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 home schooling, 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 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 assistant principal and approaches it with a dedicated heart and mind to serve LCS families.
Director of Marketing Communications & Enrollment Raised in Tacoma, JoAnna is a graduate ofWashington State University and holds a degree in Communications. Her professional backgroundincludes more than two decades of working in corporate, agency, and non-profit settings with a focus on strategic marketing, public relations, event management, and graphic design. JoAnna has three sons, two of whom attended Lighthouse from Kindergarten through 8th grade. Part of the Lighthouse community since 2008, she is greatly dedicated to the Mission and Vision Statements of the school and is honored to serve at LCS. In her free time, she loves spendingquality time withherfamily and friends,volunteering, reading, andbaking.She and her husband Ken are long-time Gig Harbor residents, along with their sons Adam, Kenny, and Jacob. Her family also includes their Chocolate Lab named Ruby Tuesday, and Kiwi the Hedgehog.