Please meet our Faculty and Staff


The staff and administration of the school are highly qualified and dedicated to the education of students here at LVJA. The average experience of our faculty is over 25 years.  All of our faculty are experience in postgraduate work.

Ms. Deborah Dahl


Coming Soon.

Mrs. Maria Del Rosario Olmeda-Barba


Coming Soon.

Ms. Eucaris Galicia

Adminstrative Assistant

I was born and raise in Mexico. My background is Graphic Design. God is so good, now I have the privilege of working at Las Vegas Junior academy. I enjoy relating to students, parents and faculty. Love seeing how God works in our school.

Mrs. Dacyl Galicia-Silveira

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Teacher

I was born and raised in Mexico.  I am the second of four children.  My father is Mexican and my mother is Panamanian, so I grew up in a bi-cultural home.  When I was seventeen my family immigrated to the U.S. due to my father's line of work; thus living in Miami, FL, for one year before going to college. After finishing my last year of High School I went to Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, the Best College in the world!  I loved my time there, made many friends and finished a bachelor degree in Elementary Education.  While at Union, I became an SM (Student Missionary) for one year.  I lived in Poland and loved their language, culture and of course food.  I had the privilege of visiting a great number of Western European Countries while living in Poland and it reaffirmed my love for other cultures, languages and cuisines.  Anybody that knows me well knows that traveling is a passion of mine.  Several years later, while already working, I finished a Masters Degree in Education with emphasis in Outdoor Education from Southern Adventist University.  At the moment I am pursuing a second Masters Degree in Education with emphasis in Spanish Language and Culture from the University of Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. I never thought it possible to say, "I love Las Vegas."  However, today I can honestly say that I do.  I love my job, the friendships I have developed here and the people who touch my life daily.  I am proud to call Las Vegas my home.

Mrs. Yang Sun-Carbajal (Mrs. Sunny)

Teacher Grades 1 and 2

Coming soon.

Ms. Susana Gonzalez

Teacher Grades 3 and 4

Coming soon.

Mr. Benjamin Sun-Carbajal

Teacher Grades 5 and 6

Coming soon.

Mr. Keith Hicks

Teacher Grades 7 and 8

I believe a teacher must possess a positive disposition.  My words are meant to encourage students to do their best and spark a laugh when appropriate.  I believe in a strong academic program, and in my

classroom I endeavor to assure student enjoyment and excitement while learning.  My goal is to lead

students to academic mastery as well as to help them develop life skills such as self-confidence,

self-control, patience, responsibility, honesty and perseverance.  I endeavor to reflect Christ and will always endeavor to lead students into a closer relationship with Him.  I have enjoyed working in the past as a

Warriors Camp Counselor, and faculty member at Hawaiian Mission Academy Ka Lama Iki.  I am grateful to God for allowing me to work in the Las Vegas Junior Academy and hope to always follow His guidance as a team player and inspire all of those around me to greatness.  I pray to this end.

Ms. Stephanie Woodson

Teacher Grades 9 and 10

I am excited to be at Las Vegas Junior Academy. I have many roles as I teach Language Arts, Computer Tech, and Choir to grades 6-10. Even though I am still at the beginning of my teaching career, I have had experience in various areas of education and have worked with a variety of students ranging in age and ability. I graduated from La Sierra University with a Master of Arts in Teaching degree and obtained my Single-subject CA credential and North American Division certification. Prior to that, I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Religion and Theology with minors in both Psychology and Sociology from Oakwood University. I have a great passion for young people with special and unique

abilities. My desire to be a positive role model and make a difference in lives of others, is strong. I believe God has prepared me for making an immediate contribution to this institution. I am thankful to be here and I know that I am here for a reason and a purpose.

Mrs. Gladys La Porte

Teacher Assistant

My goal is always to allow God first in keeping our children in a healthy environment but having fun. I have a Bachelors in Business Management and an Associate in Elementary Education. I ask God to Bless us in all we set ourselves to do.

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