I am so excited about our new staff members. They are not only quality candidates in their various fields, but they are on fire for Jesus! We are so blessed! They are excited to be a part of Maplewood Academy and are anxious to interact with you and your students!
David Ballesteros will be joining Maplewood’s team as our new music teacher. David is coming to us from Holly, Michigan where he was most recently serving as the Minister of Music for the Michigan Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. He graduated from Andrews University with a Master of Music (M.Mus) degree, with an emphasis in music performance. David is very involved in music, playing flute for the Andrews University Symphony Orchestra, Sinfonietta, and Wind Symphony, as well as for the St. Joseph Municipal Band in Michigan. David is originally from Columbia. There he taught flute at Amadeus Real Music Academy and taught music at Icolven Elementary, Middle and High School.
Anna Lee Beagle is our new English teacher. Anna Lee is joining us from Wellington, Nevada. She has a Bachelor’s degrees in History and Archaeology, as well as a Masters in Global Community Development. Anna Lee is a world traveler – working as a supervisor for the Khirbet Qeiyafa archeology site in Israel, teaching English in Laos, and learning German in Austria. She has also been very involved in mission trips, preaching for the ShareHim Evangelism Campaign in the Philippines, building classrooms with Maranatha in India, chaperoned youth evangelism groups in Costa Rica and planned music for another ShareHim Evangelism Campaign in Tanzania. Most recently, Anna Lee has been student teaching at Collegedale Academy and Ooltewah High School. She also taught and served as Task Force Dean at Rio Lindo Academy.
Richard Young is our new Boys Dean. He and his wife Natalie and daughter will be moving to Hutchinson from Lincoln, Nebraska where Richard served as Union College’s Assistant Director of Enrollment. Richard is energetic and enthusiastic and deeply cares about our young people and their salvation, academic success and social lives. Because Richard was Union’s representative for Maplewood Academy, he has met most of our students and already has built relationships with many of them, giving him a smoother transition to his new role as boys’ dean. Richard has also worked at Union College as their Director of Recruiting. He has also served as Enrollment Advisor, Associated Student Body Sponsor, Multicultural Committee Chairman, and Assistant Basketball Coach for girls and guys. Richard also conducted summer basketball camps and directed Preview Days events that hosted over 200 high school students. Rich’s degree is in secondary education and he has a strong heart for bringing our young people closer to Christ.
Stacy Stocks, Maplewood Academy Principal
e-TNL is an informational bulletin issued by the Communications Department of the Minnesota Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. You are free to re-print any portion of the bulletin without need for special permission. However, we kindly request that you identify e-TNL whenever you publish these materials.