St. Paul’s Lutheran School, under the power of the Triune God,

strives to help children reach their full potential

as Christian citizens of the world.

Head Teacher
Dru Lutkehus

Kindergarten and 1st Grade

Greetings from Dru Lutkehus, Headteacher, Kindergarten, and 1st-grade teacher at St. Paul’s.  I have a Bachelors Degree and Lutheran Teacher’s Diploma from Concordia University in Seward, Nebraska.  Prior to coming to St. Paul’s I taught first and second grade at Bethlehem Lutheran School and Kindergarten at St. John’s Lutheran School in the Cleveland, Ohio area.  After moving back to Nebraska, I was a full-time mom until our sons were in middle school.  I was then employed by Creek Valley Schools in Chappell as a paraprofessional, half time teacher, and personal tutor. This is the 16th year that I have been privileged to serve at St. Paul’s.

My husband is Edward Lutkehus and we live on a wheat farm near Chappell, Nebraska.  We also have a custom combining business.  We were blessed with two sons and their wives and three grandsons.

I enjoy gardening, reading, and sewing of all kinds as well as making banners for church and other occasions.  I am a Sunday School teacher for our middle-aged youth and am active in other church affairs.  I belong to the Tri-County Choir that performs two cantatas each year.  I am also a volunteer EMT with the Chappell Ambulance Service.

It is an honor to serve my Lord at St. Paul’s.  Watching the children grow in their faith as well as academically is what keeps me in the classroom.

Brooke Anderson

3 & 4-year-old Preschool & CO-TEACHER FOR 4TH AND 5TH GRADE

Hello, my name is Brooke Anderson and I have gained the amazing privilege of becoming the Pre-School teacher at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.  In the Spring of 2020, I graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and for student teaching, I was a first-grade teacher at Prairie Wind Elementary in Cheyenne, WY. 

With having two brothers that were very athletic growing up and my mom being very interested in the arts, I have gained many hobbies and interests over the years.  Those include watching baseball, basketball, and football, drawing, singing, coloring, creating, and learning as much as possible about the Word of the Lord.  My goal as the new Pre-School teacher is to bring support, a smiling face, and help in any way that I can over the time that I am blessed to be a part of this amazing community.


Grace Brott

2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher

Hi, I am Grace Brott.  I completed my Bachelor’s from Chadron State in secondary education via correspondence while I was the nanny to a family w/4 little girls in New Jersey.  Upon my return to Nebraska, I was the teacher in a country school up by Merritt Reservoir and decided my real calling was elementary so I went back and got my Elementary Endorsement from UNK. My husband Bill, and I live on the farm where his mother grew up.  We have 3 wonderful children!  The older 2 both attended St. Paul’s.  Tristan will be a senior at UNL, Cora will be a freshman at UNL and Sarah will be a fifth-grader at Paxton. I have done extensive substituting, including some long-term.  I taught the older Preschool class here for 3 years and loved preparing such eager learners for Kindergarten.  I worked at Paxton for 5 years–teaching Language to Kindergarteners, English to a student, as well as working as a para. to an assortment of children w/a wide range of needs.  I’m excited to be back @ St. Paul’s and being able to share Jesus openly w/students. This will be my 2nd year teaching grades 1-2 here at St. Paul’s Lutheran.
I enjoy reading when I can find the time and following my children’s activities.  I have taught Sunday School for many years, and am currently the Sunday School  Supt at St. John’s Lutheran Church.

Jessamyn Johnson

Co-Teacher for 4th and 5th grade

My name is Jessamyn Johnson. I live at Lake McConaughy with my husband, Colby. We enjoy golf, kayaking and hiking, as well as traveling. I love to read and be creative by decorating my home, painting and photography. I graduated from Ogallala High School in 2011, and received my Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Museum Studies from Chadron State College in 2015. I have been a substitute teacher for three years and am currently the Program Director of Kids Oasis. I enjoy working with students of all ages and helping them learn new things.