2021-2022 ADMINISTRATION & STAFF

The mission of Valley Christian School in partnership with each parent is to develop 
Christ-centered thinkers with a heart for God, equipped to serve and excel in all aspects of life.

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Dr. Chelsea Foster

Head of School

​Years at VCS:  New in 2021-22

Years teaching:  26

Education

BS Ed, Spanish, West Chester University, 1996

MA, Bilingual/Bicultural Studies, LaSalle University, 1998

PhD, Organizational Leadership, Eastern University, 2019

 

Certification

PA certified: Spanish, English as a Second Language (ESL), History, Supervisory in Administration

Human Resources (SHRM-CP)

Philosophy of Christian Education

I am called to be an educator so that the generations to come might know that they have a great purpose and can put their hope in the Lord. I fully believe that all children have the capacity to grow and that scripture instructs us to teach them about the Lord and his precepts and that this is foundational to whatever specialties, gifts, or talents they may possess because we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

 

Testimony & Biography

I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior at Vacation Bible School when I was 14. The theme “fishers of men” taught me that God loves us, wants a relationship with us, and has a purpose for our lives. I am a wife, a mother of four, a life-long learner, and preacher (a praying teacher) who loves to work with young people and the young at heart. I understand the unique dynamics of education in the traditional public school, charter school, and private school sectors, and I deeply value the Christ-centered mission and legacy that VCS brings to the world. I am honored to serve the school and to walk alongside the VCS community as we grow daily in loving the Lord with all our heart, mind, soul and strength, and loving our neighbors as our own.

 

Read more about Dr. Foster at https://www.vcskids.com/head-of-school-news

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Ms. Suzanne Dougherty

Assistant Head of School

​Years at VCS:  18

Years teaching:  18

Education 

BA, Bible/Elementary Education, Philadelphia Biblical University, 2003

BA, Early Childhood Education, Philadelphia Biblical University, 2003

 

Certification 

ACSI, 2010; PA, 2003

Philosophy of Christian Education

My philosophy of education stems from my philosophy of life. I believe in a personal, transcendent God that created mankind in His image. I believe God made humans with the capacity to learn. Teachers are one avenue in providing information about His creation. I believe humans are created with the ability to value beauty and have a sense of morality based upon God's character. I also believe that mankind needs to be taught based upon a standard that reflects God's attributes. 

 

Testimony & Biography

I feel very blessed to be raised in a Christian home. I accepted the Lord as my personal Savior at the age of four, but my faith became firm during high school. I attended public school until college, which increased my appreciation for Christian schooling. The Lord impacted my heart to teach in a Christian school during my student teaching at VCS. The Lord is continuing to mold me into His image as I grow as an educator.

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Mrs. Ginny Wasson

Director of Advancement

​Years at VCS:  5

Education

BA, Communications, West Chester University

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Mrs. Iris Lee

Secretary

​Years at VCS:  7

Education

Secretarial Science, Bradford School of Business, 1983

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Mrs. Kathy Vera

Bookkeeper

​Years at VCS:  17

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Mrs. Lovet Thomas

Information Technology Specialist

​Years at VCS:  6

Education

Masters in Computer Applications, Bharathiar University

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Mrs. Kelli Barrulli

Kindergarten Aide and Lunch Room Supervisor

​Years at VCS:  12

Education

Certificate, Youth and Family Ministry, Lutheran Theological Seminary, 2014

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Mrs. Lisa Lind

Preschool Aide

​Years at VCS:  9

Education

BA, Communications, Loyola University, 1992

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Mrs. Debbie Clark

Before School Program Supervisor and 2 Play & Learn/P3 Aide

​Years at VCS:  11

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Ms. Jessi Lloyd

After School Program Supervisor, Recess Aide and Yearbook Editor

​Years at VCS:  1

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Ms. Camille Cain

Before School Program Aide and Recess Supervisor

​Years at VCS:  New to VCS in 2021-22 school year

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Mrs. Joy Craven

Food Services Manager

​Years at VCS:  5

Education:

BS, Tourism and Hospitality Management with General Business Studies Minor, Temple University

Certificate of Completion in Culinary Arts, Eastern Center for Arts and Technology

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Mr. Doug Landersz

Building Maintenance

​Years at VCS:  2

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