This is my seventh year teaching elementary music here at Judah. I have a Bachelor of Music from Illinois Wesleyan and a Master of Music from the University of Illinois. I have two adult sons who both graduated from Judah. I attend Meadowbrook Community Church, where I am active in youth group, worship team, and Bible Study. I also have a private teaching studio in my home. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, doing outdoor activities, keeping fit, and doing missions trips.
I graduated from Greenville College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education. I have been teaching first grade at Judah since 1996 . Two of my three children graduated from Judah. I teach first grade, direct After School Care and Judah Summer Camp. I feel so blessed to be able to work at a career I love. I enjoy teaching first graders and watching them grow and learn 'in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.' I have three adult children - Tyler, Crystal and Lee. I love reading and scrapbooking. I attend the Mattis Ave Free Methodist Church.
It is truly my pleasure and a privilege to teach first grade at Judah Christian School. After graduating from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education, I taught first and second grade in Naperville, IL. My husband, Mark, then completed dental school, and we returned to Champaign, the community in which we both are from. I taught first and second grade in Champaign before starting a family. Mark and I have three children - Brendan, Emily and Anna. I appreciate and cherish the time I took to be an at-home mother to my children. During this time, I also received additional training in Language and Literacy Instruction and Gifted Education. I love teaching, and it is such a blessing to be able to worship God and share His love with my students!
My family lives in Champaign, and we attend St. John Lutheran Church. I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, watching U of I basketball games and volunteering in the community.
I started teaching at Judah Christian School in 2009. I absolutely love my students at every grade level, the support of caring parents, the faculty and the community surrounding our school. Since coming to Judah we have been able to extend teaching time in Art for grades K-6 by a significant amount and have also been able to offer a wider array of art media, including Ceramics. I am hoping in years to come we will be able to continue to expand our Art Department and allow students to experience a broader curriculum for Art Education.
I grew up in St. Louis and while attending St. Louis Community College met my husband Justin. We married in 2005 and after supporting each other through college while getting our bachelor degrees we decided to come to Champaign where my husband received his MFA in Studio Art. Since 2012, when we had our first child, we have job shared the K-12 Art Position, and I couldn’t ask for a better working situation! Since then we had our second child in 2014 and are expecting our third child in December 2016. We love our community and are members of Stone Creek Church in Urbana.
I graduated in 1990 from Grace College of the Bible in Omaha, Nebraska, after attending Sioux Falls College in South Dakota and Biola University in California, receiving a degree in Christian Education/ Camping and Bible.
Growing up in northeast Iowa, I was blessed to live an hour from a great Christian camp called Village Creek Bible Camp. During my many years as a camper and then as camp staff, I knew God had equipped and called me to fulltime ministry. I served in a variety of roles in camps in Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois, including as a director of program, outdoor education, and challenge courses.
Now I am called to be a teacher at Judah Christian School. I began teaching at Judah in 2004. I teach P.E. to grades K-12. In 2003 I became a foster mom and over the years have been trusted with three boys, two of whom I went on to adopt, and the other who will be forever in my heart. In 2009 I married a longtime friend from my church, Grace Community Church, and now enjoy life with my husband, sons, two cocker spaniels, and our big white fluffy cat named Hope.
I graduated from Eastern Illinois University Spring of 2016 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. This is my first time teaching full-time, and I am very happy to be here at Judah.
I feel very blessed to be teaching a set of fifth grade students who love the Lord as much as I do, and want to do their best for Him in everything they do. It is my hope that I will not only be a leader academically in the classroom, but also a spiritual leader, who shows students that it truly is a joy, honor, and privilege to serve Jesus.
I still live at home with my parents and my younger sister. We live in Homer, IL. and pastor a church, Homer New Life Church of Faith, in our community. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, having times of fellowship with other believers, listening to music, and watching classic t.v programs.
I am so excited to get to be a part of God’s plan for Judah this year. My passion is teaching kids about Jesus. I grew up in Peoria, IL where I attended Peoria Christian School K-12 and returned to teach there for several years until my husband was transferred to AZ. I have spent 22 years in the classroom teaching all grades 1-5. I graduated from Bradley University with a degree in Elementary Education and am ACSI certified. I have taught in both public and Christian school. I am thrilled God’s plan for me has brought me back to where my heart is. Jeremiah 29:11 I look forward to growing together and seeing what God has planned for Judah, and Mrs. Ingle’s 4th grade class this year.
I was born and raised in Spanish Harlem in New York City, where a quality education is not always easy to receive. I was fortunate to go to a Catholic School as a child which exposed me to God’s love and to several teachers who not only provided me with the tools that I would need for success, but also inspired me to want to give back to the next generation of children. After completion of my Master of Science Degree at the University of Illinois, I chose to stay at home to raise a family. This has provided a unique opportunity to help shape both the spiritual and the educational health of my three children. When my youngest child turned 2, I returned to school and recently completed a Master in Teaching in Elementary Education and will be certified in grades K-9.
It gives me great joy to see children nurtured in God’s love and receive encouragement to do their best. I am a strong believer in Judah’s commitment to “do all things heartily, as unto the Lord” (Col. 3:23). Children are our future, and the success of all Judah students is implanted deep into my heart.
I received my BFA in Art Education and Graphic Design at the University of Illinois and stayed there to receive my Masters of Education in Curriculum & Instruction - Elementary education. I taught art (at Judah) for a few years, co-taught in the surrounding community, and worked as a graphic designer for a company in town. My husband and I have two rambunctious boys that constantly keep us on our toes. I love to run, sing, play piano/viola/guitar, and enjoy painting and playing with my sons. We are so proud, thankful, and blessed to be a part of the Judah community!
I graduated from St. Louis University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education in 1988 and from Maryville University in 1995 with a Master’s degree in Educational Processes.
Over the last 29 years, I have been blessed to teach in St. Louis, Missouri; Terre Haute, Indiana; and currently at Judah Christian School. I enjoyed teaching 7-9th grade English at Judah for seven years and am now blessed to lead fifth grade students.
My husband Rick and I have been married for nearly 30 years and have three adult children. We serve Christ with a lovely group of people at Sangamon Valley Christian Center in Mahomet. I love celebrating the goodness of our Creator with kids, taking long walks, reading until my eyes drop to sleep, blogging my random thoughts, and having meaningful conversations with family and friends.
I graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL with a degree in Elementary Education. I am certified in the state of Illinois to teach K-8 children. I am so very blessed to get to teach at Judah Christian School. We instantly fell in love with the teachers and staff here at Judah. It was so refreshing to be at a place that you could freely discuss your Lord and Savior and knowing that our daughter would get to learn academically as well as spiritually was a deal-maker for us! My husband, Steve, and daughter, Jaden, and I live in Mahomet and attend Windsor Road Christian Church in Champaign.
I’m thankful to our Lord for the life experiences and training I have had over the years that enable me to serve the children of Judah Christian School in Elementary Spanish, HS Building Challenges and Food Fundamental elective classes, and a MS Discover Engineering elective class.
Spanish is my first language and I lived most of my school age years in several countries of Latin America. I also taught beginning Spanish to my children and several other homeschooled children in the Champaign community for three years before teaching at JCS.
I have a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering that I received from the US Coast Guard Academy in 1991. I had the privilege to serve as a Civil Engineering Officer with the US Coast Guard for 10 years before devoting myself to home care of my three children. During this time, I also obtained a Master of Science in Civil Engineering in 1995 from the University of Illinois and earned a California Professional Engineers license in 1997.
I am in my third year here at JCS and take great joy in watching the children laugh and smile while they use Spanish; learn to build and break bridges; and prepare food. My greatest passion as a teacher is to provide relevant experiences where children learn by doing.
As school librarian, I have the privilege of getting to know the Judah students from preschool through high school. I teach storytime for preschoolers, give weekly library instruction for elementary students, and serve as jr. and sr. high librarian. I feel fortunate to be able to do what I love.
I earned my B.A. in elementary education from Asbury College in 1989. I earned my master's degree in library and information science, services to children, at the University of Illinois in 1991. I was an elementary classroom teacher at Judah from 1990 to 2000, and have served as school librarian since 2005. I am ACSI certified as a School Library Media Specialist.
I am married to Andy Schuh and we live in Champaign with our two daughters and two pugs. I enjoy reading, walking, swimming, gardening, and travel. We attend the Mattis Ave. Free Methodist Church.
I am honored to join the teaching staff at Judah Christian School. Before coming to teach sixth grade at Judah, I taught pre-kindergarten, kindergarten, third, and fifth grades in Champaign. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and a Special Education endorsement from Milliken University in Decatur, Illinois. My elementary credentials (K – 8) were earned from Fayetteville State University, Fayetteville, North Carolina. I am a credentialed Early Intervention Therapist and work part-time with children ages birth to three with identified developmental delays in Champaign and Piatt counties.
My husband, Eric, and I have two children, Chelsea and Lexi. Chelsea attends a local community college and Lexi is in eighth grade at Judah. We attend Meadowbrook Community Church in Champaign. I enjoy spending time with my family, taking walks, and visiting tropical locations.
I love sharing my faith each day and being a part of my students spiritual development.
My name is Lori Schaap and I have been teaching for more than twenty years. Most of those years have been in Kindergarten with a few years of First Grade thrown in there. My husband Paul and I live in Mahomet and have four adult children. (How did that happen?) I love teaching at Judah and LOVE Kindergarten kids. Five year olds are some of the funniest, most enjoyable folks I know! I like to travel in the summer and somehow, I always manage to find the kids wherever I go. I have met five year olds all over the world, from all over the U.S. to Mexico to Africa. No matter where I am, one thing is for sure, five year olds are awesome! I love to watch them learn about themselves, their world and especially about God. They keep me smiling and on my toes. I am quite sure I have the best job in the whole world!