Carrie Gulliford, Executive Principal

Carrie Gulliford is an honors graduate of William Jessup University. There she earned her B.A. in English with an emphasis on Education. She minored in Biblical Theology. Carrie is motivated and ambitious and would like her students to appreciate and understand the importance of literature in our daily lives. She believes in strong communication between a teacher and students and encourages them to express their ideas verbally and through writing. Carrie brings a breadth of knowledge of the English Language Arts, standards, modern teaching methods, and assessment systems.

Carrie is currently enrolled at Western Governors University. She will be working towards her Masters in the Art of Teaching, Secondary Education, and her teaching licensures.

Carrie loves photography, reading, and going on adventures with her husband and children. Her favorite bible verse is;

Deuteronomy 32:2

“Let my teaching fall like rain

and my words descend like dew,

like showers on new grass,

like abundant rain on tender plants.”


Marci Doria, JH/HS Office Manager / Registrar | (916) 488-5601 (ext. 101)

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 children who both attend 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.'”


Madeleine Gilbert High School Office Receptionist | (916) 488-5601 (ext. 100)

Mrs. Gilbert is one of our Junior High/ High School office assistants. She began working at Victory in July of 2019.

Mrs. Gilbert enjoys gardening, cooking, trying foods from other cultures, spending time with her husband and family, and trying new coffees. She currently attends Arcade Church and has been blessed to volunteer in the high school youth group as well as the church coffee cart.

Mrs. Gilbert’s favorite thing about working at Victory is interacting with students throughout the day and encouraging them with the love and grace of Christ. Her favorite verse is John 16:33 – “I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Letty Smith High School Office Receptionist

Letty currently works as the Before and After School Care Supervisor. Before working at VCS, she was a stay home mom, and she loved it!

She serves at her church as a Lead in the Nursery Department and in the JH group on Sunday mornings. She is married with 3 boys that attend VCS. Her other interests are music, spending time with her family and watching her boys play sports.

Her favorite Bible passage is Ephesians 3:16-19, “I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will empower you with inner strength through his Spirit. Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”


Emily Baginski, Secondary Teacher

Mrs. Emily Baginski graduated from Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon where she received a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts in Teaching. She taught high school in Portland, Oregon and Roseville, California.

Mrs. Baginski enjoys reading, running, and adventuring in the outdoors with her family. She is passionate about pursuing Jesus and sharing her love of literature and writing while engaging in great conversations with students at Victory this year.

One of her favorite passages of Scripture is Philippians 4:6-7, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

Ken Jeffrey, Band | (916) 488-5601 (ext. 302)

Mr. Ken Jeffrey began teaching at VCS in 1988-1992, and returned to VCS in 1997. He has a 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.‘”


Lydia Jones, Music

Raised by musical parents, Mrs. Lydia Jones grew up in Sacramento, and graduated from Del Campo High School. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance at Converse Women’s College, Spartanburg, SC, followed by a Master’s Degree in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory, Boston, MA. Mrs. Jones has performed with companies such as Shreveport Opera, Ashlawn Opera, and the Sacramento Opera. After becoming a mother, Mrs. Jones knew God was leading her away from performing and into teaching as a way to use the gifts God has given her. In addition to teaching at Victory, she maintains a private voice studio, and leads worship and directs the children’s choir at Christ Community Church in Carmichael.

Mrs. Jones loves spending time with her husband and children, enjoys cooking, dancing, and experiencing new things!

Her favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.”

Peggy Marriott, Spanish  | (916) 488-5601 (ext. 304)

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.”


Raina Montgomery, High School Art and Math

Mrs. Raina Montgomery joined the Victory family in 2020. She is a graduate of CSU Sacramento where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Art. She has also earned a TESOL certificate and is learning sign language. Prior to Victory, Mrs. Montgomery has spent time as a vendor teaching classes to charter school children, substitute teacher for SJUSD, school volunteer, art and craft teacher to adults, and math tutor. She was originally an architecture engineering major and has a passion for both math and the arts.

Mrs. Montgomery enjoys playing sports and continues to play indoor soccer. She has 6 children and over the years has coached each of them in soccer. She also loves arts and crafts and is involved in creating glass art, woodworking, and paper crafts. Mrs. Montgomery has a passion for learning and is continually learning new things, the most recent are gardening and woodworking.

One of Raina’s favorite bible verses is 2nd Corinthians 12:9, “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.

Natalie Richardson, JH/HS Math / AP Calculus | (916) 488-5601 (ext.300)

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.  All four children have graduated from VCS.  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.

Nicole Thom, Biology / AP Biology / Chemistry / Physical Science | (916) 488-5601 (ext.301)

Ms. 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.

Ms. 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 | (916) 488-5601 (ext. 305)

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.

Seth Williams, Secondary Teacher

Mr. Seth Williams is a graduate from Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan. There he received his Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. He completed his Social Science Teaching Credential in 2008 at CSUSTANISLAUS. He has worked in Christian Schools since 2003.

Galatians 5:13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.