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SPECIAL FACULTY

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Ms. Jessica Curley
Media Specialist

Ms. Jessica Curley, Media Specialist

My journey to Peace began with an unexpected interview with Berkeley Schools. After a whirlwind meeting, I found myself signing a contract, and five years later I couldn't be happier to have been offered the position of Media Specialist all those years ago.  Prior to Peace, I received my Bachelor's in Elementary Education from Oakland University, my Master’s in Educational Technology from Marygrove College and I have taught just about everything from kindergarten to art.  I love having the opportunity to share my passion for reading with students, as well as sharing new technologies!

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Mrs. Cindy Peck
Visual Arts Teacher 

Mrs. Cindy Peck, Visual Arts Teacher

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Senora. Kate Jimenez
Spanish Teacher 

Senora Kate Jiminez, Spanish Teacher

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Mr. Jared Brown
Band Teacher 

Mr. Jared Brown, Band Teacher

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Mrs. Linda Smith
K-8 Music Teacher

Mrs. Linda Smith, K-8 Music Teacher

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Mrs. Holly Nelson
5th-8th Grade Choir

Mrs. Holly Nelson, 5th-8th Grade Choir

I entered into ministry as a Family Life Director because I have a passion to teach families of every walk of life about Jesus, helping families learn to teach their children and grandchildren, and teach Jesus to others.  

 

“Even when I am old and gray,

    do not forsake me, my God,

till I declare your power to the next generation,

    your mighty acts to all who are to come.” Psalm 71:18  

 

Here in Shelby Township, it is important for us, as Christians, to be lights in our community.  Peace does that.  Peace is a part of my family, and the community at Peace continues to greet my kids and makes our family feel special and loved by Jesus, through the people here.  Here at Peace, my ministry continues to be focused on all ages.  I work closely with the kids in KidZone (4 years - Grade 4), Junior Youth Ministry (Grades 5-8), High school youth (Grades 9-12), Parents, Grandparents, and adults in every walk of life.  I believe it is important for all of us to have continued spiritual growth and a firm foundation when the hardships of this world draw at us. 

 

 “If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.” Isaiah 7:9b 

This year, at Peace Lutheran School, I have the privilege of being the 5th-8th grade choir teacher.   Through weekly rehearsals, students are given the opportunity to use their God-given voices to sing His praise and proclaim His word in song.  Music itself, and especially the sung Word, has been a vital part of Christian worship throughout the centuries, and we are proud of this great heritage that we will now pass along to the next generation. I look forward to working with these youth. 

Here in Shelby Township, it is important for us, as Christians, to be lights in our community.  Peace does that.  Peace is a part of my family, and the community at Peace continues to greet my kids and makes our family feel special and loved by Jesus, through the people here.  Here at Peace, my ministry continues to be focused on all ages.  I work closely with the kids in KidZone (4 years - Grade 4), Junior Youth Ministry (Grades 5-8), High school youth (Grades 9-12), Parents, Grandparents, and adults in every walk of life.  I believe it is important for all of us to have continued spiritual growth and a firm foundation when the hardships of this world draw at us. 

 

I have been in ministry as a Family Life Director for over 10 years.  I graduated from Concordia Nebraska (Go Bulldogs!) with a Bachelors of Arts in Music, emphasis in Outreach, and a Director of Christian Education Certification.  I previously served the people at Trinity Lutheran in Gardnerville, NV (near Lake Tahoe, not anywhere near Vegas) before being called to ministry here at Peace Lutheran in Shelby Township, MI.  

 Email Mrs. Nelson

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Mrs. Jodie McGavin
Physical Education

Mrs. Jodie McGavin, Physical Education

I am starting my 4th year at Peace (20th year teaching) and I have felt like I was home since day one.  Prior to Peace, I taught PE and Health at Clintondale Community Schools and Roseville Middle School.  I received my Bachelor's in PE, Health and K-12 education from Albion College and my Master's degree in Educational Leadership and Administration from Saginaw Valley.  I have played and loved sports for as long as I can remember and enjoy passing my skills and knowledge on to my students, keeping them active and having fun!  

In my spare time I enjoy running, reliving my sport days by spending countless hours on the baseball field and basketball court with my two sons, spending time with my husband, as well as our new puppy...Sweet Lou.

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Mrs. Ronda Spalding
LSEM

Mrs. Ronda Spalding, LSEM

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