Valley Christian School

Staff and Faculty


Sonja Degerstrom

B.A. Youth & Family Ministering, Trinity Lutheran College

Minor Counseling

Youth Pastor

Administrative Assistant

Rebekah Smith
  • B.A. English, Thomas Edison State University

  • Secondary Music Teacher


Tina Sirek

Office Detail


Curriculum & Faculty Adviser

Elizabeth Smith
  • B.A. History, Thomas Edison State University
  • A.A.S. Practical Nursing, Hennepin  Technical College
  • 5+ years experience in education and teaching
  • Certified LPN

Elementary Teachers


Gail Kerr

UW-Stout: B.S. Early Childhood Education, Pre-Kindergarten-3rd Grade

UW-Whitewater: M.S. Early Childhood-Special Education

Special Education, Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade

Early Childhood-Special Education

1st Grade

Karin Natwick

B.A. Elementary Education & Early Childhood Education, Augustana College

4 years inner city, 25+ years teaching experience in public, private, and private classical schools.

2nd-3rd Grade

Emily Chadwick

Elementary Teacher

4th-5th Grade

Sarah Schmidt

B.S. MC-EA Elementary Education, University of WI-Superior

WI Middle Childhood & Early Adolescence

5 years teaching experience

4th-5th grade

Janelle Meyer, Substitute 

Elementary Teacher

B.S. Early Childhood Education w Special Education Certificate, UW Stout

I have been substitute teaching for the last 6 years.

Junior & Senior High Teachers

Secondary Teacher

Anne Cabreana- Sign Language                                                                                        International House of Prayer

B.S. Cross Cultural Ministries / Missions, North Central University

Sign Language Instructor 10th, 11th, & 12th

Coordinates International House of Prayer, Osceola, WI

Secondary Teacher

Alex Gold- Mathematics

Master's degree in Bible, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

Adjunct professor of Latin, University of Northwestern, St. Paul

Runs Chess Club At Valley Christian School

Teaches music and coaches sports on the side. 

Secondary Teacher

Brad Perrin- World History,U.S. History, Algebra II, Light Bearers

B.S. in Communication and English, University of River Falls

Minnesota Teen Challenge Tutor

Secondary Teacher

Kathy Thompson- English

B.A.S. Psychology, B.A. English Liberal Arts, University of Minnesota-Duluth

Secondary Teacher

Hannah Erickson- Public Speaking & Career Skills, Word Processing, Cultural Geography, World Studies, Spanish 1, Home Economics.

Pursuing M.A. in Teaching with Business, Bethel University

B.A. in Business with Marketing, and Minor in Communications Studies, Bethel University

Head Coach of Chisago Lakes Volleyball

Coaches Volleyball at Crossfire Youth Sports

Secondary Teacher

Kevin McLouth-

Secondary Teacher

Secondary Teacher

Eric Strohbeen-

B.A. Business Management & Marketing, Crown College


Athletic Director

Rich Fisk


Basketball: Rich Fisk
Volleyball: Lynette Schone, Erika Rice
Soccer: Eric Strohbeen
Track and Field: Eric Severson
Cross Country: Eric Severson

Health and Physical Education

Elementary, Junior, and Senior High

Hannah Erickson

School Aides


Katie Severson
Candy Lund

School Board

Eric Severson
Andrew Wolgemuth
Lynette Schone
Angela Snider
Ashley Cross
Leanne Waterworth


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