Faculty & Staff

ADMINISTRATION

    Kurt Rosenbaum, Principal

  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Dr. Martin Luther College
    Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Martin Luther College

    Classes: 
    Economics
    U.S. Government
    AP European History




    Experience:
    Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Burnsville, MN (1984 - 1993), grade 5-8 teacher, principal, athletic director, music coordinator, organist, choir director, and coach

    King of Kings Lutheran School, Maitland, FL (1993 – 1999), grade 7-8 teacher, principal, music coordinator, organist, and choir director

    Ascension Lutheran School, Sarasota, FL (1999 – 2009), grade 3-8 teacher, principal, music coordinator, organist, choir director, choir chime director, and athletic director

    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2009

    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x11
    Rosenbaum@ALAcoyotes.org

    Doug Meyer, Director of Mission Advancement
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    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern College, Watertown, WI
    Master of Arts from Concordia, Irvine, CA


    Class: 
    AP European History





    Activities: 
    Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach
    Golf Assistant Coach


    Experience:
    Bethany Lutheran College - Coach
    Wisconsin Lutheran College - Coach
    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 1993


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 ext. 15
    Meyer@ALAcoyotes.org

    Pastor Brad Bode, Assistant Principal for Student Life, Campus Pastor, Religion
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    Education:
    Bachelor of Arts from Northwestern College, Watertown, WI (1991)
    Masters of Divinity from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Mequon, WI (1995)


    Classes: 
    Foundations of Christian Faith
    Introduction to Christianity
    Christian Doctrine



    Activities:
    Varsity Volleyball Head Coach
    Soccer Assistant Coach
    Student Leadership
    Service Coordinator


    Experience:
    Religion instructor & volleyball coach at Michigan Lutheran Seminary in Saginaw, MI (1995 - 1997)
    Pastor at Resurrection Lutheran Church in Rochester, MN (1997 - 2002)
    At Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2002


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 ext. 18
    Bode@ALAcoyotes.org 

    Gary Gray, Assistant Principal for Academics, Science

  • Education:
    B.S. in Education from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN (1977)
    M.Ed


    Classes: 
    Biology
    AP Biology
    Anatomy and Physiology



    Activities:
    Baseball Coach - Assistant Varsity, Head JV
    Student Council


    Experience:
    Gloria Dei, Sierra Madre, CA - Principal, Grades 1-8 Teacher (started the school)
    Good Shepherd, West Bend, WI - Grade 7 Teacher/Departmentalized, Assistant Principal and Athletic Director
    Abiding Word, Houston, TX - Principal, Grades 5-8 Teacher
    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 1994


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 ext. 27
    Gray@ALAcoyotes.org

    David Peter, Athletic Director, Social Studies, PE

  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science from Martin Luther College (MN)
    Accredited coach through NFHS
        

    Classes:  
    ESL U.S. History
    Geography/History
    Weight Training




    Activities:
    Varsity Football Head Coach


    Experience:
    California Lutheran High School (1999 - 2015)
    At Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2015


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x19
    Peter@ALAcoyotes.org 

    Andrea Oppermann, Director of Fine Arts, Music, Videography
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    Education:
    Bachelor of Science from Martin Luther College (MN)
        Majors - Secondary Choral Music, Secondary Instrumental Music, and Elementary Education
    Master of Church Music in Choral Conducting from Concordia University, Wisconsin

    Classes:  
    Basic Music
    Freshman Choir
    Concert Choir
    A Cappella Choir
    Concert Band
    Jazz Band
    Videography


    Activities:
    Drama
    Pep Band
    Cross Country Assistant Coach


    Experience:
    At Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2013 


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x32
    Oppermann@ALAcoyotes.org



INSTRUCTORS

    Mishaal Aleisa, Spanish

  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN


    Classes:  
    Spanish I
    Spanish II
    Spanish III
    Spanish IV




    Activities
    Cross Country Head Coach
    JV Boys Basketball Coach


    Experience:
    Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School, Commerce City, CO (2011-2017)
    At Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2017


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 ext. 23
    Aleisa@ALAcoyotes.org

     
    Benjamin Edmundson, Social Studies, Religion, PE

  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science from Martin Luther College (MN)
       

    Classes:  
    World History
    Fundamentals of U.S. History
    Israel's Divided Kingdom
    Life of Christ and Christian Living
    Physical Education/Health



    Activities:
    Softball Assistant Coach
    JV Girls Basketball Head Coach


    Experience:
    At Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2015 


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x14
    Edmundson@ALAcoyotes.org

    Matthew Heyn, Mathematics, Religion

  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education from Dr. Martin Luther College, minor in Mathematics


    Classes:
    Algebra II
    Geometry
    Statistics
    Spread of the Early Christian Church




    Activities:
    Assistant Football Coach
    Track Head Coach


    Experience:
    Beautiful Savior Lutheran School, Cincinnati, OH (1995-2001)
    St. Peter Lutheran School, Modesto, CA (1995-2007)
    Illinois Lutheran High School, Crete, IL (2007-2017)
    At Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2017


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x28
    Heyn@ALAcoyotes.org
     
    Scott Hill, English and PE

  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education and Elementary Education from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN, with a major in English and a minor in History


    Classes:  
    Introduction to English
    Introduction to Literature and Composition (grade 9)
    Introduction to World Literature and Composition (grade 10)
    Weight Training



    Activities:
    Boys Varsity Baseball Head Coach
    Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach


    Experience:
    Reformation Lutheran School, San Diego, CA - Grade 5-6 Teacher
    Peace Lutheran School, Hartford, WI - Grade 7 Teacher, Athletic Director, and coach
    Mt. Olive Lutheran School, Las Vegas, NV - Grade 4-5 Teacher, Athletic Director, and coach 
    Our Saviour Lutheran School, Lake Havasu City, AZ - Grade 3-5 Teacher, Athletic Director, coach, Principal, Grade 5-8 teacher  
    At Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2009 


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x21
    Hill@ALAcoyotes.org

    Stephnie Marquez, Art

  • Education:
     
       
    Classes:  
    Ceramics
    Art Across America


    Experience:
    At Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2017



    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x22
    Marquez@ALAcoyotes.org
    Matthew Sonntag, Science, Technology Co-Director
  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN
    Masters in Educational Technology from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN


    Classes:  
    Physical Science
    Chemistry
    Physics
    Earth & Space Science
    AP Computer Science Principles


    Activities: 
    Varsity Football Assistant Coach
    JV Football Head Coach
    Soccer Head Coach


    Experience:
    At Arizona Lutheran Academy since 1999


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 ext. 26
    Sonntag@ALAcoyotes.org

    Lynnette Stahmann, International Student Program Coordinator, Math, Religion

  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN


    Classes:
    Algebra I
    Basic English Communication
    Intermediate English Communication
    World Religions




    Activities:
    National Honor Society (NHS)
    Concessions Coordinator


    Experience:
    Morning Star Lutheran School, Jackson, Wisconsin (1996-1998) – grades 3-8 teacher
    St. Marcus Lutheran School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1998-2000) – grades 1-2 teacher
    Tokyo, Japan (2000-2009) – ESL teacher
    At Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2012


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 ext. 36
    Internationals@ALAcoyotes.org

    Mark Steiner, Mathematics
  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Utah State University
    Bachelor of Science in Math from University of Oregon
    M.S. in Physical Education from University of Oregon


    Classes:  
    Pre-calculus
    Advanced Algebra
    AP Calculus AB
    AP Calculus BC


    Activities: 
    Softball Head Coach
    JV Volleyball Head Coach


    Experience:
    K-12 Physical Education teacher and coach at Cowley (WY) High School
    Mathematics teacher and coach at Burns (WY) High School
    Mathematics teacher and coach at Hot Springs County (WY) High School
    Mathematics teacher and coach at East Fork Lutheran High School, Whiteriver, AZ
    Mathematics teacher and coach at Wisconsin Lutheran High School, Milwaukee, WI
    Mathematics teacher at Highland High School, Gilbert, AZ
    At Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2007


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 ext. 25
    Steiner@ALAcoyotes.org

    Virginia Steinmetz, Computer, Technology Co-Director
  • Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education - Business from Ottawa University
    Master's Degree in Educational Technology from NAU

    Classes:  
    Freshman Computer Applications
    Computer Office 1 & 2
    Personal Finance
    Computer Publishing
    Computer Information Systems
    Robotics


    Experience:
    At Arizona Lutheran Academy since 1991


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 ext. 24
    Steinmetz@ALAcoyotes.org 
     

    Joan Tierney, English

  • Education:
    Bachelor of Arts from University of Arizona


    Classes: 
    American Literature and Composition (grade 11)
    British Literature and Composition (grade 12)
    AP English Literature and Composition
    Speech and Debate




    Activity:
    After-School Study Hall


    Experience:
    Taught in Phoenix and Tucson since 1971
    At Arizona Lutheran Academy since 1993


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 ext. 20

    Tierney@ALAcoyotes.org


     



SUPPORT STAFF

    Jen Bode, Development Assistant, Alumni, Boosters


  • Assistant to the Director of Mission Advancement
    Boosters
    Alumni Connections


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x37
    JBode@ALAcoyotes.org




     

    Janet Brussman, Student Success Coordinator

  • Student Success Coordinator


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x34
    Brussman@ALAcoyotes.org

     
    Paul Drewitz, Building & Grounds


  • Building & Grounds Assistant


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x17
    Drewitz@ALAcoyotes.org




     
    Becky Jaehnig, Administrative Assistant
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    Administrative Assistant
    College Planning
    Testing 


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 ext. 12
    Jaehnig@ALAcoyotes.org



     

    Lara Johnson, Music Lessons

  • Music Lesson Instructor - Voice, Piano, Brass Instruments


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x35
    lalalovesflg@gmail.com
    Barry Preston, Building & Grounds


  • Building & Grounds Supervisor

    Experience:
    At Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2015

    Contact:
    602-268-8686 ext. 17
    Preston@ALAcoyotes.org
    Taunya Solofra, Receptionist, Athletic Assistant


  • Receptionist
    Assistant to the Athletic Director


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x29
    Solofra@ALAcoyotes.org



     

    Jennifer Watson, Study Hall Supervisor


  • Study Hall Supervisor


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x29
    Watson@ALAcoyotes.org