Staff & Leadership
Calvary Lutheran School employs some of the brightest, most experienced, most dedicated staff that the Kansas City area has to offer. Our staff strives to drive our students down a path towards excellence, equipping children with a Christ-centered education that will impact the rest of their lives.
Schedule a tour to get to know the dedicated teachers, administrators, and board members at Calvary Lutheran School!
The K-8 staff works with your children as they grow through some of the most crucial stages of life. Calvary families believe in our K-8 staff’s ability to exceed the needs of their children’s education and well-being.
- Heather Croucher, 8th Grade
- Maggie Milner, 7th Grade
- Bruce Kletke, 6th Grade and Technology
- Candi VanVolkenburgh, 6th Grade and Athletic Director
- Janet Begley, 5th Grade
- Michelle Beers, 4th Grade
- Hannah Betten, 3rd Grade
- Corrie Klatt, 2nd Grade
- Bev Jamison, 1st Grade
- Laurie Riddle, Kindergarten
- Ruth Kunkel, Music and Enrichment
- Elita Bohn, Art and Enrichment
Early Education Lead Teachers
Our early education team is passionate about going above the highest standards of care for children in their youngest stages of life. Our staff prepares each of our youngest students to enter the elementary level of education by meeting all of your children’s needs and cultivating a familiarity of a Christian education environment.
Board of Christian Education
Our board consists of volunteer leaders who work with faculty, administrators, staff, and parents to foster a thriving academic environment for our children, centered on Christ’s love. The congregation of Calvary Lutheran Church elects the Board of Christian Education, and all members serve a minimum two-year term.
“My family felt at home from the very moment we walked through the doors of Calvary four years ago. We were shown a loving, nurturing environment with amazing teachers who not only educate our children, but also assist us in cultivating a love for Christ.”
“I love Calvary because it is a small Christian school that practices patience, grace, and forgiveness, all with a high academic standard. And not only does Calvary encourage prayer in school, Calvary cultivates and encourages prayer.”
“I know that every morning when I drop off the girls at Calvary, they will be loved and inspired by the teachers and fellow students. They will be challenged academically, encouraged to grow socially, and surrounded by loving Christian role models, which will help them develop emotionally.”
“We love the Calvary community. Everyone, from the parents to the principal, is working toward the same goal: the future of our children.”
“As a parent, I am concerned about making the right decision on where my kids spend their days and the education they get. These concerns quickly subside when they never really want to leave school at the end of the day. They love their teachers and classrooms so much—just as much as their teachers love them.”