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Jason Murray – 7th Grade Teacher

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My name is Jason Murray. I have an Associates Degree in Applied Sciences in Culinary Arts that I earned from Schoolcraft College. I also earned a Bachelors’ Degree from Saginaw Valley State in Teaching.  I also have a certificate endorsement in educational technology from Michigan State. I have been teaching for 9 years and 6 of those have been here at St. Peter.

I live in Shelby Township with my wife, Melissa, and my two boys, Gabriel and Alexander. I grew up in the Lutheran faith and attended Bethlehem Lutheran in Roseville, where my grandfather was the pastor for 30 years. I attended grade school at St. Thomas Lutheran in Eastpointe. Gabriel attends school at St. Peter, and Alexander will be here soon. Melissa is a nurse for McClaren Hospital.

I enjoy cooking, fishing, reading, camping, serving others, working for God, and my charcoal Weber grill.



Julie Kowalke – 7th Grade Teacher

My name is Julie Kowalke and I have been teaching for 28 years.

My teaching career has been filled with many adventures.  I have taught in Billings, Montana, St. Louis, Missouri, Utica, Michigan and most recently in Decatur, Indiana.

This is my first year at St. Peter Lutheran School, Macomb. I hold a Bachelor of Science Degree in teaching from Concordia University, St. Paul and a master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Saginaw Valley State University.   I am also a graduate of the SLED program through the LCMS.

My passion is to share how much God loves each one of us and to guide my students to know God more deeply.  I hope that my students can recognize the many blessings that He pours out on us each day.

I love to teach math! I also enjoy reading a good book, spending time traveling with family and friends, and playing golf.