Attended Centralia Community College
Mrs. Valerie Anderson joined the staff at ACS in November of 2000. She was born in Coral Gables, Florida, and was raised in Florida and California. As a young adult, Mrs. Anderson moved to Washington, where she raised salmon for a living, and met her husband, Phil. In 2000, they moved to Illinois, to assist Phil's parents. They have three grown children: Graham, Patrick, and Whitney. The family attends Fox River Lutheran Church.
B.A. Architecture - Illinois Institute of Technology
Mrs. Patricia Butts joined the staff at Aurora Christian in 2017 as a part-time Extended Care assistant for elementary and preschool. In 2020, she transitioned to the ACS cafeteria, where she leads the team as the Food Services Coordinator. Mrs. Butts came to know Jesus Christ as her Savior in her mid-twenties and has been blessed and encouraged by the Lord’s faithfulness in her life. Before joining the ACS family, she practiced as an architect for many years before becoming a stay at home mom. She and her husband live in North Aurora with their three young adult children. They enjoy worshiping at Village Bible Chapel in Sugar Grove.
Mrs. Beth Harner joined the Aurora Christian Athletic Department in 2013. She serves as an Assistant to the ACS Athletic Director, Mr. Dan Beebe. She enjoys spending time with her family whether at a sporting event, vacation or just sitting around the table talking. She also enjoys watching good old Hallmark movies. She and her husband Paul have five children Jennifer (Matt), Brent (Kim), Janelle (Myles), Brooke and Brock. They currently live in Sugar Grove and attend Fox River Church in Sheridan.
Mrs. Destiny Llamas joined the staff at ACS as Publications and Design Assistant, in the year 2019. In addition to her current role, she now offers her support as the Admissions Assistant. She was born and raised in Aurora, Illinois, where she and her husband, Orlando, and their 3 children currently reside. Even though she and her family are newer to the ACS family, they are fully invested in the Aurora Christian community. They currently attend Impact Church in Aurora.
Mrs. Deb McKinney joined the ACS staff in 1987. She is currently serving as Principals' & Office Assistant, but has worked in various support staff roles over her 30+ years at ACS.
Mrs. Diane McQuade joined the Aurora Christian Athletic Department in 2011. She serves as an Assistant to the ACS Athletic Director, Mr. Dan Beebe. Diane thoroughly enjoys working with the ACS student athletes and their families. She and her husband Bob have four children Becky, Craig, Lisa and Ryan. They currently live in Yorkville, IL and attend Calvary West Church in Sugar Grove.
Mrs. Jennifer Snyder is originally from Hopewell, Pennsylvania. She attended Gannon University in Erie, PA, where she graduated with a B.S. in Legal Studies and worked as a paralegal. After marrying in 2010 and following the birth of her two children, she stepped away from work to focus on raising her two wonderful boys. In 2018 she transitioned to Oswego, Illinois so that the family pursued new opportunities. As her children grew older she was eager to return to work and found a home at ACS in March of 2021. In her spare time she enjoys gardening and watching her boys grow and become amazing humans.
Mrs Sarah Vizcaya joined the staff of Aurora Christian in 2020 as the part-time Preschool Secretary. Sarah is a lifetime resident of Aurora and is a 2002 alumni of ACS. Sarah and her husband, Dan have two children who both attend Aurora Christian.
B.S. Elementary Education - University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (1993)
Mrs. Sarah Woodward grew up in Plainfield, IL. She attended her high school years at Aurora Christian and graduated in 1988. She originally majored in Accounting, but switched her major to Elementary Ed. After graduation, she taught business classes for one year at ACS at the high school level, then married her husband Andy and taught 2nd grade an additional 6 years. She left teaching to start a family and raise their daughter Annabelle. She returned as a Prek - 12th grade substitute once her daughter began school at ACS. She began her role as Finance Asst. in 2013 and loves working in the school setting and where her daughter (now in high school) attends. Mrs. Woodward and her family reside in Aurora and attend Harvest Bible Chapel - Aurora.