Valley Christian School

Staff and Faculty


Renee Germain

Assistant Administrator

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

  • Secondary Music Teacher

Academic & 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

Elementary Aide, Elementary Art & Physical Education

Emily Nilssen

4th-5th Grade

Stacy Miller

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


Sonja Degerstrom- Bible

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

Minor Counseling

Youth Pastor

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 Lindstrom- 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

My "unique teaching approach" is centered around 1 Peter 5:2-3 NIV Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them—not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock.

Secondary Teacher

Eric Strohbeen- Science

B.A. Business Management & Marketing, Crown College

Secondary Teacher

Seth Spading- Personal Finance, Middle School Math, Manager ofStudy Hall

     Bachelor’s degree in Communication from the University of Wisconsin–Green Bay

     Master’s degree in business from the University of Phoenix.

     In addition to teaching, Seth manages his own business in Osceola, as a financial advisor for Wise Wealth.

     Seth formerly worked as a middle school math teacher for a private school and residential children's  home in Oklahoma. When he’s not at work, Seth enjoys spending time with his wife, Christine, their sons, Ethan, Noah, and Elijah, and their daughter, Adelyn, in Osceola, WI, where they live.


Athletic Director

Rich Fisk


Basketball: Rich Fisk (Boys), Gwen Anderson (Girls)
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

Emily Nilssen

School Aides


Emily Nilssen
Katie Severson
Candy Lund

School Board

Eric Severson
Betty Greydanus
Elliot & Angela Mcarthy
Andrew Wolgemuth
Lynette Schone
Angela Snider
Ashley Cross
Leanne Waterworth


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