Stephen Roddy – K-8 Principal
Mr. Stephen Roddy grew up in the Gig Harbor area and attended Pacific Lutheran University, where he earned his Secondary Education degree. After spending two years in the Tacoma School District as a middle school teacher, Stephen’s strong Gig Harbor roots and desire to serve in Christian education brought him to Lighthouse in 2002. Over the years he has taught 5th and 6th grades, as well as middle school history. In 2009, Stephen received his Master’s degree and principal’s certificate from City University. He currently teaches eighth grade history along with his administrative duties.
Stephen has been married for seven wonderful years to Amy and has a jubilant three-year-old, Jadyn, and a new little girl, Kalli. He enjoys sports, reading, and virtually all outdoor recreation activities. For more information on Stephen, please check out his recently featured biography in our last school newsletter.
Stephen Roddy Biography
Joelle Neufeld – K-8 Assistant Principal
Born and raised in the Tacoma area, I graduated from Tacoma Baptist High School. I Graduated from Central Washington University with a degree in Education and a minor in English. The pleasure was all mine when I married my high school sweetheart almost 19 years ago. Blessings from the Lord continued as He gave my husband and me two amazing children: Spencer (tenth grade) and McKenna (sixth grade). Both attend Lighthouse. Feeling God’s leading, I had the distinct privilege of joining the Lighthouse staff four years ago. For the past three years, I have had the joy of teaching my passions to the greatest age group of all: eighth grade English and ninth grade Literature & Composition. My family attends Chapel Hill Presbyterian Church. In my free time, I enjoy reading on a cold and stormy night, walking, and traveling with my family. My favorite place to visit is Disneyland. An interesting fact about me is that I was voted “Class Crack-Up” my senior year of high school. Making people smile and laugh is something I still intensely enjoy doing. Laughter is a great medicine!
Jenny Dubinski - Director of Operations
I was born and raised in the small town of Woodland Washington. After obtaining my Bachelors Degree with a concentration in accounting at the University of Washington in Seattle, I earned my CPA. It was at my first out of college job at Deloitte and Touche where I met my husband. Over the next fifteen years I worked at a few different companies and we began our family. During this time, God placed a desire in my heart to help kids become Godly leaders. This position links my passion with my experience and I feel blessed that I can work at a place that helps children become all that God created them to be. I live with my husband, three lovely daughters and our dog Taffy in Gig Harbor.
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