Mr. Dan Grunewald

Grades 7 & 8

From Mr. Grunewald:

I love teaching middle school students at our school and watching as they grow in their knowledge and love for God.

I started off in Ohio, the fourth of five children. My father was the pastor of a mission church in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio at the time. When I was in second grade, my family moved to Wisconsin when my father accepted a call to a small country church, St. Paul’s Lutheran, near Mount Calvary.

I attended Winnebago Lutheran Academy in Fond du Lac for high school, where I also participated in cross country and track. I graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota in 1996 with a Bachelor’s Degree and Synod certification to teach elementary school and high school, with a major in science. In my fifth year of college I was chosen to represent Martin Luther College at the Nobel Peace Conference at Gustavus Adolphus College. 

My first call into the teaching ministry was to a WELS school in Milwaukee in 1996 to teach upper grade science and 8th grade along with the duties of athletic director, assistant principal, and coaching. 

In 2014 I completed my Wisconsin State Teacher certification for middle school and high school (with a focus in science) at Wisconsin Lutheran College. 

I have a love for hiking, fishing, hunting, and the great outdoors and love spending time with my two dogs Remington and Serabi. 

Favorite Bible Passage

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

Ephesians 2:8-9

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