The Enlightium Academy Admissions team starts the initial process of onboarding students. They coordinate with parents and the student’s previous school to collect all necessary documentation such as report cards for grades K-8, transcripts for grades 9–12, and health records (as applicable) in order to finalize the student’s enrollment.
The Admissions team assigns entrance assessments which, in conjunction with the provided records, will be used by the student’s counselor to determine the appropriate academic plan for the student.
Enlightium’s registrars also assist with releasing students' records to receiving schools and report cards/transcripts to the parents.
Director of Admissions
Olesia joined Enlightium in 2018 to assist the K-8 counseling team and is now serving as the Head of the Admissions Department. She received her Diploma of Bible Educator at International Christian College in 2003 and her Bachelors of Fine Arts in Music at Gonzaga University in 2006. She worked at a local private Christian school as a K-8th grade instructor and later an Assistant Administrator. She is ACSI Certified.
Olesia grew up in the church and from an early age developed a love for the Lord while her biological father served as a missionary and her mother supported him by taking care of a growing family. She was privileged to take part in many Christian seminars and workshops, deepening her knowledge of the Lord and Christian education while her adoptive parents pursued their dream of bringing Christian education first to the Slavic people, and later to students from all races across the USA and around the world.
Family is very important to Olesia. With her husband they are instilling a biblical foundation in their three children as they strive to serve the Lord in the home, at church, and the workplace.
"Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.”
EA101 Coordinator/Admissions Assistant
Reshanna has a triple AAS business degree in Business, Marketing, and Management. Reshanna joined the Enlightium Academy Progress Department in 2017. Since that time she has been involved in the development of the Bridge, Intervention Programs, and most recently the EA 101 Program. Reshanna also serves as an Admissions Assistant. Reshanna very much enjoys serving Enlightium’s families with care and support.
Outside of work Reshanna is the Women’s Ministry and Bible study leader at her church. Reshanna enjoys spending time with her family, reading books, and going for walks or quad rides in her forest. Reshanna and her husband have two grown children, a niece at home that they are raising and a grandson that they are also helping to raise.
"Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him."
Records Lead: Incoming Records
Evelina joined Enlightium Academy Admissions Department in 2018. She graduated from Eastern Washington University in 2021 with a dual degree in business management and human resources with a minor in accounting. Mrs. Litoshik is ACSI certified.
Outside of work, Evelina serves at a local church as a Sunday school teacher, sings in choir, and helps in any events. Evelina enjoys serving the Lord together with her husband. Living in a warm state has been a blessing because she is able to enjoy more of the outdoors with her family.
"I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you."
Noah joined the Enlightium Academy Admissions Department in 2022. He graduated from Olivet Nazarene University in 2020 with a degree in Sport Management and a minor in Business.
Noah serves at his church by playing piano on the worship team. He has a passion for music and theatre, and he loves watching sports and playing video games in his free time. Growing up in Chicago, he’s a huge fan of the White Sox, Bears, and Bulls. Noah and his fiance, Audren, are getting married in June of 2023.
“Cast all of your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
Sarah Tower joined Enlightium Academy in 2022 working as a records specialist. She has an Associate’s Degree in computer science. Sarah has over 15+ years of experience working with children and helping them grow in their relationship with Christ.
Outside of work, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband, two children, and husky puppy. She also likes scrapbooking, decorating cookies, watching movies, and all things Disney.
“Let all that you do be done in love.”
Grace joined Enlightium Academy in 2021 working as a High School Counseling Assistant and then transitioned into a Registrar Assistant role. Grace is detail-oriented and organized. She enjoys taking a part in serving the families at Enlightium.
Grace enjoys spending time with her husband, Evan, and her cat Talic. She loves trying new restaurants and exploring new areas. She also enjoys practicing fancy hand-lettering and trying new pens.
“Your faith has saved you; go in peace.”
Melinda Ferguson joined Enlightium Academy in 2015 working as the registrar’s assistant. While she doesn’t always have direct interaction with the students and their families, she finds pleasure in being able to serve them in a practical way by coordinating with other schools to send records that are needed for registration. Melinda and her husband have three grown children and six delightful grandchildren, who they love spending time with.
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you."
Ms. Pechenov has an Associates Degree and enjoys helping Enlightium families in the school’s main office.
She likes typing and working with computers, as well as spending time with her family, hiking, biking, camping, and traveling.
“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”
Miroslava Zobov joined Enlightium Academy in 2016 as a registrar's assistant. She is glad that she can serve students by taking a part in managing, maintaining, and filing academic records.
Outside of work, Miroslava is involved in a MOPS ministry at her church. She also likes crafting, decorating and event planning. She and her husband have three very active little boys, they enjoy going on walks together and spending time outdoors.
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well."