Faculty and Staff
Pastor Martinho Sander
Senior PastorPastor Martinho Sander accepted our call in 2003. Twenty-five years earlier, under the guidance of Reverend Emeritus Wallace Oswald he served his vicarage here! Following his internship, he returned to Brazil and graduated in 1983. He accepted a call to Mt. Calvary in Milwaukee, where he served for thirteen years. Following which he served seven years at Good Shepherd in Sheboygan before returning to New Berlin. Pastor and his wife Joan, were married at Blessed Savior in 1980 and they have been blessed with three children; Magdalena, Christof and Emily.
Early Childhood Center Director and 4K TeacherMiss Leinss graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a minor in athletic coaching. Miss Leinss has been director and teacher at Blessed Savior for one year. She has 13 years of experience at teacher, director, principle, and admissions director under her belt. Miss Leinss has attended Lutheran schools all her life and greatly believes in the benefit that they can offer a student. She enjoys teaching and working with her students in experiencing the world that God created and sharing with her students the love of Jesus!
3K TeacherAnn is the 3K teacher. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education from Marian University. She has her Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education from UW-Whitewater. Ann has been teaching here since 1997. She had taught in the 4K program for 10 years before becoming the lead teacher for 3K. She loves teaching little ones about Jesus and helping students develop positive self concepts. Ann’s classroom is a very warm and nurturing experience for a child’s first school experience.
3K Teacher AssistantJanet is the 3K assistant teacher. She has an Associates Degree in Administrative Professional from WCTC and has taken the Early Childhood classes required by the State of Wisconsin. She has been an assistant teacher here since 2014 and has experience in 4K and childcare. Janet has worked in a corporate office for over 20 years, has volunteered in her children’s school for over 15 years, had done childcare in her home, and has taught Sunday School. Janet has been a member of Blessed Savior her entire life. She is married with three daughters and two dogs. Janet loves working with children to encourage a positive start to their education!
4K Extended Day TeacherShannon is a teacher in the Extended Day 4K classroom. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from UW-Stevens Point and her Master of Arts in Teaching degree at Cardinal Stritch University. She is certified to teach from pre-kindergarten through sixth grade. Shannon has been teaching here since 2007. She also has experience with in-home therapy for children with autism. She lives in Waukesha with her husband and three daughters, Peyton, Brea and Delaney. Shannon’s favorite part of teaching 4K is watching how much the children progress and learn from the beginning of the year to the end, and seeing the excitement in their eyes with each new discovery!
4K Extended Day TeacherMara started out at Blessed Savior by enrolling her daughter in our 3K program in 2014 and like it here so much, that she joined our team as a substitute and eventually as our 4K extended assistant in January of 2017. She enjoys working with children in all manners, but with her educational background in the Fine Arts, she truly loves to help them get a little messy working on their art projects! Mara is currently working on her Early Childhood certification. Outside of school, Mara enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, and their family dog, doing anything from playing games to fixing up their house. You can also find Mara here at Blessed Savior Sunday mornings attending church and teaching our youngest members in our early childhood Sunday School class.