Meet the Teachers

Mrs. Maria Koosman



Years of service in Lutheran Schools: 14
Years of service at St. John's: 6

Teaching: Before coming to St. John's Pre-K, I was a substitute teacher and the director of the before and after school care program at St. John's Lutheran School in Chaska, MN.

Favorites: Scrapbooking, running, spending time with family and friends.

Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11- "For I know the plans I have you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

Education: BA in Early Childhood Education (Birth-3rd Grade) from Concordia University St. Paul (2003)




 Mrs. Brittany Strohschein

Years of service in Lutheran Schools: 6
Years of service at St. John's: 1st

Teaching: I have taught different grades throughout my teaching career. I taught Middle School classes in Texas and Florida and Preschool and Pre-Kindergarten classes in Duluth, Minnesota. I love children of all ages and am excited to be working with preschoolers again!

Favorites: Traveling, reading, hiking, theater, history

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Education: B.S. in Secondary Education with Social Science and ELL endorsements from Concordia University, Seward, NE