As the new school year continues to roll through week three, many may have noticed some new faces in classrooms. Along with lots of new students and families, St. John’s Elementary & Middle School is welcoming some new, and possibly familiar faces to the staff.
Some might remember the gigantic smile of Samantha Prinsen, who is our new First Grade teacher. If she looks familiar, you probably remember her as Miss Steger. Samantha was a valued staff member as a student teacher and long term substitute two years ago, and we welcome her back as a valuable partner in one of our two first grade classrooms.
“I feel incredibly blessed that God has called me to serve at St. John’s. The staff and community at St. John’s continues to be so wonderful! Staff, students, and families continue to be positive, uplifting, and are always encouraging. St. John’s feels more than just a church and a school. It feels like a close community where we continually are able to Connect, Care, and Share in Christ.”
Strengthening our Language Arts offering this year is Anna Frazee, who comes to St. John’s with a wealth of experience and a passion for reaching students and helping them to achieve as well as experience the love of Christ. She is a true example of “Discipleship in as many places as possible” as she also serves our sister as Spanish teacher at St. Paul Grafton and is wife to the new pastor at St. John’s in Mayville.
Also in our Middle School, Keith and Kay Traska join us in a variety of specialties. Keith is teaching Middle School Science as well as Seventh Grade Homeroom. His wife Kay is challenging students in Spanish, further expanding our commitment to offering students the highest standards in their education, in preparation for High School. Both Keith and Kay have been in the hallways of St. John’s as parents, and we are excited for them to share their exceptional teaching skill with our students.
“It is a blessing to serve at St. John’s this year! I really appreciate being surrounded by Christian students, families, and coworkers. I have been impressed by the students’ hard-working attitude and desire to learn. After many years of being a church member at St. John’s and serving in volunteer capacities and as a parent, it’s a natural fit to be connected by serving the church and school as a teacher. And of course, it is wonderful for our whole family to be at the same school!”
Head over the school and welcome these amazing people to our staff and show them how much we pray for and appreciate them.