Meet the Skyview Learning Academy Team
"Miss Michele" Ray
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 Darian" Coffey
Miss Darian grew up in Wahoo where she enjoyed playing softball, being involved in many clubs and the dance team, and spending time outside, especially at her Grandma's farm where she took care of the horses. After high school, she moved to southern Arizona where she finished her Bachelor's degree in mathematics education. Darian taught one year of preschool and then two years of middle school math. She eventually realized that you can't take the good life out of a person and moved back to Nebraska to be closer to her family and the things she loves. She has been teaching preschool since returning to Nebraska. Darian has completed her Master's degree in early childhood education from Grand Canyon University, and will finish her second one from UNO this summer. She fell in love with Skyview's learning philosophy and knew it would be a good fit! Darian enjoys being outside, traveling, cooking, completing projects around the house, spending time with her family, and playing card games.
"Miss Shannon" Chilson
Preschool & Kindergarten Teacher
Miss Shannon has been in the education field since 1996 and has gained years of teaching experience at LPS and College View Academy. In her time off, she enjoys upcycling 'treasures' she finds on the roadside, Pinteresting, cooking, and being with her tribe.
"Miss Becca" Conditt
1st & 2nd Teacher
Miss Becca was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and moved around a lot but spent most of her growing up years in Texas and Indiana. Becca attended Union College in Lincoln and received her B.S. in Child Development and Services. Miss Becca has taught preschool for 20 years and is looking to start working on her masters in the near future. When Becca is not teaching, she enjoys reading, singing, arts and crafts, doing taekwondo, archery, being involved in theater and spending time with her family and her 3 boys.
"Miss Heather" Leuenberger
3rd, 4th & 5th Grade Teacher
Ms. Heather has lived in Nebraska her entire life. She lives with her husband and two children in the home she grew up in. After the birth of her daughter, Ms. Heather felt called to return to college to become a teacher. She began her teaching career working with a speech-language pathologist to help students with language difficulties. She then moved into teaching students with behavior disorders. The two years prior to coming to Skyview, she spent teaching 4th and 5th grade English Language Arts. Ms. Heather loves to spend time with her family, bake, garden, read, and teach her dogs new tricks.
"Miss Linda" Glaser
6th & 7th Teacher
Miss Linda has 15+ years teaching experience, including 7 years of home-schooling, with 13 years of teaching grades 5 - 8. She is creative, a hard worker, and has high expectations of her students. She loves sports, especially football, and has coached basketball. She has 5 of her own children and now a blended family of 9. She also has 3 grandchildren, whom she likes to go visit in MN. Her husband, Ted, has lived in Lincoln for 35 years and works in real estate.
"Miss Eillet" Sipes
8th Grade & High School Teacher
"Miss Taylor" Callahan
8th Grade & High School Teacher