K-8 Faculty & Staff Page
Tad Theiss (Windsor Christian Academy Administrator and K-8 Principal)
BS in Business Administration, Humboldt State University
Principal, Windsor Christian Academy, since 1998
Jr. High Teacher, Windsor Christian Academy, since 1990
Luke 2:52 - "And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men."
Serena Rupert (Office Manager)
Studied at Santa Rosa Junior College
Windsor High School Graduate
Windsor Christian Academy Alumni
Office Manager, Windsor Christian Academy, since 2020
Sales Manager, Starlet Bridal & Prom 2010-Present
Philippians 4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with Thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus,"
Tina Southard (Windsor Christian Academy Administrative Assistant)
AS in Accounting/Data Processing, Heald Business College
Office Assistant, Windsor Christian Academy, since 2005
Escrow Secretary, Chicago Title, 6 years
Escrow Secretary, Fidelity National Title, 4 years
Isaiah 41:10 "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through him who strengthens me."
Proverbs 3:5 "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding."
Carol Ann Misson (Windsor Christian Academy Business Administrator)
AA in Business, Santa Rosa Junior College
Business Administrator, Windsor Christian Academy/First Baptist Church, Since 2007
Wells Fargo Bank, Teller, 3 years
Accounting, New Production Introduction – Documentation, Hewlett-Packard, 20 years
Phillipians 4:6-7 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Cynthia Thomas (Kindergarten Teacher)
Bachelor’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, CSU Sacramento
Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology, CSU Sacramento
My speech therapy experience includes all ages, ranging from infants to the geriatric population. I have worked with children for over 20 years in school settings as well as private speech therapy.
Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Jill Wallace (Kindergarten Teacher)
Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Supplementary Authorization in English and a Minor in Bible from The Master’s University.
I’ve been teaching part-time in every grade from Preschool to 8th grade for the last 20 years. I’ve also been a part of children’s ministries in churches for my entire adult life.
Deuteronomy 6:5-7 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
Becky Strode (1st Grade Teacher)
BS in Agricultural Science from Cal Poly
Single subject teaching credential (agriculture) with ELL authorization from UC Davis
K-8 science teacher, Montgomery Elementary School, 1 year
Agriculture instructor/FFA adviser, 2 years
Private Tutor, 2 years
Research Associate, UC Cooperative Extension, 10 years
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
"Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it."
Cheryl Williams (2nd Grade Teacher)
BA Elementary Education, Colorado State University
Teacher-1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades, Windsor Christian Academy, since 1981
Psalm 91:1-2 – "He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.'”
Linea Theiss (3rd Grade Teacher)
Sally Manoukian (4th Grade Teacher)
MS in Agricultural Science, Cal Poly
BS in Agricultural Science, Cal Poly, Clear Single Subject Credential: Agriculture,
Professional Clear Specialist Instruction Credential: Agriculture
Teacher, 4th grade Windsor Christian Academy, since 2009
Instructor/Adviser, 6 years
Teacher/Education Coordinator, 1 year
Proverbs 3:5-6 – "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."
Tess Jardine (5th Grade Teacher)
BS Business Administration, San Francisco University
Masters in Teaching, Washington State University
Professional Certificate, Heritage University
Teacher, 3rd and 5th Grades, Windsor Christian Academy, since 2011
Teacher’s Aide, 2nd Grade, Windsor Christian Academy, 1 year
Teacher, 3rd Grade, Washington State, 3 years
Isaiah 41:13 – "For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear, I will help you."
Jeremiah 17:7-8 - "But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree
planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit."
Jamie Greene (6th Grade Homeroom Teacher / Jr. High Science Teacher)
MA in Clinical Psychology, George Fox University
BA in Child Development, Hope International University
Office Manager, Windsor Christian Academy, since 2014
Teacher, Computers, Windsor Christian Academy, 3 years
Teachers Assistant, 1st grade, Windsor Christian Academy, 1 year
Director of Children’s and Family Ministry, Foothills Community Church, 5 years
Summer Camp Director and Counselor, Santa Rosa Christian School, 6 summers
Teachers Assistant, 1st grade, Commonwealth Elementary School, 1 year
Preschool Student Teacher, Corona Christian Preschool, 1 year
Practicum Counselor, Rainbow Family Services, 2 years
Proverbs 3:5-6 - "Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight."
Leslie Stadum (7th Grade Homeroom Teacher / Jr. High History Teacher)
Graduate of Healdsburg High School
Graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics from Sonoma State University
Administrative Assistant for financial planner for 1.5 years
Substitute teacher at WCA for 8+ years
Office manager at First Baptist Church of Windsor for almost 5 years
A favorite verse: (there are so many to choose from....)
“But I have trusted in your steadfast love; my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.” - Psalm 13:5
Matthew Valci (8th Grade Homeroom / Jr. High Math Teacher)
- BS in Biochemistry, Biola University
- Certificate of Completion, Torrey Honors Institute
- Registered Behavior Technician, Juvo Autism and Behavioral Health Services, 3 years
- Long-Term Substitute Teacher, 6th-12th grade, Valley Christian Schools, 3 years
- Private Tutor, 4 years
Ephesians 5:1-2 “Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.”
Sharon Glidewell (Music and Art Teacher)
Para-Professional Certificate, San Jose State
Lay Chaplain Certificate, West Chaplaincy
BS Degree, Cum Laude from Patten University
40 years teaching experience!
Teacher – Music/Art, Windsor Christian Academy
Teacher – K-4th Grade Music, Sebastopol Christian School
Tutor/Educational Therapist, Windsor Christian Academy School of Enrichment
Teacher, 7th/8th Grade Math and Science, Sebastopol Christian School
Teacher, 2nd/3rd Grade Combo Class, Rincon Valley Christian School
Teacher, K-4th Grade Music, Rincon Valley Christian School
Classroom Aide, Rincon Valley Christian School
Teacher, 7th/8th Grade Math & History, John Mark Christian School
Tutor, Algebra I-III, Great Expectations Tutorial Service
Teacher, Alum Rock School District, 13 years
Teacher/Assistant Director, Noahs Ark Preschool
Music & Drama Grant Program Winner, Alum Rock School District
Developed Tutorial Program, Rincon Valley Christian School
Philippians 2:10-11 - "that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Daren Briare (Athletic Director and Maintenance Engineer)
Education: Sonoma State- Kinesiology Major
Received AA from Santa Rosa Junior College
Mario Carillo High School Graduate
2 Years with Americorps
11 Years Windsor Christian Academy Boys Basketball Coach
1 Year Windsor Christian Academy Girls Basketball Coach
2 Years Athletic Director & Facilities/Maintenance
Favorite Verse: Peter1 :3-9
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God's power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. In this you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls."