Ms. Brenda Hente has been at Immanuel for her entire career, over 25 years, serving in various capacities including two separate periods of service as interim principal. Currently she serves as the seventh grade homeroom teacher and chair of the social studies department. She has a passion for the fine arts, teaching art to all students in grades 5-8 and serving as the choir director for the Voices of the Spirit (5-8) and the Junior Choir (3-4). Over the past several years she has started an outdoor education program for grades 5-8, which allows the students to experience and learn about God’s creation through activities which integrate the core curriculum.
She holds two degrees from Concordia University, River Forest; she earned her bachelor’s degree in education and completed her master’s degree in School Leadership. In 2018, Ms. Hente was recognized for her contributions in and out of the classroom with the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award.