Mt. Zion Christian School is blessed to have a faculty as dedicated to the children and God as we have.
Mrs. Marcie Ebler
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Marcie Ebler is our Kindergarten teacher. She has 16 years experience teaching in her own Home-school as well as several Home-school groups. She has been involved in Children’s Ministry over the past 20 years teaching and leading in AWANA and Sunday School. She has a passion for teaching children and leading them to know Jesus.
Marcie and her husband Rick live in Burlington where they raised two sons who are now grown. Faith, family, and learning are important parts of Marcie’s life, and she looks forward to sharing them with the next generation of children.
1st & 2nd; & Art
Mrs. Kay Clement
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Kay Clement is our 1st and 2nd grade, and 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.
3rd & 4th grade
Miss Ashley Fielhauer
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Ashley recently comes from Northern Wisconsin and is a graduate of Liberty University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.
Over the past several years, she has worked as a Site Director at a school age daycare, worked at a Children’s Library, taught gymnastics, and volunteered her time at a weekly K-12 sports ministry. Faith, family, and fellowship are an important part of her life. Ashley enjoys playing sports, being in the great outdoors, and reading. She is excited about getting to know the students and their families and becoming involved in the Mt. Zion Christian School community.
5th & 6th grade / Principal
Mr. Dan Clement
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Dan Clement is both the 5th and 6th-grade teacher and the principal. 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.
7th & 8th grade / Assistant Principal
Mr. Rob Micklinghoff
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Rob Micklinghoff is our 7th and 8th-grade teacher and Assistant Principal. Rob has been teaching for 9 years 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, helped in AWANA, and even taught together in school.
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 a winter and a spring concert. She will also be taking the Jr. High class to the ACSI music festival.
PE & Preschool
Mrs. Krista Bensheimer
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Krista Bensheimer is our new preschool 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. The 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 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.
Presently Mrs. Bensheimer lives in Walworth. She has two children and is the grandmother of eight. Two of these grandkids are enrolled at MZCS. In her free time, Mrs. Bensheimer enjoys learning about history, visiting historical sites, and taking scenic drives. She also likes to walk in the woods and go camping with her kids and grandkids. She has many good friends among the MZCS family, and is excited about the prospect of building more relationships as she continues in the ministry of teaching children in the way of the Lord. 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)
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