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Debra CunninghamDebra Cunningham, Ed.D.
Chair

Education Department
San Diego Christian College


Growing up in Southern California, I had an awareness of God but it was not until my senior year of high school that I came to understand I could have a personal relationship with the Lord through Jesus Christ. I received Christ as my Savior the day before I began college, and oh, what a journey He has taken me on! I received my Associate in Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Mt. San Antonio College, a bachelor's degree in Psychology from California Baptist University, a master's degree in Christian Education from Southwestern Seminary, a California Clear Teaching Credential from Chico State University, and most recently a doctorate of education in higher education leadership from Azusa Pacific University.

My greatest joy next to knowing Jesus is being married to my husband Ken. We have two adult children, a wonderful son-in-law and three grandchildren for whom we love being Papa Red and Gramsie. After 25 years in Yuba City, CA we relocated to San Diego to assume the position of Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Liberal Studies and Teacher Credential Program. It is a privilege and honor to serve at such a godly institution.

I am passionate about education! My greatest joy comes in being able to train men and women to effectively impact and teach children and adolescents to become responsible citizens who grow and maximize their potential. Being able to incorporate a faith aspect into training others to teach brings extreme satisfaction in that I am training others to make a difference not only in this world, but also in the Kingdom of God. My life motto is characterized by three words: Union (with Christ), Transformation (by Christ), and Freedom (in Christ).


Cherly Myers, Department Chair, EducationCheryl Myers, M.A.

Education Department
San Diego Christian College


Teaching has been a passion of mine beginning with Sunday school teaching as a teen-ager. Desiring this career path, I earned a Bachelor’s in Music Education from the King’s College in Briarcliff, New York. Since that time, I have had opportunities to teach public school music, home-school three of my four children, teach first grade, high school English, ESL to international students, and finally to teach on the college level.

The home-schooling experience took place while my husband and I were living on the Mekong River in Northeast Thailand, where we served for about 15 years as missionaries and where I discovered my second passion—linguistics.  There I had the opportunity to analyze an unwritten language and to act as a consultant to other missionaries in language study.  On returning to the US, I went on to get a Masters degree in Education with a concentration in ESL from United States International University (now Alliant University).

What is amazing to me is how God has brought these two strands together to equip me for what I am doing now—teaching linguistics and teaching future teachers.  The variety of teaching experiences I have had has been great background for working with students in our Teacher Credential Program while the practical experience of working with languages makes the teaching of linguistics more than a textbook exercise.  God does not waste anything!


Robin EvansRobin Evans, M.A.

Education Department
San Diego Christian College


For the past 18 years I have worked at Point Loma Nazarene University until God called me to accept the Credential Analyst position at SDCC in June, 2013. My husband, Tom, and I have been married for 30 years and have 2 children. My passion in life is my dear family. We live in Point Loma, so I am anxiously awaiting the opportunity to commute via trolley to our new Santee campus from Old Town! My husband and I love travelling together to Hawaii as often as possible. I lived in Hawaii for 6 years where I earned my bachelor's degree and worked following graduation. While in college I worked at the Sheraton Waikiki as a synchronized swimmer in their poolside evening water show. When I returned to the Bay Area I met my future husband who was from San Diego. We made San Diego our home.

Our 28-year-old daughter, Jamie, is a teacher who just completed her master's degree in special education. She lives here in San Diego - close enough to come home for a meal now and then! She loves children and has wanted to be a teacher since 4th grade. It's so exciting to see how she has attained her goal! Our son Dillon is 20 and attends California Institute of the Arts (CalArts) where he is studying stage management and production. He has already been fortunate enough to work with Tom Hanks, William Shatner, Martin Short, and various others. He is definitely pursuing his passion.

The Lord continues to bless me and my family in so many good ways. I am so excited to be part of this loving SDCC community! Please stop by my office and introduce yourself. I'd love to meet you!

 
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