Teachers and school staff
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Principal

Rob Biesendorfer

 I love serving as Principal at Atonement Lutheran School!  I have the privilege of serving with a fantastic team of educators as we strive to meet all the needs of our students.

 

I have had many opportunities to lead in school settings that have taken me from Chicago to Los Angeles to St. Louis.  Experiences that range from  Teacher of the Year Award by Emerson Electric to serving on the Southern California Educational Cabinet. 

 

Atonement is a place where God's love is shared in a safe, positive  environment as children learn and prepare for the challenges ahead.  There's no better place to be than the Home of the Atonement Eagles!

 

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School Secretary

Stacy Bonner

Before coming to Atonement Lutheran School, I worked at my grandmother’s restaurant for 20+ years.   In 2015 I started working as a Childcare Supervisor at Atonement before becoming the school’s Administrative Assistant.  My duties include managing the office, distributing information within an office, answering phones, taking memos, maintaining files, sending and receiving correspondence, as well as greeting families and the staff.

I am thankful that God guided me to Atonement Lutheran School.  The school and church staff welcomed me with open arms, kindness and love which has changed my life in many ways.

School Nurse

Mosha Clyma

 I am new to Atonement Lutheran School! I am honored to be serving as the new School Nurse. I look forward to the privilege of serving the children of Atonement along side an incredible team of spirited individuals!

 

I have always had a passion for working with children. I grew up in Kansas City, Missouri and worked as a summer camp counselor throughout high school and moved up to a director position when I started college. I graduated with my Bachelor of Arts in Biology from Drury University and with my Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Cox College in Springfield, Missouri. I met the love of my life early in college and look forward to finally marrying him next summer!

 

After college, I began my pediatric nursing career at St. Louis Children’s Hospital as a staff nurse in their Neurosciences department. I loved the kids and families I had the chance to work with there. I am thrilled to have been given the opportunity to work with all of the bright and beautiful kiddos at Atonement! Go Eagles!

Music/ Computer Lab 

Tiffany McClenton

 I have been at Atonement since 2019 as the Music Teacher and love every minute of creating “out of the box” music activities, and enabling the students explore music in different facets. For the 2021-2022 school year I will also teach Computer/Technology and serve in many ways. Prior to coming to Atonement, I taught Early Childhood education for 23 years in a variety of roles, including a Program Coordinator for an urban underprivileged Childcare Center. In addition, I’ve attended Way of Life Church since 1980 and serve as a Sunday School Teacher, Youth Advisor, Director of Audio Media, I’m in the Music Ministry, and have played the piano and organ there for 27 years. I’m also a member of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra - In Unison Chorus, where I sing in the 1st soprano section. Atonement has allowed me to merge my years of experience in education and music, (as the music teacher) and created a marriage that I’m passionate about and love.

 Outside of school, I enjoy serving at my church, learning about health and nutrition, cooking, going to music concerts, plays, and creating “artsy” projects with my hands.

Kindergarten Aid & Extended Care Director

Amy Washburn

    I am a Classroom Assistant at Atonement Lutheran School.  This will be my 8th year here, and in that time, I have worked in Kindergarten through 5th grade.  I am so very excited to be working for my 7th year with Mrs. Eggers in Kindergarten this upcoming school year.  I also have the pleasure of being the Extended Care Liaison.  I get the chance to work before or after school, which gives me a wonderful opportunity to get to know many students at Atonement.  Their smiles and kind words truly brighten my day.  I am overjoyed to come to work every day, and feel blessed to call Atonement my second home!   Fire Up Eagles! 

 

Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, watching the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues, making crafts with my daughter or watching her play sports, and working on puzzles-- jigsaws challenge me, but crosswords are my absolute favorite! 

Resource 

Kim Paquette

 It is such a blessing to be a part of the Atonement family!   I have been serving as the resource room teacher at Atonement since 1991.  Atonement partners with my employer, Lutheran Association for Special Education (LASE), to provide Christ-centered education to students with unique learning needs so they can grow academically, socially, and spiritually.  In my role as resource teacher, I provide instruction and support  for students and families with special educational needs and collaborate with teachers to make a difference in our students’ lives.  

Outside of school, I enjoy singing in the choir at my church, spending time with family and friends, reading, and scrapbooking.

Kindergarten

Doris Eggers

     I love teaching the kindergartners of Atonement.  I was born and raised in Jefferson City, MO.  I attended grade school, high school and college right there in my home town.  I was married to my childhood sweetheart.  We moved to Harbor Beach,  Michigan, where my husband was currently teaching at Zion Lutheran  School.  I became a part of that staff, teaching grades K,1 and 2.  Two years later, we returned to Missouri to be close to family.  We both began teaching at Hope Lutheran School in St. Ann, MO.  I taught a morning Kindergarten and Language Art in grades 3-8 in the afternoon.  Five years later I accepted a position as First Grade teacher at River Roads Lutheran School in St. Louis.  Six years later, I started an All Day Kindergarten at that school.  I continued that ministry for the next 12 years.  I then became a part of the Atonement Family.  This is my 24th year as Atonement's Kindergarten teacher. 
I love teaching young children, but Kindergarten is my favorite.  They are so eager to learn, and everything is exciting for them.  I consider it a privilege to teach these children about their Jesus, their Savior.

In my leisure time, I enjoy sewing, crafts, reading and walking.

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Pre K 3-4

Halle Mirly

Pre-K is my passion! When I first started my teaching career I never would have thought I would end up loving Pre-K this much. After graduating with my degree in Elementary Education,  I taught one year of 5th grade in my hometown and when I moved to St. Louis in 2017, I started working as the lead Pre-K teacher at KinderCare, which led me to Atonement. This will be my 4th year teaching at Atonement and I am so happy God led me here to work with such an amazing staff! On top of teaching Pre-K, I also coach A & B volleyball. 

I am happily married to my wonderful husband, Ryan. We have 4 dogs and we are expecting our first child! Ryan and I enjoy playing volleyball, travelling, and watching the Cardinals and Blues!

1st Grade 

Nicole Baker

This is my 7th year teaching 1st grade and my 4th year here at Atonement.  I graduated from Lindenwood and started teaching at Our Redeemer, but when that school closed I moved here to Atonement. In college I told myself that I never wanted to teach 1st grade but now I couldn’t see myself teaching anything else! I am also the Athletic Director and soccer coach. This year I will be helping coach volleyball as well. 

 

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my family and my two dogs. I also enjoy watching sports, cooking, and reading.

2nd/3rd Grade 

Robin Roberts

I am the 2nd/3rd grade teacher at Atonement Lutheran School. Throughout my career as a teacher, I have primarily taught in the lower elementary level. Teaching is one of my passions. Throughout my teaching career, I have been the 4 character education facilitator, newspaper editor, and the teacher-in-charge.

 

 I have a love for poetry. I have written several poetry stories. Soon, I plan on publishing my stories which will be for the elementary, middle, and high school students.

4th/5th Grade 

Patricia Landwehr

 I have been teaching at Atonement Lutheran
school since 2004. It has been a wonderful experience serving the students
and families over the years. I originally was hired to be the 5th grade
homeroom teacher. I also have taught 5th through 8th grade history.
Currently I have a 4th/5th grade self-contained classroom. Prior to working
at Atonement, I had experience teaching everything from kindergarten
through 8th grade, including middle school science. I value the
opportunities that I encounter everyday, and I make it a priority to always
put forth my best effort for my students. Meeting individual needs is very
important to me. I get the greatest satisfaction from watching my students
grow academically, socially, spiritually, and emotionally. I consider myself
blessed to have worked together with such creative, talented staff members
as well. Being a part of the Atonement family for so long has made a
positive impact on my life.


Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, traveling
(especially to National Parks and baseball stadiums), hiking, jigsaw
puzzles, volunteering, baking, coffee, and my dog!

6th Grade 

Vince Rojano

I am the 6th grade homeroom teacher here at Atonement and this is my 8th year here!  I teach math and history to the 6th-8th classes here and I serve as the assistant principal as well.  I grew up here in Florissant, only a few streets over from Atonement!  

 

When I first graduated from college, I went into the St. Louis County Police Academy and became a police officer for St. Louis County for a short time.  I decided that this was not my passion and I wanted to help my community in other ways.  I went back to school and obtained my teaching certificate and later my Master’s degree in teaching at UMSL.  

 

When I was searching for a full time teaching position, I substitute taught at many schools, Atonement being one of them.  After a while I was able to become full time here and Atonement has been my home ever since.  I feel very blessed to be teaching here at Atonement!  

7th Grade

Brittany Lampe

I am so honored to teach middle school ELA here at Atonement Lutheran School! I have been a 7th grade homeroom teacher for two and a half years now. In the previous years, I have worked as a substitute teacher and completed my student teaching here at Atonement. I am so happy that I chose the path of education. God has led me to an amazing school filled with the most wonderful staff!

 

I am happily married to my husband, Josh. My husband and I actually met while attending Atonement Lutheran School together during the 2004 and 2005 school year. We are blessed with two wonderful children and a dachshund that we adore. 

 

I enjoy watching the St. Louis Blues, traveling to the Smoky Mountains, reading, baking, and of course spending time with my family! 

8th Grade

Kim Kern

I have been an educator and coach for 10 years. I've been blessed to work with students from K-12 and college. I am from Mississippi and I received my undergraduate degree from there at Tougaloo College and graduate degree from Eastern Kentucky University. I am currently earning a doctorate degree from Concordia Chicago University. I also lead the basketball and volleyball teams at Gateway STEM High School. 

 

I wear many hats but at the center of it all is God's calling for me to educate our children well and be a positive influence on their growth. I love to create spaces where learning is fun and creative. My goal is that the students understand that learning is something we all get to do and not just something that we have to do. I am extremely excited that I get the opportunity to teach Science and PE at Atonement. I look forward to all that is to come! 

8th Grade Math

Lynn Zond 

My name is Lynn Zond. I am a retired 8th grade science teacher. This year, I am assigned to teach 8th grade Math at Atonement.  I graduated from Northeast Missouri State University with degrees in science education and biology. I also obtained my Master’s degree in Biology from Northeast Missouri State University. Currently, I am certified in Math, grades 6-9, General Science 6-12, Biology 9-12, and Secondary Administration.

 

While teaching, I assumed many roles. I served as Department head for science for 20 years.  I was also in charge of the gifted program in Conroe, Texas. While teaching, I served on many district and school wide committees. During my 30 plus years of teaching, I was in charge of science fair, robotics, and science bowl. During the 2005-06 school year, I served as the Science Coordinator for grades K-12. I was able to implement any new strategies which are still being utilized.  I also served as Student Council sponsor for grades 9-12. I wrote science curriculum for grades 6-8.

 

Throughout my years of teaching, I primarily taught in a low, sociology economic school. These years taught me so much in regard to student relationships and needs.  Therefore, I was able to write grants, so that our students had the supplies needed to participate in many activities.

 

During my years of teaching, I received teacher of the year awards to NSTA’s Presidential Award for Excellence in Science/Math.

 

It is a privilege to be teaching at Atonement. My educational journey began in kindergarten at Atonement in 1965. I am a 1973 confirm and and graduate of Atonement.