Deborah graduated from Cal State Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art. She has been the Fine Arts teacher at Spirit Christian Academy in Tustin for 15 years for grades K-12. She is currently teaching jr. high chalk and oil pastel drawing and high school watercolor at Spirit. Deborah lives in Mission Viejo with her husband, Robert, and their two children, Sarah, a student at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, and Joshua, a senior in high school. She and her family have attended Mission Hills Church in Mission Viejo for over 15 years. Deborah believes that God has blessed every child with the ability to learn art. It is her passion to bring out this ability and create a love for God and all the art He has created for us to enjoy.
Reading Enrichment Instructor
Catherine received her B.S. in Education at Michigan State University. For ten years, she was a social worker, and both a clinician and middle manager in a day program for physically and mentally handicapped adults. After marrying, she worked in child development with pre-school children, taught Sunday school, and was an Awana leader. She also home schooled her own three children for varying grades for their own special needs. Catherine is Certified in Barton Reading and Spelling program and trained in Lindamood Phoneme Sequencing (LiSP) and is currently using these as a specialized reading instructor at Heritage Christian School. She is also qualified to perform dyslexia screening. Her passion is to teach each child according to his/her own needs so that they may reach their full potential. 2016/17 will be her 9th year at HCS. Her life verse is Philippians 4:4-9.
Kim Hamilton has a Bachelor of Arts in Music and has taught at the elementary and college levels for several years. She has directed musical productions for students and church groups of all ages. She is the Worship Pastor at University Christian Church in Los Angeles and also leads worship for many conferences, camps, and events around California. Kim has been a featured speaker for many women's conferences around the west coast and loves to share her testimony about God's amazing grace and healing! Kim lives in Laguna Hills with her husband, Dave, and kids, Zack and Kelsey. Kim is an active, creative music teacher. The students will enjoy everything from studying famous composers to worship weeks to studying orchestra instruments to music theory to famous musicals to learning and performing in the HCS schoolwide musical for performances in February. Kim is overjoyed to be part of the team at Heritage and can't wait to see what God does this year.
Rachel Miles earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Development from Hope International University. She has been certified through the American Sport Education Program and the California Interscholastic Federation - CIF Coaching Education Program. Rachel has been a PE teacher for 16 years and an athletic director for 8 years in Christian education. She has coached softball for 16 years and has brought home the championship 6 times. Rachel grew up in a Christian home and feels very blessed everyday of her life for the parents God gave her. She has two wonderful children whom she adores, Sean 22 and Ryan 18. In her free time, she likes taking walks on the beach, reading, and watching a good softball game!!! She also spends time with the Special Olympics, where she helps coach their co-ed softball team and special events. Jesus is her Lord and Savior and without Him she is nothing. Rachel always tries to live her life in a manner that would honor God. She feels God has led her to Heritage Christian School and is very excited to see how God is going to use her here at HCS. It is an honor and a privilege to be on staff at HCS!
Becky grew up in the Philippines; attending a Christian school for missionary kids. She earned her K-12 Physical Education teaching credential at Biola University. Becky and Dave, married 27 years, have a son, Steven, 2nd Lt. in the Air Force pilot training program; and a daughter, Traci, attending Cal State Fullerton. Becky loves the Lord and serves Him through children’s ministry as commander of the Awana Program at Mission Hills Church. Becky desires to teach and encourage kids to give their best and to make physical activity fun so it becomes a life-long goal. "Commit to the Lord whatever you do and your plans will succeed." Proverbs 16:3