Staff

Adrienne Haythorn
Superintendent / Principal
and 3rd Grade

Favorite Bible Verse: 
Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me.'”
– Matthew 16:24 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
I love spending time with my family, reading, photography and running!

Tara Cozzens
1st Grade

Favorite Bible Verse:
“And he said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord you God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the Law and Prophets’.”
-Matthew 22: 37-40 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
I love all things music: singing, dancing, and attending concerts. I also enjoy being outdoors with my family: hiking, running, and gardening.

Teresa Fassler
5th Grade

Favorite Bible verse:
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
-2 Corinthians 12:9-10 ESV

Hobbies/Interests:
I enjoy reading, gardening, crocheting, baking and cake decorating, attending my kids sports activities, traveling and spending time with my family. My pets are good friends, and I care for them. I have 3 grandkids who are a huge blessing in my life.

Jarae Fulton
3rd Grade

Favorite Bible verse:
“But you will not even need to fight. Take your positions; then stand still and watch the LORD’s victory.”
-2 Chronicles 20:17a NLT

Hobbies/Interests:
My hobbies are quality conversation, enjoying the moment and taking naps!

Amy Gray
4th Grade

Favorite Bible Verse:
“The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever.”
Isaiah 40:8 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
I enjoy spending time with my family, crafting, reading, Jeeping, gardening, hiking, exploring new places and watching my kids show livestock and play sports. 

Tammie Harkless Administrative Assistant

Favorite Bible Verse:
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
– Jeremiah 29:11 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
I love to spend time with my family, cooking, hiking, traveling and spending time in the mountains.

Jennifer Hays Connect Specialist, and 1st Grade

Favorite Bible Verse:
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”
– 2 Timothy 3:16-17 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
My hobbies and interests include traveling, reading if I can keep my eyes open long enough, playing and coaching volleyball, and whatever my 3 children are doing.

Bob Herre
Info Technology and Bookkeeping

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
My passion is teaching children and seeing them grow in Christ. I also enjoy photography, reading and traveling with family.

LouAnne Hettinger
Assistant Principal, Teacher: 7th Grade and above

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person.”
– Colossians 4:6 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
I enjoy reading, spending time with my family and watching Hallmark movies.

Amanda Hoffman
Physical Education (K - 12th grade)

Favorite Bible Verse: 
“Teach me to do your will, for you are my God! Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground!”
– Psalm 143:10 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
​In my free time, ​I ​enjoy projects!Building new furniture, restoring old furniture and working in the garage!

Lori Jones
Kindergarten

Favorite Bible Verse:
“We will not hide them from their children, but tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD, and his might, and the wonders that he has done.”
– Psalm 78:4 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
I love to run and do anything in the mountains!

Brittany Kinoshita
Art​

Favorite Bible Verse:
Even to your old age and gray hairs
I am he, I am he who will sustain you.
I have made you and I will carry you;
I will sustain you and I will rescue you. 
– Isaiah 46:4 NIV

Hobbies and Interests:
I love spending time with my two kids and husband, traveling, designing flowers and painting.

Marielle (Mari) Leffler
6th grade

Favorite Bible verse:
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me..”
– Philippians 4:13 NKJV

Hobbies and Interests:
I love traveling, gardening, and learning new things. I enjoying creating memories with my family and watching my son experience life.

Brenda MacAlmon
Connect Assistant

Favorite Bible Verse:
“but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
they shall walk and not faint.”
-Isaiah 40:31 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
I love spending time with my family and creating memories together, reading, traveling, and adventuring in the mountains.

Gigi Malloy
Upper School Math and Sciences and Connect Aid

Favorite Bible Verse:
“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you; the birds of the heavens and they will tell you; or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you. Who among all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?”
-Job 12:7-9 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
My time is prioritized by what chores and projects are necessary to meet the needs of my horse, cat and dogs, so it’s a good thing I enjoy being outside, and using tools!

Carly Martinez
Connect Assistant

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. Become intimate with him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go.”
– Proverbs‬ ‭3:5-6‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Hobbies and Interests:
I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors in the sunshine, and watching sunsets.

 

Shawndra Miller
Teacher Assistant

Favorite Bible Verse:
“I lift up my eyes to the hills.  From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
– Psalm 121:1-2 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
I like to cook and bake cakes.  I also I like to go fishing and enjoy time with my family and friends.

Evangeline Nelson
Music - Private Lessons

Favorite Bible Verse:
 “Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
-‭‭Psalm‬ ‭37:4 KJV‭‬‬

Hobbies and Interests: 
I enjoy cooking and creating art and enjoy spending time with my family.

 

Elizabeth Perkins
Pre Kindergarten

Favorite Bible verse:
“Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
– Romans 5:2-5 ESV

Hobbies/Interests:
I enjoy drinking coffee, pinning, decorating houses, shopping, spending time with kids, bible studying, and cross-stitching. 

Don Reasoner
Upper School Bible, History, Performing Arts, Rhetoric, Speech

Favorite Bible verse:
“Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain”
-1 Corinthians 15:58 NIV

Hobbies/Interests:
I enjoy music of all genres and play a little piano and guitar.  I enjoy woodworking, love to travel and take road trips. My favorite sport is baseball. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my family.

Linda Reasoner
Lower School Music

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
– Philippians 4:8 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
I love keeping in touch with my family, growing flowers and herbs and playing the flute.

Michelle Schwartz
2nd Grade

Favorite Bible verse:
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
– Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

Hobbies/Interests:
I love spending time with my family. I enjoy hiking and traveling.

Grace Slaughenhaupt
Upper School Connect and Language Arts

Favorite Bible verse:
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”
– 2 Corinthians 4:16-17 NIV

Hobbies/Interests:
Some of my interests are reading, writing poetry and fiction, sketching and taking walks. I also enjoy time spent cooking for family and playing games with them.

Tim Vander Meulen
Upper School Teacher

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!”
– Romans 11:33 ESV

Hobbies and Interests:
When I am not writing fiction or reading, I enjoy spending time with immediate family or my church family as well as most things to do with the great outdoors.

Karla Zeller
Latin and Connect Specialist

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Consumpta est caro mea et cor meum robur cordis mei et pars mea Deus in aeternum”

(“My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.”)
– Psalm 73:26 NLT

Hobbies and Interests:
I enjoy learning new things and meeting new people. I also love to go hiking and camping with my family and traveling

Photo Credit:
Nina’s Art
212 1st St.
Eaton, CO 80615
​970-371-2401