Teachers & Staff

The teachers at Dubuque Lutheran School provide exceptional academic instruction and compassionate care. They faithfully communicate to parents through notes, emails, phone calls, Class Dojo, Facebook, etc. about how their student is doing. Teachers also make home visits in August to meet with families and students. This is an excellent time for teachers to more fully understand the student — and then together, the teacher and parents can develop strategies on how to help the student reach his or her full potential.


KEVIN KUSKE

Principal

Fourth & Fifth Grade Teacher

principal@dubuquelutheranschool.com

Kevin earned his bachelors and masters degrees at Concordia University and has endorsements in social studies, music, K-6 elementary, and history.  He is an elder at St. Paul Lutheran Church and he enjoys spending time with his family and with animals.  He is a member of a faculty advisory committee at Loras College and helps support funding for treating and curing diabetes.

 


BECKY O’CONNOR

First-Third Grade Teacher

roconnor@dubuquelutheranschool.com

Becky has her bachelors degree in teaching and Bible from Emmaus Bible College.  She has been teaching since 2005 and is a substitute Sunday school teacher and pianist at her church.  She is also the director of the Tri-State Poodle Club Outreach, a panelist at a community Q&A for service dog training, and speaks to teaching students about teaching methods.

 


LAURA KESTER

Kindergarten Teacher

lkester@dubuquelutheranschool.com

Laura has her bachelor’s degree in early childhood and elementary education from Concorida University St. Paul, MN. She was called to teach at Dubuque Lutheran School beginning of the 2016–2017 school year.  Laura is also a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

 

 


Janice Kuskie

Part-time Teacher

janicekuske@gmail.com

Janice has her bachelors degree of Science in Elementary Education from Concordia University.  She is a 21 year educator with vast experience in a variety of teaching roles.  She is a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and enjoys volunteering at the Humane Society as well as serving meals at Rescue Mission Homeless Shelter.


Jon Walker 

Secretary

secretary@dubuquelutheranschool.com

Jon earned his bachelors degree from Mount Mercy College in Elementary Education.  He currently works part-time at Dubuque Lutheran School and is an elder at St. Paul Lutheran Church.


Volunteer School Nurse

Since the start of DLS, Kay Posey, RN, BSN, has faithfully served in the position of volunteer school nurse.  She has taken temperatures, checked bumps and bruises, dispensed medications, taught health lessons and completed numerous forms and records.  She has retired at the end of the 2016-17 school year and will be greatly missed.  Kay stated “It has been a joy to serve DLS as a board member, health teacher and school nurse.”

DLS is currently recruiting a school nurse for the 2017-18 school year.

*All DLS teachers are a members of the Lutheran Education Association.


Click here for a listing of the Pastoral Staff & Board of Directors.