Joel Burmeister

Joel Burmeister

Joel Burmeister

7th & 8th Grade

Winona, MN, is my hometown where I grew up in a family of five boys. I graduated from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN, in 1987. My first 15 years of teaching were at two Lutheran elementary schools in Wisconsin--St. John's in Burlington, and Trinity in Brillion. I served as principal of those two schools for 11 of those teaching years. Since then, I have taught high school mathematics at two Lutheran high schools, Arizona Lutheran Academy in Phoenix (10 years) and St. Croix Lutheran Academy in St. Paul (9 years). I earned my Master's Degree in Secondary Education from Northern Arizona University in 2006. 
My wife, Lori, and I have been blessed with three children. They have married wonderful spouses and are spread across the parts of the Mid- and Southwest. (Milwaukee, Nashville, and Phoenix). We have three grandchildren that are growing up in Milwaukee.

Hobbies & Interests Include:
Hiking, landscaping/gardening, track and cross country coaching, getting our dogs exercised

Favorite Quote:
"Enthusiasm is common. Endurance is rare."  (Angela Duckworth in Grit )

Favorite Bible Passage:
“The Lord, the Lord, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin."  Exodus 34:6,7