The mission of Valley Christian School, as an extension of the Christian home, is to provide Bible-based instruction and encouragement so that every student may reach their potential of academic, spiritual, social, and physical development and live a life of love and service to God and others.

Valley Christian School is accredited by the Association of Christian Teachers & Schools

Ron, Brace

Ron Brace


We welcome back Ron Brace as school administrator! BS – Vocal Performance/Gen. Music Ed. – UW-River Falls MS – Education Administration and Supervision – Columbia International University

My wife and I have recently finished a season of service in international schools in China. I am excited to be back at VCS to train and educate the student in a Biblical worldview.


Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.



Meet Our Administration Staff

Elmer, Katie

Katie Elmer

Financial Secretary

I am happy to be serving at Valley Christian School in the gifts God has given me. My husband and I have five children and two son-in-laws. Our two younger children love school at Valley Christian and are so thankful to attend a school where they can learn about God's truth in the Bible alongside their educational courses. My happiest times are spending time with family, traveling, and fishing on Lake Superior and Lake Michigan.

Amanda, Schulze

Amanda schulze

Academic Advisor

We welcome Mrs. Schulze as our new Academic Advisor this year! "I am excited and grateful to join the staff at Valley Christian School. My husband and I have two children so you can often find me at a hockey rink, basketball court or soccer field. Some of my hobbies include reading, cooking, gardening and trying to get my cat to like me." Mrs. Schultze holds a Bachelor of Science - Business Administration from University of Wisconsin - River Falls.


Jenn Rosenow

Administrative Assistant and Athletic Director

I firmly believe in Valley Christian School's motto of Romans 12:2 and am blessed to be a part of this school. I have lived in the area all of my life and am married with 4 children. It fills me with joy and laughter to watch these students grow up and mature in their faith, knowledge, and community involvement throughout the valley.

Meet Our Teachers

Gail, Kerr

Gail Kerr


B.S. Early Childhood Education (Pre-K through 3rd), UW-Stout M.S. Early Childhood - Special Education, UW-Whitewater

Jared, Mielke

Jared Mielke

1st Grade

B.A. Piano Pedagogy, Maranatha Baptist University M.A. Church Music, Maranatha Baptist Seminary WI Teaching Certificate, American Board for Certification of Teacher Excellence

Darla, Kruschke

Darla Kruschke

2nd Grade

B.A. Elementary Education, Concordia College

I have enjoyed a Christian Education all my life and know that Jesus loves me from the tip of my toes to all the hair he has counted on my head.  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1v.1 is my favorite verse because he is in control and will continue to be and for that I am so thankful.

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Michael Gunderson

3rd Grade

I am excited to be a part of the Valley Christian team. I have a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota and have studied elementary education at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. I grew up on a farm in south central Minnesota and currently reside in Minnesota. Having worked and volunteered in several different areas over the years has been a great learning experience, but now I am ready to bring all those experiences together to help teach the next generation. Besides being proud of being able to serve God as a third grade teacher, I am also a proud husband and parent of two sons. I am looking forward to the challenges that await and getting to know the community. To God be the glory!

Cassandra, Kalpin

Cassandra Kalpin

4th Grade

B.S. Elementary Education with General Science minor, University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire.

Diane, Brace

Diane Brace

5th Grade

BS - Elementary Education and Bible Crown College. Minor in Psychology.

It is with great excitement I enter into teaching 5th grade at Valley Christian School. I had the privilege to teach in the elementary grades at Valley Christian for seventeen years when I first began my teaching career. Each of our three children attended and graduated from Valley Christian during this time. After our children were raised, my husband and I felt called to teach overseas in Christian schools. We served for nine years in two different schools while overseas. As we have returned home, we feel very blessed to have the opportunity to return to Valley Christian.


Prior to teaching, I grew up in a Christian home, graduated from high school, and attended Crown College where I majored in Elementary Education and Bible and minored in psychology. 


My hope and goal are that the students I teach will learn and be given tools to seek to be life-long learners, love and service for the One true God, love others, and hold firmly to a Christian world view in all they encounter. 


Savanna, Strohbeen

Savanna Strohbeen

6th Grade

B.S. Youth/Social Ministry and Christian Studies, Crown College Minor in Social Science

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Bethany Kalpin

7-8th Grade English/Math

We welcome Miss Kalpin as our new middle school English and Math teacher. More information coming soon!

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Frank Nameny

Social Studies

We welcome Mr. Nameny as our new Social Studies Teacher. More information coming soon!

Kathy, Thompson

Kathy Thompson


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

Teaching at Valley Christian School since 2012 with fifteen years involvement with Valley Christian School as a parent and volunteer.

Six years homeschooling

I am blessed with a gracious husband, four beautiful children and a kind Heavenly Father who has lavishly poured His love and mercy out on me.

I believe in being a “student for life.” I love to read and I love to write. Currently, my reading continues to center around English History, and more specifically, Elizabeth I and Mary Shelley. I dabble in writing and keeping notes on these subjects and others and simply find great delight in the study of the “individual” on the literature, art, and historical timelines. I dabble in watercolor, fortunately enjoying the process over perfection.

Teaching philosophy: Words are meant to breathe life. “Life and death are in the power of the tongue.” Proverbs 18:21 — words, the message they send, the power they hold, and the spirit they speak over the individual are worthy of our respect. There is much gravity to the responsibility we hold. There is also much freedom and satisfaction in their God-given intention put to proper use.

Cole, Sally

Sally Cole


Born of Haitian and Mexican descent and was raised in New York till I was 16 yrs old. In 1992 life took a huge turn when my parents decided to move us to Mexico for early retirement. Once living there my mother came up with the idea for me to start teaching and tutoring kids and teens English as a Second Language to earn some money; little did I know nor did I realize that I would be teaching K- University-level English for the next 27yrs. Teaching a second language, teaching in general for me had been my passion until I came to Christ, and THEN it just became life with a purpose for me. Upon my journey as a Christian, I was able to use this bilingual gift as a means to help pastors translate their sermons to reach above and beyond limitations and barriers to get the gospel across other countries when transmitted live. After 27yrs of living in México God has led me back to my country to the state of Wisconsin and I knew it was always with a purpose. Who knew it would be to teach Spanish in a blessed Christian School and I am honored. All glory and honor to God!

Eric, Strohbeen

Eric Strohbeen


B.S. Business Management & Marketing, Crown College

I attended Valley as a student from 1st grade until I graduated in 2011. I appreciated the Christian education I received and now I enjoy being able to share that same Christian worldview as a teacher and as the school’s soccer coach.

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Andy Quance

Physical Education/Health Teacher.

We welcome Mr. Quance as our new Physical Education Teacher. More information coming soon!

athletic department

Athletic Director: Jenn Rosenow
Basketball: Rich Fisk (Boys), Grant Richter (Girls)
Volleyball: Lynette Schone
Soccer: Andy Quance
Track and Field: Erik Severson
Football: Erik Severson
Hockey: Co-op with Somerset High School

School Board

Adam Wallis -President
Betty Greydanus – Treasurer
Amy Hering – Board Member
Ashley Cross – Board Member
David Richter – Board Member

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