Meet our Administration and Staff

Administration

Mitchell Salerno, Ed.D.
Head of School
mitchellsalerno@mvcs.org


EDUCATION: B.S. Chemistry, M.S.Ed. Secondary Education, Ed.D Leadership

FAMILY: Married to Alexis; Twin daughters at MVC

FUN: Golf, running, Pittsburgh sports

I empower students to reach their highest potential by:

Honoring our history and stewarding our leadership, vision, people, and programs.



Nikki Daniels, M.B.A.
Assistant Head of School
nikkidaniels@mvcs.org


EDUCATION: B.A. Political Science, MA in Business Administration

FAMILY: Married to Ryan; Mom to 3 elementary age students at Twin Lakes

FUN: Hiking, camping, labrador retrievers

I empower students to reach their highest potential by:

Inviting those who love our school to invest in what God is doing here.




Matt Coleman, C.A.A.
Director of Athletics
mattcoleman@mvcs.org


EDUCATION: BA in Biblical Studies from Louisiana Baptist University

FAMILY: Married, with two daughters currently at Monte Vista Christian

FUN: Hiking, watching sunsets with family, bonfires on the beach

I empower students to reach their highest potential by:

Enabling, enriching, and challenging them to pursue excellence, and to be fearless.




Josh Davis, M.A.

Assistant Principal of Curriculum & Instruction
joshdavis@mvcs.org


EDUCATION: BA in Classical Studies & Political Economy; MA in Liberal Arts

FAMILY: Married to Kristen and blessed with three remarkable children

FUN: Cherishing my wife, playing with my kids, devouring ideas

I empower students to reach their highest potential by:

Encouraging teachers in achieving Christ-centered educational excellence.




Kim Dawes
Director of Enrollment Management
kimdawes@mvcs.org


EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in Management/Marketing

FAMILY: Married to high school sweetheart - 3 kids, all graduates of MVC

FUN: Fun-in-the-sun with family & friends (houseboating especially)

I empower students to reach their highest potential by:

Supporting students and their families in their search for a perfect fit.



Patty Gillig, M.S.
HS Dean of Students
patriciagillig@mvcs.org

EDUCATION: B.A. Psychology, M.S. Child, Youth, and Family Studies

FAMILY: A very understanding husband, and two great kids, both MVC Alum

FUN: Hiking local mountains, yoga, and gardening

I empower students to reach their highest potential by:

Promoting a dynamic environment where students may build upon their strengths.



Maria Hill
Director of Finance
mariahill@mvcs.org


EDUCATION:

FAMILY: Mom of MVC HS & MS student

FUN: Ocean, nature, travel, reading

I empower students to reach their highest potential by:

Encouraging, loving, and supporting them.



Dave Johnson
Director of Marketing & Communications
davejohnson@mvcs.org


EDUCATION: B.A. Commercial Art
FAMILY:
Wife & best friend Anna, 2 incredible daughters (1 MVC student)

FUN: Family, fishing, tennis, work

I empower students to reach their highest potential by:

Helping them find MVC and communicating consistently once they are here.



Steve Kiebus
Director of IT
skiebus@mvcs.org


EDUCATION: A+, Network+, MCPS, MCSA, MCTS, MCITP, SA, MCITP EA

FAMILY: Yes

FUN: Long walks on the beach, football fan (Patriots>Steelers)

I empower students to reach their highest potential by:

Providing them a technological framework to thrive in while here at MVC.



Caroline Kirchner
Director of Resident Life
carolinekirchner@mvcs.org


EDUCATION: B.A.
FAMILY:
Married to Dr. Kirchner, Mom of 3 daughters (twins who are alumni)

FUN: Singing in a barbershop quartet, gardening, sailing, traveling

I empower students to reach their highest potential by:

Creating a safe, optimistic, kind, and productive boarding community environment.



Carissa Medina
MS Principal
carissamedina@mvcs.org


EDUCATION: B.A. American Lit., M.A. Educational Leadership
FAMILY:
Married to Rudy, 1 son (MVC student), 1 daughter (MVC alumni)

FUN: Traveling, cycling, reading, spending time with family and friends

I empower students to reach their highest potential by:

Valuing each student for who God has made them to be.



Susie Swing, M.A.
HS Principal
susieswing@mvcs.org


EDUCATION: B.A. English, M. A. Education
FAMILY:
Married to Dave, 3 daughters including 2 MVC alumni

FUN: Travel, time with my family, a day at the beach

I empower students to reach their highest potential by:

Reminding them they are uniquely created, capable, and "worth it!"



Nathan Talley M.S.Ed.

Director of Spiritual Development
nathantalley@mvcs.org


EDUCATION: B.A., M.A.
FAMILY:
Wife Indra, 4 children (2 at MVC, 1 MVC Alumni)

FUN: I love tennis, poetry, traveling, and singing hymns

I empower students to reach their highest potential by:

Caring about their hearts, listening to them, and building a Christ-centered culture together.



Administrative Assistants


Amy Coleman

amycoleman@mvcs.org



Colette Crawford
colettecrawford@mvcs.org




Laura Kusanovich

laurakusanovich@mvcs.org


Laura Lukin
lauralukin@mvcs.org



Melissa Morales

melissamorales@mvcs.org



Jennifer VanDeusen

jennifervandeusen@mvcs.org


Custodial Services


Celina deAvalos
celinadeavalos@mvcs.org



Esperanza Fernandez
esperanzafernandez@mvcs.org



Elvira Gonzales
elviragonzales@mvcs.org



Jose Ramon Gonzales
joseramongonzales@mvcs.org



Jose Gonzales
josegonzales@mvcs.org



Juan Carlos Marin
juancarlosmarin@mvcs.org



Jose Luis Palomino

joseluispalomino@mvcs.org





Luzanel Perez-Orozco
luzanelorozco@mvcs.org



Antonia Torres
antoniatorres@mvcs.org





Grounds

Antonio Lomeli
antoniolomeli@mvcs.org



Steve Pacheco

stevepacheco@mvcs.org




Ramon Padilla
ramonpadilla@mvcs.org




Osvaldo Zamora
osvaldozamora@mvcs.org


Support Services

Wayne Johnson

waynejohnson@mvcs.org



Samuel Salazar

samuelsalazar@mvcs.org



Fred Sosa
fredsosa@mvcs.org




Kira Tellez

kiratellez@mvcs.org