Meet Our Counselors

 

Ms. Allen, M.A.

Ms. Allen, M.A.

High School Counselor
6th-12th: Diamond Students
NCAA, AP, & CC Coordinator; College Consultant

Ms. Allen has been with Enlightium since 2015. She grew up in Seattle, Washington and attended a Christian school through 12th grade. She received her bachelor's degree in Social Work at Washington State University. While raising three children, she also became passionate about education and college and career planning. Ms. Allen returned to school and received her master’s degree in School Counseling K-12 from Gonzaga University. Kim is ACSI certified.

During her spare time, she and her husband enjoy playing volleyball, reading, and spending time with friends and her three adult children. Spending time with family usually includes traveling, which Ms. Allen also loves to do. It is her desire to get to know all of her students and her hope is to build a trusting relationship so her students can come to her with any issue, no matter how big or small it may seem. She especially likes helping students explore their own goals and passions for life beyond high school.

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17

Ms. Yohe, M.Ed.

Ms. Yohe, M.Ed.

High School Counselor
12th: Silver, Silver Premium & Gold Students
Naviance & x2VOL Administrator; AIMS/504/ISP Coordinator

Ms. Yohe has been with Enlightium since 2017. She earned her bachelor's degree in Education from Lewis-Clark State College. While raising 8 children, she earned her Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from City University of Seattle. Currently, Ms. Yohe is earning her Doctorate in Education with an emphasis in eLearning through Northcentral University. Ms. Yohe is an ESA and ACSI certified guidance counselor with a Professional Teaching Certificate.

Ms. Yohe enjoys inspiring students to engage in the process of their education and beyond high school plans with positive facilitation and guidance. She applies high standards and adheres to ethical counseling practices. Ms. Yohe enjoys nurturing partnerships and supports positive performance, extraordinary work ethic, and forthright communication. She works hard to support students in investigating their interests and exploring options for their future endeavors. Ms. Yohe continually offers encouraging coaching, highlighting each student’s achievements and specific needs. She provides detailed feedback and enjoys going the extra mile to support student success.

During her spare time, she and her husband enjoy camping, hiking, reading and spending quality time with family.

“As for me and my household, we shall serve the Lord.”
Joshua 25:15

Ms. Towner, M.Ed.

Ms. Towner, M.Ed.

High School Counselor
11th: Silver, Silver Premium & Gold Students
Events Coordinator

Ms. Towner graduated from Northwest University with a BA in Psychology and minor in Pastoral Care. She received a Masters in Education with an emphasis in School Counseling from Heritage University. She works as a Guidance Counselor for 11th grade families and students at Enlightium Academy.

Prior to joining the EA team, Ms. Towner worked as a high school counselor in a public school in Central Washington State. She also volunteered as a registered therapeutic riding instructor through the North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (now known as PATH International).

Ms. Towner volunteers at her local church as a bassist and vocalist for the music team. In her free time, she and her husband enjoy spending time with family, their dog, Grady, and horse, Aspen.

The mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.
Isaiah 55:12

Ms. Seo, B.A

Ms. Seo, B.A

High School Counselor
10th: Silver, Silver Premium & Gold Students

Ms. Seo joined Enlightium in 2018. She received her B.A. in Biblical Studies with an Interdisciplinary in Counseling from Moody Bible Institute in Spokane, Washington, and her A.A. in Art Education from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana.

Ms. Seo grew up in a small town in Montana and enjoys spending time outdoors hiking, fishing, and kayaking. She loves being crafty and is often finding new projects to complete that will make her home more welcoming. Ms. Seo and her husband believe hospitality and honest conversation are essential parts of building relationships and sharing the Gospel message. They seek to show Christ’s love to others by hosting dinners and game nights in their home.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
Philippians 4:8

Ms. Van Egdom, B.A

Ms. Van Egdom, B.A

High School Counselor
9th: Silver, Silver Premium & Gold Students
Middlebury Program Coordinator

Ms. Van Egdom has been with Enlightium since 2018. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Washington, with a major in Community Psychology as well as Society, Ethics, and Human Behavior and a minor in Education and Society. During her undergrad, Angie worked as an Academic Advisor for the college preparatory program TRIO Upward Bound. It was then when her passion of working with high school students grew. Angie is currently attending Whitworth University for her Master’s of Education in School Counseling.

In her spare time, she enjoys lounging and binge-watching Netflix with her husband, Josiah, who is also a full-time Political Science student at Eastern Washington University. Ms. Van Egdom is also very family oriented; whenever she gets the chance during weekends, she hops in the car and drives ‘home’ to spend time with her parents, siblings, and dog Sebastian. Growing up the value of education was instilled in Angie, and she wishes to do the same with her students while also building a trusting relationship and sharing the love of Christ with them.

“For we live by faith, not by sight.”
2 Corinthians 5:7

Ms. Vagin, BA - DIP

Ms. Vagin, BA - DIP

Middle School Counselor
7th-8th: Bronze, Silver, Silver Premium, & Gold Students
Prek–8 Lead Counselor & Department Coordinator

Ms. Vagin has been working with Enlightium Academy since 2009. She has a degree in Business Management and is currently pursuing a degree in Social Services at Whitworth University. She worked tirelessly on developing the EA counselors' and admissions departments, and now is leading the counselor’s department and serving as the Elementary School counselor. She loves working with parents and students and making a difference in people’s lives.

Ms. Vagin teaches Sunday School at her church and is involved with the MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) program. In her spare time, she enjoys going hiking, reading, visiting with friends, and traveling.

Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
Psalm 37:3-4

Olesia Kuropatkin, B.F.A.

Olesia Kuropatkin, B.F.A.

Middle School Counselor Assistant
7th-8th

Olesia 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.

Although Olesia did not graduate from a Christian school, she was able to receive a Christian foundation at home and watched both of her parents serve in the local church. She served as a Sunday School teacher, was a member of the youth choir, and served as an accompanist to the choir and congregation. Watching her mom as she pursued her dream in bringing Christian Education first to the Slavic people, and later all nationalities, Olesia was able to take part in many of the Christian seminars and workshops, deepening her knowledge of the Lord and Christian education.

Family is very important to Olesia and she does what she can to spend meaningful time with her husband and their children in order to build that Christian foundation in them. When time permits, she likes to read, garden, and do freelance graphic designing.

"Guide me in Your truth, and teach me, for You are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."
Psalm 25:5

Ms. Crisp, M.A.S.W.

Ms. Crisp, M.A.S.W.

Middle School Counselor
6th: Silver, Silver Premium, & Gold Students
Elementary and Middle School Counselor Assistant

Ms. Crisp joined Enlightium Academy in 2018. She received a B.A in Psychology with a minor in Sociology, a certificate in Leadership and a Master of Social Work Degree from Eastern Washington University.

Ms. Crisp enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys reading, creating photo books and exploring nearby cities. She has a passion for helping others and telling people about Jesus.

For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11

Ms. John, BA

Ms. John, BA

Elementary School Counselor
3rd-5th: Bronze, Silver, Silver Premium, Gold & Diamond Students

Ms. John received her bachelor's degree in Pre-Counseling and Human Services from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. She began the Masters program for Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Denver Seminary and is planning to continue those studies at Whitworth University. At Enlightium Academy she works as the Elementary Counselor and Assistant Coordinator for Bridge and the AIMS programs.

Ms. John enjoys volunteering with Union Gospel Mission, working in outreach and development for at-risk youth. She loves spending time with friends as well as spending time reading and learning about various psychology topics.

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39

Ms. Fenina, B.S.

Ms. Fenina, B.S.

Primary School Program Coordinator
PreK-2 Students

Ms. Fenina received her BS in Elementary Education from the University of South Florida and is ACSI Certified.

Ms. Fenina has been substitute teaching in public elementary and middle schools since 2012 and has been teaching at Enlightium Academy since 2015. She teaches Bible, History, English, and elementary electives and is the primary school counselor. Ms. Fenina believes that education with Christian values is a doorway to a flourishing life.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6