Frances comes to St. Paul with more than 20 years of teaching both here and abroad.
She completed her BA and MA in Early Childhood Education at Concordia University, River Forest, IL. She has taught from 2 ½ year olds up to 8th grade in her years of teaching.
Her love for children is displayed each day as she endeavors to teach all of God’s precious ones not only the academics but the love our Lord Jesus Christ.
She was born in Nassau, Bahamas where she grew up and went to school until she left to attend college in the United States.
Her teaching experiences include two private schools in the Bahamas one of which was the International School of the Bahamas where she taught at the mid school and pre-school level, and at a second school where she served as principal of the Early Learning Center.
In the U.S. she has taught at Dolton, IL, Oak Park River Forest, IL, Chicago IL, and most recently at Zion Lutheran School, Matteson, IL.
While teaching the three and four year olds, she also assisted in the music ministry at Zion. She enjoys music and plays and teaches piano lessons.
She is married to husband Dave, who was also a teacher at Zion, and they live in Homer Glen.
Philippians 4:13 - “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
Philippians 4:6-7 - “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”