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I enjoy being at Zion Lutheran School where I am able to share my Christian faith with students every day. I previously taught in Texas, Nebraska, and southern Minnesota. My husband and I enjoy taking trips across the United States, observing the beautiful world that God has created. 

Principal & 5/6 Grade

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I have a BA in Elementary Education and am certified in Family and Early Childhood Education through Concordia University, St. Paul. I have a love for working with Preschoolers and helping them grow through "play". I enjoy walking, time at the lake and spending time with my husband Jeff and our four grown children. 


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Rachel Harbig

I Graduated from Concordia St. Paul and have been teaching for over 25 years. I am married to my husband Dallas. We have two adult children. I enjoy crosstitching and gardening. 

1st Grade

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I received my teaching degree from Concordia University St. Paul and have been teaching for over twenty years. I am married and have three adult children and two grandchildren. I enjoy time with my family, teaching, hiking, camping, traveling, and trying to stay physically fit.

3rd Grade

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I grew up in the Alexandria area and have been teaching in the upper grades at Zion since the fall of 2000. I am a graduate of the University  of Minnesota-Morris and I recently completed the Lutheran Teacher Colloquy program through Concordia University Education Network to obtain my Lutheran Teacher certification. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Jeff, and my three children.

7/8 Grade

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Kaitlyn Dyrstad

I grew up in Alexandria and graduated from Alexandria Area High School in 2017. After high school I continued my education at Alexandria Technical College and graduated with an Early Childhood Education License in spring of 2019. I am excited to see what this year brings! I enjoy spending time with my nephews, time outdoors, scrapbooking, and reading. 

Part-time Pre-K

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Senior Pastor 


It has been a joy to serve as the Sr. Pastor at Zion since March of 2019. My wife, Rachel, and I have been married for 20 years and have been blessed with three children. When I am not at church I enjoy racquetball, reading spy novels and sports, especially the great and glorious Green Bay Packers. Did I mention I am from Wisconsin? My greatest joy in life however, is sharing the truth of God's Word and grace of God in Jesus Christ who brings new life and eternal life to the world.

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I grew up in the Alexandria area and I am a Zion School Alumni. I graduated from Concordia University, St. Paul in 2010. After graduating I taught at St. Peters Lutheran School in Edina, before returning home to Zion. I have a passion for child development and want to support each child as they begin their educational and spiritual journey. I enjoy spending time away from work with my husband  and chasing after our three children. 

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2nd Grade


I graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin in 2017 with an Early Childhood Education degree. When I'm not teaching, I enjoy running marathons, camping, hiking and visiting ice cream shoppes!

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4th Grade


I am originally from Perham, MN. I graduated from Concordia University, St. Paul. After teaching at a Lutheran school in Florida for many years, my husband and I moved to Alexandria and began teaching in 2005 at Zion.

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Part-time Middle School


I am the part-time middle school teacher. I grew up in Alexandria, attended Zion Lutheran School, and graduated from Jefferson Senior High School. I graduated from Minnesota State University Moorhead with a degree in Elementary Inclusive Education. I taught second grade at St. Paul's Lutheran School in Perham, MN prior to returning to Alexandria. 

Call Us: 320-763-4842

Email: Zionschool@zionalex.org                          

Find Us: 300 Lake Street, Alexandria, MN 56308

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