STAFF

Teachers

Karla Powers 

Co-Administrator

Karla, along with eight others, helped start the school in 2002. She has been heavily involved with the school serving as the principal from when Mayflower started through July 2021. She has recently retired and transitioned into the liaison between the Mayflower Board and school. She is married to Joe Powers and has four daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.  

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Francine Ide

Co-Administrator

Francine serves as Co-Administrator. Prior to this role, she served on the MHCS board and as parent volunteer since 2013. Previously, Francine taught within the Agriculture Department at SWCC for ten years and transitioned to assisting with her family farm full-time. She received her bachelor’s degree from Northwest Missouri State University and master’s degree from Iowa State University. Francine and husband, Chad Ide, have two children. She enjoys hiking, biking and kayaking with her family.

Amy Henry

Administrative Assistant

Amy has been working at Mayflower since 2015. She assists Karla with the administrative work of the school.  Amy is married to Toby Henry and has three children.  Amy enjoys spending time with her family and doing things outdoors.   

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Jodi Paup 

Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Paup  has been teaching at Mayflower since 2010. She loves teaching and being able to show them the love of God and His Word. Jodi has been married for the past 32 years to Chad Paup and has four children. She enjoys biking, kayaking and spending time with her family.

Tammy Dillinger

First & Second Grade Teacher

Miss Dillinger has been teaching at Mayflower since the very start of the school. She has loved her last 20 years at Mayflower seeing the eagerness and excitement the students have to learn. She taught in Maryland and Idaho before coming to Creston to teach at Mayflower.  Her favorite Bible verse is 1 Thessalonians 5:24. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and spoiling her nieces and nephews.

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Erin Long 

Third & Fourth Grade Teacher 

Mrs. Long served as the seventh and eighth teacher from 2014-2017 and is back for the 2022 school year serving as the third & fourth grade teacher. She loves teaching at Mayflower because she can teach the truth of God’s Word. Erin is married to Randall Long and has two daughters, Noriana and Keira, that attend Mayflower. She enjoys cooking, foreign languages, reading, and visiting with friends.  

Ben Walker 

Fifth & Sixth Grade Teacher 

Mr. Walker has taught fifth and sixth grade at Mayflower since 2007 and been in the education system since 1992. He is grateful for the opportunity to be involved in teaching his students about God. He and his wife Brenda have four daughters. He enjoys bow hunting and cheering on the Northwest Missouri State Bearcats. He grew up in Maryville, Missouri and attended Northwest Missouri State University.

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Laurie Tebbenkamp

Seventh & Eighth Grade Teacher 

Mrs. Tebbenkamp has taught seventh and eighth grade at Mayflower since 2017. Before coming to Mayflower, she taught as a classroom teacher for 4 years and as a substitute teacher for 16 years. She loves making science come alive and using it to show the greatness of our Creator. Her desire is to help students learn not only the value of academics but also the value of a personal walk with Christ.

Board Members

Cindy Young, President
Drew Henderson, Secretary
Toby Henry, Treasurer
Joe Powers, Vice President
Kelsey Travis
Mandy Henderson
Francine Ide
Karla Powers