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Welcome to First Grade

First grade is a year full of firsts. It’s the year students start writing simple sentences, adding and subtracting, and even conducting small science experiments. First grade is the year that students develop and improve their reading skills.  Students develop important social skills, and they will become more responsible, independent, and self-sufficient. Most importantly, they will grow in God’s Word, and they begin to learn and understand God’s plan for them in this world.

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Mrs. Alissa Schroeder

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations. I will be exalted on the earth.” Psalm 46:10


Mrs. Schroeder graduated from Martin Luther College in 2005. Upon graduation she was married to her husband, Pastor Mark Schroeder. Mrs. Schroeder supported her husband’s pastoral ministry as they moved from Michigan, to North Carolina, to Wisconsin. It was in Watertown, WI, that Mrs. Schroeder began teaching, after working inside the home while her 3 children weren’t of school age. In 2014, she began teaching Art to grades1-4 at St. John’s Lutheran School and also served as the school’s Extended Learning Teacher. From 2017-2021, Mrs. Schroeder taught 2nd grade at Trinity-St. Luke in Watertown. In the summer of 2021, the Schroeder family moved to Arizona where Pastor Schroeder began his ministry at Peace Lutheran Church in Gilbert. Mrs. Schroeder has served at Emmanuel as a school tutor and preschool teacher and is currently the first grade teacher. In her free time, Mrs. Schroeder loves spending time with her family and friends, exploring new restaurants, hiking, swimming, and playing volleyball.

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