STAFF DIRECTORY



Aalbers, Brady

Aalbers, Brady

4th Grade/Math/Science/Social Studies

Hospers Elementary

Graduate of MOC-Floyd Valley and Northwestern College. I also have a Master’s degree in Education from Southwest Minnesota State University.
I love teaching 4th graders and coaching at MOC-Floyd Valley! Outside of school I enjoy hunting and fishing, boating, watching movies, and spending time watching my kids in their activities. I am married to Lindsay and we have 4 kids–Jenna, Carter, Blake and Jordyn. GO DUTCH!!

Contact

Email: baalbers@mocfv.org

Aalbers, Brittany

Aalbers, Brittany

Kindergarten Teacher

Orange City Elementary

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: braalbers@mocfv.org

Adams, Russ

Adams, Russ

Superintendent

Superintendent's Office

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!

Adams, Allison

Adams, Allison

Secretary

Middle School

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.

Contact

Email: aadams@mocfv.org

Alsum, Barb

Alsum, Barb

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: balsum@mocfv.org

Andersen, Murray

Andersen, Murray

Elementary Librarian

Orange City Elementary

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. Andrea is married to Francisco Garcia and have blessed us with 2 fur-grandchildren: Bentley and Reese.

Contact

Email: mandersen@mocfv.org

Anderson, Teri

Anderson, Teri

High School Special Education, Head girls' track

High School

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

Anderson, Pam

Vocal Music Director

High School

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

Baker, Brady

7th Grade Math

Middle School

This is my 12th year at MOC-FV. I teach 7th grade math along with coaching the Boy’s Varsity Golf Team and am an assistant to the Varsity Boy’s Basketball Team. I am married to Andria, and we have one son named Brooks.

Contact

Email: bbaker@mocfv.org

Bilby, Mariah

Bilby, Mariah

Special Education

Orange City Elementary

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!

Contact

Email: mbilby@mocfv.org

Bindert, Becca

K-12 PE

High School, Hospers Elementary

My name is Ms. Bindert. I graduated with a BA in physical education and health from Northwestern college. I love teaching students how to be life long movers and enjoy coaching at MOC-FV. Outside of school I enjoy kayaking, hiking, camping, and most of all spending time with family and friends.

Contact

Email: bbindert@mocfv.org

Blankers, Brenda

Blankers, Brenda

Paraprofessional, K-5

Hospers Elementary

My husband James and I live in Hospers, Iowa.

Contact

Email: bblankers@mocfv.org

Boersma, Flori

Boersma, Flori

Hospers Elementary

Contact

Email: fboersma@mocfv.org

Boersma, Joel

Boersma, Joel

Middle School

This is my 23rd year teaching 6th grade math. I also coach wrestling. I’ve been married for 19 wonderful years to my wife Angela who also teaches in the district. I have 3 busy children, Becca, Andrew, and Greta.

I attended MOC-FV High School, Northwestern College, and received my Master’s Degree from Southwest Minnesota State University.

When I’m not working or attending one of my kids’ events, I enjoy hunting, fishing, or using my smoker to make delicious BBQ for my family and friends.

Contact

Email: jboersma@mocfv.org

Boersma, Kelli

Boersma, Kelli

1st Grade

Hospers Elementary

I received my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from DSU in 2015. My husband and I have one son and we live in Hospers. We enjoy watching all kinds of MOC-FV activities!

Contact

Email: keboersma@mocfv.org

Boersma, Angela

Boersma, Angela

Special Education--Resource Room

Orange City Elementary

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

Boersma, Kate

Physical Education TK-5th, Varsity Volleyball Coach

Orange City Elementary

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

Boggs, Valerie

Boggs, Valerie

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: vboggs@mocfv.org

Bomgaars, Angela

Bomgaars, Angela

High School

Contact

Email: abomgaars@mocfv.org

Bomgaars, Joe

Bomgaars, Joe

Custodian

High School

Contact

Email: jbomgaars@mocfv.org

Bonnecroy, Jack

Bonnecroy, Jack

Communications Director

High School, Superintendent's Office

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 as the Communications Director. 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

Bonnema, Tammy

Special Education Paraeducator/High School Self-Contained Room

High School

I graduated from Dordt College with an Associate of Arts Degree in Special Education and have worked with special needs individuals since 2005. I have been at MOC-FV High School since fall of 2015. I grew up in Sioux Center but now live in Orange City with my husband, Adam, who is the Industrial Tech teacher, our two kids, James & Emma, and our dog, Jasmine. I enjoy spending time outdoors gardening, camping, and hiking. I co-lead our local Girl Scout troop and I’m also the POD Can Redemption co-coordinator.

Contact

Email: tbonnema@mocfv.org

Bonnema, Adam

Bonnema, Adam

8-12 Industrial Technology / Robotics Coach

High School

I began teaching in 2019. I went back to school after 12+ years as a contractor doing construction and remodel work and received my bachelors degree in Industrial Technology Education. I live in Orange City with my wife, Tammy, who also works at the high school as a special education paraeducator. We have two kids, James and Emma, and a dog named Jasmine. When I’m not making things or teaching students, I love being outdoors hiking, camping, cycling, backpacking, mountain biking, climbing, and basically anything else that gets me out into nature. I am also a leader for our local scout troop.

Contact

Email: abonnema@mocfv.org

Boon, Patti

Boon, Patti

High School

Contact

Email: pboon@mocfv.org

Boone, Adam

Boone, Adam

Middle School

Contact

Email: aboone@mocfv.org

Bowlsby, Crystal

Bowlsby, Crystal

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: cbowlsby@mocfv.org

Brower, Joan

Brower, Joan

Art Teacher K-5 Hospers Elementary

Hospers Elementary

I’ve taught art at Hospers Elementary for the past ten years. Watching students get excited about creating things is always fun. I live in Orange City with my husband and have three grown children. Gardening, art, reading and swimming are all things I love to do when I have free time.

Contact

Email: jbrower@mocfv.org

Buchholtz, Caprice

Buchholtz, Caprice

Middle School

Contact

Email: cbuchholtz@mocfv.org

Bundt, Joel

Bundt, Joel

Mathematics

High School

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

Bunkers, Lisa

2nd Grade

Hospers Elementary

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

Burmakow, Sara

High School Science—Biology, Advanced Biology, Forensics

High School

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 the Red Raiders!

Buse, Alicia

Buse, Alicia

High School/Algebra 1 and Geometry

High School

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

Cleveringa, Marcia

Cleveringa, Marcia

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: mcleveringa@mocfv.org

Cleveringa, Molly

Cleveringa, Molly

8-12 Agriculture and FFA Advisor

High School

I graduated from South Dakota State University with my BA in Agriculture Education in 2016. I have been married to my husband for a year and half we enjoy spending time together outside with our dog, Charlie.

De Graaf, Marcia

De Graaf, Marcia

Hospers Elementary Principal

Hospers Elementary

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 live on a farm east of Alton. Our daughter Leah lives in Wisconsin with her husband Jake and our grandson Theodore. Our son Collin lives in Wisconsin, too. 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 any chance we get throughout the year.

Contact

Email: mdegraaf@mocfv.org

De Jong, Banj

De Jong, Banj

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

Hospers Elementary

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, Loren

De Jong, Loren

High School, Hospers Elementary

Contact

Email: ldejong@mocfv.org

De Jong, Emily

De Jong, Emily

Kindergarten Classroom Teacher

Orange City Elementary

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

De Jong, Peter

5th Grade

Orange City Elementary

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 Jong, Viola

De Jong, Viola

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: vdejong@mocfv.org

De Jong, Kim

De Jong, Kim

High School

Contact

Email: kdejong@mocfv.org

De Wild, Jessica

De Wild, Jessica

Paraprofessional for High School

High School

Contact

Email: jdewild@mocfv.org

De Zeeuw, Marlene

De Zeeuw, Marlene

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

High School, Middle School

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

De Zeeuw, Doug

Chemistry / Physics

High School

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

DeBerg, Kyle

High School Physical Education

High School

Hometown is Jesup IA. I graduated from UNI with Physical Education and a minor in Health. I will be coaching Girls Basketball and Middle School Track. I love sports and being active.

Contact

Email: kdeberg@mocfv.org

Diekevers, Billie

Diekevers, Billie

Elementary Resource Room teacher

Hospers Elementary

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!

Contact

Email: bdiekevers@mocfv.org

Dolieslager, Joel

Dolieslager, Joel

High School

Contact

Email: jdolieslager@mocfv.org

Doughan, Katie

Doughan, Katie

4th Grade

Hospers Elementary

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.

Contact

Email: kdoughan@mocfv.org

Duesenberg, Rachel

Duesenberg, Rachel

Secretary

Superintendent's Office

Contact

Email: rduesenberg@mocfv.org

Dykstra, Kim

Dykstra, Kim

Business Manager

Superintendent's Office

Contact

Email: kdykstra@mocfv.org

Edwards, Laurie

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: ledwards@mocfv.org

Evenhuis, Leann

Evenhuis, Leann

Superintendent's Office

Contact

Email: levenhuis@mocfv.org

Fischer, Nate

Fischer, Nate

3rd Grade

Orange City Elementary

BA in Elementary Education and Master of Education both from Northwestern college. Assistant football and track coach. I am married to my lovely wife Emily and have three wonderful boys, Heath, Theron, and Barrett. I love sports, being active outdoors, and reading.

Contact

Email: nfischer@mocfv.org

Foughty, Sharon

Foughty, Sharon

Elementary General Music

Orange City Elementary

I earned my Bachelor of Music degree at Iowa State University and my Master of Music degree from the University of South Dakota. I have been teaching music at OCE for more than 3 decades!

I have five married children, four grandchildren and two Cocker Spaniels, Red & Gina. Besides singing and playing games with kids, I love to sew and spend time with family.

Contact

Email: sfoughty@mocfv.org

Furlong, Jamie

Furlong, Jamie

Government, Psychology, Lit & World Affairs

High School

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.

Contact

Email: jfurlong@mocfv.org

Gilmore, Van

Gilmore, Van

Physical Science

High School

Hometown: Clarinda, IA (Southwest Iowa)

Colleges Attended: Highland Community College / University of Iowa / Northwest Missouri State University / NWMSU is where I received my undergrad and masters degree

Family: I am married to my beautiful wife Molly and have 3 awesome daughters: Zoey, Beau, and Kemper

Hobbies: Sports, fishing, and the outdoors are my biggest hobbies

Contact

Email: vgilmore@mocfv.org

Gober, Eric

Gober, Eric

Maintenance Technician

Middle School

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

Contact

Email: egober@mocfv.org

Goergen, Margie

Goergen, Margie

Middle School

Contact

Email: mgoergen@mocfv.org

Gomez, Jose

Middle School

Contact

Email: jgomez@mocfv.org

Gonzales, Allison

Para-educator

High School

I’m married to my husband Christopher Gonzales of 10 years. I have 2 girls. Lucille is 5 and in kindergarten. Laila is 2 and is wild and crazy. This is my first year at MOC-FV as a para.

Contact

Email: agonzales@mocfv.org

Groom-Meeks, Sandy

Groom-Meeks, Sandy

Technology Instructional Coach

High School, Hospers Elementary, Middle School, Orange City Elementary

Education: BA from South Dakota State University in Preschool/Elem Ed; MA from Morningside in Tech Based Learning
I’ve been the K-12 tech instructional coach since 2014. 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, our district’s Computer Science Team, and taught tech integration courses at the post secondary level.

Grotenhuis, Sheryl

Grotenhuis, Sheryl

Fifth Grade Band Teacher

Hospers Elementary, Orange City Elementary

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

Gunderson, Mark

Assistant Principal/Athletic Director

High School

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

Gustafson, Darbi

Gustafson, Darbi

Special Education

High School

I grew up in Ethan, SD. I graduated from Northwestern College with a degree Elementary Education and endorsements in K-12 special education and coaching. I am also coaching freshman girls’ basketball at MOC-FV.

Contact

Email: dgustafson@mocfv.org

Guthmiller, Renee

Guthmiller, Renee

2nd Grade

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: rguthmiller@mocfv.org

Hallberg, Carol

Hallberg, Carol

General Music Teacher K-8

Hospers Elementary, Middle School

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

Hamblin, Kelly

Para-educator

Middle School

I have been married for 16 years to my husband, Ben. We have 2 boys, Sawyer and Hudson, and a yellow lab Bristol. We like to watch our boys play sports, camp and we all enjoy BBQ and cooking!

Contact

Email: khamblin@mocfv.org

Haverdink, Laura

Haverdink, Laura

Orchestra Teacher: Grades 3-12

High School, Middle School, Orange City Elementary

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

Contact

Email: lhaverdink@mocfv.org

Hegstad, Jennifer

Hegstad, Jennifer

4th Grade Reading Teacher

Hospers Elementary

I teach 3rd grade at Hospers Elementary. I am married to Grant who teaches at the high school and coaches football. We have three kids and enjoy spending time with them. I love to read, garden, and cheer on the Dutch athletics.

Contact

Email: jhegstad@mocfv.org

Hegstad, Grant

Hegstad, Grant

High School Instructional Coach / Career Coordinator

High School

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

Held, Jamie

HS English

High School

Graduated from Wayne State College in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science in English Education.

Contact

Email: jheld@mocfv.org

Heyer, Olivia

Kindergarten

Hospers Elementary

This is my first year in the MOC-FV district! My husband, Isaac, and I are from the West Lyon area. We graduated from Northwestern in May, and now we live on an acreage northeast of Hull. Isaac teaches special education at Boyden-Hull Elementary.

Contact

Email: oheyer@mocfv.org

Hoebelheinrich, Preston

Hoebelheinrich, Preston

Middle School

Contact

Email: phoebelheinrich@mocfv.org

Hofmeyer, Heather

Hofmeyer, Heather

3rd grade, yearbook sponsor

Orange City Elementary

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

Honken, Matthew

High School Band, Jazz Band, Middle School Lessons

High School, Middle School

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

Honken, Rachel

4th Grade Teacher

Orange City Elementary

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, teaching, and raising our two kids, Iris and Asa, in Orange City. 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

Hoogeveen, Ruth

Hoogeveen, Ruth

8th Grade Science

Middle School

High School–West Lyon Community School
BA–Westmar College–Biology and PE
Masters-Southwest Minnesota State
Obtained a National Board Certification in Science

I love teaching science to middle school students! Every day is a new adventure. After school, I get the privilege of coaching middle school volleyball to lots of excited young players. I am blessed to be married to a wonderful man! Our 3 children are grown and have families so we now we spend time visiting them whenever we can.

Contact

Email: rhoogeveen@mocfv.org

Huisman, Dawn

Huisman, Dawn

Special Ed Para

Hospers Elementary

My husband Jim and I live in Hospers. We have 3 children. We love the outdoors, camping, and finding different places to vacation at. (Within driving distance, because I do not enjoy flying!) We also love spending time with family and going to their activities.

Contact

Email: dhuisman@mocfv.org

Huss, Tonya

Huss, Tonya

Elementary Special Education

Orange City Elementary

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!!

Contact

Email: thuss@mocfv.org

Jacobsma, Tracy

Jacobsma, Tracy

6th Grade English

Middle School

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

Janssen, Susanne

Middle School Study Center and Paraprofessional

Middle School

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

Jeltema, Pam

High School Secretary

High School

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

Kamstra, Alex

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: akamstra@mocfv.org

Katt, Heather

Katt, Heather

Hospers Head Cook

Hospers Elementary

I am head cook at Hospers elementary and LOVE my job. I have always loved to cook and enjoy seeing the kids daily. I live outside of Hospers on an acreage with my husband Jason who is a truck driver. We have three amazing kids a daughter Codi, and two sons, Cooper and Caden.

Contact

Email: hkatt@mocfv.org

Kleen, Doug

Custodian

Hospers Elementary

Contact

Email: dkleen@mocfv.org

Klein, Travis

Klein, Travis

Custodian

High School

Contact

Email: tklein@mocfv.org

Kleinhesselink, Danielle

1st Grade

Orange City Elementary

My name is Danielle Kleinhesselink, and I grew up in Hospers and attended Hospers Elementary. I earned my undergrad and graduate degrees from Morningside. My career includes 3 years in a behavior focused classroom, 6 years of 1st grade at HMS, and now back to the Dutch teaching 1st grade at OCE. My little family includes my husband Logan, daughter Zoey, and a baby joining us in February 2022. Outside of school I enjoy: reading, cooking/baking, tractor pulling, gardening, and being outside.

Contact

Email: dkleinhesselink@mocfv.org

Kleinhesselink, Jason

Orange City Elementary

Kleinhesselink, Jeff

Custodian

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: jkleinhesselink@mocfv.org

Koedam, Chad

Koedam, Chad

High School

Contact

Email: ckoedam@mocfv.org

Koerselman, Beau

Koerselman, Beau

Special Education

High School

Contact

Email: bkoerselman@mocfv.org

Koob, Amy

Food Service

Middle School

Korthals, Twyla

Korthals, Twyla

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

Orange City Elementary

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

Kramer, Amanda

Kramer, Amanda

Middle School

Contact

Email: akramer@mocfv.org

Krohn, Christopher

Krohn, Christopher

High School, Hospers Elementary

Contact

Email: ckrohn@mocfv.org

Krull, Sarah

Krull, Sarah

Reading & Writing 5th Grade

Hospers Elementary

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

Kuiken, Jane

Kuiken, Jane

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: jkuiken@mocfv.org

Lalk, Jennifer

Lalk, Jennifer

Middle School Paraeducator

Middle School

My name is Jennifer Lalk. I grew up in Remsen and graduated from Remsen St. Mary’s. I now live in Alton with my four children who all attend MOC-FV. I love spending time with my family and attending all of their sporting events.

Contact

Email: jlalk@mocfv.org

Lambert, Jennifer

Lambert, Jennifer

Title 1 Reading

Orange City Elementary

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

Landhuis, Mike

Principal, Orange City Elementary

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

Lang, Chris

4th Grade

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: clang@mocfv.org

Langton, Elizabeth

Langton, Elizabeth

High School

Contact

Email: elangton@mocfv.org

Lemke, Amanda

Lemke, Amanda

Middle School Choir & Hospers Elementary Strings

Hospers Elementary, Middle School

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

Lemke, Drew

Middle School Band

High School, Middle School

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

List, Kayla

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: kalist@mocfv.org

Maasdam, Becky

Maasdam, Becky

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: bmaasdam@mocfv.org

Maassen, Marissa

Maassen, Marissa

2nd Grade Teacher

Orange City Elementary

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, Rebecca

Licensed Mental Health Provider

Hospers Elementary, Orange City Elementary

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.

Contact

Email: rmangold@mocfv.org

Mangold, Dan

Mangold, Dan

High School Band Director

High School

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

Marra, Reba

Marra, Reba

2nd Grade

Orange City Elementary

This is my 7th year of teaching but third at MOC-Floyd Valley. I previously taught TK at MOC-FV and have also taught Kindergarten and 1st grade in Sioux Center. I grew up in Sioux Center, Iowa and attended Northwestern College. I have lived in North Carolina, Alton, and now outside of Ireton on an acreage. My husband, Jeff, is a mechanic for AgriVision. We have two dogs, Remington and Groot. Outside of school I enjoy shopping, cooking, boating, and spending time with family & friends.

Contact

Email: rmarra@mocfv.org

McDonald, Todd

McDonald, Todd

High School Counselor

High School

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

Meerdink, Heidi

Para-educator Orange City Elementary

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

Meyer, Kristine

Paraprofessional Orange City Elementary

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, Erin

Miller, Erin

Middle School Special Education Paraeducator

Middle School

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!

Contact

Email: emiller@mocfv.org

Miranda, Jaime

Secondary Intervention Specialist

High School

Contact

Email: jmiranda@mocfv.org

Mouw, Jonathan

Mouw, Jonathan

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

Middle School

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

Mulder, Mike

High School Principal

High School

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!

Nessa, Sara

Nessa, Sara

Special Education Teacher/ SCI / 9-12

High School

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

Niemyer, Jade

Business Ed.

High School

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

Nonnemacher, Drew

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

Middle School

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

Nonnemacher, Karina

School Nurse

Hospers Elementary, Orange City Elementary

My love for kids, teaching, nursing, and school supplies gets all thrown together for the best job ever (in my opinion). I am a previous graduate of MOC-FV schools and attended NWC Nursing school to receive my RN, BSN. I’ve spent my nursing career in the ICU, public health, and our community hospital before becoming the school nurse for MOC-FV in 2015. My husband and best friend, Drew Nonnemacher, teaches 6th grade social studies at MOC-FV Middle School. Together we have four boys Jacoby, Elias, Beckett and Nikolas. We love the DUTCH and you will catch our family at multiple sports games including our FAVORITE, Dutchmen Baseball.

Norman, Aaron

Norman, Aaron

Technology Support Specialist

High School, Hospers Elementary, Middle School, Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: anorman@mocfv.org

Noteboom, Ryan

Noteboom, Ryan

Technology Director

High School, Hospers Elementary, Middle School, Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: rnoteboom@mocfv.org

Nothem, Tracey

Nothem, Tracey

First Grade Teacher and Coach

Orange City Elementary

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

Olson, Jackie

Elementary School Counselor

Orange City Elementary

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

Oolman, Beth

8th Grade English

Middle School

Hello! I’ve been teaching at MOC-Floyd Valley for my entire career! I’ve held positions teaching 7th grade English, 8th grade English, 8th grade American History, and Senior Basic Communications. I’ve served as an assistant HS Volleyball coach and as a HS and MS cheer coach, too. However, my current assignment is 8th grade English! I also serve as the 6-12 ELA Curriculum Specialist for our District. Additionally, I am the Trip Coordinator for the MS Washington DC / New York City trip! I’m married to Terry Oolman, who co-owns Vollink Enterprises and is a contractor. We have two sons enrolled in school at MOC-FV—Collin and Cameron. In my spare time I love to be with my family, go to the family cabin, travel, read, and cook. And, I also serve as an adjunct professor at two regional colleges. At Northwestern College, I teach in the undergraduate education department, and at Morningside University, I teach in the graduate education department. I LOVE all my roles!

Contact

Email: boolman@mocfv.org

Oolman, Brenda

Oolman, Brenda

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: broolman@mocfv.org

Owens, Karen

Paraeducator Orange City Elementary

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: kowens@mocfv.org

Palsma, Lisa

Palsma, Lisa

Hospers Elementary Librarian

Hospers Elementary

I am married to Paul and we have one son. I received my elementary education degree from Northwestern College. I enjoy reading, spending time with family and watching Northwestern College sports.

Contact

Email: lpalsma@mocfv.org

Paulsen, Gina

Paulsen, Gina

3rd Grade Instructor

Hospers Elementary

GO DUTCH! I have been in teaching over 25 years and am currently 3rd grade here at MOC-Floyd Valley. I live between Paullina and Granville and have 3 children. Two are grown, one of them is married and my final son is at South O’Brien. I love teaching and am passionate about stretching myself as a learner and teacher. Thank you for allowing me to educate your children each day!

Pennings, Leah

Pennings, Leah

Transitional Kindergarten - TK

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: lpennings@mocfv.org

Peters, Erin

Peters, Erin

1st Grade

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: epeters@mocfv.org

Peterson, Tami

Food Service

Middle School

Pfaffle, David

Pfaffle, David

K-12 Math Coach

High School

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

Contact

Email: dpfaffle@mocfv.org

Pfaffle, Kayti

Pfaffle, Kayti

High School ELL and Spanish IV Instructor

High School

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

Plender, Marcia

Admin Office Secretary

Superintendent's Office

Contact

Email: mplender@mocfv.org

Pottebaum, Roberta

Pottebaum, Roberta

High School

Contact

Email: rpottebaum@mocfv.org

Pottebaum, Stephanie

Food Service Director

High School, Hospers Elementary, Middle School, Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: spottebaum@mocfv.org

Pottebaum, Julie

Middle School

Contact

Email: jpottebaum@mocfv.org

Purdy-Ciesielski, Lisa

6th-8th Grade Special Education

Middle School

Masters Degree Special Education

Contact

Email: lpurdy@mocfv.org

Puttmann, Kristen

Puttmann, Kristen

Literacy Instructional Coach

Orange City Elementary

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 26 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 senior at Iowa State.

Contact

Email: kputtmann@mocfv.org

Puttmann, Shannon

Puttmann, Shannon

Teacher/Math, Reading, Writing/4th Grade

Orange City Elementary

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 children. Kaylee Netten who is married and living in Omaha, and Kyle is a senior at Iowa State.

Contact

Email: sputtmann@mocfv.org

Raymond, Beth

Raymond, Beth

Family and Consumer Sciences

High School

I received my Bachelor of Science Degree from Wayne State College in Home Economics and Health Education in 1994. I earned a master’s degree from Wayne State College in Curriculum and Instruction in 2003.

Along with my husband Darin, I live in Le Mars, Iowa where Darin has been the Plymouth County Attorney for the past 30 years. Our children Walker (22) and Katelyn (21) are young adults finishing their college degrees at Northwestern College and the University of Iowa. We enjoy golf, riding motorcycles, boating, and spending time with family and friends.

Contact

Email: braymond@mocfv.org

Recker, Brenda

Recker, Brenda

Middle School

Contact

Email: brecker@mocfv.org

Reinders, Julie

Reinders, Julie

High School Secretary/Athletic Secretary

High School

I’ve worked at MOC-Floyd Valley High School for over 30 years. I am married to Dave and he is a fifth grade teacher at Rock Valley Elementary School. We have one son, Jordy, who is currently working at the University of Nebraska/Lincoln as an entomologist. We love living in Orange City and supporting the Dutch!”

Contact

Email: jreinders@mocfv.org

Reuvers, Mary Beth

Reuvers, Mary Beth

Para-educator at Orange City Elementary

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: mreuvers@mocfv.org

Rhamy, Renee

Rhamy, Renee

Classroom Aide

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: rrhamy@mocfv.org

Rinehart, Ashley

Rinehart, Ashley

High School

Contact

Email: arinehart@mocfv.org

Riskedahl, Becky

Riskedahl, Becky

Kindergarten

Orange City Elementary

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, my daughter Josey, and I reside in Orange City and we love to cheer for the Minnesota Vikings.

Contact

Email: briskedahl@mocfv.org

Rohrbaugh, Karter

American History and World Geography

High School

Graduate of South O’Brien and Iowa State University. I look forward to a great school year teaching and coaching middle school sports at MOC-FV. When I’m not teaching I enjoy hunting, fishing, spending time with wife Taylor, and watching the Yankees.

Contact

Email: krohrbaugh@mocfv.org

Rupp, Renee

Rupp, Renee

SCI Paraeducator High School

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

Rupp, Thomas

Middle School

Contact

Email: trupp@mocfv.org

Russ, Kathy

Russ, Kathy

Special Education Paraprofessional 6-8

Middle School

Contact

Email: kruss@mocfv.org

Salazar, Cecilia

Salazar, Cecilia

ESL/LIEP District Coordinator/Instructor TK-5

Orange City Elementary

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

Sampson, Brent

5th Grade

Orange City Elementary

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

Sanchez, Gumaro

Sanchez, Gumaro

High School

Contact

Email: gsanchez@mocfv.org

Sanchez, Maria

Sanchez, Maria

Hospers Elementary

Contact

Email: msanchez@mocfv.org

Sandbulte, Patricia

Sandbulte, Patricia

English I

High School

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

Schaver, Zach

High School Math: Geometry and Algebra 2

High School

I grew up in Morrison, Illinois where most of my family still lives. I graduated from Dordt University in 2015 with a Secondary Education and Mathematics degree and I graduated Northwestern College in 2019 with my masters in education. In addition to teaching, I coach football and teach Drivers Ed.

Contact

Email: zschaver@mocfv.org

Schipper, Jennifer

Schipper, Jennifer

Secretary

Hospers Elementary

Contact

Email: jschipper@mocfv.org

Schmit, Pam

Schmit, Pam

Classroom Aide

Orange City Elementary

I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with an Early Childhood and Elementary Education degree. My husband Ken and I have been married for 27 years and have 4 great children: Ashley, Kaylee, Cody and Anthony. We live on the Schmit century farm outside of Hospers. Family time, baking and time on the lake are a few of my favorite things!

Contact

Email: pschmit@mocfv.org

Scholtens, Lori

Scholtens, Lori

Kindergarten

Orange City Elementary

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

Schwebach, Stephanie

5th Grade

Hospers Elementary

Contact

Email: sschwebach@mocfv.org

Sharar, Amy

Sharar, Amy

Art

Middle School, Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: asharar@mocfv.org

Sikkema, Sheri

Sikkema, Sheri

Classroom Teacher, 1st Grade

Orange City Elementary

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

Simmelink, Maria

1st Grade

Hospers Elementary

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

Smith, Cam

Middle School Principal

Middle School

I earned my BA at Northwestern College (IA) and Masters Degree from Iowa State University. This will be my 9th year as Middle School Principal at MOC-FV, and 12th year as a Middle School Principal overall. I am married to my wife Anita and we have four children; Carlin, Reed, Natalie and Tenley.

Smith, Anita

Smith, Anita

High School Special Education

High School

Contact

Email: asmith@mocfv.org

Starkweather, Scott

Starkweather, Scott

6-8th Grade Guidance Counselor

Middle School

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

Contact

Email: sstarkweather@mocfv.org

Stauffer, Joel

Stauffer, Joel

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

High School

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

Stauffer, Laura

Stauffer, Laura

HS Special Ed & Foundations of Ed

High School

I earned a BA in elementary education from Northwestern with endorsements in K-12 special ed and K-12 reading. I went on to get my Master’s from Morningside College. I’m married to Joel (HS English and Speech teacher). We live in Orange City with our 3 children.

Contact

Email: lstauffer@mocfv.org

TeGrootenhuis, Michelle

TeGrootenhuis, Michelle

K-8 Literacy Instructional Coach

Hospers Elementary, Middle School

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

TeGrotenhuis, Diane

6th Grade Literature

Middle School

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

TeGrotenhuis, Todd

5th Grade Teacher

Orange City Elementary

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

Van Der Werff, Kara

Van Der Werff, Kara

Paraprofessional at the middle school

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 Donkelaar, Vicki

Van Donkelaar, Vicki

High School

Contact

Email: vvandonkelaar@mocfv.org

Van Es, Jolyn

Van Es, Jolyn

Business Education

High School

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Education from Northwestern College and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Dordt College. I also officiate high school volleyball, and coach middle school basketball and high school softball. I have been teaching at MOC-Floyd Valley for over 25 years. I love to travel in the summer and see new parts of the country. I enjoy watching college football & basketball whenever possible – GO TAR HEELS!

Van Es, Jennifer

Van Es, Jennifer

2nd Grade

Hospers Elementary

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 four sons, Jacoby, Nolan, Brooks and Maddux.

Contact

Email: jevanes@mocfv.org

Van Es, Tamie

Van Es, Tamie

Secretary

Middle School

Contact

Email: tvanes@mocfv.org

Van Es, Frank

Assistant Transportation Director

Superintendent's Office

Contact

Email: fvanes@mocfv.org

Van Es, Cathy

Van Es, Cathy

OCE Building Secretary

Orange City Elementary

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

Van Gorp, Lori

Middle School Head Cook

Middle School

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

Van Kley, Amanda

Elm & MS TAG and MS Exploratory Teacher

Middle School

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 Klompenburg, Rachel

Van Klompenburg, Rachel

Middle School Paraeducator

Middle School

Contact

Email: rvanklompenburg@mocfv.org

Van Ommeren, Kristina

Para-educator

High School

I’m married, we have 3 kids, and we live in Alton. This is my 2nd year working as a para-educater in the High School. I love working with the kids in our room, they are a joy to be around.

Contact

Email: kvanommeren@mocfv.org

Van Peursem, Sara

Para-educator

High School

Contact

Email: svanpeursem@mocfv.org

Van Regenmorter, Linda

Van Regenmorter, Linda

7th grade English

Middle School

Most students know me as “Mrs. VR”. I earned my degree from Northwestern College in 1992 and began teaching 7th and 8th grade English that same year at West Lyon. I taught there for one year and then began teaching 7th grade English for MOC-FV in 1993. My husband Brad and I have two adult children–Mitch and Alayna.

Contact

Email: lvanregenmorter@mocfv.org

Van Roekel, Wendy

Van Roekel, Wendy

Kindergarten

Hospers Elementary

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.

Contact

Email: wvanroekel@mocfv.org

Van Voorst, Ashley

Van Voorst, Ashley

Nurse

High School, Middle School

I am a nurse in both the Middle School and High School locations. I am married to Mark, who serves as an Air Force Crew Chief. We have three children; Landan, Ava, and Paxtan. I like to read, write and be involved in the community. As a family we enjoy camping, off-roading in our jeep and playing cards or board games.

Contact

Email: avanvoorst@mocfv.org

Van Voorst, Wes

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: wvanvoorst@mocfv.org

Van Wyk, Jill

3rd Grade

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: jivanwyk@mocfv.org

Van Wyk, John

Transportation Director

Superintendent's Office

Contact

Email: jvanwyk@mocfv.org

Van Wyk, Kelly

Van Wyk, Kelly

8th Grade American History

Middle School

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

Van Wyk, Jennifer

2nd Grade Teacher

Orange City Elementary

Hello! My name is Jen Van Wyk, and I grew up in Webster City. 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 eight years and we have a daughter, Elliana. We enjoy traveling as a family together. When I’m not teaching, you can find me reading, crafting, or singing.

Vande Kieft, Abby

Vande Kieft, Abby

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

Middle School

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 Broek, Elaine

Vander Broek, Elaine

3rd Grade

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: evanderbroek@mocfv.org

Vander Stelt, Audrey

High School Para

High School

Contact

Email: avanderstelt@mocfv.org

Vermeer, Amber

Vermeer, Amber

7th Grade Literature and Secondary Reading

Middle School

I received my Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern in 2018. I am married to my wonderful husband Chase. We have one little guy named Huckson and one dog named Mater. In our free time we enjoy being with family and friends, camping, and doing anything outside.

Contact

Email: avermeer@mocfv.org

Walter, Deb

Walter, Deb

High School

Contact

Email: dwalter@mocfv.org

Warntjes, Heather

Warntjes, Heather

Middle School

Contact

Email: hwarntjes@mocfv.org

Weg, Alisa

Weg, Alisa

Library Assistant/Counselor Assistant

High School

Contact

Email: aweg@mocfv.org

Westra, Andrea

Westra, Andrea

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: awestra@mocfv.org

Wieking, Kari

Wieking, Kari

PM TK

Orange City Elementary

Contact

Email: kwieking@mocfv.org

Wieking, Blake

Wieking, Blake

7th Grade Social Studies

Middle School

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

Wiese, Tricia

Wiese, Tricia

High School

Contact

Email: twiese@mocfv.org

Williams, Shane

Williams, Shane

MS/HS Social Studies; 6-12 Social Studies Curriculum Coordinator; Assistant Boys Soccer

High School

Midwest Boy: Iowa, Kansas, Oklahoma, & South Dakota | (Turpin HS, OK)
Alum of Westmar University, University South Dakota, & Dordt University
B.A. Physical Education (1995), B.S. History & Social Science Education (1998, 1998), & M.A. Teacher Leadership & School Leadership (2016 & 2021).
Started Kansas City, Missouri (1999) Arrived in Orange City (2001) & joined MOC-FV (2011).
Wife Kristin (MOC-FV employed & alum); two children Landen & McKinley (MOC-FV alums)
Big Iowa Hawkeye and Kansas City Chiefs fan.

Williams, Piper

Williams, Piper

Paraeducator - Special Education - High School

High School

Happily married to Dr. Emily Grace – Physics Professor at NWC.
Proud father of Esther and Argyle.
Student at NWC – Double major in Art and Secondary Education.

Contact

Email: pwilliams@mocfv.org

Woudstra, Sandy

Woudstra, Sandy

Elementary Special Education

Orange City Elementary

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

Wrather, Sarah

Middle School ELL

Middle School

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

Contact

Email: swrather@mocfv.org

Zeutenhorst, Nancy

Zeutenhorst, Nancy

Lunchroom Cashier/Office Assistant

High School

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