Faculty & Staff

Johnson, Eric

Eric Johnson

Principal

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
Principal

Donivan Andregg

Admissions and Recruiting Director
Science Teacher

Charles Hartman

Vice Principal for Academics
Science & Math Teacher

Joe Hess

Vice Principal for Student Life
Head Dean of Men

Pamela Lersbak

Vice Principal for Finance
Math Teacher

Sheila Allison

Food Service Director

Sidney Allison

Volunteer Dean of Men

Curtis Anderson

Music Department Chair
Choral Director

Debra Bakland

Independent Piano Teacher

Esther Bell

Taskforce Volunteer Assistant Food Service
Communications

Amanda Larson

Extension Campus Teacher

Doug Brandt

Independent Guitar Teacher

Judy Castrejon

Science & Math Teacher

Adam Colcord

Information Technology Assistant Director

Kris Phillips

Alumni Director

Ryan Dieter

Taskforce Volunteer Assistant Dean of Men

Rhonda Dungan

Assistant Librarian

Jami Fleck

Librarian
Student Labor Coordinator

Kyle Gladding

Math Teacher

Stephanie Gladding

Wellness Center Program Coordinator

Rob Hagele

Industrial Arts Teacher

Sid Hardy

Chaplain & Bible Teacher

Sarah Holloway

Equestrian Coordinator

Alice Huggard

Food Service Assistant

Ryan Irwin

Athletic Director & PE Teacher

Rob Knipple

Band & Orchestra Director

Chris Kramer

Plant Services Director

Karyl Kramer

Art, French, Home Ec., & Honors English Teacher

Stephen Lacey

English Teacher

Bob Lenz

Information Technology Services Director

Ted McConnachie

Food Service Assistant Director

Jesse Melendy

Industrial Arts Teacher

Michelle Melendy

Biology & English Teacher

Carol Ochoa

Assistant Treasurer

Laura Pierce

Dual Credit History Teacher

Kristy Plata

Grades 1-8 Teacher
UCA Elementary School

Bryce Reading

Farm Manager
Acro Coach

Fred Riffel

Bible Teacher & Assistant Chaplain

Dani Rivera

Head Dean of Women

Joe Rivera

Assistant Dean of Men

Catalina Torres-Rodriguez

Volunteer Dean of Women

Mike Schmeltz

Assistant Dean of Men

Jessie Sheese

Assistant Dean of Women

John Spano

History Teacher
ASB Sponsor

Cindy Williams

Health Teacher
Nurse

Grant Williams

Plant Services
Telephone Support