K-8 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
At King of Kings Lutheran School, we offer a unique educational experience that centers around Jesus Christ and prepares students for the 21st century. Our multi-grade classroom setting provides a real-world learning environment that extends beyond traditional education.
What Sets Us Apart:
- Christian Values: We offer a unique Christ-centered curriculum that integrates faith into every aspect of your child's learning journey. We believe that nurturing your child's spiritual development is just as important as their intellectual and social growth.
- Multi-Grade Classroom Excellence: Our classrooms bring together students of different ages and abilities, mirroring the diverse nature of the real world. In these settings, students not only grow academically but also develop essential social skills.
- Personalized Learning: Teachers build lasting relationships with their students, guiding them for two or more years. This deep connection enables us to understand each child's unique learning style and needs, ensuring a tailored education.
- 21st Century Skills: Beyond academic excellence, our curriculum equips students with the skills they need to thrive in the modern world. They learn to collaborate, adapt, and communicate effectively with peers of varying backgrounds and abilities.
Join our community at King of Kings Lutheran School and discover how our Christ-centered education prepares students for a successful future while fostering a strong foundation in faith and character. Contact us today to learn more a schedule a visit to King of Kings Lutheran School. Together we can provide your child with a strong foundation for lifelong success.
Meet Our K-8 Grade Teachers!
Mrs. Nancy Sanchez
I have the privilege of teaching kindergarten here at King of Kings Lutheran School. I hold a dual degree from Long Beach State University in Child Psychology and Health Education, and completed a five-year program in doctrinal studies from Martin Luther College in Minnesota. I have also completed many courses in Early Childhood and Special Education, constantly striving to update my education and my curriculum.
I have been teaching God’s precious lambs at King of Kings Lutheran School for over 20 years. These have been rewarding years full of joys, hugs, and laughter. One of life’s greatest rewards is seeing my former students grow into strong Christian adults, thanks to the foundation of a solid Christian education that they have received here at King of Kings Lutheran School. Some of these former students include my own four daughters who are former students at King of Kings Lutheran School. It warms my heart to see that the family of friends they made at King of Kings Lutheran School is still active in their lives today.
God has truly blessed King of Kings Lutheran School with a strong academic program based upon His Word. I am a member of a loving, talented staff that cares about the students and their families. We strive to prepare the children for the present, for the future, and for eternity. To God be the glory.
Grades 1 and 2
Mrs. Mary Plocher
Mrs. Mary Plocher was born and raised in Crete, IL, where she attended Lutheran Elementary School, as well as Illinois Lutheran High School. She graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.
After marrying Jon Plocher in 1995, she moved to California where she served as a kindergarten teacher at Living Word Lutheran School in Mission Viejo. She held various teaching positions in Houston, Texas and taught kindergarten and first grade in Tampa, FL as she also raised her family of four.
Mrs. Plocher enjoys traveling, working in her yard, and spending time with her family. She loves using her musical gifts and talents to direct numerous choirs, teach piano lessons, and play the organ and piano.
Grades 6, 7, and 8
Principal, Mr. Jon Plocher
Jon was born and raised in Michigan where he attended Lutheran elementary schools. After graduating high school from Michigan Lutheran Seminary, he attended Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota. He graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. He was first assigned to teach here at King of Kings Lutheran School where he taught grades 5-6 from 1995 to 2000. He then accepted a call to teach at Christ the Lord Lutheran in Houston, Texas, from 2000 to 2004. There he taught grades 3-5 for one year before switching to grades 6-8 and serving as the school principal. In 2004 he accepted a call to teach grades 4-6 at Bay Pines Lutheran School in Seminole, Florida. After serving there for ten years, he accepted a call to return to King of Kings in 2014 to teach grades 6-8. In 2018, he also accepted the call to be the school’s principal. During this time, he graduated from Martin Luther College with a master’s degree in educational leadership.
In 1995, Jon married his wife, Mary. They have four children and one grandchild. In his free time he enjoys fishing, traveling, rooting for his Michigan sports teams, and playing games. His favorite Bible passage is 1 Peter 3:18, “But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever, Amen!” He is excited to help the students of our school grow in their faith in Jesus.
I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. After completing my seminary training, I started as a pastor in Santa Ana, CA in 2001. Since then, I have served as a pastor in Texas, northern California, and Wisconsin as well. My wife, Jessica, and I were married in July of 2002. We have been blessed with four children. Two of our children still attend King of Kings. We live in the house next to the school. I enjoy working in the school teaching catechism to the 6-8th graders and leading in our weekly chapel on Wednesday mornings.