John Huffman, Superintendent / JH/HS School Principal
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Mr. John Huffman graduated from California State University, Sacramento with a B.A. in Criminal Justice. He has been the principal of the Junior High and High School since 2004 and was named Superintendent of Victory Christian Schools in 2010. Mr. Huffman began working at Victory in 1978 as a coach. The following year he began teaching and continued until 1986. He left Victory for 12 years to assist his wife in coaching the Women’s Basketball team at his alma mater. In 2000, Mr. Huffman returned to Victory, becoming the Dean of Students, four years later the principal, and currently the Superintendent.
Mr. Huffman has 3 children who have graduated from Victory. He has coached almost every sport that VCS offers. He currently plays softball. He also is involved in the orchestra at his church.
Mr. Huffman served with Sports Ambassadors, a ministry of Overseas Crusades, for 3 years playing basketball and sharing his faith in New Guinea, West Africa, and the Philippines.
Mr. Huffman’s favorite verse is Colossians 3:23, “Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.“
Marci Doria, JH/HS Office Manager / Registrar
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Mrs. Marci Doria started working with Victory in October of 2016. She is a former graduate of Victory, class of 2000. She has a B.A. degree in Liberal Studies from Simpson University. Prior to coming to Victory, she has spent her time as a Coordinator in the recreation field, building schedules, developing curriculum, and connecting with families. She loves being able to build positive relationships. Mrs. Doria is married with two young children. Her son Malaki is in the Elementary at Victory.
Mrs. Doria enjoys spending time with her family, being active outdoors or playing sports, and writing creative stories in her spare time. She has a passion for seeing student needs and helping them to succeed academically, relationally, and spiritually.
Her favorite verse is Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, ‘The righteous shall live by faith.'”
Sharon Cassidy, JH/HS Receptionist
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Mrs. Cassidy is one of our high school receptionists. She began working at Victory in September of 2011. All of her four children have graduated from VCS. Sharon has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies (Elementary Education) from Cal Poly.
Mrs. Cassidy enjoys aerobic walking, her children, her husband, animals, and trying food from other cultures. She studied in Mexico City for a year and has been on two short term mission trips to Mexico and one to Peru. Sharon ministers to Victory students by baking each student a chocolate chip cookie for their birthday and handing out Scripture verses to encourage staff and students.
Mrs. Cassidy’s favorite thing about working at Victory is being able to freely encourage others with the Word of God. Her favorite verse is Matthew 6:33, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you.”
Amy Cosentino, JH/HS English and Creative Writing
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Mrs. Amy Cosentino has a B.A. degree in Journalism and a minor in English from CSUS. She earned a California teaching credential from National University. She has previously taught Kindergarten, 5th and 6th grades at VCS. Mrs. Cosentino is a VCS graduate, and her daughter Cassie is a current student.
In addition to teaching in our English department, Mrs. Cosentino works in the Counseling Office every afternoon. She also serves as a support coach to mentor VCS faculty members working through California’s Teacher Induction Program.
Mrs. Cosentino loves to read good literature, enjoys tap dancing, and is an avid San Francisco 49ers fan. Spending time with her students is her favorite part of being a teacher.
Her favorite verse is Isaiah 40:31, “But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”
Ken Jeffrey, Band
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Mr. Ken Jeffrey began teaching at VCS in 1988-1992, and returned to VCS in 1997. He has a B.S.in Music Education and Bible from Maranatha Baptist Bible College. He attended the American Conservatory of Music. He has worked with eight different Christian schools in the Sacramento area with their band programs. He also has a janitorial business where he has worked for 30 years. Mr. Jeffrey is involved with the pep band which plays for pep rallies and home basketball games. Mr. Jeffrey’s favorite thing about teaching at VCS is that he is free to teach the whole truth about God and how He is involved in every facet of our lives.
Mr. Jeffrey enjoys bicycling, N-scale trains, and playing with his granddaughter, Lily.He has been involved in church music since he was saved. He plays the saxophone, flute, clarinet, and the piano. He is involved in his church worship team and practices at least one hour each day on his instruments.
Mr. Jeffrey’s favorite verse is John 15:4-5, “‘Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine; so neither can you unless you abide in Me. I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing.‘”
Blake Owen, Athletic Director
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Mr. Owen graduated from California Baptist University with a B.S. in Business Administration/Organizational Management. Prior to working at Victory, he worked for California Baptist University in different offices ranging from Admissions/Recruiting, Campus Residency, and Campus Recreation before spending almost 2 years in the fitness industry. He graduated from Victory in 2012 and played soccer, basketball and baseball during his time at VCS. He will coach the Varsity Girls Basketball as well as assist in any capacity the other coaches need. His favorite thing about Victory is the community that the small school setting gives to students as well as the multiple areas in which they can get involved.
In his free time he plays in softball and basketball leagues around the area and serves on his church worship band. Aside from sports and music, he is a sucker for a good meal (He’ll never turn down tacos) and an even better conversation.
His favorite verse is Proverbs 13:1-3, “A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes. From the fruit of their lips people enjoy good things, but the unfaithful have an appetite for violence. Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.”
Tyler Withers, Bible
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Mr. Tyler Withers is a graduate from Mid-America Christian University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. There he received his Bachelor of Science in Christian Ministries. He will soon graduate with his Master of Ministry from Mid-America. Mr. Withers has been in full time vocational ministry for many years spanning across California, Texas, and Georgia. His leadership extends through ministries for all youth ages.
Mr. Withers and his wife Amanda are parents of two children with special needs. There two sons are diagnosed on the Autism Spectrum. Mr. Withers and his wife see this as a gift and minister to families who also have children with special needs. Mr. Withers enjoys playing with his two sons, is an avid reader, and loves to run in the early hours of the morning. Mr. Withers is passionate about the Word of God and looks forward to ministering the gospel of Jesus Christ in the upcoming school year.
One of Mr. Withers’ favorites Scriptures is Psalm 145:4-7. “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. They shall speak of the might of your awesome deeds, and I will declare your greatness. They shall pour forth the fame of your abundant goodness, and shall sing aloud of your righteousness”.
JH Science / Art
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Mrs. Jana Kush began teaching at VCS in 2015. She has earned a B.A. in Liberal Studies from California State University, San Bernardino. She has also earned a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Montana. Prior to coming to VCS, Mrs. Kush taught sixth grade in the public school system and then was a homeschool teacher for her two sons. Her sons are currently attending VCS.
One of Mrs. Kush’s favorite things is going on hikes with her family in the great outdoors, admiring God’s creation. She has a passion for reading and learning more about maintaining a strong Biblical worldview in this ever changing culture.
Mrs. Kush’s favorite Bible verse is Psalm 103:8, “The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in loving-kindness.”
Peggy Marriott, Spanish
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Mrs. Peggy Marriott is a graduate of California State University Sacramento with post graduate work at U. C. Davis. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Spanish with a minor in Speech Communication. Mrs.Marriott previously taught at preschools in Turlock, California and Sacramento as she earned her degree. Additionally she was a teacher’s assistant for two years in a third/fourth grade class in Lincoln, California prior to coming to Victory in the fall of 1979.
Mrs. Marriott enjoys reading, working puzzles (crosswords, Sudoku, and all other types), gardening, spending time with her family and playing with Zorro, her cat. She “retired” in 2018 for 6 months and traveled across country for a month. After careful and prayerful consideration, she returned part-time to Victory in January of 2019. She loves teaching!
Her favorite passage is Philippians 4:4-8 “Rejoice in the Lord always, again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known to all, the Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think on these things.”
Rebecca Ragle, HS Math
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Mrs. Ragle joined the VCS faculty in 2018. She grew up in Sacramento and has earned a BA degree in Mathematics from Concordia University, Irvine. Before coming to VCS, she taught Alg2/Trig, Precalculus, and AP Calculus (AB) for 3 years in Christian high schools. She has worked at the Math Multimedia Learning Center at American River College, and owns her own small tutoring company, Best Tutors Ever, LLC. She loves teaching for those “light bulb moments” of true understanding.
Mrs. Ragle and her husband, Bryan, have two kitty “fur babies”. In her free time, she enjoys music (singing, piano and percussion), easy hikes, sunsets, oak trees, and seeking natural solutions for healthy living.
Her favorite Bible verses is Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.”
Natalie Richardson, JH/HS Math / AP Calculus
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Mrs. Natalie Richardson began teaching at VCS in 2005. She has her MAT. in Mathematics from the University of California, Davis. Before coming to Victory, she worked for the California Department of Water Resources, taught at Sacramento Country Day School, and taught at Sacramento City College. Mrs. Richardson and her husband have four children. Two have graduated from VCS, and two are current students. Mrs. Richardson coaches junior varsity volleyball and elementary basketball, as well as advising the chess club and honor society. Her favorite part of teaching at Victory is the students.
Mrs. Richardson enjoys reading, sports, and Bible study in her free time.
Her favorite Bible verse is Romans 8:28, “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.“
Shannon Shope, HS English / AP English / Drama
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Mrs. Shannan Shope began teaching at VCS in 2002. She has a B.A. in Communications with a minor in finance from Vanguard University. She has done graduate work in English and Education. Before coming to VCS Mrs. Shope was home raising her two children, who are both VCS graduates.
Mrs. Shope has been involved in many drama productions here at Victory including The Sound of Music, The Music Man, Cheaper By the Dozen, Anne of Green Gables and The Happiest Millionaire. She has coached volleyball and softball at VCS and will coach girls soccer with her husband, Chris. She also conducts “Collegebound” for the juniors and seniors to prepare them for the process of college applications and financial aide.
Mrs. Shope’s interests include scrapbooking and sports. She currently plays soccer, softball, and volleyball at different times of the year. Her favorite part about working at VCS is the students. They are the reason she teaches.
Her favorite verse is Hebrews 12:1-2, “Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”
Nicole Thom, Biology / AP Biology / Chemistry / Physical Science
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Miss Nicole Thom graduated in 2010 from Bethel University with a B.A. degree in physics and a B.S. degree in chemistry. She completed her M.S. degree in chemistry in 2012 at Pennsylvania State University. Before coming to Victory, Miss Thom was a teaching assistant and also worked as a Technical Aide at 3M.
Miss Thom is excited to teach in an environment where she can teach science and talk about God.
Her favorite verses are Matthew 6:33-34, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.”
Roger Welborn, Physics / AP Physics
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Mr. Roger Welborn began teaching at VCS January of 2007. He has a B.S. in Physics from Texas A & M University. He has been a computer engineer for 30 years. Besides teaching Physics, he is involved in coaching golf and JV girls basketball.
Mr. Welborn has 3 daughters who have graduated from Victory. His favorite part about teaching at VCS is seeing students understand new concepts. Mr. Welborn has 3 brothers who are all ministers of the Gospel. Mr. Welborn enjoys astronomy, golf, and racewalking.
Mr. Welborn’s favorite verse is Genesis 1:1, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.“