SECONDARY STAFF

Our secondary staff is top notch!  Their teaching experience and care for students makes VCA a dynamic and fun learning environment.  There are more learning contexts than just the classroom at VCA.  Additional learning opportunities include: participation in sports teams in the CIF league, band and choir, art class, and customized learning through online classes.  VCA also provides a tutoring hour from 8:00-8:45am every morning to help students catch up or excel. 

  • TONY MARSEGLIA - BIBLE, HISTORY AND GOVERNMENT

    Mr. Tony Marseglia has a BA from Biola University and a MDiv from Reformed Theological Seminary (Orlando, FL). He has worked as a Pastor, a Church Planter, and a Bible Teacher. Before joining VCA he taught History and Economics at Rincon Valley Christian School. Mr. Marseglia has two children at VCA and another two in college.

  • NIXIE LAREMORE - JUNIOR HIGH SCIENCE AND ENGLISH

    Mrs. Nixie Laremore has a BA in Biblical Education and Christian Counseling from Florida Bible College and a MA in Education, Teaching and Learning from Liberty University. She has 30 years experience teaching students of all ages in a variety of settings including school, church, community, and home. She is passionate about integrating a Christian worldview into all aspects of education. We are honored to have Mrs. Laremore instilling that worldview into the next generation of Christ’s disciples.

  • QUENTIN MOORE - HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE & MATHEMATICS

    Mr. Quentin Moore has a BA and MA from Pacific Union College (Angwin, CA) and a California Teaching Credential for Biological Sciences and German. For 41 years he taught at Redwood Adventist Academy in Santa Rosa, teaching every kind of science and mathematics you can think of. He loves the family-like atmosphere of a small Christian school, and we are thrilled to have him in the VCA family!

  • LISA MARSEGLIA - OFFICE MANAGER & MATHEMATICS

    Mrs. Lisa Marseglia has a BS in Business Administration from UC Riverside. She has worked in education and management in a variety of industry and school settings. Before joining VCA she taught mathematics and physical education at Rincon Valley Christian School. She is passionate about character formation even while instructing students in mathematics, "the language of the Creator!" Mrs. Marseglia has two children at VCA and two more in college.

  • KELLY DEVRIES - ATHLETIC DIRECTOR AND SECONDARY P.E.

    Mrs. Kelly DeVries has a BA and multiple subject credential from The Master's University, where she also played basketball. She has a life long passion for sports and how they can positively impact youth. She has over 20 year's coaching experience, most recently at Rincon Valley Christian School where she also served as Jr. High/Elementary Athletic Director. Mrs. DeVries has just enough children to make a basketball team, four of whom are at VCA.

  • MELANIE PICKARD - ADVANCED MATHEMATICS

    Ms Melanie Pickard graduated magna cum laude with honors from Pacific Union College, Angwin, California. She has a degree in History and a minor in Math. She taught high school for six years and was chair of the Math Department at Santa Rosa Christian School. She has tutored high school and college students for fifteen years in algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, biology, chemistry, physics, history, and social studies. 

  • SARA VISS - HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH

    Mrs. Sara Viss has a BA in Secondary Education from Dordt University in Sioux Center, Iowa. She has over 10 years experience teaching English from 7th through 12th grade, as well as teaching creative writing and journalism. She is passionate about helping students see Christ in the written word and to reflect Him in their own creativity. Mrs. Viss has three children at VCA.

  • BETH FAILOR - SECONDARY ART

    Mrs. Beth Failor has a B.F.A in Art from Pacific Lutheran University (Tacoma, WA), another B.F.A in Illustration from the Academy of Art in San Francisco, and is pursuing an M.A. in Fine Art from Academy of Art in San Francisco. She has taught art in a variety of settings, including camps, clubs, and Christian schools. Before joining VCA she taught Art and Yearbook at Rincon Valley Christian School.

  • WENDY CUNNINGHAM - PRINCIPAL AND MUSIC INSTRUCTOR

    Mrs. Wendy Cunningham has a BA in Music Instruction from Azusa Pacific University. Prior to joining VCA she taught elementary band & choir and served as Vice Principal at Rincon Valley Christian School. In addition to serving as the VCA Head-Of-School, she will be directing band and choir. She is passionate about using the gift of music to the glory of God! Mrs. Cunningham has three children at VCA.

Special Secondary Options

We offer Foreign Languages through Sevenstar Academy. This includes Spanish, French, German, Latin, Mandarin, and others. A teacher will track and ensure progress.


Math classes through Algebra 1 are offered in a conventional classroom. Upper-Level  math classes (Geometry, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Calculus, Statistics) will be offered online through Apex Learning. This allows us to offer a large variety of classes to meet each student's needs, including Advanced Placement and Honors courses. Student progress will be monitored by Ms. Pickard, who will also be available to tutor groups of students or individuals. With Ms. Pickard's years of tutoring experience, we are confident each student can excel!


Zero-period tutor volunteers with PhD-level expertise are available to assist students of all levels.  Classes are scheduled to allow flexibility for JC classes for upper years.