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Here at Emmanuel Lutheran School, we offer a highly qualified staff that truely cares for our students. This is exemplified in the everyday care of your children and the servant-leadership posture of all Emmanuel Lutheran School employees.

Our main school office hours are 7:30am - 4:00pm - Someone will be in the office to assist you, direct phone calls, etc. during that time.

To contact a faculty or staff member, please call (828) 281-8182.

Position Name
Principal Mark Edmiston
School Office Administrative Assistant Shari Reaves
Director of Admissions Emily Leatherwood
K-8 Teachers  
Kindergarten Kimberly Noel/Jaime Werthem
First Grade Rachel Graves/Mackenzie Knapp
Second Grade Mindy Stackhouse
Third Grade Denise Ball
Fourth Grade Chelsey Towery
Fifth Grade:Science & Social Studies Jennifer Garbrecht
Sixth/Seventh Grade: English Toni Brewer
Eighth Grade: Math Jenelle Lanham
Support Staff  
Art Tammy Reilly
Music Gerard Freeman
Aftercare Mackenzie Knapp
Physical Education/Athletic Director Jen Marsh
Maintenance Dale Emory
Cafeteria Kristen Warren

K-8 Faculty & Staff

Mark EdmistonMark Edmiston, Principal

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Kim NoelKimberly Noel, Kindergarten

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Rachel GravesRachel Graves, First Grade

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Mindy StackhouseMindy Stackhouse, Second Grade

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Denise BallDenise Ball, Third Grade

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Chelsey ToweryChelsey Towery, Fourth Grade

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Jennifer GarbrechtJennifer Garbrecht, Fifth Grade Homeroom, Middle School Science & History

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Toni BrewerToni Brewer, Sixth Grade Homeroom, Middle School English

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Jenelle LanhamJenelle Lanham, Seventh & Eighth Grade Homeroom, Middle School Math

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Jennifer MarshJennifer Marsh, Physical Education/Athletic Director

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Jamie WerthemJaime Werthem, Kindergarten Assistant

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Rev. Fr. Gerard FreemanRev. Fr. Gerard Freeman, Music

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Tammy ReillyTammy Reilly, Art

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Emily LeatherwoodEmily Leatherwood, Director of Admissions

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As owners of Emmanuel Lutheran School, the congregation has established governance over the school in its consititution and bylaws. As such, the School Ministry Team is charged with oversight of the policies and general welfare of the school, working closely with the administration and other leaders. To this end, the Board of Directors of Emmanuel Lutheran Church annually appoints a chairperson to head the School Ministry Team. Once appointed, the chair then selects and builds a team. The chair seeks to establish a team that is diverse in its makeup, with highly qualified individuals with a heart for the ministry of the school.

To learn more about this process, contact the school principal or the chair of the School Ministry Team, Christina Munn.

2022-2023 SMT Members

Dr. Christina Munn, chair

Wendy Hines

Dr. Jamie Lopez

Colleen Leyva

Briana Hastings

 

Notice of Non Discriminatory Policy

Emmanuel Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or make available to students at the school. ELS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, and athletic and other school-administered programs.