Faculty & Staff

Administrative Staff

Anthony MytasDirector of Athletics – Anthony Mytas: 1st year at PCS and 6 years of experience as an Athletic Director. BS in Physical Ed from Valparaiso University, MA in Sports Administration from Valparaiso University, MS in Psychology from Capella University.
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Johnny GunterBuilding Manager – Johnny Gunter; 4 years at PCS. Has a staff of part time house care employees. Responsible for upkeep of grounds and buildings.

 

Sharon SantiagoMS/HS Principal – Sharon Santiago; 1 year at PCS. 31 years teaching experience at Union Township School Corp. Purdue University BA in Elementary Ed., Med Indiana Wesleyan University K-12 Ed. 15 additional Masters hours at Purdue. Email  ssantiago@portagechristian.net 

 

Larry PenderSuperintendent – Larry Pender; 7 years at PCS 17 years of school administration, 3 years teacher, 15 years pastoral ministry. Tennessee Temple University (BA) and Liberty University (MED). Contact Mr. Pender here.

Support Staff

Office Specialist – Tami Severance; 2 year at PCS and 9 years office experience.

Office Specialist – Susannah Waechter; 10 years at PCS. Judson College (A.S. Degree).

Shelly BengalOffice Specialist – Shelly Bengal; 2 years at PCS.

Teaching Staff – Elementary

K3 Teacher – Sandra Owney; 2 years at PCS with 12 years teaching experience. Mid-Atlantic Christian College 70 hrs.
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Kelly McMahonKelly McMahon; 2 years at PCS with 18 years teaching experience.
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Becky WolfeKindergarten – Becky Wolfe; 16 years at PCS with 37 years of teaching experience. Grace College BS.
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Kerry Myers

1st Grade Teacher – Kerry Myers; 11 years at PCS and 19 years teaching experience. Purdue North Central BA (Elem.Ed.)
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Twila Richardson2nd Grade Teacher – Twyla Richardson; 34 years at PCS and 2 years as Elementary principal. Northern State University (BS Elementary. Contact her here.
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Debra Gould3rd Grade Teacher – Debra Gould; 1 year at PCS and 1 year teaching. University of Phoenix (BA/Eng. And MAed)
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Megan Redlich4th Grade Teacher – Megan Redlich; 1 year at PCS. Western Governor’s University (BA Educational Studies). Comes with 3 years of teaching experience.
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Jenny DePaolis5th Grade Teacher – Jenny DePaolis; 1 year at PCS and 6 years teaching experience. Hyles Anderson (BA Elem. Ed).
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Joy Collmar6th Grade Teacher – Joy Collmar; 1st year at PCS and 2&1/2 years teaching experience. Purdue NW (BA Elementary Ed).
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Teaching Assistants

Aretha LaneAretha Lane; 7 years at PCS.

Pam LawlessPam Lawless; 22 years at PCS and 4 years teaching experience. Purdue North Central CDA. Certificate in (CDA)

Anna RichardsonAnna Richardson; 1st Year at PCS 

Teaching Staff – Secondary

MS/HS Spanish – 

Lynne SchroederMS/HS Math – Lynne Schroeder; 5 years at PCS and 5 years teaching. Purdue North Central with (BA Ed).
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Michael SobierajskiHS Bible – Michael Sobierajski; 2 year at PCS and 2 year teaching. Purdue University WL (BA), Moody Theological Seminary (MA div).
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Phil EngelMS/HS Science – Phil Engel  10 years at PCS. Olivet Nazarene University (BS), Worsham College of Mortuary Science (Ass.)
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Erin TaylorMS/HS English – Erin Taylor; 1st year at PCS. University of Notre Dame (BA) in English Literature and Computer Applications; currently working on transition to teach.
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Lisa LaughlinHS Social Studies – Lisa Laughlin; 18 years at PCS and 32 teaching. Evangel University (BA).
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Specialized Subjects All Grades

Joyce GirgentiArt 5th – 12th Grades – Joyce Girgenti; 5 years at PCS and 5 years teaching.
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Michael OwneyComputer Teacher – Michael Owney; 2 year at PCS and 12 years teaching and 10 years administration. Mid-Atlantic Christian University (BS), Virginia Polytechnical Institute & University (MA).
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Linda LaCorteLibrarian / AR Specialist / Calculus – Linda LaCorte; 25 years at PCS and 28 years teaching. Purdue North Central (BA Ed). Contact her at jcheek@portagechristian.com.
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Penny FrazierMusic – Penny Frazier: 1st year at PCS
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Jean KoontzPhysical Education – Jean Koontz; 11 years at PCS and 26 years teaching. Baptist Bible College BS (Minor PE).
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Mayte MartinezRtI Specialist – Mayte Martinez; 3 year at PCS and 3 year teaching. Universidad of PR Humarao (BA social work), Universida