School Faculty

Administration:

Profile 01Deborah Benson
Superintendent
Masters in Educational Admin. & Performance & Pedagogy

Profile 01Don Davidson
Athletic Director & Dean of Students
Bachelors in Education

Profile 01Jenni Creek
Finance Director
Bachelors in Accounting

Profile 01Melissa Underwood
Executive Assistant to the Superintendent
Decades of Experience

Profile 01Mary Ellen West
Administrative Assistant
Administrative Assistant Degree

Profile 01Manda Zappia
Development Director
Bachelors in Recreation, Park & Tourism Administration

Preschool Faculty:

Profile 01Sami Akre
Preschool Teacher
Associates in Early Education

Profile 01Pat Petty
Preschool Teacher
Bachelors in Elementary Education

Profile 01Erin Kaus
Preschool Assistant
Decades of Experience

Profile 01Karen Lanehart
Preschool Assistant
Associates

Profile 01Carrie McCoy
Preschool Teacher
Decades of Experience

Profile 01Kristi Milam
Preschool Teacher
Associates in Early Education

Profile 01Jacqueline Soloff
Preschool Teacher
Bachelors in Elementary Education

Profile 01Lynette Wade
Preschool Director
Associates in Applied Science

Kindergarten to 6th Grade Faculty:

Profile 01Julie Angelo
Kindergarten Teacher
Associates in Applied Science

Profile 01Heather Christensen
3rd Grade Teacher
Bachelors in Bible & Elementary Education

Profile 01Kristen Dudding
2nd Grade Teacher
Bachelors in Education

Profile 01Tracey Hagan
1st Grade Teacher
Bachelors in Education

Profile 01Krista Harbeck
Kindergarten Teacher
Bachelors in Elementary Education

Profile 01Doreen Osika
Elementary Assistant
Decades of Experience

Profile 01Teresa Wawro
4th Grade Teacher
Bachelors in Elementary Education

Profile 01Rachel Weaver
5th & 6th Grade Teacher
Bachelors Elementary Education

7th to 12th Grade Faculty:

Profile 01Don Davidson
Bible & History Teacher
Bachelors in Education

Profile 01Gary Johnson
Science Teacher
Certified Science Teacher

Profile 01Micah Johnson
Bible & History Teacher
Bachelors in Education

Profile 01Michelle Jones
Math Teacher
Bachelors in Mathematics & Masters in Edu. Leadership

Profile 01Jaclyn Gabrielson
Art Teacher
Bachelors in Art

Profile 01Robin Oudyn
Math Teacher
Masters in Mathematics

Profile 01Jordan Walz
Language Arts Teacher
Certified Language Arts Teacher

Specials Faculty:

Profile 01Bridget Aguado
Spanish Teacher
Relevant Experience

Profile 01Jaclyn Gabrielsen
Art Teacher
Bachelors in Art

Profile 01Kayla Linden
Coach & PE Teacher
Bachelors in Therapeutic Recreation

Profile 01June Still Flores
Technology Specialist
Bachelors in Science

Profile 01Leah Pearl
Music Teacher
Relevant Experience

Profile 01Carla Zancha
Reading Specialist
Masters in Teaching Reading

Meet Mrs. Christensen:

Say hi to Mrs. Christensen. She teaches 5th and 6th Grades at Parkview Christian Academy. We’re blessed to have her on staff as she’s a tremendous asset to our academic excellence and character development. Thanks for all you do Mrs. Christensen!

Parkview Mrs. Christensen Teacher

How long have you lived in the area?

I have lived in Yorkville since I was a baby. The last four years I left for Chicago to go to Moody Bible Institute, and now I live in Sandwich.

Why did you become a teacher?

I first recall wanting to become a teacher when I was in first grade. It’s all I’ve ever really wanted to be. I can remember sitting in my miniature chair dreaming about how I would run my classroom if I was a teacher.

What do you love about teaching at Parkview?

I love the fact that I can bring God and His Word into everything that I do and teach. Whenever I feel overwhelmed, or whenever I can sense the kids are overwhelmed, we stop and pray. What a gift it is that we can do this! As a new teacher, I am so thankful for all of the love and support I have been given by my fellow teachers and staff members. They have made me feel like I can be who I am without having to cover up my weaknesses.

What’s your favorite subject and why?

I am really enjoying teaching math. Learning the complexity and perfection of our number system reminds me of how Great and Detailed our God is. I also love those beautiful, though sometimes rare, “a-ha” moments–the tiny reminders that I am producing fruit for the Lord.

Parkview Mrs. Christensen Teacher
Parkview Mrs. Christensen Teacher

What’s an impactful moment a teacher had on your life?

While it’s not really a moment, the greatest memory that I have that has impacted me today is the atmosphere that my third grade teacher created for the class. Her classroom always felt like a safe place, and as students, we truly believed we were a family in her class. My desire is to create such a place for my own students.

What’s an interesting fact or two about you?

I love to play and watch sports, and I am a White Sox fan.

Where do you attend church?

I attend Village Bible Church in Sugar Grove.

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Meet Mr. Johnson:

Mr. Johnson teaches 7th to 12th Grade at Parkview Christian Academy. Students love him and Parkview is beyond thankful for his dedication and passion. Let’s get to know him a bit together.

Parkview Christian Yorkville High School Students

How long have you lived in the area?

I have lived in the western suburbs of Chicago my entire life. I grew up in Aurora and currently live in Oswego.

Why did you become a teacher?

My calling as a teacher was in stages. At ACS, I heard a chapel message about becoming a teacher when I was a sophomore. That desire to be a teacher started in that chapel. The desire grew feet when I worked for Wayside Cross Rescue Mission at Brady Elementary School.

What do you love about teaching at Parkview?

Parkview has always been a great vehicle for teaching ‘Christianly’. Any place that allows for the Word to be communicated in an integrated way is a great place. I also have made many friends here. This community is a blessing to work in.

What’s your favorite subject and why?

My all time favorite subject is church history. The reason is twofold. First, we get to see where we came from. Sometimes in American evangelicalism we forget that there is a great cloud of witnesses who knew God before we did. They offer so much to us today. That leads to the second reason which is the depth of trust and commitment to holiness in the face of the Living God that our forefathers had. It is truly humbling to read them.

Parkview Christian Yorkville High School Students
Parkview Christian Yorkville High School Basketball

What’s an impactful moment a teacher had on your life?

There were two teachers that were especially impactful to me and I owe them much. I encountered Mr. Robert Sampson while attending Aurora Christian High School and Dr. Mark Eckel while attending Moody Bible Institute. They taught me that all truth is God’s truth and He deserves to be Lord of all. That idea has been life transforming.

What’s an interesting fact or two about you?

I love the outdoors, especially camping or fishing with my family.

Where do you attend church?

My wife and I attend Wheaton Bible Church.