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LEA Elementary Teachers Network (ETnet)

ETnet affirms and supports elementary teachers (grades 3-8) in their ministries as Christian educators. Using a variety of resources, ETnet's focus is sharing ideas, linking, and equipping Lutheran educators for service to the children and families they serve.

ETnet Leadership Team:

 

Paul Piel,  Chair, Arlington Heights, IL

Denise Rice, Des Peres, MO

Sue Brandt, Saginaw, MI

Bill Becker, Red Bud, IL

Allison Golz, Bensenville, IL

 

          Allison                Bil             Denise            Paul            Sue

 

 

NEW ... ETnet Special Report

     Handwriting: A Lost Art? by Bill Becker ... Summer 2010

 

 

2009 Award Recipient

 

Outstanding New Lutheran Elementary Teacher: Julie Lemke

 

Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Teacher: Alvina Becker

 

Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Administrator: Chuck Schiller

 

Nominate a Colleague

Nominate someone for the LEA Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Teacher or the LEA Outstanding New Lutheran Elementary Teacher. More information appears below and at  Awards.

 

General qualifications for the LEA Distinguished Lutheran elementary Teacher:

  • Strong commitment to serving the Lord

  • Active in local community as well as Lutheran community

  • Commitment to excellence and meeting the social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive needs of children and families

  • Full time teacher in grades 3–8 at a Lutheran elementary school

  • Four (4) or more years experience in a Lutheran school

  • Equipped and willing to profess and teach Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; desirable: Synodically trained, colloquized, or active participant in Colloquy program

  • Demonstrates effective teaching skills 

  • Active member of LEA, participant in ETnet, and member of other professional associations

General qualifications for the LEA Outstanding New Lutheran Elementary Teacher:

  • Strong commitment to serving the Lord with strong potential for future service in Lutheran education

  • Active in local community as well as Lutheran community

  • Commitment to excellence and meeting the social, emotional, spiritual, and cognitive needs of children and families

  • Full time teacher in grades 3–8 at a Lutheran elementary school

  • Three (3) or fewer years experience in a Lutheran school

  • SEquipped and willing to profess and teach Christian faith from a Lutheran perspective; desirable: Synodically trained, colloquized, or active participant in Colloquy program

  • Demonstrates effective teaching skills 

  • Active member of LEA, participant in ETnet, and member of other professional associations

 

Publications Archive

Issues of several publications distributed in 2002 to 2004 are available for viewing or download from the links below.

 

Elementary Teachers Notebook Fall 2002 

Baptism Chapel Service

Baptism/Faith Personal History Card

Baptismal/Faith Birthday Pinwheel (Take-home craft activity)

Elementary Teachers Notebook Winter 2002-2003  (includes Advent chapel service)

Two Skits  ("Looking for the Light" and "Jesus is the Light" by Barbara Wegener