Armona Union Academy has a longstanding tradition of hiring some of the best faculty that the Central Valley has to offer.  All of our teachers are credentialed, and together they have over 210 years of combined teaching experience at the elementary and secondary levels.

Armona Union Academy has open communication between our parents, teachers and constituents and welcomes your suggestions, ideas, & feedback.

 

A Good teacher can inspire HOPE, ignite the IMAGINATION, and instill a love of LEARNING.
B. Henry

 

Faculty & Staff

Tricia Bico : Before & After School Care

Tricia Bico

Before & After School Care

Serving AUA's kids since:  2016

Preparation | Degree:
Hobbies:  
Email:
Bible Verse:

Luis Gutierrez : Facility Management - Maintenance & Grounds

Luis Gutierrez

Facility Management - Maintenance & Grounds

Serving AUA's kids since:  2015

Preparation | Degree:     Endorsements: 
Hobbies:  
Email:
Bible Verse:

 

Cindy Hielscher : Business Manager

Cindy Hielscher

Business Manager

Serving AUA's kids since:  2004

Preparation | Degree:     Endorsements: 
Hobbies:  coming soon
Email: auafinance@yahoo.com
Bible Verse: Cindy Hielscher has been working as the Business Manager at AUA for the past 14 years. She enjoys working with students, staff and families. Cindy graduated from AUA in 1976. Her greatest wish is for Jesus to come soon!

 

Diana Interiano : Secretary/Registrar

Diana Interiano

Secretary/Registrar

Serving AUA's kids since:  2016

Preparation | Degree:   BA
Endorsements: N/A
Hobbies:  Vacationing at the beach
Email: dmeneses@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 6: 5-9

Bradley Saunders : Teacher - Band

Bradley Saunders

Teacher - Band

Serving AUA's kids since:  2015

Preparation |  Degree:    Endorsements: 
Hobbies:  Music Performance
Email: bsaunders@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 15:33

 

Samantha Schales : Teacher - Computer Applications, Driver's Ed., Economics, Government, Study Skills, U.S. History, World History

Samantha Schales

Teacher - Computer Applications, Driver's Ed., Economics, Government, Study Skills, U.S. History, World History

Serving AUA's kids since:  2015

Preparation |  Degree:   BA History, Minor Legal Studies, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA;  
Endorsements: 
Hobbies:  coming soon...
Email: sschales@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: coming soon...

 

Harley Peterson : Teacher -Algebra 2; Biology;  Chemistry; Geometry; Physical Science; Physics, Pre-Calculus; & WASC Coordinator

Harley Peterson

Teacher -Algebra 2; Biology;  Chemistry; Geometry; Physical Science; Physics, Pre-Calculus; & WASC Coordinator

Serving AUA's kids since:  2017

Preparation |  Degree:  BA Mathematics, Union College, Lincoln, NE;  M.Ed. Educational Administration; Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX;  
Endorsements: Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Principal
Hobbies:  Coming soon...
Email: hpeterson@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: Revelation 21:1-5

 

James Gearing, Jr. : School Chaplain, Athletic Director, & Teacher - Health, Life Skills, Physical Education, Religion

James Gearing, Jr.

School Chaplain, Athletic Director, & Teacher - Health, Life Skills, Physical Education, Religion

Serving AUA's kids since:  2017

Preparation |  Degree:  BS Health, Phys Ed & Recreation, Southern Adventist University, Chattanooga, TN
Endorsements:
Hobbies: Coming soon...
Email: jgearing@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: Coming soon...

 

Danica Chandler : Choir Director & Teacher - English

Danica Chandler

Choir Director & Teacher - English

Serving AUA's kids since:  2010

Preparation:  Degree:   BS English & Language, Oakwood College, Huntsville, AL; MA, Curriculum & Instruction, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA, Endorsements: Art & English
Hobbies:  Coming soon...
Email: dchandler@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:8-12

 

Randy Bovee : Principal & Teacher - Algebra 1, Spanish 1 & 2

Randy Bovee

Principal & Teacher - Algebra 1, Spanish 1 & 2

Serving AUA's kids since:  2016

Preparation |  Degree:   BA German & Spanish, Walla Walla University, College Place, WA; MS Education Policy & Management, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR,
Endorsements: German, Spanish, Principal
Hobbies:  Golf, Reading, Travel
Email: rbovee@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: John 17: 20-24

 

 

Barbra Tabura : Teacher - 7th & 8th Grade, Elementary Athletic Director

Barbra Tabura

Teacher - 7th & 8th Grade, Elementary Athletic Director

Serving AUA's kids since:  2015

Preparation:  Degree:  BS Liberal Studies, Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA; MA Elementary Education, Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA; 
Endorsements: Elementary Education, English, Reading
Hobbies:  Coming soon...
Email: btabura@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11

 

Fallon Thompson : Teacher - Grades 5 & 6

Fallon Thompson

Teacher - Grades 5 & 6

Serving AUA's kids since:  2017

Preparation | Degree:   BA Liberal Studies, La Sierra University, Riverside, CA;  
Endorsements: Elementary Education
Hobbies: Most sports
Email: fthompson@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13

 

Silvia Quiroz : Teacher - Grades 1 & 2

Silvia Quiroz

Teacher - Grades 1 & 2

Serving AUA's kids since:  2014

Preparation | Degree:   BS Elementary Education, Minor History, Walla Walla University, College Place, WA;
Endorsements: Elementary Education
Hobbies:  Coming soon...
Email: srascon@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: Coming soon...

 

Wendy Saunders : Teacher - Kindergarten, Elementary Education, Music

Wendy Saunders

Teacher - Kindergarten, Elementary Education, Music

Serving AUA's kids since:  2015

Preparation | Degree:   AS Music, BS Liberal Studies, BS/5th Year, Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA;
Endorsements: Kindergarten, Elementary Education, Music
Hobbies:  Coming soon...
Email: wsaunders@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: Joshua 1:9 and Jeremiah 29:11

 

Denise Johnston : Teacher - Grades 3 & 4, Elementary WASC Coordinator

Denise Johnston

Teacher - Grades 3 & 4, Elementary WASC Coordinator

Serving AUA's kids since: 2003 

Preparation |  Degree:  BA Liberal Studies, Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA; BA/5th Year Education, Pacific Union College, Angwin, CA,
Endorsements: Elementary Education
Hobbies:  Coming soon...
Email: djohnston@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: Psalm 91