Mountain Christian School Staff
Mr. Joshua Mann hails from Canada, though he has spent time in South America and Indiana as well. After graduating from Bethel College with an Elementary Education Degree, Mr. Mann taught 3rd and 4th grade for several years at Mountain Christian School and down at Whiteriver. Mr. Mann worked for a couple years as Assistant Principal at Mountain Christian School before stepping into principalship. He is currently working on completing a Master's degree in Educational Leadership.
Our awesome Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Angie Desmond, comes back for her fifth 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 excited for her and proud to have her on our staff!
Mrs. DeConcini is returning for her third year as our first grade teacher. Originally from Michigan, she and her family moved to the beautiful White Mountains a few years 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.
We are excited to welcome Mrs. Betsty Peck to our team here at MCS! She will be teaching 4th grade this year.
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 6th year teaching 5th grade at MCS. She previously taught 6 and a half years in Michigan. Ms. Dykstra loves coffee, soccer, reading, and teaching fifth grade! We are so glad to have her on our staff.
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 7 years. This is his sixth year of teaching 6th grade at MCS. He previously taught at schools in Pennsylvania as well as in South Korea.
Mrs. Ally Barlow is teaching Jr. High Math here at MCS. An MCS alumni, we are excited to welcome her back to our school!
We are excited to welcome Mrs. Vicky Schroeder, who will be teaching 7th and 8th grade math and science. With tons of experience and a passion for helping students learn, she is a great fit in our Jr. High.
This is Mr. Charles Fiore's fifth 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.