Beckie Bishop HS English

Mrs. Bishop has a Bachelor of Science in Education from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota and a Master of Arts in Quality School from Graceland University in Livonia, Iowa. Her teaching career has spanned kindergarten through 12th grades over the past 30 years! You can find her in the English room teaching critical thinking skills, discussing reading, evaluating authors' ideas from a biblical worldview, and connecting what we see in American and World Literature to what happens in everyday life. She loves teaching at Crosspoint because the culture of grace lives and breathes in the interactions of teachers and students, and the atmosphere is testimony to God's creative work in the hearts and minds of His people.

Jason Breda Vision

Mr. Breda is a Washington State University alumni with a Bachelor of Arts in Music, and a 20+ year career in music and arts education, including elementary music and vocal and instrumental ensembles. He also runs a private music studio for elementary through adult students. A visit to the music room during a Vision rehearsal will find Mr. Breda and his students not only singing but learning about dedication, teamwork and life. Mr. Breda enjoys teaching at Crosspoint because the students are motivated, excited to learn and strive to be the best they can be using the gifts God has given them.

Mindy Calder MS Mathematics

Miss Calder is a recent graduate of Northwest University with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Math. This is her first year teaching. You'll often find Miss Calder applying math concepts to her student's daily lives to demonstrate how math works in the real world. She loves teaching at Crosspoint because students and teachers get to integrate their faith into daily learning in every subject, even math!

Jana Crollard PE

Mrs. Crollard earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education with an emphasis in History from Whitworth University. Her teaching experience spans 12 years and multiple subjects including Language Arts, Geography, Reading and Physical Education. She has also coached soccer, track and volleyball. Because she loves to participate with her students, you'll often find her in Gundy Hall playing a new PE game, cheering on her students as they accomplish things they didn't think they could do, or encouraging students to step out of their comfort zone and try new things! She enjoys teaching at Crosspoint because God is at the center of everything we do.

Ben Dykstra Computers, HS Robotics

Mr. Dykstra has a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Seattle Pacific University. His many years coaching youth sports prepared him for teaching, and he is entering his second year at Crosspoint. You'll find his students in the computer lab learning how to apply computer applications to their daily lives and taking a break from the traditional classroom routine by enjoying active, hands-on learning in the relaxed and comfortable atmosphere he has created. He enjoys teaching at Crosspoint because he gets to know the students on a deep level, and teach in an environment where he can openly talk to his students about the love of Jesus Christ.

Phil Fernandes HS Bible

Phil Fernandes has a long list of credentials, earning him the nickname "Doc". His accomplishments include a PhD in Philosophy of Religion from Greenwich University, a Doctor of Ministry from Veritas International University, a Master of Arts in Religion from Liberty University, and a Bachelor of Theology from Columbia Evangelical Seminary. He is also the pastor of Trinity Bible Fellowship, Vice-President of the International Society of Christian Apologetics, and an Adjunct Instructor at Northwest University. His 25 year teaching career spans the collegiate, seminary, and high school levels. A peek inside his classroom will find him engaged in a biblical and philosophical discussion with his students. He loves Crosspoint because he can teach in a Christian community that loves Jesus, His Word, His truth, and His people!

 

Lauren Healy Drama

Mrs. Healy has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Education from Seattle Pacific University and a Master of Arts in Theatre from Regent University. She has endorsements in Theatre Arts and Language Arts. After interning, apprenticing, and teaching in the education program at Seattle Children’s Theatre, she began teaching at Crosspoint and is entering her 8th year. You can find her in the Gwen Mansfield Theatre Space playing theatre games with her students! She loves teaching at Crosspoint because the small school atmosphere allows her to form close relationships with her coworkers and students.

Theresa Hennessey HS Mathematics

Mrs. Hennessey earned a Master of Arts in Secondary Mathematics Education from Western Governors University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Western Washington University. She has been teaching in the public school district for the last three years, and this is her first year at Crosspoint. In her classroom, you'll find her sharing her passion for mathematics and how the study of it reveals the glory of creation! She enjoys teaching in a Christian environment at Crosspoint, where the belief that each person is created in the image of God with an ability to think, reason and act from a biblical perspective, drives students and staff to respect themselves and each other. This respect creates meaningful relationships in a safe environment where deeper learning can happen and students can thrive.

Tammi Keffer Music

Mrs. Keffer has a Master of Science in Instructional Technology from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education from the University of Washington. She has taught music and technology for the past seven years. You can find her with her students recording news footage, editing video, creating and performing music, taking photographs and laughing a lot. She loves teaching at Crosspoint because the students and staff have a unity in Christ that is not typically found in other workplaces and schools!

Tonya Kipple Psychology

Mrs. Kipple has a Bachelor of Science triple major from Carson-Newman University in Education, Special Education and Psychology, a Master of Science from Johns Hopkins University in Special Education, and more than 100 post graduate credits in Education, Special Education and Administration. She has spent her 30+ year career in public or private school education and as a Children's Pastor. Inside her classroom, you'll find an abundant amount of laughter and smiles as her students physically, kinesthetically, and emotionally experience a concept being taught through an engaging and fun activity. She loves teaching at Crosspoint because of the close relationships the students and faculty have and the love and support they show each other!

Elsie Kong College Counselor, College Prep

Mrs. Kong earned a Master of Science from San Diego State University and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Wellesley College with dual certification in secondary History and Social Studies. Her extensive career includes marriage, family and child counselor, court mandated therapist, Graduate Assistant at San Diego State's M.S. in Marriage, Family and Child Counselling program, College Counselor at Miramar College, Interim Director of Counseling at Montgomery College, and College Counselor at Okinawa Christian School International. She has been the College Counselor at Crosspoint for three years. Most often, you’ll find her staring cross-eyed at college applications with her students and ensuring they are thriving in a competitive and rigorous curriculum to best position themselves for future merit scholarships. She also teaches Crosspoint’s College and Career Prep Class where she leads discussions about everything from standardized testing and scholarship searches to conflict resolution. She loves Crosspoint because she can help students search for God’s purpose in their lives as they prepare to launch into the world!

Rebecca Parker Art

Mrs. Parker has a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Fine Arts from the University of Alaska and has been teaching for eight years in both public and private schools, and with at-risk youth. Because she's a firm believer in practicing the art form alongside her students, you can always find her in the ceramics or art studios covered in paint or clay! She enjoys teaching at Crosspoint because the small school environment provides more individualized attention for each student and positively impacts the student’s emotional and academic success!

Colleen Pagaard HS History, English, Yearbook

Mrs. Pagaard has been a university instructor and high school teacher for the past 11 years. She has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Oral Roberts University and a Master of Arts in English Literature from the University of Tulsa. When you visit her classroom, you'll find her engaged with her students in informed discussions, working collaboratively on yearbook spreads, or helping students research historical topics. She loves teaching at Crosspoint because she has the freedom to align critical thinking and competent scholarship with a Gospel-centered worldview.

 

 

Carla Pasculi MS History

Mrs. Pasculli has a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, and has been teaching for 37 years, 34 of those at Gateway Christian Schools! She is currently the 7th grade advisor and the history department head. In her classroom, you will find kids engaged in learning, a teacher full of joy, and a classroom filled with laughter. She loves teaching at Crosspoint because she gets to be a part of her students' lives, share the truths of American history, and openly teach about the love of Jesus Christ.

David Patrow HS History

Mr. Patrow has a Bachelor of Arts in History from Pomona College, a Master of Arts in African Area Studies from UCLA, a Master of Public Health in Population and Family Health from UCLA, an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University, and an Elementary and High School Social Studies Teaching Credential from Western Washington University. He has taught 4th grade for four years and high school social studies for 12. You'll find him with his students, teaching them to become critical thinkers who seek to ask questions about history and what history means to them, rather than simply consuming information. He is enjoying his first year at Crosspoint because he can teach how God has worked through our history and government to make our country a place of freedom unlike any other place in the world.

Heather Raley MS English

Mrs. Raley has taught middle school English for seven years at Gateway Christian Schools and has a Bachelor of Social Work from Azusa Pacific University alongside a Master of Arts in Teaching from Seattle Pacific University with an endorsement in English. You'll find her discussing her student's highs & lows, bringing her cane and horn out for Gramma (grammar) to visit, laughing at bad puns, and getting overly excited about language and literature. She loves teaching at Crosspoint because she can serve the Lord openly and work with students and staff who feel like family!

Jenna Reed HS Science

Mrs. Reed has a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from North Dakota State University alongside a Master of Arts in Teaching from Western Governor’s University. She has been substitute teaching for the past three years, and we are excited to welcome her to Crosspoint full time! A look inside her classroom will find her students working in groups to solve problems and create meaning out of abstract scientific concepts. She enjoys teaching at Crosspoint because her class sizes are small, allowing her to connect with every student and provide individualized assistance.

 

Hillary Sexauer HS English, Bible

Ms. Sexauer has a Bachelor of Science in General Studies from City University of Seattle, a Master of Education in Secondary Education from Grand Canyon University and an ESL certification from Western Washington University. She has been teaching secondary students for eight years. A visit to her classroom will find her alongside her students exploring, discussing, and thinking critically about new ideas and perspectives of the world around us through a variety of engaging literature. She enjoys teaching at Crosspoint because before it's a school or workplace, it is first and foremost a family of students, teachers and coworkers!

Sue Sheline HS Mathematics

Mrs. Sheline has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon and an endorsement in 4th-12th grade mathematics. She is entering her 31st year of teaching. Her students enjoy a flipped classroom where they hear her lectures at home, so a visit to her classroom will find her students discussing the lecture and doing their homework and practice problems with her guidance. She loves teaching at Crosspoint because she can share her faith with her students and teach them how math is a way to see God's marvelous and intricate creation.

Abbey St. Clair MS Mathematics, Bible, Journalism

Mrs. St. Clair earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education from George Fox University, a Master of Arts in Education with a Special Education endorsement from Seattle Pacific University, and is a National Board Certified Teacher. She has 19 years of teaching experience, including 14 years as an elementary special education teacher and five years at Crosspoint as a secondary teacher. You will find her with her students, actively engaged in learning about God’s love for us and how we can apply biblical principles in all aspects of our lives. Her favorite thing about Crosspoint is being able to teach in an environment that puts Christ at the center of all things.

 

Kathy Turnquist Spanish

Mrs. Turnquist has a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations, specializing in the Spanish language and in Latin American studies from Bethel University in Minnesota. She has an 18 year career in education in various capacities, including bilingual classrooms, Spanish enrichment for homeschool, and Spanish language classes. This is her second year at Crosspoint. You can find her in our Spanish classroom speaking Spanish (of course) and acting out the words together with her students. Her favorite thing about Crosspoint is being able to share her faith with students, teachers and staff who love the Lord.

Cyndi Zoolkoski MS Science

Mrs. Zoolkoski has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology form Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and a Master of Arts in Education from Western Washington University. She is endorsed in Psychology and Elementary Education. She has been teaching for 22 years, 17 of those at the junior high and middle school level. She has also taught adult education and GED prep. In her classroom, you'll find her students honing their observation skills and learning to take notes and identify the important information from their text. They may even be watching video clips to introduce new ideas or conducting a lab to discover and work with scientific concepts. Crosspoint is Mrs. Z's second home, and she loves to teach science and show how each branch points back to the Creator!

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Bremerton Campus
Crosspoint

705 NE Lincoln Rd
Poulsbo, Wa, 98370
360.779.9189