Staff Directory

Jennifer Tanner

Jennifer Tanner

Principal

Mrs. Tanner holds a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and has been the principal of Grace since 2016. Mrs. Tanner is passionate about Christian education and loves building relationships with the students and parents.

Susan Petty

PreK 4 Teacher

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Susan Petty

Susan Petty

PreK 4 Teacher

A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Mrs. Petty brings a deep understanding of child development to her classroom. She encourages positive social and emotional development and provides engaging hands-on activities to boost learning.

Kelly Ferguson

PreK4 Teacher

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Kelly Ferguson

Kelly Ferguson

PreK4 Teacher

Mrs. Ferguson is a certified teacher in the state of Florida, bringing 30 years of experience to her classroom. She helps her students grow, explore the world around them, and learn about the love of Jesus. She enjoys forming relationships with her school families throughout the year through a wide vareity of activities in and out of school.

Christie Wolff

PreK 4 Teacher

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Christie Wolff

Christie Wolff

PreK 4 Teacher

Our VPK Director, Mrs. Wolff, is an experienced teacher who fosters an excitement for learning in her classroom. Themed units make lessons meaningful and full of fun as she helps her students develop the social, emotional, and academic skills needed for kindergarten.

Tracy Harrell

Kindergarten

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Tracy Harrell

Tracy Harrell

Kindergarten

With a BA in Early Childhood Education, Mrs. Harrell excels at leading her students through the transition from preschool to elementary. Passionate about teaching phonics to build literacy, she fills her classes with opportunities to write, imagine, question, and create.

Becky Sklyes

1st Grade Teacher

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Becky Sklyes

Becky Sklyes

1st Grade Teacher

Certified in elementary education with an ESOL endorsement, Mrs. Skyles blends traditional methods with new techniques that capture the student's interest and reach the whole child. She celebrates student success while challenging students to reach new levels of learning.

Elizabeth Kozieracki

Elizabeth Kozieracki

2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Kozieracki began her teaching career in 2001, using her experience to create a positive environment where students are allowed to ask questions, make mistakes, and learn from every experience. Meaningful learning takes place as students make authentic connections between academic content and the world around them.

Jessa Popp

3rd Grade Teacher

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Jessa Popp

Jessa Popp

3rd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Popp excels at using her 20 years of teaching experience to create deeply engaging curriculum that allows her students to move beyond the textbook into active learning. She fills her teaching with opportunities for students to make decisions and try different ideas as they learn and grow.

Ann Leimer

4th Grade Teacher

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Ann Leimer

Ann Leimer

4th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Leimer uses her Master's Degree in Literacy to help her students think deeply and connect personally with written texts. She encourages her students to try new things and helps them build on their strengths to overcome challenges.

Stephanie Edgar

5th Grade Teacher

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Stephanie Edgar

Stephanie Edgar

5th Grade Teacher

Stephanie Edgar has a Master's Degree in Education and teaches language arts and history to 5th and 6th grade. Her goal for all students is that they become stronger in their thinking, technologically more astute, and capable of handling the responsibilities that come with mdidle school.

Dave Leimer

6th Grade Teacher

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Dave Leimer

Dave Leimer

6th Grade Teacher

Selected as Teacher of the Year in the Florida Georgia LCMS District in 2018, Mr. Leimer brings a passion for investigative thinking and hands-on learning to his science classroom. Mr. Leimer guides students through the emotional challenges involved with peer relationships in middle school, strengthening their ability to work with others and give their best effort in all they do.

Tom Menke

7th Grade Teacher

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Tom Menke

Tom Menke

7th Grade Teacher

Mr. Menke, our 5th-8th grade on-level math teacher, has over 30 years of experience working with middle school students. Students in his classes are encouraged to ask questions, learn from mistakes, and support each other as they work together to learn math concepts preparing them for high school.

Lisa Jaeger

8th Grade Teacher

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Lisa Jaeger

Lisa Jaeger

8th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Jaeger teaches 7th and 8th grade language arts and history, using her past experience as a high school teacher to prepare her students for the challenges of high school. Strong note-taking skills, essay writing, rich vocabulary development, and exposure to classic literature allow her students to thrive after graduation from Grace.

Alicia Crespo

Music Teacher

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Alicia Crespo

Alicia Crespo

Music Teacher

Mrs. Crespo has a Bachleor's Degree in Music Education and has developed a rich curriculum that extends classroom learning into her music classes. Students sing, move, play instruments, learn theory, and participate in performances throughout the year.

Jerrand Nesmith

Jerrand Nesmith

PE Teacher

Coach Nesmith uses his background in physical fitness and training to help his students increase strength, endurance, coordination, and flexibility. He teaches the importance of teamwork and encouraging one another as they exercise and have fun in P.E.

Alexia Adcock-Standford

Alexia Adcock-Standford

Art Teacher

Known for her creativity, Mrs. Adcock-Stanford teaches art to our PreK-4th grade students. She loves introducing students to great works of art as they put concepts into practice through drawing, painting, and sculpture.

Danielle Pooler

Middle School Math

Danielle Pooler

Danielle Pooler

Middle School Math

Mrs. Pooler has a Master's Degree in Education and teaches our advanced level students in 6th-8th grade math. She prepares her students to take the Algebra I FSA to earn high school credit.

Pastor Jeffrey Skopak

Pastor Jeffrey Skopak

Senior Pastor

Pastor Skopak is a strong supported of Grace Lutheran School. He is invovled in campus life daily, and enjoys leading chapel, teaching religions classes, and coaching our middle school golf team.

Pastor Michael Popp

Associate Pastor

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Pastor Michael Popp

Pastor Michael Popp

Associate Pastor

Pastor Popp works with the students and families of Grace. He teachers health to our middle school, coaches boys basketball, and can often be found playing his guitar for chapel and devotion time.

Testimonials

The Kelley Family

"We were a little overwhelmed as our son made the transition from elementary school to middle school.  We recognized that as parents, we could build his confidence to a certain degree, but he could not grow to his full potential without the right school environment.  We are grateful for many reasons that we came to Grace.   The accountability and expectations that our son faced daily helped him to grow and continue to benefit him."

The Riley Family

"We enrolled our son in the VPK program at Grace and have been treated like family ever since.  We love the strong sense of community, and have developed great friendships with other families and students.

 We really can’t say enough about how pleased we are with our decision to send our child to Grace.  We strongly believe education should be Christ-centered and our expectations have been exceeded."

The Jackson Family

"We were unsure where to enroll our child for school.  After researching several options, we chose Grace Lutheran School.  Choosing Grace was the best decision we made.  Our child was welcomed immediately, and with the help of the Grace faculty and teachers, he has made strides in learning like never before."

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