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LAKE COUNTRY LUTHERAN STAFF

Kathryn Baganz, Principal
kbaganz@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600
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David Bahr, Math/Baseball/Thunder Baseball & Football
dbahr@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 215

Classes: Algebra II Trigonometry, AP Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, Finite Mathematics

Additional Responsibilities: Head Varsity Baseball Coach, Director of Thunder Football Program

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University Chicago (Majors in Secondary Education & Mathematics. Minor in Computer Science), Master of Education Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University in Curriculum & Instruction

Experience: Has been teaching since 1987
Has been teaching at LCL since 2003
Has also taught at Concordia Lutheran High School in Ft. Wayne, IN

Awards: Presidential Award for Excellence in Science & Mathematics Teaching
Fort Wayne Lutheran Schools Teacher of the Year
Indiana District Teacher of the Year
Kohl Educational Fellowship
South Wisconsin District Teacher of the Year
Regional Baseball Coach of the Year
Conference Coach of the Year

Member Organizations: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Council of Presidential Awardees in Mathematics
Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association

Volunteer Activities at Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church: Elder
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Teach 7th Grade Confirmation
Pastoral Assistant

"Jesus Christ is Lord! There is no message on earth more valuable that can be shared. I get to share that message everyday through the blessing of teaching mathematics. It's what God called and gifted me to do. It's not like I had a choice."

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Janet Bahr, Assistant Principal/LIFT Groups/Volleyball
jbahr@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 303

Additonal Responsibilites: Head Girls' Volleyball Coach, LIFT Coordinator

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree from Concordia University Chicago (Majors in Secondary Education & Mathematics, Minor in Physical Education)

Experience: Has been in ministry since 1987
Has served at LCL since 2003
Has also served at: Concordia High School in Fort Wayne, IN, Emmaus Lutheran School in Fort Wayne, IN

Awards: Athletic Director of the Year - 2008 & 2009
Indiana State Coach of the Year Runner Up - 2002
Athletic Hall of Fame at Walther Lutheran High School & Concordia University Chicago

Member Organizations: Wisconsin Athletic Directors Association
National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association
Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association

Volunteer Activites: Lead Bible Study, Greeter at Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church

"I feel that I have been called to minister to teenagers whom I love to work alongside. The joy to be able to share my faith and love of Jesus and be around athletics- what could be better?"

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Mark Bahr, Head of Schools
mbahr@LHSAGM.org | 414-421-9100 ext. 207
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Zach Bickel, Athletic Director
zbickel@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 107
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Cole Braun, CEO - Lutheran High School Association
cbraun@LHSAGM.org | (414) 421-9100 ext. 206

Welcome to the Lake Country Lutheran High School website.

I am proud to serve the three high schools that make up the Association: Lake Country Lutheran, Martin Luther, and Milwaukee Lutheran. Our schools are dedicated to sharing Jesus, shaping lives, and developing leaders. If there is any additional information that I can provide or answer any questions, please feel free to email me or give me a call.

May God bless you!

Cole Braun
CEO (Lake Country Lutheran, Martin Luther, and Milwaukee Lutheran)
cbraun@LHSAGM.org
(414) 421-9100 ext. 222

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Greg Brazgel, Assistant Principal/Math/Football
gbrazgel@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 209

Classes: AP Calculus, Pre Algebra, Pre Calculus

Additional Responsibilities: Head Football Coach, Director of Thunder Baseball

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree from Concordia University Wisconsin (Majors in Secondary Education & Mathematics, Minor in Natural Science) Master of Education Degree from Carroll University in Curriculum & Instruction

Experience: Has been teaching since 1997
Has been teaching at LCL since 2000
Has also taught at Lutheran West High School in Rocky River, OH

Awards: MSOE Teacher of Excellence Awardee
Green Bay Packers Coach of the Week
Midwest Classic Conference Coach of the Year
Metropolitan Area Conference Coach of the Year

Member Organizations: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Wisconsin Football Coaches Association
Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association

Volunteer Activities: Served on 2 Call Committees for Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church

"I have been Called by God- there is no other choice."

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Caleb Cain, Social Studies/Health
ccain@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 251

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University Wisconsin

Experience: Has been teaching since 2016
Has been teaching at LCL since 2016

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Carson Cantwell, Director of Admissions/Thunder Basketball
ccantwell@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 305

Additional Responsibilities: Assistant Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach, Director of Thunder Basketball

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University Wisconsin (Major: History, Minor: Education)

Volunteer Activities: Serve as a leader for Divorce Care Ministry at Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church, Serve on Call Committee at Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church

"I serve at LCL to Share Jesus, Shape Lives, and Develop Leaders. Philippian 4:13 - I can do all this through Him who gives me strength."

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Sally Denkert, Art/Choir/Yearbook
sdenkert@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 220

 

 

 

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Derek Fischer, Social Studies/National Honor Society
dfischer@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 201

Classes: AP Psychology, Psychology, Sociology, World History

Additional Responsibilites: Student Government Advisor

Education: Bachelor fo Arts Degree from Concordia University Wisconsin (Majors in Secondary Education and Broadfield History, Minors in Theology and Social Science), Master of Arts Degree from Concordia University Wisconsin in Educational Administration

Experience: Has been teaching since 2002
Has been teaching at LCL since 2011
Has also taught at: Sheyboygan Lutheran High School in Sheyboygan, WI, Our Father's Lutheran School in Milwaukee, WI, Milwaukee Lutheran High School

Awards: Marsha Konz Graduate Educator Award in 2009

"I am a teacher because I love helping children to grow academically, socially, and mentally but more importantly spiritually. I love teaching social studies but sharing God's Word with the students and seeing them grow in their faith is the best part of teaching. I teach at a Lutheran school because Christ is at the center of all that I do in and outside of the classroom."

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Becky Garlock, Band/Standardized Testing
bgarlock@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 120

Classes: Concert Band

Additional Responsibilities: Director of Student Services, Jazz Ensemble, Facilities Rentals

Education: Bachelor of Music Education from Concordia University, River Forest, IL (Major in Instrumental- General Music)

Experience: Has been teaching since 1998
Has taught at LCL from 2000 to 2011 and again since 2014
Has also taught at Divine Redeemer Lutheran School, Hartland, WI
Has also taught Elementary Band for the Lutheran High School Association

Member Organizations: National Association for Music Education

"I teach because it is God's will for my life in this time and place and because it brings me great joy and fulfillment. Working with God's children every day, watching them grow and develop, is a privilege and a blessing."

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Joy Griepentrog, English/Student Government
jgriepentrog@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 207

Classes: American Literature, British Literature, English 9, Prose and Poetry

Additional Responsibilities: Forensics Coach, BOLTS Faculty Liason, Special Events Coordinator

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University, St. Paul (Major in English, Minor in Lutheran Confessionalism)

Experience: Has been teaching since 2012
Has been teaching at LCL since 2014
Has taught at: Concordia Academy, Roseville King of Kings Lutheran School

"I grew up watching my mom teach and was influenced by many teachers in school. It is my prayer that I can connect with my students and their families by sharing Jesus' love with them. God has richly blessed me with the opportunity to teach at LCL! Teaching at a Christian school is important to me because not only do I have the opportunity to share Jesus' love with the students and families that I meet, but I am able to grow spiritually because of the relationships that are cultivated at a place like LCL!"

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Jeremy Hedrick, Science/Girls' Soccer
jhedrick@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 216

Classes: AP Chemistry, Chemistry

Additional Responsibilities: Head Girls' Soccer Coach, Assistant Boys' Soccer Coach

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University Chicago (Majors in Secondary Education & Chemistry)

Additional Qualifications: 4 years as Concordia Chicago Chemistry Lab Assistant, 3 years as Chemistry Tutor at Concordia Chicago

Experience: Has been teaching since 2009
Has been teaching at LCL since 2009

Volunteer Activities: Elder at Zion Lutheran Church, Menomonee Falls

"I choose to teach because I love the thought process behind understanding science, and I love helping students understand something that in the beginning was completely foreign to them. The hard work and the critical thinking that gets them to that "ahah moment" is an incredibly fun thing to watch. The reason that I teach at a Lutheran school is that I have the opportunity to build a totally different type of relationship with students, while incorporating God's love and wonderful creation into any interaction. My faith is a huge part of my life and who I am, and it is truly a blessing to be able to share that where I teach. It is amazing how science continually proves that there is no chance of life happening on accident. Anyone who says that they know science and yet continues to believe in macro-evolution, must be crazy. His fingerprints are all over the science I look at every single day. And that's a message that more students need to hear!"

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Kim Hirt, Spanish/Girls' Basketball/Track
khirt@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 203

Classes: Spanish I, Spanish II

Additional Resposibilities: Head Track Coach

Education: Bachelors of Art from Western Michigan University (Major in English, Minor in Spanish)

Experience: Has been teaching since 1992
Has been teaching at LCL since 2010

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Mitch Hollander, Art
mhollander@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 318
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Chris Irish, Science/Wrestling/Math Science Team
cirish@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 214

Classes: Applied Science, Macrobiology, Microbiology

Additional Responsibilities: Head Wrestling Coach, Summer IMPACT Coach, Math and Science Team Advisor

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University Wisconsin (Majors in Secondary Education & Biology), Master of Arts Degree from Concordia University Wisconsin Educational Administration

Experience: Has been teaching since 2004
Has been teaching at LCL since 2007
Has also taught at: Divine Redeemer Lutheran School Hartland, WI

Volunteer Activities: Men's Ministry at Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church, Usher at Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church

"I am a teacher because it is the only thing that I could envision myself doing. I teach at a Lutheran school because it allows me to best do what Jesus taught me, "To make disciples!" I am blessed to be able to do this through the field of science by showing how fearfully and wonderfully made that creation is!"

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Lisa Kramer, Office Paraprofessional/BOLTS Liaison
lkramer@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 307

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Wisconsin- Whitewater (Major in Psychology, Minor in Women's Studies), Masters of Science Degree from University of Wisconsin- Whitewater

Counseling Experience: Has been serving at LCL since 2010

Volunteer Activities At Divine Redeemer Lutheran: PTL Member, Librarian

"As a Milwaukee Lutheran graduate, I am excited to have the opportunity to work at LCL. I enjoy working with students and faculty in a Christian environment."

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Brenna Krause, Science/Health
bkrause@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 317
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Kayla Kutemeier, Science/Robotics Team
kkutemeier@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 213

Classes: Conceptual Physics, Honors Physics, Physics- Mechanics

Additional Responsibilities: Rube Goldberg Engineering Team Advisor

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree from Valparaiso University (Majors in Physics and Secondary Education, Minor in Mathematics)

Experience: Has been teaching since 2013
Has been teaching at LCL since 2014
Has also taught at Boone Grove High School, Valparaiso, IN

Awards: Outstanding Leadership and Service Award

Member Organizations: American Association of Physics Teachers, Knowles Science Teaching Foundation - Fellow, Sigma Pi Sigma Membership

"I see so much beauty in patterns of our world's physical clockwork and the ability of human beings to describe it mathematically. I teach because I want to give students the opportunity to view creation through this lens. I teach in a Lutheran school because there is a greater more beautiful lens to give students than physics or mathematics: that of the sacrificial love of Christ!"

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Erik Malm, Business/Religion/Golf
emalm@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 257

Classes: Business Foundations, Computer Applications, Personal Finance, Web Design, Early Church, Life of Christ

Additional Responsibilities: Head Golf Coach, Assistant Varsity Football Coach

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University Wisconsin (Major in Business Education) Master of Arts Degree from Concordia University Wisconsin

Administration Experience: Has been teaching since 2000
Has been teaching at LCL since 2002
Has also taught at Concordia Lutheran High School in Tomball, TX

Volunteer Activities: Graduation Speaker Youth Bible Study Teacher

"My Goal is to teach the Bible in any subject or activity in our lives."

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Kelsey Metzger, Math/Girls' Swimming
kmetzger@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 315

Classes: Geometry

Additional Responsibilities: Assistant Girls' Swim Coach

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University Wisconsin (Major in Secondary Education, Mathematics)

Experience: Has been teaching since 2015
Has been teaching at LCL since 2015

"Numbers are everywhere and I wanted to show students the importance of math in their lives. I love to see a child's face when they overcome a challenge and feel confident in their own ability. God has given each person a gift and I enjoy helping students discover and use their gift. I choose to teach in a Lutheran School because there is no other place where you can learn about math and Christ at the same time. The connections we make help shape us into people who will go out and spread the Word of Jesus Christ."

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Mark Newman, Religion/Spiritual Life Director/Boys' Basketball
mnewman@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600

Classes: Apologetics, Comparative Religions, Early Apostolic Letters

Additional Responsibilites: Head Varsity Boys' Basketball Coach, Director of IMPACT, Spiritual Life Director

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University (Majors in Secondary Education and Broadfield Social Studies, Minor in Theology), Masters of Arts Degree from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Biblical Studies

Experience: Has been teaching since 1997
Has been teaching at LCL since 2001
Has also taught at St. Mark's Lutheran in Houston, TX, Concorida Lutheran High School in Tomball, TX

Awards: South Wisconsin District LCMS Teacher of the Year in 2008

Member Organizations: RACC- Racers Against Childhood Cancer Board Member

Volunteer Activities: Bible Teacher at Brookfield Lutheran Church, Home Group Leader for Brookfield Lutheran Church

"In Philippians 3, the Apostle Paul states that his goal in life is to know God and to make God known. I would like for that to be my goal in life as well. Teaching at LCL is a perfect setting to do both of those!"

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Jon Oldenburg, English/Cross Country
joldenburg@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 200

Classes: English 10, Language and Composition, Modern Literature

Additional Responsibilities: Head Cross Country Coach, Assistant Track Coach

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University Wisconsin (Major in Secondary Education- English)

Experience: Has taught since 2012
Has taught at LCL since 2014
Has also taught at Faith Lutheran Middle & High School, Las Vegas, NV

"I have grown up in a Lutheran church and school. I have never attended a class that was not Lutheran. My parents both work in a Lutheran school and a love for that ministry was instilled in me since I was very young. I attended High School at LCL and being able to come back and teach here is quite an honor."

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Kristen Olver, Guidance Counselor
kolver@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 304

 

 

 

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Jake Pankow, Social Studies/Student Government/Travel Abroad
jpankow@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 202

Classes: Honors US History, State & Federal Government, US History

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Notre Dame (Majors in History and Theology), Masters of Arts Education Degree from University of Portland Education

Experience: Has been teaching since 2013
Has been teaching at LCL since 2015
Has also taught at: Bishop Blanchet High School in Seattle, WA

"I'm blessed to work as an educator at LCL. I always wanted a career like the man I look up to most. That meant my choices were shepherd or teacher . . . and I'm not good with animals."

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Heidi Reimer, Resource Counselor
hreimer@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 114

 

 

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Rob Seder, Spanish/Boys' Tennis/Girls' Tennis
rseder@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 116

Classes: Spanish III Honors (Dual Credit), Spanish IV (Dual Credit), AP Spanish Language, Advanced Sports Performance

Additional Responsibilities: National Honor Society Advisor, Tennis Coach

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh (Majors in Spanish and Marketing), Masters of Arts Degree from Concordia University Wisconsin Curriculum and Instruction

Experience: Has been teaching since 2004
Has been teaching at LCL since 2004
Has also taught at Oak Creek High School in Oak Creek, WI

Awards: South Wisconsin District LCMS Teacher of the Year Award

Member Organizations: Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers, Young Leadership Council

Volunteer Activities: Police and Fire community contact for be-lingual citizens in Menomonee Falls

"I am a teacher at Lake Country Lutheran because it's my home. I love high school kids and I am privileged to teach my own subject area along with incorporating life lessons and Jesus Christ each and every day!"

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Tyler Timm, Religion/Business/Theatre
ttimm@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 118

Classes: Citizenship, Economics, Old Testament

Additional Responsibilities: Drama Director

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University Chicago (Majors in Secondary Education and Theatre). Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University Chicago (Major in Theology), Masters of Arts Degree from Concordia University Chicago Business Administration for Non-Profit Church Organizations

Experience: Has been teaching since 2012
Has been teaching at LCL since 2013
Has also taught at St. Peter's Lutheran in Arlington Heights, IL

Additonal Qualifications: Served at Concordia university Chicago as Theatre Director, Coordinator of Giving Clubs - Development, Assistant to the Theatre Manager

"As a student, Lake Country Lutheran provided me an opportunity to be a part of something extraordinary: a school where staff and faculty show you what it means to be a child of God on a daily basis. Now that I am part of the faculty, I am able to share this with my students while encouraging them to live a full life in Christ."

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Rachel Wegener, English
rwegener@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 316
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Bill Wiedel, Physical Education/Boys' Soccer
bwiedel@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 105

Classes: Physical Education I, Advanced Physical Education, Health

Additional Responsibilites: Head Boys' Soccer Coach, JV Boys' Basketball Coach, Assistant Girls' Soccer Coach

Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from University of Wisconsin - Parkside (Major in Education and Communications)

Experience: Has been teaching since 2003
Has been teaching at LCL since 2003

"I teach because I love the students and being at LCL. I feel like I'm teaching my family! Being at a Christian school allows me to teach and talk about my faith!"

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Sue Young, Administrative Assistant
syoung@lakecountryhs.org | 262-367-8600 ext. 300

Additional Responsibilities: Strikes Spirit Squad (Dance/Pom-pon)

Coach Education: Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia University Chicago (Majors in Secondary Education & Home Economics, Minor in Art)

Experience: Has served in this position at LCL since 2008
Has taught as Substitute Teacher at LCL from 2004 to 2008
Has also taught at Luther High School South in Chicago, IL Has experience in business with own business, Hancock Fabrics, & AT&T

Volunteer Activities at Divine Redeemer Lutheran Church: Information Booth Usher

"God couldn't have chosen a better position for me. It combines my teaching, business, and parenting experience all together into one place. I love to work with teenagers and their parents to help make high school a great experience for all. The best part is being able to share my love of Jesus on a daily basis with all of those around me. I feel very blessed to be able to serve at LCL!"