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

Tim Moore: 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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Beth Bruce - Administrative Assistant


  • Bachelor of Applied Arts from Central Michigan University
  • Major – Early Childhood Education; Minor – Public Health Education

   Students at ILS learn that Jesus Christ has given them eternal salvation through grace and that it is not something they must earn.  My hope is that students will see that love from Christ each day from every teacher and staff member.  We are all forgiven and loved children of God.

Favorite Verse - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  -Philippians 4:13

Melissa Schneider - Receptionist

Education: Associate of Applied Science Business Administration, Polk Community College (Polk State) FL

d. Favorite Bible 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

Christal Trlak - Admissions Counselor

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