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Paul, Kate


Health, Leadership

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.

Rose, Denise


Office Staff - Dean of Students, Social Sciences

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.

Trine, Kurt


English & Social Sciences, IT Support

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.

Wright, Scott


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.