Faculty & Staff


Eric Johnson


Welcome to Upper Columbia Academy!

Welcome to the UCA Faculty and Staff web pages. We have a wonderful group of dedicated individuals working together to benefit the students on our campus. From our teachers to our taskforce volunteer workers, everyone’s goal is to draw our students closer to Jesus Christ while obtaining a top-notch, well-rounded education.
Please take a few moments and peruse our staff pages. If you click on their picture, you will find their contact information along with a short bio about them. Feel free to contact me or any one of them, if you have questions about your student or are looking to have a student join us.
We are always excited to have students join our UCA family.
Enjoy your time on our website and be sure to contact us if we can further assist you.

In His Service,
Eric Johnson

Pamela Backman

Vice Principal

Shelley Bacon

Vice Principal

Julie Hagele

Vice Principal
Alumni & Development

Joe Hess

Vice Principal
Student Life & Head Dean of Men

Curtis Anderson

Choral Director

Misael Barba

Taskforce Chaplain

Enoc Cadena

Taskforce ITS

Judy Castrejon

Biology & Science Teacher

Danae Church

Taskforce Dean of Women

Krista Dalrymple

Independent Piano Teacher

Sarah Holloway

Horsemanship Director

Bryce Reading

Athletics Director

Kyle Gladding

Math Teacher

Stephanie Gladding

Head Dean of Women

Sid Hardy

Bible II & History Teacher

Charles Hartman

Chemistry, Physics, & Math Teacher

Jose Chavez

Taskforce Maintenance

Karla Chavez

Spanish Teacher

Dani Hutton

Assistant Dean of Women

Brisa Ramirez

Taskforce Communications & Custodial Supervision

Chris Kramer

Plant Services Director

Karyl Kramer

Art, English, French, and Home Ec. Teacher

Dean Kravig

Band & Orchestra Director

Lorrie Kravig

Food Service & Stained Glass Teacher

Stephen Lacey

English Teacher

Bob Lenz

IT Services Director
Computer Applications Teacher

Ted McConnachie

Plant Services

Michelle Melendy

Counselor & English Teacher

Carol Ochoa

Assistant Treasurer

Mark Abrio

Taskforce Boys Dean

Zalika Thompson

Taskforce Dean of Women

Fred Riffel

Bible III & IV Teacher

Joe Rivera

Assistant Dean of Men

Neriza Sanford

Food Service

Flor E. Smith

Administrative Assistant

John Spano

History Teacher

Mark Starr

Industrial Arts Teacher

Nancy Starr

Student Labor Coordinator

Mike Schmeltz

Taskforce Dean of Men

Bryan Laue

Church Pastor & Bible I Teacher

Cindy Williams

Health Teacher & Nurse

Grant Williams

Plant Services & Telephone Support