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Our Faculty and Staff

At Grace Lutheran School, we are very selective about to whom we entrust our children. Our faculty and staff members are highly qualified and experienced, and they possess admirable character traits. You can feel confident that your child is receiving a well-rounded education, spiritually and academically.

Qualifications

The majority of teachers at Grace Lutheran School are graduates of Lutheran universities. All of our kindergarten through 8th grade teachers hold a bachelor's degree, and many have earned a master's degree. Early childhood teachers hold an early childhood degree or a bachelor’s degree. Our faculty members are all certified by the state of Alabama.

Administration

Mr. Mike Ellis
Principal
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 303
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Mrs. Mary Link
Executive Administrative Assistant
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 302
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Mrs. Karen Zecher
Administrative Assistant
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 301
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Ms. Heather Groggle
Athletics Co-Director
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 305
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Mrs. Ashley Finley
Admissions Counselor/High School Director/Athletic Co-Director
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Church Staff

Pastor Russ Gipson
Pastor
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 334
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Mr. Tommy Presley
Director of Spiritual Formation/Youth
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 340
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Mrs. Kelly Jenks
Office Manager
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 333
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Mrs. Tabby Jagger
Business Manager
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 335
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Mrs. Pam Lowe
Volunteer Youth Coordinator
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 340
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Mr. Mike Ellis
Principal
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 303
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Mr. Jack Hengel
Facilities Manager
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 336
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Mr. Tom Naatz
Events Coordinator
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 306
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Mr. Gene Menzel
Director of Outreach
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Mrs. Laura Ohme
Church Receptionist
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 333
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Child Development Center

Ms. Allison Merrill
CDC Director
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 338
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Mrs. Susan McCrary
Infant Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 325
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Ms. Jasmine Moody
Preschool 2B
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 343
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Ms. Elizabeth Lange
Preschool 1A
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 345
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Ms. Sherry Warren
Toddler II Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 329
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Ms. Melissa Robinson
Toddler 1
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 326
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Ms. Jessica Lambert
Preschool 1B Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 332
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Mrs. Taisha Sampson
Preschool 2A Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 344
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Ms. Mandy Ragucci
Teacher Assistant
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Elementary School

Mrs. Bonnie Craft
Pre-Kindergarten
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 327
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Ms. Connie Hopkins
Pre-Kindergarten Aide
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Ms. Nikki Phelps
Kindergarten Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 Ext. 328
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Mrs. Monica Naatz
Grade 1 Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 321
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Ms. Sara Braatz
Grade 2 Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 320
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Mrs. Louise Walker
Grade 3 Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 324
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Mrs. Mackenzie Rogers
Grade 4 Teacher
P: P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 312
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Ms. Heather Groggel
Grade 5 Teacher/Grade 5-8 Math
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 311
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Middle School

Mr. Ben Lanier
Grade 5-8 Science Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 308
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Mr. Tom Naatz
Grade 5-8 Social Studies Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 306
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Ms. Christina Sereda
Grade 6-8 Language Arts
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 307
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Ms. Heather Groggel
Grade 5-8 Math
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 311
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High School

Mrs. Ashley Finley
Facilitator/High School Director
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 305
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Mrs. Ginger Neuschatz
High School Facilitator/Academic Advisor
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 309
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Mr. Tommy Presley
Theology Teacher/English Advisor
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 340
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Mrs. Susan Maples
Grade 5-12 Math Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 316
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Fine Arts

Ms. Mary Gover
Art
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 323
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Ms. Sara Beth Dortch
Band/Music
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 313
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Foreign Language

Sra. Adriana Shipma
Spanish
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 317
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Physical Education

Mr. Mark Thorsen
PK-12 Physical Education
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 305
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Technology

Mr. Ben Lanier
PK-8 Technology
P: (256) 881.0553 ext.317
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Cafeteria

Mrs. Cari Presley
Lunchroom Manager
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 319
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Mrs. Ryan Self
Lunchroom Assistant
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 319
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Extended Care

Ms. Christina Roberts
Director After School Care & Elementary Aide
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