Mr. Dan Green- Educational Administrator
Bonnie Larson - Kindergarten
Mrs. Bonnie Larson, the kindergarten teacher, has been at Immanuel since 1990. She has a BS in Early Childhood Education from Northern Illinois University. She has three children, Katie, Jennie and Andrew who also graduated from Immanuel. Mrs. Larson helps teach the Wee Ones in Sunday School, plays bells and is on the Board of Friendship and Evangelism at Immanuel Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Penny Julius - 1st grade teacher
Mrs. Penny Julius was born in Freeport, attended and graduated from Freeport High School. She graduated with a BS in elementary education from Western Illinois University. After graduation, she worked ten years in the banking industry. She joined the Immanuel staff in 1997 teaching Language Arts, adding the computer teacher duties in 1998 add became the 1st grade teacher in 2012. She and her husband, Dan, have two children, Grace & Gregory. They farm southeast of Freeport.
- 2nd grade teacher
More about our Second Grade teacher coming soon
Brenda Glandorf - 3rd grade teacher
Brenda Glandorf was born and raised in Iowa. She graduated from high school in Williamsburg, IA and from Wartburg College in Waverly, IA. She received her colloquy from Concordia College, Seward, NE. Before joining the Immanuel staff in 1997, Brenda taught at Lutheran Schools in Fulda, MN; Rochester, MN, and Elgin, IL. She has been teaching since 1981. Brenda is a member of the Quota Club and co-chairman on the Board of Friendship and Evangelism.
Kathy Vehmeier - 4th grade teacher
Mrs. Kathy Vehmeier, the fourth grade teacher, has been teaching at Immanuel since 1990. She has a B.A. in Elementary Education from Concordia University, Chicago (River Forest). She is married to Paul and has two step-children, Jacquie and Nathan. Mrs. Vehmeier helps teach the Wee Ones in Sunday School.
Victoria Mueller - 5th grade teacher
Victoria Mueller was born in Winfield, IL. She attended and graduated from Concordia University, Mequon Wi. She taught 7 and ½ years at St. Paul Lutheran School in Cincinnati, OH before coming to Immanuel in August, 2005. Miss Mueller loves teaching in a Lutheran school because she loves witnessing to her students about the love of God. In her classroom, she focuses on promoting a love of reading. She currently has over 1,400 books in her classroom library. She serves as congregational secretary, helps teach catechism, and plays in the bell choir.
Alison Lyvers - 6th Grade Teacher and PE teacher for to the 7th and 8th grades.
Mrs. Allison Lyvers is a graduate of Concordia University in Chicago. She taught at Zion Lutheran School in Beecher, IL for 2 years before coming to Immanuel in 2011. Mrs. Lyvers is an alumni of Immanuel. She loves sharing the love of Jesus and the joy of the resurrection with her students. She strives to develop her students' time management and organizational skills. She serves as a member of the board of youth and helps teach catechism.
Radina (Dina) Brobst - 7 & 8th Math and Science Teacher and Computers
Mrs. Radina Brobst is the 7th and 8th grade math and science teacher, as well as the 7th grade homeroom teacher. Additionally, she teaches computers to all of Immanuel’s students. She attended Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mrs. Brobst graduated with a BA with majors in Mathematics and Secondary Education. Mrs. Brobst taught at Forreston High School for 14 years prior to joining Immanuel in August, 2012. She has two sons, Aiden and Austin, that attend Immanuel.
Diane Dietmeier - Music Director
Mrs. Diane Dietmeier graduated from Elizabeth High School, attended Highland Community College and Illinois State University. After graduation, she did graduate work in Salzburg, Austria. Mrs. Dietmeier has taught music in the Dixon schools, Forrestville Valley School District, Highland Community College and Immanuel where she has been on the staff since 1987. She and her husband, Eric, have two children, Lane, who works in Chicago and Taylor who teaches in North Carolina.
Glenna Hill – School Secretary
Mrs. Glenna Hill has been the school secretary since August 2012, and volunteered in the school office for five years before that. Prior to being a stay-at-home Mom, Mrs. Hill worked at Hamilton Sundstrand for 19 years. Her youngest son, Lucas, attends Immanuel Lutheran School. Mrs. Hill serves as a member of Immanuel’s board of youth, plays in the bell choir, and helps teach Sunday school. When Mrs. Hill isn't at Immanuel she enjoys spending time with her grandchildren, volunteering, and supporting her husband’s business ventures.
Suzi Meyerhofer - Cafeteria Monitor
Mrs. Suzi Meyerhofer grew up in Biloxi, MS. She has been the cafeteria monitor since 2009. Mrs. Meyerhofer helped with the moonlight bowling fundraiser for the playground. She and her husband, Tim, have two children, Dylan & Kaitlyn who attend Immanuel School.
Dave Thompson - School janitor
Dave Thompson retired after 37 years with Bank of America as Vice President of Check Operations. He and his wife, Sharon, moved to Lake Carroll in 2004. Dave worked as the produce manager for Sullivan’s Food – Lena and retired in June, 2010. He has been with Immanuel since 2006. He is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lena.
Sharon Thompson – School Janitor
Mrs. Sharon Thompson has been a familiar face at Immanuel since 2006. She was part of Immanuel’s Christian Childrens’ Development Center staff prior to becoming part of our husband and wife janitorial team. Prior to working at Immanuel, Mrs. Thompson was a Lutheran school teacher for almost 20 years.
Shawn Boldt - Athletic Director