Staff

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Teaching Staff

Mr. Kevin Gundell,
Principal

"My personal mission is to share the love of Christ with all who enter our doors at Holy Ghost; to support teachers in their ministry of teaching; and to help develop students in mind, soul, and body."

Rev. Denton White, Pastor

Mr. Dan Meissner,
6-8th grade English and Social Studies Teacher

"My mission is to provide students the help they need to achieve academic excellence, while providing a strong, Christ-centered environment."

Additional Areas of Service: Athletic director and middle school choir director. Boys and girls varsity basketball coach

Ms. Stephanie Male,
6-8th grade Math and Science Teacher

"Every child grows and develops in their own unique way. It is our job as teacher to guide their growth in order for them to be the best person they can be."

Additional Areas of Service:  Director of summer camp, Camp Sonshine

Mrs. Margaret Gildersleeve,
5th Grade Teacher

"Christ is my Teacher in all things. I try to model His love in my school experiences."

Additional Areas of Service:  Women’s Bible Study Leader, St. Jude Children’s Hospital Fundraiser Coordinator, Special Education Advisor, Orleans-Niagara Teacher Center Board Member, VBS Teacher

Mrs. Jackie Woodley,
4th Grade Teacher

"My mission is to share my faith and carry out the "Great Commission" of making disciples with my students."

Additional Areas of Service: director of the grade 3-5 choir

Mrs. Marie Stopka,
3rd Grade Teacher

"My mission as a third grade teacher is to motivate, inspire, encourage and educate children in a safe, secure, caring, Christian environment."

Additional Areas of Service:  Math Club Leader, Sunday School teacher

Mrs. Gail Carrier,
2nd Grade Teacher

"As an educator at Holy Ghost, I pray that I can show my students the love of Jesus, inspire hope in them, ignite their imagination and instill a love of learning in each of my students."

Additional Areas of Service:  Senior Youth Adviser, Church School teacher, director of Cherub Choir, EMT on staff

Mrs. Belinda Stenzel,
1st Grade Teacher

"My mission is to teach the children at Holy Ghost Lutheran Church that Jesus loves them. I want to build a strong foundation to prepare them for what lies ahead, both spiritually and academically."

Additional Areas of Service: Senior Youth Group Advisor, VBS Leader, Church School Teacher, Cherub Choir, Yearbook Advisor, Sparks Cheerleading Coach, Musical Director, Chairman of Lutheran Schools Week

Mrs. Laura Rohring,
Kindergarten Teacher

"My mission is to motivate, support and encourage all students to become lifelong learners by providing a variety of meaningful learning opportunities in the classroom while helping students to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior."

Additional Areas of Service:  Sunday School Teacher, Cherub Choir Assistant

Mrs. Marla Crawford,
Pre-K 4 Teacher & K-8 Art Teacher

"My mission as a teacher is to motivate and inspire God's children. To create a secure and loving environment for them where they my grow socially, emotionally and spiritually."

Additional Areas of Service:  Art Club Grades 1-4, Yearbook Committee

Mrs. Denise Coble,
Pre-K 3 Teacher

"Children should be excited to come to school. It is my goal to provide a fun, safe, and structured environment, where children love to come to our classroom and see what we will be learning each day."

Additional Areas of Service: Collaborate with Early Childhood Education teachers to provide opportunities for our children to worship and learn together.

Mrs. Wendy Rasch,
Spanish Teacher

"My mission is to help all students develop their Spanish language and Hispanic cultural proficiency. Through positive relationships with my students I will teach them to believe in themselves and reach their fullest potential."

Additional Areas of Service:  Room parent

Mrs. Kim Harrington,
AIS Teacher

"My goal as a teacher is to guide and encourage young people to develop skills and problem solving abilities that can be used throughout their lives to help God make this world a better place for everyone."

Mr. Steve Ortman,
Physical Education Teacher

"My mission is for the students to be active in different activities and to improve their own physical fitness."

“Teachers at Holy Ghost are compassionate to the needs of all students and always make sure the needs of their students and parents are being met. The communication by teachers to parents is exceptional.”