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Francine Ide


Francine serves as Administrator of Mayflower since 2022. 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 Francine 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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Amber Wires

Kindergarten Teacher

Mrs. Wires will be teaching Kindergarten at Mayflower as of the 2023-2024 school year. We are excited to have her back, as she taught 1st & 2nd grade at Mayflower in 2009. Mrs. Wires desires to teach children from the Word of God and loves discovering new things about the world that God has made for us to enjoy.

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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Josie Bolton

Third & Fourth Grade Teacher 

Mrs. Bolton will be a first year teacher this year at Mayflower. She will also be the first alumni to come back and teach! She is beyond excited to make an impact in the lives of her students, both spiritually and academically. She looks forward to being able to teach the truth of God’s Word in her classroom. Josie is married to Kaden Bolton. Josie enjoys riding horses, art projects, and spending time with her family. 

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Debbie Buchanan

Third & Fourth Grade Associate Teacher

First & Second Grade Assistant Teacher 

Mrs. Buchanan is serving as an associate teacher in the third and fourth grade. She will be assisting Mrs. Bolton as a mentor and consultant. Mrs. Buchanan has 30 years of experience in elementary education, 25 years of it in Christian schools. She and her husband retired in 2021 from full time pastoral ministry and teaching. Mrs. Buchanan loved investing in the lives of young people by teaching them from a Christian worldview that incorporates biblical principles for life and learning


Erin Long 

Fifth & Sixth Grade Teacher 

Seventh & Eighth Grade Math Teacher

Mrs. Long served as the seventh and eighth teacher from 2014-2017 and returned as a teacher in 2022. 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.  


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

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