Engagement Team

Driving strong, missional partnership, the SCS Engagement Team exists to cultivate family engagement in our school through purposeful investments of time, talent, and treasure.

We dream of having 100% of SCS families engaged with our school every year. Are you ready to step up?

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Jamie Gassner

Jamie Gassner

Engagement Team President

Jamie Gassner

Engagement Team President

Start Date: 2023

Education: St. Norbert College-BA in Elementary Education


Jamie grew up in Sheboygan. She attended Sheboygan North before studying elementary education at St. Norbert College. She then was an elementary school teacher in Middleton, WI before moving back to Sheboygan in 2012. She has three sons, William (4th), Lucas (2nd), and Leo (4K), who joined the Sheboygan Christian community in 2021.

The Gassner family attends St. Clement Parish. Jamie’s hobbies include spending time with her family while playing golf, swimming, gardening, baking, crafting, volunteering and enjoying the outdoors. She enjoys supporting school in a volunteer capacity including classroom volunteering, planning fundraisers, networking, and event planning. Jamie loves the community at SCS and looks forward to supporting the mission in the future.

Brittney Kramer

Brittney Kramer

Board Member, Vice President, Engagement Team Liaison

Brittney KramerGraduate 2001

Board Member, Vice President, Engagement Team Liaison

Start Date: 2022


Church Affiliation:  Hope Church

Family Information:  Rowan-4th grade, Madden-1st grade, Willa-3K

Employment Information: Northview Elementary Physical Education Teacher (Howards Grove)

Church/School Activities that you have been involved in: Nursery volunteer, Vacation Bible School, MOPS coordinator, Wednesday night activities leader, Children’s Church teacher, SCS auction lead solicitor, inaugural SCS parent ambassador, Apple pie volunteer, Good-As-New volunteer, One-Walk picnic and classroom volunteer

What do you like most about SCS? One of the things that I truly cherish about SCS is that each day when my children enter the doors of SCS, I am assured they will be engaged with and surrounded by followers of Christ. These are teachers who love them and are committed to helping and encouraging them in their faith.

Why did your family choose SCS over other schools? We chose SCS for our family because we wanted our children to have a Christ-centered education where they are taught from a Biblical worldview.  It was evident from day one that the teachers, administrators, and other staff were invested in the “whole child”.  

What do you think is the most important goal for SCS?  I believe the most important goal for SCS is to maintain sustainable growth.  This means a growth that our staff, administration, community, building, and resources can maintain, all while preserving excellence in a Christ-centered education.

If you could do one thing to increase SCS’ visibility in the community, what would it be? I believe that SCS’ visibility is a two-fold approach of both a physical presence by our students and staff and by visual signage.  Our school does an amazing job of showing up to serve and give back to our community.  The bake sales, food drives, neighborhood clean-up days and service projects are ways that we can show our love of Christ in Sheboygan County.  If I could increase our visibility in one specific way, I would increase the signage around town.  Many people do not know where we are located or that we have such an extraordinary campus.  I would love to see a billboard on one of the major highways to advertise the mission and location of SCS.

Why did you accept the nomination to serve our community on the School Board? I am excited to be a part of what God has planned for SCS! We are facing some very exciting times of unprecedented growth.  I fully understand that with student and teacher population growth, in addition to building projects, comes the challenge of how to provide the space and resources needed to meet the academic, social, and spiritual needs of all students.  I feel that I can contribute in a positive way to the Board as we move forward with God’s blessing.

Engagement Team Programs

New Family Connections

Tsar: Stephanie Malis | Contact

Goal To ensure that every new SCS family is connected with a new family ambassador who walks with them on a year-long onboarding process throughout their first year at SCS.

Type of Engagement Opportunities
  • New Family Ambassador
  • Support for Back to School Orientation
  • Facebook Group Manager

Faculty/Staff Support & Celebration

Tsar: Meg Opel | Contact

Goal To make SCS faculty and staff feel like the rockstars that they are.

Type of Engagement Opportunities
  • Room parent (Grades P-8)
  • Recess duty
  • Lunchroom duty
  • Birthday recognitions and gifts
  • Execute extravagant teacher appreciation week plans
  • Chaperone for HS student council events


Tsar: Lauren Ries | Contact

Goal To live out generous hospitality so that SCS all current families and guests feel welcome in our community.

Types of Engagement Opportunities
  • Special event support
  • Front desk check-ins
  • Coffee/Cookies
  • Event set-up/Clean-up

Athletics: Jr. Eagles

Tsar: Willa Ritt | Contact

Goal To extend SCS athletic offerings to students in grades K-8. To ensure safe, fun, Christ-centered athletic offerings that prepare student athletes for middle and high school athletics at SCS.

Types of Engagement Opportunities
  • Youth sports coach (Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball)
  • Team jersey design/ordering/coordination
  • Coordination of Varsity “Jr. Eagles Celebration Nights”
  • Communication support

Legacy Program: Pie Sales

Tsar: Joe & Dena Horvath | Contact

Goal To continue the annual tradition of making and selling our community’s famous Apple, Berry, and Rhubarb Pies. All proceeds support Christian education at SCS.

Types of Engagement Opportunities
  • Line worker
  • Purchaser
  • Front desk sales
  • Pick-up coordination
  • Equipment moving

Legacy Program: One Walk

Tsar: Veronica Norton | Contact

Goal To continue the 50+ year tradition of an all-school fundraiser through the One-Walk/Run for Christian Education.

Types of Engagement Opportunities
  • Shirt sponsor
  • Shirt purchaser/distributor
  • Event safety staff
  • Course refreshment help
  • Trophy purchase/distributor

Legacy Program: Auction

Tsar: Auction Team | Contact

Goal To create a beautiful, fun, all-community night out that is enjoyable and missional. To raise $100,000 in one night to support Christian education at SCS.

Types of Engagement Opportunities
  • Creating something to auction
  • Providing a unique experience or service for auction
  • Coordinating grade-level baskets

Legacy Program: Good as New

Tsar: Deb Van Drunen | Contact

Goal To support the Good as New thrift store- selling gently used clothing and products to support Christian education at SCS.

Types of Engagement Opportunities
  • Sorting donations
  • Organizing merchandise
  • Working cash register

Event Concessions

Tsar: Nikki Kraemer | Contact

Goal To extend hospitality to our community and guests at our most visible, public events- our home sporting contests.

Types of Engagement Opportunities
  • Food and drink purchase and stocking
  • Front line worker
  • Cash register/sales
  • Set up/Clean-up

Prayer/Spiritual Connections

Tsar: Allie Schmitt | Contact

Goal To foster stronger spiritual connections in our community through prayer, encouragement, and church connections.

Types of Engagement Opportunities
  • Support school discipleship efforts
  • Coordinate prayer groups
  • Support administration with family help