Mrs. Debbie Wagner

Hi, my name is Debbie Wagner – this year, I will begin my 22nd year of teaching at St. John. I have worked with children for over 25 years. I am a graduate of St. John Lutheran, Defiance High School and The Defiance College. I have designed, implemented and taught the Parents & 2’s classes. I have also taught 3’s, 4’s, and our multi-age classes. This year, I will be teaching the 3 & 5 day AM four year olds and the 3 & 5 Day PM four year olds.
I am married to a wonderful man Mark, and we have four children Nicole, Graham, Kane, and Adam all who attended St. John Lutheran School.
Our grandchildren, Harper and Bradley, and Tatum live in Lake Worth, FL with our daughter and her husband, Bryce Beilharz. Our son Graham and his wife Ashley live in Cincinnati, and have a baby girl Greer. My son Adam and his wife Kirsten call Fairview Park, Ohio their home, with their son Ezekiel, while our son Kane resides in Defiance.
I am passionate about Project Based Learning in the early childhood classroom, where children investigate, collaborate, and share topics of their interest.  This year I will be implementing “Godly Play” during Jesus Time – children will use a variety of natural materials to act out a variety of our Bible stories!

Mission Statement

My mission is to prepare each child with 21st century skills while learning about the free gift of grace that God provides them!

Favorite Bible Verse

Philippians 4:13
I can do all this through him who gives me strength.