? Caring, qualified teachers
? God?s Word permeating every subject
? S.T.E.A.M. integrated curriculum
? Speech, spelling & music festivals
? Spanish, Art, PE, Choir & Band
? Emphasis on personal responsibility and organization
? Students experience multiple teachers/classrooms each day
? 40 minutes of recess each day
? Study Place after school
? Teachers model faith
? Teachers help students cultivate spiritual gifts
? Daily prayer and devotions
? Opportunities to lead worship
? Students lead b1 groups (mentorship groups made up of K-8 students)
? Bible club/study opportunities
? Teamwork and sportsmanship learned through sports/extra-curriculars
? Regular one-on-one discussion of goals with teachers
? Teaching for Transformation curriculum that focuses on REAL work, REAL people, and REAL need
? b1 groups serve the greater community e.g. raking, making cards for veterans, caroling, neighborhood cleanup, etc.
? 7th grade $5 challenge to grow $5 for God’s Kingdom
? Partnership with ministries & non-profits, local and abroad
? Opportunity to be a witness through sports/extra-curriculars
Middle School Schedule
|Pick Up||3:00pm||3:00pm||2:00pm |
Middle 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.
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.
Jenna EgeGraduate 2009
Start Date: 2015
Education: Lakeland University, Masters in Counseling
University of Northwestern- St Paul- Bachelors in Psychology
Jenna resides in Sheboygan with her husband Riley, son Bo and one more on the way! (February 2021) They enjoy all things outdoors together. Her family attends Christ Community Church. Jenna attended SCS from grades K-12 and went on to earn her BA in Psychology and MA in Counseling. Jenna started working at SCS in 2015 as the Sonshine House Aide and officially became the School Counselor in 2017. Jenna is excited about growing the mission of Sheboygan Christian School by providing support and resources to students to help decipher God’s calling for their life.
Band & Choir Teacher
Start Date: 2019
Education: Hope College, Music Education (K-12) and Saxophone PerformanceBio:
Hannah Garside has been at Sheboygan Christian since January 2019 teaching 5th-12th grade Band and Choir. She truly believes that she has one of the best jobs in the world because she gets to spend her day ministering and making music with amazing students! A few of her favorite parts of her day are preparing music for concerts and seeing students get excited about their musical progress. Hannah is a graduate of Cedar Grove-Belgium High School and Hope College with a double major is Music Education and Saxophone Performance. When not at school, Hannah loves spending time with her husband, Zach, watching movies, playing board games, and cooking. Zach and Hannah currently attend Calvary Orthodox Church in Cedar Grove where they are involved in music and youth ministry.
Athletic Director & Finance Manager
Start Date: 2019
Education: Lakeland University, Master of Business Administration
Christian Coach Institute CPLC
Shane and his wife Sarah are blessed with four young children (Christian – SCS 3rd grader, Taeklah, Isaiah, and Elijah). The Hansen family lives on a hobby farm near Kiel, where they attend Trinity Lutheran Church. Shane has a B.A. in Athletics Administration & Management and an M.B.A. in Business, both from Lakeland University, as well as a C.P.L.C. from the Christian Coach Institute. Shane is passionate about serving at SCS, and to continuing the work of aligning SCS’s athletics programs with the athletic department vision: “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” (1 Timothy 4:8)
Middle School Teacher
Start Date: 2014
Education: Trinity Christian College, Bachelor of Arts, English EducationBio:
Rebecca has been married to her husband, Kyle, since January of my first year teaching. They have one daughter, Aly, who loves to go on “adventures” around Sheboygan with her mom. Both Kyle and Rebecca grew up in Michigan, but have loved the community they found here in Wisconsin. Kyle has always been a Packers fan, Rebecca was an easy convert; however, there’s no way Rebecca will stop cheering for the Michigan Wolverines. They currently attend First Reformed in Sheboygan Falls. Two of many reasons Rebecca is committed to the SCS mission include the words “partnership” and “academic excellence with Christ-centered learning.” When she went into education, she knew she wanted to teach in a Christian school because NOT talking about God in correlation to reading, writing, and history was not an option for her. She wants to teach students how to be excellent readers and writers so that they can use those skills to impact the world present and future. She also knows equipping these students to be world changers cannot be done just in her classroom, and therefore partnering with the community is crucial; she’s so grateful for the support she receives continually from the SCS community as we work together to raise kingdom-builders.
Middle School Teacher
Start Date: 2017
Education: Concordia University Wisconsin- Bachelor or Arts, Elementary Education
Minors- Mathematics, Christian Education
I am so excited to be teaching Middle School Math, High School Pre-Algebra, and 4th and 6th grade Bible. The most rewarding part of teaching for me is seeing the progress of the students in their academic studies and faith journeys. I love being a part of the SCS community! Outside of school, I have many interests including crafts, cross-stitch, music, reading, swimming, volleyball, kayaking, and cooking/baking. There were a lot of new recipes I tried over the summer because I had access to organic produce from my summer job. I worked at Springdale Farm in Plymouth, and I still work on Saturdays now that school started. I also enjoy serving through volunteer opportunities at Christian Life Church. For two years, I have been a volunteer for Tim Tebow?s Night to Shine event. I also am part of a foster family support team. Fun fact: I have a twin sister … you may have seen her at the One Walk this year.
4th Grade Teacher
Start Date: 2006
Education: Dordt University, Bachelor of Arts, EducationBio:
Joel and his wonderful wife Rachel are the proud parents of Kellin and Mina. Their family loves playing sports with the neighborhood families, going for walks and bike rides, and cooking together in the kitchen. Joel and his family are members of Bethel OPC in Oostburg, helping lead in church ministries and Bible studies. SCS is a place that he has felt called to serve at from day 1. Joel’s deep hope for his students is that they will engage and wrestle with transformational learning for God’s glory. He feels blessed to be a part of helping to prepare students’ hearts and minds for service in God’s world.
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.