Portland Adventist Academy welcomes: Tim Erich, Stephen Lundquist, Drechelle Larry, Jonathan Schaffer and Greg Damazo as new teachers and staff members.
Erich joins PAA as head of the social studies department. He and his wife, Kristy, have two sons who will attend Pacific Union College this fall. Erich is a teacher because he enjoys helping young people realize their ability to make a difference in their homes, churches and communities.
Lundquist is a familiar face to PAA because of his years as a youth pastor in the Portland area. He joins PAA as head of the religion department. Lundquist and his wife, Kyndre, have been married for four years. Lundquist believes teens are still open to change, and his ultimate goal is to show them how to follow Jesus.
Larry is a 2002 PAA graduate and will be teaching global studies this year. She is engaged to Kevin McCray. Both are actively involved at the Sharon (Ore.) Church. Larry's ultimate goal is to inspire young people to make positive changes in their lives.
Schaffer graduated from PAA in 2005 and will be assisting with security and safety at PAA part time. He is a nursing student at Walla Walla University's Portland campus and attends the Hood View (Ore.) Church.
Damazo is a 2007 graduate of PAA. Damazo is returning as a task-force worker from Walla Walla University. He will assist the vice principal with various tasks and responsibilities.