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In Our CLC Classrooms —

Meet: Ted Quade

Ted Quade is currently the principal and upper-grade teacher at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Ted was called to open a school there in 1993. Just this year they were able to add another full-time teacher, Ruth Eserhut, to their staff.

Ted attended the Christian day school in Markesan, Wisconsin, near their family farm. He continued his education at Immanuel Lutheran High School and College and graduated in 1978 with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education. He also took several courses at Mankato State University.

Upon graduating from ILC he taught at St. Luke’s Lutheran School in Lemmon, South Dakota from 1978-80. In 1981 he married Georgine Rieger of Lemmon and returned to the Markesan area to farm. Soon afterward he was called to fill a vacancy at Faith Lutheran in Markesan. He accepted the call and taught there until 1986, when he decided to return to farming. He once again returned to the classroom in 1987, after accepting a call to teach at Immanuel School in Winter Haven, Florida. He taught there until 1993 when he accepted the call to Hales Corners.

One of Ted’s favorite aspects of teaching is visiting with former students and finding out what they are doing with their lives. His favorite classroom saying is: “Wear the Lord on your sleeve, don’t hide Him in your pocket!” Religion and history are his favorite subjects to teach. Outside of school Ted enjoys reffing basketball games and gardening.

Ted and Georgine have two children. Nathan is a high school freshman at ILC and Rachel (age 12) is taught by her father.

Thanks for the years of dedicated service in our synod’s schools.


Meet: Ruth Eserhut

Ruth Eserhut is currently teaching at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hales Corners, Wisconsin. Ruth attended Immanuel Lutheran High School and College and graduated with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education in May, 1996. As part of her schooling experience, she student-taught at Holy Cross Church in Phoenix, Arizona.

Outside the classroom Ruth enjoys singing, writing, traveling, hiking, swimming, and cross-country skiing. Ruth is the daughter of Donald and Rhoda Eserhut. Rhoda is teaching in our Christian day school at Luther Memorial Church, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.