STAFF & TEACHERS
Our team of faculty and staff serve as role models for the students by their Christian example and demonstrate a commitment to Lutheran Education through their professional and spiritual growth.
II Timothy 3:14-16 “But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have been convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it. And how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.”
Mr. Fischer was born June 23rd, 1953, in Watertown, Wisconsin. He was baptized, attended elementary school, and was confirmed at St. Mark's Ev. Lutheran Church in Watertown.
He is the oldest of three children.
Mr. Fischer attended Northwestern College Preparatory School (Luther Preparatory School) in Watertown for his secondary education. After graduation from Prep, he attended Dr. Martin Luther College (Martin Luther College) in New Ulm, Minnesota. He interrupted his college life by enlisting in the Army in February, 1972. After completing basic training and graduating AIT as a military policeman, he volunteered for duty in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star medal during his tour of service. He returned to DMLC after his enlistment and graduated in 1978. The Assignment Committee assigned him as 7th grade teacher and athletic director to Zion, South Milwaukee. In the summer of 1985 he completed graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, for a Master of Education - Professional Development degree. During the spring of 2004 he accepted the call to serve as principal at Zion Lutheran School. He retired from the teaching ministry in July of 2019, and moved to Allouez, WI. to be closer to family in the area.
While at DMLC, he met his future wife, Doris Brassow. They were married on June 10, 1978. The Lord blessed them with three children - Christopher, Katie, and Andrea. They since have been blessed with seven, soon to be eight, grandchildren. Isaiah, and Hope. (Rick and Katie Muchka parents); David, Elias, Marcus, Adela, Ezra and baby in September. (Pastor Joel and Andrea McKenney, parents)
3K/4K Teacher & Early Childhood Director
Mrs. Zabell is the Early Childhood Director and teaches 3K and 4K at St. Paul. She graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College in 1993 with a degree in Elementary Education. In recent years she has taken several post graduate classes with an early childhood education focus. Mrs. Zabell has been teaching our youngest learners at St. Paul since 2008. She has previous experience teaching grades 7-8 and grade 4 in Thiensville, WI. She also serves on the FVL Schools Early Childhood Education Committee, coaches forensics,and is a member of our school's Promotions Committee. She is married to Pastor Jon Zabell and together they have 3 sons and 1 daughter.
Mrs. Nelson joined the St. Paul staff in 2017. She is a graduate of Martin Luther College. She has taught 2nd and 3rd grades in Muskego WI and was a volunteer, piano teacher, and classroom aide at Risen Savior in Mankato, MN while her children attended school there. She also taught preschool in Mankato for two years. Mrs. Nelson is one of St. Paul's organists and volunteers with our ESL (English as a Second Language) program.
3K/4K Classroom Aide
Mrs. Herre started as a part-time aide for St. Paul's Early Childhood program in 2014. Her position expanded to full school days in 2019 as an afternoon session was added to accommodate our growing enrollment. Mrs. Herre is a 1985 graduate of Shoreland Lutheran High School in Somers, WI.
3K,4K Classroom Aide
Mrs. Jammer graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. She served as the Kindergarten teacher for three years in Nicollet, MN. After taking a few years off when her children were young, she resumed her teaching at St. Paul in Green Bay in 1993. She taught preschool for two years and became the Kindergarten teacher in 1995. At St. Paul, Mrs. Jammer is the record keeper for the school’s honor roll, sports, and all other extra curricular awards. She possesses a current WI State Teaching License for Grades K-8.
5K Classroom Aide
Denise has helped at St. Paul in a number of different ways. She served as an aide for nearly twenty years in the Grade 3 and 4 classroom, after which she was asked to take over the after-school care program. Starting in 2020, she was asked to be Mrs. Jammer's aide in the Kindergarten classroom along with after-school care. Denise enjoys the variety of things she gets to do when working with Kindergarten students: "Every day is different."
1st Grade Teacher
Mrs. Blum is a graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee, WI. This is her fourth year serving at St. Paul. She previously taught in West Allis Public Schools as a first, second and third grade teacher for seven years. Mrs. Blum received her synod certification in 2019. She serves as one of the school’s girls’ volleyball coaches and is the 1st grade teacher and the 5th - 8th grade Spanish teacher.
2nd Grade Teacher & School Music Coordinator
Mrs. Bakeberg is a graduate of Dr. Martin Luther College. She previously taught at First Lutheran School in Green Bay for thirteen years before coming to St. Paul in 1999. In addition to teaching second grade, she also teaches upper grade classroom music and choir chimes. She serves as the school’s Junior Choir director, and also is one of the church’s organists.
2nd Grade Classroom Aide
Holly is a graduate of MLC and taught various grades for five years before marrying and becoming a stay-at-home mom. Holly and husband Dan along with their three sons, Seth, Michael and Caleb, moved to Green Bay in April of 2018 during a blizzard. Dan and Holly have been married 16 years. Seth is a recent graduate of St. Paul's and is starting at FVL high school this fall. Michael and Caleb are twins on the Autism spectrum and attend public school. Holly is excited to serve where God leads her.
3rd Grade Teacher
Mrs. Walkley graduated from Martin Luther College in 2020 with a degree in Spanish. She previously served as a dorm tutor and Spanish instructor at Nebraska Lutheran High School. She married Bryan in June of 2021 and enjoys spending time with him and their 3 guinea pigs: Dorothy, Cher, and Linus.
4th Grade Teacher
Mrs. Hepner graduated from Martin Luther College in 2016 with a degree in Elementary Education and Spanish. She previously taught at Crown of Life in West St. Paul, MN for two years in the 6-8th grade classrooms along with some technology, choir directing and coaching. She has also taught at Risen Savior in Milwaukee, WI for a year in the 2nd grade classroom. She took a few years off when her first child was born, but is now resuming her teaching career in the 4th grade classroom here at St. Paul.
5th/6th Grade Teacher & Athletic Director
Mr. Jammer is currently teaching grades 5&6. He also teaches grades 7&8 science, grades 1, 2, 5-8 physical education, and grade 2 hymnology. Along with his teaching responsibilities, he serves as the school’s athletic director. He graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College (New Ulm, MN) with a Bachelor of Science in Education degree (Major - Elementary Education, Minor - Science). Before accepting a Call to serve at St. Paul Lutheran, he served Trinity Lutheran (Nicollet, MN) for six years.
7th/8th Grade Teacher and Tech Director
Jared Brennan is the 7-8th grade teacher and Tech Director here at St. Paul Lutheran, Green Bay. He began teaching here at St. Paul in 2021. He is originally from Watertown, Wisconsin, and attended Luther Preparatory School for high school. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay in 2008 with a bachelor's degree in history, and he worked for MetLife for a short while until he returned to school to earn an Education degree from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. He has taught at Westside Christian in Middleton, Wisconsin (1 year), St. Stephen's Lutheran in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin (4 years as a teacher, 2 as a principal), and Grace Lutheran in Oshkosh, Wisconsin (3 years).
Grades 3-6 Classroom Aide
Mrs. Rivers is new to St. Paul and to Wisconsin! Her family recently transferred their membership to St. Paul (from King of Kings in Alaska) and they are all excited to begin their new journey here. Her three children have enrolled at our school and she will be helping out as a teachers aide for grades 3-6. Mrs. Rivers has worked in an elementary school before as a paraprofessional. She enjoys working with children and is looking forward to helping them grow in their Christian education.
Extended Learning Teacher
Mrs. Plitzuweit is a coastal native from Washington State. She graduated from Martin Luther College in 2002. She previously taught art classes for grades 1-8 in San Jose, California, before joining the St. Paul team in 2008. She teaches extended learning full time as well as mentoring new teachers in their first two years after graduation from MLC. She is also currently working on her Masters Degree in Special Education.
Extended Learning Teacher
Mrs. Parsons is a Minnesota native who graduated from Martin Luther College in 2015. She joined St. Paul faculty in the 2020-2021 school year on the Extended Learning team. She previously served at St. Paul Lutheran School in Franklin, WI, Jesus Loves Me Learning Center in Mankato, MN, and Garden Homes Lutheran School in Milwaukee, WI.
Mrs. Parsons has been married to Pastor Wolf Parsons since 2015 (whom she met at Martin Luther College). Together they live in Shawano with their three children.
Business Manager and Office Assistant
Lisa Ziegert is a graduate of the University of Green Bay with a degree in Early Childhood Education. She worked 4 years at Green Bay Day Nursery (now Encompass) before moving to Milwaukee and working at a daycare center there associated with Children's and Froedert Hospitals. Upon returning to Green Bay a year later, she worked at Packerland Packing in the main office handling the employees insurance and workers comp reports. She met and married her husband Jeff while they both worked there and they have 2 children, Mason and Jordan. After leaving Packerland, she took a teaching position at The Cerebral Palsy Center in their Day Care, spending almost 18 years with them. She was hired at St. Paul as the Office Assistant in August of 2014, and added the position of Business Manager in 2019, becoming the Office Administrator.
Becky became a member here at St. Paul Lutheran Church, January 1993. She has served on the Altar Guild Committee and also teaches Kids Bible Hour. Becky and her husband Mike were married 29 years this past April and they have 2 children, Anna and William. For over 35 years she has worked in an office environment and is extremely blessed to be working here at St. Paul as the office assistant.