NCA School Counselors
Our School Counselors work behind the scenes at NCA helping our students develop friendships, cope with stress and transition, work through relationship challenges and conflict management. They also supports faculty and staff, provide resources to teachers, and coordinate and deliver crisis response counseling when needed, as well as facilitating parenting classes for NCA parents. We appreciate their compassion for our students and their dedication to our families.
Mr. Gene Berge (School Counselor—K-4th Grades)
began working NCA in 2010. Mr. Berge is a certified school counselor with a Master’s Degree in Guidance and Counseling from City University. Prior to joining NCA, he was the school counselor at Bellevue Christian School for five years and has worked in a public school and other centers and brings a wealth of knowledge to NCA. Mr. Berge actively serves in his church and he and his wife have two children (one of whom attended NCA).
Mrs. Heather Shaw (School Counselor—5th-8th Grades) Mrs.
Shaw began working at NCA in 2017. Mrs. Shaw grew up
in Tempe, Arizona, and knew early that she wanted to be in Christian education
where she could impact students. Mrs. Shaw completed her Master’s in
Educational Administration from Grand Canyon University. She started her
educational career teaching third grade and has also taught Language Arts in
middle and high school. Prior to NCA, Mrs. Shaw worked at Village Christian
School as an Assistant Principal overseeing student intervention and support.
Mrs. Shaw and her husband are the proud parents of three children.