Elementary

Leah Horsman

Kindergarten Teacher • Elementary

Leah Horsman

Kindergarten Teacher • Elementary

Julie VanWinkle

Kindergarten Teacher • Elementary

Julie VanWinkle

Kindergarten Teacher • Elementary

Kelley Souther

KINDERGARTEN ASSISTANT • Elementary

Kelley Souther

KINDERGARTEN ASSISTANT • Elementary

Dr. Melody Poole

First Grade Teacher • Elementary

Dr. Melody Poole

First Grade Teacher • Elementary

Amber Conner

1st Grade Teacher • Elementary

Amber Conner

1st Grade Teacher • Elementary

Andrea Goodman

First Grade Assistant • Elementary

Andrea Goodman

First Grade Assistant • Elementary

Walton Webster

First Grade Teacher • Elementary

Walton Webster

First Grade Teacher • Elementary

Kim Burke

First Grade Assistant • Elementary

Kim Burke

First Grade Assistant • Elementary

Lorie Flores

Second Grade Teacher • Elementary

Lorie Flores

Second Grade Teacher • Elementary

Katie Sherman

Second Grade Teacher • Elementary

Katie Sherman

Second Grade Teacher • Elementary

Laura Brickey

Third Grade Teacher • Elementary

Laura Brickey

Third Grade Teacher • Elementary

Denise Gosch

Third Grade Teacher • Elementary

Denise Gosch

Third Grade Teacher • Elementary

Jodi Tucker

Fourth Grade Teacher • Elementary

Jodi Tucker

Fourth Grade Teacher • Elementary

Even as an adolescent I could be regularly found with gaggles of children at my ankles. I have always enjoyed working with children and have been truly blessed to be a member of the faculty here at St. Paul Lutheran School since 2001. I love our students’ enthusiasm for learning and their creative spirits. I am truly blown away daily by their profession of faith in what they say and do. And I am uplifted by our staff who truly loves, cares, and prays for one another regularly. As a graduate of a Lutheran grade school, high school, and one of our synodical colleges, Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota, I have the distinct privilege of understanding the benefits of a Christian education, and the sacrifices families make to give their children such an opportunity. Through my graduate studies at the University of South Florida I have met many outstanding educators in our county and have seen many excellent educational practices, yet I have never experienced anything quite like St. Paul Lutheran School. I consider myself very blessed that my three young boys are now also part of the St. Paul Lutheran family.

Deb Wagner

Fourth Grade Teacher • Elementary

Deb Wagner

Fourth Grade Teacher • Elementary

Stephanie Finley

Fifth Grade Teacher • Elementary

Stephanie Finley

Fifth Grade Teacher • Elementary

Amy Smith

Fifth Grade Teacher • Elementary

Amy Smith

Fifth Grade Teacher • Elementary

I am very excited to begin my teaching career at St. Paul Lutheran School. I believe teaching is a calling from God and I am proud to work at a school centered on God’s word. I graduated from the University of South Florida and have been a substitute teacher for the Polk County School Board for five years. My husband is a Lieutenant for the City of Lakeland Fire Department. We have two young boys, who I am proud to bring to this wonderful school.

Daniel Bates

Music & Band Teacher • ECEC, Elementary, Middle

Daniel Bates

Music & Band Teacher • ECEC, Elementary, Middle

Raphael De Oliveira

Kids' Club • Elementary, Middle

Raphael De Oliveira

Kids' Club • Elementary, Middle

Amanda Girau-Perez

Spanish Teacher • ECEC, Elementary, Middle

Amanda Girau-Perez

Spanish Teacher • ECEC, Elementary, Middle

Sherry Loveridge

Art Teacher • Elementary, Middle

Sherry Loveridge

Art Teacher • Elementary, Middle

Wendy Petterson

Media Specialist • ECEC, Elementary, Middle

Wendy Petterson

Media Specialist • ECEC, Elementary, Middle

Karyn Scarpa

Physical Education Teacher • ECEC, Elementary, Middle

Karyn Scarpa

Physical Education Teacher • ECEC, Elementary, Middle

Jessica Martino

Kid's Club Staff • Elementary

Jessica Martino

Kid's Club Staff • Elementary

Alyssa Welling

Resident Substitute • Elementary

Alyssa Welling

Resident Substitute • Elementary

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