St. Mark's Lutheran Academy
At St. Mark’s Lutheran Academy, children learn to Reach Up to God’s love, Reach Out to loved others, and Reach In to discover their gifts. Our children experience the love of Christ through story, wonder and play. Spiritual lives are nurtured by discovering God’s Word through creative exploration, story, wonder, and play. We prioritize your child’s social development by encouraging a cooperative environment that fosters a love for themselves and others. Our teachers model kindness and respect in both play and learning as they guide your child throughout the day.
With individualized lessons and dedicated professionals, St. Mark’s Lutheran Academy is ready to help your child find their God-given talents and gifts. Our programs are specifically designed to meet your child’s needs and abilities so that they may do great things with their gifts. Offering an unparalleled pre-school education experience allows your child to develop intellectually, physically, and spiritually. With Montessori’s 10 guiding principles, your child will learn naturally and with the freedom to develop their character through activity.
Our talented team is focused on helping your child develop into their full potential. With 20+ years of experience in Montessori Education, we are ready to lead the next generation!
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Christy Brewster has worked for over 20 years with Montessori education in various settings from preschool to 9th grade. As the Academy Director, she combines her many years of teaching and communication with her strong faith and love for Christ. Bringing her passion for teaching and her love for Christ into St. Mark’s Lutheran Academy, Christy helps further the St. Mark’s mission of reaching out, reaching in, and inspiring the children she teaches. “I have learned in life that God is with us no matter what may come and that if we trust in Him, things tend to work out.”
Gretchen Germann is a trained Early Childhood teacher, and is our Assistant Teacher. She leads the Kindergarten Readiness Program, and is a wonderful addition to our staff. She loves working with plants, flowers, and of course our amazing students.
Emily Reer is one of our Assistant Teachers. Originally from Norwalk, Ohio, she is the oldest of three. She graduated from BGSU with a Bachelor’s in Liberal Studies with a concentration in psychology and human development. She is currently attending graduate school at Tiffin University to receive her M.Ed. in Higher Education. She loves spending her time reading, going on walks with her boyfriend, and cooking. She has been working in childcare for 5 years now. Emily is very excited to be a part of the team and loves working with the children.