Faculty/Staff

We have an experienced and dedicated group of certified teachers, administrators, and parent volunteers. All K-8 teachers hold at minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in education. Each teacher strives to create a supportive and challenging atmosphere to encourage students to be their best using their God-given talents. Beyond academics, our teachers daily reinforce the importance of knowing God’s Word, strong values, and a caring heart.


Denise Wolfgram

Interim Principal/Language Arts/Music

Education

  • University of Northern Iowa – B.S. – Education
  • Concordia University, St. Paul – Colloquy in Lutheran Education

What I love about Martin Luther School:

We are able to integrate Christ into all that we do and teach, from the classroom to the playground, the gym to the music room.  Jesus gets to be part of all that we do!

Favorite Bible Verse:

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers,neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”    Romans 8:38-39

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Joshua Douglas

Assistant Principal/Dir. of Development/History

Education

  • Concordia University, Nebraska – B.A. – History

What I love about Martin Luther School:
The family feel of the entire school.  Since coming to MLS it has felt like home.

Favorite Bible Verse:
“I have been crucified with Christ.  It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me.  And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who love me and gave himself for me.”  Galations 2:20

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Michelle Sletvold

Kindergarten Teacher – Preschool Director

Education

  • Dickinson State University – B.S. – Elementary Education
  • Capella University – M.A. – Early Childhood Education

Educational Philosophy:

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Julie Baumiller

Office Manager

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Give thanks to the God of heaven, for His steadfast love endures forever.”  Psalm 136:26

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Pam Nelson

Preschool Teacher

Education

  • North Dakota State University – Child Development and Family Relations
  • University of Mary – Elementary Education

What I love about Martin Luther School:
I appreciate the opportunity to daily teach about God and His love for us, and our salvation through Jesus Christ, plus academics.  I also like the ‘family’ environment and variety of activities we offer.

Favorite Bible Verse:
“I will lift up my eyes to the hills.  From where does my help come?  My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.  He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.  Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.  The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand.  The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.  The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.  The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.”   Psalm 121

Educational Philosophy:

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Chanda Stelter

Preschool Teacher

Education

  • Mayville State University – B.S. ed – Early Childhood Education

What I love about Martin Luther School:
For myself coming from a small rural town, I love that Martin Luther has a personal small town feel.  There is truly a feeling of “family” amidst our staff, students, and parents.  I love that!  And, being able to teach with Christ anchoring all that we do brings immeasurable joy and fulfillment to our days.

Favorite Bible Verse:
“For the Lord God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7

Educational Philosophy:

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Tarren Pfennig

Preschool Teacher

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Quincy Wyatt

First Grade Teacher

Education

  • Concordia University Nebraska – B.A. – Elementary Education

Educational Philosophy:

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Shawna Trester

Second Grade Teacher

Education

  • Dickinson State University – B.S. – Elementary Education
  • Concordia University, St. Paul – Colloquy in Lutheran Education

What I love about Martin Luther School:
Being able to share the Word of God with my students and bring Him into every aspect of our day!

Favorite Bible Verse:
“I am the light of the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”      John 8:12

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Lois Halter

Third Grade Teacher

Education

  • Concordia University, Chicago – B.S. – Elementary Education

What I love about Martin Luther School:
I love the supportive faculty, staff, and parents at MLS.  They have helped me transition into a new school and a new area of the country.

Favorite Bible Verse:
“Have you not known?  Have you not heard?  The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth.  He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.  He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength.  Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”  Isaiah 40:28-31

Educational Philosophy:

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Steve Lee

Fourth Grade Teacher

Education

  • Winona State University – B.S. – Social Science
  • Concordia University, St. Paul – Teacher Licensure – Elementary Education

What I love about Martin Luther School:
Of all the schools I have subbed at over the years, I always loved coming back to Martin Luther for its close-knit family environment and incredible staff.

Favorite Bible verse:
“Then Jesus told Thomas, ‘Because you have seen Me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”  John 20:29

Educational Philosophy:

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Michael Boll

Fifth and Sixth Grade Teacher

Education

  • Concordia University, Seward – B.A. – Elementary Education

Educational Philosophy:

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Andrea Pansegrau

Kindergarten/First Grade Aide

Education

  • University of North Dakota – B.A. – Psychology

What I love about Martin Luther School:
The caring that surrounds every student, family, teacher, and staff member.

Favorite Bible Verse:
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10

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Dorrie Bergstrom

Preschool Aide SOTV

What I Love About Martin Luther School:
I love the family-like feeling.

Favorite Bible Verse:
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”     Isaiah 40:31

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Michelle Mackay

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Donna Kyler

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