We Welcome You To Immanuel With Open Arms!
Dr. Joy Mullaney
Welcome Principal Dr. Mullaney!
The degrees Dr. Joy Mullaney presents are as follows: BS in Middle School Education, MS in Secondary Education, Ph.D. in Education Administration. Her Illinois licensures include: K-8 Elementary, and 6-12 Secondary with math, middle school, and superintendent endorsements.
Dr. Mullaney’s experience in education includes several years of teaching middle school math (grades 6 – 8), and summer elementary school math (grades 1 – 5) in both urban and suburban public schools. In Elmhurst SD 205, she served as the math department chair, gifted coordinator, site-based management team member, summer school principal, and on the district leadership cadre.
As the principal of Hawthorn Middle School South, in Vernon Hills SD 73, Dr. Mullaney took a leadership role in the new principal mentorship program in Lake County, led and presented RtI curriculum/schedule design for middle school math interventions, assisted in the transition to standards-based reporting, led the Illinois ISAFE state initiative, and hosted the Hong Kong Middle School Leadership cohort.
Dr. Mullaney has served several Lutheran schools in Chicago and the suburbs as principal in PK – 8 and high school schools. She has served as an independent contractor for the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) as the lead evaluator of Illinois nonpublic school recognition; she is well versed in the ISBE recognition process and requirements. She has also served on many Lutheran school accreditation teams.
Most recently Dr. Mullaney served the Concordia University Chicago College of Education as the director of field experience for public and Lutheran teacher candidates for both undergraduate and graduate candidates; she oversaw the progress of all student teachers. She hired and mentored student teacher supervisors as well as created and maintained Lutheran and public-school partnerships.
Joy and her husband Doug are empty nesters living in Wheaton; they love hanging out together in Eagle River Wisconsin especially Eagle Lake on the chain whenever possible. Doug is a recently retired Athletic Director from Community High School SD 94. They have six adult children and five adorable grandchildren.
Dr. Mullaney has immersed herself as a part of the Immanuel church and school team; her actual start date was April 6 just a few weeks after remote learning started. Although she has met many of the parents in person and through zoom cafés, she looks forward to partnering with the entire Immanuel community.
Welcome Kristy Heimsoth!
Miss Heimsoth comes to us with experience. Her role will be to teach kindergarten and coordinate special education. Kristy is currently serving as an early childhood teacher at Concordia University in River Forest. She has served as a mentor for student teachers, is well versed in problem-based learning models, and understands the importance of building strong relationships with children and their families.
Prior to serving at the Concordia Early Childhood Center, she taught preschool at Good Shephard Lutheran School in Elgin, and student taught at Trinity Lutheran in Wahiawa Hawaii teaching, both Grade 2 and kindergarten; engaging students with hands on strategies supported by technology was a part of her experiences.
Kristy earned her bachelor’s and a master’s degrees from Concordia University Chicago in River Forest in Lutheran Childhood Education and in Childhood Education, respectively.
Middle School Science Teacher
Welcome Anna Wozniak!
Anna is a Northern Illinois University graduate who has a major in middle school education for science and math. She has science teaching experience at a few schools in District U-46 and District 15. She has experience with in-class teaching as well as online. Anna has also been involved with her university’s STEM program. She was a camp counselor for their summer camp. During that time, she worked with robotics and physical science camps.
This summer, Anna has been planning and getting ready for this coming year. She has been planning lessons for her science classes and thinking of ideas for projects for her STEM classes.
Anna is an Immanuel alumna that is excited to come back and be a part of the community. She looks forward to meeting her new students and get started in this school year. Anna’s main priority for this school year is creating bonds with her students and making learning fun while keeping students safe and healthy.