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Frank received his B.A. with a major in Psychology from the University of Dayton and his M.S. with a major in Counselor Education from California State University, Los Angeles. He received credentials to work as a school counsellor and school psychologist. He also earned a License to practice as an Educational Psychologist. Frank received his Administrative Services credential from California State University, Dominguez Hills.
He worked as a special education teacher, a school psychologist, the Director of Special Education, and then became the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services. Frank was also an Adjunct Professor at CSUDH in the graduate education department as well as serving on the Advisory Committee for the Loyola Marymount University School Psychology Program. Overall, he has spent over 30 years in the field of education, working with populations that include special needs and at risk students, as well as being in positions where he would make policy decisions for the entire unified school district.
Frank is a member of Desert Springs Church in Chandler. He is married to Shana and has two sons, Bryan and Eli, as well as a daughter in law Tiffany, and granddaughter Sofia.
James has been married to his wife Adrianna since 2012. He was born in Indiana, but since 1996 has lived with his family in Gilbert. In 2012 James had the privilege of joining the staff at Gilbert Christian Schools. As the Tuition and Finance Manager he sees his role as an opportunity to minister to both the families and students of GCS. James and his wife are both graduates of GCS, so getting the opportunity to come back to serve and work along side some of those who educated him, has been a very unique opportunity. When he is not working, James enjoys spending time with his family, serving at his Church Tempe Nazarene, drinking coffee and all things car related. In addition to these things and his love for the Lord, James is also passionate about the State Tax Credit scholarship program that is available at GCS. He is responsible for educating both current and future families of GCS about this program. He takes this responsibility very seriously, as he knows this program affords many the opportunity to join GCS, that otherwise could not afford to attend. He looks forward to his continued service at GCS.
Debbie moved from Kansas City, MO one year ago with her family. She and her husband enjoy six children and five grandchildren. Debbie was raised in a loving Christian home, and that strong heritage is what she has instilled in her children and grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves watching her kids in sporting events, scrapbooking, and worshipping and pleasing God in everything she does.
Barry Klontz has been with GCS since Fall of 2012. Before that he worked as a technical support representative for AT&T, and did IT work for a local mapping company Sites USA. In 2004 Barry helped in starting Family Bible Church, creating their first website and working with the tech team to understand any new audio/visual equipment. He is married to Steffani. Barry has been the worship leader at Family Bible Church since 2009, and his wife also sings on the worship team. When he is not working, Barry is engaged in a heated after school chess match, playing video games, or relaxing with a piano/guitar.
Mrs Paasch has a degree in Sociology, from Arizona State University and is studying for her Masters in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding at California State University. She has spent many years as an international worker in Mexico, as well as Morocco, North Africa. Mrs Paasch loves to encourage her students and is passionate about sharing the love of Christ with those she encounters. She is looking forward to teaching Spanish and Social Studies to her students at Gilbert Christian High School!
Cruz Thomas is excited to be relocating to Arizona from California to be a part of the Gilbert Christian Schools. He was born in Columbia, SC and was born and raised in the south. Cruz received his bachelor’s degree at Limestone College in Criminal Justice and his master’s degree at Concordia University in Educational Leadership. Cruz has served as Athletic Director, Bible Teacher, Dean of Students and Assistant Director of Technology all at private schools in San Jose, California. He brings high energy, excitement and joy to any school campus he is a part of through the love of Jesus Christ. Cruz has been married for seven years to Vanessa, and they have been blessed with two children, Olivia Grace (Live Love) who is 3 and Cruz Jaden (CJ) who is one year old.
Kimberly Young joined the staff at Gilbert Christian Schools in 2008 as their first official registrar. Born and raised in Ashland, Ohio, she received her Associates Degree in Applied Science (Executive Secretarial Administration) from North Central Technical College in 1990. She and her husband Daryl were married later that same year. Before moving to Arizona in 1999, she worked at a law firm for several years in Wooster, Ohio. She then took time off to raise and homeschool their three children: Corbin (GCHS Class of 2013), Colleen (GCHS Class of 2014), and Caleb (GCHS Class of 2017). Kimberly enjoys watching her kids compete for Christ in athletics, as well as keeping the scorebook for her husband’s basketball games. Her family attends Mission Community Church.