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Mr. Lonnie Karges
Principal, Teacher of 8th grade Old Testament Religion, Course 3 Algebra:
Mr. Lonnie Karges received his Associate of Art degree from Concordia University in Irvine, CA in 1980. He continued on to Concordia University in Seward, NE to earn his Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a Director of Education certificate. He has a minor in History with a Biblical Theology concentration. Mr. Karges received his Master of Education degree in 1997.  He lives and breathes the LA Dodgers.

 Mrs. Sandy Coleman
Administrative Assistant: 
Come by and meet our Administrative Assistant, Sandy Coleman. She is the first person you will most often talk with when you phone or walk into the school. Please talk with her about registering your child and scheduling payments etc.


Mrs. Bev Vugteveen

After growing up on the mission field in Taiwan, Bev earned her BS in Elementary Education (K-8) from the University of Arizona in 1979. Her Master’s in Education focused on Reading instruction (U of A). IN 1995, Bev pursued post-graduate work at the University of Northern Arizona in multi-age instruction and learning through play. Her 33 years of teaching experience has been in Arizona, Taiwan, Washington, and Nevada in the public, private, and homeschool sectors of education. The past two years she served as the Story Teller and Field Trip Coordinator at the Children’s Museum of Northern Nevada. Bev is passionate about reading and writing literacy as well as science and math discovery for the very young. She enjoys spending time with her family, trying new recipes, and cuddling with their family mastiff, Daisy.

Mrs. Honey Thomas

Mrs. Honey Thomas received her degree in education from the University of Phoenix in two thousand and eleven. She is the director of early childhood education and is one of our pre-K teachers. She is married, has one child, one dog, one lizard, and holds the record for most number of trips to Disneyland for Bethlehem Lutheran faculty (AKA Disney fanatic).


Mrs. Debbie Winkelman
Mrs. Debbie Winkelman received her degree in Early Child Education from UNR in 1991. In addition to teaching kindergarten, Mrs. Winkelman is director of the Learning Lambs preschool as well as the day care. When she’s not working, she can be found keeping score at the baseball fields and taking care of her many exotic animals.



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 Mrs. Anne Devlin
 She and her husband, Mike, met while they were both working at Disneyland and were married in 1979.  Mrs. Devlin’s favorite job at Disneyland was driving the Monorail.   Mrs. Anne Devlin received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology at California State University, Fullerton, in 1980, and a Professional Clear Teaching Credential from Concordia University, Irvine, in 1995.

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Miss Natalee Medel
Miss Natalee Medel earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1997. Her concentration is in Reading Literacy. Miss Medel is the director of the 3rd-4th grade choir. She loves to sing in choir and worship team at church and in the community choir, Voices of the Sierra.  Travel is also a passion for her as she has journeyed to China and Israel. Her love of music and travel has even taken her to New York City to sing in a choir at Carnegie Hall with Steven Curtis Chapman.

Mrs. Anna Maschke

Anna Maschke graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska with a degree in elementary education in 2001. She went on to earn her Masters in Literacy Education from Concordia in 2008.  She taught for seven years in Missouri and California before spending the last nine years on the parental side of school involvement, volunteering in classrooms and serving on the Site Council and PTA board of the local elementary school while in California.

Anna enjoys good coffee, goods books and spending time with her family.


Mrs. Amanda Manning
Mrs. Amanda Manning is a graduate of Concordia University in River Forest, IL. She graduated in 2006 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a Psychology concentration. Mrs. Manning assists with the Speech/Drama group as well as the Cross country Team. She is originally from Decatur, IL. She loves to hike, and listen to music. Her favorite christian rock band is Hawk Nelson and is a Cubs fan. Cubs forever!

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Mr. Jarvis Manning is a 2008 graduate of Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in History.  Mr. Manning works with the school’s speech/drama group as well as with the Knowledge Bowl Teams.  Mr. Manning is originally from Indiana and loves to travel.  His travels have taken him across the globe, including time spent teaching at Castillo Fuerte Lutheran School in Guatemala City, Guatemala. He is a big enthusiast of the Civil War, hiking, and off-roading.

Mrs. Char Milz 
Mrs. Char Milz received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Visually Impaired in 1976. She also received her Colloquy from Concordia, Seward Nebraska in 1983. She is originally from Illinois and has taught in both Illinois and California at different Lutheran Schools.  She and her husband have two grown children. She loves reading, music, and outdoor activities. Growing up in Central Illinois, she loves all Chicago sports teams.   


 Mr. Clay Soderstrom
Mr. Clay Soderstrom received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Idaho in Elementary Education with a Math concentration in December of 1988. Mr. Soderstrom is the school’s technology administrator. He is a die hard Dolphins fan and can be seen on the UNR sidelines rooting for his Idaho Vandals.

Mr. Zachary Karges.  
Mr. Zachary Karges received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater with an emphasis in Acting & Directing from Concordia University Irvine, CA in 2010. He obtained his Teaching Credential for Secondary Education from Sierra Nevada College in December of 2017. In the summer of 2018 he received his Master’s Degree in Dramatic Theater Arts, also through Sierra Nevada College.