Meet the Teachers

Mrs. Karla Aden

Karla Aden

Early Childhood Director

I am blessed to teach 3K and Language Arts to grades 3-8, and I serve as the early childhood director.

My early years were spent in Beaver Dam, WI, where I attended St. Stephen’s Lutheran School. I graduated from Northwestern Preparatory School (now known as Luther Preparatory School) in Watertown, WI, and I graduated from Dr. Martin Luther College (now known as Martin Luther College) in New Ulm, MN, in 1991.

I have spent more than two decades working with children and their families. God has blessed me with opportunities to teach all grades of elementary school in private and public settings, early childhood, and special education. I also served in the administration of an early childhood center. God has led me through Minnesota, Wisconsin, Missouri and back to Wisconsin. I have loved each opportunity, and I am humbled and honored to have been trusted with God’s precious lambs by so many families over the years. All of these opportunities have uniquely prepared me for my current position at St. John-St. James. Besides loving the opportunity to teach, I also write childhood development articles and hymnology curriculum for the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod.

I am married to Pastor Darin Aden, who also serves at St. John-St. James. His education and ministry precipitated several moves for our family, the most recent one to Reedsville in the summer of 2016. We are blessed with four children, Lydia, Maya, Joshua and Anna. Lydia graduated from high school in 2016. Maya and Joshua attend Fox Valley Lutheran in Appleton, WI, and Anna is a student right here at St. John-St. James.

Our family enjoys tent-camping and playing games. Darin and I spend spare time reading, cooking and kayaking. The beach with a good book is my happy place.

Matthew 19:14 – “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.'”

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Reedsville, WI 54230
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Reedsville, WI 54230
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