Meet Our Staff

The heart of North Heights Christian Academy is our teaching staff. The excellence of the academic process is tied inextricably to the quality of the teacher. As important as curriculum, method, and philosophy are, the teacher is far more important. Besides being a born-again Christian, the key ingredient for our teachers is a heart for the Christian school ministry and a genuine love and concern for reaching children for the Lord.


Jeff Taylor - Principal

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I have been blessed to be the principal of North Heights Christian Academy since 1997. I have been a Christian school educator since 1977.

My personal education includes an undergraduate degree in art education, a California early childhood administrative credential, and a master degree in school administration.

While teaching English as a second language in Hong Kong my Form One (7th grade) boys took first place for the entire colony in their speech competition.  I served as the principal of Trinity Christian School in Norwalk, California from 1981 to 1997.  I have a passion for Christ-centered learning and consider it my greatest privilege to lead my godly staff in pursuit of academic excellence and spiritual maturity.  I am honored to serve the students and their families in what I know to be God's calling on their lives.


Top Row (Left to Right): Ginger Montezon (Asst. Principal & 6th Grade), Lisa Lanzi (School Secretary), Jessica Goodwin (Kindergarten), Corinne Castano (1st grade), Elissa Pheneger (2nd Grade), Jenn Lindahl (2nd Grade), Corrie Stanway (3rd grade & PE), Krista Deurloo (3rd grade)

Middle Row (Left to Right): Krista Deurloo (3rd Grade), Corrie Stanway (3rd Grade & PE), Brenda Gilje (4th Grade), Jane Tramm (4th grade), Diane Drake (5th grade), Kari Johnson (5th grade)

Bottom Row (Left to Right): Kristin Fink (Middle School), Karen Plath (Middle School), Remembrance Douglas (Music), Terri Knudson (Academy Kids), Doreen Knudson (Library), Molly Magstadt (Art) Not Pictured