Gail Shipp




Assistant Principal/Preschool Administrator/5th Teacher

/ 5th Grade

I have always loved teaching. In Elementary School I began team-teaching Sunday School and working in the Children’s Church. Soon I was teaching by myself and continued to do so for over 50 years. My degree in Elementary Education was completed at Pepperdine University with additional studies in Accounting at Dominguez Hills College and then Early Education (Preschool) at Long Beach City College and online. I have taught preschool through adults and have also been involved in writing and creating curriculum.
My husband, Terry, and I have been married for over 40 years. Our two sons, Andrew and Steven are Lutheran High School graduates. They previously attended Elementary School at this location. As a family we came to the realization that we wanted to give back to the places where we have received blessing. The Lord opened two doors for us to do that:
(1) here as a teacher and Preschool Director for me and (2) the other in Middle School here, as a teacher, for Terry.

Prior to being hired here, my husband and I worked for a ministry for over 16 years. We hearts have always drawn us to choose to serve the Lord and to His Body. I can say with confidence that every job has prepared and equipped me for the next. Based on my years here I would have to say this is the case here too. I am blessed to be able to continue in ministry here.