Art Grades 1 - 8
Specialty Class - Grade 5
1st Quarter - Creative Writing
2nd Quarter - Introduction to Logic
3rd Quarter - Ancient Egypt
4th Quarter - The Middle Ages
Spelling and Phonics - Grades 3 & 4
Civil War - Grade 6
Musical History - Grade 6
Praise Singers - Accompanist
Organist & Piano Lessons - K to 8
I was born and raised in Winona, Minnesota. I hold degrees fromBethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minnesota and the Univ. of Minnesota @ Winona. I started teaching in Lewiston, Minnesota, September of 1962 at the age of 19.
I married fellow teacher, Rich, in June of 1972. We were blessed with two sons, Jonathan (Janel) 31, and Christian, 29.
Schools I have taught at in Wisconsin include Christ Memorial, Walther Memorial, Northwest and Zion. I have taught grades K-8 and various combined classrooms. I am beginning my 39th year of ministry to the church at large. I have given piano lessons for 45 years, with 35 students this year.
Reading, music, knitting, time with family and friends
Interests: books, piano, art, children, baseball, organ, accordian, dogs.
What I enjoy about working with children:
"I enjoy watching how children learn, their absolute honesty, the strong faith they have in their Savior, their eagerness to find out about the world, their ability to absorb information.
I love "opening the door" for them, teaching them to observe by introducing them to famous authors, illustrators and artists. I especially take joy in teaching them the basics of reading, so that they may eventually read everything, including the Bible, for themselves."
Favorite Bible verses:
Jeremiah 29:11,13 "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord... plans to give you hope and a future...You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
John 10:27-28 (confirmation verse)
"My sheep hear My voice and I know them and they follow Me. I give them eternal life and they shall never perish, neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand."
Words of Wisdom:
All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator for all I have not seen.
One voice can make a song,
One voice can change the world!