My name is Erin Banks.
I have been drawn to Kindergarten ever since I set my heart on teaching, and I am so
very blessed that God has called me to teach at FLS. The curiosity and eagerness
that young children exhibit for learning about the world around them and about
God’s love never ceases to amaze me. It is so fun to share in this excitement every
day while building strong foundations and a love of learning for years to come.
I completed my education at Concordia University in St. Paul where I graduated
summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. I am licensed
to teach grades K-6. My husband and I live in Wanamingo, Minnesota. We have two
daughters and a son. In my spare time, I love skiing and doing anything creative and
crafty, especially puzzles!
My favorite Bible verse is 1 John 4:16, “And so we know and rely on the love God has
for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”
My name is Bailey Gare and this is my first year at Faribault Lutheran School as a 2nd Grade teacher!
I am so excited to get to know my students! I can’t wait to learn about all of the different and wonderful gifts God has given to each of them.
My favorite Bible verse is 1 Peter 4:10 “Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.”
My name is Jennifer Jarocki.
I love teaching first grade! The excitement and love for school this age group brings
into the classroom is amazing. Every day I am blessed to be able to share God’s love
and God’s Word with each and every one of my students. I love teaching reading to
my first graders. They are so excited to start this new journey of reading books, and
I love that I get to take the journey with them! I love seeing the progress as we go
through the school year. It is such an amazing experience with each student.
My favorite experience in first grade is having 8 th grade partners come into our
classroom. They create art projects with the first graders and read with them every
week. This time together builds bonds of respect and community for our entire
school. The kids look forward to this time every week! When I am not at school, I
love spending time with my kids and watching all the things they love to do. I am a
sports fan and try to take in games whenever possible. My favorite place to be is at
the lake cabin in the summer with a good book.
My favorite Bible verse is Psalm 46:5, “God is with her, she will not fall.” It is a
constant reminder to me that whatever I am doing, big or small, God is with me. It is
reassuring to know my path in life is led by God.
My name is Kellsey Meyer.
I grew up in Faribault, attending public school until I went to college at Concordia
University, St. Paul. After I graduated from Concordia I started teaching preschool in
Burnsville. In 2012, God led me to Faribault Lutheran School where I have
remained. I live in Faribault with my husband Charles, daughter Hayden and dog
I have wanted to be a teacher since I was in elementary school. My favorite
moments in the classroom are when I can be silly with my students and show them
that learning can be fun. Working at FLS not only fulfills my goal of being a teacher,
but it also includes making so many friendships as the atmosphere makes everyone
feel like family. I like to encourage students by using the serenity prayer in my
My favorite Bible verse for my personal life is Joshua 1:9, “Be strong and
courageous, do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord you God is with you
wherever you go.”