Junior high Teachers

Susan Riemenschneider, 6th Grade Teacher

education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education concentration in Language Arts, Concordia University, River Forest, IL
  • Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, Concordia University, River Forest, IL

experience

  • Good Shepherd Lutheran, Elgin, IL – 4th Grade 1994-1997
  • Zion Lutheran School, St. Charles, MO – 6th Grade 1997-present

Mrs. Riemenschneider’s husband, Dave, is a “stay at home” dad. They have 3 children, Alex, Ryan, and Emily. In her free time she enjoys reading, scrapbooking, movies and spending time with her family.

website

zion6r.blogspot.com

favorite bible verse or life verse

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:5-6 As a teacher, I need to do a lot of planning and preparing. This verse reminds me that both in teaching and in life, I am not in control nor do I need to have all the answers. God will lead the way!

Jennifer Preusser, 6th Grade Teacher

education

  • Master’s in Education, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri

experience

  • Zion Lutheran School, St. Charles, MO – 6th Grade (2017-present)

I love to play and coach volleyball! I have three younger siblings, two brothers and one sister.

favorite bible verse or life verse

Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?

This verse was given to me for my confirmation verse. I like this verse because it reminds me that God gave his Son for us all to be saved. Along with his son, he continually blesses us each and every day. God is good!

Jami Murray, 7th Grade Teacher

education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with Middle School Endorsement, concentration in science and math, University of Illinois Chicago, Chicago, Il
  • Colloquy, Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL

experience

  • Jefferson Middle School, St. Charles, MO – 6th Grade math 2002-2003
  • Zion Lutheran School, St. Charles, MO – Jr. High Math 2009-2011, 5th Grade 2011-2012, 8th grade/ Jr. High Science 2012- 2015, 6th Grade/Jr. High Science 2015-present

Mrs. Murray and her family are originally from Michigan and have lived in Missouri since 2004. Mrs. Murray’s husband, Jason, is a network and systems engineer for Washington University in St. Louis. They have two children, Allison and Elliot. Mrs. Murray spends most of her free time moving from sports practices to music lessons for her children, and loves cheering on soccer, baseball, and swimming. When she has a chance to really relax she watches Cardinal’s baseball and reads books that make her laugh.

website

zionmurrayclassblog.blogspot.com

favorite bible verse or life verse

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.”Proverbs 22:6

Brittany Wondrasch, 7th Grade Teacher

education

  • Elementary Education, Concordia University of Wisconsin, Mequon, WI

experience

  • St. John’s Chicago, Pre K (2016-2017), Zion Lutheran (2017-present), Zion Lutheran (2017-present)
  • Zion Lutheran, St. Charles, MO – 7th Grade Homeroom/Science(2017-present)

My husband Connor, is studying to become a pastor at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis. I am from South County and have attended Lutheran education all my life

favorite bible verse or life verse

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”

This passage is an excellent reference for how I want to live my life. I want to be a teacher and wife that is an example of this kind of Christ-like love. At the same time, I am a sinner, therefore, these verses reassure me that although I cannot live up to the expectations of this passage, Christ does it for me.

Karen Beaty, 8th Grade Teacher

education

  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Concordia Teachers College, River Forest

experience

  • Central Lutheran, Newhall, IA 1972-1977
  • Concordia Lutheran, Peoria, IL 1978-1987
  • Zion Lutheran, St. Charles, MO 1987-present

Mrs. Beaty’s husband, Tom, is employed by the Federal Government in the financial division of the VA and is out-based from the central office in Washington, D.C. Their son, Matthew, is career military, and with his wife, Ashley, enjoy their eight children. Mrs. Beaty enjoys maintaining her yard and spending quality time with the grandchildren.

favorite bible verse or life verse

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1 Through the work of the Holy Spirit, I am confident of the eternal home which has been prepared in advance for me– not by my doing but through faith alone.

Micah Braddy, 8th Grade Teacher

education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, Mathematics, Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL

experience

  • Zion Lutheran, St. Charles, MO – 8th grade/Jr. High Math 2012-present

Mr. Braddy married his lovely wife, Courtney, in the summer of 2012. She is a math teacher at Fort Zumwalt South High School. They have one daughter, Autumn. In his free time, Mr. Braddy enjoys spending time with his family, watching the St. Louis Cardinals play, and doing projects around his house.

favorite bible verse or life verse

“Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and your dominion endures through all generations, the Lord is faithful to all His promises and loving toward all He has made.” Psalm 145:13