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School Principal - Deb Erdmann

I have worked in Education since 1998 after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a double major in Learning Disabilities and Emotional Disabilities. I then worked in middle schools with Special Education populations. I attended Graduate School through Cardinal Stritch University.

Due to life circumstances, I have had a myriad of other job experiences. I was a Program Assistant for the University Committee for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. For three years, I was a Special Education and Adult Basic Education teacher for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections at an adult correctional facility in Racine, Wisconsin. Additionally, I was an Account Manager for Dale Carnegie.

In the education realm, I have been a regular education teacher, Special Education teacher, Instructional Coach, Special Education Coordinator, Principal, RtI Coordinator, and Director of Instruction.

I have an older brother and sister. My brother is a LCMS pastor in Indiana. For eight years, I was a Mission U presenter for Lutheran Hour Ministries. As part of that, I helped them rewrite some of the curriculum they used.

I am an international adoption from Korea. My family, with the exception of my brother, all live in the Greater Milwaukee area. I am married and have two children: Michael (about to turn 9) and Travis (7). We live in Pewaukee.


Administrative Assistant- Sandy Ripke


Administrative Assistant & Extended Care - Heidi Miller


3 yr. old Kindergarten (T/Th) - Jenny Winkelmann

I am blessed to serve as the Tuesday/Thursday 3K teacher. This is my 13th year teaching at Grace. I taught first grade for 3 years and have been teaching 3K for 10 years. I attended Milwaukee Lutheran High School and graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2005 with my BA in Early Childhood Education. I came to Grace in 2005 which is also when I married my husband, PJ. We live in Menomonee Falls and have 4 children: Delaney (4th grade), Carter (2nd grade), Griffin (4K), and Teagan who is 1. We enjoy playing a variety of sports together, traveling, attending Brewers games, and serving and growing with our Grace family.

I am so thankful to be a part of the wonderful and dedicated staff at Grace. I find no greater joy than in sharing the love of Jesus with little ones and being a part of their first school experience.


3 yr. old Kindergarten (M/W/F) - Deanna Kellerman

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4 yr. old Kindergarten - Gloria Strehlow

I have been blessed to serve as the Grace 4K teacher since October of 1995. I served at congregations in Fort Meyers, FL, Springfield, IL and West Allis, WI prior to serving at Grace.

I graduated from Concordia River Forest in 1981 with a BA degree in education, with concentrations in history and psychology. I met my husband at Concordia and both of our children are also recent graduates of CUC. I am a widow and my son is a DCE at Grace Lutheran Church in Idaho and my daughter is also a 4K teacher at Faith Lutheran School in Georgia. One of the most moving experiences of our lives was mission trip to Guatemala in 2005 with a mission team from Grace.

At Grace Church I am a member of the Acts of Grace committee and am a Stephen Minister. Outside of church and school, I enjoy reading, traveling , watching sporting events, and spending time with family.

My life continues to be blessed by the children, families, and co-workers that I have met at Grace Lutheran Church and School.


Kindergarten - Kim Knuppenburg

I attended college at Concordia University in Mequon, WI. I graduated in 2004 with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I have a minor in adaptive education. I have been married to my husband Luke for almost 10 years and we have three children, Elliana (7), Nolan (5) and Austin (3). I have been a kindergarten teacher for 13 years, 11 of those years have been at Grace. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Grace. I enjoy traveling with my family and spending time outside. We enjoy playing sports together, walking to the park and going to the zoo. Grace is such a blessing in my life and I am so thankful for my coworkers and all the wonderful families that have come into my life.


1st Grade - Raquel Jung

I am very blessed and excited to be teaching First Grade in the afternoon this year. I graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a degree in Elementary Education PreK-6 in 2010. This is my first year at Grace Lutheran but my third year in a classroom! Grace is a wonderful place that brings together students, families and teachers to help serve the Lord. My husband Joey and I were recently blessed with a new baby girl, Sophia. We also have a very playful 3 year old dog named Bentley. Along with spending time with my family I love any outdoor activity (especially hiking), reading and traveling. It is going to be a great year!


1st Grade - Amanda Schneider


2nd Grade - Lauren Wunder


3rd Grad Teacher - Rebecca Kringel


4th Grade - Amanda Rosenberg

I am the 4th grade morning teacher at Grace. This is my seventh school year serving at Grace. In addition to teaching 4th grade, I coach softball and am the co-advisor of Student Council. I grew up attending Trinity Freistadt in Mequon from 4K through 8th grade. From there, I went to Milwaukee Lutheran High School. I graduated from UW-Green Bay with a major in Elementary Education. My husband, Tyler, and I were blessed with our first child, Annabelle, and she has brought nothing but joy to our lives.

The students and families of Grace are a blessing in my life, and I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve as a teacher in the school. I have a passion for teaching children through the guidance of the Lord. My mission is to foster literacy and higher level thinking, while using a variety of instructional opportunities to allow individual growth of their God-given talents.


4th Grade - Heather Culli

I am blessed to be the afternoon Fourth Grade teacher at Grace-Menomonee Falls. I am also part of a great family with my husband Ben and our children Rachel (sophomore at Living Word High School in Jackson), Nathan (7th grade at Grace) and Leah (4th grade at Grace). I am blessed to use the gifts God has given me to grow, nurture and stretch young minds and hearts to the glory of God.

I attended Milwaukee Lutheran High School, then earned my BA in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University in River Forest, IL. My Lutheran teaching experience includes:

  • Kindergarten Teacher- Baltimore, MD
  • Third Grade Teacher- Houston, TX
  • Third Grade Teacher- Elm Grove, WI
  • Preschool Director- New Berlin, WI
  • I cherish having the opportunity to partner together in this awesome task of raising His little ones!


    5th Grade - Jenny Zirbel

    Ever since I was a little girl I have always wanted to be a teacher. My dream became a reality once I completed my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education, with a minor in language arts, from Concordia University - Wisconsin. I have been in the teaching ministry for the past eleven years, two of those serving here at Grace Lutheran School. During my years of teaching I have taught fifth grade, sixth through eighth grade language arts, and sixth through eighth grade social studies. In addition to being a teacher,

    I also enjoy spending time with my family (my husband Matt and our two daughters, Harper and Kyla), playing with our two dogs, remodeling our house, watching television, and spending time with friends. All in all, being a teacher has given my life so much adventure and joy, and I couldn’t be happier than where I am right now. Grace Lutheran has given me a new sense of purpose, a new love for serving the Lord through my career, new friends, and an amazing place for my daughters to grow in their academic and spiritual walks. I am beyond blessed to be a Grace Lutheran Raider.


    6th Grade - Glory Jansen


    7th Grade - Aaron Hoeppner

    My name is Aaron Hoeppner, and I am blessed to be the 7th grade homeroom teacher at Grace Lutheran. I also have the honor of teaching middle school Social Studies and Physical Education at Grace. Along with being on the middle school staff, I coach the 5-8 grade soccer team and help out with the track team.

    I graduated from Concordia University in 2007 with a BA degree in Education. While attending CUW, I played on the tennis team for 4 years. I did my student teaching at Heritage Christian and Our Redeemer in Wauwatosa, WI. From there I taught 5 years in the middle school at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Oconomowoc, WI. In 2013, I took a call to become the 7th grade teacher at Grace Lutheran.

    As for my personal life, I met my wonderful wife Michelle in college, and have been married since 2009. God has blessed us with three beautiful children, Allison, Mason, and Annalise! They definitely keep me busy, but everyday I thank God for their fun personalities and the time I get to spend with them.

    In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, chess, and going to the beach with my family. I’m also an avid Wisconsin sports fan and like going to Brewer games or watching the Packers play. I love teaching the middle school students at Grace as they learn how to become leaders both of the school and how they represent God in all their actions.


    8th Grade - Melissa Benter


    Reading Specialist - Cheryl Eggold


    Remediation Teacher - Julie Ball


    Director of Worship and Music - Bill Cahill


    Athletic Director -


    Teacher's Aid - Tary Alvord


    Teacher's Aid - Kim Stiller


    Extended Care Staff - Tammy Breckenfelder

    Tammy Breckenfelder - Program Coordinator

    Heidi Miller - Administrative Assistant

    Donna Wiersma

    Kim Stiller

    Katrina Ludin

    Sue Dawson

    Lisa Campbell

    Crystal Trinastic



    School Music Teacher - Heide Young


    PE Teacher - Sarah Anderson


    Art Teacher - Caryn Blum


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