Third Grade Teacher
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Colossians 3:23-24
Mrs. Lauterbach loves teaching at a Christian school, where she gets to share her love for Christ. During her time at Willamette Christian School, she has seen struggling students experience victories, and she celebrates those moments alongside them. Being able to challenge her students to always push themselves a little harder, and then seeing them work their hardest is rewarding for her.
After receiving her undergraduate degree in elementary education from Ball State University, Mrs. Lauterbach completed her master’s degree at Grand Canyon University in reading in the elementary classroom. She previously taught first grade.
Mrs. Lauterbach and her husband met when both of them moved to Eugene to work for their church. They enjoy taking care of their dwarf hamster, Murray. And, one fun fact that most people do not know about Mrs. Lauterbach is that she was born in South Africa.
“I hope my students leave this school year knowing how much I deeply love and believe in them. Obviously, I want my students to learn a lot academically, but most importantly I want my students to learn how they can honor God and love Jesus with all their hearts.”
IN THE CLASSROOM
Third-grade students focus on the important concept of multiplication. Additionally, students learn many of the basic mathematical fundamentals they will need in life including understanding time and money. In terms of reading, students begin transitioning from learning to read to reading to learn. Materials that are read serve as greater tools for learning.