ST. STEPHEN'S ACADEMY | Faculty & Staff
As a classical Christian school in Beaverton, St. Stephen’s Academy aims to provide an academically excellent education in a grace-filled environment that develops Christian character and equips students with tools of learning that will last a lifetime. Serving the greater Portland area.
classical christian school, beaverton oregon, portland, kindergarten, middle school, high school, elementary school, classical school, classical education, private school, small class sizes, st. stephen, christian education, christian school beaverton, christian school portland, private christian school, christian athletics, logic, rhetoric, wisdom, truth
14939
page-template,page-template-full_width,page-template-full_width-php,page,page-id-14939,,qode-theme-ver-10.1.1,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.0.1,vc_responsive

Faculty & Staff

Administration

 

Headmaster

Degrees: B.S. in Education, University of Georgia; Master of Education in Secondary Education, Armstrong State University

Year Joined Staff: 2008

Professional Background: 2016 is Mr. Breckenridge’s 21st year as an educator. Before becoming St. Stephen’s Headmaster in 2008, he served in the same capacity for five years at Veritas Academy in Savannah, Georgia. Previously, he was a classroom teacher for eight years in middle and high school classrooms, primarily in the field of United States and European history.

Philosophy of Education: Mr. Breckenridge believes that St. Stephen’s Academy exists to serve the families God brings to its doors. The students he serves are image bearers of God, and as such are to be afforded respect and dignity. The school can only be as strong as the families and faculty that are gathered together at St. Stephen’s Academy.

Grammar School Principal

Degrees: B.A. in Elementary Education, Arizona State University; graduate coursework in education, theology, communication and cultural issues, and various academic subject areas

Year Joined Staff: 2007

Professional Background: Ms. Alston has been involved in teaching in many venues over a long career: public schools, tutoring and long term subbing, conventional Christian schools, and eight years in classical Christian education. Her years at St. Stephen’s have been the richest and most rewarding, as the curriculum is rich and full and ministers to the whole student, and the Grace and Truth of Christ inform everything.

Philosophy of Education: Classical Christian education is a practical application to the whole person, in a manner that is developmentally appropriate, of all that is True, Good, and Beautiful in God’s creation.

Dean of Students

Degrees: B.A. in English, Central Washington University; M.F.A. in Creative Writing: Poetry, University of Washington; M.A.T. in Education, Western Oregon University

Year Joined Staff: 2008

Professional Background: Mr. Haferbecker’s first teaching experience was at the University of Washington where he taught expository writing during the second year of his M.F.A. While living in New York he taught for three years at  the Geneva School of Manhattan, a classical Christian school. He has taught Upper School humanities and logic since joining St. Stephen’s in 2008. In 2016 he also became the Dean of Students.

Philosophy of Education: Teaching, at its core, is an act of service. It is an act of service first to the student, and by extension, an act of service toward the family. You cannot serve someone until you first know their needs.

Dean of Academics

Degrees: B.A. in History with Distinction and Departmental Honors, Stanford University; M.A. in History, Yale University

Year Joined Staff: 2016

Professional Background: After 12 years working as a craftsman and builder, Mr. Koch’s love of learning led him back into the classroom to study American western, environmental, and religious history. While in graduate school he taught history at a classical Christian school in New Haven and decided to direct his academic efforts toward serving in the classical Christian education movement. Mr. Koch developed curriculum and taught history, literature, rhetoric, theology, and biology for several years at another ACCS member school before coming to St. Stephen’s Academy.

Philosophy of Education: The goal of education is to train up free, wise, and eloquent persons who love God and serve others in the home, church, workplace, and city using whatever gifts God gives them, wherever He calls them to serve. This goal is best accomplished through a liberal arts education that consistently emphasizes the relationships between our knowledge of God, His world, and His creative and redemptive purposes.

Director of Operations

Degree: B.A. in Business Administration, Northwest Nazarene University

Year Joined Staff: 2009

Professional Background: Mrs. Six served as an executive assistant to an elected official prior to joining the staff at St. Stephen’s. She started out working on a website and branding for the school, and built upon that to eventually become the school’s Director of Operations.

Director of Business

Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education, George Fox University

Year Joined Staff: 2017

Professional Background: Stephanie’s background is in process and system development. She most recently served as a quality assurance manager and business analyst for LinkTech.

 

Teaching Faculty

 

French, Latin

Degrees: pursuing a B.A. in Community Development, Portland State University

Year Joined Staff: 2014

Professional Background: International students’ connector and French tutor at Clackamas Community College; King’s Kids/YWAM (Youth With A Mission); Wycliffe Bible Translators/SIL Cameroon; teacher and youth leader at at Church of the Lutheran Brethren elementary schools in Cameroon; children’s radio program producer at RASAL (Radio Salaaman) in Cameroon

Philosophy of Education: Working with youth has always been Madame Eugenie’s passion. Her desire is to teach students in ways that they would enjoy the learning process and be willing to embrace and utilize what they have learned both in the present and the future. “Because of Christ and by the grace of God, I am committed to do my best in helping them achieve a fair level of French speaking skills before they graduate from St. Stephen’s.”

Pre-Kindergarten

Education: currently studying to be a Speech and Language Pathology Assistant

Year Joined Staff: 2014

2nd Grade

Degrees: B.A. in Music and Ancient Studies, St. Olaf College; M.A. in Biblical Studies, Multnomah University

Year Joined Staff: 2014

Professional Background: After several years as a music teacher, Mrs. Alsop taught English and writing in China, Indonesia, and an online high school. She greatly appreciates both the classical riches of the St. Stephen’s curriculum and the Christian charity among the staff.

Philosophy of Education: Mrs. Alsop’s favorite part of 2nd Grade is her students’ contagious love of learning. She especially enjoys introducing the Ancient Near East and making connections in Bible and history.

4th Grade

Degree: B.S. in Human Development, Warner Pacific University

Year Joined Staff: 2004

Professional Background: Prior to her employment at St. Stephen’s Mrs. Barnes homeschooled her son 1st grade through 5th grade. Before that she was the logistics/traffic manager for an exporting company.

Philosophy of Education: A fine educator should aspire to educate students to intelligently process all kinds of information and make prudent, godly choices so as to grow into wise, upright, and content individuals who can contribute to and make society a better place.

Latin, Mock Trial

Degree: B.S. in Applied Art & Design, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo; M.S. in Safety & Systems Management, University of Southern California; Certificate in Classical Christian Studies, New Saint Andrews College

Year Joined Staff: 2013

Professional Background: After graduating from Cal Poly, Mrs. Bergeron worked for Computer Sciences Corporation as an editorial designer for two websites. For seven years, she was on the staff of Classical Conversations in various positions. The necessity of furthering her education in the humanities led her to take classes at New Saint Andrews College in Moscow, Idaho, where she discovered her love for the Latin language. At some point in that process, she was asked about her dream job. She almost immediately replied, “Latin teacher.” One year later, she was the Latin teacher at St. Stephen’s!

Mathematics

Degrees: B.S. in Mathematics, Western Oregon University; M.A.T., Multnomah University

Year Joined Staff: 2012

Professional Background: Mrs. Boden starting her teaching career at St. Stephen’s Academy and has enjoyed teaching mathematics across the grades from as low as 5th grade all the way through high school calculus.

Philosophy of Education: When we talk about education we should focus not merely on facts or figures but instead on the lifelong process that is learning. It is critically important to teach how to learn as well as what is worth learning.

Humanities, Latin, Theater

Degree: B.A. in English, Portland State University

Year Joined Staff: 2014

Professional Background: Before joining the faculty at St. Stephen’s, Mr. Boden worked as a teacher’s assistant, substitute teacher, and tutor at all grade levels, including university.

Philosophy of Education: Mr. Boden hopes to reflect in some small way the myriad of excellent teachers he has had in his life – individuals who point to God’s faithfulness in everything, individuals whose peace and confidence rest solely on His grace and His promises.

4th Grade

Degree: B.A. in Elementary Education, University of North Florida

Year Joined Staff: 2015

Professional Background: Before joining the St. Stephen’s faculty, Mrs. Breckenridge taught Kindergarten for seven years at another local Christian school. Prior to that, she had the privilege of staying home with her four children.

Philosophy of Education: Mrs. Breckenridge believes strongly in classical Christian education. She hopes to instill in her students a deep love for learning and a desire to know Christ more intimately as a result of what they are studying at St. Stephen’s.

Kindergarten

Degrees: A.A. in Child Development, Saddleback College; B.S. in Home Economics, The Master’s University

Year Joined Staff: 2012

Professional Background: Mrs. Briley taught preschool and pre-Kindergarten students for six years and served as a personal classroom aide in the 1st grade classroom at St. Stephen’s for one year before beginning to teach Kindergarten in 2012.

Philosophy of Education: Mrs. Briley believes that the classical approach to education is the model best suited to the developmental stages through which children mature. She appreciates the privilege of freely connecting a biblical worldview to every component of learning, drawing out an understanding of God’s glory and wisdom in creation and His sovereign working throughout history.

6th Grade

Degrees: B.A. in English, Biola; Teaching Credential and M.A. in English, California State University, Long Beach

Year Joined Staff: 2016

3rd Grade

Degrees: B.A. in Arts and Letters with minor in Linguistics, Portland State University; M.A.in Education with Reading Endorsement, George Fox University

Year Joined Staff: 2011

Professional Background: Ms. Conteh has done missions on and off with Mercy Ships. She taught at The Language and Culture Institute and The Riggs Institute. She taught 4th and 5th grade at MITCH Charter School, Kindergarten at Happy Hollow Children’s Center, was a reading specialist at Park Academy, and has always privately tutored. She has been teaching for 15 years, the last 6 at St. Stephen’s.

Philosophy of Education: Ms. Conteh believes that her primary role as a teacher is to guide her students into knowing and loving Jesus Christ. With the aid of the Holy Spirit, she seeks to model character virtues such as kindness, faithfulness, and patience while genuinely loving and encouraging her students. She wants them to learn from her how to have their own trust in Jesus, how to obey Him, and how to love others. She strives to implement the Gospel into every subject.

5th Grade

Degree: B.A. in Liberal Studies: Teacher Education, The Master’s College

Year Joined Staff: 2015

Professional Background: Mrs. Cybulski first began teaching in 2005 at a Christian school in California. After an extended time off to raise her family she returned to teaching. She was very excited to join the team at St. Stephen’s.

Philosophy of Education: It is Mrs. Cybulski’s desire to educate students about who God is and what He has done in the world around them. She enjoys highlighting God’s hand in history, science, mathematics, and even language. She seeks to build a foundation of education that will prepare students to discern truth and think critically.

AD, Physical Education, Bible

Degrees: B.A. in Music, San Diego State University;  M.A. in Biblical Studies, Westminster Seminary California

Year Joined Staff: 2016

Professional Background: Mr. Feil has served in two different churches as an intern, The Resolved Church in San Diego (Acts 29) and Intown Presbyterian (PCA) in Portland.  In addition he has worked in the food and beverage industry for Marriott.  He is currently working toward ordination in the PCA and hopes to pursue both Christian education and vocational ministry.

Philosophy of Education: Mr. Feil’s goal is to help our students treasure wisdom and to find pleasure in understanding so that they might grow into more virtuous and joyful people.  This is possible so long as we continue to serve our students and assist them in cultivating their love for God’s word and His world.

Science, Mathematics

Degrees: B.S. in Physical Science, Biola University; Master of Education in Secondary Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Year Joined Staff: 2016

Professional Background: Mr. Gilmore taught high school in inner city Las Vegas for four years, with the first two years as part of Teach for America. He taught physics and geoscience and served in school leadership as the Instructional Leadership Team Chair.

Philosophy of Education: Mr. Gilmore believes that education is ultimately a training of the affections in which a love for the Good, the True, and the Beautiful of each unique discipline is fostered. In the classroom, Mr. Gilmore seeks to develop this love through highly engaging inquiry-based lessons that require students to think critically.

Technology Electives

Degrees: M.S. in Telecommunications, INSA-Lyon; M.S. in Information Technology, Royal Institute of Technology-Stockholm, Sweden

Year Joined Staff: 2016

Professional Background: Mrs. Haralson worked 7 years for Intel Corporation in the Post Silicon Validation group. She has led the St. Stephen’s Academy FIRST Lego League team since 2015.

Philosophy of Education: Mrs. Haralson wants to get her students interested in technology and confident in their ability to be successful in STEM fields.

Art

Education: Deaf Studies Certificate from Portland Community College

Year Joined Staff: 2016

Professional Background: Mrs. Harvey’s passion for creativity and the arts has been a driving force in her volunteering for the last three years in the art studio at St. Stephen’s. Prior to St. Stephen’s, she has been raising her two children while working in various ministries over the years from Young Life and WyldLife to the children’s ministries at Grace Chapel in Wilsonville.

Philosophy of Education: Mrs. Harvey’s philosophy of education is a work in progress as this is her first foray into the classroom in an official capacity, as the assistant to the lead art teacher. She believes in the importance of learning art and the impact it has on a young and developing mind. She believes it is important to provide an environment where students feel encouraged to express their own reflection of God’s beauty through their works of art.   

1st Grade

Degree: B.S. in Elementary Education and English, Concordia University – Seward, Nebraska 

Year Joined Staff: 2015

Professional Background: Mrs. Hilchen has 26 years of teaching experience, including music, choir, Kindergarten, and 1st Grade. She has also served as a church organist in several churches and teaches private piano lessons.

Philosophy of Education: Mrs. Hilchen believes in educating the whole child, mind, body, and spirit. She teaches lessons are in a variety of ways to help reach each child and their different learning styles. Every child should have a sense of accomplishment and success each day. She wants her students to find joy in exploring, expanding their knowledge, and discovering how to learn on their own. By connecting subjects with each other and with life experiences, she hopes to see her students grow in their understanding, knowledge, and appreciation of God’s wonderful world.

Science

Degrees:  B.A. in Biology, Washington University, St. Louis, MO; M.A. in Education (Early Childhood), Hood College, Frederick, MD

Year Joined Staff: 2005

Professional Background: Mrs. Holt spent 17 years in biomedical research at several research facilities, including Washington University Medical School, Johns Hopkins Medical School, NIH in Bethesda, MD, and a small Biotech Company in MD. She also spent three years teaching various elementary school science classes and then spent seven years teaching 2nd-4th grades for the Montgomery County Public School in MD. After joining SSA in 2005, she taught 2nd and 3rd grades, and 5th and 6th grade math. She now teaches Upper School science classes and is the K-12 Science Coordinator.

Philosophy of Education: In the art and science of teaching there should be a continuous, interactive, entrusted partnership between teacher and student. Both should always be teaching and learning with and from each other. The process of imparting knowledge and skills from the teacher to the learner is designed to facilitate the student to become a lifelong learner and caretaker of God’s creation.

Music, Choir

Degrees: Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, Arizona State University; Master of Music in Voice/Opera Performance, New England Conservatory of Music

Year Joined Staff: 2016

Professional Background: Mrs. Killebrew began formal vocal training at age 12 and was instructed in the Bel Canto style. She has performed in numerous recitals, operas, musicals, and choral concerts, both as a soloist and ensemble artist. She began teaching private voice in 1999 and began teaching middle and high school choir in 2006. Many of her students have gone on to advanced music degrees and have placed in competitions, both as soloists and as choral singers. Mrs. Killebrew took a five year break to raise her two children up to school age and has continued to teach private voice.

Philosophy of Education: Mrs. Killebrew’s goal is for her students to obtain a deeper understanding and appreciation of music and how it shapes the world around us, as well as a healthy and natural vocal technique. We were given music so that we might use it in praise and expression! She is thrilled to be the Music Director at St. Stephen’s Academy.

6th Grade

Degrees: B.A. in English Education, California State University, Fullerton

Year Joined Staff: 2000

Professional Background: Upon graduating from university Mrs. Lewis served as a foreign student adviser at both California State University, Fullerton and United States International University for six years. In 1995, Mrs. Lewis, along with board member Cheryl Boden and two other members of Evergreen Presbyterian Church, began the early planning stages and development of St. Stephen’s Academy.

Philosophy of Education: Mrs. Lewis’s goal as a teacher is to ensure that these young students, despite the gifts God has bestowed on them or where He will place them in society, will be content and have a deep assurance that all they do is worthy and a sweet smelling sacrifice to our living God. Her students need to learn that they serve God and not man. They must know that every small deed done, job completed or service rendered is done to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

Theology

Degrees: B.A. in English, Biola University; M.Div., Westminster Seminary California

Year Joined Staff: 1999

Professional Background: Rev. Nathan E. Lewis is Pastor at Evergreen Presbyterian Church in Beaverton, OR, a congregation he and his wife, Glenda, planted in 1991. Rev. Lewis and his wife also helped found St. Stephen’s Academy as a ministry of Evergreen Presbyterian in 1999.

Philosophy of Education: The kingdom of God is expanded on earth through all fields and all vocations. Education must not only be offered from a Christian worldview, but it must have as its purpose and end the expansion of the kingdom of God.

Kindergarten

Degrees: B.A. in Liberal Studies, California State University, Fullerton; M.A. in Special Education: Orientation and Mobility, California State University, Los Angeles

Year Joined Staff: 2016

Professional Background: Prior to teaching Kindergarten at St. Stephen’s Academy, Mrs. Marshall worked as an educator for blind and visually impaired students in California for seven years. She has experience working with students ages birth through 12th grade and has worked for a variety of educational agencies in both the public and private sector. She also holds a Clinical Rehabilitation Credential and completed an internship at the Western Blind Rehabilitation Center at the V.A. Hospital in Palo Alto, CA.

Philosophy of Education: Mrs. Marshall strives to teach her students to view all areas of learning through the lens of a biblical worldview. She strongly desires for her students to be both challenged and encouraged by what they are learning, and she feels honored to be one of the instruments used to cultivate growth and instill grace in her students’ lives.

Art

Degree: B.A. in Psychology and Art, Southern Oregon State University 

Year Joined Staff: 2002

Professional Background: A lifelong artist, Mrs. Mier has been showing and selling her artwork in shows, galleries, and privately for 25 years. She owned a gallery in Portland, Oregon, before coming to St. Stephen’s Academy and has been teaching art for 19 years, 14 1/2 of those at St. Stephen’s. She recently illustrated a children’s chapter book written by a local author that is now available on Amazon. Her passion is watching students reach their potential in art and have that work be a joy to fellow men that honors God in Heaven.

Philosophy of Education: Education should be provided in a safe but disciplined environment that challenges all students to achieve academic and artistic excellence by honoring God and exciting the human need to create and question through a demanding and comprehensive curriculum. Students should be able to obtain and use tools of learning to create demonstrate and perform or present materials that represent the curriculum learned.

5th Grade

Degrees: B.A. in Elementary Education

Year Joined Staff: 2015

Professional Background: Mrs. Oeverman spent five years teaching 5th and 6th grades in Michigan and Minnesota before having the privilege of being full-time mother to her five children. She returned to the classroom in 2015 and is thankful to be a part of St. Stephen’s Academy’s pursuit of the truth, knowledge, and wisdom of our sovereign God.

Philosophy of Education: Mrs. Oeverman desires to educate students to see God at work in all that he has made, “…for from Him and through Him and to Him are all things.” This biblical foundation is the basis for the subjects she teaches, as she seeks to train up young men and women who will glorify God and enjoy Him in a lifetime of service to Christ.

Theology

Degrees: Bachelor of Science and Engineering, Calvin College; Graduate Studies in Theology, The Bethlehem College and Seminary; Master of Divinity, Westminster Seminary California.

Year Joined Staff: 2013

Professional Background: Rev. Steve Oeverman began his professional career as a project engineer in the automotive industry. After completing his graduate studies in theology, Rev. Oeverman served as a minister of the Escondido United Reformed Church and executive vice president of Westminster Seminary California. In 2012, Steve was called to serve as minister of Grace United Reformed Church in Milwaukie, Oregon, along with his responsibilities as teacher of 10th Grade Bible and Theology at St. Stephen’s Academy. 

Philosophy of Education: Rev. Oeverman seeks to complement the classical study of God’s world with a confessional study of God’s Word. While looking to the wisdom of pastors and scholars of the past we read, interpret, and apply the Bible for Christian faith and life today.

Latin

Degrees: B.A. in Bible and Theology and Minor in Educational Ministries, Multnomah University (to be completed May 2017)

Year Joined Staff: 2016

Professional Background: Miss Renn has five years’ experience in administrative work in the fields of healthcare and higher education. Her exposure to teaching comes from experience in tutoring and her background in an education based degree. Miss Renn’s Latin knowledge comes from being privately tutored in Latin by a New Saint Andrews graduate.

Philosophy of Education: As a 4th grade Latin teacher, Miss Renn seeks to serve her students by combining academically challenging concepts with care and support so that her students feel confident and realize more of their own learning potential. She is excited about the opportunity to incorporate Christ and biblical themes into her teaching and encourage students to serve Him.

Aesthetics

Degrees: B.A. in History, University of Oregon; M.H.A., University of Minnesota

Year Joined Staff: 2006

Professional Background: Mrs. Southgate spent 10 years in health care policy and management prior to teaching. She held various management positions in a community hospital after completing a postgraduate Pew Fellowship in health policy and management at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center. Since 2006 she has taught Bible, history, literature, and aesthetics classes in grades 7 – 12 at St. Stephen’s Academy. She served as our Dean of Academics from 2012- 2015.

Philosophy of Education: Mrs. Southgate’s source of motivation for serving at St. Stephen’s is grounded the school’s motto, “Christus in Litteris”, or “Christ in Scholarship”. This means that all intellectual inquiry within this community of educators, parents, and students seeks to help each individual know and serve Jesus Christ more fully. Teaching students to understand God’s world in light of God’s Word so that they can enjoy and glorify Him is Mrs. Southgate’s calling and delight.

Physical Education, School Nurse

Degree: B.S. in Nursing, Oregon Health & Science University

Year Joined Staff: 2015

Professional Background: Mrs. Storm has worked as a registered nurse since 2003. She has worked in the fields of oncology, chemical dependency, mental health, case management, diabetes education, school nursing, and maternal fetal medicine.

Humanities, Spanish

Degrees: B.A. in English Literature, Texas A&M University; M.A. in English Literature, University of Texas

Year Joined Staff: 2010

Professional Background: Mrs. Ueltschey has a breadth of experiences teaching at many age levels: 5th grade at Regents School of Austin, English survey courses at the University of Texas, and 1st grade and high school courses at St. Stephen’s Academy. 

Philosophy of Education: Mrs. Ueltschey considers her current position to be a God-given blessing and an ideal combination of challenging curriculum, student interaction, and peer relationships and support. Within the limited bounds of a school settings, she desires to teach Spanish and literature to the whole person, instilling in students a passion for the material and, more significantly, the gospel incarnate.

History, Aesthetics, Greek

Degrees: B.A. in History, Whitworth University; M.Div., The Master’s Seminary

Year Joined Staff: 2013

Professional Background: Mr. White began his teaching career at Northridge Community School in Northridge, California, while he worked on his masters degree at The Master’s Seminary. After graduating from seminary, he taught for six years at Providence Classical Christian School in Lynnwood, Washington, while serving as an elder at Crossway Fellowship. He began teaching at St. Stephen’s in 2013. He currently teaches upper school history, aesthetics, and Greek. He also currently serves as a pastor at Grace and Truth Bible Church in Hillsboro.

Philosophy of Education: Most education in our modern world is goal oriented, focused on getting students to pass a test or complete a project. A liberal arts education however, focuses on knowing how to discern truth and then articulate it. It is aimed at thinking versus testing. Since Christians desire to not only be knowledgeable but virtuous (Christ-like) as well, the liberal arts serve as an excellent approach to achieving the Christian aim of spiritual maturity.

 

Staff

 

Librarian

Degrees: B.S. in Technical Journalism, Oregon State University; MAPS Pastoral Studies, Multnomah Biblical Seminary

Year Joined Staff: 2014

Professional Background: Mrs. Emory joined the staff of St. Stephen’s in 2014 as librarian. In her years with the school she has also served as receptionist, 5th grade math teacher, and teacher’s aid. Prior to joining St. Stephen’s, Mrs. Emory spent her time raising her family. She has also served as Administrative Assistant for Jr.High Pastor, High School Pastor, and College Pastor at Beaverton Christian Church, and office help at Ringor International.

Administrative Assistant

Degree: Associate of Applied Science in Digital Imaging & Prepress Technology, Linn-Benton Community College

Year Joined Staff: 2011

Professional Background: After completing her degree, Mrs. Hamilton worked in the printing environment until her first child was born. While her children were small, Mrs. Hamilton volunteered her skills in desktop publishing at various churches. When her children started at St. Stephen’s she again volunteered until was she was hired in 2011.

Teachers' Aide

Education: attended Southern Oregon State College

Year Joined Staff: 2010

Professional Background: Mrs. Herriott join the staff as the front desk receptionist. In 2012, she became our Teachers’ Aide, working mainly with Kindergarten-3rd.

Philosophy of Education: Mrs. Herriott loves working with the younger students, especially helping them with reading and writing skills. She hopes to develop a love of reading and books in the students.

Instructional Specialist

Degrees: B.A. in Sociology, University of Mary Washington – Fredericksburg, Virginia

Year Joined Staff: 2016

Professional Background: Before joining the staff at St. Stephen’s Academy, Mrs. Lind has been the stabilizing force required to support her family of 5 through multiple moves all over the country in support of her husband’s career. Prior to raising a family, she worked for a nonprofit in Washington, D.C.

Philosophy of Education: Mrs. Lind was drawn to pursue classical Christian Education for her own children.  She is grateful for the opportunity the Lord provided to settle in Portland, Oregon, and gift the education provided at St. Stephen’s Academy to her children.  She loves what is studied and how it is studied. She appreciates the intention to cultivate students of wisdom and virtue through a Christ-centered, academically firm education.

Administrative Assistant

Degree: B.A. in Art History, University of Oregon

Year Joined Staff: 2013

Receptionist

Degree: B.A. in Business Administration, Seattle Pacific University

Year Joined Staff: 2015

Professional Background: Amy has administration experience in the corporate and nonprofit world prior to coming to St. Stephen’s.

Admissions/Marketing, Admin Assistant

Education: attended Texarkana College and New Saint Andrews College

Year Joined Staff: 2015

Professional Background: Mrs. Turner has been a teacher in Classical Conversations. She also started the Masters School of Art satellite school in Beaverton and worked as the administrator there for several years.

Philosophy of Education: Mrs. Turner loves classical Christian education because it teaches students about the truth, goodness, and beauty of God and how that relates to the rest of their learning. She believes a student’s education should not only change their mind, but it should also change their heart as they internalize a Biblical worldview and come to know God more fully.

Business Manager

Degree: B.S. in Business Administration, emphasis in Accounting – George Fox University

Year Joined Staff: 2007

Professional Background: Mrs. Williams has been working in the field of accounting since high school with various summer jobs and then as the Beaverton Christian Church bookkeeper during college. Following graduation from George Fox, Kristy worked in the finance department at Intel Corporation for 7 years before starting her family. She began doing bookkeeping at St. Stephen’s in 2007, and her role expanded to Business Manager in 2012.