Elementary Staff

Becky Jones

3rd Grade Teacher

Tiffany Whithorn

Music Teacher/Staff Assistant

Jacquelyn Everts

Kindergarten Teacher

Jacquelyn Everts is one of Sonshine Christian School’s Kindergarten teachers. Through prayer God led her here to Sonshine and she feels so blessed to be a part of the Sonshine Christian team. She has her Master’s degree in Elementary Education from Western Governors University and her Bachelor’s degree in Child and Family Development from American Military University. Mrs. Everts has community and professional experience working with children from preschool age to early teens. When she is not teaching and planning activities for her Kinders, she enjoys spending time with her husband and toddler. Mrs. Everts is honored to work for Sonshine Christian School and she is truly grateful for the opportunity to teach God’s word to children.


Brooke Warner

Kindergarten Teacher

Rosemary Warner

Elementary School Principal / Superintendent

Sonshine Christian’s Superintendent/Elementary School Principal, Rosemary Warner, has a B.A. in human development, an M.ED. in educational leadership, and K-12 Principal and Program Director’s Licenses. Mrs. Warner also has experience working as an elementary and middle school administrator, a church staff member and a K-12 music teacher. You may e-mail Mrs. Warner at: rosemarywarner@sonshinechristian.org

Amber Lee

4th/5th Grade Teacher


Monica Gilberg

Spanish Teacher/ Assistant Teacher

Kristy Bates

1st/2nd Grade Teacher

Kristi Bates is Sonshine Christian Schools 1st and 2nd grade teacher. She is so excited to be a part of the Sonshine Christian school team! She has 15 years of teaching experience at a charter school in Portland, Oregon, as a kindergarten teacher, first-grade teacher, and Intervention Specialist, and also in the Oregon City School District in Oregon City, Oregon (where she grew up) as an after-school program leader and a Title I reading assistant. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Human Development from Warner Pacific College, a Post-Bacc in Elementary Education from Western Governors University, and a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon. When she is not teaching or studying, she enjoys spending time with family. She currently lives in Vancouver with her husband, Christian, and her daughters Cassidy and Courtney. Her husband and she both grew up in Oregon but moved to Vancouver, WA about 5 years ago. She is extremely grateful for the opportunity to work at Sonshine Christian. This was truly a calling from God and a way that He has allowed her to incorporate my love for teaching and my Christian faith. She is proud to work amongst amazing, inspirational, Christ-like educators and she is so happy to be here! You may e-mail Mrs. Bates at kbates@sonshinechristian.org Click here to check out Mrs. Bates

Kathleen Johnson

Librarian and Academic Support Specialist

Kathleen Johnson is Sonshine Christian School’s librarian and Academic Support Specialist. Kathleen has taught children for over 20 years and has prior experience directing a weekly Children’s Church program, teaching elementary music, serving as Sunday School director, and elementary school librarian. Her passion is to create a love of reading in all children and help children who struggle with reading. You may e-mail Mrs. Johnson at kjohnson@sonshinechristian.org.  


DeeAnne Berglund

P.E. Teacher

DeeAnne Berglund has over 20 years of experience working with children as a Sunday School Teacher and also as a game leader. DeeAnne loves children and wants to instill in them the importance of being physically fit and healthy. DeeAnne also volunteers her time as a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate), where she helps to advocate for children in difficult court decisions.