Mr. Macord Johnson, Principal

Grades 5-8

Education: Bachelor of Science in Education from Martin Luther College with a minor in Science

Favorite thing about being a teacher: Helping with whatever they need

Favorite Bible Passage: “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man.  And God is faithful; he will it not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”  I Corinthians 10:13

Hobbies: bird hunting, water skiing, and flying

Contact Mr. Johnson: 507-317-3653 cell





Mr. Jeff Seehafer, Athletic Director

Grades 5-8

Education: Undergraduate Major in Mathematics Education and Computer Science Minor from Maryville State University, Maryville North Dakota. 

Favorite thing about being a teacher: Making connections with students and families in our communities. Seeing students grow throughout the years of school is special.

Favorite Bible passage: Psalm 136 – O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Hobbies: Golfing, walking, doing anything with family and friends.

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Mr. Mark Leitheiser

Grades 5-8

Education: graduated from Detroit Lakes High School in 1978 and attended the University of Jamestown (ND) where I received my teaching and coaching degrees in 1982  I earned my Master of Arts in education degree from St. Mary’s University in 2012.

Favorite thing about being a teacher: I enjoy watching boys and girls become young men and women. Teachers have a unique role in students’ lives and I have always felt privileged to be a part of their development. Teaching academics is an important part of what we do but nothing compares to the feeling of helping nurture students’ lives.

Favorite Bible Passages: Isaiah 40: 31. “Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength . . .”  I love its lyrical flow and the use of simile with the wings of an eagle. It also reminds me that my faith needs renewal every day and the only way to find it is to wait upon the Lord. This verse helps me relax and gives me hope.

Hobbies: I don’t have any real exciting hobbies. I love to spend time putzing around in the woods where I find peace in nature and doing yard work for relaxation. I do some of my best thinking on my trusty lawnmower! I also like to read biographies and to ride my bike for exercise. Other than that, I simply spend time with friends and family.

Contact Mr. Leitheiser: Cell: 507-276-5349





Mrs. Ardie Seehafer

Grades 3-4

Education: Bachelor of Science in Education from Moorhead State University

Favorite thing about being a teacher: I love to see students get excited about learning new things. I also enjoy getting to know every student. God has created each of them as a unique individual and that brings such a great variety to the classroom.

Favorite Bible Passage: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

Hobbies: baking, watching sports, fishing, spending time at the lake, and spending time with family and friends

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Mrs. Connie Weilage

Grades 1-2

Education: Bachelor of Science in Education from Martin Luther College and continuing education

Favorite thing about being a teacher: Lifelong learning with students about Jesus, Our Savior, with endless, creative ways to learn.

Favorite Bible Passage:  [Jesus said,] “In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

Hobbies: be with family and friends, photography, outside activities, and books

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Mrs. Katherine Wenner


Education: Martin Luther College

Favorite thing about being a teacher: Sharing the love of Jesus & reading new books!

Favorite Bible Passage: I can do All things through Christ who gives me strength. Phil. 4:13

Hobbies: spending time with family, baking, gardening, watching movies

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Mrs. Naomi Evenson

PreK 3 and 4

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Dr. Martin Luther College with an emphasis in Language Arts

Favorite thing about being a teacher:  Hearing students say how God loves us SO much, retell Bible stories, and sing to Him wholeheartedly!

Favorite Bible Passage: “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phil. 4:7.

Hobbies: spending time with family, reading, cooking, swimming