Faculty & Staff
Principal Dane Mattes joined the staff at NLS in 2018. He also serves as the 7th-8th grade teacher, and Technology Director.

Biographical: Mr. Mattes has spent time living in ten different states and is now ejoying calling Florida home. He and his wife, Joanne  have been blessed with two children (NLS class of 2021 and 2023). Dane enjoys spending time with his family, visiting national parks, and flying his hot air balloon.

Previous Educational/Professional Experiences:
  • Principal and teacher in Longmont, Colorado from 2005-2011
  • Principal and teacher in Brillion, Wisconsin from 2001-2018
  • Visiting team captain for Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod School Accredtiation (WELSSA)
Education & Certifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Education (Martin Luther College Class of 2005)
  • Master of Science in Education (Martin Luther College Class of 2018)
  • Minnesota state teaching certificate
Contact Mr. Mattes: 813-961-9195 (office), 920-588-7599 (cell), or email
 
5th and 6th grade teacher Mrs. Amy Vannieuhewoven (Vann) joined the staff at NLS full time in 2013. 

Biographical: Mrs. Vann and her husband have four children - Tabitha (NLS class of 2015), Elyse (NLS Class of 2017), Micah (NLS Class of 2020), and Lily (NLS Class of 2023). 

Previous Educational/Professional Experiences:
  • Adjunct professor at Martin Luther College (New Ulm, MN)
  • 5th grade teacher at St. Paul's Lutheran School (New Ulm, MN)
  • Aide, tutor, and half-time teacher at Northdale
Education & Certifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Martin Luther College Class of 1999)
  • Currently completing requirements for State of FL teaching certification
Contact Mrs. Vann: 813-961-9195 or amy.vann@northdalelutheran.org
 
3rd and 4th grade teacher Mr. Chris Haring joined the staff at Northdale in 2013. Mr. Haring also serves Northdale as the Athletic Director.

Biographical:

Previous Educational/Professional Experiences:
  • Mr. Haring joined the staff at Northdale following the completion of his teaching degree.
Education & Certifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Martin Luther College Class of 2013)
  • State of Minnesota Teaching Certificate
Contact Mr. Haring: 813-961-9195 or chris. haring@northdalelutheran.org
 
1st and 2nd grade teacher Miss Aimee Hardman joined the staff at NLS in 2004. Miss Hardman also directs the annual Spring Musical.

Biographical:

Previous Educational/Professional Experiences:
  • Memorial Lutheran School, Williamston, MI (2001-2004)
Education & Certifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Martin Luther College Class of 2000)
  • Currently completing requirements for State of Florida Teaching Certificate
Contact Miss Hardman: 813-961-9195 or aimee.hardman@northdalelutheran.org
 
Kindergarten teacher Miss Lynn Marggraf joined the staff at NLS in 2015. Miss Marggraf also gives private piano lessons at Northdale after school and in the summer.

Biographical:

Previous Educational/Professional Experiences:
Miss Marggraf joined the staff at Northale following the completion of her teaching degree.

Education & Certifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (Martin Luther College, New Ulm, MN - Class of 2014)
  • State of MN Teaching Certificate
Contact Miss Marggraf: 813-961-9195 or lynn.marggraf@northdalelutheran.org
 
Support staff worker Mrs. Jean Roate is a long time resident of Tampa and member of Northdale Lutheran Church. She faithfully serves in whatever capacity is asked of her during the school day, ranging from nurse to tutor and from classroom aide to custodial services. Following school dismissal at 3:00pm she supervises the after school care program until 6:00pm. 

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Contact Ms. Jeannie: 813-961-9195