Faculty and Staff

Over 60% of SCLA faculty hold master's level or doctorate degrees in education, and all are highly qualified in their fields of study. Students are challenged academically and consistently by the faculty and staff who care deeply about their personal and spiritual well being.

Use the search tool below to learn more about SCLA faculty and staff.

Principal Nate Kallies

Nate Kallies, Principal

Executive Director, Brian Shult

Brian Shult, Executive Director


Faculty and Staff Directory

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Anna Biedenbender

American Admissions Counselor

Lucas Boehm

Instructor, Fine Arts Instructor Chair, Coach

James Brohn


Phil Bunkowske

Activities Director, Coach Golf

Kincaid Diersen


Tony Drkula

Social Studies Chair, Instructor

Austin Eisenmann

Instructor, MS Activities Director

Kayla Eisenmann


Jonathan Enter


Bradley Essig

Middle School Director

John Fenske

Band Director

Steve Frenz


Adam Frey

Instructor, Dean of Student Life, Physical Education Department Chair, Coach Football

Andrew Grady

Instructor, Dorm Supervisor

Rachel Grev

Activities Administrative Assistant, Instructor, Business and Life Skills Department Chair, Coach Volleyball, Coach Track & Field

Nancy Hartsock


Rebecca Hillstrom


Riley Hillstrom

Dorm Supervisor, Instructor

Jonathan Huebner

Instructor, Coach

Naomi Johnston


Jim Julian


Tamara Julian

Dormitory Student Advisor

Mark Kaiser

Instructor, Coach

Nate Kallies

Principal, Admissions, Instructor, Coach

Drew Kock

Instructor, Guidance Counselor, Coach Boys Basketball

Jill Kock

Instructor, Coach Girls Soccer

Lori Kowitz

Operations Manager

Kristin Lehmann

Chinese Student Admissions Counselor, Instructor, Coach Tennis Club

Kristina Lewerenz

Communications Director, Marketing Assistant

David Liebhard


Ryan Maertz

Instructor, Coach Cross Country

Chris Maki

Instructor, Coach Boys Soccer

Rebecca Maki

Instructor, Coach Speech

Emily Mantz


April Marquardt

Instructor, Coach Speech, Accompanist

Mike Marquardt

Instructor, Choral Director, Drama Director

Kristine Marshall

Process Improvement Manager

Curt Montgomery


Aaron Odegard


Cory Olson

Instructor, Coach Wrestling

Dennis Palmberg

Director of Planned and Major Gifts

Hannah Pankratz

Admissions Assistant

Heidi Paulsen


Abby Plocher

Instructor, Coach JV Girls Soccer

Gabe Plocher


Dr. Ryan Rathje

Academic Dean, Instructor

Curt Richter

Director of Building and Grounds, Coach Wrestling

Sarah Sauer

Instructor, Director Drama

Brent Schacht


Hannah Schmiege

Director, International Admissions & Programs

Calla Schoch


Garrett Schoch

Dormitory Director, Instructor

Samantha Schoch

Dorm Supervisor, Instructor

Karen Scislow


Brian Shult

Executive Director

Rev. Dustin Sievert

Campus Pastor, Chapel Coordinator, Instructor

Tammy Sloane-Kloss

Study Hall Supervisor, Attendance Secretary

Rev. Bradley Snyder

Campus Pastor, Instructor

Isaac Stellick

Dorm Supervisor

Lisa Streckert

Middle School Administrative Assistant, Communications Assistant

Phil Sundblad


Amanda Tess

Assistant to the Principal, International Registrar, Guidance Office Assistant

David Tess

Instructor, Information Specialist, Coach Robotics

Mark Tjelta

Data Analyst

Carmen Tomfohrde

Mission Advancement

Lori Unke

Dorm Supervisor, Activities Administrative Assistant

Amanda Weddle


Tim Weddle


Glenn Will

Business Manager

Hannah Willems

Dorm Supervisor

Christine Wolfrath

International Admissions Assistant

Allen Wright


Summer Xu

Dorm Supervisor, Instructor

Abby Zuberbier

LRC Coordinator

As a Christian school, SCLA takes great care in providing a Christ-centered, Bible-based education in a supportive community where students can grow spiritually, intellectually, and physically. 

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St. Croix Lutheran Academy is the global leader in Christian education, welcoming students in grades 6-12 from all backgrounds since 1958.


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