The faculty and support staff of St. Paul Lutheran School come from divergent backgrounds but they all share a common goal of nurturing spirits, engaging minds, and equipping children to transform their community.
The elementary and middle school faculty is made up of trained educators, certified by the state of Florida. Faculty members in the Pre-Kindergarten program all have a minimum of a baccalaureate degree. Staff members in our Early Childhood Enrichment Center (ECEC) meet all the standards of the state of Florida and make the ECEC a learning center, not simply child care.
Many faculty members have been trained specifically to educate children in a Lutheran school setting. One frequent comment by parents about our faculty is that there is no doubt that the children are loved unconditionally and are treated with respect. We also are known for having high expectations for children as learners and as citizens in a Christian setting.
Our teachers blend innovative practices with the best of traditional methodologies. All classrooms in our Pre-Kindergarten, elementary school and middle school feature interactive whiteboards which allows a high degree of technology integration. All elementary and middle school classes also make use of our two student computer labs to allow students to do active research and produce quality work.
On-going training is provided for all faculty to hone skills and develop new techniques.
The support staff includes the administration, the admissions counselor, office personnel, finance personnel, teacher aides, lunch room staff and a host of others. In particular, the administrators and the admissions counselor are anxious to provide information about our school and answer any questions.
All personnel have cleared background screenings meeting the requirements of Florida state law for child care facilities and for schools.
Teacher and Staff Ethics and Reporting
All employees and agents of St. Paul Lutheran School have an obligation and legal responsibility to report misconduct by instructional personnel and school administrators which affects the health, safety, or welfare of a student. Teachers and staff are regularly informed of their responsibilities. in this regard.
Behaviors considered to be educator misconduct:
Obscene language, Drug and Alcohol Use, Disparaging comments, Prejudice or bigotry, Sexual Innuendo, Cheating, Testing Violations, Physical Aggression and Accept or offer inappropriate favors
Report suspected educator misconduct to the principal of St. Paul Lutheran School.