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Hello! My name is Rachel Hadley and I teach Physical Education for grades 4K-6. Prior to becoming a mom, I worked as a neonatal ICU nurse and pediatric floor nurse at various hospitals in Michigan and Colorado. It was a blessing to be able to care for sick little ones and their families. I also consider it a great blessing now to be teaching and encouraging children to be good stewards of the bodies God has given them, while also having fun, practicing excellent sportsmanship, and learning to work cooperatively in team sports. As a child, I loved being active and participating in sports. I still do! My husband and my 3 children and I love living in the Northwoods and getting outside in God’s creation during all four of our beautiful seasons. Armis Dei Academy has been a great blessing for our family and I am thrilled to be serving here.

My name is Heidi Koval. I have been married to Scott Koval for 49 years. We have 3 grown children and 11 grandchildren. As a child I was often into art. In junior high and then high school I had a couple of art teachers that inspired me to want to teach art. After a semester in art education at UW-Eau Claire, God took me on an unexpected journey of 1-1/2 years in Bible schools and then marriage. I jumped back into art at UWM. When we started having children, I stopped my college education, but as it turned out art education would still become part of my life. After homeschooling our children for 8 years, God opened up opportunities for me to teach art. I have taught in a couple of schools and in homeschooling groups. God is the ultimate creator. Being created in His image, I think it is  good that we tap into the creative side of ourselves. Since moving here in 2001 besides teaching art, I have been a high ropes facilitator at CAVOC, I manage the craft shop at Fort Wilderness, I’ve become part of the Newbold Fire Department’s Search and Rescue K9 Team, and have renewed a love for backpacking with friends.

I am married to Joe who also serves on the Board. We have been happily married for 13 years. And have four children. Our three oldest children attend Armis Dei Academy. We reside in Rhinelander where we attend Pine Grove Community Church. I was previously an elementary teacher for 11 years. Teaching, learning, and children have always been an integral part of my life. I am grateful to be able to be part of a school that is first and foremost teaching children to stand firm on biblical truth. I enjoy reading, gardening, decorating, and going on adventures with my family.

I am married to Kristin who also serves on the Board. We have been happily married for 13 years. Together, we have four children. Our three oldest children attend Armis Dei Academy. We reside in Rhinelander where we attend Pine Grove Community Church. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, gardening, fishing and woodworking. The purpose of this school is to glorify God and to raise our children with the Armor of God. God is holy and good, and my desire is for people to see and know him.

Sean Codere is married to Bekka, and they have three children who all attend Armis Dei. They have lived in Rhinelander and have attended Pine Grove Community Church since 2014, where he has been an elder since 2018. Sean became a board member for Armis Dei leading into its first year in 2021 with the desire to see God’s kingdom grow through future generations who have His truth as the foundation for all aspects of living. Family life, quality books, firewood, and fishing are some of the activities that his time is spent on.

1st Grade and Music

My name is Laura Tsao, and I am so excited to be joining the Armis Dei staff this year! I have had  a passion for music ever since taking my first piano lesson as a child. Since I also love working with children, I started to teach piano when I was sixteen. After many years of experience in playing and teaching piano, my love for music and for working with kids has grown. It is my hope to instill my love and appreciation for music into all of my students, and that each of them would grow in their love for God through music. I also have a great love for literature. Among my many favorite books are the works of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkein. I also enjoy baking, singing, and all kinds of art. Above all else, my goal in life is to serve the Lord and glorify Him in all that I do!