Head of School Stephen Roddy grew up in the Gig Harbor area and attended Pacific Lutheran University, where he earned his Secondary Education degree. After spending two years in the Tacoma School District as a middle school teacher, Stephen’s strong Gig Harbor roots and desire to serve in Christian education brought him to Lighthouse in 2002. Over the years he has taught 5th and 6th grades, as well as middle school history and science. In 2009, Stephen received his Master’s degree and principal’s certification from City University of Seattle. In 2011 he was promoted to the Director of Education. Stephen enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters. He also enjoys sports, reading, working in the yard and virtually all outdoor recreation activities. Stephen is a member of the Washington State Council for AdvanceEd (an international accreditation agency).
Director of Operations Amelia was born and raised in Tacoma. She attained her bachelors degree in accounting and then continued on to earn her MBA from University of Phoenix. Her career experience includes World Vision & Davita. Her passion for both serving the Lord and education has lead her to LCS. Having raised her daughter in both Christian and secular schools, she has a sincere desire to see children grow up in the admonition of the Lord. In her spare time, she enjoys fellowshipping with family & friends, playing games, traveling, camping, and reading. She resides in Fife with her husband, daughter, and their two dogs!
Elementary Principal Cindy has always lived in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She and her husband raised their four children in the same Kitsap County home they currently reside atop Mathisen Lane. They immensely enjoy the friendship and ongoing family ties with their young adult children, including the addition of two sons-in-law. Cindy began her professional career in early childhood education. The Lord opened a variety of venues for teaching and learning. In addition to early childhood education, Cindy found great joy in homeschooling, special education preschool, elementary and middle school classroom teaching, and community outreach. She has taught in both public and private schools with pre-kindergarten through adult learners. She has also been previously called to school administrative leadership positions within other regional Christian schools. Cindy received her Bachelor of Arts in Education degree from Western Washington University. She holds a Master’s degree in education, with a focus on curriculum, instruction and assessment, from Walden University. She maintains administrative certification from Western Washington University, as well. After having taught two wonderful and memorable years at Lighthouse Christian in third grade, Cindy could not be more grateful to the Lord for her new position as Elementary Principal and approaches it with a dedicated heart and mind to serve LCS families.
TERESA GARCIA Middle School Principal
BA in Education from Central Washington University, Masters Degree in Instructional Design from American College of Education. As a lifelong resident of the Pacific Northwest, I’ve grown up in the great outdoors. I love camping, toiling in the yard, hiking beautiful trails, and finding hidden treasures on road trips. My generational roots in Gig Harbor have grounded my family in the community I cherish. My husband and I have enjoyed raising our four children and watching them flourish into young adults. Lighthouse has been an integral part of my family’s development and it is a privilege to work within a thriving and nurturing environment.