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Middle School Staff

Amanda James

 

Miss James has been with VCA since 2021. She was born and raised here in Napa. After graduating from Napa High School, she went to Cuesta Junior College in San Luis Obispo, where she completed general education classes and played Water Polo! She then transferred to Biola University in Southern California and earned her bachelor’s degree in communication studies and a minor in Biblical Studies. She began working for a high school and college ministry in Southern California before returning to school and earning her Teaching Credential and master’s in education, Specializing in Best Practices from the National University. Miss James taught 1st and 2nd Grades in Nevada and Texas before returning to Napa in 2021. She started teaching 5th grade here at VCA and has transitioned into a 5th/6th Combo class this year. Ms. James has also been the assistant Water Polo coach at Napa High for the last 2 years, and she spends most of her free time with family, spoiling her nieces and nephews!

Jackie Mosley
 

Jackie Mosley has been a part of the VCA family since 2010 as a parent and a teacher. She taught third grade for a number of years and is currently co-teaching seventh and eighth grade, with a focus on Math and Science. She holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and a California Multiple Subject teaching credential. She is a dedicated educator passionate about cultivating young minds and committed to fostering a supportive classroom environment where every student feels valued and knows the love of Christ. She has been married for 20 years to her husband and best friend. Together, they have four children and enjoy CrossFit as a family. Her favorite thing about VCA is the community of people who value faith and education.

Jessica Rainey
 

Jessica Rainey joined the VCA team in 2022 as one of our Middle School teachers. During her time at VCA, she has taught history, language arts, P.E., and Bible. She holds a B.A. in Psychology and an M.A. in Biblical Studies. Married to her wonderful husband Rob of 9 years, they live in Napa with their two daughters, who also attend VCA. They enjoy spending time with friends and family, exercising, and cooking. Her favorite thing about VCA is working at a school that exalts Christ and emphasizes the Word of God in all it does. She loves the harmony between the younger and older kids on campus.

 

Art - Lindsay Deters

 

Lindsay loves teaching ART for VCA and we are so blessed to have her! It’s her dream job - kids, paint & fun ! She attended Azusa Pacific University (God First!) and received her B.A. in multiple subject education and then went on to Touro University for her multiple subject teaching credential. She has been married for 13 years and has four fantastic kiddos (three attend VCA!). Lindsay loves Jesus, ART (duh!), all things Hawaii, pastries, fresh peonies, baking yummy things & lots of coffee. She loves VCA because she gets to teach students about art AND Christ! What could be better!?  

 

Spanish & Technology- Sonia Tinnon

Mrs. Tinnon has been at VCA since 2014. She teaches Spanish ES/MS. She has been married for 24 years and has four children. She enjoys watching her children compete in HS & collegiate sports. She also enjoys teaching the New Believer’s class alongside her husband at their home church Hillside

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