Faculty & Staff

Administration

Principal
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Sheri Juszczak
sjuszczak@peacebremerton.org

Mrs. Juszczak was born in Gardena, California. She attended Christ Lutheran School in San Pedro, Trinity Lutheran School and Concordia Lutheran High School in Portland, Oregon, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Concordia University in Portland. She has taught at Concordia Lutheran School in Tacoma, Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Scottsbluff Public Schools in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and in the Bremerton Public Schools. Sheri’s husband, John, works for Federal Investigative Services. She has three sons, Will, Martin and Erik (all Peace graduates), two step-children, Matt and Aly, who live in Oregon, and one granddaughter. Sheri has been a teacher at Peace since 1990 and teaches Language Arts and 5th grade homeroom.

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Rita Kubert
rkubert@peacebremerton.org

Rita has been a member of Peace Lutheran Church since 1984. She has two daughters, who attended Peace Lutheran School, both of them going all the way through eighth grade. She has served on various Boards and Committees, caters many school and church events with her husband Art, and volunteers wherever needed. She has worked at Peace since 1992 in Childcare and Administration. It is the love of the children, their parents, and our wonderful staff that brings her back year after year. God has blessed and continues to bless our ministry here at Peace.

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Marilyn Perry
mperry@peacebremerton.org

Marilyn Perry has been a member of Peace Lutheran Church since 1992. She has two daughters, Leah and Michelle, who attended Peace from Kindergarten through eighth grade and one grandson. Her husband, Bruce, is retired from civil service at Bangor. Marilyn has been the school secretary since March 1994.

Faculty

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Tim Galligar
tgalligar@peacebremerton.org

Mr. Galligar graduated from Concordia University in Mequon, Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education, History and a minor in ESL, Spanish. He loves to travel, sing karaoke, eat licorice and spend time with students to impact their minds in a positive fashion. Tim joined the Peace family in 2015 and teaches Social Studies, Language Arts, Religion, Math (6th grade), and 7th/8th homeroom.

Sixth Grade HomeroomJohn Thornton
John Thornton
jthornton@peacebremerton.org

Mr. Thornton graduated from Grand Canyon University with a B.S. in Education. He also holds a Masters in Education Leadership from St. Thomas University. Mr. Thornton served for 21 years in the U.S. Navy as an Independent Corpsman. He then taught at West Sound Tech for four years. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Michelle, his two children, and his two dogs. He teaches Science, Math, Robotics, PE, Athletics, and 6th grade homeroom.

Fifth Grade Homeroomsjuszczak
Sheri Juszczak
sjuszczak@peacebremerton.org

Mrs. Juszczak was born in Gardena, California. She attended Christ Lutheran School in San Pedro, Trinity Lutheran School and Concordia Lutheran High School in Portland, Oregon, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Concordia University in Portland. She has taught at Concordia Lutheran School in Tacoma, Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Scottsbluff Public Schools in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and in the Bremerton Public Schools. Sheri’s husband, John, works for Federal Investigative Services. She has three sons, Will, Martin and Erik (all Peace graduates), two step-children, Matt and Aly, who live in Oregon, and one granddaughter. Sheri has been a teacher at Peace since 1990 and teaches Language Arts and 5th grade homeroom.

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Lucas Stroud
lstroud@peacebremerton.org

Mr. Stroud grew up in a variety of educational environments around the world, in a military family. In 2004, he moved to Seattle to study at the University of Washington. In the process of earning his masters, Lucas began guest teaching in Shoreline School District. In 2010, he moved to Kitsap, where his family resides, and began working in the North Kitsap School District. He is an active member of Peace Lutheran Church working primarily with Sunday School. Lucas has been at Peace since 2012.

Third Grade Homeroomtgierke
Terri Gierke
tgierke@peacebremerton.org

Mrs. Gierke was born and raised in Bremerton and lives in Belfair. She graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Her husband, Bruce, works as an Infrastructure Support Specialist for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Terri and Bruce have two daughters, Tricia and Kaitlyn. Terri enjoys riding her horse, Smokey, walking her dogs, and gardening. Terri taught first and second grades and has been at Peace since 2000.

Second Grade Homeroomncarnahan
Nathan Carnahan
ncarnahan@peacebremerton.org

Mr. Carnahan was born in Victoria, British Columbia, and lived in Oregon, California, and Nevada before finding his way home to Washington. He graduated from Concordia University Irvine with a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences and earned his California teaching credential. Mr. Carnahan has taught middle school, coached a variety of sports and joined the Peace family in 2014.

First Grade Homeroomddominick
Catherine DeDominick
cdedominick@peacebremerton.org

Ms. DeDominick graduated cum laude from the honors program at Concordia University, Portland. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education with a minor in Professional Church Work and art. Catherine grew up in a military family and has lived all around the nation including, the Midwest, Alaska, and even Canada. Ms. DeDominick enjoys traveling and exploring new places, she loves to paint and draw, and she plays piano and guitar. She came to Peace in 2010.

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Suzanne Love
slove@peacebremerton.org

Mrs. Love was born in San Diego, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from San Diego State University. Suzanne received her Master of Science in Education from Old Dominion University. She has taught kindergarten in California, Central Kitsap and Bremerton School Districts. She is married to Chris, and has two sons, Austin and Matthew. Her family has been at Peace since 2008.

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Samantha Klump
sklump@peacebremerton.org

Mrs. Klump was born in Bremerton. Her husband is a retired submariner, so she has lived in many places across the United States. She has three grown children, Jessica, Alex, and Jacob. Mrs. Klump earned an AAS in Early Childhood Education from Tennessee Community College. She has over fifteen years of early childhood teaching experience. She has a heart for children and families.

Preschool Homeroomrdeem
Rachel Deem
rdeem@peacebremerton.org

Miss Rachel was born and raised in Bremerton, Washington. She attended Peace Lutheran from Preschool through eighth grade. She then went on to Olympic High School, where she first started taking early childhood classes, and then to Olympic college to continue. She has been working at Peace since 2002 in the daycare and aiding in the preschool and prekindergarten classrooms. Rachel enjoys sports, movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Music
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Daniel Petrich
dpetrich@peacebremerton.org

Mr. Petrich has lived throughout Minnesota his entire life before receiving God’s call to Peace Lutheran. He graduated from Concordia University St. Paul where he received his Bachelor of Arts in church music under the direction of Dr. David Mennicke. He also received a minor in Lutheran Theology, meeting the requirements for his certification to become a Director of Parish Music. His primary emphasis of study was in conducting and clarinet. While studying to become a Director of Parish Music, Mr. Petrich also studied K-12 music education. While at Concordia he gained the knowledge, understanding, and responsibility needed to lead his fellow Christians in song.

Teacher Aides

Missi Patti, Kindergarten-2nd Grade

Sherri Deem, Preschool

Patty Cameron, Prekindergarten

Specialists

Kathy Turnquist, Spanish
davekathyt@yahoo.com

Childcare

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Kay Nilles
knilles@peacebremerton.org

Kay grew up in North Idaho and has lived in Spokane, Sacramento, Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota and New Hampshire. She has been married for 26 years, and has four children and one granddaughter. She has an Associate’s Degree from North Idaho College and an Early Childhood Education degree from Olympic College. Through high school, she played volleyball, basketball and track and continued playing basketball at the college level. She has also coached all three sports. She has been in childcare for 24 years and is currently a foster parent. She has been at Peace since 2010.

Holly Caldwell, Teacher

Patty Cameron, Teacher

Julie Cooper, Teacher

Janet Crawford, Teacher

Marina Enger, Teacher

Jan Gardner, Teacher

Dan Krieg, Teacher

Kristy Krieg, Teacher

Michelle Perry, Teacher

Hannah Potter, Teacher

Becky Stacy, Teacher