Our Faculty

Patti Simon

Patti Simon

Head of School

In 1987, Patti Simon began her journey with VFCA as a teacher, working her way up to assistant principal and ,in 2003, to head administrator. In addition to her B.A. in Elementary Education, she also has her M.A. from Oral Roberts University in Christian School Administration. 

Patti is committed to VFCA’s mission of raising up Godly leaders and desires to expand the kingdom of God through missions at home and abroad.

Her recognitions include “Most Outstanding Masters Candidate” from the ORU School of Education, the “Leader of Excellence in Religious Service” Award from the Professional Women of Northern Alabama and the ORUEF Administrator of the Year Award. 

She currently serves as site chair for the International Christian Accrediting Association as well as President of the Christian School Alliance.

Patti is married to Greg Simon, lead pastor of Valley Fellowship Church. They have two daughters, Rosalyn and Kimberlyn.

Angela Isley

Angela Isley

Upper School Principal (5-12)

Mrs. Angela Isley joined Valley Fellowship Christian Academy in 2006 as the SchoolReceptionist. In this role, she facilitated the daily operations with students, teachers, administrators, and parents. In addition, Mrs. Isley taught a college readiness course and coordinated college counseling for 11th and 12th grade students. She also facilitated standardized assessments such as the PSAT, ACT Explorer, ACT Plan and most recently the ACT Aspire and ACT. In 2011, she transitioned as the Business Manager and Little Valley
Academy Director. In 2015, she accepted the position as Upper School Principal. Mrs. Isley draws from her 12 years of experience in Christian Education while serving the students and families in grades 5th – 12th.
In 2005, Mrs. Isley earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Southeastern University in Human Services, with a focus in psychology and counseling. In 2016, Mrs. Isley earned her Masters of Education degree from Oral Roberts University, with a focus in Christian School Administration.

Mrs. Isley and her husband Andrew have been married for almost 16 years and are blessed to
have two sons and a daughter. Asher, Abel, and Ari have all attended LVA and VFCA since

Ruthie Baker

Ruthie Baker

PK3 - Elementary Principal

Mrs. Ruthie Baker joined the Valley Fellowship Christian Academy team in 2016 as the Little Valley Academy Director. Before joining VFCA, Mrs. Baker had nine years of experience in preschool administration and thirteen years of teaching experience in the field of Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Baker earned her degree in Social Science in 2003, a degree in Christian Ministry in 2007, and a degree in Christian Caregiving and Counseling from Oral Roberts University in 2020.

Mrs. Baker is married to Fred Baker; together they have four precious children Shara, Zoe, Aiden, and Christopher. They are members of Valley Fellowship Church, and they are blessed to partner with Valley Fellowship Christian Academy in raising their children to become Godly Leaders.

Tiffani Donohue

Tiffani Donohue

Preschool Director Infant-PK2

Donna Parkhill

Donna Parkhill

Business Manager

Pastor Greg Simon

Pastor Greg Simon

Valley Fellowship Pastor

Pastor Carol Simon

Pastor Carol Simon

Valley Fellowship Pastor

Jennifer Berisford

Jennifer Berisford

School Nurse

Beth Frederick

Beth Frederick

Receptionist

Yolanda Edwards

Yolanda Edwards

1st Grade Teacher

Cynthia Harmon

Cynthia Harmon

3rd Grade

Beth Aduddell

Beth Aduddell

6th Grade Teacher

Andrew Isley

Andrew Isley

Upper School English Teacher Grades (7 - 12)

Scott Berry

Scott Berry

Upper School Band

Jim Cochran

Jim Cochran

Maintenance

Christina Wendorf

Christina Wendorf

Receptionist

Melody McCulley

Melody McCulley

K5 Teacher

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Lilly Cordero

Lilly Cordero

Receptionist

Rachel Quiroz

Rachel Quiroz

2nd Grade Teacher

Ashley Thompson

Ashley Thompson

4th Grade Teacher

Whitney Seymour

Whitney Seymour

6th Grade Teacher

Heather Smith

Heather Smith

Upper School Science and Math (7-12)

Bonnie Cochran

Bonnie Cochran

Music and Library

Sarah Annerton

Sarah Annerton

Art

Victoria Riley

Victoria Riley

3rd Grade

Cassandra Holmes

Cassandra Holmes

5th Grade Teacher

Elizabeth Bower

Elizabeth Bower

Upper School Science Teacher (7 - 12)

Galen Euting

Galen Euting

Upper School History Teacher (7-12)

Vanessa DeRubeis

Vanessa DeRubeis

Spanish Teacher

Melissa Bryant

Melissa Bryant

Theater Director

Alan Jackson

Alan Jackson

Athletic Director

John Howell

John Howell

Upper School Aide