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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. Josh Swartz
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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Ms. Karen Zecher
Secretary
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 301
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Ms. Donna Behnken
Admissions Counselor
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Mr. Tommy Presley
Athletics Director
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 305
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Church Staff

Vacant
Pastor
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Mr. Tommy Presley
Director of Spiritual Formation/Youth
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 340
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Ms. 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
Assistant Director of Spiritual Formation/Youth
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 340
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Mrs. Levana James
Worship Director
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 313
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Mr. Jack Hengel
Facilities Manager
P: (256) 881.0552 ext. 336
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Mr. Josh Swartz
Principal
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 303
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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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Child Development Center

Mrs. Stephanie McFarlen
CDC Director
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 338
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Mrs. Susan McCrary
Infant I Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 343
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Ms. Jasmine Moody
Infant II Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 344
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Ms. Elizabeth Lange
Toddler I Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 345
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Ms. Ladraysha Durr
Toddler II Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 326
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Ms. Melissa Robinson
Preschool 1A Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 329
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Ms. Jessica Lambert
Preschool 1B Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 332
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Mrs. Lydia Mullison
Preschool II Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 325
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Ms. Kaysie Malone
Teacher Assistant
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Ms. Deanna Thompson
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
Elementary Aide
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Ms. Sara Braatz
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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Mrs. Dawn Swartz
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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Mr. Mark Thorsen
Grade 4 Teacher
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

Mrs. Laurie Ninke
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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Mrs. Amanda Murphy
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. 346/309
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Mr. Tommy Presley
Theology Teacher/English Advisor
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 309
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Mrs. April Kalber
Missions Class Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 305
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Mrs. Susan Maples
Grade 5-11 Math Teacher
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 316
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Fine Arts

Mrs. Tracy Thompson
Art
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 323
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Mrs. Levana James
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

Mrs. April Kalber
PK-11 Physical Education
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 305
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Technology

Mrs. Laurie Ninke
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. Tracy Thompson
Lunchroom Assistant
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 319
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Sra. Adriana Shipma
Lunchroom Assistant
P: (256) 881.0553 ext. 319
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Extended Care

Nikki Phelps
Director After School Care
P: (256) 881.0553 Ext. 309
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