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 43 years. They moved to Fallon in February 2017, leaving the South Bay area of Northern California where they had lived for 30 years. They have 2 sons, 2 lovely daughter-in-laws, and 3 grandchildren. She believes that God has amazing things in store for Logos Christian Academy and loves 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. Jessica Cota, 3 Year Old Preschool Teacher
Mrs. Cota joins our staff as the teacher of our new 3 year old Preschool Class – the Lion Cubs! She is venturing into a new career after having successfully served in the medical field for many years. The loving wife and mother of 3 beautiful children, Mrs. Cota was born and raised in Southern California. Her family now enjoys being a part of the Fallon community for many reasons. She is working on her units for Early Childhood Education certification and has a natural tendency for teaching little ones! “I feel students need to learn, explore, discover, and be active participants in their learning journey, which involves our whole body!“
Author: Gillian Flynn
Food: Desserts & Mexican Food
Color: Hunter Green
Sport: Roller Skating
Time of day: Night when the moon and stars glow in the sky
Holiday: Halloween (seeing the littles dressed up)
Bible Verse: “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Matthew 17:20
Ms. Emma Rosario, PK Instructional Aide
Ms. Emma Rosario is a native of Fallon and a graduate of Oasis Academy High School. She has been working in the field of Early Childhood Education for the past 3 years and is currently attending Great Basin College online to work toward her AA in Early Childhood Education. She is a wonderful addition and support to our preschool program!
Author: Janet and Geoff Benge
Food: French Fries
Time of Day: Mid Afternoon
Favorite Bible Verse: “Know that the Lord Himself is God; it is He who has made us, and not we ourselves; we are His people and the sheep of His pasture.” Psalm 100:8
Mrs. Kim Jung, Kindergarten
Mrs. Jung was born and raised in Montana. She went to college in Idaho, and holds a B.S. in Secondary Education (Business Ed Specialty) from Northwest Nazarene College. She has lived in Fallon for 38 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. Joelle MacKay, 1st Grade
Mrs. MacKay is originally from Fallon and moved back in 2019 with her husband and 3 children. She has a vast knowledge from her work experience with children. For the past several years she has taught enrichment classes, organized youth day and summer camps, and worked with the Washoe School District for the last year. She is continuing her education in to complete her BA in Elementary Education, with the goal of a Masters in Educational Leadership. She and her family enjoy the outdoors, roping, riding horses, and managing their cattle.
Author: Agatha Christie, J.R.R. Tolkien, and many more
Food: Loves all food, but favorite is homemade Mac & Cheese
Color: Red with a dash of turquoise
Subject to Teach: Science and Reading
Time of Day: Morning, before all the hustle and bustle
Bible Verse: “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10
Ms. Kim Rechel, 2nd Grade
Mrs. Rechel joins us full-time after serving part time in the first grade classroom during the 2020-2021 school year. Born and raised in Southern California, she lived in one of her favorite states, Alaska, before settling in Nevada where she and her husband have raised four children. She has been ranching and farming since moving to Nevada. Gathering cattle, jumping sagebrush, and circling runaway herds was quite a change from Administration at the CDC in Greely, Alaska. She enjoys her 3 grandchildren, as well as entertaining, competitive shooting, hunting, gardening, riding dirt bikes and learning. She taught the Junior Youth Club with Child Evangelism Fellowship and home schooled her 3 boys for much of their education. She is excited to join the Logos staff to teach full time and looks forward to preparing minds to know the wonder of God!
Author: Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, Emily Bronte, Priscilla Shirer, Hannah Whitall Smith, Oswald Chambers, Mark Levin
Time of Day: Sunrise
Bible Verse: “Teach me Your way Oh Lord. I will walk in Your Truth. Unite my heart to fear Your Name.” Psalm 86:11
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 15 years and they have a 10 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 in 2018, 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
Mr. Pete Springer, 5th/6th and 7th/8th – Humanities, Electives
Mr. Springer joins us with a wide variety of experiences, including serving in the U.S. Marine Corp for 12 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science with a minor in Music Theory and Performance, as well as an AA in Welding Technology. He is gifted in both art and music, and has a passion for history, reading, and writing. He has also worked with developmentally delayed adults as a coach/teacher, taught music to junior high students, served as a counselor with the Upward Bound Program, and is a professional recording musician. He and his wife are parents to a 3 year old daughter and he is referred to as loyal, hard-working, diligent, responsible, and an upstanding person of moral character.
Author: John Steinbeck
Color: Ultramarine Blue
Time of Day: Early Morning
Bible Verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5
Mrs. Dayna Mitchell, 5th/6th and 7th/8th – Math, Science, Bible, Logic
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 over 16 years. “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.” She faithfully served as the Logos Administrative Assistant for 6 years and now dedicates herself to her students.
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
Mrs. Michal Horn, Instructional Aide
Mrs. Horn returns to us after a year off to care for the needs of her family. Previously she taught first grade at Logos for 2 years and we are happy to have her return as a part-time support to our teachers! In addition to her prior teaching experience here at Logos, she has worked as an administrative assistant, office administrator, and employment specialist. She holds a B.A. degree from San Diego Christian College and has volunteered with children in many capacities. She brings with her a positive outlook and prior knowledge of our students and their needs.
Author: Francine Rivers
Food: Tacos and Coffee
Sport: Going to the spa!
Time of Day: In the morning when I get to have a cup of coffee before the rest of the class wakes up.
Favorite Bible Verse: “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” I Peter 4:8 ES
Mrs. Alyssa Sowersby, Office Administrator
Mrs. Sowersby joined us in the fall of 2020 and has successfully tackled every new learning experience thrown her way! Her management skills and ability to multi-task in a very busy environment have been a gift. Her work experience includes the medical field as a phlebotomist, a Tasting Room Server, self-employed florist, and catering. She and her husband have 3 children – all Logos students – and keep busy with their many activities! They moved to Fallon in the summer of 2020 and have quickly made both the Fallon and Logos communities their home. “We have seen God’s hand in every single detail of our move, beginning with the blessing that Logos has been for our children. Their growth through this has been tremendous, and we know God’s plan of attending Logos is the reason for that.”
Author: Dr. Seuss
Food: Pasta, Bread and anything with garlic 😉Color: Pink
Sport: Horseback Riding
Time of Day: Sunset
Favorite Bible Verse: “But now, thus says the Lord, who created, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel; ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name. You are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you.” Isaiah 43:1-