Meet Our Faculty

Preschool | K-5 | 6-12

       

Preschool

Director - Ixchell Gonzales

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Ixchell Gonzales PrincipalIxchell Gonzales is the Director for GV Christian Preschool. She has earned both her Infant/Toddler and Pre- K Child Development Associate Credentials and continues her education with taking 2 CEU’s (20 hours) per year.

In May of 2001, she began working at GV Christian Preschool in the Infant/Toddler Program where she remained for a year. In 2002, she then began teaching in our 3 Year Old Program for 3 years. In 2005, she started working as an Administrative Assistant to the Director and in 2006, was promoted to Assistant Director. Ixchell has been with the preschool for over 12 years and can truly say she loves her job and building relationships with the children and parents! She has been married to her husband Mario for 15 years and has 2 children.


Assistant Preschool Director - Michelle Durham

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Shelly DurhamMichelle Durham became the Preschool Assistant Director in October 2016. Michelle came to the preschool from GV Christian elementary where she worked as a teachers assistant since 2010. Michelle is very excited to continue her career with GV Christian Preschool and is currently taking classes to obtain her Preschool Child Development Associates Credentials. 

Michelle has attended GV Christian church for 9 years and has been active in ministries like Parenting on Purpose and leading Care ministries. She and her family love being part of the GVCS family. She and her husband Nick have been married for 17 years and have 3 children. 

Michelle has a heart to see God working in the lives of the families here at GVCS. 


Administrative Assistant - Brenda Cortez

Brenda Cortez

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Administrative Assistant - Ginnie Budet

Minnie Budet
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Registrar - Christy Johnson

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Christy


Infant - Toddler Teachers

 

Florence Groff Kittens

Flo Groff - Kittens
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Ashley Underwood

Ashleigh Underwood - Pandas
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Dena Austin Angels

Dena Austin - Angels
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Elizebeth Sosa Cottontails

Elizabeth Sosa - Cottontails
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2's Teachers

 

Megan Marian Cubs

Megan Marian - Cubs
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Heather Alkhosieb

Heather Alkhosieb - Ducks
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Theresa Rummel Tigers

Theresa Rummel - Tigers
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3's Teachers

 

Devona Rodrigues

Devona-Joe Rodrigues - Frogs
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Cristian Auer Pandas

Cristian Auer - Monkeys
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Krystal Buchanan Puppies

Krystal Buchanan - Puppies
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Monique Cami

Monique Caimi - Lambs
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Kinder-Prep Teachers

 

DeniseMarian

Denise Marian - Ponies
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Lytanya Dunn-Otis Kangaroos

Lytanya Dunn-Otis - Kangaroos
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Jennifer Pickering Lions

Jen Pickering - Lions
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K-5

Principal - Deborah Ingalls

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Debbie IngallsThe elementary school is part of GV Christian School, a ministry arm of GV Christian Center, and is passionately committed to being the best Christian school in the nation!

It offers Kindergarten through 5th Grade and was started in 1993 in order to provide a safe and loving learning environment for the Las Vegas Valley community. The elementary school is committed to preparing students to be successful in all areas of life; mentally, emotionally, physically, and spiritually.

All of our classes are taught at the honors level. We have built an incredible team of educators that bring excitement to their classes every day, in every class. Come and join our family of educators and take your student to new levels of success.

Education:
BA in Mathematics, Summa Cum Laude
MS in Instruction and Curriculum
ACSI Administrator Credential
At GVCS Since: 1998


Assistant Principal - Jamie Bielich

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Jamie BielichEducation:

BA in Elementary Education
Concentrating on Elementary Education and a Minor in Reading Literacy
Graduate of Bethany University
ACSI Administrator Credential
At GVCS Since: 2002  

 

 

 


Registrar - Christy Johnson

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Christy


Administrative Assistant - Cendra Brooks

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Cendra


Receptionist - Rachel Sell

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Rachel


Receptionist - Torii Longhouser

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Torii


Kindergarten

Viviana

Viviana Cordeiro
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At GVCS Since: 2015

Jennifer Seminoff

Jennifer Seminoff
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B.S. Accounting, University of Baltimore
M.A.S. Elementary Education
ACSI Teaching Credential
At GVCS Since: 2012

 


1st Grade

Star

Star Sinderson
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BA in Elementary Education (In Progress)
At GVCS Since: 2005

Emily McComb

Emily McComb
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B.A. in Elementary Education,
University of Northern Colorado
Nevada and Colorado Teaching Credential
ACSI Teaching Credential
Teaching 5+ Years
At GVCS Since: 2011

Vallejo Denise Vallejo
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2nd Grade

Niki Squier Niki Squier
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B.A. in Elementary Education,
Concordia College in St. Paul MN,
Concentration in Religion and minor in Communication
ACSI Teaching Credential
Teaching for 15+ Years
At GVCS Since: 2000
Diane Underwood

Diane Underwood
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B.A. Education, Hartford University
ACSI Teaching Credential
Teaching for 15+ Years
At GVCS Since: 1998

 


3rd Grade

OConnor

Patricia O'Connor
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BA in Theatre Arts
Graduate of California University at Fullerton
ACSI Teaching Credential
Teaching 20+ Years
At GVCS Since: 2014

Chapple Carolyn Chapple
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ACSI Teacher Credential
Teaching for 10+ Years
At GVCS Since: 2015

 


4th Grade

Butaild

Zach Butalid
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BA in Elementary Education (In Progress)
At GVCS Since: 2011

Cooley

Susan Cooley
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BA in Business Management
Graduate of Fashion Institute of Technology
Completion of CTA RICA Reading Program
ACSI Teaching Credential
Teaching for 20+ Years
At GVCS Since: 2014

 


5th Grade

Fee

Gayle Fee

At GVCS Since: 2015

Ronda Thompson

Ronda Thompson
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B.A. Business Education/Secretarial Science,
Fort Lewis College Durango, CO
ACSI Teaching Credential
Teaching 15+ Years
At GVCS Since: 2012

 


Co-Curricular

 

Nanette Bratton Nanette Bratton - Art
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Brooks College 1987, CSN printmaking, NAEA member
ACSI Teaching Credential
Teaching 15+ Years
At GVCS Since: 2007
Chelsea

Chelsea Calantoni - Art
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BA in Elementary Education (In Progress)
At GVCS Since: 2011

Patricia Ewing

Patricia Ewing - Computers
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A.A. in General Transfer,
Clark County Community College
B.S. in Elementary Education/Minor in Reading, UNLV
K-8 Teaching License Nevada
ACSI Teaching Credential
At GVCS Since: 2011

Samia Freedman

Samia Freedman - Physical Education
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B.A. Psychology, University of Hawaii
M.A. Special Education, UNLV
ACSI Teaching Credential
Teaching for 5+ Years
At GVCS Since: 2006

Coleen Kampa

Coleen Kampa - Music
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B.S. Music Education,
Pennsylvania State University
Certification: K-12 Music PA and NV
ACSI Teaching Credential
Teaching for 5+ Years
At GVCS Since: 2011

 

 


                

6-12 Faculty

Principal - Stephanie Smith

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StephanieThe pursuit of God, knowledge, compassion and leadership is the foundation of what we believe provides excellence in academics. Education is not only in the classroom. This is why we provide an opportunity for students to participate in science camps, field trips, service projects, weekly chapel services, spiritual emphasis week, and various forms of leadership.

Teachers at GV Christian School are faithful, dedicated and loving as they challenge and disciple students to achieve greatness. We believe in the importance of pushing our students to do their very best. In doing this we provide interactive lessons to reach all types of learners, short and long term projects to develop time management, and use the media to teach life lessons. We are more than just a team of educators. We are a team working with parents to help mold and shape our students into adults that strive to change the world.

We take the responsibility of giving your child a well rounded education very seriously. We know that choosing your child's school is an important decision and we look forward to working with you.


Assistant Principal - Don Polaski

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Don

Don Polaski, born and raised in Superior Wisconsin, was the fourth oldest in a family of 13 children. At a very young age he became the home front guardian, cooking and caring for his siblings. In 1974, he met the neatest person in the whole world. He knew when he first met her that she was truly someone very special and have been together ever since.

They spent over a quarter of a century in the Air Force, so they tend to be just a "wee" bit patriotic and very dedicated to those things they believe in. During his career in the Air Force, he held several jobs that revolved around teaching and the Air Force saw to it that he received a multitude of training as a teacher. Stationed in Germany for ten and a half years, he has been to numerous countries all over Europe and the Middle East as well as in the Pacific.

In 1999, after several years of night and weekend classes, he received dual Master Degrees. He retired from the Air Force ready to begin a new career. He was the Administrator for his church, daycare and school, held construction jobs, aided a friend with his business, and worked in the mortgage field doing church loans. At one point, he became a principal of a school.

As a teacher and Assistant Principal at GV Christian School, Mr. Polaski says; "I have the awesome and totally incredible honor of shaping the futures of a small segment of a generation. They will have the responsibility of carrying on the traditions and guarding the morals and future of this great country, ensuring the freedom of spreading God's mighty word. I am blessed every day."


Administrative Assistant - Wendy Brown

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Wendy


Front Desk & Teacher's Assistant - Michelle Killoran

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Michelle


Registrar - Christy Johnson

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Christy


Teachers 

 

Nanette Bratton Nanette Bratton
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Brooks College 1987, CSN printmaking, NAEA member
ACSI Teaching Credential
At GVCS Since: 2007
Samia Freedman Samia Freedman
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B.A. Psychology, University of Hawaii
M.A. Special Education, UNLV
ACSI Teaching Credential
At GVCS Since: 2006
Alex Gutierrez Alexandra Gutierrez
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B.A. Sociology, Azusa Pacific University
ACSI Teaching Credential
At GVCS Since: 2015
Magdalena Gutierrez

Magdalena Gutierrez
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B.A. Educational Sciences (K-9 )
Universidad Juarez
E.S.L. Centro de Capacitacion del Magisterio (9-12)
Durango, Dgo., Mexico
ACSI Teaching Credential Pending
At GVCS Since: 2009

Sarah Ingroum Sarah Ingroum
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B.S. Professional Development,
Southwestern A/G University
ACSI Teaching Credential
At GVCS Since: 2016
Joana Lal Joana Lal
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B.S. English Education, University of Nevada Las Vegas
ACSI Teaching Credential
At GVCS Since: 2016
Christian Lucas

Christian Lucas
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B.M. Music Education, Vanguard University
ACSI Teaching Credential
At GVCS Since: 2015

Kathryn Olsen

Kathryn Olsen
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B.A. Physics, Williams College
M.S. Engineering, Columbia University
ACSI Teaching Credential
At GVCS Since: 2015

Beth Picciano Beth Picciano
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B.A. Education and Child Studies, Smith College
M.A. Reading Education, Lesley University
ACSI Teaching Credential
At GVCS Since: 2016
Archel Rolwing

Archel Rolwing
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B.A. Journalism, University of Nevada Las Vegas
ACSI Teaching Credential
At GVCS Since: 2014

Eric Rolwing

Eric Rolwing
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B.S. English Literature, University of Redlands
B.S. French, University of Redlands
ACSI Teaching Credential
At GVCS Since: 2012

Kim Schrader Kim Schrader
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B.A. Elementary Education, Calvin College
M.A. Education, Indiana Wesleyan University
ACSI Teaching Credential
At GVCS Since: 2015
Jerry Van Riper

Jerry Van Riper
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B.S. Mathematics, Montclair State University, New Jersey
ACSI Teaching Credential
At GVCS Since: 2014

 

 

 

 

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