Shirley Weiss

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4th/5th Grade (English track) Instructional Assistant


30+ years teaching experience in early childhood education


St. John Lutheran Church

John 3:16:  “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him, shall not perish but have eternal life.”

About Me

I started my teaching career in 1974 teaching kindergarten at Bethlehem Lutheran School in Chicago.  I retired after 28 years and continued serving the Lord in the Lutheran Schools as a secretary, part-time teacher and substitute.  

I am excited to serve as the aide in the 4th/5th grade room, working with students in math and language arts. God has blessed me by giving me the opportunity to share my love of learning and love for my Lord and Savior with hundreds of students and their families over the years.

My greatest blessings are my two children:  Jennifer (a nurse) and Joel (a paramedic) and my five grandchildren:  Ashley, Emily, Sofia, Lena, and Griffin.

My favorite things include spending time with my five grandchildren — going to their concerts, volleyball games, basketball games, taekwondo.  I also like spending time in my yard, planting and caring for flowers, and baking in my kitchen.


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