Jenny Borchard-3rd-5th Grades
Hi! My name is Jenny Borchard. My husband and I met at Calvary Chapel Bible College Europe. We got married in 2002. He currently serves as Lead Pastor of Calvary Crossroads and as an Adjunct Instructor at Pacific Bible College. It’s my joy to help him in both of those roles. God has given us three daughters who were born between 2006 and 2010. I’ve always loved working with kids. My experience includes teaching at an Early Learning Center in Virginia for two years and serving as a home educator of our own girls for six years. In 2015, I founded Carrots and Pomegranates to teach children how to cook. Since then, I’ve worked with over 300 ‘junior chefs’ to equip them with healthy cooking skills for life. I’m filled with joyful expectation for a great year of teaching 3rd-5th graders at Arrows Academy!
Ali Williams-1st & 2nd Grades
Hi, my name is Ali Williams and I am thrilled to be teaching 1st/2nd grades at Arrows Christian Academy. I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for 17 years and have lived in the Valley for just as long. We have four children ages 13, 10, 7 and 4. We love our church, New Life Church of the Nazarene, where we serve kids preschool through middle school. I attended Linfield College and received my degree in Elementary Education. I have my Masters in Early Childhood Education with my endorsement in teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) from SOU. Over the past 20 years, I have had the privilege of teaching everything from preschool and kindergarten and all of elementary grades including grade level blends, ESL, art, dual-language kindergarten and I’ve also homeschooled some of my own children. I’ve worked as a co-op teacher, as well as a substitute in both public and private school settings. My passion in life is children--helping them grow in confidence, character, community, faith and knowledge. When not in the classroom, I love time with my family adventuring both outdoors and on our little hobby farm where we reside.
Hi! I'm Angie Kucera. I've been married to my husband, Dan, for 20 years and we have identical twin daughters who are almost 18 and are seniors at Cascade Christian High School. We attend New Life Nazarene Church where I'm one of the worship leaders. In addition to Arrows, I also teach music specialties at Grace Christian School and have been there for the past 6 years. I produce their Christmas and spring musicals where I work with 200+ kiddos in each production. I have also taught science and social studies for a homeschool co-op a few years ago as well as homeschooling my own girls in preschool and kindergarten and again from 2nd-6th grades. I'm looking forward to partnering with you and your precious children!
Hi! My name is Nichole Baird and I feel so blessed to join with you as you start your little one’s education. My husband, Adam, and I have been married for 14 years and relocated our family from Lake Havasu City, Arizona to the Rogue Valley at the end of 2016. We have three boys – Micah-12, Seth-10, and Eli-7. I have homeschooled them all from the beginning in 2012, when Micah skipped over Kindergarten to begin 1st grade. I was homeschooled myself from 7th grade through high school and then graduated from Calvary Chapel Bible College in Murietta, CA. Growing up, I have always been very involved in church – starting as a teenager serving in the children’s ministry, cleaning ministry, sound ministry, etc. I was our church secretary for about 12 year before we moved to Oregon. We have now found a church home at Heritage Christian Fellowship, where we currently serve in the children’s ministry. We became involved with Arrows Co-op shortly after moving here and I’ve taught the Pre-K class for the past three years. I have always loved working with kids, especially the younger ages. It’s such a joy to witness all their “lightbulb moments” and being a part of that is so exciting.