Anthony Barba, Academic Administrator

Anthony Barba, who serves as St. John's academic administrator, started his career in education in 1997 at St. Lawrence Orthodox High School in Felton, California. He earned his bachelor's degree in mathematics, followed by a master's degree in education at the University of California Santa Cruz. Anthony has served as a math instructor, technology coordinator, and staff administrator in public schools and community colleges. Currently, Anthony is working on his Washington State Principal Certificate. Anthony has been living in Washington since 2005 with his wife, Marcella, and their three children. Their family lives in Moxee, Washington and attends Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Yakima.

Theophila Forsyth, Business Administrator

Biography coming soon.

Hannah Beach, Kindergarten

Biography coming soon.

Marcella Barba, Grades 1-4 Mathematics

Marcella serves, primarily, as St. John's elementary math teacher. She has been with our school since 2012. Marcella earned her bachelor's degree in psychology at Liberty University in Lynchbrg, Virginia and has served as a teacher's aide in the public schools.

Helena Stroberger, Grades 1-4 English Language Arts

Helena has taught at the kindergarten, middle school, and high school levels, and was previously a writing tutor at The Ohio State University; where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in English. She is excited to be teaching her favorite subjects this year and is currently taking coursework to help her better serve her younger students. Helena, her husband Michael, and their three children attend Holy Cross Orthodox Church in Yakima.

Paraskevi Copeland, Grades 1-6 Science

Paraskevi Copeland has held various teaching and volunteer positions at St. John's school since its opening in 2002. She started as a parent-volunteer teacher and then joined the staff in 2009. She has a B.A. in Chemistry from Pacific Lutheran University and has taken several courses in preparation for a teaching certification. She is currently teaching 1st to 6th grade science.

Heidi Seaborn, Grades 5-6 English Language Arts and Mathematics

Biography coming soon.

Mary Fassett, Kindergarten Instructional Aide & Music Teacher

Biography coming soon.

Dna. Anna Reed, Art Teacher

Biography coming soon.



  • Dr. Seth Thomas Copeland, President

  • Matt Leslie, Vice President

  • Jennifer Maher, Treasure

  • Chris Hargrave, Secretary

  • Anthony Barba

  • Ken Capp

  • Alan Landvoy

  • Fr. Joseph Copeland