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, and feedback.

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

Faculty & Staff

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

 

Wendy Roth : Teacher - Kindergarten

Wendy Roth

Teacher - Kindergarten

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:  Reading, knitting, giving music lessons
Email: wroth@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: Joshua 1:9 and Jeremiah 29:11

 

Alyssa Brantley : Teacher - Grades 1 & 2

Alyssa Brantley

Teacher - Grades 1 & 2

Serving AUA's kids since:  2021

Preparation |  Degree:  coming soon...
Endorsements: coming soon...
Hobbies:  snowboarding, nature hikes, taking care of animals
Email: abrantley@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: coming soon...

 

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:  gardening, golf, traveling
Email: djohnston@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: Psalm 91

 

Fallon Vigil : Teacher - Grades 5 & 6

Fallon Vigil

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: fvigil@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: Philippians 4:13

 

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

Barbra Tabura

Teacher - 7th & 8th Grade, English I, 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

 

Kathy Hernandez : Chaplain and Teacher-Religion

Kathy Hernandez

Chaplain and Teacher-Religion

Serving AUA's kids since:  2020

Preparation | Degree:  BA Spanish, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI; MA Educational & Developmental Psychology, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
Endorsements: English, Fine Arts, Religion, Spanish
Hobbies:  nature & animal photography, vegan cooking, reading
Email: khernandez@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: Romans 8:31-39

 

Danica Mason : Choir Director & Teacher - English

Danica Mason

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:  friend road trips, musicals, painting
Email: dchandler@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:8-12

 

Elmer Steenberg : Teacher- PE & History

Elmer Steenberg

Teacher- PE & History

Serving AUA's kids since:  2020

Preparation | Degree: BS Physical Education, Walla Walla University, College Place, WA
Endorsements: coming soon...
Hobbies:  running, reading and sports
Email: esteenberg@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: John 15: 12-13

 

Pedro Hernandez : Teacher - Art

Pedro Hernandez

Teacher - Art

Serving AUA's kids since:  2022

Preparation |  Degree:  Commercial Art, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
Endorsements: Photography and Digital Art
Hobbies:  music, audio books, art
Email: phernandez@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

 

Diana Interiano : Secretary/Registrar

Diana Interiano

Secretary/Registrar

Serving AUA's kids since:  2013

Preparation | Degree: BA Sociology & Education, University of California, Los Angeles
Hobbies:  Walks at the beach, reading and coloring
Email: dmeneses@auaweb.com 
Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 5: 6-7

 

Luis Gutierrez : Facility Management - Maintenance & Grounds

Luis Gutierrez

Facility Management - Maintenance & Grounds

Serving AUA's kids since:  2015

Hobbies:  basketball, reading, building
Email: lgutierrez@auaweb.com 
Bible Verse: John 16:33

 

Tricia Bico : Before & After School Care/ Instructional Aide

Tricia Bico

Before & After School Care/ Instructional Aide

Serving AUA's kids since:  2016

Preparation | Degree: BSN Nursing, Adventist University of the Philippines
Hobbies:  traveling, decorating, helping those in need
Email: tbico@auaweb.com 
Bible Verse: Proverbs 3: 5-6

 

Cindy Hielscher : Business Manager

Cindy Hielscher

Business Manager

Serving AUA's kids since:  2004

Bio: Cindy Hielscher has been working as the Business Manager at AUA for the past 17 years. She enjoys working with students, staff and families. Cindy graduated from AUA in 1976. Her greatest wish is for Jesus to come soon!

Hobbies:  coming soon
Email: auafinance@yahoo.com
Bible Verse: