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, 1994-1997
  • Zion Lutheran School, St. Charles, MO, 1997-present

I love teaching sixth grade because the kids have so much energy and creative ideas. I feel I learn as much from them as they do from me. I especially love seeing young people grow in their faith walk with Jesus.

Jennifer Donner, 6th Grade Teacher

education

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Truman State University
  • Masters in Education, Truman State University
  • Master of Science in Educational Technology, Missouri State University

experience

  • Zion Lutheran School, St. Charles, MO, 2017-present

I love teaching because every day is so unique and different. I love getting to know the kids and building strong relationships with them. They can be so funny which makes my job very enjoyable. I also love connecting our world with our Heavenly Father and watching them grow their faith each day in my classroom.

Carrie Crenshaw, 7th Grade Teacher/Middle School Science

education

  • Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education, Lindenwood University, St. Charles, MO
  • Colloquy, Concodia University, Chicago, IL
  • Master of Science in Educational Administration, Concordia University Wisconsin

experience

  • Little Guppy Child Development Center  2011-2012
  • Zion Lutheran, St. Charles, MO 2011-present

I love teaching middle school because each day is a brand new adventure. The energy, humor and thoughtfulness about the world around them makes middler schoolers unique. I love seeing the transformational growth of my students as they find out exactly who God intends them to be.

Sam Weinhold, 7th Grade/ Middle School History

education

  • Bachelor of Science, University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg, MO
  • Master of Education with a Major in Secondary Education, Texas State University

experience

  • St. Paul Catholic School Shiner, Texas, 2014-2015
  • Child of God Lutheran School, St. Charles, 2015-2019
  • Zion Lutheran School, St. Charles, 2019-present

I love teaching junior high at Zion because of the students. The students bring a smile to my face everyday. They are always eager to share stories but they also still get so excited when they discover something new in the classroom.

Catherine Streuter, 8th grade teacher

education

  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Middle Level Endorsement, Concordia University, Seward, Nebraska
  • Master of Arts in Literacy Education, Reading Specialist, Concordia University, Seward, NE

experience

  • Good Shepherd, Collinsville, IL , 2002-2009
  • Good Shepherd, Collinsville, IL , 2016-2021
  • Zion Lutheran, St. Charles, MO, 2021-present

I love teaching junior high. The students make me smile daily with their learning discoveries. I am blessed that I can say that I have my dream job!

Joe Stock, 8th Grade Teacher

education

  • Bachelor of Arts of Education, Concordia University, River Forest, IL

experience

  • St. John’s Lutheran, Arnold, MO, 2006-2018
  • TGCA, St. Louis, MO, 2018-2020
  • Unity Lutheran, East St. Louis, IL, 2020-2021
  • Zion Lutheran, St. Charles, MO 2021-Present

Teaching Middle School Math is such a joy, as there is such a variety of different ways to help students learn to process and solve different problems that are put in front of them. The opportunity to see students excel or to find the moment that something finally clicks and makes sense is such a blessing to any teacher. The personalities and growth that are seen every day and every year working in a Middle School classroom, are the rewards that make teaching such a blessing. The opportunity to have discussions on a deeper level with Middle School Students about Jesus every day is such a great experience and the overall backbone of the joy of teaching.