Staff

Our Team

Meet Our Wonderful Staff

Kathy Vander Pol – Administrator

Mrs. Vander Pol has been helping educate students for many years. Three of her four children have graduated from Providence. Her youngest daughter, after completing Trinity Western University’s education department , is now teaching fifth graders in the Langley area. We believe that education is important.

” The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.”

Rebecca Montgomery – Principal & Teacher

Mrs. Montgomery has been teaching for over 20 years, mostly at the middle school level, in Ferndale, WA. She holds both a BA and MEd in education from Western Washington University.

Mrs. Montgomery is a mother to four children; the youngest two attend Providence. In her spare time she likes to garden, preserve food, sew, and dabble in photography.

Amy Owens – Preschool & Kindergarten

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. 

Kathleen Stevens – 3rd & 4th Grade

Mrs. Stevens grew up in Anaheim, Ca and attended Cal-State Fullerton where she received her BA in Liberal Studies followed by her CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She has homeschooled her 3 children for the last 15 years and is now pleased to resume her teaching career at Providence. Her son and daughter also attend Providence.

Mrs. Stevens and her family stay busy as they are involved in Church activities, 4-H, CAP (Civilian Air Patrol), piano lessons, and archery. In her free time, she enjoys card making, sewing, and quilting. 

 

Jennifer Odens – 1st & 2nd Grade

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.

Diana Lozovik – Secretary

Diana has been working with Providence Christian for almost at PCSNW and after graduation she started working here as an Admin. Assistant. She loves serving others and is involved with lots of ministries. Diana has gone on multiple mission trips to Dominican Republic with the school.  She also has been helping out with kids ministry at her church and is a member of a worship band.  She enjoys traveling, exploring new places, making new music, and spending time with family and friends.

Becky Hanson 8th-12th Grade 

Ms. Hanson earned her BA from Baptist Bible College in Pennsylvania, now Clark’s Summit University. She loves teaching and working with students of all ages. Ms. Hanson is very blessed to have found a job here at Providence Christian School.​ 

Ms. Hanson is very involved in her church: attending Bible study, helping with children’s ministries, and playing keyboard on the worship team once a month. In her spare time, she loves being outdoors, hiking, swimming, biking, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

P.E Teacher

 I was raised in south King County, where I lived prior to moving to Bellingham in 2008.  I had the blessing to stay at home with my children, along with their cousins, while they were all young.  Now that the children are a bit older I attend Western Washington University. My program of study is Special Education/Elementary Education. In my free time, I enjoy spending time outside, whenever possible.  I went on a most amazing trip to Mt. St. Helens this past summer.  I have a passion for all music and I enjoy hanging out with my family and friends and making adventures with my kids.

Duranda Lewis- Marchell

Mrs. Marchell has been employed with Providence for the last six years. Besides teaching the 5th & 6th grade class and being the Principal, in years past, she introduced the school to Students International. Our mission trips to the Dominican Republic have allowed the students to reach out beyond our local community. This year she is a part-time teacher for the 5th-7th grade class.

Providence Christian School NW

Providence Christian School NW does not engage in a policy of discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, disability, age, handicap, national origin, or religion. 

Contact Us: (360) 318-1347 | pcs.nw@live.com

Providence Christian School NW, 5942 Portal Way, Ferndale, WA, 98248