Faculty in the Elementary Education Program

He served as an administrator and teacher in four Christian School before joining the Faith faculty in 1998. These experiences, coupled with his strong academic background in education, make him an exceptional teacher at Faith. Dr. Stupka directs the field experience component of the Christian School program, which involves the placement of students in student teaching positions. Dr. Stupka and his family are active members at Maranatha Baptist Church in Grimes, where he serves as the associate pastor of Christian education.

Education
• B.S., Faith Baptist Bible College
• Pillsbury Baptist Bible College
• M.S. in Educational Administration, Pensacola Christian College
• M.S. in Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, Drake University
• Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, Argosy University

Ministry
• Teacher/Coach, Owatonna Christian School
• Principal/Teacher, Grandview Park Baptist School, Des Moines, Iowa
• Principal/Teacher, Kanawha Christian School, Kanawha, Iowa
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College
• Assistant Pastor, Maranatha Baptist Church, Grimes, Iowa

Classes
Adolescent Growth & Development
Clinical Practice Seminar
Education Seminar
Human Growth & Development
Human Relations for Teachers
Human Relationships
The Middle School Student
Praxis
Teaching Physical Education

Contact
Contact Dr. Stupka for information about the field experience program of the Christian School Department at Faith.

Mark E. Stupka, Ed.D.
Christian School

964.0601 ext. 267

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Mrs. Mary Jo Brown joined the Faith faculty in the fall of 2012 after an extensive background in elementary teaching in Christian and public schools. In addition, she served for 18 years as a pastor's wife, so she has wide experience in church and Christian school ministry. Mary Jo's husband, Daniel, also joined the Faith faculty at the same time, so they are able to minister as a team. The Browns have four daughters, two of whom teach in a Christian school.

Education
• B.S., Faith Baptist Bible College
• Graduate work in education, Iowa State University
• M.A., Eastern Michigan University

Teaching Experience
• Kindergarten teacher, Inter-City Baptist Christian School, Allen Park, Michigan
• Instructor, Denver Baptist Bible College, Denver, Colorado
• Substitute teacher
• Kindergarten paraprofessional, Monmouth Junction Elementary School, South Brunswick, New Jersey
• Kindergarten teacher, Fourth Baptist Christian School, Plymouth, Minnesota
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College

Classes
Child Growth and Development
Chldren's Literature
Education Seminar I and II
Elementary Methods and Materials
Elementary Reading Methods
The Exceptional Learner
Language Acquisition and Development
Teaching Language Arts
Teaching Reading I and II
Reading Instructional Strategies
Reading Practicum

Contact Mrs. Brown to learn more about the Christian School Department at Faith.

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Mary Jo Brown, M.A.
Christian School

964.0601

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Mrs. Long brings to her classes years of teaching experience in the Christian school classroom. She has a passion for Christian school teaching and for helping students prepare for ministries in Christian schools. Her expertise is in teaching methods for various elementary subjects. Mrs. Long and her husband, Don, live in Ankeny and are active members of Grandview Park Baptist Church in Des Moines.

Education
• B.R.E., Baptist Bible College
• M.S., Viterbo University

Teaching Experience
• Teacher, Goldsboro, Christian School, Goldsboro, North Carolina
• Teacher, Emmanuel Baptist Christian School, Toledo, Ohio
• Teacher, Grandview Park Baptist School, Des Moines, Iowa
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College

Classes
Student Teaching Supervision
Teaching of Elementary Mathematics
Teaching of Elementary Science
Teaching of Elementary Social Studies

Contact
Mrs. Long for more information about the Christian School department.

Eldonna (Dee) Long, M.S.
Christian School

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Dr. Long came to Faith in 1986 as the chair of the Christian School Department. He led the department to new levels of effectiveness and recognition. In 2011 he transitioned to the position of director of institutional effectiveness to lead Faith in its assessment program and in its pursuit to achieve greater effectiveness in our programs. Dr. Long and his wife, Dee, live in Ankeny and are active members of Grandview Park Baptist Church in Des Moines.

Education
• B.S., West Chester State University;
• M.Ed., University of Toledo,
• Ed.D., University of Sarasota.

Experience
• Instructor, Charleston Elementary School, Lorain, Ohio
• Teacher, Emmanuel Baptist School, Toledo, Ohio
• Principal, Head Administrator, Emmanuel Baptist School, Toledo, Ohio
• Faculty, Faith Baptist Bible College

Classes
Foundations of Education
Student Teaching Supervision

Contact
Contact Dr. Long for more information about the Christian School department.

C. Donald Long, Ed.D.
Dean of Institutional Effectiveness; Christian School

964.0601 ext. 225

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Events

Fall Student Orientation

August 21 and 22

Check the schedule for the orientation sessions for new students, returning students, and parents of new students.

Homecoming 2014

September 12 and 13

Come back to Faith for a weekend of enjoyable Homecoming activities. Two new events this year—women's alumni soccer game and sand volleyball tournament.