Middle School Staff Directory

Adams, Allison


I graduated from MOC-FV and then Northwestern College with B.A. degrees in Administration, Human Resources, and Office Management. I am married to Nick, and we have three children: Kaylee, Luke, and Ben.


Email: aadams@mocfv.org

Baker, Brady

7th Grade Math

I graduated from Northwestern College and have been part of the MOC-FV District for nine years. I currently teach 7th Grade Math along with coaching the Varsity Boys’ Golf Team and the JV Boys’ Basketball Team.


Email: bbaker@mocfv.org

Boone, Adam


Email: aboone@mocfv.org

De Zeeuw, Marlene

6th-12th Teacher Librarian, 9th-12th TAG

I grew up on a dairy farm near New Sharon, IA. I attended Wartburg College in Waverly, IA and received my master’s degree from Morningside College. My husband, Doug, and I enjoy flying our hot air balloon when the weather allows. I thoroughly enjoy opportunities to travel, hike, read, bake, and spend time with family and friends.


Email: mdezeeuw@mocfv.org

Gober, Eric

Maintenance Technician

Christian, Dad, Husband, Power lifter, Dachshund tamer, Chicago Cub, and Iowa Hawkeye Wrestling fan.


Email: egober@mocfv.org

Gomez, Jose


Email: jgomez@mocfv.org

Groom-Meeks, Sandy

K-12 Technology Instructional Coach

Education: BA from South Dakota State University (Go Jacks!) in Preschool/Elem Ed; MA from Morningside in Tech Based Learning
I’ve been the K-12 tech instructional coach since 2014. I often refer to this as my “dream job” because it truly is! Prior to that I was a tech director for 16 years and enjoyed that as well. I like presenting at tech conferences and coordinating our local Tech Integrationist Group. I’ve served on several STEM committees and taught tech integration courses at the post secondary level.
When I’m not spending time as a “geek” I love to spoil grandkids, buy them the noisiest toys, feed them sugar and then send them (and their toys) back to their parents.

Hallberg, Carol

General Music Teacher K-8

I enjoy working with all of the MOC-FV students! I have a master’s degree in education from Augustana University in Sioux Falls. I began teaching in 1984. I have worked with students of all ages, from preschool through college.


Email: challberg@mocfv.org

Haverdink, Laura

Orchestra Teacher: Grades 3-12

Northwestern College: B.A. in Music Education and Physical Education with a Coaching Endorsement


Email: lhaverdink@mocfv.org

Honken, Matthew

High School Band, Jazz Band, Middle School Lessons

I grew up in northwest Iowa, and graduated from Northwestern College in 2015, receiving my B.A. in Music Education. At the high school, I co-direct the Pride of the Dutchmen Marching band with Mr. Mangold, and teach our top jazz ensemble. I also teach middle school band lessons and direct the 7th and 8th grade jazz bands. My wife, a 4th grade teacher at Orange City Elementary, and I are both very proud to teach for MOC-Floyd Valley Schools!

Jacobsma, Tracy

6th Grade English

I’ve been teaching for 25 years, 18 of them for MOC-FV. I LOVE middle school students because they have a fresh energy every day. We, as teachers at the middle school, get to help form their identities during quite impressionable years.

Janssen, Susanne

Middle School Study Center and Paraprofessional

I was born and raised in Illinois and graduated from Northern Illinois University. I moved to Hospers in 1986 to teach Home Economics at Floyd Valley Jr/Sr High School, and my husband, Brian, was ordained pastor of the Hospers PCA church. We have three adult children, David, Kristin and Jonathan. While they were younger, I substitute taught for ten years, and I am currently in my tenth year working as a para and directing the Study Center at the Middle School.


Email: sjanssen@mocfv.org

Lemke, Amanda

Middle School Choir & Hospers Elementary Strings

Amanda Lemke graduated from Northwestern College in 2017 with a Music Education Degree. She is married to Drew Lemke, who teaches band at the middle school. They live in Orange City with their dog, Margie. Along with singing and playing music, she enjoys sewing, and acting in local theatre events.


Email: alemke@mocfv.org

Lemke, Drew

Middle School Band

I spent the first 10 years of my life in Upstate New York, and ever since I have lived in Orange City, Iowa. I live with my wife Amanda (middle school choir) and our dog Margie. I graduated from Northwestern College in 2017 and have loved working at MOC- Floyd Valley ever since. Besides directing the middle school concert and marching bands, I enjoy assisting with our high school marching band every fall.


Email: dlemke@mocfv.org

Miller, Erin

Middle School Special Education Paraeducator

My husband, Chad, and I have three children. I enjoy spending my free time with my family, our horses and at the gym. I have my B.A. in Elementary Education from St. Andrews University in North Carolina. I am honored to be a Para for MOC-FV!


Email: emiller@mocfv.org

Mouw, Jonathan

8th grade math, US History, 8th grade Volleyball

I graduated from Northwestern College with my degree in Actuarial Science, but decided to teach instead. Received my M.Ed from Morningside College. My wife Lynn and I have 4 children which keep us very busy, so I don’t get to golf or fish as much as I would like to, but some day I will have the time for it!


Email: jmouw@mocfv.org

Nonnemacher, Drew

6th Grade World History/Head Varsity Baseball Coach/7th Grade Girls Basketball Coach

I live in Orange City with my wife, Karina and our three boys, Jacoby, Elias, and Beckett. I received my Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree both from Northwestern College in Orange City. My favorite place to visit is the shores of Lake Superior in Northeast Minnesota.

Nonnemacher, Karina


I graduated from Northwestern College with my Bachelors in Science and Nursing in 2013 and started as the school nurse for MOC-FV in 2016. I am married to Drew Nonnemacher (5th grade teacher at Hospers Elementary/ MOC-FV Varsity Baseball Coach) and we have 3 amazing boys, Jacoby, Elias and Beckett. We enjoy baseball, outside play, and movies as a family!

Norman, Aaron

Technology Support Specialist


Email: anorman@mocfv.org

Noteboom, Ryan

Technology Director


Email: rnoteboom@mocfv.org

Oolman, Beth

8th Grade English and American History

I’ve been at MOC-Floyd Valley since I graduated with my English and Secondary Education Degree from Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. I earned my Masters’ Degree in Education from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN. My husband, Terry, and I have two sons. Terry co-owns Vollink Enterprises in Orange City. I also teach for both Morningside and Northwestern. In my spare time, I enjoy the lake cabin, family, cooking, and reading!


Email: boolman@mocfv.org

Pottebaum, Stephanie

Food Service Director


Email: spottebaum@mocfv.org

Purdy-Ciesielski, Lisa

6th-8th Grade Special Education

Masters Degree Special Education


Email: lpurdy@mocfv.org

Rupp, Thomas


Email: trupp@mocfv.org

Russ, Kathy

Special Education Paraprofessional 6-8


Email: kruss@mocfv.org

Sharar, Amy



Email: asharar@mocfv.org

Smith, Cam

Middle School Principal; Assistant Athletic Director

I earned my BA from Northwestern College and my masters degree from Iowa State University. This will be my 8th year as the Middle School Principal at MOC-Floyd Valley and my 11th year as a Middle School Principal overall. I am married to my wife Anita, and we have four kids Carlin, Reed, Natalie and Tenley.

Starkweather, Scott

6-8th Grade Guidance Counselor

BA Westmar College
Masters Morningside College
Wife Gwen and 3 children, Brady, Trevor, and Jena


Email: sstarkweather@mocfv.org

TeGrootenhuis, Michelle

K-8 Literacy Instructional Coach

When I’m at Hospers Elementary, I’m “Mrs. T.G.” When I”m at the Middle School, I’m “The OTHER Mrs. T.G.” I’m married to Scott and we have two adult children, Natalie and Kyle, who are both MOC-Floyd Valley graduates. I grew up in Sioux Falls and graduated from what is now the “Washington Pavilion” building in 1988. I then went on to Northwestern College and earned my bachelor’s degree in 1993 in Elementary Education with a Reading Endorsement. I completed my Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction from Dordt in 2007. I taught 2nd grade for 12 years and 5th grade for 8 years before changing roles to become the K-8 Literacy Coach in 2015. I enjoy leading summer workshops for teachers, online graduate classes for NWC, and presenting sessions for both literacy and technology conferences. My husband and I are big fans of Dutch athletics and enjoy attending Red Raider basketball games as well. If we are not at home, chances are we are at “the game” wherever the Dutch or Raiders may be playing.

TeGrotenhuis, Diane

6th Grade Literature

I graduated from Northwestern College with a degree in Secondary Language Arts and went on to earn my Master’s Degree from Southwest State University. I am married to Todd TeGrotenhuis, and we have two sons, Justin and Eli. We love to attend all kinds of Dutch and Red Raider events in our community.

Van Der Werff, Kara

Paraprofessional at the middle school

This is my 5th year working at the middle school. I have had at least one child in the building each year. It is a great place to work. There are so many wonderful teachers and students.


Email: kvanderwerff@mocfv.org

Van Es, Tamie



Email: tvanes@mocfv.org

Van Gorp, Lori

Middle School Head Cook

I graduated from M-OC a while back. I try to be good farmers wife and besides school cook I enjoy a few other jobs. I have 3 married kids and 5 grandkids, (woohoo)


Email: lvangorp@mocfv.org

Van Kley, Amanda

Elm & MS TAG and MS Exploratory Teacher

I graduated from Northwestern College with my teaching degree in 2006. I have been teaching ever since. My husband and I have three wonderful children. Education is a big part of our lives as my husband is also a teacher.


Email: avankley@mocfv.org

Van Regenmorter, Linda

7th grade English teacher

My name is Linda Van Regenmorter, and I am entering my 27th year of teaching as I begin the 2018-19 school year. I earned my degree from Northwestern College. My family includes my husband Brad, son Mitchel, and daughter Alayna.


Email: lvanregenmorter@mocfv.org

Van Voorst, Ashley


I am a nurse in both Hospers Elementary and the Middle School. I am married to Mark, who is currently away for the Air Force. We have three children; Landan(14), Ava(10) and Paxtan(4). I like to read and write. As a family we enjoy camping, off-roading in our jeep and playing cards or board games.


Email: avanvoorst@mocfv.org

Van Wyk, Kelly

8th Grade American History

I grew up in Sheldon, Iowa and attended college at Bethel University in St. Paul, MN where I also played volleyball for three years. I graduated with degrees in both history and social studies education and began teaching at MOC-FV in 2015. I currently serve as an assistant coach for volleyball and softball.


Email: kvanwyk@mocfv.org

Vande Kieft, Abby

7th grade Science ; 6-8 Science Curriculum Team Leader

I am Abby Vande Kieft, or Mrs. VK. I attended SDSU to receive my bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and Morningside College to receive a Biology 5-12 teaching certificate. I greatly enjoy teaching science to 7th graders as every day is a new and exciting adventure. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends at sporting events, horse shows, or relaxing on the lake.


Email: avandekieft@mocfv.org

Vermeer, Amber

7th Grade Literature & 7th/8th Secondary Reading

I received my AA degree from NCC and my BA from Northwestern. I am married to Chase Vermeer and we have one adorable puppy, Mater. We enjoy baking, camping, playing volleyball, and being with family and friends. We also enjoy cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes and the Pittsburgh Steelers.


Email: avermeer@mocfv.org

Wieking, Blake

7th Grade Social Studies

I graduated from Northwestern College in 2008 and also received my master’s degree from Northwestern College in 2016. I enjoy spending time with my wife, Kari, and our three boys – Owen, Liam, and Miles. We enjoy being outside gardening, hunting, and fishing. In addition to teaching I also enjoy coaching middle school boys basketball and high school boys soccer.


Email: bwieking@mocfv.org

Wrather, Sarah

Middle School ELL

Bachelors: Northwestern College ’03
Masters of Education: Buena Vista University ’08


Email: swrather@mocfv.org