Mountain Christian School Staff

Mr. Joshua Mann hails from Canada, though he has spent time in South America and Indiana as well. After graduating from Bethel College with an Elementary Education Degree, Mr. Mann taught 3rd and 4th grade for several years at Mountain Christian School and down at Whiteriver.  Mr. Mann worked for a couple years as Assistant Principal at Mountain Christian School before stepping into principalship.  He is currently working on completing a Master's degree in Educational Leadership. 

Our awesome Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Angie Desmond, comes back for her sixth year at Mountain Christian School.   Mrs. Desmond has completed her bachelors of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education degree from Northern Arizona University.  We are so excited for her and proud to have her on our staff!  

Mrs. DeConcini is returning for her third year as our first grade teacher. Originally from Michigan, she and her family moved to the beautiful White Mountains a few years ago.  She obtained a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix and is currently working on a second degree in Special Education at Grand Canyon University.  

We are very excited to welcome Miss Angela Friesen for her first year teaching second grade at Mountain Christian School!  Miss Friesen graduated from Bryan College in Tennessee in Spring 2019 and is entering into her first year as a full time classroom teacher.  
MCS is proud to have Mrs. Teresa Baker, teaching 3rd grade for her first year.   However, Mrs. Baker spent 8 years teaching Kindergarten here at our school before moving on to a new challenge.   Originally from Ohio, we are so thankful to have Mrs. Baker lending her talent and experience to third grade. 

We are excited to welcome Mrs. Betsty Peck to our team here at MCS! She will be teaching 4th grade this year.  

Ms. Lindsey Dystra comes to us all the way from Grand Haven, Michigan.  She graduated from Maranatha Baptist Bible College with a degree in Elementary Education.  This is her 6th year teaching 5th grade at MCS.  She previously taught 6 and a half years in Michigan.  Ms. Dykstra loves coffee, soccer, reading, and teaching fifth grade!  We are so glad to have her on our staff.  

Mr. Brad Fitch originally hails from Erie, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Penn State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in History along with 2 Minors in International Studies and Political Science. In 2011, he graduated from Liberty University with his Master of Arts in Teaching. Mr. Fitch has been married to his lovely wife, Ashley, for 7 years.  This is his sixth year of teaching 6th grade at MCS. He previously taught at schools in Pennsylvania as well as in South Korea.

Mrs. Ally Barlow is teaching Jr. High Math here at MCS.  An MCS alumni, we are excited to welcome her back to our school! 

We are excited to welcome Mrs. Vicky Schroeder, who will be teaching 7th and 8th grade math and science.  With tons of experience and a passion for helping students learn, she is a great fit in our Jr. High. 

Mrs. Tami Walters graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and Biblical Studies from the Master's College.  She then proceeded to earn her Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Grand Canyon University.  This is her eighth year teaching at Mountain Christian School.  Previously, she spent 4 years teaching 6th grade down in Phoenix.  We are blessed to have her!

This is Mr. Charles Fiore's fifth year as the Bible teacher for the seventh and eighth grade classes at MCS. Mr. Fiore is also the Pastor of Student Ministries at White Mountain Bible Church. He and his family have come to the White Mountains from Maryland.

Vicky Schalow begins her second school year working in the front office as our Business Manager.  Mrs. Schalow is a huge asset not only to the office staff and teachers, but to each student in the school. Two of those students are hers!  
We are very proud to welcome back Stephanie Miller to our office staff!  She has been part of the school community for several years and we are thrilled to have her re-join our office team. 
Mrs. Heather McGrew begins her tenth year working at Mountain Christian School, this year joining our office team as Instructional Coach and Intervention Team Leader.  While she is originally from Indianapolis, she graduated from Greenville College in Illinois and has taught in many different regions of the country and even overseas in Taiwan!  She is now in her 15th year of teaching.  She has 3 children - and 1 husband :) All of her children attended and graduated from MCS. 
MCS is very excited to welcome back Mrs. Laura Blomstrand as our music teacher!  Laura earned her Music Education degree from Northern Arizona University.  She taught at MCS for the first 5 years, took some time off, and has returned.   Her passion and knowledge of music has been a huge blessing to our students!
We are so excited to welcome a new PE teacher to our staff!  Mr. Pernell Burnett is from here in the White Mountains and will be helping out as athletic director in addition to PE teacher. 


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