We believe in working collaboratively with all school staff, school families, GLS School Board, Glendale Lutheran Church and their connected parachurch organizations, and the local community; so as to leverage our strengths and maximize our shared impact. We are eager to be partners for the sake of the Kingdom and the common good.
We believe Glendale Lutheran School can be a primary place for equipping, encouraging, training, supporting, mentoring, and empowering staff for their daily kingdom work. Glendale Lutheran School seeks to serve and partner with school families, Glendale Lutheran Church, and the community so they might excel in this crucial task.
Laura Garris has been with Glendale since 2016.
Joan Sandberg has been with Glendale since 2006.
Co-Director & Board Member
A longtime advocate and school board member, Jackie involves herself in teacher development, church- school relations, and overall training for the staff. Her experience as a certified teacher with the Kent school district for over 20 years is a valuable resource. Jackie will be at the school a minimum of once per week and available via phone, text and email for parents and staff 24/7.
Middle School Teacher
Leading the Middle School since 2012, Mr. V has a true calling to work with students in this age group. He is a well-loved teacher and mentor, providing exceptional curriculum to his students in a creative and innovative learning environment. In addition to his teaching schedule, Mr. V. makes time to head up after school activities such as Cross Country and Hoops Club.
Middle School Teacher
In addition to teaching Science, English and Performing Arts, Mrs. Hostetter also oversees 4th and 5th grade Math. All our students have been blessed by her dedication and love of teaching. Mrs. Hostetter directs our annual Christmas Program and Spring Show as well as facilitating Tap Club.
Mrs. Marks leads our Kindergarten through 8th grade Visual Arts program. As a professional teaching artist
she provides a workshop environment in her classes, using art history for inspiration and critique as a tool for growth. Mrs. Marks also teaches Middle School Writing, coordinates our school garden, assists with Performing Arts and manages the school yearbook.
Upper Elementary Teacher
Miss Morrison leads our 3rd- 5th grades in a creative multi-grade classroom environment.
Early Learning Teacher
Mrs. Y leads our pre-K and Kindergarten class with a strong academic focus and a love of reading.
Ms. R is our Beforecare lead teacher, elementary PE teacher, and elementary math specialist. Her many years at Glendale provide a rich stability and guaranteed smile for all students.
Mrs. Amy is our elementary assistant working closely with early learning and upper elementary grades.
Senior Pastor of Glendale Lutheran Church