Claire Hirsch, First Grade 

I feel blessed to begin my teaching ministry at St. Matthew’s! I graduated from St. Matt’s in 2014, so it’s exciting to be back! I look forward to sharing God’s word with His little lambs daily.

I graduated from Martin Luther College in 2022 with a degree in elementary education and have been serving at the Early Childhood Learning Center in New Ulm as an assistant teacher in preschool. 
I married my husband, Dave, in June of 2021 and in May of this year, he graduated from MLC and was assigned to be a tutor at Luther Prep in Watertown, where we both attended high school. 

Favorite Bible Verse – Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”