Staff News 2021-22


Mrs. Samantha List has accepted our call to teach art beginning next school year.

The ALA Board of Directors issued three calls.
  • Mrs. Samantha List was called to teach art beginning in Fall 2022. 
  • Mr. Ryan Lemke, currently teaching at Fox Valley Lutheran High School in Appleton, Wisconsin, was called to teach science and STEM classes. This is a newly added position, authorized by the Board this past September.
  • Mr. Mark Moldenhauer, presently serving at Wisconsin Lutheran High School in Milwaukee, was extended a call to teach English. 
Please keep these three in your prayers as they determine where they can best serve in God's kingdom. 

Mrs. Stephnie Marquez  has declined our call to return as art teacher.

Mr. Matthew Groth has declined his call to St. Jacobi Lutheran School in Milwaukee. This means he will remain at ALA. We thank God for this decision and all that Mr. Groth contributes to ALA!

Mr. Justin Ohm
, called by the Board of Directors in October, has accepted our call to teach in the areas of social studies and English. He plans to move his family to Arizona this summer and begin serving at ALA in the fall of 2022.

Our study hall supervisor position has been filled by Sharon Gerard. She will assume this position at the start of second semester. 

Mr. Matt Groth has received a call to teach at St. Jacobi Lutheran School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This means that he has an opportunity to consider where God would have him serve. That could be in Milwaukee or he could continue here in Phoenix. He and his family will pray about this and seek advice from people.  He will announce his decision in a few weeks, once he’s confident where the Lord would have him serve.

The Board of Directors extended a call to Mrs. Stephnie Marquez to continue teaching in the art position.

The ALA Board extended a part-time call to Mrs. Jamie Johnson to teach Spanish and math and to assist in coaching track, and we are pleased to report that she has accepted this call. She will join our faculty in July 2022.

The Board of Directors has received data and projections from the administration and has authorized the calling of two new full-time teachers and one new part-time teacher. The calling for these positions began Wednesday, Sept. 29.

Additional discussion has centered on a growth plan for our facility and expansion onto the annex at the corner of 27th Avenue and Southern. 



We believe that it is the Lord, through the church, who calls people to serve in the public ministry. Individuals already serving in public ministry who receive a call to serve in another field prayerfully deliberate both calls they hold. That deliberation involves, among other things, examining one's gifts; understanding the duties of both calls and how one's gifts are best utilized; and considering the input of colleagues, family and members of the congregation. Called workers have the confidence that God will bless the decision they reach.

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