Name: Mrs. Debbie Mois
Position: Early Childhood Teacher
Years of Experience: 2 years (1st at St. John’s)
Why I teach?: I love working with children of all ages and I love to see their expressions when they understand a concept for the first time. I love to see them grow and show enthusiasm when they learn; their genuine curiosity and excitement for learning makes teaching worthwhile.
Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.”
Name: Mrs. Rachel Sever
Position: First and Second Grade Teacher
Years of Experience: 11 years (6th at St. John’s)
Why I Teach?: I love sharing God’s word and it’s a blessing to help guide students as they learn and grow academically, socially, and spiritually.
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 119:105 – “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
Name: Mrs. Rose Larcher
Position: Third and Fourth Grade Teacher
Years of Experience: 20 years (5th at St. John’s)
Name: Mrs. Kimberly Wilkinson
Position: Middle School Language Arts Teacher
Years of Experience: 18 years (3rd at St. John’s)
Why I teach?: I teach because teaching to me is not a job! To see children learning excites me, makes me want to do more. Children are our future; I want to help make it great for them!
Favorite Bible Verse: Isaiah 53:5 – “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.”
Name: Mrs. Laura Moss
Position: Middle School Math Teacher
Years of Experience: 38 years (3rd at St. John’s)
Why I teach: I enjoy working with students and sharing my love of math.
Favorite Bible passage: Ephesians 4:32 – “Be kind and compassionate to one another, just as in Christ God forgave you.”
Name: Melanie Ransom
Position: Middle School Science
Years of Experience: 2 years ( 2nd at St. John’s)
Why I teach?: I teach because I enjoy inspiring students to think critically and getting students interested in investigating the world around them.
Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 – “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”
Name: Angelica Edwards
Years of Experience:
Why I Teach?: I enjoy building positive relationships with students.
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Name: Pat Spek
Position: Library volunteer
Years at St. John’s: 5 years
Why I work at St. Johns: I enjoy being around kids. They make me feel young.
Favorite Bible Verse: John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.”
Name: Nina Cooper
Position: Art Teacher
Years of Experience: 1st year at St. John’s
She attended Central State University, receiving her B.S. degree in Business Administration. She received her M.Ed in Educational Leadership & Advocacy from National-Louis University.
“This year at St. John, I will introduce artists to a variety of art materials, styles, histories, and cultures. We will study the elements of art, principles of design, and media. Art and music will be progressive, yet it will be developmentally and age-appropriate.”
Why I teach?: “My ultimate goal is to create a peaceful community that will allow the children to take charge of their learning and develop responsible behaviors. Most importantly, I hope they will be able to reflect and appreciate God’s abundant blessings.”