STAFF DIRECTORY



Aalbers, Brady

4th Grade Math & Science Hospers Elementary

HS Degree-MOC-Floyd Valley HS
BA Degree -Northwestern College, IA
MA Degree-Southwest Minnesota State University, MN
I enjoy coaching (GO DUTCH), hunting and fishing, watching movies, and Husker Athletics.

Contact

Email: baalbers@mocfv.org

Aalbers, Brittany

Kindergarten Teacher

My name is Mrs. Aalbers. I grew up in Orange City and attended Orange City Elementary as a child. I graduated from Northwestern College in 2008 with a degree in Elementary Education and minors in coaching and reading. I received my Masters of Education from Morningside in 2012. I currently live in Alton with my husband Brent, and three sons: Ryder, Wyatt, and Jarrett.

Contact

Email: baalbers@mocfv.org

Adams, Russ

Superintendent

Education – Superintendent Licensure in Advanced Studies from Iowa State University, Master of Science in Education from Drake University, Bachelor of Arts in Business Education from the University of Northern Iowa, Life-long learner. Blessed by wife-Jana, one daughter, two sons, two daughter-in-laws, one son-in-law and eight amazing grandchildren! Thankful to serve and be a part of the MOC-Floyd Valley family!

Alsum, Barb

Contact

Email: balsum@mocfv.org

Andersen, Murray

Elementary Librarian

I received my degree in elementary education from Iowa State University. Later, I obtained my masters in elementary education from Northwestern College. My wife Julie and I have two daughters, Andrea and Angel. Angel is married to Thomas Clarey and they have blessed us with 3 grandchildren: Rhett, Porter and Blakely.

Contact

Email: mandersen@mocfv.org

Anderson, Teri

Elementary Special Education, Head girls' track

My family includes a wonderful husband, three grown sons, and a daughter-in-law. I have a BA from NWC and a masters degree in special education. My family is very active and we love to travel. I am also an avid reader.

Contact

Email: tanderson@mocfv.org

Anderson, Pam

Vocal Music Director

Graduated with an Associate of Arts degree from Waldorf College in 1991 and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Wartburg College in 1994. I am married to Kent, who is the finance officer for the City of Orange City. We have two precious daughters, Autumn, a 5th grader and Lydia, a 3rd grader at Orange City Elementary. In my free time I enjoy playing the piano, reading and game night with my family!

Contact

Email: panderson@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.

Contact

Email: bbaker@mocfv.org

Blankers, Brenda

Paraprofessional, K-5

My husband James and I live in Hospers, Iowa.

Contact

Email: bblankers@mocfv.org

Boersma, Angela

Special Education--Resource Room

I graduated from Oostburg High School in Oostburg, Wisconsin before moving to northwest Iowa where I attended Northwestern College. In 2002 I graduated from NWC majoring in Elementary Education with endorsements in reading and special education. In 2014 I graduated from Morningside College with a Masters of Arts in Teaching degree. I had the privilege of being a substitute teacher for MOC-FV for two years before earning my position at Hospers Elementary in 2004. In 2010 I began teaching 4th grade at Orange City Elementary. Currently, I am a special education teacher in the Resource Room.

My husband, Joel, is a sixth grade teacher at Alton Middle School. We live in Orange City with our three children: Becca, Andrew, and Greta. We love spending our free time together as a family attending sporting events, taking trips to Wisconsin, shopping, biking, baking, and reading.

Contact

Email: aboersma@mocfv.org

Boersma, Kate

Physical Education TK-5th, Varsity Volleyball Coach

I graduated from Northwestern college in 2012 and also began coaching at MOC-FV the same year. I am married to Justin Boersma and we have two sons Juddson and Kolton. We live on a farm outside of Hospers. I love being involved in our volleyball programs in and out of season and spending time with my family.

Contact

Email: kboersma@mocfv.org

Bomgaars, Joel

Custodian

Contact

Email: jbomgaars@mocfv.org

Bonnecroy, Jack

Assistant Director for Transportation and Technology

Jack Bonnecroy graduated from Northwestern College in 2012 with a degree in Computer Information Systems. After having previously worked at MOC-Floyd Valley in the technology department, he’s returned in a combined position helping both with transportation and technology. Outside of work, you can find him helping with the Pride of the Dutchmen Marching Band, crewing for the local hot air balloon, or helping out on the family farm.

Contact

Email: jbonnecroy@mocfv.org

Bonnema, Tammy

Special Education Paraeducator/High School Self-Contained Room

I graduated from Dordt College with an Associate of Arts Degree in Special Education and have worked with special needs individuals since 2005. I grew up in Sioux Center but now live in Orange City with my husband, Adam, our two kids, James & Emma, and our dog, Jasmine. I enjoy spending time outdoors gardening, camping, and hiking and being involved in my kids’ life, especially in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.

Contact

Email: tbonnema@mocfv.org

Boon, Patti

Contact

Email: pboon@mocfv.org

Boone, Adam

Contact

Email: aboone@mocfv.org

Brower, Joan

Art

Contact

Email: jbrower@mocfv.org

Bruxvoort, Jennifer

4th Grade

Contact

Email: jbruxvoort@mocfv.org

Bundt, Joel

Mathematics

BA in mathematics from NWC. MA in educational administration from BVU. Privileged husband of Melissa and father for Josiah, Simeon, Ezra, Evelyn, Lucas, and Joseph. When not teaching, coaching, or working on technology, I enjoy working on my acreage and enjoying time with my family.

Bunkers, Lisa

2nd Grade

I graduated from Briar Cliff University with a degree in elementary education along with endorsements in special education and reading. I earned a masters degree in Differentiated Instruction from Graceland University. My husband Nic and I have three children and are proud supports of MOC-FV.

Contact

Email: lbunkers@mocfv.org

Burmakow, Sara

Biology

Hometown: Paullina, IA
Schooling: Received both my Bachelors Degree and Masters of Education from Northwestern College in Orange City.
Hobbies/Interest: I love spending time with family and friends outside of school by shopping, spending time outside, watching sports, and cheering on my Red Raiders!

Buse, Alicia

High School/Algebra 1 and Geometry

I grew up in Melvin graduating from Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn in 2000. (Mr. Adams was my principal in 8th grade and last 2 years of high school.) I then went to NCC for 2 years and then transferred to UNI getting my bachelors degree in secondary math education. Some of my hobbies that I enjoy are being outside, riding horses, and playing racquetball and wallyball.

Contact

Email: albuse@mocfv.org

De Graaf, Marcia

Principal

Contact

Email: mdegraaf@mocfv.org

De Jong, Banj

1st - 3rd Reading, Driver's Ed.

I graduated from Northwestern College with majors in Elementary Education and Religions, a minor in Spanish, a career concentration in Missions, and endorsements in Reading and Driver’s Education. I have been married to Jed for almost 40 years and we have two sons. Peter and Megan live in Orange City with their four children, and Ben and Lindsey live in Alton with five sons. My favorite hobbies are reading and swimming.

Contact

Email: badejong@mocfv.org

De Jong, Emily

Kindergarten Classroom Teacher

I received a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern College with early childhood, reading, and coaching endorsements. I also completed my master’s degree in early childhood through the University of South Dakota. My husband, Daron, is a chiropractor in Orange City and we have a son, Aden, and a daughter, Ava. Outside of school I enjoy cooking, baking, traveling, photography, shopping, music, and spending time with family and friends.

Contact

Email: edejong@mocfv.org

De Jong, Peter

5th Grade

I graduated from Northwestern College in 2005 with my degree in Elementary Education and a Reading Endorsement. I have taught 3rd grade and Title Reading before becoming the 5th grade reading and writing teacher her at OCE. I live in Orange City with my wife, Megan, and four kids. I enjoy riding motorcycle, working with my hands, being active with the family, reading a good book, and working at my church.

Contact

Email: pdejong@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.

Contact

Email: mdezeeuw@mocfv.org

De Zeeuw, Doug

Chemistry / Physics

My hometown is Hawarden, IA. I graduated from Northwestern College and received my master’s degree from Morningside College. I am married to Marlene De Zeeuw. I enjoy flying my hot air balloon, hiking, traveling, golfing, and spending time with my friends.

Contact

Email: ddezeeuw@mocfv.org

Duesenberg, Rachel

Secretary

Contact

Email: rduesenberg@mocfv.org

Dykstra, Kim

Business Manager

Contact

Email: kdykstra@mocfv.org

Fischer, Nate

3rd Grade

Contact

Email: nfischer@mocfv.org

Foughty, Sharon

Music

Contact

Email: sfoughty@mocfv.org

Gober, Eric

Maintenance Technician

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

Contact

Email: egober@mocfv.org

Gomez, Jose

Contact

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.

Grotenhuis, Sheryl

Fifth Grade Band Teacher

I graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, IA with a Instrumental and Vocal Music Education Degree. I previously taught K-8 and then 5-8 General Music, Band and Choir at the Hull Christian School in Hull, IA. I have been teaching part time 5th grade instrumental music at MOC Floyd Valley CSD since the fall of 1992. I am married and have 3 adult children.

Contact

Email: sgrotenhuis@mocfv.org

Gunderson, Mark

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

Undergrad Degree from THE Northwestern College. Masters Degree from Morningside. Administrative Certification from Buena Vista. Yankees, Packers and Hawkeye fan.

Contact

Email: mgunderson@mocfv.org

Guthmiller, Renee

2nd Grade

Contact

Email: rguthmiller@mocfv.org

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.

Contact

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

Contact

Email: lhaverdink@mocfv.org

Hegstad, Jennifer

4th Grade Reading Teacher

I graduated from Northwestern College with Elementary Education with a reading, special education, and coaching endorsement. I also have my Master’s Degree from Graceland University and I specialized in Differentiated Instruction. I am married and have two kids. I love to watch and play sports, read, and garden.

Contact

Email: jhegstad@mocfv.org

Hegstad, Grant

Special Education Teacher / SCI / 9-12

BA: Northwestern College (Business Education; Special Education; Coaching)
M. Ed: University of Sioux Falls (Masters of Educational Leadership)

I am married to Jen, and we have two children. In our free time, we enjoy being outside, spending time with our families, and cheering on our favorite teams. Go Dutch!

Dutch Football: https://www.facebook.com/MOC-Floyd-Valley-Dutch-Football-1521684641468329/?ref=bookmarks

Henriksen, Michaela

Middle school special education

Currently working on my degree from WGU to become a middle school special education teacher. For now, I am a paraprofessional. I love what I do and looking forward to what’s next.

Hilbrands, Tanner

U.S. History/ Freshman Girl's Basketball/ Freshman Baseball

I am originally from Remsen, Iowa. I graduated from Northwestern College with a major in History and a minor in Political Science. I love sports, traveling, and spending time with my family.

Hofmeyer, Heather

3rd grade, yearbook sponsor

I was born and raised in Eastern Iowa near the Mississippi river. I attended and received my degree from the University of Dubuque. My husband, Eric, and I live in Alton with our 4 children- Makenna, Kolten, Cooper, and Landyn. We enjoy spending time outdoors, attending sporting events, and being with our extended families.

Contact

Email: hhofmeyer@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!

Honken, Rachel

4th Grade Teacher

After growing up in Nebraska, I graduated from Northwestern College in 2013 with a degree in both Elementary Education and Music. I met Matt singing in choir at NWC, and we both feel blessed to be living, working, and raising our daughter, Iris, in this wonderful community. When not at school, you might find me singing at church, walking around town, or cheering on our marching and jazz bands!

Contact

Email: rhonken@mocfv.org

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.

Jansen, Nancy

High School SC Special Ed Room

My husband Kevin and I have five sons: Nathan and his wife Kayse who live in Glenwood, IA with their two daughters Nayleen and Isabelle. Aaron and his wife, Kelsey live in Omaha. Daniel and his wife, Chandler live in Sioux Falls. Levi is a junior at Augustana University and Josiah is a senior at MOC-Floyd Valley.

Contact

Email: njansen@mocfv.org

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.

Contact

Email: sjanssen@mocfv.org

Jeltema, Pam

High School Secretary

I have been with MOC-FV for 8 years as the high school secretary and secretary to the principal. I love working with the staff and students every day. I am married to my husband Allen and we have two children. We enjoy lots of outdoor activities and sports.

Contact

Email: pjeltema@mocfv.org

Klein, Travis

Custodian

Contact

Email: tklein@mocfv.org

Koerselman, Beau

Special Education

Contact

Email: bkoerselman@mocfv.org

Korthals, Twyla

NWAEA Speech-Language Pathologist (Pre-K-12th Grade)

I received my undergraduate degree from St. Cloud State University & my graduate degree from University of Wisconsin – River Falls. My husband & I live on a farm by George, IA. We have two children. My hobbies include traveling, taking classes with family & friends (e.g. cupcake decorating), and gardening.

Contact

Email: tkorthals@nwaea.org

Krull, Sarah

Reading & Writing 5th Grade

I graduated from Northwestern. I currently live in Alton with my husband, Aaron, daughter, Lily (7), and son, Brody (4). We love having bonfires in the backyard, being active all summer, and playing golf.

Contact

Email: skrull@mocfv.org

Lalk, Ashley

Highschool Special Education Paraprofessional

I grew up in Orange City and currently live in Alton with my husband Jay and our 6 kids. I attended Unity Christian High school. I have been working for MOC-Floyd Valley for the last 3 years. My hobbies include camping with my family, riding motorcycle, spending time outdoors, and attending our children’s various sporting events.

Contact

Email: alalk@mocfv.org

Lambert, Jennifer

Title 1 Reading

I grew up in a very small community called Dows, Iowa. I graduated from Central College and have taught in the wonderful community of Orange City my entire career. I am married to Paul, who is a forecaster for Wells Dairy. We have 2 children, Ethan and Edan and her husband, Thomas. We love to attend Iowa State football games and ride bike.

Contact

Email: jlambert@mocfv.org

Landhuis, Mike

Principal, Orange City Elementary

My wife Nancy and I have three children. Our oldest Josh is the athletic director at Cherokee Schools, our other son Zach lives in Topeka Kansas with his wife Trisha and is employed by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation as a DNA specialist and our daughter Katie is a K-6 PE teacher and coach in the Belmond-Klemme school district. Nancy and I have 2 fox red labs to keep us company.

Contact

Email: mlandhuis@mocfv.org

Lang, Chris

4th Grade

Contact

Email: clang@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.

Contact

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.

Contact

Email: dlemke@mocfv.org

List, Kayla

Contact

Email: klist@mocfv.org

Lundgren, Lyle

Physical Education Instructor; 9-12 Grade; Head Wrestling Coach; FCA Huddle Leader

B.A. from Northwestern College in Physical Education and Community Recreation
Married for 38 years; 2 married sons; 4 Grandchildren
Hobbies: Spending time with family; Fishing; Camping; Travelling

Dutchmen Wrestling page: https://www.facebook.com/DutchmenWrestling/
MOC-FV FCA page: https://www.facebook.com/Moc-Fv-Fellowship-of-Christian-Athletes-462527383854621/

Contact

Email: llundgren@mocfv.org

Lux, Lori

Contact

Email: llux@mocfv.org

Maassen, Marissa

2nd Grade Teacher

My name is Marissa Maassen and I am a second grade teacher at Orange City Elementary. I absolutely love my job and couldn’t imagine doing anything else!! I grew up near Hull, Iowa where I loved playing volleyball, basketball, and softball. I am married to Aaron Maassen, and we live on an acreage 1 mile east of Maurice. My husband is part owner of Maassen Dairy near Maurice. We have four children who keep us very busy! Their names are Seth, Aric, Peyton, and Mariah. They are all in school, and we enjoy going to all of their activities. Some of my hobbies are reading, riding bike, and doing things with my family.

Contact

Email: mmaassen@mocfv.org

Mangold, Dan

High School Band Director

Mr. Dan Mangold is currently in his 2nd year as Co-Director of Bands at MOC-Floyd Valley High School in Orange City, IA. His responsibilities include directing one of the two high school concert bands, directing Jazz 2, teaching lessons, and serving as co-director of the Pride of the Dutchmen Marching Band. He received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Northwestern College and his Master of Music Degree from the University of Northern Iowa.

Contact

Email: dmangold@mocfv.org

McDonald, Todd

High School Counselor

I have been in secondary education as a counselor or teacher for 23 years and in higher education at 2 colleges for 11 years. My masters degree is from Azusa Pacific University and additional graduate work from Wayne State College/Buena Vista University/USD/Morningside and my BA is from Central College in English/speech. My wife (Kris) teaches Spanish at Northwestern College, my daughter (Lauren) teaches 4th grade and coaches MS volleyball in Eddyville and has her own videography/photography business, and my daughter (Emily) teaches MS Language Arts and coaches FR volleyball in Sioux Center and is engaged to be married in December 2018. My hobbies and interests include: travels, our dog – Cali, athletics, theatre, music, Trinity Church, movies, relatives, and family time.

Contact

Email: tmcdonald@mocfv.org

Meerdink, Heidi

Para-educator Orange City Elementary

I have a BA from Northwestern College and am married to Rob. We have 3 boys and 1 grandson. I love my pets and I have 4 dogs and 2 cats.

Contact

Email: hmeerdink@mocfv.org

Meyer, Kristine

Paraprofessional Orange City Elementary

I live with my husband Mike and two children, Brayden and Mikayla, in Hospers. As a family we enjoy showing cows and goats at many fairs, mini-rod tractor pulling and fishing. In my free time I like to read, decorate and do flower gardening.

Contact

Email: kmeyer@mocfv.org

Miller, Mark

Custodian

Contact

Email: mmiller@mocfv.org

Montgomery, Nicole

10th American Literature, Literature and Film, Creative Writing, Memory Book Co-Sponsor, Fall Play Co-Director, Assistant Individual Speech Coach

I graduated from Northwestern College with a degree in English Teaching and a Secondary Education Endorsement in May of 2017. I will be getting married to Victor Mena, an English teacher at Akron-Westfield, this summer. In my free time, I enjoy snuggling with my cats, watching Green Bay Packer football, reading books, enjoying the outdoors, and drinking coffee.

Contact

Email: nmontgomery@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!

Contact

Email: jmouw@mocfv.org

Mulder, Mike

High School Principal

Bachelor of Science in Biology Education from Northwestern College, Masters degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University, currently pursuing a Doctorate of Education from The University of South Dakota. My wife Cristi and I have five boys: Jacob, James, Lucas, Levi, and Joseph. I am thankful to be part of the MOC-Floyd Valley community!

Nessa, Sara

Special Education Teacher/ SCI / 9-12

I received a BA in Elementary Education from Northwestern College, K-8 Instructional Strategist I and K-12 Instructional Strategist II endorsements and a Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) from Morningside College. I am married and have three children. We enjoy spending time outdoors as a family and I love cheering on my favorite sports teams, including MOC-FV. Go Dutch!

Contact

Email: snessa@mocfv.org

Niemyer, Jade

Business Ed.

I received my BA in Business Education from Buena Vista College in 1992. I later earned my Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) degree from Morningside College 2010. My wife Angie and I have 3 children; Trey, Bailie and Delanie. As a family, we enjoy spending time together at Okoboji and traveling. GO DUTCH!!!

Contact

Email: jniemyer@mocfv.org

Nonnemacher, Drew

5th Grade/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. A fun fact about me is that I am currently teaching in the exact same classroom that I attended when I was in 5th grade at Hospers Elementary!

Nonnemacher, Karina

Nurse

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

Contact

Email: anorman@mocfv.org

Noteboom, Ryan

Technology Director

Contact

Email: rnoteboom@mocfv.org

Nothem, Tracey

First Grade Teacher and Coach

I graduated from Northwestern College with a BA in Elementary Education along with an Early Childhood and a Coaching Endorsement. I also have an MA (Incorporating the Fine Arts and Multiple Intelligences Within Instruction) from Lesley University. I am blessed to be the mother of two beautiful and talented daughters who teach me to be a better person on a daily basis! I love spending time with family/friends, as well as exercising, watching sports, reading, writing poetry and baking.

Contact

Email: tnothem@mocfv.org

Olson, Jackie

Elementary School Counselor

After graduating from Northwestern in 2000, I went overseas to work and live for a couple years. After moving back to Orange City I began working for MOC-FV in 2007. During that time I have received my masters in Education from Morningside College as well as my Masters in School Counseling from Buena Vista.
In my spare time I enjoy camp fires, stargazing, walks, and road trips.

Contact

Email: jolson@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!

Contact

Email: boolman@mocfv.org

Palsma, Lisa

Hospers Elementary Librarian

I am married to Paul and we have one son and daughter-in-law. I received my elementary education degree from Northwestern College. I enjoy reading, spending time with family, watching Northwestern College sports and St. Louis Cardinals baseball.

Contact

Email: lpalsma@mocfv.org

Paulsen, Gina

3rd Grade Instructor

This is my 25th year teaching! 11 years at MOC-FV. I live between Paullina and Granville and have 3 children. Two are out of school and my youngest is at South O’Brien. I love teaching and continue to stretch myself as a learner. Thank you for allowing me to educate your children each day. GO DUTCH!

Pennings, Leah

Transitional Kindergarten - TK

Contact

Email: lpennings@mocfv.org

Peters, Erin

1st Grade

Contact

Email: epeters@mocfv.org

Pfaffle, David

K-12 Math Coach

Bachelor’s of Science Degree Buena Vista University
Master’s of Education Degree Morningside College

Contact

Email: dpfaffle@mocfv.org

Pfaffle, Kayti

High School ELL and Spanish IV Instructor

I received my Bachelor Degree in Spanish from California Baptist University, my Secondary Teaching Degree from Northwestern College, and my Masters Degree in Education and ELL from Morningside College. I lived in both Costa Rica and Mexico, and have since spent time in several other countries. I enjoy traveling, social-networking, and lifelong learning!

Contact

Email: kpfaffle@mocfv.org

Pottebaum, Stephanie

Food Service Director

Contact

Email: spottebaum@mocfv.org

Purdy-Ciesielski, Lisa

6th-8th Grade Special Education

Masters Degree Special Education

Contact

Email: lpurdy@mocfv.org

Puttmann, Kristen

Literacy Instructional Coach

I received my BA from Northwestern College (1996) and my MA from Morningside College (2000). I’ve taught 5th grade, 2nd grade, 1st grade, and Title I Reading during my 22 years of teaching. I’m married to Mr. Puttmann (4th grade), and we have two college-aged children. Kaylee is a junior at Northwestern College, and Kyle is a freshman at Iowa State.

Contact

Email: kputtmann@mocfv.org

Puttmann, Shannon

Teacher/Math and Reading/4th

I received my BA from Northwestern College (1994) and my MA from Southwest Minnesota University (2005). I’ve taught 5th grade for my first 19 years and now I am currently teaching 4th grade. I’m married to Mrs. Puttmann (Literacy Instructional Coach), and we have two college-aged children. Kaylee is a junior at Northwestern College, and Kyle is a freshman at Iowa State.

Contact

Email: sputtmann@mocfv.org

Reinders, Julie

High School Secretary/Athletic Secretary

I’ve worked at MOC-Floyd Valley High School for twenty-eight years. I am married to Dave and he is a fifth grade teacher at Rock Valley Elem. School. We have one son, Jordy, who is a grad student at the University of Nebraska/Lincoln. We love living in Orange City and supporting the Dutch!

Contact

Email: jreinders@mocfv.org

Reuvers, Mary Beth

Para-educator at Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: mreuvers@mocfv.org

Riskedahl, Becky

Kindergarten

I graduated from Northwestern College with my BA in Elementary Education in 2003. I have taught preschool at Ireton Christian School, and now Kindergarten here at Orange City Elementary. I graduated with my MA in Teacher Leadership from Southwest Minnesota State University, in 2018. My husband Andy and I reside in Orange City and we love to cheer for the Minnesota Vikings.

Contact

Email: briskedahl@mocfv.org

Rohrs, Austin

Agriculture Instructor/FFA Advisor, grades 8-12

I graduated in 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Education from South Dakota State University. I am recently married, and my wife, Dana Rohrs, is currently attending Briar Cliff University to complete her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree program. I love animals, and being around my family’s farm.

Contact

Email: arohrs@mocfv.org

Rupp, Renee

SCI Paraeducator High School

I grew up in Marcus, Ia. I went to Buena Vista for 2 years and then transferred to UNI. I am married to Tom Rupp and we have 3 boys.

Contact

Email: rrupp@mocfv.org

Rupp, Thomas

Contact

Email: trupp@mocfv.org

Russ, Kathy

Special Education Paraprofessional 6-8

Contact

Email: kruss@mocfv.org

Salazar, Cecilia

ESL/LIEP District Coordinator/Instructor TK-5

My education includes a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a Secondary Teaching Certificate from NWC; a Master’s Degree in Teaching with an ESL endorsement from Morningside College; in addition, a K-12 Principal Certification from IPLA. I am Married with 5 children; Shannon and Caitlin, are graduates of Iowa State University and Sylvia and Arleen attend the University of Iowa (hockey players for the Lady Ice Hawks). It is a house divided !! Our youngest and only son, Aaron, attends MOC-FV High School. I enjoy hockey games, walking our dogs, cooking, traveling, and word searches.

Contact

Email: csalazar@mocfv.org

Sampson, Brent

5th Grade

I received a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from Dakota State University in Madison, SD, and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership degree from Southwest State University in Marshall, MN. I am married to Teresa, and we have four daughters (Noelle, Natalie, Natasha, & Nevaeh). I officiate football games in the fall and umpire baseball games in the summer. I can also be found cheering on the Minnesota Vikings (Skol Vikings), Minnesota Twins (Win Twins), and the Kansas Jayhawks (Rock Chalk Jayhawk).

Contact

Email: bsampson@mocfv.org

Sandbulte, Patricia

English I

I earned my teaching degree from Morningside College in 1995, and I have been teaching ever since. I’m currently in my 19th year of teaching at MOC-FV after spending time in the classrooms of Iowa Falls, West Sioux, and South O’Brien. I live in Sioux Center with my husband, Harv and my children, Sadie and Jacob. Sadie is currently a freshman at USD majoring in Spanish education, and Jacob is a sophomore at Unity majoring in Fortnite. 🙂 I am so blessed to be part of the Dutch family, and I look forward to working with your children in English I!

Contact

Email: psandbulte@mocfv.org

Schaver, Zach

Geometry & Algebra 2

I grew up in Morrison, Illinois where most of my family still lives. I graduated from Dordt College in 2015 with a Secondary Education and Mathematics degree and I am pursuing my Masters of Education at Northwestern College with an anticipated date of finishing in 2019. Some of my hobbies include cycling, golfing, snowboarding, and coaching football.

Contact

Email: zschaver@mocfv.org

Schipper, Jennifer

Secretary

Contact

Email: jschipper@mocfv.org

Scholtens, Lori

Kindergarten

I earned a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and an Early Childhood Endorsement from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. I continued my education by earning a Masters Degree from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa. My husband and I have 4 sons. I enjoy baking, shopping, and being with my family.

Contact

Email: lscholtens@mocfv.org

Schwebach, Stephanie

Kindergarten

Contact

Email: sschwebach@mocfv.org

Sharar, Amy

Art

Contact

Email: asharar@mocfv.org

Sikkema, Sheri

Classroom Teacher, 1st Grade

I graduated from NWC with a BA in Elementary Education and Library Science. We have four children who provide great places to visit: Escondido, CA; Omaha, NE; and Chicago, IL. My husband, Milt, and I visit our two grandsons in CA whenever we can find the time. I love to read, visit the ocean, and be outside in nature.

Simmelink, Maria

1st Grade

I received my bachelor’s degree from NWC in 2006 and my master’s degree from Graceland University in 2013. My husband and I have three children and live on an acreage outside of Orange City. We enjoy taking care of plants and animals and anything else that has to do with the outdoors!

Smith, Cam

Middle School Principal

Graduated from NWC and earned my masters from Iowa State University. Married to Anita and have four children, Carlin, Reed, Natalie and Tenley. Starting my 6th year as the Middle School principal at MOC-Floyd Valley. Previously served in administrative roles in the Garner-Hayfield and Atlantic school districts.

Starkweather, Scott

6-8th Grade Guidance Counselor

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

Contact

Email: sstarkweather@mocfv.org

Stauffer, Joel

Instructor/English-Speech/11th-12th grade

Mr. Stauffer has been a part of the MOC-Floyd Valley family for the past 22 years. He is originally from Greene, Iowa, but now resides in Orange City with his lovely wife, Laura, and their children, William, Thomas, and Emily. Stauffer has received his BA and MA degrees from the University of Northern Iowa in the fields of Communication, Theatre Arts, and English education. Mr. Stauffer believes that speech and performance are two of the most worthwhile activities for developing self-confidence in young people. Other activities to which Stauffer volunteers his time include: announcing at or participating in various school-related functions, announcing at the Tulip Festival Mode Show, and crewing for a local hot air balloon “Up and Atom.”

Contact

Email: jstauffer@mocfv.org

Strom, Ryan

8-12 Industrial Technology Teacher/Drivers Ed. Instructor

I received my Tool & Die Degree from North Iowa Area Community College in 2010 and then transferred to UNI when I received my bachelors degree in Industrial Technology. My hobbies include: autocross racing, golfing, riding motorcycle and playing tennis.

Contact

Email: rstrom@mocfv.org

Tapper, Michelle

High School Head Cook

I have been a cook my whole life!

Contact

Email: mtapper@mocfv.org

TeGrootenhuis, Michelle

K-8 Literacy Instructional Coach

Hello! 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 the wife of Scott, the mother of Natalie and Kyle, and the daughter-in-law of Willard and Janice. While I grew up a city girl in Sioux Falls, I thoroughly enjoy life on the farm. I graduated from Northwestern with my bachelor’s degree in 1993 and then 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 also dabble a bit at the high school, working with the English teachers there occasionally. I’m an officer and active member of the local Northwest Iowa Reading Council, and I enjoy leading summer workshops, graduate classes, and presenting sessions for both literacy and technology conferences. My husband and I are big fans of Dutch athletics and enjoy Red Raider basketball as well.

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.

TeGrotenhuis, Todd

5th Grade Teacher

I graduated from Northwestern College and received my Master’s degree from Southwest Minnesota State University. My wife’s name is Diane, and we have two boys, Justin and Eli. In my spare time I am usually supporting our local teams or watching baseball. Go Cubs!

Contact

Email: ttegrotenhuis@mocfv.org

Theis, Jessica

Paraprofessional for High School

Contact

Email: jtheis@mocfv.org

Tyler, Billie

OC Elementary Paraprofessional

I live in Alton with my husband and my 3 kids. We enjoy camping and riding our motorcycles. I love spending time with family.

Contact

Email: btyler@mocfv.org

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.

Contact

Email: kvanderwerff@mocfv.org

Van Es, Jolyn

Business Education

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education from Northwestern College and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Dordt College. I am the youngest of 5 and have LOTS of nephews, nieces, & great nephews & nieces! I love to travel in the summer and see new parts of the country. I love to watch college football & basketball – GO TAR HEELS!

Van Es, Jennifer

2nd Grade

I received my bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Northwestern College. I am also certified in the areas of early childhood special education and reading interventions. I received my master’s degree from Graceland University in differentiated instruction. I live in Alton with my husband, Josh, and our three sons, Jacoby, Nolan and Brooks.

Contact

Email: jevanes@mocfv.org

Van Es, Tamie

Secretary

Contact

Email: tvanes@mocfv.org

Van Es, Cathy

OCE Building Secretary

I have enjoyed being the building secretary at OCE for over 20 years. I started when my youngest was in pre-school, now I am blessed to greet my granddaughter each day! I live in Orange City with my husband, Galen and we have 3 married children and 3 beautiful grandchildren.

Contact

Email: cvanes@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)

Contact

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.

Contact

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.

Contact

Email: lvanregenmorter@mocfv.org

Van Roekel, Wendy

Kindergarten

Contact

Email: wvanroekel@mocfv.org

Van Voorst, Ashley

Nurse

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.

Contact

Email: avanvoorst@mocfv.org

Van Wyk, John

Transportation Director

Contact

Email: jvanwyk@mocfv.org

Van Wyk, Kelly

6th Grade Social Studies; 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.

Contact

Email: kvanwyk@mocfv.org

Van Wyk, Jennifer

2nd Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Mrs. Van Wyk, and I’m in my ninth year of teaching (fourth year in second grade). I received my Bachelors Degree in Education (Reading, Spanish, and Coaching Endorsements) from Central College in 2010, and I completed my Masters Degree through Northwestern College in 2016. I have been married to my husband, Korey, for five years and we enjoy traveling together. When I’m not teaching, you can find me reading, crafting, or singing.

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.

Contact

Email: avandekieft@mocfv.org

Vander Berg, Vonda

3rd Grade

Contact

Email: vvanderberg@mocfv.org

Vander Broek, Elaine

3rd Grade

Contact

Email: evanderbroek@mocfv.org

Vander Ploeg, Diane

First Grade Teacher

I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Reading Endorsement from Northwestern College. My husband and I have two adult daughters, Breanna and Brooke. I enjoy traveling, reading, watching the Twins and Vikings play and going to movies.

Contact

Email: dvanderploeg@mocfv.org

Vander Stelt, Audrey

Paraprofessional 9-12

I am happily married for 35 years and have 3 grown children who are all married. I have four grandchildren, who I adore, and we love to spend time with family. I have been working for the district for about 20 years and I love my job!

Contact

Email: avanderstelt@mocfv.org

VanderWerff, Beth

1st Grade at Orange City Elementary

I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Northwestern College here in Orange City, and my Masters Degree in Library Science from Emporia State University in Emporia, Kansas. I love reading, riding my bike, cooking, traveling with my family and teaching First Grade!

Contact

Email: bvanderwerff@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.

Contact

Email: avermeer@mocfv.org

Walburg, Megan

Paraprofessional HS

I live in Orange City, Iowa. I have two son’s Treyton who is 7 years old and Payton who is 1. I love spending time with my family, going to Derby’s and racing figure 8 cars.

Wieking, Kari

PM TK

Contact

Email: kwieking@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.

Contact

Email: bwieking@mocfv.org

Williams, Shane

Teacher/Social Studies - Physical Education/HS

Enjoying Life!

Williams, Piper

HS SCI Paraprofessional

HOME TOWN: Portland, Oregon – Go, Timbers!
EDUCATION/EXPERTISE: Studied fashion and portrait photography at Andrews University in Michigan. I host a YouTube channel where I share style tips, discuss growing a personal aesthetic and more.
FAMILY: Happily married to Dr. Emily Grace – She is the Assistant Professor of Physics at Northwestern College. Proud parents to a beautiful little girl, Esther.
HOBBIES/INTERESTS: Men’s fashion, vintage cinema, and all things art deco.

Contact

Email: pwilliams@mocfv.org

Woudstra, Sandy

Elementary Special Education

I graduated from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. My husband Alan and I are blessed to have two children, a daughter in-law, and a grandson. I am passionate about literacy and enjoy helping children learn to read. My family enjoys reading, biking, traveling, and being outdoors.

Contact

Email: swoudstra@mocfv.org

Wrather, Sarah

Middle School ELL

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

Contact

Email: swrather@mocfv.org

Zeutenhorst, Darlo

Head Grounds and Maintenance

I am married to Nancy Zeutenhorst. We are blessed with 4 son, 1 daughter, 4 daughters-in-law, 2 grandsons, and 4 granddaughters. I love to fish. . . fishing off of docks, shore, out of the boat and ice fishing. It is always fishing season at our house and I’m never short of someone to go along with me!!

Contact

Email: dzeutenhorst@mocfv.org

Zeutenhorst, Nancy

Lunchroom Cashier/Office Assistant

I am married to Darlo Zeutenhorst. We are blessed with 4 sons, 1 daughter, 4 daughters-in-law, 2 grandsons and 4 granddaughters. I enjoy going on the boat with Darlo, doing handwork (sewing, knitting, crocheting, embroidery, etc.), playing piano and organ. I love snowdays!

Contact

Email: nzeutenhorst@mocfv.org

Zeutenhorst, Jennifer

Hospers Head Cook