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Cristine Green – 4th Grade Teacher

My name is Cristine Green and I am beginning my 26th year in the teaching ministry. My original goal was to be a Speech Pathologist so I completed all of my pregraduate work and teaching courses through Wayne State University earning a Bachelor’s of Science with a combined English/ Speech major. I completed my Master’s Degree in Education through Marygrove becoming a Master Teacher. I have been truly blessed to have been given the honor of working with a broad diversity of children. My teaching began in the city of Detroit and my work was a ministry of a different sort. Academics and educating students was only a portion of my job and efforts. Sharing the love of Jesus in my classroom could only be done through my actions, not words. It wasn’t until the last 3 three years that I have been able to openly share the love of our Lord in my classroom. My first year here at St. Peter gave me a rare opportunity which was to be able to teach my daughter within my classroom. My wonderful husband and daughter both made great sacrifices to support my opportunity to teach in a Lutheran setting, but the rewards for all of us have left us with no regrets. The families here have embraced us and continue to make us feel as if we are where we are suppose to be.

One of my greatest passions is painting and I have had many opportunities to keep busy with that here! I have also been graced with the opportunity to be mentored by Pastor Baye as I pursue my colloquy. I am looking forward to a great year of learning and growing in my faith thorough my children, their families and my colloquial studies.

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Carol Stathakis – 4th Grade Teacher

Hello! My name is Carol Stathakis, and I am very happy to be teaching 4th grade at St. Peter Lutheran School. I grew up in the Chicago area, earning my undergraduate degree at Concordia University Nebraska and my master’s degree at Eastern Michigan University. I have served in Lutheran Schools for 26 years, in Michigan and Tennessee 1st through 4th grade homerooms and in 2nd through 7th grades in a gifted program. As a student, I really loved school, and it is my goal to help my students love school, too, and love learning about God’s wonderful world.

God has sent a wonderful husband to my life, and we are blessed with three great kids and a lovely daughter-in-law. Besides my faith, family and ministry, my life is filled with the joy of music, books, traveling and friends.

I am thankful to be a Lutheran School Teacher because every day I get to participate in God’s call to “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6