Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory
High School Faculty
*Years of Education Service
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Listed in Alphabetical Order
Mrs. Jennifer Bell (not pictured yet)
Subjects Taught: 7th Grade Language Arts, Honors English II, Senior Project Prep
Educational Background: BA Political Science, University of Arizona; MA Politics, Northern Arizona University; Master of Fine Arts Creative Writing, Arizona State University
Professional Leadership: Fiction Writer/Novelist
*13 years in Education/1 year at PVCP
Mr. Eric Dall
Subjects Taught: Honors History III- American and Arizona History, 11th/12th Bible and Athletic Director
Educational Background: BA, Westmont College, Business & Economics
Certification & Professional Memberships: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification
Awards/Professional Leadership: Deacon; President Mortgage Bankers; President Valley Christian Schools League; Former Board Member - PVCP; Board Member - National Association of Office of Industrial Properties; Worship Arts Member, Scottsdale Bible; College Speaker.
*5 years in Education/2 years at PVCP, 20 years business experience
Mr. Arturo Gastelum
Subjects Taught: High School Honors Bible- Old Testament, Honors History IV- American Government and Economics, Honors Bible IV- Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Honors History II- European History, Honors History I- Ancient Civilizations
Educational Background: MA Interdisciplinary Studies & BA, Integrative Studies Arts & Sciences, Arizona State University
Certification & Endorsements: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification; American Academy of Religion; Logos Theological Seminary, A.P. European History endorsement
Training Credentials: Love and Logic
Awards/Professional Leadership: Teaching Intro to Philosophy course at Paradise Valley Community College; Guest speaker at Scottsdale Community College in Economics & Philosophy; various papers presented at conferences in California; numerous conferences attended in MI, CA, & IN.
Mr. Dwayne Gradin
Subjects Taught: Honors Algebra II & III, Honors Geometry/Pre-Calc/Trig, Honors Calculus
Educational Background: MS University of Phoenix; MS Computer Information Systems, University of Phoenix; BS Emmaus Bible College, Bible and Computer Systems Management
Certification & Endorsements: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification; Computer Certifications: MCP (Microsoft), A+, Network+ (CompTIA)
Awards/Professional Leadership: Speaker at ACSI Convention (2009); Speaker at AZ CIO/CTO Convention (2009); AZ Local ACSI CSpelling Bee Championship Round Spelling Master for PVCP for 5 years; Spelling Master for 2012 ASCI Rocky Mountain Region Spelling Bee
*11 years in Education/11 years at PVCP
Mrs. Rita Guy
Subjects Taught: Modern Art (High School); Art (1st-8th Grade)
Educational Background: BFA Magna Cum Laude Northern Arizona University, Illustration & Graphic Design.
Certification & Endorsements: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification, Arizona State Certification
Training Credentials: Love and Logic
Awards/Professional Leadership: Yearbook Adviser (10 years); Young Life Leader; Private art workshops; teaching art for special events at Living Streams Christian Church. Young Life Capernaum Leader and Committee.
Mrs. Jessica Holemon
Subjects Taught: 7th Grade Algebra I, 8th Grade Algebra II, 9th Grade Algebra I, 9th & 10th Grades Algebra II, 12th Grade Physics
Educational Background: BA Arizona State University, Elementary Education
Certification & Endorsemeents: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification; Middle Scholl Math Endorsement, SEI Endorsement
*2 years in Education/2 years at PVCP
Mr. Gil Nadolny
Subjects Taught: 7th Grade Science, 8th Grade Science, 9th Grade Biology, 11th Grade Anatomy and Physiology
Educational Background: BA University of Maryland, Psychology & Education, Certificat Program in Elementsy Education
Certification & Endorsements: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification; Maryland Teacher Certifcation.
Training Credentials: Love and Logic; Critical Thinking Seminar; Great Books Seminar.
Professional Memberships/Affiliations: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Member of National Science Teachers Association.
Awards/Professional Leadership: Department Chair, Jr. High & High School; Tri-Pres Jr. Camp Speaker, 8th Grade Graduation Speaker (PVCP), PVCCP Retreat Director, ACSI Convention Workshop Leader. Screenwriters Expo Sscreenwriting Conference in Los Angeles), *34 years in Education/10 years at PVCP
Mr. Kyle Navarrette
Dean of Students
Subjects Taught: 8th Grade Language Arts, High School Honors English I, III, IV
Educational Background: M.Ed Northern Arizona University, Secondary Education; BA Arizona State University, Political Science
Certification & Endorsements: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification, SEI Certification
Training Credentials: Love and Logic Parent Facilitator
Awards/Professional Leadership: 5 years coaching experience; college courses in Humanities, Parent Education Trainer (Christian Worldview); 2012 Council for American Private Education Teacher of the Year - Arizona.*9 years in Education/9 years at PVCP
Mr. Chris Seyler
Subjects Taught: 5th-8th Boys PE, 7th Grade Math 87, High School PE, High School Applied Mathematics
Educational Background: BA Kinesiology (Physical Education) & Science, The Masters College; St. Mary's College, Northern Arizona University.
Certification & Endorsements: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification; AZ Department of Education K-12; CA Department of Education K-Adult Ed
Mrs. Sheryl Temple
Subjects Taught: College & Career Exploration; PVCP Headmaster
Educational Background: MA.Ed Educational Administration & Supervision, University of Phoenix; B.S. Elementary Education, Grand Canyon University & Arizona State University; Harvard University, Summer Graduate Studies
Certification & Endorsements: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Lifetime, All levels; AZ Department of Education, Teacher & Principal; NILD (National Institute of Learning Disabilities) Therapist, Level I; SEI (Structured English Immersion) Endorsement
Training Credentials: Love and Logic Administrator
Professional Leadership & Experience: Adjunct professor, Grand Canyon University; Chair for ACSI Rocky Mountain Regional Accreditation Committee 2006-present, Commissioner 2004-2006; ASCD (Association for Curriculum & Development); IACSA (Independent Association of Christian School Administrators); ISM (Independent School Management); Presenter/Facilitator of professional growth & school improvement seminars/workshops; Leadership mentor for aspiring principals; taught seminar on Communication; expertise in accreditation, curriculum, teacher evaluation, board development.
Awards: Nominated for Athena Award (2004 & 2006); National Distinguished Principal's Nomination 2004.
* 36 years in Education (21 of those serving in Administration)/16 years at PVCP