Mountain Christian School Staff
Mr. Michael Granillo is a long time resident of the White Mountains. After teaching high school math at Blue Ridge for 14 years, Mr. Granillo made the switch to administration in 2008 becoming the principal of Mountain Christian School. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Math Education from the University of Arizona in 1994 and a Masters in Education Leadership from Northern Arizona University in 2007.
Our awesome Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Angie Desmond, comes back for her fourth year at Mountain Christian School. Mrs. Desmond has completed her bachelors of Applied Science in Early Childhood Education degree from Northern Arizona University. We are so proud of her and excited to have her on our staff!
We are excited to welcome our new first grade teacher, Mrs. DeConcini! Originally from Michigan, she and her family moved to the beautiful white mountains a year ago. She obtained a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix and is currently working on a second degree in Special Education at Grand Canyon University.
Ms. Lindsey Dystra comes to us all the way from Grand Haven, Michigan. She graduated from Maranatha Baptist Bible College with a degree in Elementary Education. This is her 4th year teaching 5th grade at MCS. She previously taught 6 and a half years in Michigan.
Mr. Brad Fitch originally hails from Erie, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Penn State University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in History along with 2 Minors in International Studies and Political Science. In 2011, he graduated from Liberty University with his Master of Arts in Teaching. Mr. Fitch has been married to his lovely wife, Ashley, for 5 years. This is his fourth year of teaching 6th grade at MCS. He previously taught at schools in Pennsylvania as well as in South Korea.
This is Mr. Charles Fiore's s third year as the Bible teacher for the seventh and eighth grade classes at MCS. Mr. Fiore is also the Pastor of Student Ministries at White Mountain Bible Church. He and his family have come to the White Mountains from Maryland.
Mr. Joshua Mann hails from Canada, though he has spent time in South America and Indiana as well. He is currently serving as Assistant Principal and part time 4th grade teacher. After graduating from Bethel College, Indiana with a Elementary Education Degree, Mr. Mann taught 3rd grade at MCS for two years. He then spent a couple years teaching down at Whiteriver before returning to the MCS community. He is currently working on completing a Master's degree in Educational Leadership