Our Team for 2023-2024

Meet Our Wonderful Staff

Corrie Mitchell – Principal


Jennifer Odens – Teacher Vice Principal

Mrs. Odens is a third-generation teacher. Along with most of her family, she graduated from WWU with her teaching degree. However, she was the first in her family to pursue teaching elementary students. Her passion is working with young children; primary grades being her favorite. Mrs. Odens has been a substitute teacher throughout Whatcom county for over 10 years.

Mrs. Odens is excited to have found a home here at Providence Christian and is looking forward to the plans God has placed before her to work with students. In her spare time, Mrs. Odens like to garden, sew, read a good book, and spend time with her husband and daughter.

Ashley Baer – Teacher

Ms. Baer holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art Education from Western Washington University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Secondary Math Education through Western Governors University, and is excited to have the unique opportunity at Providence to teach both subjects she is passionate about.

When Ms. Baer is not teacher, she enjoys reading any and all books she can get her hands on, tending to her 100+ houseplants, and any activities that can be used as an excuse to play outside.

arin Porret

Karin Porret – Teacher

Mrs. Porret has lived in Whatcom county for 23 years. This is where she raised and homeschooled her four kids. After the youngest graduated and left for college, she spent several years working as a para educator in the Meridian and Bellingham school districts. In her spare time, Mrs. Porret enjoys reading, sewing, music and spending time with her family.

She is excited to teach at Providence and looks forward to exploring the world of learning with her students. She is looking forward to what the Lord has for her and her class!


Diana Lozovik –Administrative Assistant

Diana has been a student here at Providence Christian since 4th Grade and after graduation, started working here as an Admin. Assistant. She’s been a staff member here at PCSNW for over 6 years! She loves serving others and is involved with lots of ministries, mainly being part of a worship band. Diana has gone on multiple mission trips to Dominican Republic with the school. She enjoys traveling, exploring new places, making new music, and spending time with family and friends.


Amy Owens – Teacher

Mrs. Owens was born and raised in Ferndale, WA. After attending Ecola Bible School in Cannon Beach, OR, she came back home where she began her career in early childhood education.

Mrs. Owens and her husband have two children, who she was blessed to stay home with for 14 years. During this time, she was also an active volunteer at her children’s schools. Mrs. Owens is thrilled to have her own classroom at Providence Christian with her favorite age group, preschool. In her spare time, Mrs. Owens enjoys time with her family, pets, crafting and baking.

Providence Christian School NW

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Providence Christian School NW, 5950 Portal Way, Ferndale, WA, 98248