The 2017-2018 Skyview Learning Academy Team
"Miss Michele" Ray - Director
Miss Michele founded the school in 2013 and has been running full steam ahead to keep up with the students ever since then! She and her husband Mick and their 3 kids, Sydney, Cameron and Trystan live on the same 20-acres that the school is located on. Miss Michele's dream was that her own kids could experience an education unlike they would find anywhere else and she is confident that she is reaching that goal at Skyview. Her love of nature and her passion for Jesus shines through each and every day. When she needs a break from office work she will often be found in her mudboots working in the chicken coop or out in the orchard.
"Miss Tabitha" Coto - 1st - 8th Grade Co-Teacher
Tabitha Joy Schumacher grew up in the peaceful North Dakota countryside on her family’s farm and ranch. She graduated from Dakota Adventist Academy and comes to us from Union College’s Elementary Education program.
Tabitha loves children of all ages and has a passion to nurture young lives. She feels that her role as an educator is, and always has been, far more than a career, but rather a calling. Sports and physical activities are some of her favorite and most enjoyable pastimes. She also enjoys photography, gardening, healthful cooking, nature, arts & crafts, and of course teaching and coaching others in each of the areas she enjoys.
Her first goal in life is to follow God with all her heart and go wherever He leads; and in this chapter of her life, she feels that God has guided in the decision to partner with Skyview Learning Academy in teaching his precious children.
"Miss Trenna" Nestroyl - Preschool/Kindergarten
Miss Trenna teaches preschool and kindergarten at Skyview! She describes herself as "someone who loves to laugh and make others laugh" and this is evident if you see Miss Trenna with her students! She enjoys developing new activities that will spark a new interest in Science for our little learners!
Miss Trenna loves kids and hold an Associate's of Science - Liberal Arts with an emphasis in Early Childhood. She is currently working on her Bachelor's Degree in Human Service with an emphasis in Early Childhood and will graduate in the Winter of 2018.
"Miss Stephanie" Folts - 1st - 8th Grade Co-Teacher
Miss Stephanie co-teaches the 1st through 8th grades at Skyview Learning Academy! Miss Stephanie grew up in Lincoln, NE. Teaching has been her calling from a young age. She graduated with a degree in Elementary Education from UNL.
Stephanie started her teaching career in Phoenix, AZ before moving back to Lincoln, getting married, and teaching at Skyview. She loves the Christian-based education Skyview offers and all the time spent in nature.
In her free time, Miss Stephanie enjoys sewing, knitting, gardening, baking, and playing with her dog. She expecting her first baby in August 2017.
"Miss Samantha" Mashburn
Plans for the 2018-2019 are underway! We are welcoming Miss Samantha Mashburn to our teaching staff next year! Samantha has been teaching 1st & 2nd grade on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we are super excited to welcome her full-time next fall! If you haven’t met this dynamic teacher, please stop in and say Hi! Her passion for Jesus is exhilarating! Miss Samantha moved here last year from Arkansas where she taught both 2nd and 4th grades as well as owned a business with her husband, Craig. They have two children, Parker (4) and Lincoln (2).