Westside Christian Staff
Administration and Office Support
Mr. Ball joined Westside Christian High School in 1995. He serves as the School Counselor and as the Head Cross Country and Track & Field Coach. Mr. Ball enjoys seeing students grow and develop during their time in the WCHS community. Mr. Ball received a B.A. in Business and a B.S. in Social Studies Education from George Fox College. In 2007, he received his Masters in School Counseling from George Fox University.
He is married to his wife of 33 years, Heidi, and they have three grown children who attended Westside Christian High School, Laurel, David, and Morgan. Morgan and David both married WCHS alumni. Mr. Ball enjoys running with students and alumni and watching good movies with his wife.
Mr. Casteel has been the WCHS Athletic Director since 2017. He also teaches math and coaches Track & Field javelin. Mr. Casteel has a Bachelor of Arts from Linfield College and an M.A.T in Mathematics from Portland State. Mr. Casteel taught math in the Beaverton School District for 29 years and was the athletic director for 5 years prior to Westside Christian High School. As an educator, Mr. Casteel believes you need to include the spiritual aspect of developing the whole person and at WCHS he has the freedom to incorporate faith into his students' and athletes' development.
Mr. Casteel is married to his wife of 35 years, Lori. They have 3 children Amanda, Robert, and Eli, and 1 grandson, Jackson. Mr. Casteel enjoys athletics, fishing, his 65 Chevy pick-up, and the Evergreen Community.
Mrs. Hottmann joined Westside Christian High School in 2004 as the registrar and has since served the administrative office in a variety of roles. Currently, she serves as the Director of Admissions. She holds a B.S. in Biology from the University of Tennessee and was previously on staff for Young Life. Her favorite aspect of working at WCHS is the community. She really enjoys the relationships that she has built with the staff, but also enjoys getting to know the students and their families.
Mrs. Hottmann is married to Matt, and they have two children, Brady and Avery. She enjoys gardening, quilting, and cooking. She also serves on the Portland West Young Life Committee and helps with the kids at Beaverton Colossae.
Mrs. Howard joined the Westside Christian High School staff in 2018. A Westside Christian High School alumnae, she is excited to be working at her alma mater to lead the school's marketing and admission efforts. She has nearly a decade of experience in non-profit development, journalism, creative marketing, and project management. She loves working at WCHS because it is a community that truly cares about the students and families it serves.
Mrs. Howard is married to Sam, and they have a daughter, Halsey. Mrs. Howard is usually spending time with her daughter dancing to Disney music. She also enjoys Barre3, competing in trivia events with her friends, and writing. She and her family attend Lake Grove Presbyterian Church.
Mrs. Leong joined Westside Christian High School's office staff in 2014 while her daughter was in attendance. Mrs. Leong has a Bachelor of Science in Christian Education and has previously been the director of a children's ministry. Mrs. Leong loves working at Westside Christian because she believes it is a privilege to work with high school students and interact with them throughout her day.
Mrs. Leong and her husband Teddy have two children, Laura and Matthew. She enjoys reading, traveling, spending time with my family and long walks on the beach. They attend Westside A Jesus Church in Tigard and participate in a small group community.
Mrs. Moyer has been working at Westside since 2009 in a variety of roles, she is currently the receptionist. She attended Western Oregon State and worked in youth ministry for more than 20 years before coming to Westside Christian. A highlight for her at Westside Christian is getting to know the amazing students.
Mrs. Moyer is incredibly blessed with 7 kids in their twenties and a daughter-in-law and a son-in-law. Her hobbies are spending time with my kids and visiting with friends. She recently started attending Bridgetown Church and is involved in community and fellowship.
Cindy Streimer is grateful for the opportunity and excited to serve as Westside Christian High School's Dean of Student Life. Mrs. Streimer attended Whitworth University. For two years, she worked for human services organizations where she provided supervision, counseling, and facilitated programs for at-risk youth. Her strength in connecting with young people led her to become a Director of Youth Ministry at a church. In this role, she oversaw all youth programs while participating in national youth events and mission trips. Mrs.Streimer's leadership skills in an office setting and passion for building relationships with students is what has kept her working in Christian education for the past decade.
Mrs. Streimer has been married to her husband, Steve, for 27 years, and they have a daughter who graduated from Westside Christian High School in 2016.
Mrs. Tyner has been the Director of Finance at Westside Christian High School since August 2012. She has a BS in Accounting from Colorado Christian University. Prior to coming to Westside Christian, Mrs. Tyner was a staff accountant in a local public accounting firm. She enjoys working with the people, atmosphere, and students at Westside Christian High School.
Mrs. Tyner recently celebrated the first anniversary of marriage to her husband, Richard. Mrs. Tyner and Richard have four adult children. She enjoys hosting gatherings at home, biking, skiing and playing games with family and friends. Mrs. Tyner and her husband enjoy serving the youth at Beaverton Foursquare, as well as at Westside Christian.
Leah started working at Westside Christian High School in 2011 and has used her nonprofit skills in a variety of departments including marketing, development and finance departments. Leah has a degree in Administrative Management from Central Washington University. One of Leah's favorite parts about working at Westside Christian is that prayer is the foundation of everything that happens here. Decisions, changes, actions are made only after a considerable amount of prayer. She loves that WCHS is a school that prays!
Leah is married to Dmitriy, and they have two kids, Max (10) and Viktoriya (6). She loves to read, decorate, volunteer at her kids' school and watch them play sports. Leah has helped start a MOPS (Mothers of Pre Schoolers) group, served in children's ministry, and been active in a Women's Bible Study.
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.
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 eleventh 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 and qualified with the highest district scores for the 2020 State Band championships that were cancelled due to the pandemic. Even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, Westside’s choir and band and worship team programs have found safe and creative ways to maintain music education and performance.
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 Artistic Director of the Oregon SenateAires a men’s chorus that sings predominantly barbershop music.
Mr. Fox has been married for 34 years to his wife, Lynn, who is a registered nurse and mom of their two adult children, Bryce and Macy, who both attended WCHS. Bryce and his wife, Molly, live in Knoxville, TN. Macy is a recent graduate from Oregon State University with a BS in Kinesiology and will pursue a Ph.D. in Physical Therapy. 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 seeing 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.
Sophie Heisner is starting her role as a science teacher at Westside Christian High School this fall. She studied Biology and French at Seattle Pacific University, where I did undergrad research on Blakely Island. Sophie has a Masters in Teaching Secondary Science from Western Governors University. She is excited to share her passion for science and bring it to life for the WCHS students.
Sophie is married to Chris. They attend and lead worship at Athey Creek Christian Fellowship. Her hobbies include running, traveling, rock climbing, taking my dog on hikes, and making music.
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, and they have a son, James. 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.