I have been the Vineyard Christian Academy principal since 2010. Being the principal is my passion and I love coming to work EVERY day! Being the principal at VCA for the last eight years has given me the opportunity to see my educational philosophy in action. I have always known that parents and teachers working together produces the strongest education for our students. We are equipping teachers and parents to do their jobs well. The result is that our teachers are growing as educators and our parents are supported to do the challenging and most rewarding job of raising Godly world-changing children. It has been the honor of my life to be VCA’s principal. Previously, I worked as a substitute in Kellogg, ID for three years. I have a BA in Marketing/Business from Washington State and a BA in Elementary Education from Boise State.
I grew up in Boise, ID when it was only 39,000 people. My family attended Mass each week and God was a very important part of our life. When I was a freshman in college I accepted Christ as my Savior AND Lord. I belonged to a church in Pullman, WA that taught me how to serve in the body and how to worship with every part of my being. I met my husband Craig there and we got married in 1985. He had a PhD in geology and we then moved to Kellogg, ID. In 1993, he was killed by a drunk driver. As a young widow I discovered His wonderful faithfulness as He showed me how to live without Craig and led me to my true passion of Education. To my surprise, I met Kelvin Anderson in 1995 and we got married two days after I finished my coursework in May. Over the next five years we welcomed Braden, Krista and Elisabeth into our home! How blessed I was to have the opportunity to be a mom and wife and to serve the Lord with all my heart! Through pain and loss I discovered HIS faithfulness and I learned so much about living each day to the fullest. Life is so very precious.
Kelvin is an engineer and a wonderful balance to my craziness. Braden is a junior at Utah State. Krista is a Sophomore at U of I and Elisabeth is a Senior at Timberline High School. Vineyard Boise has been our home for over 25 years and we knew many of the families that attended. When I was approached about the job I was struck by how well it’s philosophy education lined up to mine and I was thrilled to be given the opportunity to grow as an educator and as a leader. I love that our school is a ministry of Vineyard Boise and building a strong partnership between the church and the school has brought blessings for both of us.