• Caring, qualified teachers
• God’s Word permeating every subject and activity
• Hands on, active learning
• S.T.E.A.M. integrated curriculum
• Readers and Writers workshop
• Spanish, Art, Gym and Music
• 40 minutes of recess each day
• Teachers model faith in word and deed
• Daily prayer and devotions
• Weekly worship
• Teachers help students cultivate spiritual gifts
• b1 mentorship groups made up of K-8 students
• Bible club/study opportunities
• Teaching for Transformation curriculum that focuses on REAL work, people and need
• b1 groups serve the greater community e.g. raking, making cards for veterans, caroling, neighborhood cleanup, etc.
• Partnership with ministries & non-profits, local and abroad
K-5th Grade Schedule
|AM Drop Off||8:15am||8:15am||8:15am||8:15am||8:15am|
|Mid Day Pick Up |
(K 1/2 Day Only)
|PM Pick Up||3:15pm||3:15pm||2:30pm |
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Elementary School Faculty
Lisa AbeGraduate 2008
Art Teacher (1-12)
Start Date: 2016
Education: Concordia University WI
Major- Art Education
Minors- Biology and Theology
Lisa Abe (Brown) is a graduate of Sheboygan Christian High School. She graduated in 2008 and pursued art education at Concordia University in Mequon, WI. After teaching for three years at Rice Lake Middle School, God lead Lisa back to the SCS community in 2016. She enjoys teaching students the value of visual art in light of God- the most supreme Artist. She is married to Joe Abe and they enjoy hiking and traveling. They’ve visited three different countries together. Lisa and Joe are both involved in their local church- River Rock Community.
Kathy AndringaGraduate 1980
2nd Grade Teacher
Education: Dordt College- B.A.Bio:
Kathy is married to SCS science teacher John Andringa. They have three out-of-the nest children, Kathryn (business analyst in Pella, Iowa), Sam (attorney in Itasca, Illinois), and Ben ( Senior Customer Specialist in Green Bay, Wisconsin). Kathy is a graduate of SCS. She earned her bachelor’s degree at Dordt College and then moved to Lake Worth, Florida to teach at Lake Worth Christian School where she taught 5th grade and middle school and met John. When they could no longer stand the beautiful weather, they hoped to move closer to family in the Midwest. Little did they know that God was preparing positions for them in Sheboygan at SCS and SCCHS! They have been blessed to send their children to SCS and to be a part of the SCS staff. Kathy is currently attending Hope Church in Sheboygan.
5th Grade Teacher
Start Date: 2000
Education: Dordt University
B.A., Elementary Education
Field of Specialization in P.E. & Coaching Endorsement
Jen moved to Sheboygan from Hull, IA to start her career at SCS in 2000. Jen and her husband, Tyler, have been married for 16 years and have two awesome kids: Noah (13) and Naomi (11). In addition to kids, they have a Boxer dog named Brewer (Go Brew Crew!) and 13 chickens, which provide eggs for delicious breakfasts (Tyler is the chef) and for baking sweet homemade treats (Jen is the baker). They attend Crossroads Community Church. Tyler is an avid bowler, and has passed that interest on to Noah and Naomi. They bowl every Saturday morning in their league and participate in different tournaments. Jen and Ty spend a lot of time cheering for their kids in bowling, football, volleyball, and basketball. The whole family enjoys Brewers, Badgers, and Packers games as well. They also love having people over to enjoy Tyler’s delicious BBQ. Jen and the kids always go to Sioux City, IA to spend a week with her family. If Jen gets any time to herself, she enjoys curling up with Brewer and a good book. Jen is committed to the SCS mission by helping students grow in their faith as she continues to grow in hers.
Start Date: 2020
Education: Evangel University- Early Childhood & Elementary EducationBio:
Andi is married to Quinton Barnes. They have two fur babies named Autumn and Elliott. Andi grew up in Missouri. Andi and her husband recently moved to Wisconsin and she began teaching kindergarten at SCS in 2020. Her family has been attending Sheboygan churches virtually during the pandemic but are excited to find a church home soon. She has a BS in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She is passionate about growing the mission of SCS by teaching kindergarteners about God’s love and world!
Physical Education Teacher
Start Date: 2016
Education: UW LaCrosse Degree in Physical Education and Minor in Elementary PEBio:
Jim Cowdy currently teaches K-5 Physical Education at SCS. He is from New Berlin, WI and received a Physical Education degree from UW- LaCrosse. Jim formally taught elementary PE in Howards Grove before coming to SCS. In 1976 at an FCA Coaches Camp, Jim had his picture taken with Coach Tom Landry of the Dallas Cowboys! He has coached Soccer, Gymnastics, and His favorite Sport… Wrestling! In 1980, Jim was the Wisconsin Cultural Exchange Team Leader of an elite high school Wrestling team that competed in both Germany and Belgium. In 1978, Jim was invited to become an associate staff member with Sheboygan County Campus Life. His involvement with the ministry of Campus Life of over 40 years was monumental in forming his personal, professional and spiritual life! Campus Life’s Crazy out of the Box fun events and activities woke the “Creative Giant” within him! He was blessed over the years, to work with hundreds of Jr/Sr high students in weekly Club meetings, Saturday Fun Nights, Summer Charge Camp, and annual Holiday Teen Retreats! Campus Life Director Dave Justice was a significant mentor in his life. Each of his three children Josh, Jason, and Rachel graduated from SCCHS. Both of his sons work in the computer software field and his daughter is a Nurse. He is so thankful to God for His divine providence throughout his life! Jim especially loves the fact that he really gets to know individual students after having them in physical education classes for six straight years!
Bryce DeRoosGraduate 1995
Start Date: 2019
Education: UW-Eau Claire – Ed.S. School Psychology
Marquette University – M.A.- Community Counseling
Calvin University – B.A.- Psychology
Bryce met and married his beautiful wife Holly Barker (no relation to Bob) while both were attending UW-Eau Claire. Together they have three kids – Conor (13), Luke (11), and Ella (8). They live just a few blocks away from Lake Michigan and Holly couldn’t think of a better place to live. As a family, they love walks along the lakefront, bike rides through Door County, and enjoying every type of pizza as long as it is from Il Ritrovo. They attend and are actively involved at Calvin CRC in Sheboygan. As an alumni, Bryce can’t be more excited to be back at SCS and be a part in helping to shape, guide, and instruct students in living out the mission of SCS. Also, Holly can’t think of a better place to live.
3rd Grade Teacher
Start Date: 2020
Education: M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction
B.S. Elementary Education
National Board Certification Middle Childhood Development
Jenny Engels is happily married to Juan (also known as Señor at the high school) and proud Mom of Jonathan and Juliana. She enjoys spending time reading, writing, baking, and doing creative projects around the house. She also loves to travel. Jenny has a B.S. in Elementary Education, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, and National Board Certification in Middle Childhood Development. One of her favorite parts about teaching is that she is always learning along with her students. She is especially passionate about reading workshop, educational technology, STEM, and Makerspace.
3rd Grade Teacher
Start Date: 2020
Education: Concordia University, Wisconsin- Bachelor of Arts in Christian Elementary Education
Minor in Spanish
Emily is in her second year of teaching, but her first year at SCS. She has a BA in Christian Elementary Education from CUW. She enjoys traveling to new places, taking pictures, and cheering on Wisconsin sports teams. Emily attends Sheboygan Evangelical Free Church and enjoys serving as a small group leader for youth group and on the worship team. She is passionate about growing the mission of Sheboygan Christian School by teaching students more about Jesus and how to live a life that glorifies Him. Fun fact: She spent a quarter student teaching in Szarvas, Hungary.
Tricia HendricksGraduate 1993
Start Date: 2009
Education: Dordt University, Bachelor of Arts, PsychologyBio:
Tricia is married to Keith Hendricks and together they have three kids: Kristi, Erin and Kory. Tricia is an SCS alumni and all of her kids have also gone to SCS. She has a BA in Psychology from Dordt University. Tricia has worked at SCS since 2009 in several different roles: groundskeeper, volleyball coach and teacher aide. She loves being involved at the school because of the dedicated community that love Jesus and every child that walks in the the doors. Tricia and her family attend Christ Community Church. She has been part of the praise team there for many years, playing guitar, drums and singing. In her free time she does woodworking and has her own company called The Rustic Board. Next summer Tricia’s family looks forward to their oldest child’s wedding!
1st Grade Teacher
Start Date: 2020
Education: Wisconsin Lutheran College, Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education
Minor in Social Studies
Lindsey Kiser is the new first grade teacher at SCS. She graduated in 2007 from Wisconsin Lutheran College in Milwaukee with a B.A. in Elementary Education. Lindsey and her husband, Randy, reside in Belgium, Wisconsin. Randy is a firefighter and paramedic for Sheboygan Fire Department. They are thrilled to both be serving in the same community. They attend St. John’s Lutheran Church in Newburg, Wisconsin. She is passionate about being around likeminded Christians and integrating her faith into academics. In Lindsey’s free time she enjoys traveling, thrifting, exploring new restaurants, baking, and cooking.
Elementary School Music Teacher
Start Date: 2014
Education: Moody Bible Institute & Columbia College- Bachelor of Arts, Communications and Bible
Silver Lake College- Music Educator’s Certificate (FAME)
Jayne enjoys spending time with her husband, Rob. They are part of the Word of Grace Community Church family. They have 3 adult children, Cassie, Brock (who both graduated from SCS), and Briana. She also enjoys playing with her 2 little grandchildren, singing and reading. Fun Fact: She is interested in building a tiny house :). Jayne is passionate about knowing God, and teaching children to worship Him with music! She is thankful for SCS, both for the blessing it has been to her own family, and for the opportunity she has to serve our SCS families and community for the glory of God.
Ann SteenwykGraduate 1987
Director of Academics & Instruction
Start Date: 2016
Education: Calvin College – BA Psychology
Indiana State University – MED, School Psychology; EDS, School Psychology
Concordia University – MED Educational Administration
Ann grew up in the SCS community as a third generation alumna. She and her husband Robb came back to Sheboygan in 2002 to be closer to family and to send their children Nicholas, Brett, and Elianna to SCS. Ann began her career in education as a school psychologist, working in the public school setting for over 20 years. She has a BA in Psychology, an MED in School Psychology and Educational Administration, and an EdS in School Psychology. In 2016, she felt called to help lead SCS and is passionate about making sure all students have access to excellent Christian education. She wants all children to find their role in God’s big story. Ann and her husband are active members of Calvin Christian Reformed Church. They enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking (Wisconsin’s Ice Age Trail), camping, biking, and walks to Lake Michigan.
Start Date: 2020
Education: Palm Beach Atlantic University- Bachelor of Science, Organizational ManagementBio:
Bevin is happily married to Andy Tislau, an SCS alum and local business owner. They have three daughters: Faith (6th grade), Grace (5K), and Joy (3K). Bevin worked at SCS for one year in 2014/15 and rejoined the staff in 2020 now that all three of her daughters are in school. Bevin and her husband are both passionate about Christian education and love being able to be a part of the mission of SCS and its amazing community. The Tislaus attend Crossroads Community Church where Bevin volunteers with their high school ministry. She enjoys baking, reading, Hallmark movies, and spending time with her family.
Start Date: 2020
Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary EducationBio:
Deb lives near Oostburg with her husband Mark. They have two adult children, both graduates of SCS. Deb attended Waupun Christian grades 1-12. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. She started teaching at SCS in 2020. She is a member of Calvin CRC. She LOVES teaching striving, beginning readers and seeing them grow in confidence and ability. She is excited to be part of the academic excellence and Christ-centered learning happening at SCS. Fun Fact: You can find Deb working at Good As New (with Mrs. Kiser) early most Saturday mornings.
Erica WarmusGraduate 2000
Elementary & Middle School Spanish Teacher
Start Date: 2012
Education: Trinity Christian College- Bachelor of Arts, Spanish
Trinity Christian College- Bachelor of Arts, Elementary Education
Erica and her husband, Scott, both graduated from SCS, and have two kids. Paige is a senior, and Connor is in 8th grade. They also have the best dog in the world, Dolly Parton. Erica has a BA in Elementary Education and Spanish. She and her family attend Hope Reformed Church. Erica enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, and baking. Erica is passionate about introducing her students to not only the Spanish language, but also to the many Spanish-speaking cultures, which she hopes will help to prepare them for service in God’s world.