Faculty & Staff

Administration

Pastor Tom Olney

Superintendent


Pastor Olney has been the Senior Pastor of Faith Baptist Church since 1966. He was instrumental in the vision and development of Mississippi Valley Christian School since its conception over forty years ago.

David Schneider

Administrator


David Schneider is the new administrator of MVCS, joining our staff this year. He is a graduate of Northland Baptist Bible College with a BS in Education. David has been teaching and coaching since 1985.

Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten Teachers

Melissa Schell

Pre-Kindergarten


Missy Schell joins our staff this year teaching our Pre-Kindergarten class (four year old students). She is a graduate of SIUE in Special Education. She also assists with much of our athletic events.

Sarai Hughes

Kindergarten


Sarai Hughes, an alumnus of MVCS, is in her second year teaching. She is teaching our Kindergarten class in the morning and our combined Pre-K and Kindergarten class for those students staying for the full day.

Elementary Teachers

Patti Fair

First Grade


Patti Fair has been teaching Kindergarten for the past eleven years. She is currently teaching all of the core classes for first grade.

Email: Patti Fair

Carol Franklin

First & Second Grades


Carol Franklin, a MVCS graduate, has been involved with the school in various capacities since her graduation from Faith Baptist Bible College. She teaches our first and second grades.

Robin Schneider

Third & Fourth Grades


Robin Schneider joined our staff this year with her husband David. She is a graduate of Northland Baptist Bible College and Indiana Baptist College, Indianapolis, IN. Robin has been teaching since 1986. She teaches our third and fourth grades, directs our secondary choirs and gives private voice and piano lessons.

Julie Ruyle

Fifth and Sixth Grades


Julie Ruyle is a December 2013 graduate of Bob Jones University with a degree in Upper Elementary Education. After doing some substituting for us in the spring of 2014, she became our fifth and sixth grade teacher.

Secondary Teachers

Joan Conrad

Secondary History


Joan Conrad has worn many hats at MVCS. After over thirty years of teaching full-time, Joan stepped down to a part-time schedule in 2009 and officially retired in 2016. She willingly agreed to return and teach our geography class for this year.

Pastor Sam Lavender

Bible Teacher & Elementary Music


Pastor Sam Lavender is a graduate of Bob Jones University. He has been involved in evangelism in a variety of ways, including serving as camp staff evangelist and directing VBS programs. He and his wife Hilary joined the staff at Faith Baptist Church last fall as Youth Pastor. He is teaching a variety of classes at MVCS.

Email: Pastor Sam

Danielle Gleason

Secondary Science and Math


Danielle Gleason, an alumnus of MVCS, graduated from Bob Jones University in 2014 and returned to her alma mater. She is teaching secondary math, science, and computer classes.

Jerry Fair

Secondary Math


Jerry Fair came to MVCS in 2006 to serve as Administrator after previously teaching college students at Northland Baptist Bible College. This year he has stepped down as administrator and has assumed the role as secondary teacher for math. He also substitutes where needed.

Email: Jerry Fair

Lety Huels

Spanish


Lety Huels is a graduate of SIU. She had taught Spanish here at MVCS several years ago but took time off after the birth of her daughter. She is back at MVCS and teaching Spanish I and II.

Email: Lety Huels

Donna Thaxton

Secondary Speech


Donna Thaxton is a graduate of Bob Jones. She has been with MVCS since 1978, teaching all English and speech classes. She officially retired in 2016; however, she was willing to teach speech again this year.

Jennifer Vaughn

Secondary English and Literature / Elementary English


Jennifer Vaughn, a graduate of MVCS and Bob Jones University, has been involved with MVCS in many areas over the years. She is currently teaching third-sixth grade English and secondary English and literature.

Nancy Wooten

Matron, Teacher’s Aide


Nancy Wooten came to MVCS in 2012 and serves as our matron. She also provides much needed assistance to our full-time K4 and K5 students at lunch and helps out in study halls and wherever else needed.

Office Staff

Lee Olney

Receptionist


Lee Olney is the wife of Pastor Tom Olney. She assists at school as a receptionist.

Email: Lee Olney

Grace Mueller

Faith Baptist Church Secretary


Grace Mueller has a long history with MVCS as the church secretary. She also helps the athletic director with administrative tasks.

Lorraine DuPont

Office Secretary


Lorraine DuPont volunteers in both the office and the classroom. She helps wherever there is a need. She is teaching our Keyboarding class this year.

Linda Lewis

Office Manager


Linda Lewis is a 1986 graduate of Northland Baptist Bible College. She joined our MVCS staff last year. Linda works alongside the Administrator, is responsible for all student records, and serves as the yearbook advisor.