Meet our teachers, staff and school board

Our teachers are a group of dedicated educators who work tirelessly to teach our students core values, traditional education curriculum and help guide them as they grow and explore their interests.

Jaime Hunt


First & Second Grade Teacher

Athletic Director

Jaime Hunt is our First & Second teacher as well one of our schools Co-Administrators. She has been teaching at Skeels in 1999 and is also an alumni of Skeels Christian School. Mrs Hunt is a graduate of Cornerstone University where she earned her BA degree in ELementary Education and a ZA Endorsement in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Hunt is happily married to her husband Jason and is the mother of three of our students, Kasidee, Kailee and Kade. When not at school Mrs. Hunt can be found reading, cleaning or watching the Detroit Tigers baseball game.

Mary Owens

Junior & Senior High English

Mary Owens is our High School History teacher as well as the other Co-Administrator. She has been teaching at Skeels for 22 years and is also an alumni of Skeels Christian School. Mrs. Owens is a graduate of Baptist Bible College/Summit University in Clarks Summit, PA. Mrs. Owens is married to her best friend,Brian. She is the mother of two energetic boys, Caleb & Colby. Mrs Owens enjoys watching her boys play basketball and soccer, kayaking with her family and spending time in Ludington!!!

Brian Clennan

History 3rd through 12th Grades

Brian Clennan is a graduate of SVSU with a certification in secondary education and a BA in History and Political Science.  He lives in Harrison with his wife Beccy. He have two sons, Jeremiah and Aaron. Both boys are out of school and busy in their own careers.

Brian’s mission is to help and encourage each individual student to reach his/her God given potential by helping to advance their areas of weakness and expand their strengths. He has been teaching here at Skeels since 2006. He believes that each student is an individual, created by God for a specific purpose, and each has been equipped with the potential to achieve that purpose.

Brei Siegert

Elementary Math & English Teacher

Brei Siegert is our Elementary Math and Language teacher.  She has been teaching at Skeels since 2010. Mrs. Siegert is a graduate of Western Michigan University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Siegert is married to her awesome husband, Chris and she has a daughter Triniti and son Treyton. Mrs. Siegert loves to spend time with her family playing volleyball, boating, and watching the Red Wings. She especially loves to “quietly” watch her children play their favorite sports.

Jessica Ehle

Science Teacher

I graduated in 2014 with a Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences from Saginaw Valley State University. I had plans for P.A. school at Central Michigan University, but my plans were not the same as the Lord’s plans for my life. In 2016 my science & health education became a valuable resource when my son was diagnosed with an auto inflammatory disease at 2 years old. He is now 6 and in unmedicated remission, praise Jesus!
My husband, Tom and I live in Gladwin on a sweet little 10 acre hobby farm, with our four sons. I’ve been at home full time with my sons since 2016 and it has been such a blessing to nurture them through these precious years.  I have a real passion for science and health. I love gardening, camping and hiking.  I believe spending time outdoors is a wonderful form of worship to God’s amazing creation. I am thrilled to be a part of the ministry at Skeels Christian school. I can’t wait to bring my love for God & science to my students and engage in lots of creative hands on activities.

Rebecca Kozlow

Kindergarten Teacher 

My name is Rebecca Kozlow, my connection with Skeels Christian School began as a preschooler. After graduating from Skeels in 1999, I attended college where I earned a degree in early childhood education.

After obtaining my degree, I returned to Skeels Christian School to begin a year teaching career in the preschool/kindergarten class in 2001.  I love teaching children, watching them learn, grow, and play. It has been an amazing journey to work with children as they begin laying the foundation for their future.  Each year, I look forward to working with my students, getting to know each of them and their families.
 I live in Harrison with my husband Jeremy and our two children, Aaron and Charley. We enjoy camping, playing games, and laughing together. Our children are passionate about competing in volleyball, basketball, soccer, baseball, and football. Jeremy and I enjoy watching every moment of their games!

Morgan Kellogg

Preschool Teacher

Passion, excitement, and a desire to teach young children are three powerful words that describe what Morgan Kellogg is bringing to the preschool program at Skeels Christian School.  Having a six-year background of working with children at various ages, including many at the preschool level, she comes to SCS ready to be part of the Skeels teaching team. She is excited to get to know the preschool students and to work with their families.

Mrs. Kellogg feels blessed to be teaching in the same classroom as her grandmother, Mrs. Erica Brown, had taught in many years ago.  Knowing that God had this in HIS plan for a long time is an exciting affirmation that this is where she belongs!  A verse that reflects her feelings about teaching at Skeels Christian School is Luke 2:40, “And the Child grew and became strong in sprit, filled with wisdom; and the grace of God was upon Him.”

Mrs. Kellogg is completing a degree in Early Childhood Education through Mid Michigan College.  She and her husband Mike are parents to a two-year-old son and a second-grade daughter.  They enjoy camping and spending time outside together.

Tim O’Brien

Junior High & High School Math, Chemistry & Robotics

My name is Tim O’Brien. I am a native of Michigan. My wife, Brenda, and I have been married for over 37 years. We have 4 children and 11 grandchildren as of March 2021.

I am a veteran of the U.S. Navy Submarine Service. My eleven years of service included serving on 3 nuclear submarines as a nuclear reactor operator and 1 submarine tender.

My journey as a teacher actually began at Skeels Christian School in 1993.  I have a Master of Christian Education degree, and a temporary ACSI certification.  My teaching experience spans over twenty four years of teaching everything from 5th grade math to Algebra, Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Chemistry, Physics, and Physical Science in the Junior High/High School.  I have taught adult students in Electronic Workmanship Standards and Mixed Technology Hand Soldering, as well as operating and maintaining a Naval nuclear propulsion plant.

Carol Darlington

Enrichment Coordinator

Junior High Keyboard Teacher & Librarian 

A graduate of Central Michigan University with a BS in Education and an MA in Educational Administration, Carol Darlington spent over 32 years in higher education at Mid Michigan College. Her job responsibilities changed over the years, but the one factor that remained the same was being a psychology instructor – Mrs. Darlington’s true passion.

She considers it a blessing to be able to now be part of the Skeels Christian School team. Offering enrichment activities like career exploration, library, physical education and keyboarding is an important part of a well-rounded academic experience.

Mrs. Darlington, her husband John, their two adult sons and families are members of Gladwin Cornerstone Baptist Church where they have faithfully worshiped and served for many years.  God’s promises in Jeremiah 29: 11 – 12 have provided reassurance to her for many years, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”

Daina Barz

Kindergarten thru Twelfth Grade

Art Enrichment

Welcome our new art teacher for 2021-2022

Megan Illig

Office Manager

Co-Fundraising Coordinator 

Christina Rubino

Co-Fundraising Coordinator 

Laura Flach

School board members

The school Board works to formulate policy and give direction to the school. The Board is charged with furthering the school’s mission and ensuring the school’s success. Our board has regular meetings, and we welcome our parents to attend and be involved.

Mike Steinkraus                     

Pastor Rick Tarter

Aaron Ritchie   

Support Skeels Christian School today.

A Skeels Christian School students educational experience is enhanced by the generosity of our community who gives its time, resources, and expertise in support of the school.