Dedicated teachers and staff

Making a difference in children’s lives

  • Experienced. The teaching staff at LSA are all certified teachers. Many have taught in different cultures around the world.
  • Creative. These teachers use creativity and ingenuity to reach children where they are at.
  • Kind. Your child will be greeted each day with a smile. Teachers genuinely care about their children and their emotional and spiritual development.

Meet the Staff

 

Kassy Gutierrez

Kassy Gutierrez

Early Childhood Director and Teacher

Mary Cole

Mary Cole

Early Childhood Aide

Kim Knoester

Kim Knoester

Pre-Kindergarten

Jessica Gamble

Jessica Gamble

Kindergarten

Kelsey Merz

Kelsey Merz

Kindergarten

Katie Grasmeyer

Katie Grasmeyer

First Grade

Rebekah Muller

Rebekah Muller

Second Grade

Paige Redner

Paige Redner

Second Grade

Betsi Farris

Betsi Farris

Third Grade

David Wainer

David Wainer

Fourth Grade

Gary Warners

Gary Warners

Fifth Grade

Dawn Plescher

Dawn Plescher

Sixth Grade

Aaron Winkle

Aaron Winkle

Head of School

Liz Brown

Liz Brown

Assistant Principal

Nadia Kimble

Nadia Kimble

Office Administrator

Lisa Spoelhof Schra

Lisa Spoelhof Schra

Advancement Director

Jim Hapner

Jim Hapner

Director of Support Services

Cindy Bylsma

Cindy Bylsma

Social Emotional Learning Coordinator

Zahra Mobiniskesheh

Zahra Mobiniskesheh

Educational Support Services Para-Professional

Juddy Cho

Juddy Cho

Educational Support Services Para-Professional

Ashlee Kuhtic

Ashlee Kuhtic

Educational Support Services Para-Professional

Adam Warners

Adam Warners

Educational Support Services Para-Professional

Nicole Ellens

Nicole Ellens

Educational Support Services Paraprofessional

Lynn Mudde

Lynn Mudde

Title 1 Teacher

Mandy Vander Meyden

Mandy Vander Meyden

Title 1 Teacher

Ashley Copier

Ashley Copier

Title 1 Teacher

Shelli Fynewever

Shelli Fynewever

Worship Coordinator

Corrine VanderSpek

Corrine VanderSpek

Advancement Assistant

Timothy Nunn

Timothy Nunn

Facilities

James Brown

James Brown

Facilities

Dan Vandersteen

Dan Vandersteen

School Counselor

Tim Kamps

Tim Kamps

Technology Support Consultant

Baltic

Baltic

School Dog