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 Saunders : Teacher - Kindergarten

Wendy Saunders

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:  Coming soon...
Email: wsaunders@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: Joshua 1:9 and Jeremiah 29:11

 

Dana Bickner : SAT Supervisor & Teacher: Grades 1st & 2nd

Dana Bickner

SAT Supervisor & Teacher: Grades 1st & 2nd

Serving AUA's kids since:  2019

Preparation | Degree: BA
Hobbies: Coming soon...
Email: dbickner@auaweb.com 
Bible Verse:

 

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

 

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

 

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:  Coming soon...
Email: dchandler@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:8-12

 

Kathy Hernandez : Chaplain and Teacher-Religion

Kathy Hernandez

Chaplain and Teacher-Religion

Serving AUA's kids since:  2020

Preparation | Degree: 
Hobbies:  Coming soon...
Email: khernandez@auaweb.com
Bible Verse: Coming soon...

 

Dorothy Nelson-Nutt : Teacher- Art

Dorothy Nelson-Nutt

Teacher- Art

Serving AUA's kids since:  2020

Preparation | Degree: 
Hobbies:  Coming soon...
Email: dnelson-nutt@auaweb.com
Bible Verse:

 

Elmer Steenberg : Teacher- PE & History

Elmer Steenberg

Teacher- PE & History

Serving AUA's kids since:  2020

Preparation | Degree: BA Walla Walla University, College Place, WA
Hobbies:  Coming soon...
Email: esteenberg@auaweb.com
Bible Verse:

 

Basil Williams : Teacher- Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics

Basil Williams

Teacher- Geometry, Algebra II, Pre-Calculus, Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics

Serving AUA's kids since:  2019

Preparation | Degree: MS
Hobbies:  Coming soon...
Email: bwilliams@auaweb.com 
Bible Verse:

 

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
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:  Coming soon...
Email: lgutierrez@auaweb.com 
Bible Verse:

 

Tricia Bico : Before & After School Care

Tricia Bico

Before & After School Care

Serving AUA's kids since:  2016

Preparation | Degree: BSN Nursing, Adventist University of the Philippines
Hobbies:  Coming soon...
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 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!

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