Columbia Adventist Academy Welcomes Four New Staff Members
Columbia Adventist Academy welcomed four new members to its staff this school year.
Gayla Rogers is the new accounting teacher. She lives in Bend, Ore., and is a former principal at Three Sisters Adventist School. Her daughter, Kami, graduated from Columbia last year. Her son Landon is a freshman this year, so he and his mom spend the week together here so he can attend school. Rogers and her husband Kelly own a construction business in Bend and furniture businesses in Bend and Vancouver, Wash.
Larry Hiday teaches science classes and sponsors the junior class. He and his wife Cindy moved up from Pacific Union College Preparatory School. Hiday worked there for 16 years teaching science, Bible and was principal for five of those years. They have a son, Mark, and a daughter, Jamey, who both live in Loma Linda, Calif.
Brian Harris is the new athletic director. He also sponsors the freshman class. He and his wife Ayrin came from Rio Lindo Academy in California. Brian was the athletic director there for nine years. Brian and Ayrin have a son, JT, and a daughter, Ellie.
Lara Dowie is the new director of development and alumni relations. She has lived in the Vancouver/Portland area for five years and comes with seven years of development experience, five of those at Gem State Adventist Academy in Idaho. Dowie lives in Beaverton, Ore., with her husband, Shawn.
These new staff members feel privileged to join the school staff who care so much about the students.