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Mrs Elizabeth Nicholas

Elizabeth Nicholas grew up an Army brat, spending most of her childhood in Alaska. She accepted the call to Lincoln Lutheran in 2012 after teaching at Good Shepherd Lutheran School, in Collinsville, Illinois, and student teaching at Hong Kong International School. She graduated from Concordia University, Nebraska, in 2012, with a BS in Secondary Education, concentrating in English and Spanish. She was also awarded the Exemplary Student Award in World Languages. 

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(402) 467-5404
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Spanish & English

Miss Julie Carr

Julie Carr joined the Lincoln Lutheran community in the fall of 2012. She is teaching 7th and 11th grade English.

Julie is a graduate from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education with an endorsement in English. She is extremely blessed to be teaching in a school where one's spirituality and educational quest intermix on a daily basis.

Julie is a lover of travel, great literature, family time, cats, and the Nebraska Cornhuskers!

 

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School Phone: 
(402) 467-5404
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English

Mrs. Beth Leech

Mrs. Beth Leech started her first year at Lincoln Lutheran in 2010 teaching English II, III and IV. She graduated with a bachelors degree from Concordia University, Seward and is currently working on her masters degree through CUNE. For the past seven years Beth served her call at The Orlando Lutheran Academy. It was at OLA that she met, avoided and eventually married her husband Timothy Leech. There is no denying true love (at least not for long).

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School Phone: 
(402) 467-5404
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English Teacher

English 8

Course Number: 
j810
Instructors: 
Mr. Matt Kristalyn

Through a Reading/Writing Workshop, students explore various genres in reading and writing, focusing on Figurative Language, Literary Elements, and the Traits of Writing. Through various lessons, worksheets and projects, the students will be able to identify and understand Figurative Language, Literary Elements, and the Parts of Speech. Eighth grade will focus on expanding word choice and vocabulary through new words banks and warm ups.

English 7

Course Number: 
j710
Instructors: 
Mr. Matt Kristalyn

Through a Reading/Writing Workshop, students explore various genres in reading and writing, focusing on Figurative Language, Literary Elements, and the Traits of Writing. Students will begin researching and learning how to find credible sources from the internet. Grammatically, the 7th grade focuses on organization, transitions and flow, sentence structure and verb tense.

Mrs. Kristine Kuhn

Kris Kuhn began teaching at Lincoln Lutheran Middle/High School in the fall of 2007. Before coming here she taught at Concordia University, Seward High School and Hong Kong International School. She received her undergraduate degree from Valparaiso University, Masters from Concordia University and has 48 hours toward her doctorate. She grew up in Hong Kong with her two “crazy” brothers, her pastor dad, and her mom. She has good memories from her childhood, such as “the plunger revenge” on her older brother and the many times her and her older brother tried to “get rid of” their younger brother, Brad. She has been married for years. Her husband is a band nerd-“and proud of it”. Their son, Michael, is at Concordia in Seward and her daughter, Elizabeth, is a junior at Lincoln Lutheran Middle/High School. She loves the energy the students have here. She also serves as the school’s speech coach in addition to her teaching. Aside from teaching she participates in her church choir, adjunct teaches at Concordia and she loves to write.

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English Teacher & Speech Team

Desktop Publishing/Journalism 2 (Revised)

Course Number: 
6140
Instructors: 
Ms. Katie Bockelman

This course is designed as a practical application of knowledge learned in Journalism 1. Students will be required to work with other students designing and assembling the school yearbook and newspaper, and other DTP projects. Students will become familiar with standard DTP tools and applications as well as general graphic design techniques. Due to the individualized nature of responsibilities expected to be fulfilled, this class will be offered through approval of the instructor.

Journalism A

Course Number: 
1210
Instructors: 
Mr. Matt Kristalyn

This course combines an introduction to the basic principles of journalism with the development of skills in computer design in creating school publications such as the monthly newspaper and yearbook. Students will also contribute information provided on the school’s website. An emphasis will be placed on gathering information, developing writing skills, and creating appealing design through the use of various computer software programs.

Genres of Literature

Course Number: 
1142
Instructors: 
Mrs. Beth Leech

The course is designed to give students knowledge of World Literature, develop skills in reading, writing (through an intense course in writing an argumentative essay), short stories, novels, essays, and drama, and to increase reading and writing enjoyment. This course is designed for the non-college-bound student or those with difficulty in reading/writing. Admission is only by teacher approval.

English 4

Course Number: 
1140/1141
Instructors: 
Mrs. Rachel Jank

This course draws from both the development of writing techniques as well as the development in critical thinking processes to teach students to write with precision and style. This will be cultivated after thematic units that provide exposure to elevated writing styles such as: allegory, extended metaphor, allusion and satire.