Robin Abegg

Office Manager

Robin was one of Excel’s founding team members back in 2003. Her own grown children are Excel alumni. She has been happily married to her husband Mike for 38 years and together they share 3 children and 2 grandchildren (so far!) Robin attends Crosswinds Assembly of God, and her favorite bible verse is Psalm 19:14. She enjoys reading and crossword puzzles. Robin has always loved Excel because of the students. You’ll often see her at our sporting events cheering on our Warriors!

Terri Bagley

Registrar/Front Office Receptionist

Terri was a home school mom who started working for us in 2013. She has been happily married to her husband Rob for 35 years, and together they have 2 grown children. She attends Horizon Church and her favorite Bible verse is Psalm 56:3. When she isn’t at Excel she enjoys hiking and cooking.

Mark Bertholf

Custodial Team

Coming soon!

Diane Ellis

Nursing Team


  • Licensed Practical Nurse Certification Program


  • State of Nevada Licensed Practical Nurse

Diane has been working part-time at Excel as a school nurse and Pre-K support staff since 2018. She has worked in various settings as an LPN for over 40 years. Diane has been married to her husband Earl for the last eleven years. She has two grown children and 2 grown step children. Diane attends Christ Church of Reno Anglican and her favorite verse is John 3:16. She enjoys exercising, singing, and traveling. Diane loves working with the “littles” at Excel!

Linda Brannon



  • Ordained minister


Linda has been working at Excel for over 10 years now, and is happy that 2 of her 4 grandchildren attend school here. She is passionate about Jesus and worship, and she attends Reno Assembly of God. Her favorite Bible passage is Ephesians 1:3-8. She has been happily married to her husband Michael for 42 years, and together they have 3 grown children. Linda enjoys reading, hiking, and golfing in her free time. Being at Excel allows her to fulfill God’s calling on her life through worship and teaching, and she loves being able to teach His Word to the students. It’s a blessing to see them grow in their faith and step into the call that God has for them.

Janice Green

Elementary Office Receptionist

This is Janice’s second year working at Excel; she comes to us with a background in customer service. She is the mother of 5 grown children. She attends Harvest Family Fellowship and her favorite Bible verse is Psalms 57:2. Janice enjoys swimming, baking, and being with her family. She loves being around the Excel students and awesome staff!

Michael Miller

Building Maintenance

Mike has been helping to make Excel excel since 2015.  He came to us with handyman and hardware store management experience. Mike is a true Disney fan and is involved in Children’s Ministry at his church, Summit Church.  His favorite bible verse is Ephesians 2:10 and he loves Excel because “God is here. There are so many opportunities to see God at work.”

Freida Schoech

Nursing Supervisor


  • B.S. Science of Nursing
  • M.S. Nursing Education


  • R.N. Registered Nurse
  • BLS: Basic Life Support
  • PALS: Pediatric Life Support Instructor
  • ACLS: Advanced Cardiac Life Support

Freida serves as our school nurse once each week. She brings to the job her many years of experience in nursing, including surgical and ICU. She is the mother of 3 boys, 2 of whom are Excel students. She attends Sparks Methodist Church and her favorite bible verse is Ephesians 6:10. She enjoys baseball, gardening and baking. What she loves about Excel is the atmosphere and Christian love.

Carl Stone

Custodial Team


  • Ordained Minister
  • American Red Cross CPR/Advanced First Aid/Lifeguard Instructor
  • National Ski Patrol – Back Country and Downhill Rescue
  • American Heart Association CPR instructor
  • Dive Rescue/High Angle Rescue/Mine Rescue
  • Marine Search and Rescue

Carl is retired from a career in law enforcement with the Nevada Highway Patrol, and he brings with him years of experience in educating/training other officers and first responders. (He’s an excellent addition to our school safety team.) Carl has experience in leading youth at church and at summer camps. He attends Sparks Christian Fellowship and his favorite Bible passage is Numbers 6:24-26. He has been happily married to his wife Lisa for 35 years, and together they have 2 grown children. He loves teaching Christian Studies because he enjoys talking about the Bible.

Vickie Stutzman

School Nurse


LPN Licensed Practical Nurse

Association of Christian Schools International Waiver to Teach Health

Vickie has been involved at Excel since 2013, when Legacy Christian School merged with Excel. She started here as our school nurse, but it wasn’t long before she was teaching Health and other electives. She was pulled into teaching English and Speech and Debate when the administration noticed her strong writing skills and her love for literature. Vickie has been happily married to her husband Ted for 23 years, and together they share 4 children, 3 of whom are grown and 1 who is a senior this year at Excel. She attends Harvest Family Fellowship and her favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 11:27. She enjoys needle crafting, genealogy and reading. The best part about being at Excel for her is the kids!