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 Director of Admissions. 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 as 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 at 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 and 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 and her church family, reading books when she has time, and spending time outside. Reshanna and her husband of 26 + years have two grown children, a teenager still at home and a 3-year-old grandson that they help raise off and on. Reshanna loves being a nana!
“Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”
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. Mr. Phalen is ACSI cerified.
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 wife, Audren, were married in June of 2023.
“Cast all of your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
Carla holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Washington and was happy to join Enlightium Academy in 2023. She worked in the senior care industry for the last 10+ years as an Activities (or Program) Director in a wide variety of senior communities. She felt blessed to have the job of helping others enrich their lives, simply by creating opportunities for them to thrive. Mrs. Potter is ACSI certified.
At Enlightium Academy, she feels blessed again in her work helping the Admissions and EA101 Team, where she assists new and returning families and students who choose to enrich their lives through quality, Christian-based, education and experiences.
Carla lives just outside of the city of Spokane, near Long Lake, in Nine Mile Falls with her husband and one really spoiled kitty! Outside of work, she enjoys activities that include boating, bike riding, golfing, fishing, scenic day trips…and shopping, of course!
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
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.”
Mrs. Fleming has over 15 years of administration experience in the medical field with proven knowledge of back office operations, as well as excellent customer service.
Born and raised in Spokane, Washington, Mrs. Fleming has been married since 2004 with three daughters. She enjoys spending time with family, crafting, and being outdoors.
“And I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, 'Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?' Then I said, "Here am I (hineni)! Send me.”
Ms. Pechenov joined Enlightium Academy in 2022. She has an Associate’s Degree and enjoys helping Enlightium families in the school’s main office.
Outside of work, Tanya enjoys spending time with her family playing card/board games as well as hiking, traveling, and landscape photography.
“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”