Faculty & Staff

ADMINISTRATION

    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

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


    Class: 
    Life of Christ and Christian Living





    Activities: 
    Varsity Boys Basketball Head Coach
    Student Leadership


    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
    Campus Pastor & Counselor
    Service Coordinator


    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 

    Gary Gray - Assistant Principal for Academics, Science

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


    Classes: 
    Physical Science
    Biology
    AP Biology
    Online Course Proctor



    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:  
    Geography/History
    Weight Training




    Activities:
    Athletic Director
    Varsity Football Head Coach


    Experience:
    1999-2015  California Lutheran High School

    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2015

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

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


    Classes:  
    Fundamentals of US History
    Concert Band
    Basic Music & Freshman Choir
    Concert Choir
    A Cappella Choir


    Activities:
    Theater
    A Cappella Choir Church & Community Performances


    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



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




    Activities
    Cross Country Head Coach
    JV Boys Basketball Coach


    Experience:
    2011-2017  Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School, Commerce City, CO

    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2017

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

     
    Matthew Groth - Technology
  • 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:  
    Computer Office 1 & 2
    Computer Publishing
    Physical Science
    Robotics
    Videography


    Activity:
    Head Soccer Coach


    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

    Matthew Heyn - Mathematics

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


    Classes:
    Algebra I
    Honors Algebra I
    Algebra II
    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
     
    Scott Hill - English, 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 
     
    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2009 

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

    Kate Kogler - Social Studies, Religion, PE

  • Education:
    Bachelor of Science from Martin Luther College (MN)
        Major: Elementary Education with an emphasis in English
       

    Classes:  
    World History
    U.S. History
    Israel's Divided Kingdom
    Physical Education/Health


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


    Experience:
    2010-2013 Geography, Algebra 1, and Dormitory Supervisor at Luther Prep School, Watertown, WI

    2013-2014 Chemistry, Physics, and Physical Science Teacher at Great Plains Lutheran School, Watertown, SD

    2014-2019 Active Travel Guide and Learning Development Coordinator at Backroads Active Travel

    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2019 

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

    Stephnie Marquez - Art

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



    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

    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

    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 2007


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

    Arizona Lutheran Academy since 1993

    Contact:
    602-268-8686 ext. 20
    Tierney@ALAcoyotes.org


     
    Adam Wiechmann - Science, Religion
  • 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:  
    Chemistry
    Physics
    Anatomy & Physiology
    Christian Health & Wellness




    Activities: 
    JV Football Head Coach
    Curriculum Development


    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
     



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 - 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
    Michelle Meyer - Admissions, Registrar
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    Admissions Coordinator
    Registrar


    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