The Rev. Jonathan Dinger, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church and School in Pocatello, Idaho, was selected by National Lutheran School Accreditation to receive the 2020 NLSA School Shepherd Award.
Scott D. Browning, principal of St. Paul Lutheran School in Fort Worth, Texas, was selected by the National Association of Elementary School Principals.
Among other efforts, LCMS schools assisted by making and delivering face shields; collecting food, cash and other supplies; and providing temporary educational solutions for those far from home.
The 2020–21 “Chapel Talks” contains 43 devotions — one for each week of the school year — plus services for the beginning and ending of the school year and for Christmas.
The resource contains 44 worship outlines, along with opening and closing services, for Lutheran school chapel.
Livingston, who graduated from Concordia Lutheran School in Peoria, Ill., in 2000, was recently inducted into the Junior Achievement of Central Illinois Hall of Fame.
Dawn Oldenettel, principal of St. John’s Lutheran School in West Bend, Wis., received the award in October in Washington, D.C.
Schools of Distinction are rated in the top 5 percent of overall school accreditation ratings.
Heading Lutheran Education Association’s distinguished-educators list is the Rev. William “Bill” Beckmann, recipient of the “Christus Magister” award.
Susan Longmire, principal of St. James Lutheran School in Shawano, Wis., is chosen one of the nation’s best elementary-school principals.
Lutheran Education Association aims to bring as many as 100 future Lutheran schoolteachers to its 2016 convocation in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The National Lutheran School Accreditation commission also receives training in new accreditation protocols that it approved a year ago.
Mount Calvary Lutheran School in Milwaukee, Wis., shares the Gospel in its urban context by providing a solid, Lutheran education, as well as through additional services like a special education resource room and professional counseling to help children overcome obstacles or trauma in their lives.