Elementary Teachers

Take a moment to meet the men and women who have dedicated themselves to helping you provide your child with a firm foundation that will ensure their future success. They are intelligent, hard-working, and dedicated to excellence in your child’s elementary education. Every Teacher your child interacts with is a highly qualified professional and signs a statement of faith affirming they are personally committed to the same high standard of Christian Character we aim to cultivate in your children. If you’d like, schedule a tour by clicking the link below and you can come by and meet them in person!

Mrs. Kirchman


Mrs. Kirchman 01Hello! My name is Carol Kirchman, and I have been teaching for over 35 years. I was born and raised in Wisconsin but moved to Arizona in the summer of 1994. I earned my degree from Trinity Christian College in elementary teaching. I’ve had a love for teaching since I was little. I love growing and inspiring the minds of these young children not only educationally but also spiritually. I am so thankful for the opportunity to teach at WVCS where Christ is the center of everything we do. I look forward to participating in your child’s educational journey.

Ms. Plyler

1st Grade

OZoHdzIgHello! My name is Rita Plyler, and I have been teaching for 18 years. I was born and raised in the Midwest but have been here in the Valley since 2004. I earned my degree in Elementary Education from Ohio University. I have always loved teaching because I love helping children develop and expand their natural curiosity about life and the world around them. I am an adamant supporter of Christian education because I believe a Biblical worldview is vital to children’s understanding of who they are in Christ and what their role is in His plan. As a teacher, it is important to me that my teaching and my life instill and reflect that worldview. I am so blessed that God has chosen to use me here at West Valley Christian School, and I look forward to sharing His Word with your child.

Ms. Sun

2nd Grade

UZodYsjAMy name is Amy Sun, and I have been in Christian education my entire life, having attended a small Christian school in my hometown of Prescott, AZ and continuing to receive my Bachelor of Education degree from what is now Arizona Christian University. I taught for two years in Arizona public schools before moving overseas and combining my passion for teaching with my love of the world. Primarily, I taught in S. Korea and Kazakhstan and briefly in India. Since 2014, I have been teaching at WVCS. I enjoy sharing my love of missions with my students and helping them gain a worldwide perspective of God’s love for us.

Miss Farney

2nd Grade

unk 2My name is Lauren Farney. I am thrilled to be joining the staff of West Valley Christian School in 2020. I am an Arizona native and received my bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University. Having attended Christian school and experiencing firsthand the importance of a Christian education, I am deeply committed to studying God’s Word, living by a Biblical worldview, and teaching these concepts to children in the educational forum.

Mrs. Pyer

3rd Grade 

pyerMy name is Jennifer Pyer, and I am overjoyed to join the staff at West Valley Christian School. I grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and had many inspiring teachers all along my educational journey. I earned my degree in Sociology from the University of Arizona (Go Wildcats!) and then obtained my Elementary Education degree from Arizona State University West. I have been teaching for 15 years. I became a teacher because it brings me joy to inspire children to be all who God created them to be! As a teacher, it is important to me that children become responsible thinkers. I look forward to the upcoming school year and having the privilege of being a part of your child’s spiritual and academic growth!

Mr. Diaz

4th Grade

0eYSgYegHi, my name is Victor Diaz, and I have been teaching for ten years. I became a teacher because I want to help inspire young minds, and I love teaching at West Valley Christian School because I get to do that with a Christian focus. I earned my degree from Arizona State University in Leadership and Education. In my classroom, I focus on developing critical thinking skills as well as a Biblical worldview. To teach is a privilege, and I am looking forward to participating in your child’s educational journey!

Mrs. DeLeon

5th Grade

qcdT4qzQMy name is Trayce De Leon, and I grew up in the South. For the past three years, I have claimed Arizona as my home. This is my 25th year of teaching and my 5th year at West Valley Christian. I earned my degree in elementary education from the College of Charleston. My sister was my inspiration or becoming a teacher. She poured countless hours into playing school and mentoring me when I was a child. Middle school is my passion. Sharing the love of Christ and His desire for their lives is a daily opportunity. Applying what we have learned about God to daily living is our goal. I love my middle school WARRIORS!!