Girlie Zunega-Aguilar is an international speaker, teacher, a missionary, and a servant of God. She spent thirteen years teaching elementary, middle school and high school students in urban, rural, and international settings. She has experience working in Adventist, as well as public and non-profit educational systems.
Girlie is passionate about developing teachers and resources that are prepared to meet the needs of all students. She also engages in equipping future leaders, enjoys leading out Master Guide, Pathfinders, organizing international mission trips, and conducting seminars. She served as a missionary and English teacher in South Korea for 3 years and 7.5 years in Saipan, Northern Marianas Island (USA). She’s married to Pastor Antonee Leo Aguilar. Mrs. Aguilar is a PhD Candidate in Religious Education with emphasis in Campus Spiritual Leadership. Her hobbies include reading, preaching, cycling, and spending time with her husband on road trips.
Hope Ramson, M.ED.
2nd-4th Grade, Art
Ms. Hope Ramson is an enthusiastic and committed teacher with a natural ability to appreciate and inspire children. She graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2016, with a Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction, emphasis in Reading, and a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with emphasis in Special Education. Ms. Ramson has been teaching for more than seven years. She has worked with students from various cultural background and at all elementary grade levels. She is a warm and caring person who wants all children to be successful learners and works to create a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging, and adaptive to the varied needs of students. Wholistic growth and development is what she would like to see in all students. One of her favorite Bible text is “I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way thou should go, I will guide with my eyes.” Psalm 32:8
Katia Nikolaus, M.ED.
Kinder-1st Grade, Music
Ms. Nikolaus earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Instituto Superior Adventista Del Plata, Argentina. She taught elementary level for a year. She recently graduated with her Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Music at Andrews University, Michigan. She believes that Education is a superpower and that we can change the world with it. She believes teaching is a small way to save the world, and if not the world as a whole, at least one person's world. She believes that education is to redeem. Her mission is wherever she is, she can show love and mercy in helping people. She believes that teachers are superheroes. Miss Nikolaus also loves music and nature. She loves mountains and being surrounded by her pets.
Ms. Mindy runs our preschool program. Parents and kids love Ms. Mindy. She is fun and engaging she loves to teach and loves to play!
Meet Our Staff
Antonee Leo Aguilar
Pastor & Lego-Robotics Club Leader
Pastor Antonee is the Senior Pastor for Scappoose-St. Helens & Vernonia Seventh Day Adventist Churches.
Pastor Aguilar leads the school through chapel services every Friday from 8:15-9:00 AM. Parents and families are encouraged to join us as we sing wonderful songs, explore the Bible, and hear uplifting messages that inspire us to trust and have faith in God.
Pastor Antonee's favorite verse reminds us that Christ loves everyone. “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Nancy Reed is a long time volunteer at SAS as the school registrar. Nancy assists new parents with enrollment, helps to coordinate special events and is an active member of our school.
Don has received a Bachelor of Science in Business – Accounting (BSB/ACC) from University of Phoenix. He also owns his own small business in construction. As the treasurer Don overseas the school finances, managers the budget and processes tuition payments.
Peggy is a mom of two SAS Students. She runs our after-care program. Peggy keeps the kids entertained and having fun on the playground, in the gym and doing fun and creative activities.
Drew runs our before-care program from 7am to 8am. He has been described as a big kid, always fun and silly. In the winter and spring months Drew also runs family fun-night each Saturday at 5pm.
Home & School President
As the Home & School President, Shanon works with the other Home & School volunteers to plan fun activites for the school, lead fundraising events, and provided needed support to the teaching staff.
Shanon is a working mom of two kids. Her son Elías attends Scappoose Adventist School in Ms. Katia's Kindergarten class.