Emanuel Lutheran School’s teachers are certified in their area of instruction. Most hold Master’s Degrees and have been teaching, on average, for 10 or more years.

Teacher assistants are assigned in Preschool and Kindergarten.

Here at Emanuel Lutheran School the entire faculty and staff are dedicated to sharing their love for the Lord with parents and students. They are committed to working together with parents to provide quality Christian education for the children in their care.

Mrs. Denise Norman
Principal at Emanuel Lutheran School

Mrs. Norman began her career as a dedicated Lutheran School Teacher while instructing sixth grade at Grace Lutheran School, Malverne, NY. 

She completed and holds a Master’s  from Hofstra University with a Reading Specialist degree.

Mrs. Norman was thrilled to join the Emanuel’s staff in 1996 as their Reading Teacher. 

Her responsibilities include,
Accelerated Reader/ Library Coordinator, Book Fair Chairperson, Honor School Coordinator, Author-Visit Coordinator, Speech Contest Coordinator, and Girl Scout Troop Organizer. 

Acknowledgments include, Lutheran School Teacher of the Year and Who’s Who Among American Teachers.

It is with much excitement that Mrs. Norman accepted the position of Principal at our school.

Mrs. Norman worships regularly at St. Luke Lutheran Church, in Dix Hills, New York, along with her husband, Rich, and daughters, Kirsten and Dana Lynn (both graduates of Emanuel Lutheran School). 

Her church activities include playing with the Adult Hand Bell Choir, helping to lead Women’s Bible Study, planning annual trips to the Women of Faith Conference, and a Co-coordinator of special events including Sights, Sounds and Smells of Christmas and the St. Luke Preschool Carnival. 

Mrs. Norman enjoys spending time with her family, reading in the garden and lately, completing Sudoku puzzles. She is grateful to God for the many blessings found in her family, dear friends and at Emanuel Lutheran School.

Francine Lawrence
Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Lawrence has worked at Emanuel Lutheran School since 2004. 

She started her working career as a paralegal for 18 years. When her children started middle school, she decided to “retire”. With too much time on her hands, Mrs. Lawrence began working part time at Emanuel as a Preschool Assistant. 

In 2012, the position of Administrative Assistant opened and she decided to accept the position. Mrs. Lawrence is an active member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, since 1988.

Her husband, Richard and two children, Richard and Alexandra, attended Emanuel Lutheran School. Both of her children keep her very busy. Mrs. Lawrence’s son plays travel hockey and her daughter is a competitive dancer. 

“Working at Emanuel is a blessing”. “Where else can you work and be around loving children all day, co-workers that respect you, and see your Pastor every day? ” (quote by: Mrs. Lawrence)

Hi, I’m Jennifer Quog.  Many of you know me from out in pre-school as a teacher’s assistant here at Emanuel.

I am so excited to be heading up the lunch program this year.  I recently completed the commercial culinary program at Boces.

This school year I will be serving more homemade food (less processed) and fresh fruit and vegetables at lunch.  I hope to introduce your children to new and local produce and to encourage healthy eating habits.

I love how GOD has brought my love of cooking and the kids of Emanuel together!





Mrs. Dee Darnell
Church Secretary

Mrs. Darnell has worked at Emanuel Lutheran since 1991.
She is described as kind, compassionate, caring and have learned so much about God in our lives here and tries to show it. 

Mrs. Darnell is married to Paul and have two grown sons. She also has three grandchildren who she loves to see and care for two days a week. She loves music, movies on T.V., reading, exercising and bicycling and now swimming at the YMCA!

Mrs. Darnell has expressed that she made many great friends here at Emanuel. They are very dear to her and are a part of her life.






Mrs. Young has been working at Emanuel Lutheran School since 1997. She is certified in Epi Pen, First Aid, AED, and CPR and has over 17 years with Patchogue-Medford Schools.

Armine Young
Emanuel Lutheran Health Office

Mrs. Young was married in 1982 to her husband Rich they have two sons. Her son, Brian is married and a Doctor of Pharmacy and Timothy is an Actor on Broadway and in Film.

Some of Mrs. Young’s hobbies include singing, directing a 70 voice children’s choir at my home church, interior designs, cooking and gardening. When her schedule permits, she enjoy teaching Emanuel kids to sing and sign up for special events.

Children have always been her heart. How awesome is that she can take care of their physical needs and encourage them in their spiritual walk with Christ. She’s loving the journey!