Staff

Our Staff

       
Mr. Ken Meyer
School Administrator


   
Email: kmeyer@mypeacekids.org

 Mr. Meyer serves as the Chairman of the Board for Youth and Education and is currently the Peace Lutheran School Site Administrator.


 
       
       
Mr. Anthony Norrick
High School Director/ Teacher
Athletic Director/Coach


   

Email: anorrick@mypeacekids.org

Mr. Norrick is the High School Director/Teacher at Peace Lutheran School.  He currently coaches flag football and basketball and coordinates all after school tutoring.  Mr. Norrick is originally from Florida and has four sons.  He has been teaching at Peace since 2018.  Prior to that he worked in the Florida public school system.

Mr. Norrick holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business Management and Economics from SUNY Empire State College with a minor in finance. 

Mr. Norrick is a Florida certified teacher in math and business.  He received his teaching certification through Florida Southern College and is currently enrolled in the colloquy program at Martin Luther College. 
He has extensive training in crisis management and emergency protocols.
 
Mr. Norrick has won numerous awards for excellence in education.  His math students consistently ranked high on the FSA (Florida Standards Assessments).  Mr. Norrick likes to bring his math lessons alive by introducing real world scenarios to answer the age old question:  “Why do I need to learn math?”  In his spare time he likes to go on dates with his wife, swim, go to the beach, hang out with his family, and do math problems.   

       
       
Pastor Lee Kuhns
Religion Teacher



 
   

Pastor Kuhns was born by the power of the Holy Spirit into Christ’s death and resurrection through the sacrament of Holy Baptism in January 1962 at Church of the Rock Lutheran in Quincy, MA.  He enjoys being a son and heir of the one true God and lives in his God-given baptismal grace each day. During his teen years in San Diego, he participated in Senior Luther League at Good Shepherd Lutheran.  He was confirmed in his baptismal faith on February 15, 1976.
 
Upon graduation from high school, Pastor Kuhns joined the U.S. Marine Corps and ultimately obtained the rank of Sergeant and an honorable discharge after six years of service.  He attended and graduated with a BA in Theological Studies from Christ College, Irvine (now Concordia University, Irvine).
 
The Lord blessed Pastor Kuhns with 23 years of marriage to Donna Bourne (his college sweetheart) before crowning her with eternal glory in 2008.
 
Pastor Kuhns met and fell in love with his wife Pam Waack at Redeemer by the Sea Lutheran Church in Carlsbad, CA.  They were joined in marriage on April 17, 2010.  They live with Marshamellow, a rambunctious terrier-mix.  Pam and Lee, enjoy God’s creation by hiking, jogging, bicycling, and golfing.  They enjoy God’s gift of everlasting life through Word and Sacrament.
 
Pastor Kuhns received his Master of Divinity in June of 2013 from Faith Evangelical Lutheran Seminary (Tacoma, WA). During his studies at seminary, he was honored to concurrently serve four years of vicarage at Immanuel Lutheran in Orange, CA. He was ordained and installed in September 2014 at Faith Lutheran in El Campo, TX where he served until November 2019. He humbly accepted the call to Peace Lutheran Church & School and was installed in April 2020. 
 
Pastor Kuhns looks back in wonder at what God has done in his life to prepare him for ministry and work through him as a pastor in His Church. 

Soli Deo Gloria!

       
       
Miss Zabel
7th-8th Grade



 
 
Email: hzabel@mypeacekids.org

Hannah Zabel graduated from Martin Luther College in 2014 with a double major in Elementary Education and Secondary Social Studies. Since her graduation, she has served in schools in South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and now Florida. During these years she has taught kindergarten through 12th grade.

Miss Zabel feels very blessed that she has had these many opportunities.   
 
       
       
Mrs. Amanda Badeo
4th, 5th, & 6th Grade


 
   
Email: abasdeo@mypeacekids.org

Mrs. Basdeo is new to the Peace Lutheran Faculty.  We welcome her and wish her a blessed school year.
 
       
       
Mrs. Ashley Grangroth
Kindergarten


   

Email: agrangroth@mypeacekids.org
 

Ashley Grangroth joined the staff at Peace Lutheran School in 2019. She previously taught for 7 years in Sebring, FL where she taught kindergarten for 4 years and 2nd grade for 3 years. 

Ashley graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education. She currently holds her MN and FL state teaching licenses. She has also achieved her ESOL certifications within the state of Florida. She completed her student teaching in a kindergarten classroom in an elementary school in Coon Rapids, MN. 

Ashley loves spending time with her 2 children and her family. She also loves reading, volleyball, and music. 


 

       
       
Mrs. Katie Krug
Early Chil
dhood Director/VPK






 
   

Email: kkrug@mypeacekids.org

Katie Krug joined the staff at Peace in January of 2015.  Katie graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN with a major in Elementary Education, a major in Early Childhood Education, and a minor in Physical Education. 

Prior to teaching preschool, Katie has taught grade levels from 2nd grade through 6th. Before moving to Kissimmee, she taught at Creative Learning Child Enrichment Center in Wisconsin. There she cared for and taught infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and school age children.

In Mrs.Krug's spare time, she loves exploring the beautiful outdoors of Florida with her husband, snuggling her dog, coloring pictures, and dancing to music. 

 

       
       
Miss Ady Demorizi
Preschool Assistant Teacher




 
   
Email: ademorizi@mypeacekids.org

Miss Demorizi has been working at Peace Lutheran School since 2015. She is currently working in the preschool room as an aid to Mrs. Krug.
       
       
Miss MariaNelly Carhuayo
Aftercare Teacher













 
     
       
       
Miss Justine Smith
1st, 2nd & 3rd Grade


   


Email: jsmith@mypeacekids.org

Justine Smith joined the faculty of Peace Lutheran School in 2013. She previously taught Kindergarten and in a multi-grade classroom (Grades K through 4) at Trinity Lutheran School in El Paso, TX.

Miss Smith has an Education degree from Martin Luther College and teaching licenses from the states of Florida and Texas.

Her favorite subjects to teach are math and art and she loves finding projects that allow kids to express themselves. She enjoys painting in her spare time.
 

       
       
Mrs. Marylou Norrick
Office Manager


 
   

Email: school@mypeacekids.org

Mrs. Marylou Norrick grew up in Avon, NY and graduated from Elim Bible Institute with a degree in Biblical Studies and Christian Education.  

Mrs. Norrick moved to Florida in 2012 and started working at Peace Lutheran School in 2017, and now works in the school office as the Office Manager.

Mrs. Norrick's four children have attended Peace Lutheran School since 2016.  Her interests include musical theatre and the performing arts and spending time with friends and family. 


Train up a child in the way that he should go; even when he is old, he will not depart from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6

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