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Teacher, Grades - Kindergarten through 5th:  Mrs. Marianne Allen
College:  Concordia Teacher's College, Seward  Ne;  Bachelors in Elementary Education at University of North Dakota, ELL certification in postgraduate school at UND

Experience:  5 years at Grand Forks Christian School (Elementary Social Studies,  Math, and Music teacher).   3 years at Manvel Public School (K-8 elementary school migrant English Language instructor, Special Education curriculum coordinator).  4 years at Bethesda multi-grade classroom.  Marianne received her Colloquy from Concordia in 2009. 

Philosophy of Christian Education:  I believe that if we put first things first, loving God, learning His Word and His ways, loving our neighbors as we love ourselves, we will have a safe and caring learning environment in which students will excel as disciples and citizens that make a difference in our world.  

Teacher, Preschool: Mrs. Kimberly Haertel:
College:  College of Wooster (1997) , Wooster, OH;  Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and a minor in music.  Princetom Theological Seminary (2000), Princeton, NJ; Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in youth Ministry

Experience:   Spring of 2011- Substitute Teacher, Hot Springs Public School.  Spring 2009 to present - Sunday School Teacher:   Pre-K -5th Grade at St. Luke's Episcopal  Church.  1999 to 2000:  Served as Youth Director for Middle and High school students in New Jersey and Colorado.  1997 to 2000:  Worked as an Aide at Princeton Theological Seminary's Daycare.  

Philosophy of Christian Education:  I believe that God is integral in all that we do in the classroom.  As a teacher, my role is to be God's intrument of love, grace, and mercy for the children.  Teaching in a Christian school allows me the privilege of sharing my faith with the children with the hope of leaving a lasting impression on their hearts.  In hope that the children may grow in their knowledge and love of the Lord!!

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