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Last updated: 04/03/2019
Dr. Behmlander's Profile
 
 
Principal
I am a Michigan native, growing up in Bay City, Michigan and attending St. Paul Lutheran School. I attended Western High School (home of the Warriors) and then received my first bachelor's degree in business management and marketing from Northwood University, Midland, MI. Upon graduation I attended Concordia University, Ann Arbor to receive my Lutheran teaching diploma. My master's degree in educational leadership was received from Eastern Michigan University and I received my doctorate in educational leadership from Indiana University. I began my teaching career in Muskegon, Michigan and after three years moved to Eastpointe, Michigan to teach 7th grade. I began my principalship at St. Peter's, Eastpointe in 1992 and in 2001 accepted a call to Immanuel, Seymour where I currently serve. My wife, Chris, teaches kindergarten at St. Paul Lutheran School in Columbus, IN and we are blessed with two boys, Adam and Evan. Adam is married and he and his wife, Erica, have two sons. Evan works at Eli Lilly and lives in Indianapolis. We are blessed to be a part of the fellowship at Immanuel church and school. Every day is a gift received and blessing to share. Dr. Behmlander
Last updated: 05/24/2019
Mrs. Bell's Profile
 
 
First Grade Teacher
Hi! I was born in Seymour, IN, attended school at Cortland Elementary, Shields Jr. High and Seymour High School. I earned a double major in Bible and Elementary Ed from Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, TN. After graduating I moved to Fullerton, CA to teach K-1st grades at Brea-Olinda Friends Christian School. After three years there, I moved to Eastside Christian School where I taught 1st & 2nd grades, taught after school computer, & coached 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th grade girls and boys basketball. In addition to those responsibilities, I, also, tutored, mentored teachers in computer software, & was involved in writing Bible curriculum. After 16 years in CA, I moved back to Indiana & have taught at St. Ambrose Catholic School (6-8) and ILS (7-8 Science)(1st & 2nd grades), as well as subbed in all the Seymour Schools. I am married to Cary, who is an engineer at Cummins and farms, and we have a son, Andrew (13). I, also, have 2 step-daughters, Jackie (24) & Maddie(17). I love spending time with my family, biking, checking out classic cars, and playing/watching sports-especially basketball! I am thrilled & blessed to be teaching @ILS.
Last updated: 07/22/2015
Mrs. Bloch's Profile
 
 
Resource Room Teacher
Hello! I am the Resource Room teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School. I graduated from Concordia College in Seward, Nebraska. I received my Reading Specialist Master from Concordia. I am a certified Dyslexia Testing Specialist. I am also a Master Tutor for Dyslexia using the Barton Reading and Spelling Program. I am married to Pastor Philip Bloch and we have two sons who are attending college. We enjoy traveling together. I love to work with students and their families. It is a privilege to teach them about their Savior, Jesus Christ. It is encouraging to watch their growth through their years at ILS.
Last updated: 01/28/2019
Mrs. Brown's Profile
 
 
Director of Educational Technology, Technology Teacher
Hello! I am Mrs. Brown. I am the Director of Educational Technology at ILS. I work with teachers on integrating technology into their curriculum and oversee our 1:1 laptop program. I am a graduate of Concordia University, Chicago with a Bachelor's in Elementary Education and a graduate of Concordia University, Wisconsin with a Master's in Educational Design and Technology. Before coming to ILS, I taught first and second grade and computers at St. Peter's Lutheran School in Eastpointe, MI. I have taught first grade, sixth grade, computers, and JR High Spanish at ILS. I am blessed with the opportunity to serve the families of ILS.
Last updated: 02/05/2019
Mrs. Dyer's Profile
Mrs. Dyer's Blog
 
 
Technology Teacher, Science & Health Teacher - Gr. 6 & Athletic Director
I'm Mrs. Dyer and I love ILS! I have been teaching full-time and part-time in Lutheran schools in various capacities for the past 15 years. I have been a part of ILS since 2001. My husband and I have 3 boys and as a family we enjoy traveling, the outdoors, reading, playing games and all things Disney. We have been very blessed to be part of God's ministry in Seymour through ILS.
Last updated: 05/17/2019
Mrs. Elkins's Profile
 
 
First Grade Teacher
'Hello, I am Charlotte Elkins. I grew up in Bartholomew County. I attended White Creek Elementary, Columbus East High School, and Concordia, Ann Arbor. I received my Master's Degree from IU. My husband and I have 2 daughters. I enjoy reading and gardening.
Last updated: 05/24/2019
Mrs. Engel's Profile
 
 
Second Grade Teacher
I am blessed to be a part of the Immanuel family! Before moving to Seymour, I lived in the suburbs of Chicago and taught in the city. Previously, I have taught students in 5-8 grade and in a combined first and second grade classroom. I received my bachelor's degree in elementary education from Concordia University Chicago in 2014, and my master's degree in urban education from Concordia in 2015. My husband and I have two cats, Theo and Violet. In my free time, I love to read, run, and travel.
Last updated: 08/08/2018
Mrs. Franke's Profile
Mrs. Franke's Blog
Mrs. Franke's Twitter Page
 
 
Eighth Grade Teacher, Junior High Language Arts
Hello! I'm Mrs. Franke, and I love teaching at Immanuel Lutheran School! I grew up in the Columbus area, attending St. John's White Creek Elementary School and Columbus North High School. I graduated from Concordia, River Forest, with a BA in K-12 Education, and from Indiana University with a MS in Language Education. I have my Reading Endorsement and am also certified to teach junior high Language Arts and Mathematics. My husband, Joe, and I are blessed with three children, Alex, Emma, and Anne. We love living on our farm and attending Zion Lutheran Church. Athletics and reading are two of my favorite hobbies. I've enjoyed teaching high school, fifth grade, preschool, and have been delighted to be a part of the Immanuel junior high staff since 2005. I teach English, Literature, and Introduction to German.
Last updated: 04/29/2019
Mrs. Goecker's Profile
 
 
Fifth Grade Teacher
 
 
Director of Nutrition Services
 
 
Junior High Math
Last updated: 04/29/2019
Mr. Huddleston's Profile
Mr. Huddleston's Blog
 
 
Junior High Math
After 40 years of teaching in public schools (36 years at Seymour Middle School), I finally have the opportunity to teach at a Christian school. I thank God for allowing me to teach at Immanuel Middle School. Last year was a great experience. The parents, students, and staff could not have been any kinder. I pray this will be a great year for your child in math. The best way to communicate with me is to email me or text me at 812-528-0230.
 
 
Secretary
Last updated: 05/20/2019
Mrs. Keilman's Profile
 
 
Fourth Grade Teacher
I have been blessed to serve at Immanuel since 2002. Prior to coming to Seymour, my husband Glenn and I lived in Waco, TX and San Angelo, TX. In my years of teaching I have taught 1st, 2nd, 4th & 5th grades, along with departmentalized classes to 3rd, 6th, 7th & 8th grades. I am honored to be able to serve the Lord at ILS.
 
 
Director of Maintenance
Last updated: 05/19/2019
Mrs. Lambert's Profile
 
 
Third Grade Teacher
I am in my 36th year of teaching at ILS. I currently teach the 3rd grade. I am a director of one of the handbell choirs at school and am an assistant organist at Immanuel Lutheran Church. My husband Jack and I are parents to 3 sons and grandparents to 7 adorable grandchildren. Watching students at ILS each day grow in their knowledge and their faith is truly a blessing.
 
 
Art Teacher, Secretary
Last updated: 04/22/2019
Mrs. Pyle's Profile
 
 
Second Grade Teacher
Last updated: 04/01/2019
Mr. M. Rudzinski's Profile
 
 
Seventh Grade Teacher, Junior High Science
Hi, my name is Mr. Mark Rudzinski. I grew up in Kansas City, MO were I attended Our Saviour Lutheran School from Preschool through 1st grade. Than when Our Saviour closed it's doors for good after my 1st grade year, I moved to a new school, Calvary Lutheran. I attended Calvary from 2nd grade through 8th grade. I then went to high school at Kansas City Lutheran High School where I was active in three sports as well as drama. After high school I attended Concordia University, River Forest where I graduated with a BA degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Earth Science. I am now in my 11th year of teaching and my 8th year here at Immanuel where I currently serve as 7th grade homeroom teacher and 7th and 8th grade science teacher and 8th grade Health teacher. I also serve as Immanuel's athletic director. I come from a family of teachers as my dad and three siblings are all currently teaching or at least were trained to be teachers in the LCMS. I am blessed with an amazing wife and three daughters. I also enjoy home improvement projects and spending time with my wife and kids.
Last updated: 08/03/2018
Mr. Scheiderer's Profile
Mr. Scheiderer's Blog
 
 
Instrumental Music Director, Choral Music Director
My name is Mr. Scheiderer and I am the Director of Music at Immanuel Lutheran Church & School. Please contact me if you have any questions.
 
 
Choral Music Director
Last updated: 08/22/2017
Mrs. Sims's Profile
 
 
Eighth Grade Teacher, Junior High Language Arts & Assistant Principal
I currently teach 8th grade literature, 7th grade English, 6th grade English, and an elective class. I also serve as assistant principal. One of my primary responsibilities is to oversee the Washington, D.C. trip. I am blessed to be able to spend my days serving Christ through teaching and interacting with students, teachers, and parents.
 
 
Sixth Grade Teacher, Physical Education & Health
Last updated: 10/07/2018
Mr. Smith's Profile
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Seventh Grade Teacher, Junior High Social Studies
I am currently in my 19th year in the teaching ministry at Immanuel. I teach religion to my homeroom as well as 6th & 7th grade social studies and 8th grade history / civics. I grew up in Detroit, Michigan and attended Mt. Calvary Lutheran grade school and Lutheran East high school there. Afterward, I attended Concordia - Ann Arbor (MI) studying social studies (major), history (minor), secondary education, and earned my Lutheran Teaching Diploma and BA in 1999. In 2006 I graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University with my Masters degree in Education (M.Ed.). I spent 10 years as a volunteer with the American Red Cross as a CPR/ First Aid / AED instructor. I am trained as an Emergency Responder (Medical First Responder) and volunteered working at local first aid stations at Oktoberfest, the County Fair, etc. I also served on a Disaster Action Team responding to local disasters such as floods, fires, storms, etc. and in getting emergency messages to military personnel. I currently play in the adult hand bell choir at Immanuel Lutheran Church and serve as vice chairperson on the Board of Evangelism. I enjoy riding my bike, reading, and volunteering. I live in Seymour with my wife Becky and dog Bella.
Last updated: 02/18/2019
Mrs. Spieker's Profile
 
 
Third Grade Teacher
Hello! I am Jordan Spieker, 3rd Grade teacher at ILS. Third grade is an exciting year for students and I enjoy diving into the curriculum with them, while we learn all about God's wonderful world and creation around us. A little about me - I am a 2013 graduate of Concordia University Chicago. Currently I am pursuing my Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from CUC. When I am not at school, you can find me on the floor at my home playing with my daughter, Haley. My husband, Mark, and I enjoy spending time with our family and taking Haley on new adventures. God's Blessings to you!
Last updated: 05/17/2019
Mrs. Stam's Profile
 
 
Fifth Grade Teacher
Hi, I am Tracy Stam. I teach fifth grade at Immanuel. I am a Concordia Ann Arbor graduate with an Associate of Arts degree. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from IU, and completed my Master of Religion in 2003. I am married to Keith and have four children: Heidi, Heather, Eric, and Katie and nine grandchildren.
Last updated: 05/17/2019
Mrs. Tracey's Profile
 
 
Fourth Grade Teacher
Greetings in Christ! I am currently teaching one of the fourth grade classes at Immanuel. I am actually an alumni of Immanuel. I have been teaching at Immanuel for 28 years now. I am married to Mike Tracey. I have two children: Jeremiah is a Criminal Justice graduate of Ball State University and is working for City Hall, and Caitlin is a senior at Ball State University majoring in Computer and Information Systems.


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