PAA Welcomes New Staff Members

Portland Adventist Academy introduces six new staff members.

Maria Bibb is PAA's new English as a Second Language director. She works with students from China, Japan, Korea, Switzerland and Vietnam. Bibb and her husband, Lane, have three children. She is an active member of the Pleasant Valley Church and is often spotted on stage leading music.

Rita Barrett is the new Spanish teacher. Barrett has been teaching Spanish for over 20 years as a volunteer. She and her husband, Mike, have one grown son. Barrett spent most of the last 23 years as a full-time caregiver to her oldest son, who died nearly a year ago.

She is actively involved with Faith Comes by Hearing, a mission organization that has recorded the New Testament in over 300 languages.

Laura Wetterlin is PAA's new drama instructor. She plans to focus the class as a ministry, performing at area churches. Wetterlin is a singer/songwriter and has taught voice lessons at PAA. She and her husband, Cory, have a 2-year-old daughter.

Jonny Moor joins PAA as a taskforce worker from Walla Walla University. He'll be assisting the PAA chaplain department and coaching the cross country team. Moor recently finished his sophomore year at WWU.

His major studies include biblical languages, and he just returned from visiting Greece. Moor graduated from PAA in 2007 as student association spiritual vice-president.

Tamberly Couch is taking on the job of campus development manager. Her focus is on the future of PAA and its land and campus. Couch spent the past 15 years as a stay-at-home mom. She also spent several years volunteering for Tualatin Valley Junior Academy. She and her husband Leron have three children; two of them attend PAA.

Heidi Woodworth is joining the development department as assistant development director. She'll be taking charge of alumni, student scholarship fund raising and many other projects. Woodworth has been an active organizer at Emerald Junior Academy for several years. She and her husband Gary have two children; their oldest attends PAA.

November 01, 2008 / Oregon Conference
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