Kindergarten through 8th Grade Staff

Mrs. DePasquale — Kindergarten

I was born and raised in Bay City, Michigan, and graduated from Concordia University Chicago, majoring in Early Childhood Education. After graduation I married my husband, Robert, and moved down here to south Florida. I was fortunate enough to start my teaching career here at OSL in the fall of 2007. I cannot imagine working anywhere else, and consider the OSL staff my second family.

My favorite Bible verse is one that reminds me of all the students I have been blessed to teach: "I thank my God every time I remember you" Philippians 1:3

Mrs. Keim– 2nd Grade/3rd Grade

Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Debra Keim to the OSL community. She brings a strong background in elementary education to her position as the lead teacher in the 2nd and 3rd grade combined classroom.

Ms. Volz — 5th Grades

Working at Our Savior Lutheran School is truly a blessing. I have been a member of Our Savior Lutheran Church since 1980 when my father accepted a call to be the pastor. I attended 1-8 grades at this school, formerly known as Lutheran Central School. I went to college at Lenoir-Rhyne University and began working at OSL in 2008 as a certified teacher. I enjoy all sports and have had the privilege of coaching boys and girls volleyball teams and the field hockey teams here at OSL.

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight" (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Mrs. Nickerson — Math & Social Studies (7th/8th Grade Homeroom)

I grew up in New Jersey and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the University of Tampa, in Tampa, Florida. I have taught in every grade level from Kindergarten to the Eighth grade for over the past 20 years. I started here at Our Savior in 2006 teaching Middle School Math and Social Studies.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11

Mrs. Harter – Art

Mrs. Pozzo — 1st Grade

Right after earning my Teacher Certification I also completed my Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I started teaching in 1999. I consider teaching my vocation, more than my profession. I truly enjoy working with children (and their families) and feel blessed to be able to guide them every day. I trust in our Lord’s wisdom and do it with great professional dedication and love.

I have been happily married since 2000. Our 2 children attend Our Savior Lutheran School too. I feel very fortunate and happy to be part of such a wonderful school as a staff member and as a parent.

One of my favorite Bible verses found in Philippians 4:13 is: “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”

Ms. Meier — 4th Grade

I was born and raised in Kansas and graduated from Concordia University, Chicago with Bachelor's degrees in Education and Church Music. I have had the privilege of teaching in Lutheran schools in south Florida since 2004. In 2011, I received a Master's degree in Education from Barry University. I was blessed to become a part of the staff at Our Savior in the fall of 2012.

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6

Mrs. Becker — Language Arts (6th Grade Homeroom)

After graduating from Concordia University in Chicago, with a B.A. in Education, I accepted a Call to teach English at Walther Lutheran High School. The following summer, I married my husband, Jeremy, and we were Called to move to St. Louis. While there, I had the pleasure of teaching English at Lutheran High School South and, then, of being a stay-at-home mom for eight years. Thirteen years after moving to St. Louis, the Lord asked us to relocate again, this time to Florida. My husband serves as the DCE at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Weston. Our daughters, Mikayla and Natalie, both attend Our Savior Lutheran. I am blessed to be a part of the faculty of such a wonderful school, and I am thankful to be working with middle school students in both reading and language arts.

"Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." John 14:27

Mrs. Donovan — 2nd/3rd Grade Assistant

SAVING THE BEST FOR LAST ………..This well known adage reflects my years in the field of education. My classroom experience that includes Kindergarten, First Grade, and Fourth Grade began in 1969. Being a floating teacher assistant at Our Savior since 2004 has been a privilege and a blessing. I truly consider my years at Our Savior to be the BEST of all my experiences.

In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. Prov.3:6

Ms. Banford — Athletic Director & Computer Teacher

I started teaching in Florida in 2004, and I joined the teaching staff at Our Savior Lutheran School in 2007. Student success is what drives me to continue teaching. Every day I learn something new about my students and myself.
I hold my Master of Laws, LL.M, I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Social Science (K through 12) and a H.N.D in Sports Coaching and Development.

I am certified to teach in several areas; Social Science, Exceptional Students Education, and Physical Education.

"train up a child in the way he should go." Proverbs 22:6

Mr. Todd Bennett — Middle School Science and Math

Please join me in welcoming Mr. Todd Bennett, our new middle school science and math teacher. Mr. Bennett, who holds a Masters in education, brings with him a passion for science and math and for educating students.