Immanuel Lutheran School - Medford, Wisconsin WELS Synod Church
Sharing God with our Community


 "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Proverbs 22:6




Joe Hering

Joseph Hering is the current principal of Immanuel Lutheran School and the 4th and 5th grade home room teacher.  He also teaches classes to the 6th-8th grade in a departmentalized setting.

Joseph grew up in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma before leaving to attend college in Minnesota.  Joseph received his teaching degree at Martin Luther college in New Ulm, Minnesota.  He has been given the privilege to serve at Immanuel since 2007.

Joseph is married to Kelly Hering who is the current 2nd & 3rd grade teacher at Immanuel.  They have two daughters Alison and Ava.

Have a comment or question, feel free to email Mr. Hering:


Sue beard

Sue Beard is currently teaching kindergarten and first grade at Immanuel. Sue has taught at Immanuel for 29 years.  She currently lives in Westboro and enjoys gardening, reading, spending time with family, friends, and pets.  Feel free to contact her on her cell phone at 715-905-1027, her home phone at 715-427-3596, or at


Kelly Hering

Mrs. Kelly Hering teaches 2nd and 3rd grade at Immanuel Lutheran School.  She graduated from Martin Luther College in 2004 and has been teaching since.  She has experience teaching grade 3K-8.  Previously she has served as the Director/Administrator/ PreK teacher at St. Luke's in Saginaw Michigan and as the Administrator at Little Lamb Academy.

During her free time Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband(Joseph, Principal and 4th and 5th teacher) and their two daughters. Please feel free to contact Kelly via email at:


Nate Dittrich

Mr. Nathan Dittrich (Mr. D ) is the 6th-8th grade homeroom teacher. He is also the athletic director. Sharing the Savior with children is his focus in the classroom and on the court. He has been blessed to serve at ILS since 2015.

Nate is husband to Elizabeth (2008) and father to Eli, Isaak and Ada. Nate grew up in Phoenix, AZ and attended Arizona Lutheran Academy before earning his B.S.E from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN in 2002.

Nate enjoys a wide range of activities. He coaches volleyball and other sports, sings in the choir, loves to travel, plays euchre and especially looks forward to time with his family. Contact Mr. D at



Mary Ellen is the Director for Little Lamb Academy of Medford since 2014. She graduated from Bethany Lutheran College (AA) and Concordia University St. Paul (BA). She also has received WELS certification through Martin Luther College. She has previously taught Kindergarten for 18 years and has been in working with child care centers for over 10 years.

Mary Ellen is from Minnesota, but enjoys the people of Medford, WI and their friendliness. She likes to crochet afghans for her family, sings in the senior choir and loves the dear children and families that the Lord sends her way through Little Lamb Academy.

For more information about Little Lamb Academy of Medford, please contact Ms. Lawson at 715-748-2911 or 608-317-6008 or by email at or



Carey is our school secretary/administrative assistant.  

Carey can be reached via email at