MEET OUR STAFF
Our caring, experienced staff is licensed or certified in early education or related fields. Their loving dedication and professional demeanor cultivate an environment where children can thrive, knowing they are safe, loved and supported as they stretch their wings.
I am a graduate of Faith Lutheran High School. I went to school there from Grades 6 to 12. I loved being a part of that close “family” feeling. When my oldest daughter started Preschool, I wanted her to experience that same feeling. I soon decided I wanted to teach that feeling so, naturally, I chose to work at Mountain View Lutheran, when given the chance, to help the little ones develop a special relationship with God and and long-lasting friendships with their peers.
Bachelor of Science – Elementary Education (Arizona State University)
Number of Years in Education: 8
It makes my heart smile to see the look of joy on a child's face when they hear God's words. I want to be that teacher that makes a "true" difference in a child's life. I believe every child should be valued and treated with respect as a creation of God. An education should empower a child and help him or her make a positive contribution to our world. Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a real blessing. (Psalms 127:3) My husband and I have three grown children and two grandsons along with our three 4-legged friends. We have lived in Las Vegas for the past 25+ years. When not with my "children" (students) I enjoy reading, sewing and spending time at our home in Utah riding ATVs.
I have a degree in early childhood.
I've been a Pre-k teacher since 1992, and at Mountain View since 2000.
Teaching is my second career. It brings me the most joy. Helping children gain confidence in themselves and learn all they can about Jesus, and learning things from the children daily are what I cherish the most. I have been married since 1991; we have no children, but 5 cats (who are just like our children!), lots of Nieces and Nephews, as well as several God-children. We enjoy sporting events (Hockey), movies, and camping. I also like to read and do crafts.
Associates Degree in Early Childhood (College of Southern Nevada - Las Vegas, NV), Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (University of Nevada - Las Vegas), and Early Childhood Certificate of Lutheran Teaching (Concordia University – Irvine)
Teaching since 1998
I joined the MVLS team in September 2015. Prior to coming to MVLS I was employed by CCSD as a Special Programs Teacher Assistant in Substitute Support Services mainly in autism classes. I was also employed at Community Christian Academy in Pahrump, Nevada, as a 1st grade teacher, then as a Kindergarten teacher. I've been a Foster Parent for 15 years and I adopted 2 children. I have 6 children and 2 grandchildren. My grandchildren, Max and Amaya ( who are the love of my life!), attend school here at MVLS.
Teaching since 1999
I have been blessed to join the Ladybug class in 2015 and work with so many wonderful children. I am thankful for the parents sharing their precious little ones. I love seeing the journey each child take and watch them grow throughout the school year. I am married to a wonderful man, Pat, and have one smart and energetic teenage son, Connor. In my spare time, I enjoy scuba diving, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Bachelors of Business Administration - Finance (University of Hawaii - Manoa), Masters - Military Studies (Marine Corps University - Quantico, VA)
Number of Years in Education: 5
I am so excited to be part of the MVLCS. Stop by at lunch time, I'm looking forward to meeting and getting to know each you. I love cooking, especially making dessert. I like to try different recipe and share with my family and friends.
Number of Years in Education: 3
This is my church home, and I couldn’t think of anything better than working in such an environment.
Number of Years in Education: 14
OUR GOAL at Mountain View is to bring the saving grace of Christ to His people. Through weekly worship, small group studies, family activities, youth group, Sunday School, and fellowship, we aim to teach people about their Savior and surround them with a Cloud of Witnesses - a family of believers to love, support, and encourage them in their faith walk. Together, we enjoy the freedom we have in Christ and the joy found in the knowledge of our eternal salvation.