Faith Lutheran School today announced that the school has hired Rev. Stephen W. Kieser to serve as the school's headmaster. Debi Tauschek was also hired to teach seventh and eighth grades and serve as athletic director.
Rev. Kieser was recruited to serve as headmaster after the school's former headmaster, Timothy Merritt of Plano, refocused his responsibilities at the school to serve as a full-time high school teacher as well as the school's technology director.
"Faith Lutheran School has provided a strong presence among private schools in the area for more than 35 years, so expanding our staff with the addition of Rev. Kieser as headmaster and Debi Tauschek as teacher and athletic director was a natural progression for us," Merritt said. "We are thrilled to add these two talented educators to our staff, because we know they are dedicated to providing excellent, high-quality, Christ-centered leadership and education for our students."
No stranger to education administration, Rev. Kieser served as principal at Faith Lutheran School in Plano from 1998 to 2003. Following that tenure at Faith Lutheran School, he attended seminary to become a pastor. Prior to joining rejoining Faith Lutheran School as headmaster, Rev. Kieser served as senior pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church in Darmstadt, Indiana.
"I look forward to using my experiences and interest in Lutheran doctrine and classical education to serve these children and bring them the Gospel of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ," said Rev. Kieser. "It is an honor to work with the outstanding staff at Faith Lutheran School to serve our students, their families, our church family and the community as a whole."
Rev. Kieser holds a Bachelor of Arts in secondary education and biology and a minor in mathematics from Concordia University in Ann Arbor Michigan, a Master of Arts in school administration from Concordia University in River Forest, Illinois, and a M.A. of theology in exegetical studies with a minor in systematic theology from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He is the current chairman of the board of directors of the Classical Consortium for Lutheran Education.
Rev. Kieser and his wife Julia have seven children. They reside in Plano.
Debi Tauschek was recruited to serve at Faith Lutheran School's seventh and eighth grade teacher, and will also serve as the school's athletic director.
Prior to joining Faith Lutheran School, Tauschek served as teacher and headmaster at Christ Lutheran Academy in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
Tauschek holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
Tauschek and her husband Patrick have two children. They reside in Plano.
About Faith Lutheran School
In 1971, the congregation of Faith Lutheran Church in Plano, Texas established a four-year-old preschool for children of the congregation. Since then, the school has grown and opened enrollment to others in the community on a tuition basis. Faith Lutheran School is fully accredited and currently provides classes from pre-school three-year-olds through grade 12. School curriculum is based on the classical model of education. The school's educational program also includes both sports and the fine arts. To learn more about Faith Lutheran School, please visit the school's web site at www.flsplano.org or call 972.423.7448.