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Bonne Faherty: Principal/Kindergarten Teacher

Education: Bachelor of Science: Early Childhood Education/ Special Education, Master of Arts: Emergent Reading Nova Southeastern University

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

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!

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

Email: [email protected]

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

Email: [email protected]

Desiree Gomez - 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

Email: [email protected]

Betsy Proeschel - 1st Grade Paraprofessional

Katie Wilcox - 2nd grade

Education: Bachelors of Science in Histroy, Staff Credential for VPK

    I love sharing the love, joy and peace of Jesus with my students.  We dance, sing and play our way through letters, letter sounds, counting and so much more!  One area I love focusing on is science experiments.  We make crystal snowflakes and volcanoes too!  We work on social emotional issues to help our students grow into a well rounded kingergartener.

Favorite verse: I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.   -John 16:33

Email: [email protected]

Peg Rankin - 3rd grade

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

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

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

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

Email: [email protected]

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

Email: [email protected]

Lisa Talbott - 5th Grade

Education: Teacher Certification, University of South Florida, Tampa FL (2010), BBA, James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA: Information Systems (1987)

Experience:

  • Immanuel Lutheran School, Brandon FL, full-time Teacher (2009-present)
  • Immanuel Lutheran School, Brandon FL, part-time Math Teacher (2005-2009)
  • Immanuel Lutheran School, Brandon FL, Administrative Assistant (2001-2009)

Personal Biography:  

  Mrs. Talbott serves as 8th Grade Homeroom teacher and teaches 8th Grade Math, 8th Grade Algebra I Honors, 8th Grade American History, 7th Grade Civics and Technology. Mrs. Talbott coordinates and leads the bi-annual field trip to Washington, D.C. for the 7th and 8th Grade students. Mrs. Talbott and her husband, Charlie, are parents to Zach and Ben, both graduates of ILS. The Talbotts are active members of Christ the King Lutheran Church, Riverview.

 Outside of school, Mrs. Talbott enjoys traveling, running (marathons and half-marathons), working in the yard, singing, and relaxing at the beach. You can also find her cheering for the Florida Gators!

Favorite Bible Verse: “Be still, and know that I am God.” -Psalm 46:10

Email: [email protected]