Paradise Valley Christian Preparatory
High School Faculty
of Education Service
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Listed in Alphabetical Order
Mrs. Kelly Burton
Subjects Taught: Honors English II & III, Honors Bible II (New Testament)
Educational Background: Ph.D.
student (in process), Religious Studies, Arizona State University;
M.A., Philosophy, Arizona State University; Double B.A., Philosophy & English, Arizona State
Certification & Endorsements: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International); American Academy of Religion
Professor at Paradise Valley Community College, Grand Canyon
University, Arizona State University, and Arizona Christian University.
Mr. Arturo Gastelum
Subjects Taught: Honors Spanish I & II, Honors History I & II (Ancient & Medieval), Honors Bible III
Educational Background: MA
Interdisciplinary Studies & BA, Integrative Studies Arts &
Sciences, Arizona State University
Certification & Endorsements: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification; American Academy of Religion; Logos Theological Seminary
Teaching Intro to Philosophy course at Paradise Valley Community
College; Guest speaker at Scottsdale Community College in Economics
& Philosophy; various papers presented at conferences in California;
numerous conferences attended in MI, CA, & IN.
Mr. Dwayne Gradin
Subjects Taught: Honors Algebra II & III, Geometry/Pre-Calc/Trig
Educational Background: MS University of Phoenix; MS Computer Information Systems, University of Phoenix; BS Emmaus Bible College, Bible and Computer Systems Management
Certification & Endorsements: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification; Computer Certifications: MCP (Microsoft), A+, Network+ (CompTIA)
Awards/Professional Leadership: Speaker at ACSI Convention (2009); Speaker at AZ CIO/CTO Convention (2009); AZ Local ACSI CSpelling Bee Championship Round Spelling Master for PVCP for 5 years; Spelling Master for 2012 ASCI Rocky Mountain Region Spelling Bee
*10 years in Education/10 years at PVCP
Mrs. Rita Guy
Subjects Taught: Modern Art (High School); Art (1st-8th Grade)
Educational Background: BFA Magna Cum Laude Northern
Arizona University, Illustration & Graphic Design.
Certification & Endorsements: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification, Arizona State Certification
Training Credentials: Love and Logic
Yearbook Adviser (10 years); Young Life Leader; Private art workshops;
teaching art for special events at Living Streams Christian Church. Young Life Capernaum Leader and Committee.
Mr. Eric Dall
Subjects Taught: 9th Grade PE, 11th Grade History, 11th/12th Bible and Athletic Director
Educational Background: BA, Westmont College, Business &
Certification & Professional Memberships: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification
Deacon; President Mortgage Bankers; President Valley Christian Schools
League; Former Board Member - PVCP; Board Member - National Association
of Office of Industrial Properties; Worship Arts Member, Scottsdale
Bible; College Speaker.
*4 years in Education/1 years at PVCP, 20 years business experience
Mrs. Jessica Holemon
Subjects Taught: 7th Grade Algebra I, 8th Grade Algebra II, 9th Grade Algebra I, 9th & 10th Grades Algebra II, 12th Grade Physics
Educational Background: BA Arizona State University, Elementary Education
Certification & Endorsemeents: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification; Middle Scholl Math Endorsement, SEI Endorsement
*1 year in Education/1 year at PVCP
Mr. Gil Nadolny
Subjects Taught: 6th-8th Grades Drama, 7th Grade Science, HS Theatre, 9th Grade Biology, 11th Grade Anatomy and Physiology
Educational Background: BA
University of Maryland,
Psychology & Education, Certificat Program in Elementsy Education
Certification & Endorsements: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification; Maryland Teacher Certifcation.
Training Credentials: Love and Logic; Critical Thinking Seminar; Great Books Seminar.
Professional Memberships/Affiliations: American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
Awards/Professional Leadership: Department Chair, Jr. High & High School; Tri-Pres Jr. Camp Speaker, 8th Grade Graduation Speaker (PVCP), PVCCP Retreat Director, ACSI Convention Workshop Leader. Screenwriters Expo Sscreenwriting Conference in Los Angeles)
Mr. Kyle Navarrette
Subjects Taught: 7th & 8th Grade Bible, Honors English I, III, IV
Educational Background: M.Ed Northern Arizona University, Secondary Education; BA Arizona State University, Political Science
Certification & Endorsements: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification, SEI Certification
Training Credentials: Love and Logic Parent Facilitator
Awards/Professional Leadership: 5 years coaching experience; college courses in Humanities, Parent Education Trainer (Christian Worldview); 2012 Council for American Private Education Teacher of the Year - Arizona.*8 years in Education/8 years at PVCP
Mr. Chris Seyler
Subjects Taught: 5th/6th Math 8/7, 5th-8th Boys PE, 8th Science, Honors Chemistry
Educational Background: BA Kinesiology (Physical Education) & Science, The Masters College; St. Mary's College, Northern Arizona University.
Certification & Endorsements: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Certification; AZ Department of Education K-12; CA Department of Education K-Adult Ed
Mrs. Sheryl Temple
Subjects Taught: College & Career Exploration; PVCP Headmaster
Educational Background: MA.Ed
Educational Administration & Supervision, University of Phoenix;
B.S. Elementary Education, Grand Canyon University & Arizona State
University; Harvard University, Summer Graduate Studies
Certification & Endorsements: ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Lifetime, All levels; AZ Department of Education, Teacher & Principal; NILD (National Institute of Learning Disabilities) Therapist, Level I; SEI (Structured English Immersion) Endorsement
Training Credentials: Love and Logic Administrator
Professional Leadership & Experience: Adjunct professor, Grand Canyon University; Chair for ACSI Rocky Mountain Regional Accreditation Committee 2006-present, Commissioner 2004-2006; ASCD (Association for Curriculum & Development); IACSA (Independent Association of Christian School Administrators); ISM (Independent School Management); Presenter/Facilitator of professional growth & school improvement seminars/workshops; Leadership mentor for aspiring principals; taught seminar on Communication; expertise in accreditation, curriculum, teacher evaluation, board development.
Awards: Nominated for Athena Award (2004 & 2006); National Distinguished Principal's Nomination 2004.
* 35 years in Education (21 of those serving in Administration)/15 years at PVCP
Mrs. Tina Tow
Subjects Taught: 7th & 8th Grade English, 9th Grade Study Skills, Honors English II
Educational Background: M.ED., University of Phoenix, Education & BA, Jacksonville State University, Business
Certification & Endorsements: Certifications & Endorsements: ACSI Certification; AZ Department of Education 7-12 Certification, SEI Endorsement K-12, ELL Endorsement
Training Credentials: Adult & Pediatric CPR/FA/AED, Love & Logic Facilitator training, Foundation for Critical Thinking
*3 years in Education/3 years at PVCP; 12 years of business/finance experience