Endorsements: Kindergarten, Forest Classroom, Certified Primary Montessori Teacher, NAMC, Conditional Certificate Elementary K-8, CPR and First Aid Current
Monica became involved at Parkersburg Academy in 2009 by serving on the School Board. She quickly caught the vision of the school and in 2011 Monica started her journey in the Montessori classroom as an aide to the head teacher. Monica realized that she had a passion for teaching young children in the Montessori environment, where the sky is the limit and each child is on their individual path of learning. In 2012 Monica became certified in Primary Montessori Education (ages 3-6) and worked teaching Kindergarten. In 2013 Monica obtained her Conditional Certification for Elementary Education through the Office of Education of the Columbia Union Conference and is taking courses toward her Elementary Education Certification.
Monica graduated from Southern Adventist University in 2001 with a BS in Administrative Management and an AS Accounting. Her enjoyments outside the classroom is her family, husband Victor and three children Alaina, Anthony and Nathan, enjoying time in nature and spending time with friends. Monica is certified in CPR, First Aide and is a Lifeguard.
Mrs. Julie Henson, Standard Certification
Endorsements: Kindergarten, Forest Classroom, Elementary K-8, K-10 Science, K-10 Math, K-10 Language Arts, K-10 Social Studies
Mrs. Henson was born and raised in Takoma Park, Maryland. She grew up as a Seventh-day Adventist. She attended Takoma Academy and Columbia Union College (now known as Washington Adventist University).
Mrs. Henson is the proud parent of a beautiful Sher Pei puppy known as Miss Precious Liberty Henson, and two cats, the oldest is 18 years old his name Bustopher Jones Henson, her baby boy cat’s name is Puppy JACK Henson.
Mrs. Henson has taught in multi-grade classrooms for 27 years. She absolutely loves teaching. It is her mission to instill in her students a love for God and a desire to serve Him and others. She actively facilitates her classroom to create in her students a passion and love for lifelong learning even through eternity.
Endorsements: K-8 Elementary, K-10 Bible, K-10 Science, K-10 English
Ms. Kristen is our Grades 3-6 Homeroom teacher. She is originally from Bakersfield, California and graduated from Southern Adventist University with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Religious Education and a minor in Biology. Her passion in education is helping students grow in their knowledge of who God is and in their personal relationship and walk with Him. Academically her focus is on developing a student's perseverance, growth mindsets, and a love of the learning process so they can follow their dreams and interests. Ms. Kristen, especially believes that in our digitally connected age, there is a huge need for students to develop the ability to be critical and independent thinkers. She has a passion for learning and for the educational process. Ms. Kristen is married to her best friend, Mark Hoover, and has two children, Enoch and Aspen. She loves all sorts of outdoors sports from backpacking, canoeing, rock climbing & wilderness survival to horseback riding and training animals and more.
Darlene Molina, Standard Certification
Endorsements: K-8 Elementary, Religion K-12, Secondary History, Secondary Spanish, Secondary English
Mrs. Darlene Molina is our Grades 7-9 Homeroom teacher. She is no stranger to Parkersburg Academy as she started her teaching career here in 1995. After teaching the primary grades here at Parkersburg Academy and then in Charleston W.V., she decided to pursue her dream of studying Religion and Spanish. She received her Bachelors in Religion in 2004 and has traveled to Peru to study Spanish. Mrs. Molina then taught those subjects at the high school level in Texas. In addition to Religion and Spanish, she has teaching endorsements for English and History. Altogether, the Lord has blessed her with the opportunity to put her passion for teaching into practice for over 15 years.
Mrs. Molina is a native West Virginian, she is happy to be home and closer to her parents. She loves spending time with her husband and twin boys. They especially enjoy camping, traveling, and mission trips. We are blessed to have Mrs. Molina join our team of dedicated teachers.