Mark Muehl

Christmas as a Lesson in Teaching

What did Mary see? An angel visiting at her front door. A bustling town so busy that there were no rooms at the inn. A barn full of animals. Excited shepherdsworshipping her firstborn son and telling tales of angel choruses. The mother of our Lord saw a lot, and Luke says, “Mary… Read more »

Lutheran Schools Open House: January 22, 2017

On Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm,Lutheran schools across northeast Indiana will host open houses.To locate a nearby Lutheran school, visit and click on “Find a School” at the top of the page.[video width="960" height="540" mp4="" autoplay="true"][/video]… Read more »

Farewell, Cindy McKinney

“This is my last newsletter for TLSP. It has been such a pleasure and honor to serve our Lutheran schools. I am thankful to Mark (Mark Muehl) and Jon (Jon Dize) for making the working environment so fun, yet productive. I admire our principals who are asked to do so much with… Read more »

Thanksgiving: It's About Humility

Thanksgiving. Life of generosity. Blessed.Thanksgiving too often bring mandates. While the Church leads us to Jesus who healed the lepers (and only one returned to thank Jesus) who were given new life, many will spend time giving exhortations to give thanks, appreciate family and appreciate our abundance. I guess I’m going to… Read more »

School Shepherd Award Nominations

National Lutheran School Accreditation (NLSA) encourages and recognizes Lutheran schools that provide quality Christian education and engage in continuous improvement. NLSA facilitates Lutheran schools in evaluating their academic quality and the spiritual dimension of the school. Academic quality is determined by the school doing a rigorous self-study in which the school measures… Read more »

Boldness in Ministry

Numbers 1-3.Yeah, I’m pulling out the Old Testament for you this week. Numbers 1-3 is a section that, if you’re like me, you’ve skimmed through (at best) rather than ponder and meditate upon. These chapters share the instructions God gave for the Israelites in pitching their tents around the tabernacle. Three chapters… Read more »

Your Voice is Needed

The Indiana Non-Public Education Association (INPEA) is hosting a legislative engagement training meeting at the Indiana District office downtown Fort Wayne on November 17th from 6-7:30 PM. Come learn more about how to help the non-public school voice be heard. The event is open to anyone interested in connecting our parents and… Read more »

Enrollment News for The Lutheran Schools Partnership

Enrollment information is in for the 2016-2017 school year and we’re happy to report that enrollment across The Lutheran Schools Partnership (TLSP) remained about the same from last school year, increasing by 6 students Partnership wide. Enrollment for our region’s 18 schools now sits at 4117 which is the highest enrollment for… Read more »

The Emotionally Safe Classroom

St. Paul’s Teachers Foster a Caring Learning EnvironmentJovita Nack, a fifth grade teacher at St. Paul’s Lutheran School, says that when a child does not feel safe, they cannot learn.“I came across a professor in college who understood classroom anxiety and said, ‘Think of me as someone who is like an editor… Read more »

Bethlehem Lutheran: A Small School with a Big Heart

Lasting Friendships Highlight Layne Fisher’s ExperienceLayne Fisher doesn’t think it’s a coincidence that her family ended up at Bethlehem Lutheran School.“It was God’s plan,” she says. “I was getting my hair cut from a lady in Ossian. I was looking for a babysitter, so I talked to my hairdresser who recommended Susan… Read more »