Support Staff

Jeri Derrington, ASC Director

Amanda Helmkamp, Technology Coordinator

education

  • Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education, Concordia University, River Forest, IL
  • Master of Arts in Educational Design and Technology, Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI

experience

  • Zion Lutheran School, St. Charles, MO – half day preschool 2006-2010, full day preschool 2010-2012, Technology Coordinator 2008-present, half day preschool 2013-2014, full day preschool teacher 2014-2015

Mrs. Helmkamp’s husband, Travis works as a civil engineer in Collinsville, IL. She enjoys spending her free time with her son, Joshua and daughter, Abigail. She also enjoys doing crafts, especially sewing, jewelry making, and crocheting when time permits.

favorite bible verse or life verse

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, O LORD, my Rock and my Redeemer.quot; Psalm 19:14 This verse was my confirmation verse and is a constant prayer for me to remember that I should do everything to the praise and glory of God.

Julie Schmidt, School Secretary

education

  • Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication, Southeast Missouri State University

experience

  • Zion Lutheran, St. Charles, MO Preschool Aide 2011-2013, Secretary 2013 – present

Mrs. Schmidt enjoys spending her free time with family and friends. She especially loves camping and and enjoys the great outdoors that God has blessed us with.

favorite bible verse or life verse

“If then you have been raised with Christ see the things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.” Colossians 3:1 This is my confirmation verse and reminds me to always remember that Christ is the center of my life. In Him all things are possible.

Melinda Steinbacher, Physical Education

education

  • Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN

experience

  • Capital Lutheran High School West, Arlington VA – 7th-12th PE 1981-1984
  • St. Paul Lutheran, Rockford, IL –  5th and 6th PE 1984-1988
  • Zion Lutheran School, St. Charles, MO – 1st – 6th PE 2000- present

Mrs. Steinbacher’s husband, Dave, teaches science at Lutheran High School. God has blessed her with three wonderful daughters: Sandra, Christa, and Angela.

favorite bible verse or life verse

“Lo, I am with you always even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:20 This verse is my confirmation verse, it is a constant reminder to me that God is always with me no matter what I am doing or where I might be.

Chris Tomlinson, LASE/Special Education

education

  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Special Education K-12, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO
  • Master of Arts in School counseling, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO

experience

  • Fort Zumwalt South Middle School, St. Charles, MO 1992-1994
  • The Churchill School, St. Louis, MO 1994-1999
  • Lutheran Association for Special Education 1999-present

Chris and her husband Mike are parents to three sons. Their oldest son Drew, a Zion graduate, attends Lutheran High School, St. Charles and their youngest two sons, Will and Jack, attend Zion. In her free time, she enjoys spending weekends with family and friends at the lake, attending her children’s sporting events, and cooking for family and friends.

favorite bible verse or life verse

“Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, ‘Whom shall I send? and who will go for us?’ And I said, ‘Here I am. Send me.’” Isaiah 6:8

Anne-Marie Wegner, Literacy Coach

education

  • Bachelors from university of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia Missouri
  • Masters from Lindenwood, St. Charles, Missouri

experience

  • Fort Zumwalt Parents as Teachers ,O’Fallon, Mo-Parent Educator 1999-2015
  • Zion Lutheran School, St. Charles, MO- 6th Grade English 2015-present

Mrs. Wegner’s husband, Jeff is a financial analyst at Boeing. They have a daughter, Alison and a son, Bobby. In her free time she enjoys shopping, traveling, reading and spending time with her family.

favorite bible verse or life verse

“So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31