Preschool Teacher Rachel Deem
rdeem@plsbremerton.org
About the Preschool Teacher...
Miss Rachel was born and raised in Bremerton, Washington. She attended Peace Lutheran from Preschool through eighth grade. She then went on to Olympic High School, where she first started taking early childhood classes, and then to Olympic college to continue. She has been working at Peace since 2002 in the daycare and aiding in the preschool and prekindergarten classrooms. Rachel enjoys sports, movies, and spending time with family and friends.

Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Julie Carpenter
jcarpenter@plsbremerton.org
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Kindergarten Teacher Rachel Sawyer
rsawyer@plsbremerton.org
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First Grade Teacher Jessica McQuillan
jmcquillan@plsbremerton.org
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Second Grade Teacher Catherine De Dominick-Hill
cdedominickhill@plsbremerton.org
About the First Grade Teacher...
Mrs. DeDominick-Hill graduated cum laude from the honors program at Concordia University, Portland. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education with a minor in Professional Church Work and art. Catherine grew up in a military family and has lived all around the nation including, the Midwest, Alaska, and even Canada. Mrs. DeDominick-Hill and her husband enjoy traveling and exploring new places. She loves to paint and draw, and she plays piano and guitar. She came to Peace in 2010.

Third Grade Teacher Terri Gierke
tgierke@plsbremerton.org
About the Third Grade Teacher...
Mrs. Gierke was born and raised in Bremerton and lives in Belfair. She graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Education. Her husband, Bruce, works as an Infrastructure Support Specialist for the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard. Terri and Bruce have two daughters, Tricia and Kaitlyn. Terri enjoys riding her horse, Smokey, walking her dogs, and gardening. Terri taught first and second grades and has been at Peace since 2000.​

Fourth Grade Teacher Lucas Stroud
lstroud@plsbremerton.org
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Fifth Grade Homeroom Teacher Suzanne Love
slove@plsbremerton.org
About the Fifth Grade Homeroom Teacher...
Mrs. Love was born in San Diego, California. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from San Diego State University. Suzanne received her Master of Science in Education from Old Dominion University. She has taught kindergarten in California, Central Kitsap and Bremerton School Districts. She is married to Chris, and has two sons, Austin and Matthew. Her family has been at Peace since 2008.

Sixth Grade Homeroom Teacher Sheri Juszczak
sjuszczak@plsbremerton.org
About the Sixth Grade Homeroom Teacher...
Mrs. Juszczak was born in Gardena, California. She attended Christ Lutheran School in San Pedro, Trinity Lutheran School and Concordia Lutheran High School in Portland, Oregon, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Concordia University in Portland. She has taught at Concordia Lutheran School in Tacoma, Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Scottsbluff Public Schools in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and in the Bremerton Public Schools. Sheri’s husband, John, is retired. She has three sons, Will, Martin and Erik (all Peace graduates), two step-children, Matt and Aly, who live in Oregon, and two grandchildren. Sheri has been a teacher at Peace since 1990 and teaches middle school and 6th grade homeroom. Mrs. Juszczak was born in Gardena, California. She attended Christ Lutheran School in San Pedro, Trinity Lutheran School and Concordia Lutheran High School in Portland, Oregon, and earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Education from Concordia University in Portland. She has taught at Concordia Lutheran School in Tacoma, Suburban Bethlehem Lutheran School in Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Scottsbluff Public Schools in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and in the Bremerton Public Schools. Sheri’s husband, John, is retired. She has three sons, Will, Martin and Erik (all Peace graduates), two step-children, Matt and Aly, who live in Oregon, and two grandchildren. Sheri has been a teacher at Peace since 1990 and teaches middle school and 6th grade homeroom.

Seventh / Eighth Grade Homeroom Teacher Neil Rutan
nrutan@plsbremerton.org
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Music Teacher Daniel Petrich
dpetrich@plsbremerton.org
About the Music Teacher...
​Mr. Petrich has lived throughout Minnesota his entire life before receiving God’s call to Peace Lutheran. He graduated from Concordia University St. Paul where he received his Bachelor of Arts in church music under the direction of Dr. David Mennicke. He also received a minor in Lutheran Theology, meeting the requirements for his certification to become a Director of Parish Music. His primary emphasis of study was in conducting and clarinet. While studying to become a Director of Parish Music, Mr. Petrich also studied K-12 music education. While at Concordia he gained the knowledge, understanding, and responsibility needed to lead his fellow Christians in song.