PAUL WARNEKE
PAUL WARNEKEPastor and Religion Teacher
I graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN in 1996. I also earned a degree from Columbia School of Broadcasting in Hollywood, CA in 1986 and Concordia University of Seward, NE in 1983.
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SARA NIELSEN
SARA NIELSENHead Teacher
Greetings!  My name is Sara Nielsen and I am the Head Teacher.  I will also be the music teacher as of the 2019-2020 school year.  It is an honor to serve as the leader of a school recognized for providing such quality instruction in a Christ-centered environment.
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STACI HUEFTLE
STACI HUEFTLEPreschool
SHARON SHRIVER
SHARON SHRIVERPreschool Director & Resource
I earned my bachelors degree in Art Education K-12 from Hastings College in 1988. That same year, I married my husband, Tim Shriver and subbed 2 years before accepting a part-time Art position at Silver Lake High School in Roseland, NE.
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BETH KOEPKE
BETH KOEPKEKindergarten
I graduated from Hastings College in 1998 with a BA in education. I began teaching here at Zion in 2000; after two years of substitute teaching in the Hastings area. I taught 6th grade for two years before moving my current position as the Kindergarten teacher. I am a fourth generation member of Zion Lutheran Church and was a student here at Zion from Preschool-8th Grade.
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BRITTANY EPP
BRITTANY EPPFirst and Second Grade Teacher
I attended Wayne State College and received my Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood. I moved back to Hastings with my husband, and I accepted a long-term substitute position for ESU #9 as a preschool teacher for ages 3-5.
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KRISTA NOVOTNE
KRISTA NOVOTNEThird and Fourth Grade Teacher
I was a preschool teacher for twelve years before going to college for my teaching degree. I received my BA from Grand Canyon University and have been at Zion Lutheran School since 2017.
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MEGAN TEEL
MEGAN TEEL5th, 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Teacher
A graduate of Grand Island’s Northwest High School, I earned my bachelor’s in middle school education at York College. After graduating from college in 2014, I accepted a position at Westridge Middle School in Grand Island. I spent three years there as a 6th grade language arts teacher and speech coach before accepting God’s call to Zion.
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JESSICA PRACHT
JESSICA PRACHTOffice Administrator
I am a mother, friend and master of chaos here at Zion Lutheran Church & School. I have a daughter who has taught me the skills of love and patience. I have worked for Zion since 2014 and have loved every minute of my life since. Being able to share the word of God in our daily activities is amazing.
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AMANDA COPPLE
AMANDA COPPLEKitchen Manager
KELLY PRATTAfter-School Program & Athletic Director
My family moved to Nebraska in the early 1980’s. Since then, we have set roots in Hastings, calling it home. It is truly “The Good Life.”
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DEB LANDSMANNParaeducator
I was born and raised in Illinois, graduated high school, then attended a community college. I recently certified as a para educator through Nebraska.
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