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Benjamin Bain, MS Ed

Ask 2010 MS Ed graduate Ben Bain what makes his work as principal and teacher at St. John’s in Red Wing, MN, special, and he’s likely to say, “The people I get to work with really make this a special place, and that’s been a real privilege.” In fact, the congregation, parents and faculty have […]

Amy Bryant, MS Ed

Family comes first for Amy Schmeling Bryant(’03), but she also wants to serve her church. With God’s blessing, she has managed to balance them both—beautifully. Amy serves as a preschool aide and Sunday school coordinator at Salem – Woodbury MN. She also started an additional outreach program at Salem called Smart Start. Working as a […]

Rachel Burgess, MS Ed

July 8, 2010, was an important day for Rachel Perry Burgess ’02. She handed her comprehensive examination to Director of Graduate Studies John Meyer, marking the culmination of her graduate work at Martin Luther College. Emphasis: Of the three emphases—instruction, special education, and leadership—Rachel opted for leadership because the classes seemed most applicable for her […]

Timothy Gustafson, MS Ed

A Second Master’s Degree—Totally Worth It! Twenty-two years ago, Tim Gustafson DMLC ’83 earned a master’s degree in education from Viterbo University. Last May he earned a second master’s degree, this time from MLC. Why another graduate degree? Mr. Gustafson says he enjoyed studying for his first master’s degree and saw how it made him a […]

Aaron Hartwig, MS Ed

First MLC “Master” Aaron Hartwig was the first student to enroll in MLC’s Master of Science in Education program. A decade later, we caught up with him. Did the degree make a difference in his ministry?   “There’s no doubt in my mind,” he says, “that I’m a significantly better principal and classroom teacher as […]

Chris Hintz, MS Ed

When Chris Hintz graduates this May with his MS-Ed, he’ll walk off the stage with far more than a diploma. He’s gained skills and insights that have strengthened his God-given leadership gifts and greatly benefited his ministry as principal. The office of principal has called out to Chris since his graduation from MLC in 2004. […]

Sheila Krause, MS Ed

Two brothers with learning disabilities were Sheila Jones Krause’s inspiration. “Working with children who struggle in school in a WELS setting has always been my dream,” she says. As the extended learning teacher at David’s Star, Jackson WI, she does just that, teaching children with learning difficulties and disabilities, as well as teaching grade 7-8 […]

Rebecca Lindenberg, MS Ed

As a language arts instructor in the upper grades at St. John-Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, Becky Gohr Lindenberg’s days are always interesting. “I tell my students I have the best job in the whole school, because my assignments aren’t just math problems and multiple choice questions. Every time I assign a paper or essay, I get to read […]

Jeffrey Loberger, MS Ed

Jeff Loberger (MLC 2003, MLC MS 2012) believes that good schools begin with good leaders. As a leader at Good Shepherd-Omaha, he wears a number of leadership hats, but, interestingly, not one of them says “Classroom Teacher.” “I spend my day as principal of our school, development director of our building program, and member ministry […]

Timothy Mueller, MS Ed

Serving to the Best of His Ability Like most WELS principals, Tim Mueller (MLC BS ’06, MSEd ’11) is a busy man. But he feels privileged – overjoyed, in fact – to be so. “My joy is in serving my God to the fullest of my abilities out of thanks and praise for all that […]