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Jennifer Phillips - Kindergarten Teacher


  • Bachelors Sociology
  • Teaching Certification Prek-3rd Grade.

Favorite Verse: 

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Desiree Gomez - 1st grade


  • Master's Degree- Education-Curriculum and Instruction
  • Professional Certification - Kindergarten - 6th Grade

   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

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Betsy Proeschel - 1st Grade

Education: Bachelor of Arts - Mass Communications/Public Relations

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Katie Wilcox - 2nd grade


  • Bachelors of Science - Histroy, University of South Florida
  • 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

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Ellen Reikowski - 3rd grade


  • Bacherlor of Arts - Journalism - Universtiy of South Florida
  • Professional Certification - Kindergarten - 3rd grades
  • Professional Certification - 1st - 6th Grades
  • Colloquy LCMS

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Deanna Marquez - 4th grade

Education: Bacherlor of Science - Elementary Education Kindergarten - 6th Grades - 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

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Lisa Talbott - 5th Grade


  • BBA Business Administration - James Madison University, Harrisonburg VA: Information Systems (1987)
  • Professional Certification - Middle Grades Mathematics, University of South Florida, Tampa FL (2010)
  • Colloquy LCMS


  • 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 the 5th Grade teacher. 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

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