Teachers & Staff

The teachers at Dubuque Lutheran School provide exceptional academic instruction and compassionate care. They faithfully communicate to parents through notes, emails, phone calls, Class Dojo, Facebook, etc. about how their student is doing. Teachers also make home visits in August to meet with families and students. This is an excellent time for teachers to more fully understand the student — and then together, the teacher and parents can develop strategies on how to help the student reach his or her full potential.



Third-Fifth Grade Teacher


Kevin earned his bachelors and masters degrees at Concordia University and has endorsements in social studies, music, K-6 elementary, and history.  He is an elder at St. Paul Lutheran Church and he enjoys spending time with his family and with animals.  He is a member of a faculty advisory committee at Loras College and helps support funding for treating and curing diabetes.



First & Second Grade Teacher


Becky has her bachelors degree in teaching and Bible from Emmaus Bible College.  She has been teaching since 2005 and is a substitute Sunday school teacher and pianist at her church.  She is also the director of the Tri-State Poodle Club Outreach, a panelist at a community Q&A for service dog training, and speaks to teaching students about teaching methods.



Kindergarten Teacher


Laura has her bachelor’s degree in early childhood and elementary education from Concorida University St. Paul, MN. She was called to teach at Dubuque Lutheran School beginning of the 2016–2017 school year.  Laura is also a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.



Janice Kuske

Part-time Teacher


Janice has her bachelors degree of Science in Elementary Education from Concordia University.  She is a 21 year educator with vast experience in a variety of teaching roles.  She is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and enjoys volunteering at the Humane Society as well as serving meals at Rescue Mission Homeless Shelter.

Heather Wood

Part-time Teacher


Heather has her bachelors degree of Science in Elementary Education from Iowa State University.  She has 11 years of experience in the area of education.  Mrs. Wood has worked in a single classroom as well as extensive experience as a substitute teacher.

Jon Walker 



Jon earned his bachelors degree from Mount Mercy College in Elementary Education.  He currently works part-time at Dubuque Lutheran School and is an elder at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

*All DLS teachers are a members of the Lutheran Education Association.

Click here for a listing of the Pastoral Staff & Board of Directors.