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Administration

Dr. Tim Loomer
Interim Head of School

Bio forthcoming


RockneyScott Rockney
Associate Head of School / Middle and High School Principal

Rockney came to Providence in 2016 after 10 years with  Oaks Christian School (Westlake Village, CA), where he served most recently as Middle School Principal. At Oaks, he worked very closely with the high school administration to ensure students were prepared for a successful academic experience in high school and college. Mr. Rockney played a major leadership role designing a new academic building at Oaks, researching physical architecture and its impact on student learning and school culture and best practices using space and design to improve student learning. 

Mr. Rockney holds a master’s degree in educational administration from California State University at Northridge and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish language and culture, also from CSU Northridge. Before going to Oaks Christian, he taught Spanish and served as dean of students in a large public high school in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

Scott and his wife, Sarah, are the parents of three children, two sons and a daughter, all enrolled at Providence. 


Matthew Knoles  
Lower School Principal

Matthew Knoles taught for 10 years in public elementary schools in Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Ventura before joining the Providence administration as Assistant Head of Lower School in 2014. He was named Lower School Principal in 2016. He holds a masters degree in Educational Policy and Leadership and a preliminary administrative credential (California State University Northridge, 2010). He completed the California teaching credential program (Chapman University, 2004) after earning a bachelors degree in sociology (UCSB, 2000). 

On Sundays, Knoles serves Santa Barbara Community Church as a worship leader. He and his wife, Krista, have three children, all part of the Providence family.


Cathy Rempe
Preschool Director

Bio forthcoming


Caroline Corazza
Director of Development

Caroline Corazza joined Providence in 2017 after serving six years as a development officer for Young America’s Foundation at the Reagan Ranch.  As a development professional, Caroline has been a student of the Institute for Charitable Giving where she has had the privilege of studying under some of the most respected development professionals in the country. She has gained a deep appreciation for philanthropy and generosity and finds great satisfaction in connecting the interests of supporters with opportunities that advance important missions.
 
A native of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Caroline graduated from the University of Virginia in 2011 with a bachelor of arts degree in government and a minor in leadership. 
 
Caroline and her husband, Joey Corazza, have been long involved with Santa Barbara Christian School and Providence. Joey attended Santa Barbara Christian School from kindergarten through eighth grade and has frequently spoken on behalf of the school. Together they are raising two young children; the eldest attends Providence Preschool.  


Julia Davis
Director of Preschool Admission 

Julia Davis graduated from Westmont College in 2007 with degrees in business and economics and Spanish. She taught Spanish and pre-algebra at El Montecito School for a year and then spent the next seven years as the associate director of admissions at Crane Country Day School. Along the way, she earned a Certificate of Enrollment Management from the University of Southern California (USC). After the birth of her first son in 2015, she rejoined El Montecito School in a part-time admission director position. With the merger with Providence, SBCS, Julia has shifted to specializing in preschool admission.

She enjoys working with a staff of nurturing and dedicated teachers and appreciates the solid program and curriculum and the loving, respectful ways in which the faculty and staff are treated at this school.

Julia and her husband have two young sons; the eldest is a Providence Preschool student. As an administrator and a parent, Julia appreciates that she can speak honestly with other parents about the love and support her child experiences every day. She and her family enjoy spending time at the beach and the park, playing in the yard, and going on bike rides.


Diane Horvath
Director of Tuition Assistance

Diane Horvath directed the Financial Aid Office at Westmont College for more than 30 years before joining the former Providence Hall staff in 2011. Her wealth of experience is an asset to the Providence community.


Terry LuceraTerry Lucera
School Information Systems Manager

Terry Lucera is a graduate of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Biological Sciences. She has completed coursework toward a teaching credential at California State University, Northridge. She is no stranger to the independent school arena, having taught elementary and middle school science at a private school in the San Fernando Valley for 13 years. Upon arriving in Santa Barbara in 2011, Mrs. Lucera took employment as a teacher-editor reviewing science education and technology materials but found she missed the school environment. She is happy to be back on a school campus. 


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Joyce Luy
Director of Middle and High School Admission (7-12)

Joyce Luy was Director of Admission at Westmont College for more than 30 years prior to joining the former Providence Hall administration in 2011. She holds a B.A. in English from San Diego State University and an M.A. in Higher Education Administration from the University of California Santa Barbara.


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Director of Marketing and Communication

Elaine Rottman has worked in independent and Christian school communications, marketing, and development since 1981. She has edited and produced award-winning publications for Brookfield Academy (Brookfield, WI) and the Marva Collins College Preparatory School (now Milwaukee College Preparatory School). She joined the former Providence Hall administration in 2010. Ms. Rottman earned a B.A. degree in English at Calvin College, with a special interest in journalism. Besides her work at Providence, she is the copy editor of Radix Magazine and serves on the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission Women’s Auxiliary and the Channel Islands YMCA Good Friday Breakfast Planning Committee.


Angie West
Director of Lower School Admission (K-6)

Angie West has more than 20 years of experience in special event planning through her business, Angela West Productions, with diverse clients ranging from corporations to non-profits. Mrs. West came to Providence from Westmont College, where she was conference services and campus scheduling manager for three years. She earned a B.A. degree from the American College of Applied Arts in London, England. She and her husband, Jamie, are the parents of two children, Jake, a Providence alum, and Lauren, a Providence Upper School student.


Emilee Hurlbert
Executive Assistant

Emilee Hurlbert earned a B.A. degree in music at Westmont College. After graduating, she worked in the Westmont Office of Alumni & Parent Relations and served as coordinator for student and young alumni outreach programs. She brought her administrative strength to her elementary alma mater, Heritage Christian Schools in Bakersfield, California, where she wore various hats, including stints as alumni coordinator, after-school program director, administrative assistant, and director of advancement and marketing. She joined Providence in 2016. Ms. Hurlbert runs the front office and assists the Head of School and the Associate Head of School.


Maddie Ifland
Business Office Associate

A 2017 graduate of Westmont College with a bachelor’s degree in economics and business, Maddie Ifland has held various bookkeeping and administrative jobs in Santa Barbara before joining the Providence staff in July of 2017. 

While a student at Westmont, Maddie was a pole vaulter for the track team, traveled to Ensenada, Mexico three times on service trips, studied abroad in the Middle East, and traveled to Haiti twice to partner with Haitians to start businesses through microfinance. As a student, she also worked as a behavioral therapist and has been serving in her church as a junior high leader for four years. She is passionate about people, travel, organization, and education.


Elleney King
Admission Office Assistant (7-12)

Bio and photo forthcoming