Karla Powers 


Karla along with many others helped start the school in 2002. She has been heavily involved with the school and continues to serve as the principle. She functions as the administrator of the school and oversees daily operations. She is married to Joe Powers and has four daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.  

Amy Henry

Administrative Assistant

Amy has been working at Mayflower for five years now. She assists Mrs. Powers with all the running of the school.  Amy is married to Toby Henry and has three children.  Amy enjoys spending time with her family and doing things outdoors.   


Jodi Paup 

Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Paup  has been teaching at Mayflower for the past 10 years. She loves teaching and being able to show them the love of God and His Word. Jodi has been married for the past 31 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 18 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.


Sue Maitlen 

Third & Fourth Grade Teacher

Mrs. Maitlen has been teaching at Mayflower for the past 16 years. She started teaching in the public school systems in 1987, and then had the opportunity to homeschool before teaching at Mayflower. She loves being able to incorporate  God's truths into the daily academics.  Her husband Steve is a deputy for Union County and they have raised their five children in Creston.  She enjoys crafts and talking with people in her spare time. 

Ben Walker 

Fifth & Sixth Grade Teacher 

Mr. Walker has taught fifth and sixth grade at Mayflower for the past 14 years and been in the education system for a total of 27 years. 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.


Rachael Travis

Seventh & Eighth Grade Teacher 

Mrs. Travis has substitute taught at Mayflower for the last 5+ years and now will be teaching part-time for seventh and eighth grade. 


Laurie Tebbenkamp

Seventh & Eighth Grade Teacher 

Mrs. Tebbenkamp has helped teach seventh and eighth grade at Mayflower for the last four years. Before coming to Mayflower, she taught as a substitute teacher for 22 years. She loves making science come alive and they way she can use it to show the greatness of our Creator. Her desire to help students learn not only the value of academics but also the value of a personal walk with Christ. Mrs. Tebbenkamp's favorite Bible verse is Deuteronomy 31:8.