Mark Muehl

Wyneken’s Heritage of Faith and Family

A Rich History Defines School When Marvin Drier arrived at Wyneken Memorial Lutheran School for his teaching interview, he knew it was a good fit after seeing two things: Mountain Dew and seed corn hats. “When I taught in Chicago I was an abnormality,” Mr. Drier says. “I have a rural heritage. I liked Mountain… Read more »

St. Paul’s Fosters Family Atmosphere

Rich Heritage Draws Alumni Back Not all schools can boast a rich heritage of 175 years. St. Paul’s Lutheran School is the oldest continually operating elementary school in Indiana. Because of their long history, there are family and church ties that go back several generations, even among today’s teachers and students. Carla Kleinschmidt’s family boasts… Read more »

Sisters Giving Back to Suburban Bethlehem

Kelsey and Kayli Greener Impact Youth Kayli and Kelsey Greener, members of Suburban Bethlehem Church, decided to give back to the community that gave so much to them. As sisters who attended the school kindergarten through eighth grade, they are now youth group leaders trying to influence the next generation for Christ. “Suburban Bethlehem is… Read more »

Holy Cross Emphasizes Technology

Teacher Encourages Students Through Projects and Videos At Holy Cross, technology has grown leaps and bounds since Kevin Schroeder came on staff 32 years ago. From early computer games like The Oregon Trail to today’s coding apps, technology continues to evolve, keeping Mr. Schroeder on his toes so he can prepare students to be tech… Read more »

Critical Friend Visits

A Valuable Resource for our Schools This year, the Lutheran Schools Partnership has been doing Critical Friend Visits in six schools to keep academic programs strong and growing. This evaluation process allows a team of 5-7 people, including principals and teachers from other Lutheran schools, to collect data using an observational tool that covers six… Read more »

Consensus Curriculum Mapping

Collaborative Mapping Process Supports Teachers and Strengthens Schools Consensus mapping is an important process to ensure schools are hitting critical skills in their curriculum through all grades. Lead teachers have been established at each Lutheran school to head up the mapping process and make their curriculum even stronger. Now all teachers can participate in the… Read more »

Overwhelmed with Gratitude

Bethlehem Lutheran School Helps a Family Facing Cancer In 2012, Angie Mishler got the devastating news that she had cancer. As a mother to four children, she wondered how she would manage this diagnosis and her children’s needs. She struggled with tough decisions, including whether their family could afford to send their oldest son, Greyson,… Read more »