Congratulations Central Lutheran School Class of 2021

2021 Lutheran Education Association’s

Distinguished Lutheran Early Childhood Teacher ~ Mrs. Becky McKinney


Mrs. Becky McKinney, Preschool Teacher at Central Lutheran School, is the 2021 Lutheran Education Association’s Distinguished Lutheran Early Childhood Teacher.

This award is given annually to one early childhood educator in the country.

Mrs. McKinney has been teaching for 16 years at Central Lutheran School in Newhall, Iowa, where she also serves on a variety of committees and volunteers to help with extra-curricular activities. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, with a double major in early childhood and elementary education. Becky also earned a Master’s in early childhood education from Concordia Nebraska. She was previously honored as Early Childhood Educator of the Year by the LCMS Iowa District East.

In support of Becky’s submission, one of her nominators said, “Building relationships is one of Becky’s passions. She instills friendly, respectful, and loving relationships among her students. Every child is made to feel special. She listens intently to each child’s story. Most importantly, Ms. McKinney encourages each child’s relationship with Jesus. She is conscientious about incorporating faith and the love of Jesus into everything she teaches.”

Ms. McKinney was honored by Jonathan Laabs, Executive Director, for the Lutheran Education Association on Friday, May 14th, 2021, at Central Lutheran School, prior to the school’s Spring Concert where a reception followed.

2021-22 Official School Year Calendar

2021-22 Official School Calendar

2021-2022 Registration is here!

February 15 – Registration open to new families

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Forward in Faith – Rebuild Central Lutheran School

Thank you for all of the support and prayers as we rebuild!  Donations can be made to the GoFundMe page (link above)  or checks can be mailed to the school (Forward in Faith fund).


We would love to show you Central Lutheran School!  We are welcoming families with children Preschool-8th Grade.  Schedule a visit today!

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