Teacher Information

Mrs. Laurel Coates was born in Stanton, NE, and attended grade school at St. John Lutheran Church and School for her elementary years.  She attended Nebraska Lutheran High School in Waco and graduated in 1986.  Following her high school years she attended Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, where she received her BS in Elementary Education in 1990.  Mrs. Coates has a total of 13 years of teaching experience while teaching in Manitowoc, WI; Omaha, NE; and Waco.  [Contact Mrs. Coates]

Mr. Phil Stern grew up in Waukesha, WI, where he attended Lutheran school at Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church and School.  His high school years were at Northwestern Preparatory School in Watertown, WI, where he graduated in 1982.  He graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, in 1982 with a BS in Elementary Education.  He has gone on to receive his Masters Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Concordia College in Seward.  He has been teaching for 28 years all in Waco, NE.  [Contact Mr. Stern]