Department: Elementary & Middle School

 Staff Listing

Middle School Science and K-8 PE

Sinka, Leah

My passion is teaching science. I love to spark curiosity and facilitate discoveries in my classroom. We use labs and hands on science weekly to make connections, problem solve, and understand the beautiful world God made us.  Joined St. James Team: 2023 Education: Valparaiso University Elementary Education

First Grade Teacher

Paugh, Brianne

I am so excited to share in a community that is centered in God’s love. I am also so excited to share a love of learning with my new first grade community! Joined St. James Team: 2024 Education: Purdue University Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction (University in Phoenix)

Kindergarten Teacher

Anderson, Robin

I’m very excited to join St. James because it is my joy and privilege to work with kids and help point them to Christ! I look forward to helping my students grow in their love for Jesus and their love of learning! Joined St. James Team: 2024 Education: Purdue University Transition to Teaching (in progress)

Fourth Grade Teacher

Lucas, Lindsay

Joined St. James Team: 2022 Education: Western Governors University

Second Grade Teacher

Bunch, Caren

I believe learning is a life long endeavor. My classroom is filled with learning through fun and exploration. After six years teaching Kindergarten in Lafayette School Corporation, I am excited to return home to St. James where I previously taught 4th and 5th grades, Pre-Kindergarten and as GLASS Interventionist. Joined St. James Team: 2022 Education: Purdue University […]

Middle School Language Arts

Keiser, Lynn

Every child is a unique creation of God and education is one path to realize the God-given destiny. Joined St. James Team: 2013 Education: Purdue University BA; Indiana University MA English Education, Psychology Education

3rd Grade Teacher

Hamilton, Cara

My classroom is a room where learning happens in a relaxed family environment. We are all learning together and we seek to find ways to make all students successful. Joined St. James Team: 2002 Education: Concordia University, Chicago Bachelor’s in Elementary Education

Director of Music

Goodspeed, Amanda

All children are musical and are encouraged to use their God-given talents and abilities to His glory. My primary goal in the music classroom is to provide students with experiences to be Tuneful, Beatful and Artful. I want for my students to be confident singers (in the car, in church pews or even in choral […]

5th Grade Teacher

Dombkowski, Amy

It’s not just the education of the mind, but the education of the heart that matters. Joined St. James Team: 1994 Education: Indiana University Bachelor in Elementary Education (Colloquy from Concordia, Wisconsin)