Faculty and Staff Accomplishments
2021-21 Faculty and Staff Accomplishments
SFC Alan Conrad and MAJ John Sheaffer were awarded Concordia’s Teacher of the Year at our closing school chapel. MAJ Sheaffer and SFC Conrad lead Concordia’s JROTC academic and co-curricular program, including drill, rifle, raiders, and robotics.
Mindy Walz was awarded Concordia’s Teacher in Service Award.
Debbie Schumm was awarded Concordia’s Staff in Service Award.
Kim Nash, Stephanie Marks, and Patrick Frerking attended the FACTS conference in Texas so that they could learn more about our new school information system and help with the implementation.
Crystal Castleman and Kim Nash led some of our health sciences students to Scotland and England in June to learn more about the medical field, history of medicine and forensics.
Crystal Castleman also leads our HOSA Club which had 7 ‘top 10’ finishes in the state in their respective competition. In June, she joined her son Joshua Castleman (CLHS ‘24) who won state and advanced to International HOSE competition which was held in Nashville, TN.
Deaconess Debbie Rockrohr presented her book review of "Sanctified Sisters: A History of Protestant Deaconesses" by Jennifer Wiley Legath, published in Concordia Historical Institute Quarterly, Summer 2022. Deaconess was thrilled with the arrival of her eleventh grandchild in August.
Eric Kaschinske trained with PFW math department professors at a dual credit workshop for instructional practices in the high school classroom.
Sean Gibson was recognized as Boys Swimming Sectional Coach of the Year.
Kelly Beverly, SFC Al Conrad, and Stephanie Marks joined Andy Morris for a World War II history tour in England and France. A highlight for SFC Conrad was the visit to Sainte-Mère-Église, France, one of the initial paratrooper drop sites with the landing at Normandy.
Krista Koch, Kevin Macke, and Eric Kaschinske attended the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference in Indianapolis.
Jenny Wade attended the AP Summer Institute for Environmental Science in Indianapolis.
Jeanine Tietz attended the AP Summer Institute for English Language and Composition hosted by the University of Texas-Tyler.
Katie Underwood attended the AP Summer Institute for AP Art and Design at Ball State.
Kyle Jane attended the American Chemical Society annual conference at Purdue University in early August.
Mindy Walz and the rest of the English Department led a college essay help session for our seniors. Mindy also participated in the AP Tip-In program with Mock Exam Reading hosted in conjunction with The College Board.
Darcy Lugo, Jenny Wade, and Mindy Walz completed their cohort of TEC21, which facilitates technology enriched classrooms for the 21st-century learner.
The entire Concordia Faculty attended the first ever LCMS tri-state/district conference of Lutheran schools from Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio. The event was hosted in Fort Wayne, with many of our teachers and administrators presenting workshops and providing leadership to the successful event.
Brian Loesel leads the Fellowship of Christian Athletes group at CLHS, and called the FWPD police to help save the life of a pregnant lady who had been stabbed 48 times in the apartment complex he lives at.
Matt Konow was awarded the CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) designation for excellence, and completed the Foellinger Leadership Lab Executive Alumni Program.
Jenny Grisez led and painted with other CLHS Office Staff, Mark & Dana Muehl of TLSP, and additional volunteers in repainting the cafeteria over the summer, as well as cleaning and organizing the concessions stand.
Corrie Oberlin attended the Indiana annual School Nurse Conference in June 2022, and was trained in identifying and administration of Naloxone in the event of an overdose.
Stephanie Marks, Kim Nash, and Ashley Wiehe led CLHS in the implementation of our new computer information system, FACTS.
Pat Frerking completed the inaugural cohort of the Principal 360 Leadership Program, sponsored by the Chicago Lutheran Education Foundation, and was recognized for five years of contribution to the Gates Scholarship Foundation.