Introducing our morning school staff
Hello! I am Amy Koch and I am the director of our beloved St. Paul Lutheran School. Although I grew up in Vernon, before I became director, I studied Visual Arts at Nashville School of the Arts in Nashville, Tennessee throughout my high school career and then added to my education after graduation, taking courses at Nashville State Community College. I then moved back to my hometown of Vernon and began working at St. Paul as a teacher's aide and Stay N' Play caregiver in 2012.
I've always had a passion for serving the Lord as well as working wtih children and being creative! I'm honored to work with such an inspiring age group of kids and will strive to fulfill my duties as director to the best of my abilities.
I look forward to seeing all of your wonderful children and working with you! God Bless!
Mrs. Lisa Aderholt- has been teaching pre-kindergarten at St. Paul since August of 2005. She has two sweet boys, Brady who is 15 and Blake who is 12. She is married to Ken Aderholt and has been a lifetime resident of Vernon. She and her family live on the Red River about 20 miles east of Vernon. They have horses, cows, dogs, cats and one quinea. Lisa and her family loves country living!
Mrs. Melissa Gfeller has been teaching pre-kindergarten at St. Paul since August of 1992. She is married to Ray Gfeller. They have two children, Kaylee and Cody. Kaylee is married to Wade Covy and they have a darling little boy named Wyatt. He is the best grandson ever and will be 2 in October this year. Cody is married to Megan and they have given Mrs. Gfeller two sweet granddogs named Hurley and Cinch. Mrs. Gfeller lives on a farm and loves animals and flowers. She is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church.
Mrs. Sherri Koch was a teacher at St. Paul some years ago, then took a break to care for her own preschool-aged children. She returned as an aide in 2009 and to the preschool classroom in August of 2011. Mrs. Koch has three sons and a daughter.
Mrs. Pam Matus has been teaching kindergarten at St. Paul since 2001. She graduated from West Texas University in Canyon , Texas. She is married to a farmer named Mike. She and Mike have four wonderful children who are grown and married. Jeremy and his wife Stevie Matus, Matt and his wife Leah Matus, Scott and his wife Natalie Matus, and Mandy and her husband Dan Kajs. She is blessed to also have seven grandchildren, Ryleigh, Lexi, Paxton, Jordan, Kade, Kamdyn, and Kenli. Kenli is a student at St. Paul Lutheran School!
Mrs. Pam Walker has been teaching preschool at St. Paul since August of 2000. She has two beautiful daughters and a husband named John.