Meet Our Educators

Highly qualified, dedicated and passionate mentors

Pine Harbor Teachers and Staff

With an average of 17 years of teaching experience, our talented teachers make our school a warm and welcoming place to learn. Passionate about Christian education, over 60% of our staff hold a Master’s degree. They “think outside the box,” mentoring and challenging every student to grow.

All members of the PHCA staff have been carefully selected on the basis of excellent competency for their position; a character that reflects a personal relationship with Jesus Christ; a servant’s heart; a chemistry with students, the team and their leadership; and a set of personal attributes and goals that align with our culture.

This combination ensures that each member of our team is functioning at his or her best and contributing at a high level to help other staff and students succeed.  We hold our staff to the highest level of conduct and invest in their continued growth – both spiritual and academic.

Mr. Scott Urban

Mr. Scott Urban

Principal, Pine Harbor and Director, Kids Kare Center

Mr. Scott Urban, has been Principal at Pine Harbor since 2012, coming from South Washington School District #833 where…
Mrs. Janette Mathison

Mrs. Janette Mathison

Kindergarten Teacher

   Ms. Elcy Padmanabhan – Kindergarten Aide

Kindergarten is all about learning in a fun and exciting way. My goal as your…

Ms. Kristine Rynda

Ms. Kristine Rynda

1st Grade Teacher

Miss Rynda is excited to be able to teach her students not only academics, but also about the Lord. She feels blessed to be a part of the Pine Harbor community. 

Mrs. Kimberly Roeker

Mrs. Kimberly Roeker

2nd Grade Teacher and Lead Teacher - Pine Harbor

I am thrilled to be part of the team at Pine Harbor Christian Academy.  My name is Kimberly Roeker and I am…
Mrs. Michelle Schauer

Mrs. Michelle Schauer

3rd Grade Teacher

I am honored to be part of the team at Pine Harbor Christian Academy. My name is Michelle Schauer and I am the 3rd Grade teacher at PHCA. 

Mrs. Laura Mattson

Mrs. Laura Mattson

4th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Mattson is excited to be a part of the Pine Harbor community! She enjoys teaching her students to love the Lord and to learn to follow Jesus. She feels blessed to be able to help each student make connections to God in all subjects, from Math to History. She is passionate about equipping students with tools to do all things well and partnering with parents as they fulfill their calling to train a child in the way they should go (Proverbs 22:6).

Mrs. Elcy Padmanabhan

Mrs. Elcy Padmanabhan

5th/6th Grade Homeroom Teacher - Language Arts and Social Studies Teacher

Mrs. Jennifer Henderson

Mrs. Jennifer Henderson

7th/8th Grade Teacher; Math, Science Teacher

I am both excited and honored to be a part of the Pine Harbor Christian Academy team.  I retired in 2014 from the United States Air Force after serving 26 years.
Mrs. Lori Fuller

Mrs. Lori Fuller

Music Teacher

I am thrilled to be the new music teacher at Pine Harbor Christian Academy. I have been teaching music for over 30 years…

Mrs. Melissa Schleppenbach

Mrs. Melissa Schleppenbach

Librarian, K-8 Physical Education & Technology Teacher

Ms. Molly Seim

Ms. Molly Seim

Art Teacher

Mrs. Jamie Taylor

Mrs. Jamie Taylor

Office Manager

I have been the Office Manager for Pine Harbor Christian Academy since 2017. My husband and I  have one daughter, Ellery, who attends Kids Kare Center. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Bethel University and my Master’s degree from The University of Montana, both in the area of Communication Studies. I have a strong passion for children, families, and education, and am grateful each day for the opportunity to serve every family and child at PHCA