Mrs. Pam Duarte – Headmaster
Mrs. Duarte has been in the field of education for over 25 years in a variety of roles (school secretary, specialized aide, classroom teacher, trainer of new teachers, assistant principal, and principal). In addition, she and her husband, Paul, have served in a variety of ministry roles over the past 41 years. They moved to Fallon in February 2017, leaving the South Bay area of Northern California where they had lived for 30 years. They love their new community and are excited to see what God has in store! They have 2 sons, 2 lovely daughter-in-laws, and an adorable grandson. She is hopeful that God has amazing things in store for Logos Christian Academy and looks forward to working with staff and families to provide the very best in a Classical Christian Education.
Education: B.A. in Applied Professional Studies/ Early Childhood Education – Bethany Christian College; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential – Santa Clara University; M.A. in Education – Santa Clara University; Educational Administrative Credential – Phoenix University
Author: Patricia Polacco, Francine Rivers, Francis Chan
Food: Mexican and Chinese
Color: Light Blue
Time of Day: Morning
Bible Verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5,6
Mrs. Brandie Dixon (Mrs. Brandie), Pre-K Teacher/Director
Mrs. Jung was born and raised in Montana. She went to college in Idaho, and holds a B.S. in Secondary Education (Business Ed Speciality) from Northwest Nazarene College. She has lived in Fallon for 37 years. Mrs. Jung met and Married Dale Jung and they have five children:
Adrienne (Married to Hector with 3 grand babies), Kendra, Caleb, Haley, and Shayna
She has taught at Logos since our doors opened 20 years ago. “I love teaching from a Christian worldview.”
Author: Jane Austin
Food: Asian and Mexican
Color: Fall colors
Subject to teach: Bible and Reading
Time of day: Early, early morning
Holiday: Thanksgiving and Christmas
Bible Verse: Psalm 32 “The Joy Of Forgiveness”
Mrs. Michal Horn, 1st Grade
Mrs. Horn originates from Phoenix, Arizona, but has lived in the Reno/Fallon area for the past 8 years with her husband, A.J. and 2 active sons. They love to go on family adventures. In particular, her older son and she love to go geocaching. She attended San Diego Christian College and has a B.A. in Biblical Studies, with an emphasis in youth ministry. She has taught in various church settings over the years and is thrilled to be teaching at Logos. “The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character – that is the goal of true education.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
Author: Judith Byron Schachner (Skippyjon Jones books)
Food: Can’t resist a good burger or ice cream
Sport: Does napping count? Or shopping from Amazon?
Subject to Teach: Bible “I love to explain how the whole Bible ties together into one great story of God’s love for people and His redemptive plan.”
Time of Day: Nap Time
Holiday: Christmas (Cutting down a Christmas tree is one of her all time favorite traditions.)
Bible Verse: “But God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
Ms. Kristi Olivo, 2nd Grade
Ms. Olivo moved to Fallon from San Diego in 1994, where she attended and graduated from Churchill Count High School. She is currently attending Grand Canyon University, completing classes for her B.A. in Elementary Education. She has a diverse background of working with children, including in church through youth groups and nursery care, working with students with special needs and disabilities, as well as being a substitute teacher with the Churchill County School District. Additionally, she serves as Secretary for the Fallon High Desert Grange, where she has led youth programs as Livestock Judging and the Sheep Club. Her son, Jayden, has attended Logos since Kindergarten and together they enjoy most any activity outdoors, spending time with family and friends, coffee shops, raising sheep, riding horses, and road trips.
Author: Shontell Brewer
Food: I like food…but nothing spicy
Color: Aqua Blue
Subject to Teach: Math
Time of Day: All Day
Bible Verse: “Lord, you are my God. I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.” Isaiah 25:1
Mrs. Tiffany Mora 3rd/4th Grade
Mrs. Mora was born and raised in Aztec, New Mexico, where she lived for 21 years before joining the US Navy. She has been married to her husband, Rhett, for 13 years and they have a 8 year old son, Asher. She loves to spend time with her family and watch Asher master new challenges. When she has some alone time, reading and crocheting are what keep her content. She is currently finishing up her B.A. in Writing and English, with a focus in Fictional Writing. Prior to joining the Logos staff last year, she worked in substitute positions for Churchill County Schools for 2 years and has been active in church since she became a believer many years ago at VBS. She has taught many different age groups and really does enjoy working with children and helping them reach their personal best.
Author: Dean Koontz, C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien
Food: Anything with Green Chile on it!
Sport: Football and watching her son play soccer and baseball
Time of Day: Dawn & Dusk
Bible Verse: “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13
Mrs. Heather Gilman, 5th/6th and 7th/8th – Humanities, Electives
Mrs. Gilman comes to us with several years of studying and implementing the Classical Education model. She taught the Classical model when she home schooled her 2 daughters, who attend Logos, while living in Dubai for 3 years. Mrs. Gilman was a co-leader of our parent group, UPLIFT, last year and volunteered in many areas on campus. She also leads the shooting sport for 4-H. She and her husband, Greg, have been married for 18 years. They enjoy traveling the world, movies (and quoting said movies), playing Nintendo, and participating in Hot August Nights. Mrs. Gilman is excited to be joining our team this year and looks forward to make history come alive to her students.
Author: Preston & Child, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Food: I enjoy trying new things, but overall I LOVE delicious food!
Color: Emerald Green
Subject to Teach: History
Time of Day: Sunset – we have some amazing sunsets here
Holiday: Favorite season – fall. I absolutely love the colors, the warm days and crisp evenings, and the flavors that fall brings.
Bible Verse: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have everlasting life”, John 3:16, it was the first verse I memorized.
Ms. Kendra Jung, 5th/6th and 7th/8th – Science, Math, Logic, Bible, Electives
Ms. Kendra Jung is a Fallon native and has been teaching 7th/8th grade math and logic at Logos for several years and this year wil lbe co-teaching with Mrs. Gilman in the 5th/6th and 7th/8th grade classrooms. She will be focusing on math, logic, science, and Bible. Kendra is also the daughter of our Kindergarten teacher, Kim Jung, and has 4 siblings. In her latter years of high school and into her early twenties, she dealt with medical issues, but was aware of God being with her through it all. She loves the Lord and her family and particularly enjoys reading, playing soccer, and hiking in her spare time. She also enjoys the ocean and would love to live nearby the ocean someday.
Author: Linda Chaikin, Ravi Zacharias
Color: Sunset Gold
Subject to Teach: Logic, Math
Time of Day: Twilight
Bible Verse: “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
Mrs. Dayna Mitchell, Secretary
Mrs. Mitchell was born and raised mostly in California. She met and married her husband Shawn and they have three pretty amazing boys. She has lived in Fallon for about 14 years now. “I have really learned to love living here. I say ‘learned’ because I did not love it at first, it was quite a culture shock. I love the people, the small town community, and the fact that my family is surrounded by people who love the Lord and demonstrate the love of Jesus in their lives.”
Author: C.S. Lewis and J.R.R Tolkien (Not only are these two men great writers but there’s a cool story of how one influenced the other)
Food: Sushi, Lumpia, candy, coffee…obviously nothing that’s good for me
Sport: Watching my boys play soccer
Time of Day: Dinner time with my family
Favorite Bible verse: There are far too many so I’m just going to go with my favorite book, which is the Book of James