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Faculty and Staff


Mrs. Jolene Ridder: Pre-K Teacher
  • Years at Isaac Newton: 6
  • Degree: BA in Elementary Education from Trinity Christian College, Palos Heights, IL
  • Licensure: State of Iowa Educator, ACSI Certificate

Mrs. Deena Vasser: Pre-K Teacher Aide
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  1

Mrs. Hannah Mathias: Kindergarten
 
Years at Isaac Newton: 3
Degree:  BS in Elementary Education and Early Childhood from Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL
Licensure:  ACSI Certificate

Miss Anna Schneider: Kindergarten
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  1
  • Degree:  MA in Educational Leadership from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA, BA in Special Education from Bob Jones University, Pensacola, FL,
  • Licensure:  State of Iowa Educator; ACSI Certificate

Mrs. Emily Rood: 1st Grade
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  17
  • Degree:  BS in Elementary Education from Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Licensure:  State of Iowa Educator; ACSI Certificate

Miss Alyssa Luurtsema: 2nd Grade
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  3
  • Degree:  BA in Elementary Education and Bible from Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, IL
  • Licensure:  ACSI Certificate

Mrs. Carolyn Miller: 2nd Grade
  • Years at Isaac Newton: 5
  • Degree: BA in Elementary Education from Harding University, Searcy Arkansas
  • Licensure: State of Iowa Educator, ACSI Certificate

Miss Caitlyn Greer: 3rd Grade
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  3
  • Degree:  BS in Elementary Education and Bible from Grace University, Omaha, NE
  • Licensure:  State of Iowa Educator, ACSI Certificate

Mrs. Karen Curry: 4th Grade
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  12
  • Degree:  BA in Elementary Education, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
  • Licensure:  State of Iowa Educator; ACSI Certificate

Mrs. Sheryl Pilling: Elementary Teacher Aide
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  20
  • Degree:  BA in Humanities and Library Science from Northwestern College, Orange City, IA
  • Licensure:  State of Iowa Educator

Mrs. Vicki Greer: 5th Grade
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  11
  • Degree:  BS in Elementary Education from Mount Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Licensure:  State of Iowa Educator; ACSI Certificate

Mrs. Kelly Funston: 6th Grade
  • Years at Isaac Newton: 7
  • Degree: BS in Education from Mt. Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA; BA in English from Mt. Mercy University, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Licensure: State of Iowa Educator; ACSI Certificate

Miss Kristen Michels: 6th Grade
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  3
  • Degree:  BS in Elementary Education and Communication Arts from North Central University in Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensure:  State of Iowa Educator; ACSI Certificate

Mr. Daniel Walker: Mathematics
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  2
  • Degree:  BA in Mathematics from Brown University, Providence, RI; MA Curriculum & Instruction from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Licensure:  State of Iowa Educator; ACSI Secondary Mathematics Certificate

Mrs. Erica McCoy: Language Arts
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  1
  • Degrees:  AA in English from Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College, Miama, OK; BS in Secondary English Education from Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK
  • Licensure:  State of Iowa Educator; ACSI Secondary English Teacher Certificate

Mrs. Lorraine Potter: History
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  22
  • Degree:  MA in History from Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA, MA in Curriculum & Instruction from Dordt College, Sioux Center, IA, BS in Elementary Education from Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • Licensure:  State of Iowa Educator; ACSI Secondary History Teacher Certificate

Mr. Larry Shonk: Science
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  3
  • Degree:  BA from University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
  • Licensure:  State of Iowa Educator, ACSI Secondary Science Teacher Certificate

Mr. Tim Casey: Bible
  • Years at Isaac Newton: 4
  • Degree:  MA in Discipleship from Liberty Theological Seminary, Lynchburg, VA; BA in Biblical Literature, Ozark Christian College, Joplin, MO
  • Licensure:  ACSI Bible Specialist Lifetime Certificate; ACSI Secondary Principal Certificate

Mrs. Audrey McCoy: Music (Vocal & Instrumental)
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  2
  • Degree:  Bachelors in Music and Worship from Ozark Christian College, Joplin, MO
  • Licensure:  ACSI Music Specialist Certificate

Mrs. Amy Bautista: Physical Education and Athletic Director
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  7
  • Degree:  BS in Exercise and Sports Science from Iowa State University, Ames, IA; MS in Physical Education from Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
  • Licensure:  State of Iowa Physical Education, ACSI All Levels Physical Education, ACSI Athletic Director Certificate
  • Memberships: Iowa High School Athletic Directors Association (IHSADA) and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA), Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance


Mrs. Jennifer Richmond: Technology Facilitator
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  1
  • Degrees:  MS in Systems Engineering from Iowa State University, Ames, IA; MBA from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA; BS Electrical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Rapids City, SD
  • Licensure:  ACSI All Levels Computer Science

Mrs. Amy Hughes: Art Teacher
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  2
  • Degree:  BA in Art Education from Central College, Pella, IA
  • Licensure:  State of Iowa Educator; ACSI All Levels Art Certificate

Mrs. Ann Varn: Resource Teacher
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  13
  • Degree:  BS in Education from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA; BA in Interior Decorating from University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Licensure:  State of Iowa Educator; ACSI Certificate
  • Former Director of Holloway House

Mrs. Wendy Kunkle: Secondary Teacher Aide
  • Years at Isaac Newton:  9
  • Degree:  BA in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA
  • Licensure:  State of Iowa Educator

Mrs. Susan Houy: Librarian
  • Years at Isaac Newton: 7
  • Degree: BA in Marketing, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
  • Licensure: ACSI General Studies Certificate

Mrs. Sara Ulmer: Spanish Teacher
  • Years at Isaac Newton: 4
  • Degree: BS in Church Music, William Jewell College, Liberty MO
  • Licensure: ACSI Certificate