Our Staff

TARYN GOULARD (Grades K-1)

Taryn Goulard is our K-1 teacher. Miss Goulard is originally from Pasadena, CA. She graduated from Walla Walla University in College Place, Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a minor in Music. Miss Goulard has been teaching for 9 years. She loves teaching Kindergartners and watching them learn and grow.

Miss Goulard enjoys music and has a beautiful voice, and plays the flute and piccolo as well. Her singing is a great addition to our daily praise and worship which we have each morning.

Miss Goulard has a daughter, Lynn. When she finds time between being a teacher and a mom, Miss Goulard enjoys painting, cross-stitching and scrapbooking.

 

HEATHER GUTMAN (Grades 2-4)

Mrs. Gutman is excited to be teaching Grades 2-4 at Riverview Christian Academy. This picture was taken when she visited her 50th state–Hawaii. Mrs. Gutman has taught school in Toronto (Canada), North and South Carolina, Nebraska, and Washington. She and her husband are very proud of their two grown children (their son lives in Oregon and their daughter lives in South Carolina).

 

CHARMAINE FRANCIS (Head Teacher/Grades 5-8)

Miss Francis is our Head Teacher and teaches Grades 5-8 at Riverview Christian Academy. She is originally from the Island of Jamaica. She has a Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science from Atlantic Union College in South Lancaster, MA and is working on getting her Masters in Education through Andrews University. Miss Francis has been teaching in the Adventist school system for over 10 years. Before Miss Francis was a teacher, she was asked by a teacher friend to help her for a few weeks in her classroom. In her words, “To sum it up shortly, I never left the classroom after that.” She feels that teaching is a ministry and a calling from God. She believes there is a genius in every child and it is the teacher’s job to unlock their natural ability. Miss Francis enjoys teaching all grades, and says the enjoyment differs based on grade level.

Miss Francis enjoys traveling and meeting new people as well as hiking, camping, whale watching, reading and poetry.

 

FANGA FINAU (Secretary)

Mrs. Finau has been our school secretary since 2014. She is originally from the island of Tonga and attended Fulton College in Fiji graduating with a degree in Business Administraton. Mrs. Finau believes Riverview Christian Academy is a ministry and loves spending her days with the children at school. Mrs. Finau and her husband have 5 children and 9 grandchildren. She loves to travel and learn about other cultures every chance she gets.

 

DUSTIN & MILENE LOW (Before & After School Care Coordinators)