Junior high Teachers

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

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!

Kim Cluck, 7th Grade Teacher

education

  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Elementary Education with Middle School Endorsement and a minor in Sociology, Concordia University Chicago, River Forest, IL

experience

  • Zion Lutheran, St. Charles, MO – 7th Grade homeroom/Jr. High Social Studies 2009-present

Mr. & Mrs. Cluck are blessed to have their family close (Affton, MO & Edwardsville, IL) and enjoyed becoming parents for the first time to daughter Audrey in May of 2015. Mr. Cluck teaches at Messiah Lutheran School, Weldon Springs. In her free time Mrs. Cluck likes to read, create crafty decor, and run with her dog Maggie.

website

zion7c.blogspot.com

favorite bible verse or life verse

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you.  I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27 I love to read God’s word where he gives us gifts no one here on earth can give. His peace comforts the weak, the sick, and the lonely. This verse reminds me there is nothing more powerful than our God and we have nothing to fear. If we keep our trust in the Lord and He will guide our every step. God is great!!

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, 6th 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