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.
Daniel Granberg (Elementary Teacher Grades 1-2)
Mr. Daniel Granberg holds a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Martin Luther College. He has experience student teaching in first and second grades and multi-grade classrooms. This is his first year teaching at Abiding Peace Academy.

 

PRESCHOOL
Miriam Schaewe (Teacher K4 and Enrichment Day Teacher)
Mrs. Miriam Schaewe is a 2018 graduate of Martin Luther College with a degree in elementary education. This is her first year teaching at Abiding Peace Academy. Last year, Miriam taught 1st grade at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Franklin, WI.

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. Anita Appel
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 aide: Mrs. Cathlene Thomas
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 aides: Mrs. Jill Culp and Mrs. Jessica Stafford