PAA Welcomes New Staff

September 22, 2014 | Liesl Vistaunet

Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) welcomes new staff members Mechelle Peinado and Jason Bibb.

Mechelle Peinado joins PAA as the school guidance counselor and as teacher of advanced placement psychology, advanced placement U.S. history, senior project and personal finance. Peinado and her husband have been teaching in the Montana Conference.

Dan Nicola, PAA principal, says, “Mechelle brings a wealth of experience to our staff with a previous career as an attorney counselor and advising HIV-positive and AIDS patients and several years of teaching experience to validate her master’s degree in education.”

Peinado has three children with her husband, Ric, who is the new principal at nearby Meadow Glade Adventist Elementary School in Battle Ground, Wash.

Jason Bibb will serve PAA as vice principal of finance. After graduating from PAA in 2002, Bibb went to Walla Walla University where he earned his degree in business administration with a concentration in personal finance.

Bibb comes to PAA from Milo Adventist Academy in Days Creek, where he was vice principal of finance. Previous to that, he has worked with accounts and billing in the business department of Adventist Medical Center in Portland.

“Jason’s broad experience, covering both hospital and school finance, is a great blessing to PAA,” says Nicola. “Jason told me that he had such a positive spiritual and academic experience here as a student that he wanted to come back to PAA and help other students to enjoy a similar experience.”

Bibb and his wife, Sarah, have three children.