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.
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!
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.
High School 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.
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!
My name is Mariah Bilby. I grew up in Cherokee, Iowa with my parents and one younger brother. After graduating high school, I came here to Northwestern College and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and endorsements in Reading and Special Education. I taught first grade for three years before moving here. I live here in Orange City with my husband Micah. In my free time you might find me hanging out with my family, playing board games, singing, or reading a good book. I am so excited for my new adventure here at Orange City Elementary!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
8-12 Agriculture and FFA Advisor
I graduated from South Dakota State University (GO JACKS!) with my BA in Agriculture Education in 2016. I have taught 5-12 Agriculture for 3 years and am very excited for my first year at MOC-FV!! I was very active in 4-H and FFA throughout the years and enjoy learning new things to bring back to the classroom.
Hospers Elementary Principal
I received my Bachelor of Science Degree from Iowa State University in the area of Elementary Education and I earned my Master’s Degree from Drake in the area of Administration. Along with my husband Jeff, I have lived on a farm east of Alton, Iowa for the past 29 years. Our daughter lives in Wisconsin with her husband Jake and my son lives in Ames, Iowa. We enjoying playing golf and traveling with our family and friends. We spend many weekends in Ames cheering on the Cyclones or traveling to Wisconsin to be with family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elementary Resource Room teacher
I am married to Corey and we live on a farm near Hospers. We have one grown daughter, Danielle. In my spare time I like to read, spend time with family, do DIY projects, and garden. When the weather is nice, I spend as much time as possible outdoors.
I have a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education, with an endorsement in early childhood. My master’s degree is in K-12 School Counseling. I received both degrees from the University of South Dakota. I have 15 years of teaching experience as a Resource Room teacher. I am excited that the fall of 2020 will be my first year being part of the MOC-FV team!
I graduated from Northwestern College with a degree in Elementary Education, as well as a reading endorsement and a middle school endorsement. My husband and I have four children (Orin, Kiptyn, Piper, and Bowen), and we live in Orange City. I love to read, play board games, be outside, and spend time with my family.
Government, Psychology, Lit & World Affairs
Hometown: Los Gatos Ca. Graduated with History degree from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Masters in Education from Morningside. My wife teaches Biology at Northwestern College. I enjoy traveling, working on our acreage, spending time with kids and grandkids, and doing anything outside, preferably in summer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
High School Instructional Coach / Career Coordinator
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
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.
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.
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!
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!
Elementary Special Education
I’ve been married to Keith, my best friend, for 5 years. Together, we have 5 children (Kolby, Kenadi, Kooper, Kipp, Kasee) a daughter-in-law (Brooke), and 2 grandchildren (Rheya and Roman). I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and earned my Master’s through Graceland University. My teaching career started in special education in Chariton, IA, then I moved to Indianola, IA where I taught Special Education and 6th gr. Language Arts, and for the past 5 years I taught in the Education Department at Northwestern College. I am very excited and honored to be a part of the MOC-FV family! Special education and teaching are passions of mine. I also love being outside, watching sporting events, being crafty, playing board or card games, helping others, and most of all, being a mom and a Gigi. Go Dutch!!
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.
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.
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.
Hospers Head Cook
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Physical Education Instructor; 9-12 Grade; Head Wrestling Coach; FCA Huddle Leader; Assistant Athletic Director
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/
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.
Licensed Mental Health Provider
I graduated from Northwestern in 2012 with a B.A degree in Spanish and Psychology. I received my M.A in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in 2015 from USD. I worked with Creative Living Center for four years as a therapist. During that time I also became a Registered Play Therapist. I love working with kids and providing them a space where they feel safe and can express themselves. When not at work, I enjoy spending time outside with my husband, our daughter, and our two dogs.
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.
2nd Grade Teacher
This is my 5th year of teaching but first at MOC-Floyd Valley. I have previously taught at the Sioux Center Christian School. I grew up in Sioux Center, Iowa and attended Northwestern College and have lived in North Carolina, Alton, and now outside of Ireton on an acreage. I am married to Jeff who is the Shop Manager at Agrivision in Paulina. We have two dogs, Remington and Groot. When I am not at school I enjoy shopping, cooking, reading, a good movie, boating, and anything involving my family.
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.
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.
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!
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 am married to Victor Mena, an English teacher at Akron-Westfield. In my free time, I enjoy snuggling with my cats, watching Green Bay Packer football, reading books, enjoying the outdoors, and drinking coffee.
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!
High School Principal
Bachelor of Science in Biology Education from Northwestern College, Masters degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University, Education Specialist Degree 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!
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!
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!!!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
Literacy Instructional Coach
I received my BA from Northwestern College and my MA from Morningside College. I’ve taught 5th grade, 2nd grade, 1st grade, and Title I Reading during my 25 years of teaching. Now, I’m the Literacy Coach at Orange City Elementary. I’m married to Mr. Puttmann (4th grade), and we have two children. Kaylee (Netten) and her husband, Caleb, live in La Vista, Nebraska, and Kyle is a junior at Iowa State.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
I received my bachelors degree in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education from the University of Northern Iowa, my masters degree in Differentiated Instruction from Graceland University. I live on a farm near Alton with my husband. We have two grown daughters that we are very proud of. I love teaching students new things.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I been teaching for 32 years! Most of that has been in third grade, but I have also done second and fourth grades. I love the middle elementary age students and their love for learning! I received my BA and MA in elementary education from Northwestern College. I also have a reading endorsement and a coaching degree. I am married to Jeff who owns Vander Berg Furniture and Homes in Sioux Center. We live on a small sandpit and love all things that have to do with water. We have three kids-Jaden, Jaycee, and Keegan. They have all graduated from MOC-FV. In my spare time I love to read and spend time with family and friends.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
Teacher/Social Studies - Physical Education/HS; Assistant Athletic Director
A “Hawkeye”who grew up in Kansas/Oklahoma (Turpin HS)
Alum of Westmar University, University South Dakota, and Dordt University
B.A Physical Education ’95
B.S. Secondary Education, B.S. History Education ’98 (foci Military History) & Comprehensive Social Science (Psychology, Sociology, Geography, Economics, & Government) ’98
M.A. Teacher Leadership ’16
Started teaching 1999 in Kansas City, Missouri.
Lived in Orange City since 2001 & Joined MOC-FV 2011
Wife and Children are MOC-FV alum – Go Dutch!
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.
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.
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!!
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!