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OUR LEADERSHIP

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Krista Tolchin, Principal

Education

  • Western Michigan University: Bachelor of Science
  • Nova Southeastern University: Master’s Degree in Elementary Education

 

Previous experience

I’ve been in education for 18 years. I served as a first grade teacher for eight years, a fourth-grade teacher for one year, an instructional coach for two years, and a K-2 dean for seven years.

What do you like most about working here?

I like the quality education that we provide each student. We have quality teachers who devote a lot of time challenging each child to achieve. The atmosphere is welcoming and like my second home.
 

Personal

I have been married for 16 years to my husband Dan. We have three sons. I love spending time with my family, camping, shopping, watching movies, dancing, laughing, and decorating.

 


 

Errin Schie , Elementary Dean 

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Education

University of Northern Iowa- bachelor’s degrees in Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education
 

Previous Experience

I taught second grade for five years and first grade for one year in the public sector. At Queen’s Grant I taught first grade for four years before becoming Dean of Upper Elementary.
 

What do you like about working here?

What I love most about Queen’s Grant is the students, we have a truly amazing bunch of kids! I love seeing how they grow and change over their years here. Seeing the students and helping them grow and strive to reach their potential in all areas is the best part of my job!
 

Personal

I love spending time with my husband, our three children, and our dog. We spend a lot of time outdoors whether it’s on the soccer field, at the horse arena, or just playing in our yard! I am an avid reader and also enjoy cooking and gardening.  


 

Philip Adam, Dean of Middle School

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Education

Northern Arizona University- Bachelor Degree in Elementary Education

Previous Experience

I taught in Union County Public Schools for a year before moving to Queen's Grant. At Queen's Grant I taught 5th grade before moving to 6th grade and the world of middle school. I have been in the middle school world for the last eight years and will continue as the dean of middle school.

What do you like about working here?

I have been at this school for the last 12 years and love the roots that Queen's Grant has established in the community as a top notch academic institution that also focuses on moral character. The size of the school allows teachers to know the students and their families personally which makes Queen's Grant a community school.

Personal

I enjoy spending time with my family which includes two teenage sons and my wife, Mrs. Adam. I also enjoy spending time outdoors, either running, hiking, or walking my four year old lab, Kaya. I also love reading and enjoy adding books to my personal library from my favorite authors or finding an author I have never read before. 


Sara Jenkins, Dean of Lower Elementary

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Education

University of Dayton- Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education
 

Previous Experience

I taught second grade for one year at Apex Academy in Cleveland, OH. At Queen’s Grant, I taught Kindergarten for four years before becoming Dean of Lower Elementary.
 

What do you like about working here?

What I love most about Queen’s Grant is the growth mindset atmosphere.  The moral focus emphasis Queen's Grant has encourages scholars to work towards growth, achievement, and building strong character.
 

Personal

I love spending time with my husband, family, and friends.  I enjoy running, hiking, watching football, and going to the lake.
 


 
 
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