Mr. Meierdierks teaches grades 7th-12th. He is a 2012 graduate from Heartland Baptist Bible College with a B.A. in Secondary Education. After graduation, Mr. Meierdierks taught 4th-8th grade at a Christian school in the state of Texas. He has a love for education, and is soon to receive his second Bachelor’s degree, in Mathematics. He counts it a blessing each day to be given the opportunity to fulfill his passion. For Mr. Meierdierks, teaching is not just a ministry he takes part in, but it is his way of life.
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Mrs. Bontrager teaches Kindergarten at HBA. She graduated from Heartland Baptist Bible College in 2014 with a B.A. in Elementary Education. During her Senior year at Heartland, Steffenie served as HBA's first secretary intern. After graduation, she taught Pre-Kindergarten 3 for two years at a Christian school in Missouri before returning to HBA in 2016. Her favorite aspect of teaching is seeing the impact the Lord can make in her students' lives and how He can use all the circumstances they face to mold them into usable vessels for his glory.
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Mrs. Starleper teaches combined 1st and 2nd grades at HBA. She earned a B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education in 2011 while she and her family were stationed in New Mexico. She taught at a private school in NM for 2 1/2 years before the military moved her family yet again. She joined our staff in 2017 assisting in various aspects of the ministry and transitioned into her current role in 2018. Her love for the Lord, respect toward others, and quiet disposition allow her to serve as a tremendous model of Christianity to her students.
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Mrs. Dison teaches a combined 3rd and 4th Grade class at HBA. She graduated from Heartland Baptist Bible College in 2015 with a B.A. in Elementary Education. Prior to teaching at HBA, Mrs. Dison interned as HBA's secretary where she first developed a love for the school and the students. Her favorite aspect of teaching is the opportunity she has to daily influence each child's life to live completely dedicated to the Lord.
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Miss Brinson is the 5th and 6th grade teacher at HBA. She graduated in 2020 from Heartland Baptist Bible College with a B.A. in Elementary Education. She has enjoyed helping students in Sunday School, tutoring, and student teaching, and loves to see them grow both spiritually and academically.
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