Faculty and Staff


Administrative Staff

Mr. John Petrey
Head of School

After obtaining a bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, Mr. Petrey completed a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Columbia International University.  He also holds a Master’s degree in educational administration from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Petrey is a graduate of the School Leadership Executive Institute for Developing Aspiring Principals and is certified as an elementary teacher, principal and supervisor by the South Carolina Dept of Education.

Mr. Petrey has served on accreditation teams for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and the advisory panel for CAPE, the Council for American Private Education, and is a member of the  Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Mrs. Deena Ruff
Assistant Principal

Mrs. Ruff holds a Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision from University of Phoenix as well as a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a minor in Bible from Lee University. She taught middle school language arts for 13 years in the public school system before being hired to teach 8th grade language arts at MCS. Mrs. Ruff has been teaching at Mountain since 2006 and is currently serving as the middle school assistant principal.

Mrs. Melissa Lindner
Assistant Principal

Mrs. Lindner holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland where she is also completing her Master’s Degree in Administration and Supervision. Since 2000, Mrs. Lindner has served MCS in numerous professional roles including teacher, mentor, enrichment specialist, and now assistant principal.

Support Staff

Kate Kick, Administrative Assistant
Amy Moen, Middle School Administrative Assistant
Stan Zalewski, Finance Manager
Heather Cabral, Financial Assistant
Patty Phillips, Main Office Administrative Assistant & Extended Care Director
Amanda Spliedt, Food Service Coordinator
Shannon Chojnacki, Delegating Nurse
Pat Gerber, Technology and Training Specialist

Elementary Faculty

Maryane Shulman, PreK
Kristin Ryan, PreK I.A.
Michelle Petrey, PreK, I.A.
Jennifer Creighton, KA
Angela Lelonek, KB
Patti Orsini, Kindergarten I.A.
Barbara Brennan, 1A
Dawn Hebding , 1B
Hilary DiMauro, 2A
Lisa Reagan, 2B
Kristen McNeely, 3A
Rebecca Skrocki, 3B
Monica Brant, 4A
Meredith Echternach, 5A
Kathryn Flint, 5B

Middle School Faculty

Sherrill Howe, 6A
Chelley Corpuz, 6B
Kim Scheihing, 7A
Brittany Csar, 7B
Suzanne Lambert, 8A
Benjamin Allen, 7th & 8th Grade Social Studies

Special Area Faculty

Benjamin Allen, Technology Integration
Lori Werner, Physical Education
Deborah Imhoff, Admissions & Guidance Counselor
Brenda Shields, Music & Art
Brittany Csar, Spanish, grades 5-8 & P.E. Grades K & 1
Sandy Thrappas, Media Center, 6th & 7th Grade Bible
Amy Moen, 8th Grade Bible
Wade Zagurski, Instrumental Music