Shiloe Harsma - Head Teacher, 4 Year Old Afternoon Teacher
I grew up in Flandreau, South Dakota with my parents, Paul and Stephanie Amdahl. I attended college at Dakota State University and graduated in December of 2010 with my Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a K-12 Reading and K-12 Technology Minor. I renewed my degree in July 2016 and 2021.
My family consists of my husband (Chris), my daughters (Josephine and Clara), and my son (Jared). My daughter gave me a grandson, Owen, during COVID-19. We live just outside of Madison, South Dakota on a small acre. We love animals of all kinds, currently we have fish, snails, and two cats named Jinx and Princess.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, cross-stitching, playing video games, watching movies, playing the piano, listening to music, and spending time with my family and friends.
I look forward to a great school year!
Karrie Aldridge - Support Teacher, Preschool Director, 3 Year Class Teacher
I attended Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, ND where I earned a double major in Biblical Studies and Elementary Education.
My family consists of my husband (Mike), my two daughters (Elizabeth & Hannah), and my son (Daniel). We have a dog named Manni. We have lived in Madison, SD for the past 12 years. I enjoy baking, reading, cross-stitch and just being around my family.
I have been a teacher at Madison Christian School since 2013. I enjoy helping students grow in knowledge, wisdom, and maturity. I also enjoy learning from my students.
Brenda McDonald - 4 Year Olds Morning Teacher
Mrs. Brenda retired to Madison, SD in 2003. She has a BA in Elementary Education with over 10 years experience in the classroom. Mrs. Brenda became associated with Madison Christian School in 2005 and has served in several capacities. She has worked in the preschool classroom for over 5 years and enjoys seeing the learning process when "light bulbs go on" and the children learn something new. Presently Mrs. Brenda is teaching the morning preschool classes and is a member of the Madison Christian School Board.