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Wenger, Michael

Department

Administration - Head of School

Michael Wenger, M.A. received his undergraduate degree in Christian Education from Biola University. He completed graduate studies at Talbot School of Theology, California State University, Fullerton, Oregon State University and Trinity Theological Seminary.

Michael has experience in ministry, education and business. He was a youth pastor on staff at the Anaheim Calvary Chapel/Vineyard with John Wimber in a church of 3,000. He taught Bible, Career Education and Physical Education for six years in the classroom. From 1984-2002 Mr. Wenger worked in operation management and Human Resource management at United Parcel Service in the Oregon District.

The past 15 years he has helped four Christian schools grow working in various leadership positions as the Dean of Students, Vice Principal, Secondary Principal and Lead Administrator in Oregon and California.

He has raised three children that follow the ways of Christ, and has five Grandchildren.  He enjoys walking and praying with his wife Cindy.

Westerberg, Don

Department

Office Staff - Alumni & International Student Program Director

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.

Wright, Scott

Department

Social Sciences

Scott Wright earned his BA in History (Honors) from DePauw University in  1974; MA History Ohio University 1976; Teaching Certificate- Social Studies. Taught 5 years in public schools in Indiana and Oregon before starting at Westside in 1981. Married (Jody) 30 + years; son (Joel) currently in the Peace Corp serving in Lesotho, daughter (Bethany) works at Tektronix. Passions: teaching kids to be responsible Christian adults.

 

Wu, Lifei

Department

Foreign Language

Lifei Wu was born into a family of educators in China. Both of her grandparents and parents were teachers. She taught Physics at Guilin University of Technology for 5 years before coming to the United States. Lifei earned a BS in Physics from Guangxi University, China and a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Portland State University. After working at the software industry for 15 years, she has returned to her passion – teaching. Lifei is very excited to start the first Chinese language program at Westside Christian High School. Her positive attitude helps build a pleasant atmosphere in the classroom. She has always enjoyed finding ways to make learning fun.