MS Teachers

Meet our Middle School Teachers

6th - Mr. Kelly
6th - Mr. Kelly

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My name is Jacob Kelly and I am the Middle School Math/Science Instructor at Holy Cross Lutheran School. I am married to my wife Marcie and we have three children, Cal, Kyle, and  Christopher. At age 30, I quit my job as a police officer and went back to school to become a teacher. I student-taught with Mr. Ochs in the fifth grade at Holy Cross, in order to spend more time with my children. I loved being at Holy Cross and longed for an opportunity to work there full time. When the opportunity for me to teach at Holy Cross came about, I prayerfully considered teaching middle school and believe that God has called me to be here. I am a graduate of Southwestern College. I love being around children and enjoy teaching using fun, interactive activities and technology.

7th -Ms. Vanwey
7th -Ms. Vanwey

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I grew up in Yucca Valley, a little desert town about 40 miles from Palm Springs, California. We moved to Winfield, Kansas, in high school where my dad taught math at St. John’s College. I am a graduate of both St. John’s and Emporia State University, where I received a Masters in Library Science. In 2007, I earned a colloquy and am thrilled to be a Minister of Religion, Commissioned. I have been teaching at Holy Cross since 1976. I have one daughter, Josie, who attended Holy Cross. She loves to read, travel, and do any activity that goes with summer weather. I have also taken up running and have run half marathons as well as shorter races. A special joy is spending a week leading Bible study for girls’ basketball camp in Okoboji, Iowa.

8th - Mr. Wolgast
8th - Mr. Wolgast

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I was born and raised in Alta Vista Kansas and am a graduate of Council Grove HS. I graduated from Kansas State University with BA degree in Social Studies Education. My teaching career began in St. John, KS, where I served as a social studies teacher for grades 7-12 and a coach, for six years. I completed 25 years of teaching high school social studies and being a coach at Mulvane High School. I earned a Master’s Degree in Sports Administration from Wichita State University. I recently completed the Colloquy program through Concordia University, Seward, NE. I am married to Marcia and we have three children. Anna attends Holy Cross Lutheran School, Matthew is a graduate of Holy Cross and attends Trinity Academy, and Katie is at WSU.

Algebra - Mrs. Dobler
Algebra - Mrs. Dobler

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Art - Mrs. Walterscheid
Art - Mrs. Walterscheid

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Band - Mr. Cheray
Band - Mr. Cheray

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Choir / Drama - Mrs. Franson
Choir / Drama - Mrs. Franson

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Spanish - Mrs. Amey
Spanish - Mrs. Amey

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Faith / Theology - Pastor Snow
Faith / Theology - Pastor Snow

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Faith / Theology - Pastor Myers
Faith / Theology - Pastor Myers

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Faith/Religion - Brian Amey
Faith/Religion - Brian Amey

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Our Faith

Mission Statement:

We, through God’s grace, nurture spiritual, academic, physical, emotional, and social growth in children by guiding them to become responsible citizens and members of the body of Christ.

This Year’s Theme:

“Real. Present. God.”