Who is OCS?

The faculty and staff at OCS are dedicated to serving Christ through the work they do in the classroom, and the lives they lead outside of school. Each person serves an important function in the work that OCS does, from administrator to teacher to custodian. And each person brings his or her own unique perspective to the work they do.

The teachers and staff of OCS want to be your parenting partner. We are committed to supporting, not supplanting, your God-given role as a parent. This means working with you to develop homework strategies, or anything else that will help your child succeed. Our teachers will take time to listen to the goals, hopes and dreams you have for your child and work with you to see them to fruition. Most importantly, our teachers pray daily for students and their families, and are always willing to pray with you. This prayer covering alone is worth the price of tuition!

Faculty Members

Kris Austin

Kris Austin

Administrator

Mrs. Austin holds a B.S. in elementary and special education from the University of Wisconsin, Whitewater, and an M.S. in educational administration from Concordia University - Wisconsin.

April Roth

April Roth

Teacher

Mrs. Roth holds a B.S. in music education from Maranatha Baptist University and has been teaching music at Ozaukee Christian School for 3 years. She attends First Baptist Church and has five children...

Brittany Stankey

Brittany Stankey

Teacher

Miss Stankey holds a B.S. in elementary education from Moody Bible Institute and teaches kindergarten (morning) and second grade (afternoon). She has been teaching for 1 year. Brittany attends Solid Rock Baptist...

Pat Dunham

Pat Dunham

Reading Solutions Program coordinator

Mrs. Dunham holds a B.S. in elementary education from Concordia University, Chicago and teaches middle school literature and language arts. Pat has been teaching for 10 years. She attends St. Paul Lutheran Church...

Tammy Gantner

Tammy Gantner

Teacher

Ms. Gantner holds a degree from Eugene Bible College, an A.A. in early childhood education from Lakeshore Technical College and a B.S. in early childhood to middle childhood education from Lakeland College.

Leah Ott

Leah Ott

Teacher

Mrs. Ott holds a B.S. in elementary education with an emphasis in science from Bethel University and has been teaching keyboarding and computer applications for 1 year. She attends Portview Church and in her free time...

Patty Radliff

Patty Radliff

Preschool Assistant Teacher

I attended Moraine Park Technical College. I feel extremely blessed to be teaching here at OCS and I love seeing the kids learn and grow. It brings me joy to love on these kids and share with them the love of Jesus.

Aaren Lepien

Aaren Lepien

Teacher

I have a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education from Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC. We desire to please God and to have our children please God. This is my first year teaching at OCS.

Geralyn Esselman

Geralyn Esselman

Manager at Hidden Treasure Resale Shop

I remember going to church as early as 4 years old and could not wait to be old enough to go to Sunday School. We moved to Port Washington when I was 8 years old and started to attend Friedens Church.

Angela Reindl

Angela Reindl

Teacher

I have an Elementary Education degree with an Early Childhood Minor from Lakeland College. I am looking forward to getting to know the students the most! I love to hear about their ideas, stories and adventures in learning.

Karen Zipperer

Karen Zipperer

Teacher

I graduated from Connecticut College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Child Development (with elementary certification). I also have a Master of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania as a reading specialist...

John Love

Martha Farina

Teacher

All that I have heard about OCS from families with students currently enrolled as well as from past alumni has made me feel very thankful for the opportunity to be part of this great community.

John Love

Gail Sowin

Teacher

I graduated from Grace College with a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education. This year, I want to mentor the 7th/8th grade students and watch them grow in Christ with me as we seek to know Him more...

Michelle Fromm

Michelle Fromm

KinderCare assistant

I graduated from Lakeland College with a Bachelor of Arts (writing) degree and ESL teacher training certification. I spent the past year in China teaching ESL (English as a second language) to young children.

John Love

Deb Gruenwald

Teacher

I graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and Cardinal Stritch with a master’s degree in Professional Development. I attend Friedens Church...

John Love

John Love

Custodian

Mr. Love has been the custodian at OCS for 2 years. He attends Portview Church and collects sports cards in his free time. I pray for the covering of God on all these students and their families because that’s what He calls us...