Cindie Boyles currently serves as our founder and principal. She started working with students in a formal setting while she was still in high school and has loved it ever since. After completing her Masters Degree in Education she started her career here in Camas. She has worked in both public and private education, both in the classroom and administration. She has a passion to see students of all ages learn and grow. She recognizes that each student has God given strengths and abilities and should be nurtured and taught to match those. Her vision to provide Bible-based education that fosters Christ-like character development has helped to develop CCA into the school that it is today. Cindie and her husband of 22 years have three children. As parents, they have seen first hand the incredible impact that CCA has on students from an academic, social, spiritual and physical stand point as their oldest just graduated from CCA with honors.
Diane Finchum, Bookkeeper/Registrar
Diane Finchum is a part of the administrative team at Camas Christian Academy. She has been employed at CCA since 2009. During her time at CCA she has had the experience of teaching the 30-month, three-year-old, and Pre-K classes. In addition to teaching, Diane moved into the role of the school bookkeeper as of early 2015. She is now working as bookkeeper and registrar in the office full time here at CCA. She loves living in Camas with her husband, Wes, and two children, Brycen and Madelyn.
Erin Ring has been married to her husband Dan for 13 years, and together they have two precious little girls; Jadyn and Ava. Erin received her Bachelors of Science degree in Architecture from Portland State University in 2003 and has enjoyed her work in both residential architectural design, residential interior design, as well as her experience in event planning. Erin feels so blessed to have both of her girls attending Camas Christian Academy, and has had the privilege of coordinating the annual CCA LITE Auction for the past few years. She looks forward to continuing her work with the auction as well as serving in other capacities to help CCA develop and flourish throughout the coming years. Erin is also very excited to have joined the performing arts teaching team this year and will have the honor of instructing dance to some of our students here at CCA. Dance has been a lifelong passion of hers, and she is thrilled to get to share her love and appreciation for dance with her students.
Ashley Schlauch, Curriculum Director/Student Council
Ashley Schlauch is entering her tenth year with CCA. After teaching in the classroom for five years, teaching PE/health for 3 years, she is entering her second year in the role of Curriculum Director. This position allows her to assist with teacher curriculum needs and monitoring progress within the school's curriculum and learning standards. She enjoys the flexibility of working with CCA staff members to support them in ways to engage all learners. In addition to this role, Ashley also co-leads our Student Council Team on campus. Ashley completed her bachelor's degree at WSU and enjoys spending her time with her husband and her two young daughters. She is excited to continue her career in educating children in this unique, loving environment.
Dardi loves to meet, greet and assist the students and staff here at CCA. She enjoys being a helping hand and doing whatever needs to be done in the office. She has worked in the education field for 12 years. Dardi whole heartedly believes in Christian education and how valuable it is to children of this generation. She loves traveling with her husband Kirk who she has been married to for 29 years. She has 3 wonderful children that are married and has 8 grandchildren.
Candi Chriss, Kindergarten
Candi Chriss has a true heart for teaching children and a deep love for the Lord. She feels so blessed to be a part of the loving and supportive CCA team. Candi joins our school with twenty plus years of teaching experience. In her twenty years of experience she has taught both pre-school and kindergarten. Candi spends her time with her husband, three grown children and three adorable grandchildren. She enjoys going to the beach and painting in her spare time.
Emma Roberson considers it a privilege to be a part of the incredible teaching staff at CCA. She is in her third year at CCA, and has over ten years of experience in the field of child development. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and a master’s degree in Elementary Education from Multnomah University. She is passionate about educating young minds by fostering a love of learning and a desire to seek God’s truth in all things. Outside the classroom, Mrs. Roberson enjoys getting outside with her husband whether it be on roller coasters at Six Flags or backpacking around Mt. Hood.
Lynn Anderson is married to Ken and they have 2 grown children. Lynn has a math and science background from Michigan Technological University, a highly respected science and engineering school. She also earned a multi subject teaching certificate from Northern Michigan University and has professional development credits from Cambridge University, England. Lynn has taught for a number of years and has a heart for teaching middle school students. Giving students the tools necessary to analyze the choices they make and the skills to apply Godly principles to their lives with a depth of understanding to pursue truth is what fosters a love of learning.
Charis Wiegand, 3 year AM/Student Council/MS Electives/Aftercare Coordinator
Charis Wiegand joined the CCA family in the spring of 2016 as a substitute teacher and immediately fell in love with the students, staff and mission. This year, she is teaching the 3-year-old preschool class, as well as the home economics and gardening elective classes for middle school. Charis received her Bachelors of Science in Horticulture from the University of Florida, and a Certificate in Horticultural Therapy from Colorado State University. Charis has enjoyed working in child care since 2010 but is overjoyed to now work in an educational setting where the focus is to share Christ's love with each child, and family that walks through our doors.
Cher Schmidt is married, has 3 adult sons, a 17 yr. old daughter and was blessed last Summer with a granddaughter. She has been in the Child development field for over 20 years. She is passionate about teaching the early foundations of education and God’s love for us individually here at CCA.
Mr. Baiar is entering his third year at CCA. He attended WSU - Pullman and graduated with a Bachelors degree in Music Performance in 1989. Scott has played professionally for many years in the Pacific NW and has regularly played for worship with numerous churches for almost 3 decades. Scott has a passion to unabashedly praise and worship the Lord with his whole heart and strongly desires to see and encourage others do the same. With a spiritual gift of teaching, Scott loves to impart understanding regarding subjects he is passionate about. With 2 beautiful daughters, ages 15 & 19, there is a very special place in his heart for children and he loves to lead and encourage them to know who they are in Christ and walk a powerful, joy filled life. Scott is also an avid bicyclist, backpacker, and loves performing and listening to jazz.
Marilyn has a passion to help children be successful in reading. She has worked with children of all ages for close to 20 years in many different venues. She has taught Kindergarten and a 3rd-4th split class as well as tutored individual students for over 10 years. She has never felt more fulfilled than when teaching, whether in the classroom or with individuals doing remedial reading with a focus on those with dyslexia.
With 12 years of competitive hip-hop coaching under his belt, Marc Roy brings a new experience to the CCA family. His love for kids partnered with his years of experience makes for a great combination bridging the gap between both hip-hop and worship. This will be his third year and is glad to be part of the family!
Mike Sayer, Electives
Mike Sayer has taught Woodworking to middle school students for several years. He loves helping students to create and complete various projects, and enjoys helping them understand the nature of wood and the craft of wood work. He and his wife, Jackie, pastored for over 20 years in northern California, where they led many youth mission trips to other countries. His love is serving others, and he takes several trips a year on various short term mission trips, helping with construction projects and teaching these skills to the local residents. He has traveled to Africa, the Philippines, Prince of Wales Island working with the Native Alaskans, Jamaica and other islands in the West Indies. His great joy is meeting all of his brothers and sisters all over the world.
Stacey Silva, Arts Director/Dance
Dance has always been a part of Stacey Silva’s life. She uses dance as an outlet for emotion, expression and worship. Mrs. Silva has trained in various styles including ballet, jazz, modern and aerial. She loves to watch CCA students take what they have learned and perform on stage.
Angel is happy to be starting her third year with CCA and to continue sharing God's love with the children in a warm and loving Christian environment. In her spare time she likes to hike, travel and spend time with her family.
Steve Snow, Electives
Steve Snow has 30 years of amateur photography experience, freelance videography, and decades tinkering with computer hardware and software in various fashions. He enjoys bringing the tools and possibilities of modern technology under the grasp of any who will care to learn while giving students room to explore their God-given creativity and gifts.
Amy Roy, Development/Dance
Emma Cherry, Electives/Childcare
Erin Waller, Drama/Electives
Kellee Bleth, Lunch Aide
Kym Boudon, Classroom Aide
Rebecca Jones, Classroom Aide
Victoria Madrid, Classroom Aide
Kyung Schaal, Classroom Aide
Amanda Sullivan, Classroom Aide
Brittany Worley, Classroom Aide
Brittany Worley has a natural ability to relate to children of all ages on a personal level. She loves getting to know each of them individually. She started working in 2013 at summer camps, subbing and doing aftercare here at CCA. She then took a position as a classroom aide and enjoys being surrounded by students on a daily basis. Brittany attends Grace Foursquare where she serves in the youth ministry. She is continuing her education at Clark College hoping to become a midwife. She loves the outdoors, traveling and spending time with her friends and family.
Lauren Boyles, Childcare
Ally Kane, Childcare
Ally Kane is a sophomore at Camas High School. She began working at CCA summer camps in 2016. Her growing love for children has brought her to a position in aftercare. Ally attends Grace Foursquare Church. She is part of the G2 band and serves regularly in the youth ministry. Beyond high school Ally is hoping to pursue a career in ministry. And fun fact: She also attended CCA when it was the little red brick building in Camas called Bright Futures as a preschooler and a kindergartner.
Tyler Renteria, Childcare
Mallorie Schmidt, Childcare
Becky Mininger, Substitute
Becky Mininger and her husband Tim, moved to Camas from California two years ago to be near family. They both love the area and are happy to call it their home. Becky has been teaching for 16 years, mainly as a preschool teacher, but she also taught 1st and 2nd grade for a few years. She has a passion for educating children and also sharing the love of God with them, and is thrilled to be joining the teaching team at CCA.