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 Tina" Poulsen
Miss Tina is originally from Cape Cod, Massachusetts. She worked as a nanny during the summers and an assistant preschool teacher through the ECED program that was offered in her high school. After graduating, she joined the Army, where she met and fell in love with her husband. She relocated to his hometown in Lincoln, where she attended college and they started their family together. She was a stay at home mother for several years. She then began working in child watch and teaching preschool at the YMCA. Now that her children are of school age, her faith has currently led her to a full time teaching position at Skyview, where she feels blessed to serve our wonderful youth!
"Miss Becca" Conditt
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 Rachel" Farrow
Rachel grew up in the foothills above the Sacramento Valley located in Northern California. She attended a small school in the country, and had fun climbing trees, building forts, biking, and swimming in the nearby river with my siblings. Rachel has called Nebraska home for the past 11 years and has loved raising her family in the Midwest. Rachel has known that she wanted to be a teacher since she was six years old. Her first-grade teacher was warm, caring, kind, creative, imaginative, and ignited a love of learning inside of her. Rachel decided she wanted to teach just like her when she grew up. In college, Rachel began studying to become an elementary school teacher. As a college student, she loved working as a reading tutor and helping children who were struggling in reading. After becoming a mom, Rachel felt that the Lord was calling her to homeschool her children. She spent 18 years as a home educator teaching her 3 children in grades preschool through 12th grade, and taught crocheting and American Sign Language at a local homeschool co-op. Rachel enjoys sharing her love of Jesus and serving in her church teaching children’s classes, vacation bible school, and assisting in the Pathfinder club. When Rachel is not teaching, she likes spending time with her family and friends, walking, reading, sewing, crocheting, and arts and crafts.
"Miss Shannon" Chilson
1st & 2nd Grade 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 Heather" Leuenberger
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 Aubrey" Asher
Miss Aubrey grew up in Lincoln, NE and went to College View Academy from kindergarten through high school. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Union College in 2013. After college, Aubrey moved to Wichita, KS for her first teaching position as the fifth and sixth grade homeroom teacher at Wichita Adventist Christian Academy. It was there she fell in love with the math and science teacher; they were married just three years later. While there, she also co-coached volleyball, organized fundraisers, and taught 1st and 2nd grade Language Arts, high school living skills, and many other classes.
After seven years of teaching in Wichita, KS, Miss Aubrey and her husband decided it was time to move back to Lincoln, NE to be closer to family. She is now working on finishing up her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and plans to have it completed by the end of the summer. In her free time, Aubrey enjoys many hobbies including, traveling the world with her husband, playing board games, collecting houseplants, reading, scrapbooking, and doing crazy fun adrenalin-rushing things like skydiving!
"Miss Jeanelle" Kunz
Jeanelle Kunz was born and raised in Washington state. The Kunz family owned a log trucking business and commercially fished in Alaska for 13 years. They recently moved to Nebraska where they live on a small farm. Her greatest priority and joy has always been raising her five children. She loves gardening, baking, and cooking from scratch. Her family enjoys their dogs, chickens, turkeys, ducks, and daily milking their jersey cow. She also loves working with young people and doing outreach with her local church. She’s excited to bring her skills and passions to Skyview!
"Miss Taylor" Callahan
8th Grade & High School Teacher