The North Christian School - Dr. Sheila Stastny Memorial Fund was established in 2003 to honor the late wife of Dr. David Stastny and to support North Christian School. Sheila Stastny was born and raised in Parkersburg, attended Park Elementary School and graduated from Parkersburg High School. She attended West Virginia Wesleyan College with the intention of becoming a nurse, but instead she went on to become a doctor. She met Dr. David Stastny while she was a senior at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He was interning with a hospital in Michigan where she was doing a rotation. The couple had three children, Chase, Jessica, and Sarah. Dr. Sheila Stastny passed away in May of 2003 at the age of 46.

Operating since 1998, North Christian School is non-denominational private Christian school. The school's mission is "To educate children and families in a Christian environment with high academic standards." Because it is a private school, it receives no funding from the federal government.

According to Dr. David Stastny, the smaller class size and rigorous academic standards make the education much better. Teachers are not only state certified, but also certified with the Association of Christian Schools International. The school's standardized test scores are annually above the local, state and national averages. North Christian School also endeavors to provide students with opportunities for extracurricular activities. They are involved in such programs as the Wood County Science and Social Studies Fairs, the gifted programs, and Wood County Math Field Day.