About Us

Head of School
Alyssa Yengo

The Head of School implements the Governing and School Board’s legislated policies and directives and manages the day-to-day operations of the school. The Head of School is accountable to The Board of Directors; the role, responsibilities, and limitations of the Head of School’s administration are guided by the Governing and School Board’s policies.

Welcome to Willow Glen Christian School: A Premier Classical Christian Learning Community

I am delighted to extend a heartfelt welcome to all of you as we embark on an exciting journey into the world of classical Christian education at Willow Glen. It is my honor to serve as Head of School of this distinguished institution, where the pursuit of knowledge, character development, and academic excellence is infused with the timeless values of our Christian faith.

At WGCS, we envision education as a transformative experience that not only equips students with the tools for academic success but also nurtures their spiritual growth and moral compass. Our dedicated faculty and staff are committed to fostering a nurturing environment that embodies Christian principles, guiding our students towards wisdom, virtue, and a profound understanding of their faith.

Rooted in a foundation of biblical truths and classical education, our curriculum integrates the rich tapestry of the liberal arts with the teachings of Christ. We strive to instill a strong sense of moral character, integrity, and service to others in our students, empowering them to be compassionate and responsible members of the community.

Through a dynamic and comprehensive academic curriculum, enriched by co-curricular activities and extracurricular opportunities, we aim to equip our students with the skills, knowledge, and Christian values necessary to navigate a world that constantly evolves. Our approach encourages critical thinking, analytical reasoning, and a deepening of faith, preparing students to excel in a globally connected society.

Together, we will celebrate achievements, learn from setbacks, and nurture a sense of belonging within our classical Christian school community. Our doors are always open to collaboration, feedback, and constructive dialogue as we work hand in hand to provide the best classical Christian educational experience for our students.

I invite each and every one of you to join us on this inspiring journey of growth, faith, and academic excellence. Let us come together to create an environment where the potential of every student is unlocked and celebrated, guided by the light of Christ’s teachings.

In Him,

Alyssa Yengo
Head of School
Willow Glen Christian School

Governing Board of Directors

Willow Glen Christian School’s Governing Board consists of one representative from each of its eight sponsoring churches. Each representative is appointed based on the consideration of their respective church.

Meet our Governing Board of Directors:

Vineyard Church of Ithaca

Vineyard Church of Ithaca

Angela Sorensen

Governing Board President

Covenant Love Community Church

Covenant Love Community Church

Nelson Mead

Governing Board Vice-President

Hillside Alliance Church

Hillside Alliance Church

Darren Rowels

Governing Board Secretary

Asbury Church

Asbury Church

(In memoriam) Chuck Tanzola

Governing Board Treasurer

Bethel Grove Bible Church

Bethel Grove Bible Church

Deborah Miller

Christ Chapel

Christ Chapel

Lawrence Lyon

First Ithaca Chinese Church

First Ithaca Chinese Church

Paul Epp

New Life Presbyterian Church

New Life Presbyterian Church

Cintia Orsi

Willow Glen School Board

The School Board is a committee of the Governing Board which oversees the school’s daily operations, staffing, curriculum, activities, and long-term strategic planning.

David Johnson

School Board President

Covenant Love Community Church

Covenant Love Community Church

William Enslow

School Board Vice-President

Bread of Life Anglican Church

Bread of Life Anglican Church

Amy O’Dowd

School Board Secretary

Vineyard Church of Ithaca

Vineyard Church of Ithaca

Angela Sorensen

School Board Treasurer

Covenant Love Community Church

Covenant Love Community Church

Carol Becker

New Life Presbyterian Church

New Life Presbyterian Church

Cintia Orsi

First Ithaca Chinese Church

First Ithaca Chinese Church

Cindy Chen

Bethel Grove Bible Church

Bethel Grove Bible Church

Deborah Miller

Trinity Lutheran

Trinity Lutheran

Jordan Cooper