From Dora Hyslop – Kindergarten Teacher
I am excited that God has set a path before me to serve at Our Redeemer. Here is where the race has taken me thus far: As a child, I attended Immanuel Lutheran School in St. Charles, Missouri. There I was inspired by my Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. West, to become a teacher myself. Upon graduating from high school, I attended Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. This education led to serving at St. Philip in Chicago and later at Redeemer in Stuart, Florida.
In 2000, I was called to serve at St. Lorenz in Frankenmuth, Michigan. While there, I received my Master’s Degree as a Reading Specialist from Saginaw Valley State University. Additionally, I have received training in teaching students with dyslexia from the Michigan Dyslexia Institute and the June Shelton School and Evaluation Center, and I am a member of the International Dyslexia Association and the International Literacy Association.
In my over 30 years of teaching, I have had the privilege and joy of educating students from Preschool to Second Grade and serving as an Early Childhood Director and a Reading Interventionist. My passion is teaching young children to read. It is thrilling to see that door open for them. I also enjoy partnering with parents in guiding their children in their learning: spiritually, socially, emotionally, physically, and academically. I strive to provide each child with individual understanding and guidance to grow to be the person God has created him/her to be.
My husband, Scott, and I have one son, Nicholas, of whom we are extremely proud. We enjoy traveling and watching movies together. I like to read, and explore nature and art.
May God richly bless my service at Our Redeemer!