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Our Staff
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Valerie Green – Principal:
 
         
 
 
  Carmie Ouzounian – Kindergarten Teacher: Mrs. O has over 20 years of experience working with young learners. She spent 12 years teaching in a daycare setting and has spent many summers working with kids at summer camp. She began teaching kindergarten in the 1990's. Mrs. Ouzounian received a B.S. in Elementary Education from Andrews University in 1985. She has endorsements in Reading, History, and Religion, and has received additional training through Chapman University, Columbus State and Andrews University. Mrs. O is involved in many activities at WAA including heading up our citrus fruit fundraiser as well as organizing and updating our library each year.  
         
 
 
Robin Tucker – 1st Grade Teacher: Mrs. Tucker came to WAA with more than 15 years of experience teaching in a variety of academic settings. She was recognized as the 2006 Walmart Teacher of the Year for the region. Mrs. Tucker holds a Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Andrews University and a B.A. in Elementary Education, Human Relations, and Health from William Penn University. She holds a Professional Certificate with the North America Division and state certificates in both Texas and Illinois. She enjoys working with young learners and building a strong academic foundation.
 
 
         
    Shirleen Brown – 2nd Grade Teacher: Mrs. Brown has more than 25 years of teaching experience that covers grades K-8. She earned her B.S. in Religion with minors in History and Secondary Education at Washington Adventist University. Mrs. Brown has also completed the requirements to earn endorsements in Kindergarten and Elementary Education from the North American Division Department of Education. She has made Columbus her home since 1990, and returned to WAA after serving as the center director at Stepping Stones Learning Center for seven years. She has two adult children, and enjoys spending time with her sweet grandson.

 
 
         
 
  Barbara Maycock – 3rd & 4th Grade Teacher: Mrs. Maycock has a variety of educational experiences, including 11 years on the island of Saipan as both a teacher and the administrator of Saipan Seventh-day Adventist School. For the first 3 years here at WAA, she served as the art teacher on a part-time basis, and she also previously taught many of our students at Stepping Stones Learning Center. Mrs. Maycock earned both her B.S. in Public Relations and her Master's in Elementary Arts and Teaching from Andrews University. Mrs. Maycock has two young sons and is married to a teacher. She has been a positive addition to our staff.  
         
    Pam Butherus – 5th & 6th Grade Teacher: Ms. Butherus joined the staff at WAA in 2014 with more than twenty years experience teaching students in first through eighth grade, as well as special education and music. She earned her B.S. in Human Development & Psychology from Warner Pacific, and her M.S. in Education from Western Oregon University. Ms. B has endorsements in English as a Second Language; Junior Academy English, Mathematics, and Religion; and also Special Education. She is currently working towards an endorsement in Literacy. She enjoys crafting and playing the piano.  
         
    Martha Jean Hoehn – Music Teacher Grades K-6: Mrs. Hoehn is retired from the Montgomery County Public Schools in Maryland where she was teaching elementary music full time. Her 23 years of teaching music include elementary music followed by accompanying for middle and high schools in Texas; K-12 music, bells and choral at Spring Valley Academy; choral, keyboard and voice at San Pasqual Academy; and all music at Chisholm Trail Academy. She received her B.A. in Music Education from Southwestern Adventist University and her Master in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Texas at Brownsville. She has a passion for music and worship – and teaching children the joy of making music.  
         
 


 



Becky Hall – Secretary Miss Hall joined our staff in 2015. She graduated from Southern Adventist University with a Bachelor's degree in History and minors in Biblical Archaeology and Religion. Miss Hall is a graduate of Griswold Christian Academy, now WAA. We are pleased to have her as part of our staff.