ELHS

Faculty and Staff

Mr. David Habeck

Mr. David Habeck

Principal

Phone: 253-946-4488   Emailprincipal@elhs.org   Education: 1974 – BS Education, Martin Luther College     Teaching responsibilities: Religion

Mr. Habeck was born and raised in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. During his elementary school years, he attended Immanuel Lutheran School. For high school he journeyed 30 miles south to attend Manitowoc Lutheran High School. After attending Wisconsin Lutheran Teaching College for one (and its final) year, he concluded his college training at (D)MLC in New Ulm, Minnesota. Mr. Habeck’s teaching career of service to the Lord began in a one-room schoolhouse in Iron Ridge, Wisconsin called Zum Kripplein Christi.

Mr. Habeck has been happily married to his wife Gretchen for 44 years. They have six children and are blessed with 12 grandchildren. Mr. Habeck enjoys his spare time sharing it with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He is a Wisconsin sports fan of the Brewers, Bucks, Packers, and Badgers (and Washington Huskie football).

Mr. Ryan Schmeling

Mr. Ryan Schmeling

Director of Mission Advancement

Phone: 253-946-4488   Cell: 715-220-1442   Emailrschmeling@elhs.org   Education:  BS Education, Martin Luther College   Teaching responsibilities: Finanical Literacy

Mr. Schmeling grew up in Menomonie, WI and graduated in 2007 from St. Croix Lutheran High School in West St. Paul, MN.  He attended the University of Wisconsin – River Falls majoring in Health and Human Performance, pursing physical therapy and coaching.  He transferred to Martin Luther College and graduated in 2013 with a double major in Elementary and Secondary Education and a minor in coaching.  In 2012 Mr. Schmeling taught English for one semester in South Korea, before he was assigned to his first call to Grace Lutheran Grade School in Portland, OR.

He met his wife Kimberly (Matthies) at Martin Luther College and they were married May 2, 2014.  Kimberly, a former Kindergarten/1st grade teacher, is now a lead flight attendant for SeaTac Airport with Skywest Airlines.  The Schmelings enjoy traveling as well as enjoy the outdoors and spending time hiking and kayaking. The Schmelings are members at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Tacoma.

 

Mrs. Lacey Sorn

Mrs. Lacey Sorn

Guidance Counselor/Registrar/Math Department Head

Phone: 253-946-4488   Emaillsorn@elhs.org   Teaching responsibilities: Physics, Calculus, Geometry, Algebra 1, Algebra 2   Additional responsibilities: Volleyball coach, Knowledge Bowl coach

Mrs. Sorn is a graduate of Martin Luther College and is married to Principal Brent Sorn of Parkland Lutheran School in Tacoma. Mrs. Sorn has been teaching for 12 years at the high school level and brings excitement and expertise to our math department. Principal and Mrs. Sorn have two children and are members at Parkland Lutheran Church.

 

Mr. Philip Bunkowske

Mr. Philip Bunkowske

Athletic Director/Teacher

Phone: 253-946-4488   Emailpbunkowske@elhs.org   Education: B.S. in Education, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota, 2017   Teaching responsibilities: Physical Education, Health, US History, Study Skills   Additional responsibilities: Head Football Coach, Head Girls Basketball Coach

Mr. Bunkowske is a 2017 graduate of Martin Luther College. Some of his hobbies include watching the Minnesota Vikings, hiking, kayaking, and exploring the PNW with his wife, Karly.

Mr. Joe Schmudlach

Mr. Joe Schmudlach

Recruitment Director/Teacher

Phone: 253-946-4488   Email: jschmudlach@elhs.org  Education: B.S. in Education – Spanish, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota   Teaching responsibilities: Spanish 1, 2 & 3, Religion, Geography, Weight Lifting   Additional responsibilities: Head Baseball Coach

Mr. Schmudlach is a 2015 graduate of Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. Mr. Schmudlach has taught Spanish in Minnesota for three years at Hutchinson public School, Minnesota State University (teaching assistant/graduate student), and Cleveland Public School. He has also taught ESL in Lima, Peru and guided high schoolers throughout Latin America

 

Mr. Josh Enstad

Mr. Josh Enstad

Technology Director/Teacher

Phone: 253-946-4488   Email: jenstad@elhs.org  Education: B.S. in Education, Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota, 2019   Teaching responsibilities: Chemistry, Anatomy, General Science, Computer Applications

Mr. Enstad was born and raised in Andover, Minnesota. He attended Cross of Christ in Coon Rapids, MN for K-8 and attended high school at Luther Preparatory School in Watertown, WI, living in the dormitories. He and his wife Maggie moved to the PNW in the summer of 2019.

Mr. Enstad loves to observe the wonders of God’s creation, both big and small. He also enjoys the beauty of music, hiking, playing tennis, and playing board games with family and friends.

Mrs. Jodi Wosje

Mrs. Jodi Wosje

Teacher

Phone: 253-946-4488   Email: jwosje@elhs.org  Education: B.A., Music Education, Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota,Synod certification through Martin Luther College, New Ulm, Minnesota Teaching responsibilities: Freshmen Music, Concert Choir, Band   Additional responsibilities: Festival Choir, Pep Band, TELSS Band Program

Jodi Wosje came to Evergreen in 1998, taking on the choirs and beginning a high school band program. A year later she started the TELSS grade school band program which has included up to eight different WELS and ELS grade schools between 1999 and 2013. She is a graduate of Bethany Lutheran College (Mankato, MN) and Gustavus Adolphus College (St. Peter, MN). Mrs. Wosje enjoys reading, sports, cheering for the Green Bay Packers, and music (of course!). She has been married to husband David for one year, and the two of them enjoy traveling together, camping, hiking, the great outdoors (especially their favorite place—Mt. Rainier), and visiting family.

 

Mrs. Bonnie Wilcox

Mrs. Bonnie Wilcox

Teacher

Phone: 253-946-4488   Email: bwilcox@elhs.org    Teaching responsibilities: English 12, Art

 

Evergreen Lutheran High School
7306 Waller Rd E | Tacoma, WA 98443 | ph: 253-946-4488 | fax: 253-529-9475 | email@elhs.org