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Caroline Hottmann is the Assistant to the Academic Dean at Westside Christian High School. Prior to Westside Caroline was on staff with Young Life in McMinnville, OR. Caroline has a BS in Biology from the University of Tennessee and has been working for Westside since 2004.
Mitch is part of the facilities team with custodial and maintenance duties. In addition, he facilitates a Focus Group and oversees those serving detention. Mitch and his wife Betty have three boys, Austin, Mitchell and Christopher. Mitchell and Christopher graduated from Westside.
Sheila Michaelson is the Director of Facilities and Partnerships. She has been at WCHS since 2004. Sheila and her husband Joel have three grown children and four grandkids. She loves road trips, enjoying a good meal with friends, and college football. She received a BA in Management Organization and Leadership & Project Management from George Fox University.
Denise has been involved at Westside since 2004 and has been on staff for 9 years. Having Six of her seven kids graduate from Westside she absolutely loves this place. Denise is passionate about our students at Westside knowing they are loved. Love by God & loved by others.
Kate Paul teaches Health and Leadership (Student Council and Student Ministry Team) at Westside. She is also the Student Leadership Advisor and a member of the Spiritual Life Team. Before joining the Westside community, Kate received her BS in Nutrition from Oregon State University in 2011 and her M.Ed from Portland State in 2013.
Tamara has been part of the facilities team at Westside Christian High school since August 2016. The desire of her heart is to first of all serve Jesus Christ and be an inspiration to others as His hands extended. Having a clean and safe environment for students, staff and guests is her goal.Tamara loves to read and do Messianic worship dance.
Denise Rose is the Director of Student Life and instructor of A.P. World History, World History, and French. Denise has been at Westside for 30 + years and loves ministering to the students and getting to know their families. She received her degree from Oregon State University and is an enthusiastic fan of Beaver football.
Kurt Trine teaches English 9, English 9 Honors, and U.S. History. He has 3 years of teaching experience. He earned his BA in History from Portland State University in 2011, and his MA in Teaching from Concordia University in 2012. Kurt enjoys travel, photography, camping, reading, history, sports, running sound at his church, and real community with close friends. He has been married to his best friend and fellow adventurer, Erin, for 7 years this December. He can say without hesitation that nothing has displayed God’s character to him better than her beauty, grace, and love.
Kurt is humbled and excited to have the opportunity to serve at Westside Christian High School. He feels that WCHS is a place where his personal goals as an educator align beautifully with the school’s goals of educating the whole student. He is always looking to find practical ways to challenge his students in the exploration of how they are created to live in relationship with God and how they are simultaneously and uniquely called to bring His Kingdom to earth.
Kurt hopes that he can represent Jesus well to his students, and that they will experience God’s love and grace as he has. He also hopes that they will leave his classes understanding themselves better, specifically in what they know, feel, and do. Just as he expects from his students, Kurt looks forward to learning and growing as well as offering his unique gifts and abilities at WCHS.
Don Westerberg is our Alumni and International Student Program Director. He has been at Westside for over 30 years and has served over those years as a full-time teacher, Vice Principal, Principal, Chancellor, Campus Pastor, Alumni Director, Development Director, and now as our International Student Program Director. Don holds a B.S. in Bible from Philadelphia Biblical University (now Cairn University) and an M.Div. from Western Seminary in Portland. He has also done graduate work in education at George Fox University. Don has taught Bible for thirty years. Don and his wife, Ann, are both native Pennsylvanians and celebrated their thirty-fifth wedding anniversary this year. They have two married daughters who are Westside graduates. Don and Ann welcomed their second grandchild, Trevor, into the family this summer. Don’s interests are varied and include all things Scottish, old Pittsburgh Pirates memorabilia, World War II, C.S. Lewis, and a hot cup of tea with students.
Leah Yevseyev originally joined WCHS in 2011 to work in Development and is excited to be back with us again after taking time off to have baby #2. She received her college degree from Central Washington University and moved to Portland in 2000. Prior to joining WCHS, she worked as Database Administrator and Event Planner at The Boys & Girls Aid Society and continued doing database work at Marylhurst University. Leah is married to Dmitriy and has two children, Max and Viktoriya.