Ms. Ames is an English teacher and Westside Christian head coach of the girls' soccer team. She joined the Westside Christian High School staff in 2019. Ms. Ames has a B.A. in Secondary Education and English and a Master's in Educational Leadership from Concordia University. She was the Grad Assistant for the women's soccer team at Concordia University and played four years for Concordia University, where she won the national championship in 2013. Ms. Ames loves coaching the soccer girls and working with Westside Christian teachers and admin.
Ms. Ames' family lives in Spokane, and she has four younger siblings. She has a blue Weimaraner named Rudy. She loves to play and coach soccer, writing, running with her dog, playing beach volleyball, teaching fitness dance classes, hiking, and hanging out with friends and family. She is a high school youth leader at Westside: A Jesus Church and attends Bridgetown.
Miss Bowling started as a volleyball coach at Westside Christian in 2017 and become the health and physical education teacher in 2018. She has a dual Bachelor's in Bible and Theology and Business and Organizational Psychology from Multnomah University. She played volleyball for four years and basketball for one year at Multnomah. Miss Bowling loves working at Westside Christian High School because she gets to integrate her faith into every lesson and interaction with her students.
Miss Bowling's family lives in Oregon. She is the middle child of three girls and has two nieces. She loves to coach and play volleyball, go hiking, find new restaurants and traveling. She is a part-time intern as one of the Middle School Youth Directors, leads with the worship team, and is on the leadership team for the Young Adults group at GracePointe Church in Milwaukie.
Profesora Cook has taught Spanish at Westside Christian High School since 2008. She attended Life Pacific University and George Fox University. She loves the students at Westside Christian High School and enjoys helping them grow in their foreign language skills and cultural understanding.
Profesora Cook is married to Ben, and they have a son, Daniel. Profesora Cook loves spending time camping, hiking, dancing the Salsa and Bachata, reading and traveling. She and her family attend Bethany Presbyterian Church and Profesora Cook helps with the children's Sunday school.
Mr. Flores is a Bible Teacher, Spiritual Life Director, and Teacher Co-Lab. He has taught at Westside Christian High School since 2014. Mr. Flores has a B.S. in Philosophy with an emphasis in World Religion from Oregon State University and a Master of Divinity in Theological Studies from Multnomah University. He loves being with the students. Every day he gets to find out what's going on in the life of our young men and women. It is simply a blessing.
Mr. Flores is married to Haley. We have two kids and one teenager; 13, 10, and 5. They will all be at West Hills this next year. Mr. Flores loves playing guitar and writing songs. He is also a Spider-man fan. Mr. Flores is the youth pastor at New Life Church in West Linn.
Mr. Fox is in his tenth year as Instructor and Director of all Westside Christian High School music programs, including Concert Choir, Westside Voices, Soli Deo Gloria, Concert Band, Pep Band, Drumline, and Ignite Worship Team. Mr. Fox’s choirs and vocal ensembles have won numerous awards, including winning the Oregon State 3A Choir Championship for the past thirteen consecutive years and winning numerous vocal jazz festivals. Mr. Fox started the Concert Band program at Westside Christian three years ago. The band has captured the 2018 and 2019 Oregon State 3A Band Championships in its second and third years of existence.
Mr. Fox holds a Master’s Degree in Divinity (M.Div) from Abilene Christian University and B.A. degrees in Psychology and Counseling Education. He served as a pastor for over twenty years before coming to Westside Christian. He also owns a private music lesson studio, Music at Will, where he teaches private voice, piano and guitar.
Mr. Fox serves as the High School Repertoire and Resource Chair for the Oregon chapter of the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) and is a certified choral adjudicator in Oregon. For hobby, you won’t find Mr. Fox far away from music. He is the Associate Director of the Oregon SenateAires Barbershop Chorus, one of the finest choruses of its kind in the country. He sings in two barbershop quartets, including Adult Supervision (with three of our WCHS students), one of the finer quartets in the Northwest.
Mr. Fox has been married for 32 years to his wife, Lynn, who is a nurse and mom of their two adult children, Bryce and Macy, who both attended WCHS. Bryce just married Molly this summer. They reside in Denver, CO. Macy is a senior at OSU and is pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. The Foxes attend Westside: A Jesus Church in Tigard.
Mrs. Galloway has been the Chemistry/AP Chemistry Teacher at Westside Christian High School since September 2017. She has a B.S. in Biochemistry, a M.A.T from George Fox University and taught science at Sherwood High School prior to joining Westside Christian High School. Mrs. Galloway feels blessed on a daily basis by the character of the students and staff she is surrounded by at WCHS. She loves watching the students worship in Chapel service, welcome students who are new to our campus, and actively care for each other.
Mrs. Galloway has been married to her husband Scott for 37 years. They have two grown, married sons and two grandsons, ages 1 and 5. She loves being with family, completing projects, traveling and playing games. The Galloways recently joined a bowling league and dinner club with friends. She attends Athey Creek Sherwood Campus.
Coach Henry has been at Westside Christian since spring of 2015 as our Head Boys Basketball Coach. This year he has also moved into the classroom teaching Personal Finance and Intro to Business. Coach Henry graduated with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Business Marketing, Finance, and Small Business Management. He also earned a Certificate of Applied Finance and Economics as well as a Minor in Economics and Investments. Coach Henry has been in banking and mortgage lending for over 9 years.
The highlight of his time at Westside Christian has been the relationships he has created. He is excited about the direction of the athletics programs and the coaching staff at Westside Christian High School.
Coach Henry is married to his wife, Taylor. He also has two brothers recently out of the United State Marine Corps, a sister, a nephew, and a niece who he loves spending time with. When not coaching, Coach Henry enjoys hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, camping, spending time with his family, and traveling with his wife.
Coach Henry views coaching basketball as his ministry, so most of his time is spent building the basketball program here at Westside Christian. Coach Henry and Taylor have attended Westside: A Jesus Church in Beaverton since they moved to the Portland area in 2015.
Mr. Lindsley is the Freshman and Senior Bible teacher at Westside Christian High School since 2018. He has a B.S. in Bible and Youth Ministry from Multnomah University Master of Divinity in Theological Studies from Multnomah Seminary and a Master of Theology from Multnomah Seminary. Mr. Lindsley worked for 10 years as a Middle and High School Youth pastor in Vancouver, Washington. He loves the community at Westside Christian. He says it is a wonderful privilege to walk through God's story with Westside Christian students.
Mr. Lindsley is married to Becky. He enjoys playing basketball and reading books (novels for fun and theology books for growth). As a life-long Pacific Northwest sports fan, he loves watching his Blazers, Seahawks, Mariners, and Beavers. Mr. Lindsley preaches and teaches weekly at Chinese Faith Baptist Church in Lake Oswego
Angela Little has been a science teacher at Westside Christian High School since 2009. She has a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Science Education from OSU. She also was a recipient of the Partners in Science Grant 2013-2014, this was a grant-funded opportunity to do scientific research for 2 summers with a research scientist mentor. Her favorite part about working at Westside Christian is going on science field trips and teaching dissections to her students.
Angela is married to Ben. They have two dogs and are expecting a baby boy in spring 2020. She enjoys traveling, photography, hiking, attending science teacher conferences. Angela attends 26 West Church.
Mrs. Lopresti is in her first year teaching AP Physics and Algebra 1 at Westside Christian High School She has a B.S. in Math Education from Oregon State University and an M.S.T in Advanced Mathematics from Portland State University. Mrs. Lopresti spent more than a decade of teaching in the public school system.
Mrs. Lopresti is married to Aaron, a comic book illustrator. They have a son, Joshua, who is a mechanical engineer and a daughter, Samantha, a WCHS senior. She enjoys watching my daughter dance, kickboxing, laughing, gardening, tutoring, and teaching.
Mr. Normansen teaches both Spanish and French at Westside Christian High School. He joined the WCHS foreign language department in 2017 after teaching ESL for 6 years. Mr. Normansen has a B.A. in Spanish and a B.A. in French from Oregon State University. He is also almost finished with an M.A. TESOL Degree from Concordia University. Mr. Normansen loves being at Westside Christian to be able to pray with his students at Westside Christian High School about anything, in particular being able to pray for physical healings and then getting to see people healed!
Mr. Normansen is married to Kristin, a 2003 Christian Westside graduate. Together they have a son Leif and another baby due in April 2020. He loves languages, cooking, reading and learning how to care of his home and yard, going places with my family, farmers' markets, thrift stores, board games, camping, playing guitar and piano. He and his family attend Theophilus Church.
Mrs. Rose has been at Westside Christian High School for more than 30 years. She is currently the Student Activities Coordinator and teaches AP World History, AP European History, World History, and Student Council. Mrs. Rose studied at Oregon State University. She says the Lord blesses her every day at Westside. The students are a true light in her life, and she loves watching them learn, grow, and find out who they are and grow in their relationship with the Lord.
Mrs. Rose has been married to her husband, Mark, for 36 years. They have two adult children, Emily and Michael, and a granddaughter, Harper, who is 4. She loves spending time with friends and family attending sporting events. The Roses are avid Oregon State Beaver fans. She enjoys traveling, but most of all, spending time with Harper. Mrs. Rose enjoys volunteering at various nonprofit organizations and attends Athey Creek Christian Fellowship.
Ms. Tagayuna (or Ms. Tag) is the 11th and 12th grade English teacher and theatre director. She started at Westside Christian in 2015. Ms. Tag has a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Biola University '09 and an M.A. Teaching in Secondary Education from Multnomah University. She also studied abroad at Roehampton University in London, England.
Ms. Tag's highlights at Westside Christian include lively debates and class discussions in AP Language and Composition and AP Literature and Composition classes. The students readily showcase their intellect and their ability to critically think through tough issues. Ms. Tag is always impressed by the overflow of ideas. She also loves working with the theatre program at Westside. She gets to work with some incredibly talented students who tell beautiful stories on the stage. A big theatre highlight was directing Godspell in the winter of 2019.
Ms. Tag's family immigrated to Waialua, Hawaii from the Philippines in 1994 where her parents' church planted two churches on the North Shore of Oahu and Honolulu. She has three older brothers, two of them live in Hawaii and one in Tennessee. She enjoys traveling and Latin dancing. Whenever she is home in Hawaii, most days are spent at the beach or with her family. Ms. Tag also spends time with her church family usually sharing a meal and fellowship.
Mrs. Wicks joined Westside Christian High School in 2019 as the Art Teacher and assistant girls soccer and track coach. She is a Westside Christian Alumni and has a B.A. in Art Education from Whitworth University. She enjoys that Westside Christian provides an opportunity to integrate faith with her passion for art while encouraging students in their gifts as creators in a Christ-centered environment.
Mrs. Wicks has a little sister whom she adores. Mrs. Wicks just got married to my husband, Kyle, in December 2018. She enjoys trail running, photography, all things art, hiking. She has attended Riverwest since middle school.
Mr. Wright teaches US History and Government/Economics. Mr. Wright was one of the first six teachers to work at Westside Christian High School when it opened in 1981. He has a B.A. in History from DePauw University and M.A. in History and a Social Studies Certification from Ohio University. He enjoys working at Westside Christian High School because he works with the two things that will outlast the Earth--people and God's truth.
Mr. Wright has been married to Jody for 37 years. They have a son, Joel, a mechanical engineer and a daughter, Bethany, who works in payroll management. He enjoys reading, golfing, and rooting for Ohio State during college football season. He attends Beaverton Foursquare Church.