Faculty & Staff

ADMINISTRATION

    Pastor Brad Bode - Assistant Principal for Student Life, Campus Pastor, Religion

  • 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:
    Campus Pastor & Counselor
    Varsity Volleyball Head Coach
    Soccer Head Coach


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


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 ext. 18
    Bode@ALAcoyotes.org 
    Matthew Groth - Technology Director, STEM
  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN
    Master's Degree in Educational Technology from American College of Education


    Classes:  
    Digital Media & Design
    Physical Science
    Robotics
    STEM Introduction to Engineering Design


    Activity:
    Esports


    Experience:
    2000-2006  Beautiful Savior/St. Philip's Lutheran Milwaukee, WI, Grades 7-8, 1-8 Math, Athletic Director, Technology, and coach
    2006-2019  St. Paul's Lutheran Saginaw, MI, Grades 6-8, Athletic Director, Technology Leader, and coach
    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2019


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

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


    Class: 
    Advanced Placement (AP) European History (co-teaching with Jade St. Germaine)





    Activity: 
    Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach


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


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

    David Peter - Athletic Director, PE

  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN
    Accredited coach through NFHS (National Federation of State High School Associations)
        

    Classes:  
    Physical Education/Health
    Weight Training



    Activities:
    Varsity Football Head Coach


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


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

    Benjamin Priebe - Christian Leadership Director, Religion
  • Education: Bachelor of Science in Education from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN


    Classes: 
    Israel's Divided Kingdom
    Life of Christ & Christian Living





    Activities: 
    Student Leadership & Service
    Chapel
    Cross Country Assistant Coach


    Experience:
    Trinity Lutheran School, Marshfield, WI
    Luther Preparatory School, Watertown, WI
    Bethel Lutheran School, Sioux Falls, SD
    New Hope Lutheran Academy, West Melbourne, FL
    Fox Valley Lutheran High School, Appleton, WI
    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2020


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 ext. 35
    Priebe@ALAcoyotes.org
     

    Kurt Rosenbaum - Principal, Social Studies

  • 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




    Experience:
    1984-1993  Good Shepherd Lutheran School, Burnsville, MN, grade 5-8 teacher, principal, athletic director, music coordinator, organist, choir director, and coach
    1993-1999  King of Kings Lutheran School, Maitland, FL, grade 7-8 teacher, principal, music coordinator, organist, and choir director
    1999-2009  Ascension Lutheran School, Sarasota, FL, 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

    Joshua Severeid - Director of Fine Arts, Music
  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education from Martin Luther College (MN)
        Majors: Instrumental and Vocal Music Education


    Classes:  
    Concert Band
    Basic Music & Freshman Choir
    Concert Choir
    A Cappella Choir
    Personal Finance


    Activities:
    Theater
    Church & Community Performances by our choir


    Experience:
    2017-2018  California Lutheran High School, Wildomar, CA
    2018-2019  Cedar Mountain Elementary, Franklin, MN
    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2019


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

    Adam Wiechmann - Assistant Principal for Academics, Science
  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education/Science from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN
    Master of Education in Educational Leadership from University of Minnesota


    Classes:  
    Physics
    Anatomy & Physiology
    Christian Health & Wellness




    Activities: 
    JV Football Head Coach
    Curriculum Development
    Student Council


    Experience:
    East Fork Lutheran High School
    West Lutheran High School, Plymouth, MN
    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2018


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



INSTRUCTORS

    Mish Aleisa - Spanish

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


    Classes:  
    Spanish I
    Spanish II
    Spanish III
    AP Spanish Language & Culture
    AP Spanish Literature & Culture


    Activities
    Cross Country Head Coach
    JV Boys Basketball Coach


    Experience:
    2013-2017  Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School, Commerce City, CO
    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2017


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

     
    Gary Gray - Science
  • Education:
    B.S. in Education from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN (1977)
    M.Ed from Concordia University, Mequon, WI (1991)


    Classes: 
    Physical Science
    Biology
    AP Biology
    Online Course Proctor


    Activities:
    Softball Varsity & JV Coach
    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

    Matthew Heyn - Mathematics
  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Education from Dr. Martin Luther College, emphsis in Mathematics


    Classes:
    Algebra I
    Honors Algebra I
    Advanced Algebra
    Geometry
    Statistics
    Honors Statistics


    Activities:
    Track Head Coach
    Varsity Football Defensive Coordinator


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


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x28
    Heyn@ALAcoyotes.org
     
    Samantha List - English

  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an emphasis in English


    Classes: 
    Introduction to World Literature & Composition (grade 10)
    American Literature & Composition (grade 11)




    Activities:
    Cheer Head Coach
    Track Assistant Coach


    Experience:
    St. Paul’s Lutheran School, Algoma, WI
    Emmaus Lutheran School, Phoenix, AZ
    St. Jacobi Lutheran, Greenfield, WI
    Trinity Lutheran School, Marinette, WI
    St. John Lutheran school, Peshtigo, WI
    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2020


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 ext. 21
    List@ALAcoyotes.org

    Stephnie Marquez - Art

  • Education:
    Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism
    Masters in Elementary Education
    Certified Home Stager and Interior Designer
     
       
    Classes:  
    Ceramics
    Art Across America



    Experience:
    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2017


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x22
    Marquez@ALAcoyotes.org
    Lynnette Stahmann - International Student Program Coordinator, Religion, English

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


    Classes:
    Basic English Communication
    Intermediate English Communication
    World Religions
    Spread of the Early Christian Church



    Activities:
    National Honor Society (NHS)
    Concessions Coordinator


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


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

    Jade St Germaine - Social Studies
  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Studies from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN


    Classes:  
    World History
    U.S. History
    History & Geography
    Advanced Placement (AP) European History (co-teaching with Doug Meyer)


    Activities:
    Freshman and JV Volleyball Head Coach 
    JV Girls Basketball Head Coach


    Experience:
    East Fork Lutheran High School, Whiteriver, AZ
    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2020


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x14
    StGermaine@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
    Algebra II
    AP Calculus AB
    AP Calculus BC


    Activities: 
    Softball 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
    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2007


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

    Benjamin Wells - English
  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science in Elementary and Secondary Education with an emphasis in English from Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN


    Classes:  
    Introduction to Literature and Composition (grade 9)
    British Literature and Composition (grade 12)
    Advanced Placement (AP) English Literature & Composition


    Activities:
    Girls Varsity Basketball Head Coach
    Varsity Baseball Head Coach


    Experience:
    Nebraska Lutheran High School, 2009-2020
    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2020


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x20
    Wells@ALAcoyotes.org



SUPPORT STAFF

    Jen Bode - Development Assistant


  • Assistant to the Director of Mission Advancement
    Boosters
    Alumni Connections
    Social Media


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




     

    Janet Brussman - Student Success Coordinator

  • Student Success Coordinator


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

     
    Mark Feliciano - Building & Grounds

  • Building & Grounds Supervisor

    Contact:
    602-268-8686 ext. 17
    Feliciano@ALAcoyotes.org
    Ryan Goudeau - Building & Grounds

  • Building & Grounds Assistant


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x17


     
    Becky Jaehnig - Office Manager
  • 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
    Michelle Meyer - Admissions, Registrar
  •  


    Admissions Coordinator
    Registrar
    Ambassadors


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 ext. 40
    Admissions@ALAcoyotes.org 




     

    Taunya Solofra - Receptionist, Athletic Assistant


  • Receptionist
    Assistant to the Athletic Director


    Contact:
    602-268-8686 x10
    Solofra@ALAcoyotes.org



     

    Jennifer Watson - Study Hall Supervisor


  • Study Hall Supervisor


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