• First Grade Teacher 

    Katie Bendo


    "I am the LORD, the God of all mankind.  Is anything too hard for me?"  -Jeremiah 32:27

    Throughout most all of my jobs growing up, I have been working with children, and have thoroughly enjoyed it.  That love for young children that God has given me is what led me to go to school to become certified as an Early Childhood educator.  I received my B.A. in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University Chicago in 2011.

    Working with young children and seeing them learn is wonderful.  The most important thing that they can learn about is God's great love for them! My biggest hope and prayer is that the Holy Spirit continues to work through me to help students strengthen their relationship with Jesus.

    I am originally from Rochester, MI, but I currently reside in Marysville. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, traveling, reading, and being outdoors.


    First Grade Highlights:

    *Students work in guided reading groups so that they are able to advance at their own pace in reading
    *Students interact with technology during their use of iPads, computers, and the Smart projector
    *Students will have specials such as Spanish, Art, Gym, Music, and Computers each week
    *Students hear about Jesus everyday and His good grace
    *Students go to the either the Columbus Zoo, Marmon Valley, COSI, or Rausch farm for field trips