OUR STAFF

Ray Brown, Principal









     Being principal of SCFS has provided me a wonderful opportunity to work with staff, parents, and children to ensure that we meet the needs of our students.  Although not without a few bumps along the way, especially with COVID-19, my experiences with the families at SCFS have been wonderful.
    As a graduate of San Diego State and California State University in San Bernardino, I have a long background in education, from my beginnings of teaching in East Los Angeles to, eventually, coordinate the Master of Arts in Teaching program at Eastern Oregon University.  I retired from the Oregon University System, but felt I still have something to offer in education.
     My wife and I have enjoyed our relocation to Warren, especially with living in a rural environment with close proximity to a vibrant urban area.  We enjoy the symphony, soccer, travel, and working on our three acres.  With three sons, we understand the joys and tribulations of parenting.  Mary, my wife, is a wish granter for Make-a-Wish.  Our youngest son teaches at Pacific University in the math department.
   I enjoy family activities, international travel (I have been in Spain, Germany, Ireland, the Czech Republic, and Hungary since coming to SCFS), the Oregon Symphony, reading, writing, hiking, kayaking, and soccer.

 
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Valena Tabor, Grades 3-5

​ Hi, my name is Valena Taber.  I have been working at SCFS since 2008 and it is the BEST job ever!  I love the balance our school creates for families who want a unique learning environment for their children.  In 2015-2016, I am teaching grades 3-5 again. Previously I taught K-2.  Teaching fills my life with so much joy. 

     My education started in Rexburg, ID where I earned my Associates Degree.  I continued on at Portland State University, where I earned my teaching license along with a Masters in Education. 

     I have been a substitute teacher, a Mad Scientist, assistance Customer Service manager at Alberston’s, a 4-H leader, youth dance instructor, Art Literacy Coach, and best of all a mother!
     Some things I enjoy when I am not teaching include hiking, rafting, camping, gardening, baking, singing, dancing, playing with my family and doing whatever sounds fun!

Alison Norton, Grades K-2
​   I am looking forward to another great year at SCFS. I started my adventure here during the 2011-2012 school year, and have enjoyed being involved in such a unique program filled with wonderful staff, students, and families. 
     After growing up in Scappoose, I began my college education at PCC, but soon transferred to Portland State where I earned my Bachelors of Science degree majoring in Social Science. It was there that I discovered and began to nurture my true passion for teaching. After lots of tutoring and working with kids, I decided to attend Concordia University, where I received my Masters of Arts in Teaching in 2010. Before joining SCFS, I worked as a reading assistant at Ladd Acres in Hillsboro. I truly love being creative, making learning fun, and exciting!
   I love cooking new foods, spending time with family, crafting/art projects, and traveling. I currently live in Beaverton with my dog.

Eric Raya, Middle School, Grades 6-8

I am the newest member of SCFS's teaching staff.  I am looking forward to working with the middle school students at the school,  

I am a graduate of Scappoose High School, Oregon State, and Concordia University with a masters in education.  

I love sports, especially baseball which I still play and coach.  As an avid sports fan, I follow the Seattle sports teams whenever I can.

In my spare time, I enjoy fishing, music (Classic Rock and Country), running and lifting weights.  I am, also,  learning to play the guitar.

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