Faculty & Staff
Faculty & Staff
We are pleased to introduce you to our highly trained and passionate team of professional educators. Most of our instructors have credentials that qualify them as adjunct professors with our partner college, which allows us to offer a comprehensive catalog of College in the High School courses. All of our staff are committed to helping students thrive.
Mr. Rogers is a lifelong educator and fourth generation Mill A resident. He earned a B.A. from Fresno Pacific College and an M.A. from Western Governors University, both in Math Education, and is currently working on a degree in Educational Leadership. Mr. Rogers taught high school math for over 18 years before joining Mill A School District in 2015.
Academic Advisor & Dean of Students
Ms. Herman began working at PCIA in 2018. She is passionate about student success in and outside the classroom. Following graduation from high school, Ms. Herman attended Western Oregon University and earned her B.S. degree with an emphasis in Social Sciences and Health/P.E. Education. In 2006-2008, she earned an M.Ed. in College Student Service Administration from Oregon State University and graduated magna cum laude. Ms. Herman has 16+ years of experience working with college students and high school students in a variety of educational settings. She is committed to empowering students through a variety of approaches that promote intellectual, ethical, emotional, and personal growth.
In her spare time, Ms. Herman coaches high school softball, and enjoys reading, fishing, playing sports, baking, volunteering in the community, and cheering on the Oregon State Beavers and Seattle Seahawks. She lives in rural White Salmon with her husband, daughter, and son, as well as her five chickens, her dog, Pippa, and her two black cats, Lloyd Christmas and Harry Dunne.
Dr. Ammar Harb
Dr. Harb has 20 years of experience teaching students at different levels, from middle schoolers to graduate students. He earned his Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics from Portland State University, where he served as an adjunct professor before joining PCIA. Dr. Harb enjoys teaching mathematics and simplifying its concepts as much as possible, so his students can understand and transfer them to practical applications.
Ms. Green earned an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Mississippi, an MFA in poetry writing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Masters degree in Teaching from the University of Washington. While at Ole Miss, she received the Holloway Dissertation Fellowship and was inaugural Tutor of the Year for the Office of Student-Athlete Academic Support. Her writing has appeared in such literary journals as The Florida Review, Poet Lore, and Prairie Schooner.
Ms. Green lives with her husband, daughter, son, and fur-baby, Boo the cat. Her interests include reading graphic novels, spending time outdoors, and boxing. She is honored to be a member of the PCIA family.
Mr. Harrison is a passionate historian with an aptitude for predicting future events as a professional geopolitical forecaster. With an MA in History from Portland State University, he has taught as an adjunct professor for a variety of colleges and universities. Mr. Harrison enjoys hiking, fishing, chess, reading, and community service.
Ryan Van Duzor
Mr. Ryan Van Duzor has been PCIA’s science instructor since 2017. He is also the Knowledge Bowl coach and Biology Club mentor at PCIA.
Mr. Van Duzor is a dedicated scientist with diverse scientific interests and background. He earned an MS in Biology from Loyola University Chicago, where he served as an Adjunct Instructor, as well as a Masters in Teaching from University of Washington. Mr. Van Duzor has extensive professional experience working for the USDA in invasive species detection and tracking as well as field research in entomology and ecology for the USFS and USDA.
In his personal life, Mr. Van Duzor is a husband, father and an avid fisherman, fly fisherman, fly tyer and Lego artist living in Stevenson. His Lego build “Wonders of the Fragile Reef” is being displayed at the “home of the brick”, the Lego House in Billund, Denmark.
Mr. Hawkins is a certified Scrum Master with a BA in English Literature from the University of Oregon, a Career Technology Education (CTE) certification from Central Washington University and 19 additional technology certifications. He developed and administered servers, networks and software systems with worldwide deployment during nearly 20 years of industry experience. He now brings his passion for teaching and personal growth to the classroom.
Ms. Doring is a juried fine artist practiced in life drawing, painting, printmaking, and pottery. She holds a BFA in Fine Arts and Secondary Education from Boston University, and an MEd in Counseling and Personnel Services from Maryland University. Having been a small business owner, teacher, counselor, social worker, as well as accomplished artist, Ms. Doring’s varied passions, skills and experience combine to provide students with a rich, supportive learning environment.
Jessica Waggoner Hoff
Ms. Hoff is an experienced educator fluent in Spanish and conversant in French. After living and studying in Mexico, she earned a BA in Spanish Teaching from Central Washington University. Ms. Hoff subsequently lived and studied in Spain and, most recently, in Puerto Rico. Ms. Hoff’s knowledge of anthropology and linguistics generally and her interest in Latin American and Spanish culture in particular add depth to her world language instruction.
Ms. Duffus is an enthusiastic physical education and health instructor who thrives on inspiring students. She earned an MA in Teaching from Grand Canyon University with an emphasis in physical education. Ms. Duffus has been motivating students to make exercise, wellness and nutrition an enjoyable part of their lives for more than fifteen years. A graduate of Mill A School herself, Ms. Duffus enjoys an active lifestyle in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge.