Faculty

White Rock Christian Academy strives to be a vital part of the kingdom work in the local community. We want to be a centre of educational excellence for our students. Our teachers love God, understand how God reveals Himself in their subject area, and are skilled at engaging their students with real world challenges and equipping them to address these challenges in creative and effective ways.

WRCA’s staff is dedicated to providing an excellent Christ-centered education for our students and assisting them in developing Godly character and a sound Biblical worldview.

Leadership Team

David Michel

Head of School

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David Michel

David Michel

David Michel comes to WRCA with experience as an educator and administrator for over thirty-five years.He was the founding head of school of Sekolah Pelita Harapan (SPH) International – Kemang Village.  The school is located in the southern part of Jakarta city, and is one of several campuses that provide independent Christian education for both National Indonesian and Expatriate students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. In just over five years, David grew the IB World school from 100 to over 600 students.

David brings local understanding and international experience to our school. Prior to working in Indonesia, he worked for nine years as a music teacher, and twenty-four years as an administrator in School District No. 35 (Langley), including two years as Director of Schools, eight years as Principal of Langley Secondary School, and five and a half years as Principal of R.E. Mountain Secondary, an IB World School.  His experience as former Chair of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Committee gives WRCA strong leadership as the school works to become a World IB Continuum school. WRCA will be the only Christian School in North America offering this program for all students.  Today he holds many leadership roles in various organizations and has an expansive network of local and international contacts.

David’s vision for students at WRCA is based on cultivating a culture rooted in Christian values, and he strongly believes ‘all students deserve a quality education’. He is committed to the belief that WRCA must reflect an emphasis on student learning where all decisions are based on developing a graduate prepared to meet many future challenges.  As a committed Christian, he is excited about being part of a well-established and well-respected independent Christian school with strong Christian values, and his own beliefs are consistent with the core purpose and values of White Rock Christian Academy.

David graduated with a Bachelor of Music from the University of British Columbia and holds a Masters of Education from Simon Fraser University.  He is a lifelong member of the Salvation Army, has been actively involved in music ministry and mission projects throughout the world, including establishing ‘Teachers for Indonesia’, a project supporting education in that country.  He is married to Nancy and has four married children and seven grandchildren.

 

Joel Slofstra

Senior School Principal

Joel Slofstra

Gerry Goertzen

Junior School Principal

Gerry Goertzen

Sam Rehman

Director of Administration

Sam Rehman

David Fairholm

Director of Finance

David Fairholm

Coordinators

Scott Allen

Director of Development

Scott Allen

Emily Berry

Grade 5 Teacher
IB PYP Coordinator

Emily Berry

Anthony Bigornia

Teacher & Student Life Coordinator

Anthony Bigornia

James Caswell

Arts Director and Teacher

James Caswell

Jodie Doerksen

Counsellor

Jodie Doerksen

Delia Gan

International Students Program (ISP) Director

Delia Gan

Cindy Louw

International Students Program (ISP) Coordinator

Cindy Louw

Paul Lukacin

JSP Coordinator

Paul Lukacin

Kevin Mirchandani

Biblical Foundations Coordinator and Teacher

Kevin Mirchandani

Terry Neufeld

Athletic Director

Terry Neufeld

Cheryl Penner

Learning Assistant and Special Education Coordinatior

Cheryl Penner

Natalie Poirier

IB MYP Coordinator and Senior School Math Teacher

Natalie Poirier

Mary Kathryn Perrin

Senior School Teacher and Academic Counsellor

Mary Kathryn Perrin

Jeff Weichel

Senior School Teacher
IB DP Coordinator

Jeff Weichel

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Teachers

Debbie Alexander

Senior School Art Teacher

Debbie Alexander

Anthony Bigornia

Teacher & Student Life Coordinator

Anthony Bigornia

Emily Berry

Grade 5 Teacher
IB PYP Coordinator

Emily Berry

James Caswell

Arts Director and Teacher

James Caswell

Milli Caswell

PE / Bible

Milli Caswell

Brenda Breuls

Kindergarten Teacher

Brenda Breuls

Elizabeth Eckert

Jr School Music Teacher

Elizabeth Eckert

Stephanie Flaming

Senior School Teacher

Stephanie Flaming

Liza Gerei

Grade 6 Teacher

Liza Gerei

Debbie Goertzen

Kindergarten Teacher

Debbie Goertzen

Jane Howlett

Sr School Teacher

Jane Howlett

Nathan Jager

Grade 3 Teacher

Nathan Jager

Kristin Jakola

Phys Ed and ELL Teacher

Kristin Jakola

Janey Johnson

Grade 4 Teacher

Janey Johnson

Katie Karram

Grade 1 Teacher

Katie Karram

Aaron Kennedy

Senior School Math / Science Teacher

Aaron Kennedy

Daniel Kriese

Senior School Math and Science Teacher

Daniel Kriese

Cheryln Lai

Senior School Math/ Science Teacher

Cheryln Lai

Gatim Lau

Junior Kindergarten Teacher

Gatim Lau

Laura Lee

French

Laura Lee

Joy Leung

ELL Teacher

Joy Leung

Vivi Loh

JK Teacher

Vivi Loh

James Mace

Senior School Science and Social Studies Teacher

James Mace

Melissa Millman

Senior School French Teacher

Melissa Millman

Kevin Mirchandani

Biblical Foundations Coordinator and Teacher

Kevin Mirchandani

Tracey Mothe

Grade 2 Teacher

Tracey Mothe

Jodi Neufeld

Grade 4 Teacher

Jodi Neufeld

Terry Neufeld

Athletic Director

Terry Neufeld

Janis Ottevangers

Jr School Teacher and PE Teacher

Janis Ottevangers

Emily Palmer

Sr School Music Teacher

Emily Palmer

Mary Kathryn Perrin

Senior School Teacher and Academic Counsellor

Mary Kathryn Perrin

Katy Peters

Grade 7 Teacher

Katy Peters

Natalie Poirier

IB MYP Coordinator and Senior School Math Teacher

Natalie Poirier

Alyssa Shury

Grade 2 Teacher

Alyssa Shury

Kristy Simonson

Grade 3 Teacher

Kristy Simonson

Mitchell Skjeveland

Sr School Teacher

Mitchell Skjeveland

Marilyn Rempel

Education Assistant

Marilyn Rempel

Vanessa Toney

Grade 1 Teacher

Vanessa Toney

Mary-anne van Keeken

ISP Teacher

Mary-anne van Keeken

Yi Jen Wang

ISP Teacher

Yi Jen Wang

Jolayne Wedan

Grade 6 Teacher
Assistant Athletic Director

Jolayne Wedan

Jeff Weichel

Senior School Teacher
IB DP Coordinator

Jeff Weichel

Lorraine Whitmarsh

Grade 5 Teacher

Lorraine Whitmarsh

Doug Wielenga

Sr School Teacher

Doug Wielenga

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Administrative & Support Staff

Hanna Berg

Education Assistant

Hanna Berg

Emma Bobyk

Education Assistant

Emma Bobyk

David England

Facilities Manager

David England

Gillian Hilton

Receptionist

Gillian Hilton

Cecil Naidu

Executive Assistant

Cecil Naidu

Miya Pelmter

JSP Assistant

Miya Pelmter

Karla Ramirez

Custodian

Karla Ramirez

Marilyn Rempel

Education Assistant

Marilyn Rempel

Julie Renton

Education Assistant

Julie Renton

Diana Sawatzky

Accounting

Diana Sawatzky

Angelique Scheirer

Librarian

Angelique Scheirer

Charyse Seidel

Administrative/ISP Assistant

Charyse Seidel

Deborah Thiessen

Administrative Assistant

Deborah Thiessen

Wendy Warkentin

Receptionist

Wendy Warkentin

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