My name is Erik Gravley and I am the 5th Grade Teacher at Zion Lutheran School. I received my degree in Elementary Education from Southwest Minnesota State University and taught for seven years in Alternative and Special Education. I left teaching to pursue business interests and owned Lake Andrew Resort in Alexandria for 23 years. After selling the resort I worked at the Douglas County Jail as a correctional officer then program coordinator. My wife, Sarah, and I have two children who have attended Zion School since pre-school. We have been actively involved in both the Church and School since joining and I am excited to be part of a staff that cares for not only the social and academic needs of the children, but also helps to grow their Faith.