NCC Office of Education

Pleasant Hill | CA
NCC Education Department Staff
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NCC Education Department Staff

Superintendent of Schools
Bill Keresoma

Schools: Foothills Adventist Elementary School, Lodi Academy, Lodi Seventh-day Adventist Elementary School, Pacific Union College Elementary School, Pacific Union College Preparatory School, Redwood Adventist Academy, Rio Lindo Adventist Academy, and Sacramento Adventist Academy.

Major Responsibilities:

  • School Billing
  • Teacher Contracts
  • Board of Education
  • Principals' Councils
  • Conference In-service Meetings
  • Principals' Retreats

Bill assumed leadership of the NCC Office of Education in July 2011. Bill is an ordained minister and an educator. He served most recently as associate superintendent for the Southeastern California Conference. He has also been principal at Monterey Bay Academy, a pastor in Napa, Calif., and dean of Grainger Hall at Pacific Union College.

Associate Superintendent
Albert Miller

Schools: Chico Oaks Adventist School, El Dorado Adventist School, Feather River Adventist School, Hilltop Christian School, Napa Christian Campus of Education, Paradise Adventist Academy, Pine Hills Adventist Academy, Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy, Redding Adventist Academy, Ukiah Junior Academy, and Yreka Adventist Christian School.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Secondary Curriculum
  • Teacher Certification
  • Secondary Credit Review
  • Summer School Authorization

Albert joined the Office of Education in 2005 after serving as principal of Rio Lindo Adventist Academy for 10 years. He enjoys spending time with his family, and he enjoys sports, including sky diving.

Associate Superintendent
Coreen Hicks

Schools: Adventist Christian Elementary School of Red Bluff, Adventist Christian School of Yuba City, Bayside SDA Christian School, Echo Ridge Christian School, Galt Adventist Christian School, Manteca Adventist School, Orangevale SDA School, Sutter Hill Adventist School, and Tracy SDA Christian Elementary School.

Major Responsibilities:

  • School Evaluations (non-WASC)
  • Safety Reports
  • Early Childhood Educational Centers
  • Music Festivals

Coreen joined the Office of Education team in 2006. Prior to this she served as principal of Foothill Elementary School in Milpitas. She graduated from Pacific Union College, and has been a part of the SDA educational system for the past 22 years. She enjoys spending time with her family.

Associate Superintendent
Lynal Ingham 

Schools: Adventist Christian School of Willits, Clearlake SDA Christian School, Cloverdale SDA School, Crescent City SDA School, Fortuna Junior Academy, Humboldt Bay Christian School, Magalia Adventist School, Middletown Adventist School, Westlake SDA School, and Vacaville Adventist Christian School.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Elementary Curriculum
  • Iowa Tests
  • NCC Calendar
  • Scholarships
  • Students with Special Needs

Lynal joined the Office of Education team in September 2007. She most recently served as a professor at Pacific Union College in the Education Department. Lynal works with small schools and gets to spend lots to time on the road. When she is not traveling, she loves to spend time with her family.

Barry van Iderstein
Assistant to the Superintendent

Major Responsibilities:

  • Office Manager
  • Employee Database/Records
  • Website
  • I-20 Visas
  • Junior Academy Transcripts
  • NAD & PUC Reports

Barry came to the NCC in 2006 after teaching for 15 years, the last 10 at Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy as Spanish teacher and registrar. He has an M.A. in Education and a B.A. in Spanish, both from Pacific Union College.

Alicia Butcher
Administrative Assistant to Albert Miller

Major Responsibilities:

  • Professional Activity Credit Forms
  • Summer School Applications
  • Teacher Contracts
  • Administrative Budgets
  • Travel Vouchers
  • Salary Changes
  • Teacher Physical Forms & TB Forms

Alicia began working in the Education Department in 2007. Before that she worked at home raising her three wonderful children. When she is not working, Alicia loves to spend as much time as possible with her husband and kids.

Sherry Starr
Administrative Assistant to Coreen Hicks

Major Responsibilities:

  • Safety Reports
  • School Evaluations
  • Annual Progress Reports
  • Live Scan Fingerprint Clearance
  • Volunteer Background Clearance
  • ECEC's

Sherry joined the Office of Education June 24, 2013 after working for 30 years in the high-tech industry. She is the mother of three children. Her passion for Adventist Education and desire to serve inspired her job to seek a job at the Northern California conference.

Jean Davis
Administrative Assistant to Lynal Ingham

Major Responsibilities:

  • Iowa Tests
  • 8th Grade Diplomas
  • Teacher Absence Records
  • Substitute Teacher Records
  • Service Records
  • Attendance Registers

Jean joined the Education team in 2008. She is originally from upstate NY, and has a secretarial degree from Atlantic Union College. However, she loves to travel and has lived in Montana, Michigan, Virginia, Tennessee and Florida. She has enjoyed visits to all 50 states and loves reading and keeping in touch with family and friends.