Staff

 

Lisa Rhodes, 3rd-5th Grade Teacher & Principal 

 

Hi! My name is Lisa Rhodes. I grew up in Fenton, Michigan. I attended the local Adventist church school, Adelphian Junior Academy for grades 1-10 and then completed high school at Great Lakes Adventist Academy. I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, with emphasis in Language Arts & Social Studies, from Andrews University in 2000. In August 2012, I graduated from Andrews University with a Master's Degree in Curriculum & Instruction.  I currently hold a Teaching licence for the state of Indiana and a Professional Teaching Certificate for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.

I taught in the greater Detroit area for 8 years before coming to Cross Street Christian School in 2009. 


In my free time, I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, cooking, music, spending time outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

William Reichert, PreKindergarten-2nd Grade Teacher 

 

Greetings and salutations! My name is William Reichert. I was born in Berrien Springs, Michigan. I grew up the son of a pastor. I have lived in many different states across the Midwest, and over towards the east coast. In 2014, I graduated from Andrews University with my Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, with an emphasis in Language Arts. I worked in the southeast Texas area for 3 years before coming to Indiana. I currently hold a Teaching licence for the state of Indiana and a Professional Teaching Certificate for the North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists.

 

Some of my hobbies include riding my motorcycle, spending time outdoors, reading, trying as much new food as possible, and spending time with my family and friends.

 

 

 

Arlys Fortier, PreKindergarten-2nd Grade Assistant Teacher 

 

Greetings!  My name is Arlys Fortier.  I was born and raised in Northern Minnesota.  Growing up, we moved frequently, so I attended several public schools. I graduated from Nevis Public School, then went on to earn my bachelor’s degree in Engineering Technology from Fairmont State College in West Virginia.  After graduation, I worked in the Civil Engineering field for several years. Eventually, I decided to homeschool my children and taught within a homeschool co-op, which is when I found my true calling.

After moving to Northern Indiana, I served at South Bend Junior Academy for four years.  During that time, I taught various academic subjects, in addition to an architectural drafting class and woodworking for the older students.

I am currently working to obtain my master’s degree in education, and receive my certification to teach.

In my free time, I enjoy reading, woodworking, paper art, crafts, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

Martha Munoz, 6th-8th Grade Teacher 

Hello!  My name is Martha I Muñoz.  I have been teaching for over 10 years.  I fell in love with teaching middle school during my time as a ESL teacher at Hankook Sahmyook Middle School in South Korea.  I have been teaching at Cross Street Christian School for three years.  When I am not teaching, some of my hobbies include learning Korean and playing board games.