Sunnydale Academy began their 2020-21 school year with nine new staff members. Please join us in welcoming them!

Donna Alfalah

Donna Alfalah serves as a cafeteria assistant. She has six years of food service experience, and two years of baking experience. She is married to Pastor Lou Alfalah, and together they serve the Sunnydale Church. They have an adventurous young son named Jonah.






Kirk Baker

Kirk Baker is teaching science classes. He comes from Medford, Oregon, where he taught for seven years. He has a degree in biology from Burman University. As a native of Colorado, Kirk loves sports and the great outdoors. For eight years he has been happily married to his wife, Cheria, whom he met in freshman biology class in college. They have two beautiful children, Colby (5) and Cameryn (3).





Andrew Boaz

Andrew Boaz is teaching U.S. history, government, and vo-tech classes. He comes from Arizona, where he previously taught social studies, P.E., and career and technical education classes. He holds degrees in history and applied human behavior. Andrew loves the outdoors and enjoys kayaking when he is not teaching. He has been happily married to Melissa for 26 years. They have four children ranging from 22 to 29, and one grandchild.





Melissa Boaz

Melissa Boaz is teaching English. She comes from Arizona, where she previously taught various subjects including English, science and all subjects for middle through high school. She also previously served as girls’ dean at Holbrook Indian School, and as recruitment director at Jefferson Christian Academy. She holds an undergraduate degree in education and is currently working on a master’s in English from Grand Canyon University. Melissa has been happily married to Andrew for 26 years. They have four children ranging from 22 to 29, and one grandchild.




Joseph Choi

Joseph Choi is teaching music classes. He comes from Hagerstown, Maryland. Originally from South Korea, Joseph has lived in the U.S. for 33 years and is fluent in four languages: Korean, Portuguese, English and Spanish. He holds an undergraduate degree in music with emphases in conducting and trumpet from Southern Adventist University; a master’s in orchestral conducting from University of Hartford, Connecticut; and is currently working on a doctorate in choral conducting from the University of Maryland. Joseph is happily married to his wife, Angela, and together they have a son, Nathaniel, who just started eighth grade.




Elizabeth Quigley

Elizabeth Quigley is teaching foreign language, assists with various other classes and manages the library and the yearbook. An alumna of Sunnydale, Elizabeth holds a degree in long-term care administration from Southern Adventist University. After spending time working at summer camp, Elizabeth discovered a passion for working with young people and decided to enter the education field. She enjoys reading, music and sports in her free time.





Patrick Quigley

Patrick Quigley is teaching P.E., world geography, running intramurals, and also serves as an assistant chaplain. An alumnus of Sunnydale, Patrick holds a degree in biology with a biomedical emphasis from Middle East University in Beirut, Lebanon. While in Lebanon he had the opportunity to be a part of many health exposés throughout the Middle East. He also taught ESL classes for a year, which provided a chance for him discover his passion for teaching young people. Patrick enjoys music and sports.




Georgia Russell

Georgia Russell is teaching health classes and serves as head gymnastics coach. An alumna of Sunnydale, Georgia holds a nursing degree from Union College. After working as a bedside nurse, Georgia decided to transition into the education world and spent three months teaching English in Tanzania before returning home to serve as assistant gymnastics coach. She has 12 years of experience as a gymnast and is excited to be coaching again this year. In her free time, Georgia loves to travel and enjoys photography.




Victoria Tobing

Victoria Tobing is teaching Bible classes and also serves as an assistant chaplain. She previously taught at Maxwell Academy in Nairobi, Kenya; College View Academy in Lincoln, Nebraska; Orangewood Academy in Garden Grove, California; and Springfield Junior Academy in Springfield, Missouri. She holds an undergraduate degree in religious education from Union College and is pursuing a master’s in counseling. Victoria loves sharing a meal with people, traveling and being in nature with her dog, Lady. But her true passion is teaching young people about Jesus by living life alongside them. She hopes to show them His faithfulness so that they can respond by serving and ministering to others.