Administration

Renae Young

Principal

Erin Tungesvik

Erin Tungesvik

Vice Principal for Finance

Larissa Harris

Administrative Assistant

Kebrina Vinglas

Marketing and Development

James Stuart

James Stuart

Vice Principal for Academics, Science Teacher, and Yearbook

James Stuart grew up in Walla Walla and spent his high school years at Walla Walla Valley Academy. After graduating, he attended Walla Walla University where he got his degree in Biology, Chemistry, and Spanish. Later on, he completed his masters in Science Education from Montana State University.

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Teachers

James Stuart

James Stuart

Vice Principal for Academics, Science Teacher, and Yearbook

James Stuart grew up in Walla Walla and spent his high school years at Walla Walla Valley Academy. After graduating, he attended Walla Walla University where he got his degree in Biology, Chemistry, and Spanish. Later on, he completed his masters in Science Education from Montana State University.

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Seth Ellis

Seth Ellis

Math and Wood Shop Teacher

Seth was smitten by the wild west while working at Glacier View Ranch in Colorado. The leadership at camp was profound, focused and inspiring, the adventure sports thrilling, and the energy of the young people contagious. Seth saw God working more clearly than he had ever seen before because of the special bond of purpose they shared. He appeared in the wild untamed beauty of nature while remaining close and companionable in the company of God-seeking friends. This experience helped ignite his passion for working with young people and for spending time in nature.

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Angela Ellis

Angela Ellis

ESL, Home Economics, Personal Finance, Art, and English Teacher

Angela is privileged enough to call MEA her first home, as her parents, Gary & Marirose Force, taught here in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. She’s lived all over the country, from Oregon to Massachusetts and several places in between. In 2014, she and her family were able to move back to Bozeman. She is grateful to be able to see the Montana mountains every day.

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Briana Jenkins

Briana Jenkins

Bible, Physical Education Teacher, and Athletic Director

Briana Jenkins (’08) was born and raised in Montana. She graduated from Union College with her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education in 2013.

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Matthew Lukens

Matthew Lukens

English and Spanish Teacher

Matthew Lukens grew up in southern Africa, the son of medical missionaries. When he was thirteen his family moved to northern California.

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Jonathan Schwarz

Jonathan Schwarz

Bible and History Teacher

Jonathan was born into a family with deep roots in service to the church and Mount Ellis Academy. Even as a potential fourth-generation teacher, he wasn’t sure that teaching was the profession for him. However, after serving as taskforce dean and chaplain at Mount Ellis Academy in 1999-2000, he saw that academy life was in his future.

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Norm Susens

Auto Shop Teacher

Jason Rogers

Jason Rogers

Bible Teacher and Men’s Dean

Jason grew up in the small rural town of Parry Sound located in northern Ontario. After graduating from Parry Sound High School in 1992 he attended Andrews University, and graduated with honors in Psychology.

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Leisel Rogers

Leisel Rogers

Music Teacher and Women’s Dean

Leisel Rogers graduated from Andrews University in 1999 with a B.A. in music and a minor in biology. She married her college sweetheart in 1996. She has been blessed with two wonderful children. Mrs. Rogers began teaching music at MEA in the fall of 2001 and became a dean in the fall of 2009.

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Brandon Ward

Computer Teacher and Taskforce Chaplain

Support Staff

Jason Rogers

Jason Rogers

Bible Teacher and Men’s Dean

Jason grew up in the small rural town of Parry Sound located in northern Ontario. After graduating from Parry Sound High School in 1992 he attended Andrews University, and graduated with honors in Psychology.

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Leisel Rogers

Leisel Rogers

Music Teacher and Women’s Dean

Leisel Rogers graduated from Andrews University in 1999 with a B.A. in music and a minor in biology. She married her college sweetheart in 1996. She has been blessed with two wonderful children. Mrs. Rogers began teaching music at MEA in the fall of 2001 and became a dean in the fall of 2009.

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Denise Ferro

Denise Ferro

Cafeteria Co-DIrector

Denise was born and raised in Santa Cruz, California. She went to three Adventist schools and one junior college: Virgil Housel Memorial Junior Academy, Monterey Bay Academy, Pacific Union College, and Sweet Water Health Education.

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Brent Tungesvik

Brent Tungesvik

Plant Services Director

Brent Tungesvik grew up in Angwin, California and spent his academy years in Lodi, California. After graduating, he attended Walla Walla University where he met his lovely wife, Erin, who is our Vice Principle of Finance.

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Carmen Mathis

Carmen Mathis

Librarian, Testing, and Projects

Carmen was born and raised in NSW, Australia, with her sister and parents. She attended Avondale College where she followed in her father’s footsteps and studied PE teaching and graduated in 2007 with BA/BTEACH in Personal Development, Health, and Physical Education.

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Micah Ferro

Cafeteria Assistant

Karen Braun

Cafeteria Assistant

Ronna Susens

Cafeteria Co-Director

Lowie Frey

Taskforce Plant Services

Kinley Stumph

Taskforce Men’s Dean

Arianna Moretta

Taskforce Women’s Dean

Katie Harris

Master Gardener

Darcy Peterson

Guest Services Director

Brandon Ward

Computer Teacher and Taskforce Chaplain