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Meet the Faculty

 
Bob Burgess - Principal
  • M.A. in Educational Leadership
  • B.A. in Education
  • Lutheran Teacher Diploma
  • Teaching since 1984
 
Monica Slack - Preschool DIrector, Main School Campus
  • B.S. in Elementary Education
  • B.A. in Early Childhood Education 
  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood
  • Teaching since 1996
  • 30 Hours in Preschool Administration
 
Julie Ostrom - 3-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • M.A. in  Early Childhood Education
  • B.S. in Elementary Education
  • Teaching since 2002
 
Chelsea Meyers - 4-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • B.A. in Special Education
  • Teaching since 2008
 
Miranda Preuss - 4-Year-Old Preschool Teacher
  • B.A. in Psychology
  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education - T.E.A.C.H.
  • Teaching since 2009
 
Anne Shinn - Preschool Movement Teacher
  • M.A. Secondary Education
  • B.A. in History
  • Teaching since 2015
 
Nancy Rosenzweig - Preschool Director, Downtown Campus
  • M.A. in Early Childhood Education
  • B.A. in English
  • Teaching at SPECC since 1989

Chelley Otto  - Lead Infant Toddler Teacher
  • B.A. in Journalism
  • Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching at SPECC since 2007
 
 
Monica Heissenbuettel - Preschool Teacher
  • M.A. in Early Childhood Education
  • B.A. in Elementary Education
  • Lutheran Teacher Diploma
  • Teaching since 1991
 
Laurel Grulke - Kindergarten
  • M.A. in Education
  • B.A. in Elementary Education
  • Teaching since 1999
 
Julie Novak - Kindergarten
  • M.A. in Education
  • B.A. in Elementary Education, Major in Early Childhood
  • Teaching since 1986
  • Recipient of the National Honor Roll's Outstanding American Teacher Award
 
Deborah Schnack - Grade 1
  • M.A. in Education Leadership
  • B.S. in Elementary Education
  • Teaching since 1976
  • 40 hrs of teaching Reading Instruction through Meeting the Challenge and Continuing to Meet the Challenge
 
Samantha Conway - Grade 2
  • B.A. in Elementary Education
  • Teaching since 2010
 
Karlie May - Grade 3
  • B.S. in Education
  • Teaching since 2015
 
Caleb O'Hara - Grade 4, Assistant Principal, Athletic Director
  • Athletic Director, Assistant Principal
  • M.S. in Education Leadership
  • B.S. in Middle School Education, specialization in science and social studies
  • Teaching since 2015
 
Andy Contreras - Grade 5
  • M.A. in the Art of Teaching
  • B.A. in Elementary Education
  • Teaching since 1991
Clara Twork - Grade 6
  • M.S. in Middle School Education
  • B.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education
  • Teaching since 1976
  • 6th-8th Grade Math
Thomas Draves - Grade 7
  • M.S. in Education
  • B.A. in Elementary Education
  • Teaching since 1980
  • 6th - 8th Grade Science
Katie Contreras - Grade 8
  • M.A. in Education with a specialization in middle level
  • B.A. in Secondary Education with endorsements in history and theology
  • Teaching since 1991
  • 6th Grade Geography
  • 7th – 8th Grade History
 
Veronica Baumgarten - Foreign Language
  • B.A. Education
  • Endorsements in Spanish K-12, History 7-12 
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Currently completing Masters of Arts in reading and language arts

 

Deb Guidot - Art
  • M.A. in Teaching Art
  • B.A. in Fine Arts
  • Working artist since 1985
  • Teaching since 2011 (K-12)
  • Part-time faculty at Washtenaw Community College

 

Scott Hayes - Technology
  • B.A. in Photography
  • Post-Baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education
  • Pursuing Master's degree in educational media and technology

Heather Sharp - K-8th Physical Education
  • M.A. in Orientation and Mobility
  • B.A. in Physical Education and Health
  • Teaching since 2012 

Janet Sommerfeld - Instrumental Music
  • M.A. in Education with a specialization in middle level
  • B.A. in Music
  • Band director at St. Francis of Assissi since 1990
  • Saline Summer Concert Band director
  • Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association (MSBOA) adjudicator since 1998
  • Third clarinet/bass clarinet of the Flint Symphony Orchestra since 1998
  • Adjunct Professor of Clarinet and Saxophone

Lisa Altevogt - Vocal Music, k-4
  • B.M.A. in Music History (Piano)
  • B.A. in Classical Studies (Latin Language)
  • Michigan Teaching Certificate
  • Certificate in piano pedagogy
  • Level I certification in Orff-Schulwerk music education philosophy

Thomas Strode - Vocal Music, 5-8
  • Doctor of Music Arts (D.M.A), Organ Performance
  • M.A. in Music
  • Director of Music, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Ann Arbor
  • Founder and previous Music Director of the Boychoir of Ann Arbor
 
Stephanie Sanford - Student Care Services Director
  • B.A. in Elementary Education
  • Specialization in elementary math
 
Linda Schumaker, Special Education
  • M.A. in Education
  • B.A. in Education
  • Teaching since 2001
  • Teaching with Lutheran Special Education Ministries since 2012 
 
Laurie Walters - Librarian
  • Masters in Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S.) 
  • B. A.
  • Certified Librarian through Library of Michigan (Level 1) and Assocaition of Christian Schools International
  • Librarian since 2002