VALLEY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL

MEET OUR STAFF & FACULTY

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

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Ron Brace

Administrator

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.

 

PROVERBS 3:5-6

Meet Our Administration Staff

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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.

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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.

JennRosenow

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

GailKerr

Gail Kerr

Kindergarten

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

1stGrade

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

DarlaKruschke

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.

EmilyChadwick

Emily Chadwick

3rd Grade

B.S. Elementary Education, UW Superior Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence Level; Grades 1-8 Minor in Special Education. 5+ years experience working in private schools.

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Cassandra Kalpin

4th Grade

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

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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. 

 

SavannaStrohbeen

Savanna Strohbeen

Secondary classes

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

SonjaDegerstrom

Sonja Degerstrom

Bible

B.S. Youth and Family Ministry and Counseling Trinity College Issaquah, Washington

This school year is my first year teaching at Valley Christian School. It is a pleasure to be able to grow with our student community in their faith along with developing their mathematics education. I believe that the Bible shows us how God created mathematics and is a testimony to His faithfulness and power.

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Brad Perrin

Social Studies

M.A. Education, University of Northwestern – St. Paul Minnesota Teen Challenge Tutor Brad also teaches a variety of classes in history and social studies.

JuliaConsidine

Julia Considine

Math

B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan

This school year is my first year teaching at Valley Christian School. It is a pleasure to be able to grow with our student community in their faith along with developing their mathematics education. I believe that the Bible shows us how God created mathematics and is a testimony to His faithfulness and power.

EricStrohbeen

Eric Strohbeen

Science

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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Karl Anderson

Physical Education/Health Teacher.

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

KathyThompson

Kathy Thompson

English

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.

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Sally Cole

Spanish

Spanish

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!

athletic department

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

 

School Board

Andrew Wolgemuth –President
Betty Greydanus – Treasurer
Sheila Boettcher – Secretary
Ashley Cross – Board Member
Adam Wallis – Board Member
Trevor Hintz – Board Member

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