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Lisa Schelhaas


Reading/Math Resource Teacher
  • Master of Science Degree in Leadership from Southwest Minnesota State
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education, a Reading Endorsement and Early Childhood Endorsement from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.
  • 1990-1994 taught First and Second grades at New Holland Christian Grade School
  • 1994-1995 taught K-2nd grades at Hills Christian Grade School
  • 1995-1997 taught First and Second Grades at Sioux Falls Christian Grade
  • 1997 started an in-home preschool and transferred it over to Sioux Falls Christian in 2000
  • 2000-2005 Preschool Director/Teacher at Sioux Falls Christian
  • 2005-2014 taught First Grade here at Pella Christian Grade
  • 2014 to present...teaching students in the Reading/Math Resource room

Jay and I are blessed with 3 wonderful children and a son-in-law, Jasmin & Caleb, Jackson, and Levi.  Jasmin is married to Caleb Van Weelden. Our life, work, and travels have included living in Chandler and Leota Minnesota, New Holland and Sioux Falls South Dakota, and now Pella, Iowa.  Jay and I have traveled to Israel (Walk Where Jesus Walked) and Turkey (Walking in the Footsteps of the Disciples) with Ray VanderLaan; two life-changing experiences!  We also took a mission trip to Pignon, Haiti, and experienced the beautiful people and land there.  We feel so blessed to be here in Pella building God's kingdom here with you!

My Life Text:

"And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God, being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.  For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins."

Colossians 1:10-14