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Our caring, experienced staff is licensed or certified in elementary education. 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.

Meet Our Staff

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Office Administrator and Admissions Director

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Jennifer Chapman

Events Coordinator

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Education has always been celebrated and encouraged in my life. The emphasis of the individual child and his/her unique point of view has been a mainstay of my philosophy. I have a variety of experience in several grade levels, but none excites me more than Kindergarten. The journey they are beginning is fantastic and a joy to experience with them!

Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies: K-8 education emphasis and Lutheran Teaching Diploma (Concordia University - Irvine, CA)

Years in Education: 18

Contact Mrs. Schneider

Teaching has always been a passion of mine. I believe in meeting learners where they are and using their unique learning style to help achieve academic and personal growth. I have experience teaching different grade levels in the areas of music and tutoring assistance; however, I have taught the majority of my career in the first grade classroom.  While teaching reading is one of my ultimate joys in the classroom, my biggest passion is helping students learn about the love of Christ and His plan for them. 

Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education ; K-8 Music Endorsement (Concordia University - Seward, Nebraska)
Years in Education: 7

Contact Mrs. Klenz

I love teaching 2nd graders at Mountain View Lutheran School. It is such a caring and supportive environment. I love seeing the tremendous academic growth that the students make each year, as well as seeing them grow in their relationship with God.

Bachelor of Arts - Liberal Studies, Lutheran Teaching Diploma, and Master of Arts - Curriculum and Instruction (Concordia University - Irvine, CA)

Years in Education: 17

Contact Miss Coffin

I am one of those people who have always known what they wanted to be when they grew up. I decided at a young age I wanted to be a teacher, and I have never looked back. Once I enrolled my oldest daughter in Preschool at Mountain View Lutheran in 2013, I knew I had to be a part of this school. Since 2015, I have been on staff, and I am so excited to be teaching Grade 3 at Mountain View Lutheran. I love coming to work each day, being able to share the love of God, and seeing each and every child grow in their own individual and unique ways. 

Bachelor of Science - Early Childhood Education (University of Phoenix)

Years in Education - 2011-present

Contact Mrs. Rhodes

After traveling the world with my husband's military career, we settled in Las Vegas for yet another assignment.  During this time I fell in love with the Lutheran Education system, and we left the active duty military world.  We have enrolled all four of our girls in the LCMS educational system and witnessed firsthand the effects of a loving team of educators that is vested in their students and a truly grounded, God-influenced manner of teaching.  I knew that I wanted to be a part of this system the moment we enrolled our first daughter at Mountain View Lutheran School.  God brought us to Vegas by way of the military, however, He kept me here to educate and influence future generations to know and love Him through their education. 
Bachelor of Arts - Speech Communication and Media Studies (University of Northern CO - Greeley, CO)
Master of Education: Elementary Curriculum and Instruction (University of Nevada - Las Vegas)
Years in Education: 4 

Contact Mrs. Baumgart

After teaching for a year in public schools, I missed discussing God’s love with my students, so I was overjoyed when God opened the door for me to come to MVLCS. It has been a great joy to guide my students as they grow spiritually, physically, and academically as they move through the grades at Mountain View and on to junior and senior high school and beyond.

Bachelor of Science – Elementary Education (Concordia University - Seward, NE), Colloquy for Lutheran Teaching Diploma (Concordia University Education Network), and Master of Arts – Curriculum and Instruction (Concordia University - Irvine, CA)

Years in Education: 22

Contact Mr. Wiltse

I am passionate about art and love to spread that passion to the kids at Mountain View Lutheran School.  It warms me to see a child get so excited about his/her project.  The smile on their face and the confidence that follows is what makes my job so rewarding.  
Associates Degree (Truckee Meadows - Reno, Nevada)
Years in Education: 5

Contact Mrs. Tremayne

I’ve wanted to be a teacher since I was a toddler, propping up my baby brothers to play school. I once turned down a job offer at Microsoft so that I could continue to teach children. I love sharing the excitement of students in Kindergarten through Grade 5 as they learn and master skills in word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, and keyboarding. It’s also a joy to watch students grow in their spiritual journey as they eagerly volunteer to lead their classmates in opening prayers each week.

Bachelor of Arts – Elementary Education and Lutheran Teaching Diploma (Concordia College - Portland, OR)

Years in Education: 27

Contact Mrs. Oka

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I love working with children of all ages.  I love the Lord and am so grateful to be in a place where we openly talk about His love. I strive to make a difference every day.

Early Childhood Education Certificate of Lutheran Teaching

Years in Education: 21

Contact Mrs. Archuleta

I love teaching students (of all ages!) to praise God through music. At Mountain View, I teach classroom music K-5, Band and Choir to upper grades, and direct adult choir and handbell ensembles for the church. Come join the fun!

Bachelor of Music Education (Concordia University - River Forest, IL), Masters of Education - Music (University of Hawaii), and Level II Kodaly Certification

Years in Education: 22

Contact Mrs. Schlicker

I am thankful for the parents sharing their precious little ones.  I love seeing the journey each child takes and watching 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: 7

My husband is the luckiest man in the world. He has been married to me for 25+ years. I have two sons, Matthew and Robert, and a fur-baby, Abby. I originally started at Mountain View as a parent to a preschooler years ago. I decided that I liked it so much, I came to work here.  I left for a while to pursue another school and schooling opportunities in early childhood education. I enjoy working and sharing the love of the Lord with children. I love them like they are my own. After some time away, I felt a strong feeling that I needed to come home, so, here I am!

Early Childhood Education Certificate (Child Development Associate National Credentialing Program)

Years in Education: 19

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 recipes and share with my family and friends.

Years in Education: 5

This is my church home, and I couldn’t think of anything better than working in such an environment.

Years in Education: 16

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