Mrs. Sue Brandt currently teaches third grade at Bethlehem Lutheran School. She is in charge of the monthly chapel offerings for the school, and is the head of the Michigan District’s committee on choosing the Hearts for Jesus Mission project each year. She sings in the church choir while occasionally getting to play flute.
Mrs. Brandt has taught third grade at Bethlehem since her son Mark was a third grader! She also has spent time teaching 6th grade half days and 4th grade as a double class. Prior to this she began Valley Lutheran High School’s Media Center-Library, worked part time at Handley School in Saginaw, and as Children’s Librarian at Butman Fish Public Library.
Mrs. Brandt has a Bachelor of Science degree from Concordia, Chicago with majors in both elementary and secondary teaching. She received a masters degree in Library Science from the University of Michigan.
Her family consists of her husband John who is the Executive Director at Valley Lutheran High School, her daughter Krista who lives with her family in Cincinnati while also teaching 3rd and 4th grade at a Lutheran school in Indiana, and her son Mark who has earned his doctorate and is serving as a Professor at Tilburg University in the Netherlands with his family.
Mrs. Brandt loves to travel, to read, do crafts and work outdoors in the summer. She and her husband were able to travel to India as guests of the ministry Mission India in February 2012. There they observed Children’s Bible Clubs, literacy classes and Lutheran church planters all working to transform India. They also were amazed at the traffic, enjoyed the Indian food, and loved the Taj Mahal and walking in the Arabian Sea.
Wherever she is found, Mrs. Brandt enjoys the smiles and thoughts of children. It is her desire to have them know the love of Jesus through her; whether in Saginaw at Bethlehem Lutheran School, in the Children’s Bible Clubs of India, or anywhere in-between.