Mark Muehl

Lutheran Spirit- Mercy

Stan Hines died tonight. Stan was the husband of first grade teacher Mary Hines of St John-Emmanuel Lutheran School. His health deteriorated rapidly recently and only in the last week had entered hospice care. Stan and Mary have understood (and Mary will experience even more in the days ahead) that Lutheran Spirit is a lot… Read more »

Called and Back to School

“Real. Present. God.” For many of our schools, this is the school theme of the year. Inspired largely from Psalm 46 but influenced by all of the Psalms, we start the year knowing that the God of all Creation loved his creation so much that He chose to live life here among mankind and redeem… Read more »

The IT Girls – Inspiring Girls in Technology

Your senior year is coming up and it’s been a busy year. As a National Honors Society member, you’ve  maintained a 3.98 GPA while being a cheerleader, Koinonia leader, participant in peer ministry, and assist with the school’s tech support (sound booth, tech installations and troubleshooting). Knowing it’s going to be an eventful senior year, what… Read more »

Welcome to a New School Year

The Lutheran Schools Partnership is excited about a new school year and the opportunities that will present themselves. Here is a quick list to share– Lutheran Night at the Tin Caps is Monday, August 6. It should be a fun night of baseball and celebrating all the Lutheran ministries in our community. Support of the… Read more »

The Case for Advancement

Teacher, administrator, bookkeeper, education leader, secretary, counselor, admissions, PR, Athletic director, VBS, Sunday School, youth director, special ed. It’s quite the job description, that of a Lutheran school principal. For most Lutheran schools, the investment in staff is in the classroom while the administration of the schools is on the shoulder of a leader who… Read more »

Teacher Appreciation Week

In recognition of Teacher Appreciation Week, here are TLSP staff reflections on their memories of a favorite teacher. Alicia: A teacher for whom I give thanks often is Mrs. Feuerbach, at Zion Lutheran School in Wilton, Iowa.  Mrs. Feuerbach was my kindergarten teacher, but so much more. She was my choir director, my volleyball coach,… Read more »

Primer on School Choice

School Choice. It’s a controversial topic that is like a tsunami throughout our country. School Choice is about kindergarten through grade 12 options for education- public schools, public charter schools, public magnet schools, private schools, online academies, and homeschooling. School choice is about programs that give access to these options. School choice is about trusting… Read more »

Kevin Creutz Named LEA’s Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Administrator

Lutheran Education Association’s 2018 Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Administrator award is Kevin Creutz. At the time of the selection, Mr. Creutz was principal of Central Lutheran School in New Haven. However, Mr. Creutz recently accepted a call to serve as Superintendent of Schools for the LCMS Ohio District beginning his new position in February. Last week,… Read more »

For a Healthy Future- Lutheran Schools

“….The grand essentials to happiness in this life are something to do, something to love, and something to hope for. We all must have something to love.” -American clergyman George Washington Burnap and repeated/attributed to Immanuel Kant, a philosopher of the 1700’s. I remember these words being part of the first unit of the middle… Read more »

Foolish or Wise?

You believe it, right? When you read 1 Corinthians 15, you believe it with all you heart. While we celebrate the Reformation with all its “By grace you have been saved” exhorting, the Reformation, faith in Christ, our churches and our schools are a waste if what Paul preaches in 1 Corinthians isn’t true. 1… Read more »