August 24th, 2020 | Posted in News

Welcome New Teachers

Mrs. Amy Couser joins Concordia Prep with her husband Pastor Peter Couser and sons Andrew, Caleb, and Jonathan. She has been married to Pastor Couser for 21 years. She was born and raised in Texas, and this is her first time living outside the state. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Mathematics from Texas A&M University and a Master’s degree in Math from Texas Christian University (TCU). She has taught at the college level for the past 16 years, with the last 12 years being at TCU.  “I am very excited about getting to partner with both middle and upper school students to help stimulate their curiosity for math and fuel sense-making.”

Mr. Aaron Holtmeier joins CPS from St. Louis, MO. He graduated from Concordia University-Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Science and Secondary Education with a minor in Theology. He will be teaching seventh-grade physical science, earth and space science, and anatomy and physiology. He is an avid sports fan and loves the St. Louis Cardinals, Blues, and Chiefs.

Ms. Kaitlyn Stradtmann hails from Rockford, IL. Last May she graduated from the Concordia Nebraska with a degree in Spanish and English Secondary Education and received her Lutheran Teacher’s Diploma. She will be teaching English and Spanish. She loves to play sports—especially soccer, travel, and bake.

Dr. Markus Zisselsberger will be teaching Upper School English. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Literature, a Master’s degree in Philosophy, and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Binghamton University, SUNY. He joins us from St. Francis Academy in Baltimore where he was the English Department chairperson. Prior to his engagement at St. Frances he taught writing, literature, and film at various colleges, most recently at the University of Miami, where he served as Humanities and language instructor from 2008 to 2017

Photo from left: Ms. Kaitlyn Stradtmann, Mr. Aaron Holtmeier, Mr. Joseph Battaglia (bio), Mr. Napoleon Sykes Jr., (bio)  Mrs. Amy Couser, and Dr. Markus Zisselsberger. Not pictured, Ms. Fredrica Newman (bio), Director of Athletics, and Ms. Liz Longenecker, Director of Giguere (bio).