Staff News 2020-2021


Science Instructor
Miss Mykenna Schneiter was assigned to ALA by the Assignment Committee upon her graduation from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. She will be teaching in the area of the physical sciences (Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics). At this time, she is also called to lead our softball program. Let's give Miss Schneiter a big welcome to ALA and Arizona!

Mathematics Instructor
Mr. Frank Kim has accepted our call to teach mathematics at ALA. Mr. Mark Steiner plans to retire at the end of this school year, and Mr. Kim will make the move to ALA this summer. Welcome, Mr. Kim! We thank God for providing us with a well-qualified math teacher.

Mr. Mark Steiner
December 2020
Mark Steiner, mathematics teacher at ALA since 2007, has announced his plans to retire from the teaching ministry effective June 30, 2021. The Board of Directors will seek to extend a call for a new math teacher in January.   

Mr. Gary Gray
August 2020
Mr. Gray has announced his retirement at the end of the school year. Mr. Gray has served at ALA since 1994. He teaches Biology and AP Biology—in fact, he is only the second biology teacher in ALA's 43 year history (Mr. Adickes was the first)! During his time here, Mr. Gray has also coached several sports, served as Assistant Principal, and led the Student Council as advisor.

Mr. John Mueller
August 2020
ALA's Financial Director, John Mueller, has announced his retirement which will take effect after this school year.  Mr. Mueller started in 2011 and served in this position for a few years prior to that as well. 


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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