Teachers & Support Team

When applicable, links are provided for classroom work.

Administrator | Pre-K | K | 1st | 2nd | 3rd | 4th | 5th | 6th | 7th | 8th | Support


Jayci Barnettjaycibarnett@gmail.com

I am so excited to be teaching at St. Mark's this year! I consider it an honor and a blessing. I am married to my husband Caleb and we live in Sparta with our two dogs Rocky and Titan. I am looking forward to a successful and fun-filled year with your child in preschool.


Andrea Blazier | growingkinders2@gmail.com

I'm married to my husband Brian. God has blessed us with two beautiful children: Ellyce, who is 10; and Gannon, who is 4. I graduated from University of Phoenix with my Masters in Elementary Education and cannot wait to start teaching! Teaching Kindergarten has been a dream of mine since I decided to go back to school. I'm so blessed to be able to teach Kindergarten at St. Mark's! I look forward to teaching and meeting new families this year.

First Grade

Suzie Malawy | sci_teacher03@yahoo.com

From Nashville (llinois), I graduated from SIU-C in 2001 with a BS in Elementary Education and endorsements in Middle School Language Arts and Social Science. I am excited to be joining the staff at St. Mark's for the upcoming school year. I have many exciting things planned. Thank you for letting me join your school family.

Second Grade

Deanna Bowlin | info@stmarkslutheran.com

I grew up in Steeleville and attended St.Mark’s for kindergarten through eighth grade. I graduated from SIU/Carbondale in 2004 with my teaching degree. This is my 10th year at St. Mark’s. I have a love for technology and enjoy teaching and using it in my classroom.



Third Grade

Susan Schwarz | info@stmarkslutheran.com

Sue has been teaching at St. Mark’s since 1979. She has taught 3rd grade, 5th grade, and Kindergarten. Her husband of 39 years, Dwayne, is a farmer. They have 3 grown children: Eric, Nathan, and Rebecca. They have 3 grandchildren: Kaleb, Karlye, and Silas.

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Fourth Grade & Administrator & Athletic Director

Larry Luedders | info@stmarkslutheran.com

At St. Mark's since 1998, Larry is a graduate of Concordia University/Seward, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education, majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Physical Science. Ann, his wife, is a preschool teacher at St. John's Lutheran Church in Sparta.

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5th Grade

Angela Carter | mrsacarter76@gmail.com

I married my best friend Jack 14 years ago and gained two wonderful boys. Then God blessed us with a son. Andrew is 14, Anthony is 18, and Austin is 20. We are expecting our first grandbaby this fall. The greatest gift in my life has been having these four men a part of it. I graduated from SIUC with a degree in Elementary Education four years ago. I am so excited for the opportunity to teach at St. Mark’s! I look forward to meeting all my students and their families.

6th Grade

Megan Bradleymegmbradley@hotmail.com

I am so excited to be teaching junior high English and Literature at St. Mark’s this year! I grew up in Steeleville and now live in Percy. In 2011 I graduated from SEMO with a degree in education and have since been an aide and a substitute teacher. This will be my first year teaching and I feel blessed to be spending it at St. Mark’s.

7th Grade

Carol Zobel | info@stmarkslutheran.com

A 1975 graduate of Concordia University/River Forest with an English major, Carol has taught at St. Mark's since 1997. She is married to Jim, also a Lutheran educator, and has two sons, Danny and Peter.


8th Grade



Misty Smith

Church Secretary

Kathy Troue

Pre-K Aide

Robin Knop


Sandy Fortner

School Secretary






CHURCH: 105 North Garfield, Steeleville, IL 62288 | (618) 965-3192 | info@stmarksteeleville.com

SCHOOL: 504 N James St, Steeleville, IL 62288 | (618) 965-3838 | info@stmarksteeleville.com