Staff
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Adams, Lisa
4th & 5th Grade, Dyslexia Tutor

I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Oakland University in June of 2000. I have a double endorsement in Social Studies and Math. I have spent the last 15 years teacching in the Huron Valley School District. I decided to leave my position teaching in the public schools last year to pursue a career that allowed me to exercise my passion for education together with my passion for God. I feel blessed to be part of the West Highland Christian Academy "family" and I look forward to the great plans that God has for our students and their families.

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Ambrose, Lilia
Resource Room Educator & Dyslexia Tutor
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Austin, Lisa
Physical Education
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Barber, Barb
1st & 2nd Grades, Dyslexia Consultant

Mrs. Barb Barber has a Bachelor's of Science Degree from Eastern Michigan University and an Associate's degree in Elementary Education from Washtenaw Community College. Barb worked as a substitute teacher at an International school when serving for eight years in Malaysia and speaks fluent Malay. While there, she discovered her passion for teaching. She is a certified Dyslexia Consultant through Bright Solutions, Inc. and has been tutoring with the Barton Dyslexia System since 2012. Barb is married and has five children. Three of her children currently attend West Highland and one has graduated from West Highland. 

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Crimmins, Faith
Sign Language, Psychology & Dyslexia Tutor

I became intrigued by sign language when I went on my first foreign soil mission trip to a school for the deaf in Mexico as a senior in high school. When I returned I took an American Sign Language class and fell in love with the language, culture and people. I graduated from the Sign Language Interpreting Program at OCC (which is now nationally accredited) in December, 2013. My husband and I have been married since August, 2014 and we live in Plymouth, MI. We have a heart for families and world missions and we feel so welcomed into the family of WHCA this year! I thank God for the opportunity to teach ASL in a school where I can also proclaim the name of Jesus!

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Dorais, Chris
High School Physics & Social Studies (Vice Principal)
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Evans, Elise
Kindergarten
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Lapeer, Kris
Praise Band
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Pearson, Laura
3rd & 4th Grade
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Purdy, Laurie
High School Math
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Sturley, Gabe
Bible and American History
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Torres, Marilyn
Spanish

Mrs. Marilyn Torres is our amazing Spanish teacher. She has 12 years of experience teaching Spanish.  She grew up speaking the native language of her parents in Puerto Rico.  She has a heart for the students and wants to teach them Spanish, the right way!

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Wagner, Mary
Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Mary Wagner is the Administrative Assistant supporting the principal, teaching staff, students and parents of our school. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree  from Central Michigan University and a Masters of Education degree in Instructional Technology from Wayne State University. She brings more than 23 years of business experience and office administration to our school.

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Whitted, Allison
Middle School Science, Biology, Health & Home Economics

Mrs. Allison Whitted earned her BS in elementary education with minors in science and social studies from Eastern Michigan University. She and her family were missionaries in Mexico for five years. Her desire is for her students to realize that God has an amazing plan for their lives and for them to understand that a life lived for God is incredibly fulfilling. 
 

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Whitted, Kevin
Principal
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Williams, Clint
Middle School Math, Language Arts, Computers & Dyslexia Tutor

Mr. Clint Williams is certified K-8, with a major in mathematics and a minor in science and language arts.  He is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Technology Integration in the Classroom.  He and his wife, Kaye, are leaders in the children's classes at their church.

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Wilson, Debora
Physical Science, Chemistry & Computers

Mrs. Debora Wilson is our high school science teacher. She graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry. She worked as a Chemist for several years before choosing to stay home to home school her children. She has over 20 years of teaching experience and has taught at home schooled co-ops, public, private and charter schools. She is very passionate about students applying critical thinking skills to their daily lives and being problem solvers. She believes that every child has the ability to be great at something and seeks God’s hand to help unfold it.

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Winchester, Wendy
Art, Music, Yearbook, Office Assistant & Dyslexia Tutor

Ms. Winchester is a gifted artist and musician who enjoys helping students find joy in Art and Music while preserving their own uniqueness and expression.  Students learn the fundamental basics as well as some advanced methods and techniques in either Art or Music.  Ms. Winchester is a self-taught artist who specializes in pencil and charcoal portrait drawing and is always experimenting with new techniques and media.  She has loved and studied music since the age of ten.  She plays the flute, acoustic guitar, piano and she studied voice both privately and professionally.  She has sung in community theater productions, college choirs and ensembles, church choirs and worship teams and sang in the Detroit Opera House.

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Wright, Austin
English & Drama