Mrs. Joanne Mattes joined the staff at NCA in 2019. She serves as the VPK Director as well as the VPK Lead Teacher.

Biographical: Mrs. Mattes grew up in Michigan, but has since lived in Colorado and Wisconsin with her husband, Dane, and two daughters, Carolyn and Hailey. Since moving to Florida, she loves finding outdoor activities to do with her family, such as kayaking, hiking and swimming at the beach!

Previous Educational/Professional Experiences:

  • Preschool Teacher in Longmont, CO 2005-2007
  • Substitute Teacher, Tutor, Longmont CO and Brillion, WI 2007-2012
  • Preschool Teacher in Manitowoc, WI 2012-2014
  • Preschool Teacher and Elementary Classroom Aide in Brillion, WI 2014-2017
  • First and Second Grade Teacher, Manitowoc, WI 2018
  • VPK Program Development, Tampa, FL 2018-2019

Education & Certifications:

  • Bachelor of Science in Education with a major in Early Childhood Education (Martin Luther College Class of 2005)
  • FL Child Care Teacher and Director certified (2018)
  • FL VPK Teacher and Director certified (2018)

Heads Up!

Northdale Lutheran School is now
Northdale Christian Academy
as of the 2020-2021 school year!
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