Faculty & Staff

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If you are considering enrolling your child, come visit. We would love to show you our growing school community. Call us to schedule a visit at 216.749.5300.

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    Nicole Levy, 
    Executive Director

    Concordia University Ann Arbor (B.S.), Cleveland State University (M.S.Ed)

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    Heather Smith – West Campus Kindergarten

    Cleveland State University (B.S.)
    Years of teaching: 22

    I love teaching, especially kindergarten, because it is like watching a flower garden bloom. The kids grow and learn and change so much in this one year. You can see all the potential just starting to develop. Plus, I get to play games and have fun too!

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    Monica Rosselet – West Campus 1st/2nd Grade

    Concordia University Ann Arbor (B.S.)
    Years of teaching: 8

    Teaching has been a passion of mine since I was a child. I love being able to encourage and motivate my students, especially when they find something difficult. I love watching each child grow in their understanding of the materials they are learning and understanding themselves and the love God has for them.

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    Michael McDermott – West Campus 3rd/4th Grade, Music (K-4th)

    Concordia Teacher’s College, Seward, NE (B.S.)
    Years of teaching: 30

    My 30 years of teaching in Lutheran Schools has been a blessing. I have enjoyed all the opportunities I have been given to share the love of Jesus with my students. Watching them learn and grow in their faith and academic abilities motivate me to always put forth my best effort. I am so blessed to be a part of the ministry of Luther Memorial School.

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    Tammy Szyoka – West Campus 5th/6th Grade

    Concordia University Wisconsin (B.S.) University of Wisconsin- La Crosse (M.S.Ed)
    Years of teaching: 27

    “Train up a child in the way they should go and when they are old they will not depart from it” (Prov 22:6). This is why I love teaching – to help kids grow n faith and love in God. My work is not just math, science, and reading – the foundation for life is Jesus Christ.

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    Martin Beckman – West Campus Principal, 7th/8th Grade

    Concordia University Chicago (B.S.); Cleveland State University (M.S.Ed)
    Years of teaching: 8

    I love teaching because every day I am given the opportunity to make a difference in a student’s life which goes far beyond knowledge. I have the chance to inspire, support, mentor, and learn along with students as they grow. I love teaching at Luther Memorial because I am able to teach students that they are loved deeply by God and that, with His help, their potential is limitless.

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    Nancy Jo Creutz – Main Campus Preschool

    Concordia Teacher’s College, Seward, NE (B.S.)
    Years of teaching – 30

    I enjoy setting up and managing my classroom as an invitation for my little learners to play, learn and grow. I enjoy being a caregiver and the opportunity to teach kindness and cooperation. I enjoy seeing the excitement the little ones have with new experiences and skills. But the best part of teaching at LMS is sharing Jesus and watching the little ones express their growing love for Jesus in prayer, worship, and actions.

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    Karen Peterkoski – Main Campus Kindergarten

    Cleveland State University (B.A.); Baldwin-Wallace College – Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Program
    Years of teaching: 9

    What I love most about teaching early childhood is seeing the tremendous growth the students make from the beginning of the year until the end. I love watching the children become more independent and learn how to problem solve. Every day brings new adventures and challenges, and I love that I am learning as much from my students as they are learning from me!

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    Jillian Mlinarik – Main Campus 1st Grade

    Kent State University (B.S.); Cleveland State University – Early Childhood Teacher Licensure Program
    Years of teaching: 3

    I love getting to know all of the students in my class and helping them to learn new things. Working here, I enjoy talking to students in every grade each day. One of the best things about teaching is seeing the difference I can make in each student’s life.

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    Sarah Bakata – Main Campus 2nd Grade

    Baldwin-Wallace College (B.S.)
    Years of teaching: 4

    I love teaching because each day and class is original! (I am never bored!) The students instill in me a desire to think differently. They rev up my energy, and I care about all of them. Teaching fosters a love of life-long learning; being considerate about others; and being the finest each individual can be.

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    Melissa Vodicka – Main Campus 3rd Grade

    Baldwin-Wallace College (B.S.) (M.A.Ed)
    Years of teaching: 13

    Teaching children is a blessing, and I feel that as an educator we must reflect on our teaching, examine our experiences, both past and present in the classroom, in order to understand them, learn from them and to become better educators for our students. It is with love in my heart that I teach children and want to help them succeed through learning and understanding where that knowledge can take them.

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    Nicole Reeves – Main Campus 4th Grade

    Malone University (B.S.)
    Years of teaching: 1st year teacher

    I love teaching because I can encourage, support, and love my students every day. I love helping my students; serving my students and learning from them. Watching a child grow and learn is one of the most rewarding things I can achieve in my life.

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    Romy Petroff – Main Campus 5th Grade

    Eastern Michigan University (B.S.)
    Years of teaching: 30

    I enjoy teaching because each day is new and different from the day before. As a teacher, I have the opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life. I enjoy looking for ways to make learning fun, interesting, and creative.

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    Missy Beckman – Main Campus 6th/7th/8th Grade Language Arts, Social Studies, Religion

    Concordia Lutheran College, Austin, TX (B.S.)
    Years of teaching: 17

    One of the things I love about teaching is that it allows me the opportunity to expand the students’ view of our big, beautiful world by exposing them to interesting places, people and events. But, by far, the best thing about teaching in a Lutheran school is having the opportunity to share about our loving God and the confidence and hope we have through faith in Jesus. I get to impact eternity!

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    David Gaglione – Main Campus 6th/7th/8th Grade Math & Science, Athletic Director

    The Ohio State University (B.S.); Cleveland State University Teaching Certificate in Middle School Math and Science
    Years of teaching: 15

    Teaching here at LMS has made me love teaching more than I ever thought possible. I work with the greatest collection of teachers and staff ever assembled. The thing I probably love the most is that the students, their families and all my colleagues are part of my family not just today but for the rest of my life.

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    Peggy Sexton – Development Director

    Ohio University (B.S.)

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    Janet Cox – Business Manager

    Cleveland State University (B.S.)

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    Viri Hernandez – Admissions Director

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