Faculty and Staff

We are pleased to present the faculty and staff of Nova Classical Academy. We are fortunate to have secured such an outstanding group of professional educators, each masters of his/her craft and every one dedicated to bringing the best classical education to students.

Leadership Team | Program Support Lower School | Upper School | Student Services Educational Assistants

Leadership Team

Dr. Eric Williams—Executive Director
Mrs. Mari Bergerson—Upper School Principal
Mr. John Larson—Director of Student Services
Ms. Brooke Tousignant—Lower School Principal

Program Support

Mr. Joe Belde— Building & Grounds Supervisor
Ms Mary Corrigan—In-House Substitute
Ms. Melissa Guertin—Enrollment Specialist
Mrs. Mel Hernández—Lower School Secretary
Mrs. Barb Heitzig—Upper School Secretary
Mrs. Kim Hyvarinen—Lunch Program Manager
Ms. Kayla Johnson—Lower School Office Support
Mrs. Meghan Kelly-Business Office Specialist
Mrs. Brooke Kapphahn—Student Activities Coordinator
Mrs. Lori Reinhardt-Scholar Zone Coordinator
Mrs. Leah Rogers-HR Generalist, Administrative Assistant
Ms. Margaret Speikers—Health Office Assistant
Ms. Roxy Tuma—Student Services Assistant
Mrs. Angela Whited—Registrar & Assessment Specialist

Lower School (School of Grammar)

Mrs. Patricia Bodenstab—First Grade
Ms Clare Byakweli-Fourth Grade
Ms. Mary Corrigan—Fourth Grade LTS
Ms. Marlo Corletto—Kindergarten
Ms. Claire Gilbert - Fourth Grade
Ms. Laura Heuett—Fifth Grade
Ms. Laura Hobbs—Fifth grade
Mrs. Sara Knudsen—Kindergarten
Ms. Connie Knowles-Reading Teacher
Mrs. Liz Krohn—First Grade
Ms. Maddie Larsen—First Grade
Mr. Chad Long—Third Grade
Ms. Becky Lund—Second Grade
Mrs. Maria Marchand—Fourth Grade
Mr. Jonathan Martin—Physical Education
Ms. Kathleen McLarn—Fifth Grade
Ms. Jamie Nelson-Third Grade
Ms. Kelly O’Rourke—Reading
Mrs. Heidi Reynolds—Latin
Ms. Jennifer Rogge—Kindergarten
Mrs. Diane Rude—Math
Mrs. Jo Shultz—Second Grade
Ms. Sarah Tanner—Third Grade
Ms. Traci Taylor—Second Grade
Mr. Danny Thornton—Fourth Grade
Mrs. Katie Tuma—Art, K–5
Mrs. Rebecca Urbrock—Music, K–5
Ms. Renae Williams—Music
Ms. Gina Zelinka—Kindergarten

Upper School (Schools of Logic and Rhetoric)

Mrs. Jeanie Anderson—Music, 6–12
Mr. Jason Belter—Science
Dr. Luke Brekke—History
Mrs. Nancy Broen—History and Psychology
Dr. Don Burrows—Latin
Mr. Mark Conkle—Math
Mr. Cole Conlin—Spanish
Ms. Jennifer Danforth—College Counseling
Mr. Brandon Foat—History and Logic
Mr. Joshua Garvin—Latin
Mr. Matthew Granoff—LA/Rhetoric
Ms. Nicole Hoiland—Art
Ms. Diana Johnson-Art
Mrs. Melissa Johnson—Latin
Ms. Dana Klinkner—PE and Health
Ms. Katherine Koch-Laveen-Science/Math
Ms. Nelly Konkin-Language Arts and Rhetoric
Ms. Rita Laugerman—Math
Ms. Annie Lewine—Latin and History
Ms. Mary Lutz-Study Hall Supervisor
Dr. Margaret McCarney—Language Arts
Ms. Diane Nead-Math
Mr. Brendan O’Hara—Language Arts
Ms. Kelly O’Rourke—Reading Specialist
Mr. Michael Pelofske—Dean of Students, Science Teacher
Mr. Robert Petko-Science
Mr. Christian Rovn—Athletic Director
Ms. Sasha Ross—Math
Mr. Ted Sexton—Language Arts
Mr. Chris Shepard—History
Ms. Kimberly Strand—Science
Mrs. Sarah Taylor—Language Arts
Dr Maura Williams-Latin http://drmwilliams.edublogs.org/
Ms. Renae Williams—Music
Mrs. Rachel Zinter—Math

Student Services

Ms. Ann Antus—LS Special Education
Mr. Ben Fleischhacker—LS Special Education
Ms. Natalie Ferguson—US Special Education
Ms. Lindsay Marcus—US Special Education
Ms. Alyssa Martinson—School Psychologist
Ms. Katelyn Tschida—ELL Teacher

Educational Assistants

Ms. Heather Albrect
Mr. Adam Eberhardt
Ms. Courtney Eller
Mr. Scott Featherstone
Ms. Kayla Halvorson
Ms. Zoey Hansen
Mr. Terry Hill
Ms. Mary Jones
Ms. Jacqueline Jones
Ms. Carly Jorgensen
Ms. Kelly Jorgenson
Ms. Abigail Jovanovich
Mr. Ryan Oden
Mrs. Annette Olson
Ms. Heather Northrup
Ms. Sarah Peterson
Ms. Diana Reinhardt
Mr. Peter Runquist
Ms. Kate Tetmeyer
Mr. Christopher Tomhave
Ms. Kari Walker
Ms. Carrie Webb