Welcome from the Principal
I am excited to share a glimpse into Immanuel Lutheran School as you navigate through our website to learn more about the possibilities for your child. The educational program challenges students spiritually and academically to prepare God's children for the future. The faculty and staff are committed to partnering with families to find strategies to encourage and engage students into active learning
Allow me the opportunity to tell you a little about me. I lead by continuously learning as much as I can to grow spiritually and academically. I came to Immanuel in 2015. Before moving to St Louis, I served for a combined 26 years in Lutheran schools in Nashville and Atlanta. Along with 14 years as a principal and 4 years as an assistant principal, I have taught preschool, kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, and 5th grades as well as middle school math, coordinated a blended (online and in class) learning environment with middle schoolers and school-wide art, drama, and music. My two favorite subjects have to be algebra and art!
I believe in collaboration among teachers and a strong parent-teacher partnership to impact student learning. At the helm of Immanuel's educational program, I continue to be the lead learner to refine my skills and provide the best possible leadership. I graduated with a BA degree in elementary education from Concordia University – Chicago and earned my Master’s in Educational Leadership at West Georgia University. I have completed my coursework for my Doctorate Degree in Educational Leadership and am working on my dissertation on teacher collaboration in a school that functions as a Professional Learning Community.
I am married to Mike and we have three adult children who have had the blessing of attending Lutheran schools for preschool, elementary. I enjoy coffee, movies, reading, crafting, walking, and watching the Cardinals, Rams, and Blues! I look forward to meeting you when you visit Immanuel.
Wendy Morris, MEd
Immanuel Lutheran School is among St. Louis’ premier Lutheran schools, offering a quality education in a Christ centered environment that is impacting students and their families. Our teachers are committed to making a difference by partnering with families to prepare God's children for the future. Teachers discover the strengths of their students and find instructional strategies that will engage students in learning and growing spirtually, academically, socially, emotionally, and physically that they may serve Christ.
Immanuel Lutheran School has been committed to providing a Christ-centered, broadly-based education to children for over 170 years. We are an accredited school serving a culturally-diverse population of children from age two through eighth grade. The church and school are located on eight acres of land in Olivette, Missouri, in St. Louis County near the intersections of Olive and Warson Roads. Facilities include two school buildings, a gymnasium, playgrounds and athletic fields.
Since our founding in in 1844, Immanuel Lutheran School has operated as a ministry of Immanuel Lutheran Church serving the needs of students in St. Louis County. We combine God’s Word with quality academics and are quite proud of how our students demonstrate their ability to be independent thinkers who strive to work and grow as a school community.