NCC Office of Education

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NCC Education Department Staff
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NCC Education Department Staff

Bill Keresoma, Superintendent of Schools
Schools: Lodi Academy, Pacific Union College Elementary School, Golden Gate 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.

Albert Miller, Associate Superintendent
Schools: Chico Oaks Adventist School, El Dorado Adventist School, Feather River Adventist School, Napa Christian Campus of Education, Pacific Union College Preparatory School, Paradise Adventist Academy, Pine Hills Adventist Academy, Pleasant Hill Adventist Academy & Discoveryland Preschool, Redding Adventist Academy, Redwood Adventist Academy, Rio Lindo Adventist Academy, Sacramento Adventist Academy & ECEC, and Yreka Adventist Christian School.

Major Responsibilities:

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

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.

Coreen Hicks, Associate Superintendent
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, Hilltop Christian School, Lodi Seventh-day Adventist Elementary 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.

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

Major Responsibilities:

  • Elementary Curriculum
  • Iowa Tests
  • 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
  • RenWeb/Data Rollup

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

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.

Kharolynn Pascual Smith, Administrative Assistant

Major Responsibilities:

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

Kharolynn joined the Office of Education July 1, 2017 with experience in secondary education and has been a high school registrar.

Jennifer Kendrick, Administrative Assistant

Major Responsibilities:

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

Jennifer joined the Office of Education June 1, 2017 after having worked in Health Services at Pacific Union College.