Upper Grade Teacher 5th-8th Grades (Physical Ed, Art, History, Literature)

Mr. Chris Poetter

Email: cpoetter@holycrossmadison.org

Mr. Chris Poetter begins his 28th teaching ministry as a principal and upper grade teacher here at Holy Cross Lutheran School. He and his wife, Ann, have 6 children and 2 grandchildren.

My teaching philosophy:

I believe that teachers have huge responsibilities in teaching our young students in the area of the mind, the body and also for the soul. 

My favorite Bible verse:

Philippians 4:13, "I can do everything through him who gives me strength."

Why consider a Holy Cross education:

Holy Cross Lutheran School assists parents in raising their child/children by using God's Word through every subject area.


Mr. Joel Koschnitzke

Email: jkoschnitzke@holycrossmadison.org

Mr. Koschnitzke begins his second year of teaching ministry in the upper grades, lower grades P.E. teacher and serving as athletic director here at Holy Cross Lutheran School. His wife, Rachel, works as the Kids Crossing Director. 

My teaching philosophy:

My teaching philosophy is to build relationships with my students that are rooted in Christ's love. To show them that they are unique, blood bought souls of Christ and how wonderful it is to go out into the world and share that saving message with everyone!

My favorite Bible verse:

My favorite portions of scripture are those verses that deal with worry. Verses such as John 16:33, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." Or the comforting section of Matthew 6:25-34!

Why consider a Holy Cross education:

Holy Cross is a special place where our values and objectives are much deeper than letter grades. We look to nurture students as they walk hand in hand with Christ! A relationship that will last them an eternity!

7th and 8th Grades 2019-2020 School Supply List

Our Seventh and Eighth Grade objectives are:

  • Teach our children the truths of God’s Word, preparing them for the challenges and tests they will encounter as they graduate and move on to high school
  • Lead them to grow in all core academic subject areas
  • Graduate students who are prepared and qualified for success at the secondary level and beyond
  • See them all in heaven!

Holy Cross Lutheran Church and School
734 Holy Cross Way
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608-249-3101 or email
Email: jpatten@holycrossmadison.org