Teacher Bios

Aundrea Hemmerly

CAMPUS CJHS/CHS TITLE Teacher SUBJECTS TAUGHT Regular and Honors Anatomy and Physiology, Kinesiology, Introduction to Photography LIFE VERSE Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God.” WHY DO YOU CHOOSE TO WORK FOR CHRISTIAN UNIFIED? I choose to work at Christian Unified for the fellowship and relationships that I gain with my coworkers

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Deron Higgins

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: Junior High Bible Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: JH Staff & JH Bible Life Verse: For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 Why do you work for Christian Unified? Love what we

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Eileen Hollison

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: English 8 Teacher Roles/Subjects Taught: English 8 and ESL 3 Life Verse: Romans 12:1 – Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. (The Message) Why do

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John Houston

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: Woodshop Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: Woodshop Life Verse: Philippians 2:2-3 “in humility of mind , consider others better than yourselves” Why do you work for Christian Unified? For love of the craft and students Interesting facts: I have built 3 houses for myself from scratch I have 3 motorcycles Elvis and I

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Melissa Johnson

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: English Teacher Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: English II, Honors English II, Newspaper Advisor Life Verse: Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God.” Why do you work for Christian Unified? My joy is teaching students to love learning and to see that God’s plan resonant in and through all things.

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Kate Johnston

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: Science Teacher and Technology Integration Specialist Roles/Subjects Taught: 7th Grade Life Science; 7th/8th Grade STEM; Science Department Chair Life Verse: John 10:10 Why do you work for Christian Unified? I love the search and discovery of Truth and I hope to impart that desire to the students. Interesting facts: I have taken

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Mike Kirwan

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: Jr High Mathematics / Practical Arts Dept Chair Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: Pre-algebra, Algebra Life Verse: Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Why do you work for Christian Unified? I came out of necessity, and I stay out of the love

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Casey Kunde

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: Director of Counseling Phone: 619-201-8848 Roles/Subjects Taught: Director of Counseling Life Verse: 1 Corinthians 9:24-25 Why do you work for Christian Unified? I chose to work as a counselor in order to help kids discover their strengths and talents. Each student comes to school with different motivations. My job it is help

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Sarah Kurfess

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: Physical Education Teacher Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: High School Girls P.E., Junior High Girls P.E., JH Leadership/ASB, JH Keyboarding Life Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Why

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Susan Lanz

CAMPUS CJHS/CHS TITLE Principal CAMPUS PHONE (619) 201-8800 ROLES/SUBJECTS TAUGHT Principal LIFE VERSE Isaiah 41:10-“Be strong for I am with you; be not afraid for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will life you up with my righteous right hand.” WHY DO YOU CHOOSE TO WORK FOR CHRISTIAN

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Kathy Lloyd

Campus: CHS Title: ASL Teacher Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: American Sign Language Life Verse: Prov 3:5-6–Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight. Philippians 4:11—have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. Why

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Juli McKinley

Campus: CHS Title: Math Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: Geometry and Honors Geometry Life Verse: John 16:33 1 Cor 2:9 Proverbs 31:25 Why do you work for Christian Unified? I love kids (they are a big deal to Jesus) and I love school. Interesting facts: Called to teach after my children started in Christian School Although

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Heather Murphy

CAMPUS CES East TITLE Teacher ROLES/SUBJECTS TAUGHT English I; English I Honors, ESL IV LIFE VERSE James 4:8 “come near to God and He will come near to you.” WHY DO YOU CHOOSE TO WORK FOR CHRISTIAN UNIFIED? I have a passion for teaching God’s truth in all areas of education. It is a great

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Rian Molumby

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: History Department Chair Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: Teacher / Department Head / World History / US History / AP US History Life Verse: Galatians 5:16 “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh.” Why do you work for Christian Unified? I love educating

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Zoar Parada

Campus: CJHS/CHS Title: Spanish Teacher Phone: 619-201-8800 Roles/Subjects Taught: Spanish II & Honors Spanish IV Life Verse: Matthew 5: 14-16: You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot e hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand,

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Family Statement of Faith

  • The Statement of Faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs.  The Bible itself, as the inspired, inerrant, plenary, and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.  For purposes of CUSSD’s faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, Shadow Mountain Community Church is CUSSD’s final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
  • We believe that there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, and His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through the shedding of His blood, in His bodily resurrection on the third day, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and In His personal pre-millennial return to rapture His Church before the Tribulation and His glorious appearing to set up His Millennial Kingdom.   
  • We believe that salvation is by grace alone through faith, apart from works by the merit of the shed blood of Christ, and that the born-again believer is eternally secure in Christ.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • We believe in the individual priesthood of the believer.
  • We believe life begins at conception.
  • We believe that the term “marriage” has only one meaning; the uniting of one biological man and one biological woman in a single, exclusive union, as delineated in Scripture. (Gen. 2:18-25.)  We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to occur only between a biological man and a biological woman who are married to each other. (1 Cor. 6:18; 7:2-5; Heb. 13:4.)  We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman.
  • We believe that the Scripture dictates standards of sexual behavior. The unique roles of the male and female are clearly defined in Scripture. Any promiscuity, homosexuality, gender identity issues or other deviations from Biblical principles is a sin that is offensive to God (Matt. 5:18-19; I Cor. 6: 9-10, 19-20; Eph. 5:3-5; 1 Thess. 4:3-8).

SCHOOL-WIDE LEARNING OBJECTIVES

We expect our students to be:

Influential Christians who:

  • Accept the Lord Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
  • Apply Biblical principles as the foundation for moral and spiritual living.
  • Develop and maintain an informed Biblical worldview that shapes their lifestyle choices.
  • Demonstrate God’s love through acts of service and sharing the gospel.

Investigative Learners who:

  • Master a body of knowledge, vocabulary, and skills.
  • Understand, analyze, and order relationships among facts.
  • Assess their needs and apply appropriate strategies to learn concepts and skills.
  • Actively use the tools of learning throughout their lifetime.

Perceptive Thinkers who:

  • Identify, analyze, discriminate, prioritize, and apply information.
  • Have the ability to solve problems by thinking independently and logically.
  • Make responsible and well-reasoned decisions.
  • Actively seek and apply absolute truths.

Effective Communicators who:

  • Demonstrate the ability to accurately understand, interpret, and exchange information.
  • Communicate with eloquence, creativity, and persuasion in writing and in speech.
  • Develop and utilize artistic expression.
  • Proclaim and defend the gospel with wisdom, wit and respect.

Quality Producers who:

  • Demonstrate a growing knowledge of curriculum.
  • Develop their God-given talents and abilities.
  • Display standards of excellence in all pursuits.
  • Work well with others toward a common goal.

Responsible Citizens who:

  • Respect and submit to authority.
  • Actively protect and promote freedom and democracy.
  • Enjoy God’s creation and live as good stewards within it.
  • Recognize and contribute to meeting the needs of others.