Our Teachers
ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Zach Seeger (Principal and Elementary Teacher Grades 3-5)
Mr. Zach Seeger holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Martin Luther College and has been at Abiding Peace Academy since 2014. From 2009-2014 he served as principal/teacher at St. John Lutheran School in Hemlock, MI. Prior to working in Michigan, Mr. Seeger also taught in Milwaukee, WI, and Wuhan, China.  He is currently pursuing a master's degree in education.
Karen Rodewald (Director of Early Childhood Ministry and Elementary Teacher Kindergarten)
Mrs. Karen Rodewald holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Martin Luther College and is an experienced musician. She is in her 25th year of teaching,  with 12 of those years teaching preschool. She is also trained and certified to administer the Gesell Developmental Observation assessment.
Elizabeth Tiedemann (Elementary Teacher Grades 1-2)
Mrs. Elizabeth Tiedemann holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education with a minor in music from Martin Luther College. She has over 15 years of musical experience. She is in her fourth year of teaching at Abiding Peace Academy. She has experience working with grades 1-4 in both a single grade and multi-grade setting.
PRESCHOOL
Emily Jenswold (Teacher K4 and Enrichment Day Teacher)
Mrs. Emily Jenswold holds a bachelor's degree in early childhood education from Martin Luther College where she gained experience teaching children from birth-3rd grade. Last year she taught K2 at a childcare center in Wisconsin. This is her first year teaching at Abiding Peace Academy.

K4 teacher's aide:  Ms. Mandy Mullins
Robyn Smarr (Teacher K4)
Mrs. Robyn Smarr holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Longwood College in Virginia. She has over fifteen years of experience working with children of all ages in various roles, including twelve years teaching elementary and middle school in both Virginia and South Carolina.  Robyn has been part of the Abiding Peace Academy family as a parent and MMO teacher, and she is excited to be in her second year as a teacher in the K4 classroom.

K4 teacher's aide: Mrs. Sarah Drallmeier
Carolyn Dahms (Teacher K3)
Mrs. Carolyn Dahms has 10 years of experience working with K3 and K4 students.  Before moving to South Carolina, she worked at Faith Lutheran Preschool in Grand Blanc, MI. This is her fifth year at Abiding Peace Academy. She is currently enrolled in online classes at Martin Luther College in the Early Childhood Educator course.


K3 teacher's aides: Mrs. Jill Culp and Mrs. Katie Swanson
Becky Seeger (Teacher K2)
Mrs. Becky Seeger holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Martin Luther College with a minor in social studies.  After teaching for several years in elementary schools, she took a hiatus to raise her family.  During that time she has been involved with several moms and toddler programs. This is her third year teaching at Abiding Peace Academy.

K2 teacher's aide: Mrs. Chantrey Beckstrom
Katie Schopen (Teacher MMO)
Mrs. Katie Schopen holds a Diploma in Business Management from the University of Nuernberg, Germany and worked over 4 years as a Junior Controller for a catering and hotel management company. She is also classically trained on the piano. Katie has worked as a K3 teacher's aide at Abiding Peace and is now in her second year as the MMO teacher.

MMO teacher's aide: Mrs. Allison Kirk