MCS Faculty

Sue Jansons – Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten

I am blessed to teach Preschool and Pre-K at Monroe Christian School. I enjoy teaching 3- and 4-year-olds because they are eager to learn and are so full of wonder about all of God’s creation. I am married and we have three children…all girls. One graduated from Monroe Christian School and the other two currently attend. My husband is the Pastor of New Hope Fellowship and also volunteer teaches here at MCS. We have lived here in Monroe since 1996. On our days off, we love to do things as a family. Among our favorites are museums, the zoo, camping, biking, and visiting the many parks in our area.

Chasity Meyer – Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten

It is a privilege and blessing to be working with Preschool and Pre-K at Monroe Christian School. My passion is to have a positive impact on young children through the Word of God. I believe it is my ultimate responsibility to help each child achieve their highest potential socially and academically. I have two children attending MCS, and it still amazes me how much they have exceeded in academics as well their heart for the Lord. My background consists of educational art as well as atelier, so it is exciting every day to see the children’s creative minds at work.

Leanne Sytsma – 1st Grade

I love teaching first grade! I have been teaching at Monroe Christian School since 1989. Teaching at MCS is great because God is at the center of every class and subject. Each day we have the privilege of worshipping our Creator. I appreciate the sense of family and community here. I love teaching because children are so fun and bring me great joy. My students make me laugh, and I get excited about the opportunity to encourage them to grow socially, academically, and in a closer relationship with God. I enjoy the challenge of meeting the variety of needs each student has and observing and celebrating the success they achieve.

Deanna Bailly–2nd Grade

I love teaching children! I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Montana Western Campus. My first experience at MCS was as a mom and a T.A.P.P. (Teacher and Parent Participation) volunteer. During that year, our family was able to experience and observe the quality education and sound Christian values that were being shared with the children. As a member of the T.A.P.P. organization, I was able to make connections with our school family and staff. I have since been blessed to be a part of the MCS teaching staff as of 2006. Second grade is an exciting place to be! Each day is an adventure as we see God’s truth while building on the skills introduced in 1st grade, working hard to solidify those skills, and then preparing for 3rd grade. While we transition from subject to subject, day to day, my joy comes from knowing that I have the privilege to share the hope and love of Jesus as we strive towards academic success.

 – 3rd Grade

Dorie Hughes – 4th Grade

I have been teaching since 1982.  I joined the MCS staff in 1991 and have taught all grades, Preschool through 5th except for 1st!  I love Monroe Christian School, and the teachers, staff, and parents are exceptional!  My husband is pastor of Echo Lake Community Church, and we have 4 children.  They have all graduated from Monroe Christian School.  I love teaching 4th graders because they are so excited about learning!  I love the class discussions we have and the challenging curriculum.

Julie Baxter–5th Grade

I have been greatly blessed to be a teacher since 1993. I began my teaching career in the Issaquah School District, and I received my Masters in Educational Technology before moving to Monroe. I found my home as an educator here at Monroe Christian School in 2002. I have taught every grade from preschool to fifth grade and feel very passionate about the children here. I love teaching 5th grade because I find this age group easy to relate to, and I enjoy showing them their gifts and talents. I am inspired to hold students accountable for a high level of education as well as nurture their spiritual walk with God. I have a strong connection with the students, and our favorite topic to study is the Bible!

Rose Rodriguez – Jr. High History, Literature, K-8 Music

In 1998, I received my B.A. degree from Northwest University with a K-12 endorsement in Choral Music and a K-8 endorsement in Elementary Education.  My teaching career has been in Monroe: over 10 years in Monroe Public Schools and 5 years home schooling.  I also offer private voice and piano lessons.  At MCS, I am currently teaching K-8 music and Jr. High History and Literature.  What a joy it is to give God glory and enjoy Him every day together as we learn at MCS!

Heather Moses – Jr. High Math, Science, P.E.

I believe every student can learn math, and I am committed to going the extra mile to ensure that every student achieves his or her personal best.  I am committed to a hands-on approach to teaching science.  I believe the order and creativity in math and science equate to a creative and orderly God.  I hold a Master’s degree in Education and love working with middle school-aged students.  I am honored to be a part of the wonderful teaching staff at MCS!

Jerrie Froelich – Jr. High Bible, English Language Arts, Technology

I have been teaching since 1984. I spent four years as a missionary teacher in Haiti, have taught everything from 4th grade through high school classes here in the states, and recently spent four years as the Pastor of Children and Families at Shoreline Free Methodist Church. We have graduated two daughters from MCS. I am enjoying teaching Junior High Bible and writing – two of my personal passions. One of my favorite things about MCS is the way we embrace children right where they are and partner with parents to move them forward in God’s plan.


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