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Introducing our new Immanuel Lutheran School Principal, Mr. Tyler Mattlin, and his wife, Elizabeth.

Hello, my name is Tyler Mattlin and I have the extreme pleasure to introduce myself as the principal at Immanuel Lutheran School. I am very eager to start this opportunity to serve and partner with the ILS community. My wife, Elizabeth, and I are looking forward to getting to know the families that make up the ILS community while pursuing the excellent ministry opportunity at hand. 

I am particularly passionate about this ministry opportunity because I was born and raised in the area. I am from Odessa and attended Odessa schools through 8th grade. In high school I had my first experience with Lutheran education when I attended St. Paul Lutheran High School. This is where I first gained insight to the importance of the ministry of Lutheran education and the tradition of excellence in developing well rounded students who are prepared for the real world with a grounded foundation based in Biblical truths. 

From St. Paul Lutheran High School, I went to Concordia University-Nebraska and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Education as well as a Lutheran Teacher Diploma. I also earned a Master’s degree in school administration in 2018 from Concordia University-Nebraska.

In addition to furthering my education I also had the extreme fortune of meeting my beautiful future wife, Elizabeth. Elizabeth is from Denver and we were both lucky enough to receive opportunities to work in Southern California upon our graduation. 

After graduation I accepted my first Call to Hephatha Lutheran School in Anaheim, CA. In my 6 years at Hephatha I served in a variety of capacities, but I was primarily the 6th grade homeroom teacher and middle school history teacher. In addition to these roles I also taught 6th grade math, 5th-8th PE, and I also enjoyed getting to coach boys flag football as well as serving as Athletic Director and Student Council coordinator. One of my highlights during my time at Hephatha was having the 7th/8th grade football team receive special recognition from Congresswoman Mimi Walters for finishing the season undefeated and winning the Lutheran Orange County Athletic League. 

During our time in California Elizabeth and I have enjoyed beach trips, scenic hikes, camping trips up and down the coast, discovering new restaurants as well as frequenting new concert venues. We have also enjoyed playing tennis and golf together as well as going to Angels games (especially when I get the chance to show up and cheer on the visiting Royals!). We have also used this time as an opportunity to invest in our church communities by serving in various capacities with junior high ministry teams at local churches. 

I am very much looking forward to serving Immanuel Lutheran School in a way that brings to life the Great Commission (Matthew 28:16-20) in Lafayette County. With a great, well rounded Lutheran Education based upon Biblical truths I think Immanuel graduates can become excellent stewards of their community and incredible ambassadors for their faith. I am eager to begin meeting all of the new faces this summer as we make our move and I pray that everyone at Immanuel Lutheran School has a blessed summer break! 





Welcome to Immanuel-Zion    Lutheran School

Immanuel Lutheran School is here to assist the family and church by providing a Christ-centered curriculum, equipping students with a Biblical worldview, and encouraging a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Our goal is to help Christian parents raise up their children to be strong spiritually, mentally, physically and socially so they can live out God’s calling for them.

We invite you to learn more about us here on our website. Then contact us with any questions you may have and to schedule a visit.


Quotes from Immanuel-Zion Lutheran School Families

We didn’t originally plan to send our kids to ILS, but God led us there for a more individualized education and solid faith foundation & we couldn’t be happier in that journey.”

The benefit for students and families attending Immanuel Lutheran School is the personalized family atmosphere…. being shown that everyone is important and loved.”

“Our students are family. Their strong friendships continue into high school. School families support the school and each other.

"Teachers are able to give students individual attention through class sizes that are smaller than most public school classes. Your child will be guided through the reading process, learning to love stories from the Bible, textbooks, and library selections. The curriculum is structured for age-appropriate progress in reading, writing, and math."

"Immanuel Lutheran School’s greatest strengths are a Christ-centered curriculum, loving, caring environment for all, and school sports are offered at a young age

"Small classroom sizes allow for more individualized instruction. Learning God’s word as it is intertwined through all subject areas. Immanuel is a family of its own where all feel a belonging."

 "What I like about ILS is affectionate treatment of children and staff by the community. dedicated workers who go above and beyond for the good of the children. it is Lutheran. inculcation of Christianity in life and academics, individual attention, pride of country lives here, Christian friendships formed, Christian adults as mentors, Jesus. interaction between grades, and it is family."

"Life-long friendships have been formed with families that have God as the center of their family; those students have transitioned together, and done very well after ILS."

"The blessing of sending our sons to Immanuel Lutheran School was giving them access to daily teachings of the Bible to help them excel in their schoolwork and life."

"Immanuel Lutheran School provides a loving, caring foundation to help students do the best they can academically and throughout their lives."

"What I like best about Immanuel Lutheran School is the Christ-centered education"