5th & 6th Grade
Mrs. Jayne Kersten
- Teaching Experience: 40 years and 10 years substituting
- Years at St. John: 10 years (1979-1989)
- Degree: BA from Concordia Teachers College, River Forest, IL
- Past Experience: Grades 1-8 – St. Martin, Clintonville, WI | Mt. Hope, Allen Park, MI | Gospel, Milwaukee, WI | St. John, Berlin, WI | Grace, Lancaster, CA | Ascension, Torrance, CA | Christ, West Bloomfield, WI | St. John, Ionia, MI | Zion, Matteson, IL | St. Luke’s, Montgomery, IL | Substitute East Aurora Public Schools, Aurora, IL
What is your philosophy of education and teaching?
It is the function of the Lutheran school to assist parents with the God given responsibility of instructing their children. St. John provides an organized learning environment centered on Christ that nourishes the mind, body, and spirit of the children in our care. This learning best takes place in an environment that is positive and safe; centered around Jesus Christ and His love for all. As a teacher at St. John, it is my privilege in my words and actions to share with the students and their families the love of Christ in everything we do.
What are your thoughts on St. John Lutheran School?
St. John Lutheran School is an exciting ministry of St. John Lutheran Church. Being a teacher at St. John from 1979-1989 played a significant role in my teaching years. It has been such a joy to reconnect with former students. The memories they have shared with Mr. Kersten and me have reinforced to us that the personal relationships we had with the students and their families is what made a difference to them.
It is that family atmosphere at St. John that I am looking forward to being a part of again. I am also blessed that God has given me this chance to be able to share the love of Christ with the students and their families daily.