple has two sons who attended GCCS, and she has a daughter-in-law who once worked at Grace Cascade. She has three grandchildren. The Kolp's attend Table Rock Fellowship, where she is part of the leadership team for community Bible studies (rootedpath.org), and is also involved in a life group and the "Flipside of 50" Active Group. Mrs. Kolp enjoys camping, kayaking, making art out of driftwood, and sea glass.

 

kkolp@gracechristian.org
Ailis Kalevicoglu : Extended Enrichment Teacher's Aide

Ailis Kalevicoglu

Extended Enrichment Teacher's Aide

Southern Oregon University

Miss Kalevicoglu began serving in 2020 while also a student at SOU. She is pursuing a 3-year degree in Psychology and Sociology, as Ailis plans a career in social work.  Ultimately, she wants to work with juvenile offenders or people with eating disorders. Miss Kalevicoglu attends River Valley Church in Grants Pass, where she is part of the Royal Family Kids Staff, working as a middle school youth leader. She is also part of The Story college group. Ailis has to puppies and two cats.

Kristian Bull : Extended Enrichment Teacher's Aide

Kristian Bull

Extended Enrichment Teacher's Aide

Grand Canyon University

Academy of Art University

A graduate of Cascade Christian, Miss Bull returns as a part of the staff in 2020. She attends Eagle Point Community Bible Church, where her father is pastor. Kristian is involved in children's ministry, kids camps and Sunday school. Her family also includes her mom- who is a GCES kindergarten teacher- and three brothers, one of whom is a twin. Miss Bull loves art (she is majoring in Graphic Design); she also enjoys the outdoors and kids.

 

 

Elyse Harrington : Preschool & PE Teacher

Elyse Harrington

Preschool & PE Teacher

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.

eharrington@gracechristian.org
Bethany Orndoff : Learning Connections Lead Teacher

Bethany Orndoff

Learning Connections Lead Teacher

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.

borndoff@gracechristian.org

Grace Christian Elementary School Faculty | Grades K-5

Amy Ponder : 4th Grade Teacher

Amy Ponder

4th Grade Teacher

Bachelor of Science, Human Development, Family Sciences- Oregon State University

Bachelor of Science, Education, Western Oregon University

Master of Science, Western Oregon University

 

Mrs. Ponder came to Grace Cascade in 2019 to teach 4th grade. She and her husband Cody have two children- Taylor and Camden- plus they have a dog and three goats. The Ponders attend Table Rock Fellowship. Mr. and Mrs. Ponder are involved with Sparrow Clubs, and her husband is competing in "Dancing With The Rogue Valley Stars." She really likes running as she has competed in four marathons- including twice in the Boston Marathon.

 

aponder@gracechristian.org
Angi Amann : Grade 4 Teacher

Angi Amann

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.

aamann@gracechristian.org
Susan Anderchuk : Grade 2 Teacher

Susan Anderchuk

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, step aerobics, reading, scrapbooking, and working in her yard. They attend Journey Church and are involved in a home group and various church activities.

sanderchuk@gracechristian.org
Becky Bull : Kindergarten Teacher

Becky Bull

Kindergarten Teacher

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.

bbull@gracechristian.org
Brenda Cave : Grade 3 Teacher

Brenda Cave

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.

bcave@gracechristian.org
Megan Jiles : Grade 5 Teacher

Megan Jiles

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.

mjiles@gracechristian.org
Marleen Knight : Kindergarten Teacher

Marleen Knight

Kindergarten Teacher

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.

mknight@gracechristian.org
Kylie Scaglione : Grade 1 Teacher

Kylie Scaglione

Grade 1 Teacher

Master of Arts in Teaching - Early Childhood/Elementary Education, Southern Oregon University
Bachelor's in Spanish, Southern Oregon University
attended Universidad de Guantajuato

Mrs. Scaglione has been with Grace Cascade Christian Schools since 2016. She has been married to her husband Matt since 2001. The couple has four children, and they all attend GCCS. The Scaglione's attend Applegate Christian Fellowship. Kylie enjoys watching her children's sporting events, and spending time at the lake with friends.

 

kscaglione@gracechristian.org
Debbi Sha : Grade 2 Teacher

Debbi Sha

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.

dsha@gracechristian.org
Paul Sha : Grade 5 Teacher

Paul Sha

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.

psha@gracechristian.org
Cara Teterud : Grade 1 Teacher

Cara Teterud

Grade 1 Teacher

Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction and ESOL, Corban University
Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Corban University

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.

cteterud@gracechristian.org
Donelle Todd : Grade 3 Teacher

Donelle Todd

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.

dtodd@gracechristian.org

Grace Christian Elementary School Faculty | Specialties

Trea Connick : Elementary Teacher

Trea Connick

Elementary Teacher

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.

tconnick@gracechristian.org
Denette Fretz : Art / Music Instructor

Denette Fretz

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

dfretz@gracechristian.org
Elyse Harrington : Preschool & PE Teacher

Elyse Harrington

Preschool & PE Teacher

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.

eharrington@gracechristian.org
Angela Kucera : Music Specialist

Angela Kucera

Music Specialist

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.

akucera@gracechristian.org
Elissa Vanlandingham : Spanish Teacher

Elissa Vanlandingham

Spanish Teacher

Master of Arts in Teaching, George Fox University
Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and International Studies, George Fox University

Mrs. Vanlandingham joined the Grace Cascade Christian Schools faculty in 2017, having taught previously since 2007 at Salem Academy and Santiam Christian Schools. She has been married since 2011 and they have three lovely girls. Mrs. Vanlandingham and her family recently relocated to the Rogue Valley from Dallas, Oregon.  She loves to travel and has been to Europe and South America. The Vanlandinghams attend Lozier Lane Baptist Church where her husband is a youth pastor.

evanlandingham@gracechristian.org

Grace Christian Elementary School Support Staff

Linda Cuellar : Middle School Lunch Assistant

Linda Cuellar

Middle School Lunch Assistant

Phagan's Beauty College

After a career as a hair stylist, Mrs. Cuellar's smile and engaging presence is now a fixture at the Cascade Christian Middle School Commons at lunch. She is married to our own Ray Cuellar. The couple has two children, three grandchildren and two dogs. They attend New Life Nazarene. Mrs. Cuellar loves to travel, spend time with family, enjoys coffee with friends and draw.

Janice Sample : Elementary Office Assistant

Janice Sample

Elementary Office Assistant

 

A one-time GCCS parent, and now grandparent, Mrs. Sample becomes part of the GCES office team in 2020. She and her husband Don are parents to two Cascade Christian graduates; they also have a grandson who recently graduated from Cascade, and another grandson who is a current high school student. The Sample's attend Mountain Church, where Janice participates in a women's Bible study. She enjoys hiking, sewing, and especially spending time with her family.

 

jsample@gracechristian.org
Daniel Konecny : Custodian

Daniel Konecny

Custodian

Rogue Community College

Mr. Konecny began working at GCCS in 2020. He attends Community Bible Church in Central Point, where he is involved with AWANA, and is also a helper with the first through fourth graders on Sunday mornings. He is father to four children, ranging in age from 15 to 5. Daniel has a dog and two cats. His hobbies include creating music and playing the keyboards.

Sheila Broughton : Office Manager / Registrar

Sheila Broughton

Office Manager / Registrar

sbroughton@gracechristian.org
Lisa Brown : Early Reading Intervention (ERI)

Lisa Brown

Early Reading Intervention (ERI)

AA in General Studies, Southern Oregon University

ERI, teaching aide, Southern Oregon University

Mrs. Brown has been employed with GCCS since 2007. She and her husband Russell-a CCHS graduate, ('86)- have been married since 1990. The couple has four children, who are all graduates of Cascade- Jordan ('11), Brittany ('13), Alyssa ('16), and Danae ('19), plus a dog, Lucy, and two cats- Lily and B.B. She attends First Baptist Church of Medford, and is involved in VBS, KidZone registration at church, and women's Bible studies. Mrs. Brown loves being outdoors at the beach or the lake. She also loves hiking; but what brings her the most joy is when her kids are home.

lbrown@gracechristian.org
Sabrina Giomi-Brown : Extended Enrichment Coordinator

Sabrina Giomi-Brown

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.

eenrichment@gracechristian.org
Kris Hogan : Administrative Assistant to Elementary Principals

Kris Hogan

Administrative Assistant to Elementary Principals

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.

khogan@gracechristian.org
Andy Paperman : Campus Security / School Security Officer

Andy Paperman

Campus Security / School Security Officer

apaperman@gracechristian.org
Debbie Prosise : School Secretary

Debbie Prosise

School Secretary

 

Mrs. Prosise has been a part of the Grace family since 1990. She and her husband of 50 years were the first to have three graduates of Cascade Christian (1990, 1992, and '95). Her only grandchild graduated from CCHS in 2015. Mrs. Prosise is a member of Keeneway Church of Christ in Medford, where her husband is pastor. Fittingly, she loves people, as well as hunting, camping and shopping.

dprosise@gracechristian.org
Sheri Cain-Westerman : Food Services Coordinator

Sheri Cain-Westerman

Food Services Coordinator

West Valley Jr. College

Mrs. Cain-Westerman has been with GCCS since 2016. She is married to her husband, Mike, and they are the proud parents of Josh, Keri, and Patrick, and she is also a proud "Nana." The Westerman's attend Table Rock Fellowship, where she is involved with caring for kids, and people with special needs. Fittingly, Mrs. Cain-Westerman loves to cook, but she also enjoys doing things with her family: camping, traveling, and having time at home to reflect and unwind.

 

lunch@gracechristian.org

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