PAA Welcomes New Staff Members

October 01, 2010 | Liesl Vistaunet

Portland Adventist Academy welcomed eight new teachers and staff members for the new school year.

Shawna Irvine is the new administrative assistant. Irvine was recently the administrative assistant to the development department at Adventist Medical Center in Portland, Ore.

Tami Bozeman is the English department chair. Bozeman came from Tualatin Valley Academy where she taught English and computers and helped coordinate the junior high program. Bozeman is a PAA alumna.

Susan Fontana is the new library and career center coordinator. She has experience working in previous schools and has been an active PAA parent volunteer.

Joseph and Jonny Long are brothers taking on media arts classes while Mark Kooy takes a year sabbatical. Joseph Long owns a video production company and has taught classes at the university level. Jonny Long recently graduated with a mass communication degree and photography minor from Walla Walla University. Jonny is a PAA alumnus.

John Carter joins PAA as the interim orchestra director while Cindy Petty takes a year sabbatical. Carter has been serving as interim director at Lewis and Clark College.

Roberto Dovald and his wife, Ester Luxen, are the new food service directors. They are also opening their home to a PAA international student.