Faculty & Staff

Johnson, Eric

Eric Johnson


Welcome to Upper Columbia Academy!

Welcome to the UCA Faculty and Staff web pages. We have a wonderful group of dedicated individuals working together to benefit the students on our campus. From our teachers to our taskforce volunteer workers, everyone’s goal is to draw our students closer to Jesus Christ while obtaining a top-notch, well-rounded education.

Please take a few moments and peruse our staff pages. If you click on their picture, you will find their contact information along with a short bio about them. Feel free to contact me or any one of them, if you have questions about your student or are looking to have a student join us.

We are always excited to have students join our UCA family.

Enjoy your time on our website and be sure to contact us if we can further assist you.

In His Service,
Eric Johnson

Jami Fleck

Librarian/Student Labor/Internship Coordinator

Pamela Backman

Vice Principal

Shelley Bacon

Vice Principal
Recruiting and Marketing
Alumni and Communcations

Julie Hagele

Vice Principal

Joe Hess

Vice Principal
Student Life & Head Dean of Men

Curtis Anderson

Choral Director

Enoc Cadena

IT Support

Judy Castrejon

Biology & Science Teacher

Kris Dalrymple

Administrative Assistant

Kyle Gladding

Math Teacher

Stephanie Gladding

Head Dean of Women

Sid Hardy

Bible & History Teacher

Charles Hartman

Chemistry, Physics, & Math Teacher

Chelle Hess

Food Service Director

Sarah Holloway

Equestrian Coordinator

Dani Rivera

Assistant Dean of Women

Chris Kramer

Plant Services Director

Karyl Kramer

Art, English, French, and Home Ec. Teacher

Dean Kravig

Band & Orchestra Director

Lorrie Kravig

Food Service & Stained Glass Teacher

Stephen Lacey

English Teacher

Bryan Laue

Church Pastor & Bible Teacher

Bob Lenz

IT Services Director
Computer Applications Teacher

Ted McConnachie

“The Farm at UCA” manager
Industrial Arts Teacher

Michelle Melendy

Counselor & English Teacher

Carol Ochoa

Assistant Treasurer

Bryce Reading

Athletics Director

Fred Riffel

Bible Teacher

Joe Rivera

Assistant Dean of Men

Amanda Birney

Spanish and Math Teacher

John Spano

History Teacher

Adam Colcord

Assistant Food Service Director

Cindy Williams

Health Teacher & Nurse

Grant Williams

Plant Services & Telephone Support