Office Staff

George Gay

Our founding principal, Mr. George Gay, has been in Christian Education for over 30 years. Mr. Gay has founded two other successful Christian schools and has consulted with many other schools in several states. Mr. Gay has implemented and directed excellent curriculum and instructional Christian School programs, which have received accreditation from ACSI and WASC. Mr. Gay’s passion is to daily nurture, train, encourage, challenge, and love kids, all for the glory of God. Mr. Gay received his B.A. from California State University, Fullerton. His teaching credential is from Southern California Christian College and his Masters in Educational Administration from Concordia University. Mr. Gay has been married to his wife Edie for 38 years. He and Edie have 4 daughters & 9 grandchildren.

Maria Kloessner
Business Manager

Maria has a B.A. in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication from California State University, Long Beach. She is also certified as a trainer for “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. Maria worked as a Subcontract and Training Manager for ResCare Workforce Services for over fourteen years and was committed to helping individuals and families become self-sufficient in a supportive atmosphere. Maria has brought her experience and understanding of business management and process improvements to her role as Business Manger for Heritage Christian School. Maria and her family attend Calvary Chapel Pacific Hills. Maria and her husband, Robert, have two beautiful daughters. Grace, 9, is in 4th grade, and Faith, 7, is in 2nd grade at Heritage Christian. Maria loves camping and traveling with her family and enjoys anything Disney. Heritage was an answer to prayer for Maria and her family. She and Robert searched everywhere for a school where their daughters would be fed the Word of God daily, grow academically, and be supported by kind, loving, and caring staff, teachers, and administrators. Her goal is to contribute to the success of our school by supporting and collaborating with parents, teachers, staff, and administrators. She cannot think of a greater calling than being a part of

Edie Gay
School Secretary

Edie Gay has her A.A. degree in Early Childhood Education. She has served in ministry along side her husband for the last 34 years. She has been married to George for 38 wonderful years. They have four beautiful daughters and four amazing son-in-laws. She enjoys spending time with her 9 adoring grand children and cooking for her entire family and friends. She counts it a joy and privilege to be working at Heritage Christian School.

Fran Grigsby
Admissions / Administrative Assistant

Fran received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Cal Poly Pomona. She has been in Christian Education for over 20 years serving in administration and as a teacher. She taught 3rd grade in Upland Christian Schools for 10 years. She has been in administration for the past 6 years. Fran attends Church of Christ. She and her husband Bob have one son, Ryan, 29. Fran’s hobbies are interior design, reading and singing. Her parents put her on stage when she was young. She has performed in numerous musicals, chapels, VBS and other singing engagements. Fran is at Heritage Christian School because she sees the Lord's blessings on this campus and her goal is to use her experience and talents to help this school grow to what God has planned.

Betsy Holritz
Librarian/School Secretary<

Betsy received her B.A. in Christian Education from Biola University. She loves people of all ages and has devoted a great part of her life to raising five children as a stay at home mom. One of her greatest loves is reading and books. She has a passion for helping children develop a love of reading and to find books that fuel their desire to read. She finds great joy in bringing books to life by reading aloud to children of all ages. Her life verse is John 17:3, which speaks of having a personal experiential relationship with God through His Son, Jesus Christ.