Faculty & Staff

Jennifer Comfort

Principal

Meet Jennifer

"Guiding students to recognize how God works in their lives is such a joy to me. As a life long learner myself, I strive to provide an environment where students can grow spiritually, academically, socially, and physically. My biggest joy as an administrator is getting to know each family in the school and sharing in their child’s educational journey."
I find strength by remembering
Psalm 118:14.

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Suzanne Denecke

4 Year Old Kindergarten

Meet Suzanne

Being with, and teaching, young children has always been a passion of mine. I am married to a great guy - John - and we have 4 children. St. John's has been my church home since 1991. I believe that children learn best by doing. They learn best when an adult lovingly guides them - but doesn't necessarily give them the answers. "Be still and know that I am God."
Psalm 46:10.

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Sarah Nimmer

Kindergarten

Meet Sarah

I graduated from Concordia Wisconsin in 2010. I have taught 3rd Grade and Kindergarten. My husband, Josh, is also a teacher in Milwaukee. We have 3 children. I enjoy sharing her faith in Jesus and love of reading with my students every day.

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Samantha Abbate

1st & 2nd Grade

Meet Samantha

I attended the Concordia University Wisconsin, where I received my Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with honors. I love being able to teach the children of this community at a school that seeks to put Christ first and is striving for high academic success for its scholars. I have a great love for the outdoors, animals, kayaking, and people. Proverbs 22:6

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Kailey Nitsche

3rd Grade

Meet Kailey

I recently graduated from Concordia Wisconsin where she earned her BA in Lutheran Elementary Education. I aim to help every child grow spiritually, academically, and socially. In my free time I enjoy reading, shopping, and drinking lots of coffee.

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Karina Schlecht

4th & 5th Grade

Meet Karina

I am passionate about showing kids the love of Jesus every day, and I see our school as a ministry to whole families, not just students. I enjoy leading music classes, singing, and playing oboe. I also coach and play basketball. My favorite passage from Scripture is Psalm 139.

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Sarah Alexander

Middle School Science & Math

Meet Sarah

I was born and raised in Menomonee Falls and am thankful to have grown up in a Christian home and attended Christian schools. I graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin and currently hold a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a minor in mathematics. When I'm not at work, you can find me reading a book, trying out a new recipe, or spending time with friends.

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Janeen Bain

Middle School Language Arts

Meet Janeen

I have been a member of St. John’s since 1991 and have been teaching in the middle school for the past 11 years. I enjoy working with adolescents and preparing them for the challenges they will face in high school. I daily “lift up my eyes to the hills” knowing that “my help comes from the Lord, the maker of Heaven and earth” (Psalm 121).

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Lenore Chandler

Art

Meet Lenore

I have always wanted to be a teacher. My teaching career has always been here. I received the Early Childhood Teacher of the Year award from the District Office and Alumna of the Year from CUW. Each day I share the love of Jesus and his care for us.
Col. 3: 15-17

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Cheryl Cario

Reading Specialist

Meet Cheryl

I hold WI reading teacher and reading specialist licenses from Concordia University. I earned baccalaureate education degree from Concordia College New York and an MA from Queens College (NY). I have taught in both public and parochial schools for more than 25 years. I am an adjunct instructor at Concordia. I have co-authored a Sight Word Intervention book and provide literacy consulting services for local schools.

Megan Pick

Resource Room Teacher

Meet Megan

Hello! I'm Megan Pick, I'm originally from southern Illinois but came to Wisconsin to attend Concordia University Wisconsin. After finishing my degrees in Elementary and Special Education, I taught reading and English in Random Lake before coming here to Glendale. I’m thrilled to be teaching in the Resource Room here!

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