New Hires

Paula Dorsey – Primary School Teacher

  • 5th Grade Teacher and Resource Teacher at Newport School, Wadsworth, IL
  • 5th Grade Teacher at Kenneth Murphy School, Beach Park, IL
  • Certified K-9 Education Teacher in Language Arts and Social Science
  • B.A. in Marketing – Columbia College (Chicago)
  • M.A. in Education – DePaul University

Joseph Manley – Primary School Teacher

  • Kindergarten Teacher at Thoreau Elementary School, Thoreau, NM
  • Kindergarten and 1st Grade Teacher at Sundance Elementary School, Los Lunas, NM
  • B.A. in Art Studio – Saint Mary’s University, MN
  • M.A.T. in Elementary Education – Western New Mexico University, NM

Sophia Penkala – Primary School Teacher

  • 3rd Grade Teacher at Saint Ann Catholic School, Prairie Village, KS
  • 4th Grade Teacher at Cathedral Catholic School, Portland, OR
  • Kindergarten and 3rd Grade Teacher at St. Nicholas Catholic School, Los Altos, CA
  • Kindergarten Teacher at Sacred Heart School, Atherton, CA
  • B.A. in Liberal Arts – Pepperdine University
  • M.A. in Education and Psychology – Pepperdine University

Alesha Stam – Primary School Teacher

  • Director of Children’s Ministry at FBMZ, Florence, KY
  • Founder/Director of Pathways Preschool, Florence, KY
  • Kindergarten Teacher at JB Hunt Elementary, Springdale, AR
  • Director at Springdale Day Camp, Springdale, AR
  • Kindergarten Teacher at TG Smith Elementary, Springdale, AR
  • B.S. in Elementary Education – Southwest Baptist University

Internal Leadership Change

Susan Holum – Head of Primary School

  • YOS 20 years
  • Previous Position: 1st Grade Teacher
  • B.A. in Education – Miami University
  • M.A. in Reading Literacy – Northeastern Illinois University

Internal Role Changes

Kirsten Cousin – Kindergarten Teacher

  • YOS 8 years
  • Previous Position: 3rd Grade Teacher
  • B.A. in Internal Affairs – University of Colorado Boulder

Kim Leinweber – Learning Specialist

  • YOS 9 years
  • Previous Position: 2nd Grade Teacher
  • BA in Marketing – Alverno College
  • Teaching Certification – Alverno College
  • M.A. in Reading Literacy – Concordia University

Katie White – Primary School Art Teacher

  • YOS 6 years
  • Previous position: Kindergarten Teacher
  • B.S. in Fine Arts – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Early Childhood Certification  – University of Wisconsin-Parkside
  • MS for Professional Educators- UW Madison (in progress, graduating June 2019)

Marcia Wilks – 2nd Grade Teacher

  • YOS 18 years
  • Previous position: 4th Grade Teacher
  • B.S. in Education – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Lynn Zobel – Primary School/Health Office Administrative Assistant

  • YOS 11 years