Bonne Faherty: Kindergarten Teacher, Co-Principal


a. Education: Bachelor of Science :Early Childhood Education/ Special Education

b. Master of Arts: Emergent Reading Nova Southeastern University

c. Experience: Over 20 years of experience in the field of education with students ranging from age 3-83, including Preschool and VPK, Kindergarten, ESOL, GED, Alternative High School, and Reading. Bonne believes that teaching children to love reading is critical for their future educational success

d. Personal Biography:  Ms. Bonne is originally from Long Island, New York and has lived in Florida for 13 years. She and her husband, Bill, have been married for 34 years and have 4 children. Chelsey is an intelligence analyst for the Defense Intelligence Agency. Courtney is a Kindergarten teacher. Their third daughter Carley is currently the music teacher at Immanuel Lutheran School and studying to receive her Master's in Music Education and Vocal Performance, and their son Cody is a Riverview High School graduate beginning his college career.  Bonne enjoys spending time with her family and reading, and she likes it best if she can do both on a cruise ship or at Disney World!

e. Favorite Bible Verse:
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. -1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Deb Henry - Kindergarten Support

Education:  High School Graduate and CDA (Child Development) 

    My role as Kindergarten Support is to provide a safe and nurturing environment to help the children with social and emotional development.  I hope that the children grow in their knowledge of Jesus and how much He loves each of us.

Favorite Verse: For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. - Romans 1:16

Desiree Dunphy - 1st grade

Education: Master's Degree- Education-Curriculum and Instruction

   I believe all children can learn when given the chance.  Every child is unique with different abilities and talents which should be used for the glory of God.  It is important to me to create a positive classroom learning environment where everyone feels safe, respected, and appreciated.  As a teacher, I use various teaching strategies to meet everyone’s individual needs and learning styles. 

    Being a good role model is important.  Our children are always watching what we say and do and how we say and do it.  Teaching Christian values as I model them in all interactions will influence students and help them become successful caring individuals. 

     In our classroom we have fun, learn, take chances, make mistakes, laugh, love, use our manners, encourage each other, pray, listen and believe we can do ANYTHING!!!  We CAN do ALL things through Christ who strengthens us!  Philippians 4:13

Favorite Bible verse: For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. -Jeremiah 29:11

Dannellys Rosario - 2nd grade


Ellen Reikowski - 3rd grade


a. Education: BA, University of South Florida – Journalism, Early Childhood and Elementary Education Florida Southern College

b. Experience: 

  • Preschool teacher 9 years, Children’s Academy & First United Methodist Church of Brandon, Florida
  • 5th grade teacher 12 years, Immanuel Lutheran School, Brandon, Florida
  • Currently in 9th year of teaching 3rd grade, Immanuel Lutheran School, Brandon, Florida

c. Personal Biography: Hobbies include reading, gardening, cooking, and children’s literature.

d. Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.”

Deanna Marquez - 4th grade

Education: B.S. in Elementary Education - Florida State University

   It is my belief that I set the tone, the mood in my classroom.  I have the ability to make my students lives miserable or joyous.  I can heal or humiliate.  I do not take this control lightly.  I remind myself daily that my students are loved.  Someone is counting on me to do my very best, to return their precious children to them in the same or better condition than they were given.

Favorite Verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.  - Proverbs 3:5-6

Tim Moore - 5th grade, Co-Principal 4th-8th Grades

Education: Bachelor Degree Elementary Education Lutheran Teacher’s Diploma

    The most important thing in my class is that we are all Sinners.  We should not point our fingers at others without taking care of our sins first.  Secondly, God has given to each of us a way to salvation.  That way is through Jesus Christ blood, His work, His Words, not mine.  The words I speak in class about Jesus will not get me to Heaven, but the Righteousness of God given to each of us as a Free Gift is Salvation. 

    In my class I want my students to try, if they make a mistake to learn from this mistake.  Then learn how to do it correctly for the test.  I believe that all children are smart, it is helping those children who do not think they are smart to see they can be successful with their school work.  I am old school and have taught for over 18 years.  I want to be sure the students have their multiplication facts down.  This is the base in which all math comes from.  Students are expected to learn how to think and not what to think.  I have my opinion about many things and I am not always right.  But we can find the answer if we do a little work and search all avenues to find the truth.  

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