Janelle Macari

6th Grade Homeroom, Geography & Reading, Middle School Science

Miss Macari completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Grades Science Education in December of 2015, and will be certified to teach science to students in grades 5-9. She grew up in Martin County and has always been proud of the education that she received within this school district. After graduating from high school, she became a student at Indian River State College. While working on completing her degree, she maintained two part-time jobs. Before beginning student teaching, she worked for the school district’s Extended Day program at Jensen Beach and Felix A. Williams Elementary schools. While working for this program, she was a counselor for children in grades Pre-K through 5th. She also worked as a teacher’s aide for the preschool program at Jensen Beach Community Church where she worked with younger children. She loved working at both of these jobs and valued the relationships that she was making with students while helping them to learn and grow. Because of this, both of these jobs showed her that she was meant to be a teacher. She also had the amazing experience of being able to complete her student teaching requirement at Hidden Oaks Middle School, where she learned how to be an effective teacher.

Crislyn Grubb

7th Grade Homeroom and American History, Middle School Language Arts

Mrs. Grubb was born and raised a Lutheran, but did not attend Lutheran School until she transferred to Concordia University-Nebraska in her junior year of college.  She majored in Secondary Education, with a Social Studies Field Endorsement and a Lutheran Teaching Diploma.  She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction through Concordia-Nebraska.

She took her first call to Redeemer as eighth grade teacher and served for eight years until she decided to stay at home with her children.  When her children entered school, she began substitute teaching.  When Redeemer needed a Language Arts teacher, she accepted the call again.

Mrs. Grubb enjoys spending time with her husband and children, being involved in Bible Study, gardening, and reading.

B.S., Ed., Secondary Education

Lutheran Teaching Diploma; Social Studies Field Endorsement

Florida Certified, 5-9 English & 6-12 Social Studies

Nick Utech     

8th  Grade Homeroom, Mathematics, Ministry Team

Mr. Utech attended Lutheran Schools from preschool through 8th grade, with the   majority of time spent at St. Paul Lutheran School in Boca Raton, Florida. He   continued on to Boca Raton Community High School and graduated with honors in   2000. After one year at Valparaiso University, he transferred to Concordia   University RIVER FOREST and earned his Bachelors of Arts degree in Elementary   Education with a concentration in Mathematics in 2004.

Mr. Utech’s first call was to Shepherd of the Coast Lutheran School where he spent much of his time there as 7th and 8th grade teacher. He developed math and   science programs for SOC and also worked to build the school athletic program   and health awareness among his students. He coached several sports teams as   well. He was also instrumental in getting a youth group started at Shepherd   of the Coast.

Mr. Utech then went on to serve at Trinity Lutheran School in Davenport, Iowa. He was the 6th grade homeroom teacher. Over his 5 years there, Mr. Utech also taught 5th through 8th grade math and Algebra, 6th and 7th grade religion, PE, computer and health. He also coached basketball and golf at Trinity, and   served as Athletic Director for two+ years. Mr. Utech was also involved in the leadership of the junior high youth ministry at Trinity.

You will find Mr. Utech looking for any opportunity to stay connected to God in The Word (Bible), spending time outside and participating in various sporting   activities, cheering for his favorite Florida sports teams and the University   of Michigan, and hanging out with his friends and family (including being   Uncle to the 3 best nephews in the world!)

Mr. Utech is excited to be at Redeemer and looks forward to new opportunities for   ministry at our Church and School.

BA   Elementary Education, Concordia University River Forest(2004)

Shepherd of the   Coast Lutheran School, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (2004 – 2007)

Trinity Lutheran,   Davenport, IA (2007 – 2012)