Four of Concordia’s alumni have been named 2019 Lutheran Education Association Distinguished Honorees. Concordia is proud to call Stacy Hoeft, Brian Betts, Jonathan Bolt, and Dauna Werner part of our alumni family.
Stacy Hoeft was selected by LEA’s Board of Directors to receive LEA’s top honor, the Christus Magister Award. Since 1965, this most prestigious Lutheran Education Association award has been presented to Lutheran educators who have made significant contributions to Lutheran education.
Hoeft is president and CEO of Lutheran Special Education Ministries, a national LCMS Recognized Service Organization. Lutheran Special Education Ministries serves thousands of special education students in more than 60 schools across the United States. Hoeft previously served Lutheran education as a principal, early childhood director, teacher, and athletic director.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education from Concordia University Wisconsin. She is currently working on a master’s degree in special education at Madonna University.
Brian Betts was named 2019 LEA Distinguished Lutheran Elementary Administrator. Betts is administrator at Immanuel Lutheran School in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. He was selected by LEA’s Leadership Network leadership team.
Betts earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Concordia College [now University], St. Paul, MN. He earned his Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University Wisconsin.
Jonathan Bolt is named 2019 LEA Distinguished Lutheran Middle School Teacher. Bolt teaches grades 6–8 science and is the technology lead teacher at Central Lutheran School in New Haven, IN. He was selected by LEA’s Middle School Teachers Network leadership team.
Bolt earned a Bachelor of Science from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, MI, and his Master’s degree in Educational Design and Technology from Concordia University Wisconsin.
Dauna Werner named 2019 LEA Distinguished Lutheran Early Childhood Teacher. Werner teaches 3 PreK classes at St. Paul Lutheran in Grafton, WI. She was selected by LEA’s Early Childhood Network leadership team.
Werner graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education, both from Concordia University Wisconsin. She is also a graduate of School Leadership Development Project (SLED).
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— Jennifer Gross is a student contributor for the Strategic Communications Department at Concordia University Wisconsin. She is a Business Scholar majoring in Public Relations and Communications.
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