Meet the Visual and Performing Arts Staff!
Our faculty is passionate about the arts and the way they can enhance a student’s creativity and their academic performance. We love what we do and who we do it for: our students and THE KING!
STACEY REED: VPA Lead · Dance Teacher · 4 years at TKA
Mrs. Reed teaches all levels of Junior High and High School Dance. Stacey is a TKA alumna who then received her B.A. in Dance from San Jose State University. She has been teaching dance for 12 years within public dance studios and elementary schools. Stacey feels blessed and overjoyed to be continuing for another year!
RHONDA IRWIN: VPA Coordinator · 11 years at TKA
As a parent, Mrs. Irwin always found herself organizing some aspect of her children’s activities. Her many years of playing in the college band, accompanying orchestra and show choir, choral singing, teaching elementary children’s music classes and working behind the scenes of drama productions allows her to connect with students pursuing this aspect of education. She attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering.
MARK ANDERSON: Art Teacher · 19 years at TKA
Mr. Anderson earned a B.S. from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, majoring in Art Education with a minor in History. He also did graduate work at Bethany University in Scotts Valley. He has been teaching full-time since 1972 and has taught ceramics, calligraphy, and linear perspective drawing since the beginning of his teaching career using the curricula he developed for these three studio art classes.
RYAN BORTZ: Band & Orchestra Director · 10 years at TKA
Mr. Bortz earned his B.A. in music, with a concentration in music education, from Pepperdine University. Additionally, he has an M.A. in education, with a concentration in curriculum and instruction, from CSU, Northridge, and a Master of Music degree, with a concentration in instrumental conducting, from Sam Houston State University.
ABIGAIL DeGRAAF: Theatre 1-4, Speaking with Confidence 6 and 7-8, Video Editing and Production, Director of HS & JH Plays · 1st year at TKA
Miss DeGraaf has just moved to the Bay Area from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, Georgia where she received a Master of Arts in Teaching and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre. She comes to us with 18 years of experience on the stage, most of which took place in the Puget Sound area of Washington State where she has lived nearly all her life. She has loved theatre ever since she can remember, taking every opportunity to audition and act in plays since she was in elementary school. Some of her favorites include Laura from The Glass Menagerie, Hannah in Consumption, and Antipholus of Syracuse from A Comedy of Errors.
CHRIS SEGURITAN: Digital Art Teacher · 8 years at TKA
Mr. Seguritan teaches Digital Design, Introduction to Digital Painting, 3D Modeling with ZBrush. He received his bachelor's degree in Digital Arts and Animation with a minor in Illustration from Cogswell Polytechnical College. Mr. Seguritan has worked professionally in the art field for more than 10 years and has taught courses for 7 years.
MARIEL TUIJT: High School Choir and Knightshine · First year at TKA
Mrs. Tuijt comes to TKA with more than twenty-five years of experience. She holds a Bachelor's and a Master's degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.