About The Faculty

K-8 Faculty & Staff Page

Tad Theiss, Windsor Christian Academy Administrator and K-8 Principal

BS in Business Administration, Humboldt State University

Professional Experience:
Principal, Windsor Christian Academy, since 1998
Jr. High Teacher, Windsor Christian Academy, since 1990

Favorite Verse/Passage:
Luke 2:52 – “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.”

Nikka Decker (Office Manager)

AA in Legal Administration, Empire College
15 ECE Units completed at Santa Rosa Junior College

Professional Experience:
Office Manager, Windsor Christian Academy, since 2017
Kindergarten Aide, Windsor Christian Academy, since 2015
Preschool Aide, Windsor Christian Academy Preschool, 2014-2015
Exchange Bank, Construction Loan Disbursement Specialist
Fresno County Federal Credit Union, RE Loan Specialist

Favorite Verses: 
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Luke 6:31 – “Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
Corinthians 13:4-8 – “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”

Tina Southard, Windsor Christian Academy Administrative Assistant

AS in Accounting/Data Processing, Heald Business College

Professional Experience:
Office Assistant, Windsor Christian Academy, since 2005
Escrow Secretary, Chicago Title, 6 years
Escrow Secretary, Fidelity National Title, 4 years

Favorite Verse/Passage:
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

Professional Experience:
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

Favorite Verse/Passage:
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

Caroline Mohle (Kindergarten Teacher)

ECE Certification

Professional Experience:
Teacher – Kindergarten, Windsor Christian Academy, since 1996
Teacher – Preschool, Windsor Christian Academy Preschool, 2 years

Favorite Verse/Passage: John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

Carol Larsen (1st Grade Teacher)

BA in Elementary Education – Bethel University, St. Paul MN
California Teaching Credential
CBEST Certification
ACSI Certification

Professional Experience:
Teacher – Windsor Christian Academy, since 2011
Teacher – Santa Rosa Christian School, 10 years
Teacher – Lower Elementary Grades, Old Adobe School District, Rincon Valley Christian School, Santa Rosa Christian School, 22 years

Favorite Verse/Passage:
Jeremiah 29:11– “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
Luke 1:37 – “For nothing is impossible with God.”

Cheryl Williams (2nd Grade Teacher)

BA Elementary Education, Colorado State University

Professional Experience:
Teacher-1st, 2nd, and 3rd Grades, Windsor Christian Academy, since 1981

Favorite Verse/Passage:
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.”

Belinda Tembrock (3rd Grade Teacher)

BA in Liberal Studies, Sonoma State University
Teaching Credential, Dominican University

Professional Experience:
Teacher-3rd and 4th Grades, Windsor Christian Academy, since 2011
Teacher, 2nd, 3rd & 4th Grade, Santa Rosa Christian School
Teacher 4th Grade, Public Schools, 3 years

Favorite Verse/Passage:
Isaiah 40:31 – “but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

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

Professional Experience:

Teacher, 4th grade Windsor Christian Academy, since 2009
Instructor/Adviser, 6 years
Teacher/Education Coordinator, 1 year

Favorite Verse/Passage:
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

Professional Experience:
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

Favorite Verse/Passage:
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 Teacher / Jr. High History Teacher)

MA in Clinical Psychology, George Fox University
BA in Child Development, Hope International University

Professional Experience:
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 Program 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

Favorite Verse/Passage:
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.”

Bobbi Barnett-Dick (7th Grade Teacher / Jr. High History Teacher)

Education: Info Coming!

Professional Experience: Info Coming!

Favorite Verse/Passage: Info Coming!

Jami Sue Kiff (8th Grade / Jr. High Literature Teacher)

MA Education Administration, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
BA in Private and Commercial Recreation, Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo
CBEST Certificate
National Teacher’s Exam (NTE) Certificate

Professional Experience:
Teacher – 8th Grade, Windsor Christian Academy, since 2008
SRJC Adjunct Faculty, 2000-present
Teacher – Pre-K, Windsor Christian Academy Preschool, 3 years

Favorite Verse/Passage:
Ephesians 2:8-10 – “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith – and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God – not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Sharon Glidewell (Music and Art Teacher)

Para-Professional Certificate, San Jose State
Lay Chaplain Certificate, West Chaplaincy
BS Degree, Cum Laude from Patten University

Professional Experience:
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

Favorite Verse/Passage:
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.”

AA Social and Behavioral Sciences at Santa Rosa Junior College
BA Sociology at Sonoma State University
MA Pastoral Ministries at Trinity Theological Seminary

Professional Experience:
Youth Pastor at First Baptist Church, since 2006
Physical Education Teacher, Windsor Christian Academy, 2007-2014

Favorite Verses:
Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.”

Matt Ganino (P.E. Teacher and Playground Supervisor)

Education: 4 years study in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, Sonoma State University

Professional Experience:
Insurance Sales Producer
Client Service Advisor in Banking Industry
Home Loan Consultant
Audio Visual and Event Producer for Company Meetings

Favorite Verse:
Matthew 7:17 “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the law and the prophets.”

Rick Oliver (Sacred Music Program Director, Jr. High)

B.S. Cal State, San Jose
M.P.A Golden Gate University, San Francisco
M. Div. Masters Seminary, Los Angeles
Doctor of Ministries, Dallas Theological Seminary- Dallas, Texas

Professional Experience:
Youth Pastor 1991-1993
Senior Pastor 1994-2014
Pastor, Worship Leader, Seminary Professor, Church Planter
Rick has been in Christian ministry for twenty-five years. After completing a career in law enforcement, he attended the Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles and Dallas Theological  Seminary for his doctorate. Throughout his years of ministry he has been a youth pastor, worship leader, church planter, senior, and interim pastor. He also was on the administrative facility of the Master’s Seminary and one of the founding pastors of the Cornerstone Seminary in Vallejo, CA. He currently is pastor emeritus here at FBC and director of the Redwood Bible Institute where he teaches systematic theology, hermeneutics, and church history.

Favorite Verse: Acts 20:24- “However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me–the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.”

Daren Briare (Athletic Director and Maintenance Engineer)

Education: Info coming soon!

Professional Experience: Info coming soon!

Favorite Verse: Info coming soon!

Kari Cameron (Extended Care Director)

Education: Info coming soon!

Professional Experience: Info coming soon!

Favorite Verse: Info coming soon!

Get in touch with us today, and let's embark on a journey to instil in your children the truths of God, a genuine compassion for others, and the essential skills and knowledge needed to prepare them for life.

Where Education Flourishes Alongside Faith.