Jessica Neuman

Beyond Islands

Technically the IDCI - Social Studies Curriculum Team finished three days ago. However, I can’t stop thinking about the great experience I had being a part of this team and pilot program. I had the opportunity to work on something bigger than my own classroom. Together we worked to create something that… Read more »

Excellence in Teaching

This past week we celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week, a chance to thank teachers who work so hard to educate and shape our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren. When we think back to our favorite teachers we often think about those teachers who think outside of the box. The… Read more »

Faithful Focus

The lament of Asaph in Psalm 73 gives us a glimpse of what happens when our eyes turn toward our own success and for measures that are earthly. “For I was envious of the arrogant when I saw the prosperity of the wicked.” What Asaph saw with his eyes were successes and… Read more »

Lutheran Spirit - Mercy

Stan Hines died tonight. Stan was the husband of first grade teacher Mary Hines of St John-Emmanuel Lutheran School. His health deteriorated rapidly recently and only in the last week had entered hospice care.Stan and Mary have understood (and Mary will experience even more in the days ahead) that Lutheran Spirit is… Read more »

How We Spent Our Summer: A Back to School Essay

It’s a classic back-to-school assignment: the “how I spent my summer” journal entry, collage, picture, or essay. While summer has provided a nice break in routine, The Lutheran Schools Partnership was not closed this summer. Here’s a taste of what we have been up to in the area of Academic Excellence while… Read more »