Mt. Zion Christian School is blessed to have a faculty as dedicated to the children and God as we have.
Mrs. Kelsey Westhauser
(262) 248-5255, ext. 120
1st & 2nd Grade
Mrs. Donna Micklinghoff
Donna Micklinghoff is back at Mt. Zion. She is teaching our 1st and 2nd graders this year. In the past she taught our 3rd and 4th grade. She holds a BA from Judson College in Elgin Illinois. She and her husband have 3 daughters who have all graduated from Mt. Zion. Being back at Mt. Zion is a blessing for Donna who is happy to be working closer to home and she enjoys the family and friends she is able to work with at Mt. Zion.
Mrs. Grace Becker
Mrs. Becker started volunteering at Mt. Zion a few years ago and has been an asset on staff with our 2nd graders. She is from the area but taught in Nevada. She and her husband are back in the area and we are happy to have her serving here.
3rd & 4th grade
Mrs. Vicky Martin
(262) 248-5255, ext. 123
Mrs. Martin is new to Mt. Zion this year, and we are happy to have her serving with us. She and her husband have three children and a foster child.
Jr. High history and Bible
Mr. Dan Clement
(262) 248-5255, ext. 128
Dan Clement teaches jr. high history and Bible and is the Athletic Director. He has been with the school since its beginning. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and recently furthered his education at Trinity International University. He also coordinates and coaches in the sports programs. Mr. Clement and his wife Kay have five grown children.
Jr. High Math and Science / Principal
Mr. Rob Micklinghoff
(262) 248-5255, ext. 125
Rob Micklinghoff is our jr. high math and science teacher and Principal. Rob has taught in local private schools and has ministered to children for 15 years at Mt. Zion Christian Church. He and his wife have taught Sunday School and helped in AWANA.
Rob and Donna have 3 children who are or have been through Mt. Zion. His goal is to make Christianity real to the students. No one is perfect, but God loves everyone. With that in mind, he tries to get the kids to think about what they do when no one is looking, making decisions today while it is easy, so that tomorrow, or next year when the question comes up, there is no question because you know the answer. He is also trying to get the students to take the next step and have them make a lasting mark on the world that they are living in.
Mrs. Liz Ehlert
We are glad to have Mrs. Ehlert back this year for music. She will be preparing the students for winter and spring concerts this year. She will also be taking the Jr. High class to the ACSI music festival.
Mrs. Krista Bensheimer
Krista Bensheimer is our Physical Education teacher. She previously taught our 7th and 8th-grade students from 2002-2006. Krista holds a bachelor’s degree from Wisconsin Lutheran College and a Master of Arts from UW-Milwaukee. She has been investing in the lives of children for the past 10 years, teaching 3 & 4-year-old Sunday School and AWANA, leading mission trips, directing Vacation Bible Schools, and facilitating small groups for junior and senior high students.
Krista played collegiate volleyball and softball at Wisconsin Lutheran and has been coaching club and school teams ever since. She is passionate about instilling character traits of sportsmanship, self-discipline, dedication, and confidence into her players. Krista also teaches our gym classes for Kdg-8.
Krista and her husband Ryan have four sons. They love to watch them grow in the Lord as they discover the unique talents and passions that God has given them. Krista feels quite blessed to be teaching at the same Christian school her children attend, and loves being a part of the Mount Zion family.
Mrs. Nancy Bensheimer
Mrs. Bensheimer is a Wisconsin native who grew up in Madison and graduated from Madison West High with honors. She was in the National Honor Society and received a Letter of Commendation as a National Merit Scholar. She met her husband, William, while they were both attending Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri. The Bensheimers spent several years in the pastoral ministry at churches in Indiana, Iowa, and New Mexico. The couple worked in Christian schools in Valparaiso, Indiana, Williams Bay, Wisconsin, and Wausau, Wisconsin, in both teaching and administrative roles, until Bill’s homegoing in 2006.
Mrs. Bensheimer has taught 2nd through 6th grades and has served as elementary coordinator and school director. She has logged a total of 30 years in Christian Education.
Mrs. Bensheimer says that her mission is to help students to BECOME what God has planned for them to be: to BECOME like Jesus, to BECOME responsible servants in the Kingdom, and to BECOME motivated and enthusiastic learners. Christian Character traits are a focal point of her instruction. She believes God has called her to teach children to love the Lord with all their hearts, souls, strength, and minds, and do love their neighbors as themselves.
Her encouragement to us is: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Mrs. Kay Clement
Kay Clement is our art teacher. Kay holds a BS degree in related art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has recently started a custom embroidery and sewing business named Threads. She and her husband Dan have raised five children who are all grown up and out on their own. They are the proud grandparents of many beautiful grandchildren.
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Sharon has served at Mt. Zion for many years in many capacities. She now serves the school in the office, working with the kids and making sure the school runs smoothly.