New Teaching Staff Additions

We have a number of new staff joining us for the 2018/19 school year. Please extend a warm welcome to the following:

Monica Wheeler - Kindergarten

Hi!  My name is Monica Wheeler and I am very excited to join the Shoreline Christian School Community as the new kindergarten teacher!  I recently relocated to Seattle from Georgia with my family last summer.  I have an M.Ed in Curriculum and Instruction from LaGrange College in Georgia, and a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Early Childhood Education from Texas A&M University.   I taught kindergarten in Georgia for 7 years and taught 1st grade in Texas for 3 years.    I am excited to have the opportunity to teach in a Christ-centered school. 

I have been married to my wonderful husband Ben for 11 years and we have 3 little boys Henry (6), Simon (3), and Lucas (1). I’m excited that Henry and Simon will be joining the SCC community in 2ndgrade and preschool this school year.  We have absolutely loved exploring the outdoors in the Northwest and enjoy hiking and bike riding with our kids. 

Sam Vance - Elementary Music

Sam Vance is an interdisciplinary artist who can be found making music, visual art and theatre.  He is married to actress Candace Vance and is the father of Max, Echo and Zoe.  You can find them playing music together as A Total Fiasco and see examples of Sam's visual art at

Sam holds a degree in Music and Business from the Art Institute of Seattle, a BA in Theatre from Seattle Pacific University and an MFA in Interdisciplinary Art from Goddard College.

Ben Monsma - HS Social Studies

​Hello, I'm Ben Monsma! I graduated from Calvin College in December 2017, and after a brief stint as a part time teacher in West Michigan I am excited about the new adventure of teaching high school social studies at SCS! I am eager to see what God has in store for me, my students and the Shoreline community.


Jeff Miller - Technology Integration

Hank Franklin - HS Life Sciences

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