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Immanuel Lutheran Church and School has been partnering with Upward Sports for more than 6 years now. We have had 6 years of basketball with nearly 700 playing basketball and close to 100 kids playing soccer last year alone.

 

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We are so glad to welcome you into our church home and we want you to be part of our family.

 

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Christian Education: Worth the Cost!

Preparing Kids for Tomorrow!

 

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Immanuel Upward Sports

Immanuel Lutheran Church and School has been partnering with Upward Sports for more than 6 years now. We have had 6 years of basketball with nearly 700 playing basketball and close to 100 kids playing soccer last year alone.

 

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Debbie Risner

Debbie Risner

Art Teacher

Current Position

Art Teacher

Experience

This is my 2nd year at Immanuel. I have 10 years of teaching experience. I was a 1st and 4th grade teacher in St Louis, MO for four years. Then I taught pre-school for six years in Lake in the Hills.

Degree(s)

I attended Concordia University of Chicago in River Forest. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Education with my teaching certificate for k-8.

Interests

I enjoy reading, riding my bike with my kids, scrapbooking, and time with friends and family.

Philosophy of Teaching 

I believe that teachers should teach in the way their students learn. I engage my students in discussions about our projects and artists. I want my students to feel free to express themselves through their art. I ask my students to not give up and to try their best. Art is what they make of it, not how I make it. I give them the tools, the ideas, and I teach them how to approach making art, but it is up to them to make it their own. I have a lot of enthusiasm for teaching art and I hope it transfers to my students and their enthusiasm for art.