Our Staff

Administration Team

Ashley Schlauch

Principal

My name is Ashley Schlauch and I have the privilege of serving as ACA's Principal. You will find me primarily on the Grace campus serving our pre...

Beth Teas

Admissions Director

Hi there! I have worked at ACA since 2016. I now have the privilege of serving Agape Christian Academy as Admissions Director. My experience incl...

Cher Schmidt

Preschool Director/TK Teacher

I have been blessed to be teaching at ACA since January 2014. I have been involved in Early Childhood Education since I was a teenager. I have a ...

Cindie Boyles

Head of School/Principal

Hello all! I currently serve as our founder and Head of School. I started working with students in a formal setting while I was still in high sch...

Denese Lawson

Development Director

Hello! My name is Denese Lawson, and I am the Development Director for ACA. I came to ACA in 2019 and have over 25 years of experience in the edu...

Diane Finchum

Finance & HR Director

Hello! I am part of the administrative team here at Agape Christian Academy. I have been employed at ACA since 2009. During my time at ACA, I hav...

Erin Ring

Dean of Students

Hello everyone, my name is Mrs. Ring and I have been married to my husband Dan for 14 years, and together we have two precious little girls; Jady...

Lisa Dieker

Vice Principal

Hi! My name is Ms. Dieker and I am honored to be a part of the ACA family! I completed my Bachelor's Degree at Western Washington University and my Master's Degree at C...

Nicholas Mancillas

Athletic Director, Middle School Teacher

My name is Nicholas Mancillas (Nick, Coach) and I am entering my fourth year teaching with ACA. I serve as the Social Studies Teacher for 7th and...

Stacey Silva

Arts Director

Hello! I have been with ACA since 2009. I love supporting our performing arts programs and teaching the kids how to honor God while growing in th...

Middle School Team

Allene Goshey

5th & MS Band, MS Teacher

I am so excited to be returning to ACA full-time this year. My passion lies in helping students realize their God-given talents by helping to create a learning environm...

Becca Fischer

MS Teacher

I am so excited to be starting my second year teaching at the ACA Middle School. I have a B.A. in English & Communications from Cascade Colle...

Bethany Blau

MS Teacher

Hi. I’m so excited that God has placed me here at ACA this year. My education is in social and behavioral science and education. I’ve been in education for 20 years in som...

Caleb Idlett

MS Teacher

Hi, this is my first year at ACA and I am super excited to see what God has in store for the year. I am our middle school math teacher this year and have a heart for stude...

Katie Case

MS Teacher

Hey There! This is my second year at ACA after many years of teaching in a few different states (and remotely). I absolutely love being at ACA. Y...

Leigh Edwards

MS Teacher

I have been married for 26 years and have 3 children. For the past 16 years, I have homeschooled and have recently started substituting here at ACA. Before homeschooling, ...

Mike Sayer

Wood-shop Teacher

I am Mike Sayer and I have taught Woodworking to middle school students for the past several years. I love helping students to create and complet...

Nicholas Mancillas

Athletic Director, Middle School Teacher

My name is Nicholas Mancillas (Nick, Coach) and I am entering my fourth year teaching with ACA. I serve as the Social Studies Teacher for 7th and...

Renee Sanders

PE Teacher

I am Coach Sanders and am excited to be teaching PE at ACA. My husband Wes and I have two kids, Connor and Logan. We love being part of the ACA f...

Intermediate Teaching Team

Angela Afonin

5th Grade Teacher

Hi! My name is Angela Afonin. I'm a fifth-grade teacher. This is my third year of teaching. When I'm not teaching, you can find me hiking, camping, or fishing with my husb...

Anne Flagg

4th Grade Teacher

Hello! I am so excited to be calling ACA home! This is my 15th year teaching and my first year at Agape. After graduating from Azusa Pacific University with a Masters Degr...

Breanna Archibald

5th Grade Teacher

Oh hello! This is my 2nd year at ACA. I have been actively working in primary-level classrooms for over 10 years. After graduating years with my ...

Coral Lehman

3rd Grade Teacher

This is my 5th year at ACA and I have loved serving as one of our 3rd-grade teachers. I graduated from Northwest University in Kirkland and have ...

Jadyn Connell

3rd Grade Teacher

Hello! I am so excited and blessed to be teaching 3rd grade here at ACA! I graduated from WSU and have been teaching in the Camas/ Vancouver area...

Laura Cojocaru

4th Grade Teacher

Hi, my name is Laura Cojocaru and I am new at ACA! I graduated from WSU Vancouver in 2020 and have been teaching ever since. I was born and raised in the Vancouver area an...

Primary Teaching Team

Candi Chriss

Kindergarten Teacher

Hi, my name is Mrs. Chriss and I have been in education for over 25 years, with this being my 8th year teaching Kindergarten at ACA. I am married...

Charlotte VanDomelen

1st Grade Teacher

Hello, my name is Charlotte VanDomelen and I teach first grade! My husband is a physical therapy student and we love the PNW and all things outdoors. I have my Bachelors i...

Kari Grover

1st Grade Teacher

Hello New Friends! ACA is the place to be! I was blessed to join the team in 2021. I am married and have three wonderful children! I have a bache...

Laura Crang

2nd Grade Teacher

Hi! My name is Mrs. Crang and I am so thrilled to be in my 5th year of teaching 2nd grade at ACA! My husband and I have two sons who are in their...

Michelle Vollmuller

2nd Grade Teacher

Hi! My name is Ms. Vollmuller. I am new to ACA this year, and I am so excited to be teaching second grade! I received my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Lehigh Univers...

Nicole Jones

Technology Coordinator/PE Teacher

Hello! My name is Ms. Jones. This will be my third year teaching at Agape Christian Academy. I have had the opportunity to teach 4th/5th grade an...

Tami Gilbert

Kindergarten Teacher

Hi! My name is Mrs. Gilbert. This is my first year at ACA, but my seventh year teaching. I graduated with a B.A. in education from City University of Seattle. I'm so thril...

Preschool Team

Amber Ricondo

Preschool Teacher

Hi, my name is Amber Ricondo and I am passionate about children growing as a whole person in body, mind, and spirit. This is my second year at AC...

Cher Schmidt

Preschool Director/TK Teacher

I have been blessed to be teaching at ACA since January 2014. I have been involved in Early Childhood Education since I was a teenager. I have a ...

Victoria Madrid

Preschool Teacher, PreK

Hello, my name is Mrs. Madrid. I am so excited to be teaching Pre-K again this year! I have been at ACA since I moved to Washington in 2018 with ...

Arts Team

Allene Goshey

5th & MS Band, MS Teacher

I am so excited to be returning to ACA full-time this year. My passion lies in helping students realize their God-given talents by helping to create a learning environm...

Amy Roy

Dance Teacher

Hi everyone! My name is Amy and this will be my 5th year teaching dance at ACA! I am doubly blessed because not only do my kids attend school her...

Annalisa Peru

Music & Dance Teacher

Hi, I am excited to be teaching preschool and kindergarten music, 3rd-5th grade ballet, and private voice lessons at ACA! I am a classically trai...

Erin Waller

Drama and MS Electives

Hi! My name is Mrs. Waller and I have the privilege of teaching drama and art this year at ACA. I am also looking forward to co-leading our stude...

Heather Krane

Choir Director

Hi! I do all things singing at ACA. Choir, worship team, first-grade choir, and 4th-grade voice. It is my mission to help everyone learn to enjoy...

Karah Huld

Preschool Dance

Hello ACA families, I am Karah Huld and I am teaching dance here at ACA. This is my second year teaching pre-school dance, and I couldn’t be more...

Marc Roy

Dance & MS Electives

What up ACA! I’m super excited to be entering another year with you all as well as meet some new families coming in this year. My name is Marc Ro...

Scott Baiar

Music Education

Hello! My name is Mr. Baiar! I’m entering my 7th year here at ACA. I am looking forward to getting to know and loving your children while teachin...

Stacey Silva

Arts Director

Hello! I have been with ACA since 2009. I love supporting our performing arts programs and teaching the kids how to honor God while growing in th...

Support Staff/Childcare Team

Amanda Sullivan

MS Support, MS Electives

Hello! I’m Amanda Sullivan. I am going on 15 years of marriage, and we have a 10-year-old daughter. It’s my 4th year of aiding in Transitional Ki...

Angel Esrael

5th Grade Aide

Hi! I feel incredibly blessed by being part of the ACA community for the last 6 years. I love being an aid and sharing God’s love with the studen...

Dawn O’Meara

Reading Support Teacher

Hello! I’m Ms. O’Meara, ACA’s Reading Support teacher, and I have a passion for helping students grow more confident in their reading skills. Thi...

Grace Combs

Childcare

Hey ACA! I joined here in the fall of 2021 and currently work with the students in the Aftercare program. I enjoy working with kids, spending tim...

Hannah Morrison

Aide

This is my second year at ACA. I have been actively working with young children for over 10 years. After graduating nine years ago with my Bachelors in Human Development, ...

Heather McFadden

2nd Grade Aide

Hello! I'm Heather McFadden the 2nd Grade Aide. I worked for Washougal School District for 8 years before coming to ACA. I love working with chil...

Jessie Paulson

Counselor

I am delighted to be part of the ACA staff again this year! I am married to my college sweetheart and we have two children who attend ACA. I grad...

Joy Corse

Admin Coordinator

Joy worked for Camas school district for 2 years before coming to ACA, where her 3 girls now attend. This is her second year with ACA and she has...

Kassandra Morse

Office Coordinator

My name is Kassandra Morse. I will be working in the front office. This is my first year on staff, but have been a part of the ACA family for 5 years. I have been with my ...

Katie Jenks

Graphics & Communication

Hello, Agape Lions! My name is Katie Jenks, and I love being able to use my creativity at ACA! When the school name was updated to Agape Christian Academy, I was charged w...

Kellee Bleth

MS Support

This will be my 5th year with ACA and I love to be with the kids during lunch and help wherever it’s needed. Being a part of this school brings m...

Kelly Birkeland

MS Support

My name is Kelly Birkeland. I have been married to Tony Birkeland for 11 years and our biggest blessing is our 7 children and 4 grandchildren. We...

Krista Combs

Office Coordinator

My name is Mrs. Combs and I work in the front office at the Grace Campus! I live in Camas with my husband, 4 daughters, and 2 dogs. I enjoy meeti...

Mike Crang

Transportation

My name is Mike Crang. This is my 2nd year at ACA doing transportation for students. I'm a retired UPS driver and love serving the kids here. My ...

Monica Gilberg

Primary Aide

I was born in Monterrey, Mexico. After getting married 11 years ago to my husband (who is originally from Vancouver, WA), I am happy to be living as a dual citizen here in...

Paige Zwiers

Preschool Aide

Hi! My name is Paige Zwiers. This will be my first year at ACA! I have the privilege of being a Teachers Aide for the 3-year-old Preschool. I have been married to my husba...

Rebecca Jones

NorthLake Support

I have a deep passion for supporting, mentoring, and connecting with future generations. Being able to be present with each child and sharing the...

Sara Lape

3rd Grade Aide

Hi! I’m excited to be an aide for third grade again this year. I love getting to work with the students and see them grow, helping them to build ...

Shannon-don Ausborn

Office Coordinator

Hi, my name is Shannon-don Ausborn and this is my first year on staff at ACA. I will be in the front office at the NorthLake campus. I have lived in the PNW my whole life ...