A teacher is an important role model in your child’s life, and each of our teachers is dedicated to ensuring that trust is utilized to help maximize learning. All of Miramonte School’s full-time instructional staff hold Bachelor's degrees and many have Master's degrees. Teacher qualification includes State of California and denominational certifications. Our dedicated Christian staff believe in leading students by example in their individual lives , classrooms, and school-wide programs. All teachers take continuing education courses each year.  

     Miramonte School’s Principal and support staff perform many tasks every day to keep the school running. Whether it’s helping with long-term planning, tending to a scraped knee, or maintaining equipment in the computer lab, everyone contributes to the delivery of our Christian education mission in a unique and special way.

  • Mr. Richard G. Maloon, Principal

    principal@miramonteschool.org


    Mr Richard Maloon came to Miramonte in July of 2015 as Principal. Mr Maloon decided to become an educator because he felt the burden to prepare young people for Jesus Christ’s 2nd coming.

    Before Miramonte

    • Thunderbird Adventist Academy, Scottsdale, AZ, Principal, 2012-15
    • Buffalo Suburban Christian Academy, Lancaster, NY, Teaching Principal, 2009-2012
    • Shenandoah Valley Adventist Elementary School, New Market, VA - Principal, 1998- 2009
    • Richmond Academy, Richmond, VA, taught gr. 4-6, MicroSociety Coordinator 1995-1998
    • Cedar Brook School, Rehoboth, MA, taught gr. 5-6, 1992-1995
    • Livingston Adventist School, Livingston, NY various grade combinations 5-8, 1-4, 9-10 Bible, 1983 – 1986
    • Willimantic Adventist School, 1 teacher school, Willimantic, CT, 1982-83

    Non-educator career: 

    RIM Engineering, Inc., Mansfield, MA, Business Manager, 1986-1992

    Degrees: 

    • B. S. Elementary Ed. – Atlantic Union College, 1982
    • M. Ed. – Curriculum and Supervision – Atlantic Union College, 1995

    Personal:- Married to Apryl Maloon (Miramonte 3rd grade teacher) since July 1982 - Have 3 sons – Adam (grad. Georgetown Law School), Joshua (Southern Adventist University, communication major, emphasis international), and Benjamin (Walla Walla University, physics major) 

    other interests: Reading, hiking, boating, camping; sports – watching & playing, bicycling, bowling, gardening, travel

    Favorite Bible verse: "I think this verse is self explanatory, another corollary memory text I like is Philippians 3:8-10" 

    Psalm 27:4 One thing have I desired of the LORD, that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to seek Him in His temple.

  • Mrs Ronna Sato, 8th grade , Athletic Director

    click HERE for 8th Grade Class Page                                         rsato@miramonteschool.org


    Mrs Ronna Sato began teaching in 1983 and came to Miramonte in 1986 where she has been teaching 8th grade homeroom and 7th grade Science & Social Studies since 2009. other Miramonte roles: Student Council sponsor, volleyball coach, Athletic Director

    Previous Miramonte

    • 2007-2010 - 8th grade homeroom, 6-8th grade social studies or math
    • 1986-2003 - various K-4 & 7-8th grade combinations, 3 years as principal and 1 year as substitute teacher & after-school care supervisor
    • Basically, she's taught every grade at Miramonte but fifth! 

    Other teaching positions:

    • Santa Clara Christian School - 2004-07 - fourth & fifth grade
    • Sunnyvale Christian School - 1985-86 - Kindergarten
    • Ukiah Jr Academy - 1983-85 third & fourth grade

    Degrees

    • B.S. Elementary Education (Multiple Subjects) - Pacific Union College, Angwin CA - 1982
    • M.A. Elementary Education (Reading) - Pacific Union College, Angwin CA - 1983

    Credentials: 

    • SDA Professional Credential
    • California Multiple Subjects K-12 Credential
    • CLAD California Credential (Cross-Cultural Language & Academic Development) 

    Certifications: 

    California Middle School Authorizations in Social Science & English

    Endorsements:

    multiple SDA at Junior Academy Level

    Personal: Mrs Sato and her husband Randy are actively involved in many of the behind-the-scenes activities at Miramonte

    other interests: Volleyball, hiking

    Favorite Bible Verse: "This Bible verse gives no magical cures or miraculous promises that everything will always be fine or that good will always prevail in this life. It merely states that hope in the Lord will renew strength enough to take the next step. I often share this verse with my students because I don’t want to mislead them into thinking that following Jesus will cure all the ills in this world, but it will give us the strength and courage to keep walking when we feel like giving up."

    Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. (NIV)

  • Miss Yolande Melbourne,  7th grade 

    click HERE for 7th Grade Class Page                                 ymelbourne@miramonteschool.org


    Miss Yolande Melbourne began her teaching career in 1995 and came to Miramonte in 2015 to teach 7th grade homeroom and 8th grade Language Arts. 

    Before Miramonte

    Sligo Adventist School in Takoma Park, MD

    • 2007 to 2015 - Middle School 6th-8th grades
    • 1995 - 2007 - Grades 3-5

    Other careers

    • Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Men, Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University) in Takoma Park, MD
    • Mentor/Tutor at The ARC of Prince Georges County in MD
    • Mentor at Community Counseling and Mentoring Services in Largo, MD
    • Secretary at Cordero, Ward and Associates in Beltsville, MD

    Degree

    BS Early Childhood Education with Psychology Minor - Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University) in Takoma Park, Maryland - 1995

    Certifications

    Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Jr. Academy Bible, Math, and Social Studies

    other

    Listed in Who's Who for Educators and Cambridge's Who's Who

    Personal: Miss Melbourne is the oldest of three children born to Dr. Bertram and Mrs. Cavel Melbourne. She has always loved children, being a favorite aunt and adopted mother. Miss Melbourne has lived in the Midwest and East Coast since moving to the US at the age of nine. California has been on her list of places to live since she was 13 years old, and she is looking forward to exploring all it has to offer. 

    other interests: Miss Melbourne collects dolls, particularly those from other countries or cultures. She enjoys music and taking pictures. Miss Melbourne is an avid sports fan with an eclectic collection of favorite teams: Chicago Cubs & Washington Nationals, Dallas Cowboys, and the LA Lakers to name a few. Miss Melbourne also collects smiley face memorabilia to represent her constant smiles.

    Favorite Bible verse: "One Friday night a group of us were in worship and a friend cried out saying she couldn't see God. I prayed and asked God to show me a verse to help her. I opened my Bible to these verses. They have proven true over and over again since then (15 years ago). God hears my/our cry and He intercedes." 

    Psalm 40:1-3 I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the desolate pit, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. 

  • Mrs Amanda Corson, 6th grade

    click HERE for 6th Grade Class Page                                       acorson@miramonteschool.org


    Mrs Amanda Corson began her teaching career in 1995 and came to Miramonte in 2008 where she is currently teaching 6th grade. 

    other Miramonte roles: Yearbook, Student council, Sunshine Committee (organize-facilitate faculty social events), after-school Lego Robotics

    Previous Miramonte

    2008-2010: 7th grade homeroom, 6th-8th science

    Before Miramonte: 

    • 2001-08: Emerald Christian Academy in OR - various combinations 4th-6th grades
    • 1999-2001: Laurelwood Adventist Elementary in OR - 1st-4th grades
    • 1998-9: Riverside SDA in OR - 3rd-5th grades
    • 1995-8: Sutherlin Adventist School in OR - 1st-4th grades

    Degree: 

    BS Education from Walla Walla University in WA

    Certifications: Elementary Ed, History, Religion

    Personal: Mrs Corson and her husband Jerry (who was the Miramonte Principal before moving to Mountain View Academy) have two adult boys. 

    other interests: "We enjoy camping and the adventures that come with traveling in our Rialta RV" 

    Favorite Bible verse: "I like the thought of God delighting in, rejoicing over, and singing because of me!” 

    Zephaniah 3:17 The Lord your God is in your midst, a Mighty One, who will save. He will rejoice over you with gladness,He will renew you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. (MEV) 

  • Mrs Valerie Minder, 5th grade

    click HERE for 5th Grade Class Page                                     vminder@miramonteschool.org


    Mrs Valerie Minder began teaching in 1981, took a 20 year non-teaching career detour, and came to Miramonte in 2001, where she has been teaching 5th grade since 2007. 

    other Miramonte roles: Yearbook sponsor

    Previous Miramonte

    • 2005-2014 Assistant Principal
    • 2001-2007 2nd Grade

    Before Miramonte

    1981-82 Hayward Adventist (now Bayside) grades 1-3

    Non-teaching: 

    1982-2001 - Various software companies

    • Human resources consultant
    • Human resources manager
    • Senior Compensation and Benefits Analyst
    • Human resources representative

    Degree:

    BS multiple subjects -Pacific Union College in Angwin CA - 1981

    Certification

    Standard certificate

    other

    • Pathways Integrated Language Arts Curriculum Committee
    • Author 2 Pathways Units
    • Trainer, Pathways English Language Arts Curriculum
    • Current Central California Conference of SDAs representative on Pacific Union Curriculum Committee
    • Member of Pacific Union Common Core Math ad-hoc Committee

    Personal: Mrs Minder has been married forever to her childhood crush, Rick who also works at Miramonte. . They have two semi-adult children, two small dogs, one cat, and hundreds of Miramonte students they love like they were their own. Mrs Minder's family has deep roots at Miramonte school. She is the 2nd of three generations to attend Miramonte for all 8 years, and is the second generation of her family to teach at the school. 

    other interests: In her spare time Mrs Minder loves to read, tutor students who need help, and make gifts for friends with embroidery on felt. 

    Favorite Bible verses: "I've loved this since hearing a sermon based on this passage. It reminds me of several important things a teacher must do to be Christ-like: listen more than I talk, and be slow to get angry." 

    James 1:19-20 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not make us good like God desires that we be. (NIV)    

  • Mr Roymond Koubong, 4th grade 

    click HERE for 4th Grade Class Page                                      rkoubong@miramonteschool.org


    Mr Roymond Koubong began teaching in 1997 and came to Miramonte in 2009 where he teaches 4th grade. 

    other Miramonte roles: Fall Festival Coordinator, Teacher-Mentor for CCC, Academic Intervention Committee

    Before Miramonte

    • 2005-09 Hollister SDA Christian School - Gilroy CA: Principal and 6th - 8th grade teacher
    • 1998-05 Richardson Adventist School - North Dallas TX: Taught 9-10th, 7-8th, 5-6th, 11-12th class sponsor & Bible teacher, 5-12th Athletic Director
    • 1997-98 Tyler Adventist School - Eastern TX : Taught K-7th grade, 1-teacher school

    Degrees: 

    • BS Elementary Education - Andrews University, MI - 1997
    • M. Ed Curriculum and Instruction, emphasis Reading - Southwestern Adventist University TX - 2008

    Certifications

    SDA, Professional Michigan & California State Elementary

    Endorsements

    General Science, Reading, English, Jr. Academy Religion

    Personal: Mr. Koubong and his wife have 2 young children, a boy and a girl who attend Miramonte. He also has an older Boston Terrier dog which he and his wife adopted the year they got married. 

    other interests: Mr. Koubong enjoys riding his bike and running for exercise, playing soccer, basketball, golfing, roller blading, and volleyball for fun. An activity he absolutely loves to do with his family is camping and traveling across the country and around the world.

    Favorite Bible Verse: "These verses remind me to see everything we do in life in the right perspective." 

    Philippians 4:4-9 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (NIV) 

  • Mrs Apryl Maloon, 3rd grade 

    click HERE for 3rd Grade Class Page                                    amaloon@miramonteschool.org


    Mrs Apryl Maloon began teaching in 2002 and came to Miramonte in 2015 where she is the Third Grade teacher. 

    Before Miramonte

    • Thunderbird Christian Elementary in Scottsdale, AZ: Special Education – 2 years
    • Buffalo Suburban Adventist Elementary in Lancaster, NY: K-4th grade – 3 years
    • Shenandoah Valley Adventist Elementary in Virginia: 1st & 2nd grade – 6 yrs
    • Stanley Seventh-day Adventist School in Virginia : Head teacher grades K-8, first year Private/District Tutor – 3 years

    Non-teaching: 

    RN, piano & music

    Degrees: 

    • AS Nursing - Atlantic Union College in Massachusetts - 1983
    • BA General Studies - Atlantic Union College in Massachusetts – 2002
    • BS Elementary Education- Atlantic Union College in Massachusetts – 2002
    • M.Ed. Special Education Cross-Categorical - University of Phoenix, AZ – 2008

    Certifications

    • North American Division of Seventhday Adventists Certification--M. Ed, Professional certification
    • Commissioned-- June 2012, New York Conference

    Endorsements

    Elementary Education, Special Education, Junior Academy Music and Junior Academy Religion

    other

    • Pathways Reading Program Lead Teacher and multi-conference Teacher Trainer
    • Produced, Performed, and Published 4 Christian music albums

    Personal: Mrs. Maloon and her husband Rick (current Miramonte Principal) have 3 adult sons, Adam, Joshua, and Benjamin. 

    other interests: Hiking, baking, horticulture, music, ornithology, Christian song writing

    Favorite Bible verse: "This verse assures me that I am never alone; God is beside me, holding my hand. He provides the strength needed for what is before me, no matter how weak I am or how difficult the path. With this knowledge comes peace, comfort, and confidence for the journey ahead." 

    Isaiah. 41:13 For I am the Lord your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. (NIV) 

  • Mrs Lisa Mitchell, 2nd grade

    click HERE for 2nd Grade Class Page                                   lmitchell@miramonteschool.org


    Mrs Lisa Mitchell began teaching in 2011 and came to Miramonte in 2012 to teach 2nd grade.

    other Miramonte roles: curriculum committee, sunshine committee (staff social), Christmas K-6 musical director

    Before Miramonte

    2011-12 Adventist Christian School of Yuba City CA grades 1-3

    Degree: 

    BS Liberal Studies - Pacific Union College in Angwin CA - 2010

    Credentials

    • Califorina Clear Multiple Subject (elementary) Teaching Credential
    • Seventh day Adventist Elementary Teaching credential

    Endorsements

    Junior high Bible, Science, and Math

    Personal: Mrs. Mitchell and her husband, Tyler, an alumnus of Miramonte, have a son born in 2013 and a baby daughter born October 2015. They love being a part of the Miramonte community. 

    other interests: reading, baking, and visiting museums and most of all spending quality time with her growing family

    Favorite Bible Verse: "This verse is a great reminder for me and for my students that God is always there with me giving me the courage and strength to get through anything that's put in front of me. "

    Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. (ISV) 

  • Ms Susie Schuetz, 1st grade , Assistant Principal

    click HERE for 1st Grade Class Page                                     sschuetz@miramonteschool.org


    Ms. Susie Schuetz began her teaching career in 1998, came to Miramonte in 2014 and teaches 1st grade. 

    other Miramonte roles: assistant principal

    Before Miramonte:

    • Phelps Luck Public Elementary in Columbia MD- Math and Reading resource teacher for 1st and 3rd grade classrooms, then 2nd grade homeroom (1997-1999) 
    • Valley View Children's Center in Arroyo Grande, CA- pre-Kindergarten (2004-05) 
    • Valley View Adventist Academy -various K-2 grades and 7th+8th Reading combinations (2005-2014) 

    Degrees

    • BA English - Newbold SDA College, England - 1995
    • MA Teaching - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore MD - 2001

    Credentials

    Professional Credential

    Certification

    Elementary Ed. 

    Personal: "I have two beautiful teenage kids, Claira and Austin. We live in a zoo (not really, we just have a lot of pets!). We like to travel, swim, and bake together. 

    other interests: Travel, Photo Blog, Read, Sleep! 

    Favorite Bible Verses: "I have so many, I can’t choose between them all." 

    Micah 6:8 - He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (NIV) 

    Romans 8:38-39 - 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. (NIV) 

  • Mrs Kumiko Hite, Kindergarten

    click HERE for Kindergarten Class Page                                      khite@miramonteschool.org


    Mrs Kumiko Hite began her teaching career in 1997, came to Miramonte in 2011 and has been teaching Kindergarten since 2013. 

    other Miramonte roles: Yearbook Committee chair

    Previous Miramonte

    2011-13: Junior Kindergarten

    Before Miramonte

    • Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher in Milpitas CA - 2000-2011
    • English Teacher in Nagoya Japan - 1998-2000
    • Japanese Language Teacher’s Aide at International School, Portland OR - 1997

    Degrees

    • AA Early Childhood Education - Mt. Hood Community College, Gresham OR
    • BA Child and Family Studies - Portland State University, OR

    Credentials

    • CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
    • Child Development Site Supervisor Permit
    • Conditional SDA Denominational Teaching Certificate

    Personal: Mrs Hite and her husband have a Miramonte-attending son, a daughter born 12/2013 and a black lab. She loves working with the staff, families, and children at Miramonte. She especially enjoys teaching in a small group setting and spending one-on-one time with her students everyday. 

    other interests: enjoy traveling, cooking, spending time with family. 

    Favorite Bible verse: "This reading helps me to be faithful and keeps God's will at first whenever I make decisions." 

    Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. 

  • Miss Yodit Negash, Junior Kindergarten (PreK)

    click HERE for Junior Kindergarten page                              ynegash@miramonteschool.org


    Miss Yodit Negash began teaching in 2006 and came to Miramonte in 2015 to teach and direct the Junior Kindergarten (Pre-K) program. 

    Before Miramonte

    • Teacher/Assistant Director at AB'S Preschool in San Jose, Ca - October 2011 –2015
    • Assistant Teacher at Kids 'R’ Kids in Alpharetta, Ga - 2010 – 2011
    • Master Teacher/Assistant Director (in training) at Child Development Inc. in San Jose, Ca - 2006 – 2008
    • Clerical Assistant at Mission College in Santa Clara, CA- 2006

    Degree

    BS Communication, General - Pacific Union College in Angwin CA - 2005

    Personal: Miss Yodit Negash, while new to teaching at Miramonte, has a long history at the school, being an alumna who started in our preschool at age 2.5 years old and progressed all the way through 8th grade. After graduating from Miramonte in 1997, she attended Mtn View Academy for all 4 years of high school and graduated in 2001. 

    other interests: I LOVE to bake and travel. I enjoy camping and ice skating. 

    Favorite Bible verse: "This verse reminds me that no matter what is going on in my life, good or bad, all I need is God and He will take care of me according to His promise." 

    Psalm 119:116 Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. (KJV) 

  • Mr Douglas Knecht, 4th-8th music [Choir, Bands, Recorders] 

    click HERE for Music classes webpage                                    dknecht@miramonteschool.org


    Mr Douglas Knecht has been teaching the 4th-8th grade music classes - 4th grade Recorders, 5th grade Beginning Band, 6th-8th grade Choir and Band - at Miramonte since 2003. He also teaches Choir, Band, and an English class at Mountain View Academy. Mr Knecht began his teaching career in 1977. 

    Before Miramonte

    • 1991-2003 Armona Union Academy, CA - Music K-12, High school English, Speech, assistant Principal. 
    • 1989-1991 Mount Vernon Academy, OH - Music, assistant Principal
    • 1985-1989 Cedar Lake (now Great Lakes) Adventist Academy, MI - Choral Music
    • 1982-1985 Sandia View Academy, NM - Music, Speech, assistant Boys’ dean, Assistant Principal
    • 1977-1980 Highland Academy, TN - Music

    Degrees

    • 1977 Bachelor of Music from Southern Missionary College (now Southern Adventist University) in TN
    • 1982 Master of Music from Andrews University in Berrien Springs, MI

    Credentials

    Professional Certificate from Pacific Union Conference of SDA

    Endorsements

    Music, grades K-12; English, grades 7-12

    other

    • Central CA Conference Mentor Teacher since 1997
    • High School Festival Choir Director for the Kentucky - Tennessee Conference in 2012
    • Coordinated and Directed Elementary Choral Festivals at several campuses
    • Summer Music Camp Choral Clinician at Camp Au Sable in MI - 1986-7
    • Assistant Conductor for Southern Missionary College Choir -1977

    Personal: Mr. and Mrs. Knecht have been married since 1976. They have two grown sons, Donnie & Derek, a daughter-in-law Andrea (former 2nd grade teacher at Miramonte) and two beautiful grandchildren. Their college-aged daughter Daphne passed away in 2012. 

    other interests: The Knechts enjoy traveling, camping, and spending time with friends and family. 

    Favorite Bible verses: "What a great day to look forward to!" 

    I Thessalonians 4:16-17 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. (NIV)

  • Mr Walker Lepulu , Algebra

    [ Algebra class webpage coming soon]                                     wlepulu@miramonteschool.org


    Mr Walker Lepulu began teaching at Miramonte in 2014, where he’s teaching Algebra 1 for 8th graders that qualify for High School level math.

    Before Miramonte

    2014 - Gavilan College - Mathematics Private Tutoring for Mathematics and SAT prep

    Degrees

    • BS Mathematics - California State University Monterey Bay CA - 2013
    • MA Mathematics Education - University of Phoenix - in progress

    Personal: Mr Lepulu and his wife Sarah are expecting their first child, due January 2016

    other interests: Music and sports

    Favorite Bible verse: “ This verse reminds us that though we aren't perfect, God loves us anyways and forgives us and purifies us." 

    1 John 1:9 If we tell God our sins, He is faithful and will forgive us of our sins. He will make our lives clean from all our wrongdoings. (NLV) 

  • Valerie Minder's taken down 6-2016

    MRS VALERIE MINDER, 5TH GRADE

    click HERE for 5th Grade Class Page http://teacherweb.com/CA/MiramonteSchool/Minder/apt1.aspx                                      vminder@miramonteschool.org


    Mrs Valerie Minder began teaching in 1981, took a 20 year non-teaching career detour, and came to Miramonte in 2001, where she has been teaching 5th grade since 2007. other Miramonte roles: Yearbook sponsor

    Previous Miramonte: 

    Assistant Principal, 2nd Grade

    Before Miramonte: 

    Taught grades 1-3, Various software companies - Human resources consultant, representative and manager, Senior Compensation and Benefits Analyst

    Degree:

    BS multiple subjects

    Certification: 

    Standard certificate

    other: 

    Pathways Integrated Language Arts Curriculum Committee

    Author 2 Pathways Units

    Trainer, Pathways English Language Arts Curriculum

    Current Central California Conference of SDAs representative on Pacific Union Curriculum Committee

    Member of Pacific Union Common Core Math ad-hoc Committee

    Personal: Mrs Minder has been married forever to her childhood crush, who also works at Miramonte. They have two semi-adult children, two small dogs, one cat, and hundreds of Miramonte students they love like they were their own. Mrs Minder's family has deep roots at Miramonte, she is the 2nd of three generations to attend Miramonte for all 8 years, and is the second generation of her family to teach at the school. 

    other interests: In her spare time Mrs Minder loves to read, tutor students who need help, and make gifts for friends with embroidery on felt. 

    Favorite Bible verses: "I've loved this since hearing a sermon based on this passage. It reminds me of several important things a teacher must do to be Christ-like: listen more than I talk, and be slow to get angry." 

    James 1:19-20 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not make us good like God desires that we be. (NIV)    

  • Susie Schuetz taken down 6-2016

    MS SUSIE SCHUETZ, 1ST GRADE , ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL

    click HERE for 1st Grade Class Page: https://sites.google.com/site/msschuetzs1stgrade/home                                           sschuetz@miramonteschool.org


    Ms. Susie Schuetz began her teaching career in 1998, came to Miramonte in 2014 and teaches 1st grade. other Miramonte roles: assistant principal

    Before Miramonte:

    Taught various preK-3rd grades, 7th+8th Reading, 1st&3rd Math and Reading resource teacher

    Degrees: 

    BA English

    MA Teaching

    Credentials: 

    Professional Credential

    Certification: 

    Elementary Ed. 

    Personal: "I have two beautiful teenage kids, we live in a zoo (not really, we just have a lot of pets!). We like to travel, swim, and bake together."

    other interests: Travel, Photo Blog, Read, Sleep! 

    Favorite Bible Verses: "I have so many, I can’t choose between them all." 

    Micah 6:8 - He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. (NIV) 

    Romans 8:38-39 - 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. (NIV)