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Elementary2020-07-28T19:59:47-07:00

Project Description

About Our Elementary School

The elementary school at PacPoint offers a well-balanced, Bible-based Christian curriculum that is both challenging and developmentally appropriate. Our staff loves kids and looks forward to partnering with parents to help make these years productive, safe, and fun in a caring, Christian environment.

Pacific Point Christian’s Elementary campus is located on the west side of Gilroy, near Santa Teresa Blvd at 1575A Mantelli Dr. Gilroy, CA 95020.

Letter from our Elementary Principal:

I was honored when I received word from Mrs. Adams that she wanted to offer me the position as principal.  I admire her healthy balance of strength-in-leadership and kindness in the way she challenges and encourages her team. Naturally, I was very pleased when she called to meet with me to discuss the position.

At 22, I accepted a job working in a group home and substitute teacher in juvenile hall.  I noticed then I had a knack for working with youth.  Even so, less than 2 years later, I left that job to accept a position as a senior manager in a corporate chain.  Throughout the years, I moved and advanced from one corporate job to another.

Just about 9 years ago, my husband and I moved to Hollister.  It was soon after our move when I realized God was redirecting me to work with children in a school setting.  Truth is, He had been preparing me for this since the time I was a struggling teen; I just did not know it until much later.

8 years ago, I began teaching a 3rd grade class.  I’m not sure who enjoyed it more, me or the kids. From there, I taught English, then, my favorite subject, Jr. high Bible.  4 years ago, I accepted the position as principal of Vine Academy. The success I experienced in the classroom and as Head of School can only be credited to the Lord as I was not seeking a career in education.

I absolutely love working with children.  I also enjoy working with a team of like-minded adults who seek to ensure our kids develop Godly characteristics while being challenged to learn and get a solid education.  Paul writes in 2 Corinthians 12:9 that God’s power is made perfect in our weaknesses. My strengths as a leader is to challenge my staff and students to try something new, to step out in faith,  and find they have the ability to do great things; the pleasant surprise one gets when they are able to do what Christ has given them the strength to do.

Please continue to keep the staff and our school in prayer as we pour ourselves into our future leaders.

I am truly looking forward to getting to know and work with each of you and your children at Pacific Point.

Sincerely,

Janet Vandenberg

Business Office Manager


Amy Graves

Admissions


Rebecca Perez

IT Supervisor/Communications


Jennifer Welch

Elementary Instructor


Kari Baldwin

Elementary Instructor


Denise Baquiran

Elementary Instructor


Sue Britton

Elementary Instructor


Tu Burdick

Elementary Maintenance


Gabe Cerdan

Elementary Instructor


Tallie Corini

Elementary Instructor


Curt Goris

Elementary Instructor


Wendy Goris

Elementary Instructor


Martha Helton

Elementary Instructor


Joyce Kumar

Elementary Instructor


Naoma Lee

Elementary Instructor


Shellie Madlena

Elementary Secretary


Alaine Orlando

Elementary Extended Care/Kinder Aide


Giovana Palacio

Elementary Instructor


Shaelah Perales

Elementary E-Care Supervisor


Cindy Resendiz

Elementary Yard Duty Supervisor


Elena Townsend

Elementary Instructor


Ginny Whelchel

OUR PRINCIPAL

 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.

II Corinthians 12:9 (NIV)


Janet Vandenberg - Elementary Principal

Upcoming Events

No School/Christmas Break

December 21, 2020 - January 3, 2021

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Elementary Campus

1575A Mantelli Dr.
Gilroy, CA 95020
Phone:  (408) 847-7922