Why St. James

Nancy Sattler
Public School Teacher

As I grew up, although I was an ELCA Lutheran, I never knew Lutheran schools existed. I majored in elementary education at Purdue. I became an elementary teacher in the public schools. I married my husband, Dave.   He, his siblings, his parents, and grandparents all attended St. James School. Fast forward to our first child ready to enter kindergarten.  I was unconvinced.  I was a skeptic.  I was armed with every argument in the book for our children to attend public school.  After all, that was "who" I was. Then...........I met the staff.  Then.........I felt the love.  Then..........I saw the faith.   A combined 36 school years later (4 children x 9 grade levels) I am one of the school's most outspoken supporters.  I currently serve on the St. James school board, 1 of my daughters is a Lutheran school teacher, and 6 of my grandchildren have attended Lutheran schools.  After a dedicated 30 year career in public education, I still strongly believe in the mission of St. James school. Faith, community, personal attention, unparalleled opportunities in music, drama, sports, and academics, and life-long relationships are all the characteristics that make St. James such a special place for children.   Thank you, Lord, for the blessing of this special Christ-filled school that guides and nurtures young minds, bodies, and souls

Why St. James Testimonials
Nancy Sattler
Public School Teacher
Grace Gillespie
Public School Teacher
Brandon & Desiree Keiper
Parents of Students who Transferred from Other Area School
Daniel R. Sunkel, M.D.
Parent of St. James Students
Kristy McCain
Parent of St. James Students
Joy and Jason Plassard
Parents of St. James Students
Lisa and Tim Werth
Parent of St. James Students
Ted and Carrie Hovermale
Parents of St. James Students and Public School Teacher
Darrel and Stephanie Bossung
Parent of St. James Student
Stephanie and Donnie Fahler, M.D.
Lutheran Parents of St. James Students