The Enlightium Academy (EA) Admissions Department starts the initial process of onboarding students. They coordinate with parents and the student’s previous school to collect all necessary documentation: report cards for grades 3–8, transcripts for grades 9–12, health records, academic assessment, and evaluation documentation, etc. (as applicable to the student) in order to finalize the student’s enrollment at EA. The Admissions Team also assigns placement (entrance) tests which, in conjunction with the provided records, will be used by the student’s counselor to determine the appropriate academic plan for the student.
The EA Registrar Department manages students’ records, verifies the student’s enrollment, and releases records to receiving schools and report cards/transcripts to the parents. They also import transfer grades into the Ignitia platform and EA’s grading software.
Liya Vogin has been working in education since 2012. She joined the Enlightium Academy registration team in 2014. Liya’s exceptional accuracy and efficiency brought her to the Head of Admissions position in 2016. She enjoys helping families through the enrollment process as they get to learn about online education at Enlightium Academy.
Liya enjoys living in the Pacific Northwest and spends most weekends outdoors with her husband. They moved to Seattle, WA after living in Spokane most of their lives. They love their rainy home. Liya and her husband are very close with their families so they plan many road trips and vacations with their loved ones. During her free time, Liya enjoys scrapbooking and cooking.
“Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
Jean Kolb joined Enlightium Academy in 2014 as an Admissions Assistant. She graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and loves following college sports. She led her church’s children’s ministry for ten years before working in schools. Jean loves encouraging students and helping families, so Enlightium Academy is a perfect fit.
Jean and her husband have three grown children and three grandchildren. They enjoy hiking, traveling, and any time spent with their family.
"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."
Lena Kozyan joined Enlightium Academy in 2018. Lena is a graduate from Spokane Community College with an Associate of Applied Science Degree. After working in the legal field for several years, Lena enjoys working in a Christ-centered atmosphere.
Lena and her husband love to travel and have a lot of places on their bucket list to visit. They also love to spend time with their families. Lena is singing in a choir at her church. She is also an accountant at Northwest Association of Slavic Baptist Churches in the Youth Department. During her free time, Lena enjoys baking and creating family albums.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”
Evelina Dolbnya joined Enlightium Academy in 2018. Evelina graduated from Eastern Washington University in June of 2018. She is continuing into the business program to receive a bachelor’s in business management.
Outside of work and school, Evelina is involved in a few areas at her local church and has previously volunteered at local charity houses. She teaches a Sunday school class, sings in choir, and is a leader who helps organize events, decorate, and make activities for youth services. Additionally, Evelina plays an important role at the youth coffee shop, that runs every Sunday at her church, making sure it runs properly.
"I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you."
Olya Churkin is Enlightium Academy’s registration team lead. Despite the fact that she works more often with numbers and letters than with people, she never passes up the opportunity to encourage and motivate those around her. Olya has worked in various schools’ registration departments since 2013. She received a B.A. in Visual Communications Design from Eastern Washington University in 2011. She is grateful for the opportunity to work in a loving and supportive community and to be a part of the bigger purpose of helping students pursue their passion while leading them in a Christian worldview.
Olya enjoys all things creative including decorating, crafts, design, and event planning. She and her husband have been happily married and are raising two energetic and lovely boys. Olya loves nature and takes every opportunity to explore God's amazing design with her family.
“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God..."
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 and receive records that are needed for registration. Melinda and her husband have three grown children and four 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."
Miroslava Zobov joined Enlightium Academy in 2016 as a registrar's assistant. She enjoys working with numbers and people. She is glad that she can serve students by taking a part in managing and maintaining academic records and other important information.
Outside of work, Miroslava is involved in a MOPS ministry at her local church. She also likes crafting, decorating and event planning. She and her husband have three very active little boys, 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."