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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



Kris Schneider


Office Administrator

Sam Linares


School Connections Counselor

Michelle Rossmann


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: 16


I have taught in Lutheran schools in Texas, Missouri, and Nevada, in Kindergarten through Grade 4, as well as one year in Iowa public schools in special education. First and foremost it is my job to go and tell others about Jesus as stated in Matthew 28: 16 – 20 (The Great Commission). By sharing God’s love and His plan for our salvation, it is my hope that my students would grow in their relationship with the one triune God. I pray they would then share His love with others and serve Him throughout their lives.

Bachelor of Science – Education and Lutheran Teaching Diploma (Concordia Teachers College - Seward, NE),  Nevada K – 8 Teaching Certificate

Years in Education: 28


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: 15


I am originally from a town outside of Pittsburgh, PA. I ended up student-teaching in Las Vegas. My husband and I have been here ever since, blessed with three children and two dogs. My greatest joy is getting to watch my students grow and become excited about their educational journey. I'm so grateful to be a part of such a wonderful community.

Bachelor of Science - Elementary Education (Slippery Rock University - Slippery Rock, PA), Masters Degree - Curriculum and Instruction: endorsements- TESL and Literacy Specialist (University of Nevada – Las Vegas)

Years in Education: 16

Third Grade Blog


I am humbled that God called me to serve Him as a Lutheran teacher. I was born and raised in California. I started my teaching ministry in Lutheran schools in Colorado, where I taught first and fourth grade. Teaching fourth grade is my passion. I am so excited that God has called me to teach at Mountain View.

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

Years in Education: 5

MATT WILTSE . Fifth Grade

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: 20



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: 25

Computers Class Blog


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: 19


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: 20

KATIE LEE. Elementary Aide

KOLENE PIKE . Elementary Aide

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: 17


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.

Years in Education: 3


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

Years in Education: 14

The "Ends of the Earth" Start Right Here

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.

Member of the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod