About Us

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Emerald Christian Academy (ECA) is a private school in the Eugene, Oregon area providing an educational program for students in Pre-kindergarten through tenth grade. This school is one of more than forty Adventist Schools directed by the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. These schools serve over 3,000 students ranging in age from pre-school children to seniors in high school.

ECA prides itself for offering low teacher to student ratios and is perfect for students lost in the bigger school system. With nurturing, your child will learn the self-discipline and values essential for success in life.

Our Staff

Your children's success is our primary goal
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Frank Aguilar

Principal/Grades 6-10
Every day with the help of parents and all staff here at Emerald Christian Academy, I look forward to be a part of the path that our children take as they make their way before our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I acknowledge and live knowing that our Adventist schools are to be a beacon lighting a dark world.
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Tami Waterson

Administrative Assistant
I have been blessed to be the secretary here at Emerald Christian Academy since 2010. My family and I live in Dexter. Both of my kids have attended ECA. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and decorating cakes. It is so nice to be able to come to work every day and enjoy the people you work with. I love this school and can’t wait to welcome you to it.
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Doug Gaylor

Teacher 3rd-5th homeroom, 9th & 10th Biology
Doug Gaylor considers the northwest his home.  Born and raised in Roseburg, Oregon, he has spent his entire life in the Pacific Northwest.  A product of both public and private education, Doug is a strong believer and a living example of Christian education.
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Tiffany Hager

Teacher 1st-2nd homeroom & afternoon Kindergarten
I started teaching at Emerald Christian Academy in 2001. I enjoy teaching the younger grades, and currently teach kindergarten, first, and second grade. Teaching all areas of the curriculum is satisfying for me, but my favorite subject is reading. I love watching the light turn on in a child’s brain and all the pieces come together.
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Jeff Bradburn

Teacher 3rd-10th Math, Bible, 6th-8th homeroom
I am excited about the opportunity to teach at Emerald Christian.
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Olga Boneta

Teacher Music & Spanish
I’m honored to be the Band/Music and Spanish teacher for ECA this year. God opened doors for me to teach at ECA in August 2015 and I’m so glad he did! ECA is more than a school, is a small community that feels like family. I’m originally from Puerto Rico where I grew up in a loving Christian family.
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Sharon Miller

Teacher Prekindergarten & Kindergarten Morning
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David Mendoza

David worked as Circulation Supervisor at Columbia Union College’s Weis Library, then at the Antitrust Library of the Department of Justice, and as a Children’s Librarian for Prince George’s County Memorial Library in Maryland. He relocated to Eugene in the summer of 2015.
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Brad Wechner

I have lived in this area for over 25 years, and have had the privilege of working for ECA since 2011. When I talk to people about ECA I often say, “I would have loved to have been a student at a school like this!” My wife Karen and I love our church family in Eugene. We enjoy leading songs of praise to God, and going for nature walks at the coast, in the mountains, or in the valley.
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Della Rodman

Hot Lunch Lady
This is the 5th year I have been the “Hot Lunch Lady” at ECA providing vegetarian meals 5 days a week. One of the things I appreciate most about ECA is the enthusiastic caring atmosphere that many students from many different cultures provide! What an opportunity for fun and learning!
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Julie Pierzina

West Bus Driver
I am 63 years young. I drove bus for this school for a few years in the 90’s, and i bought their 1978 GMC bus,  which I used for a Christian Youth Ministry for several years. I love Jesus, I love my 4 grandkids, I love driving big rigs, and I love all the people at ECA.
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Terri Collman

East Bus Driver


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