Director – Sherri Audia

Mrs. Audia has taught at Emanuel since 2008 where she has educated children in both second grade and preschool.  She became the director of the Early Education Center in 2020.  Mrs. Audia graduated from Georgian Court University where she also attended graduate school and received her teaching certification. 

Mrs. Audia and her family are active members of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sayville.   She is married and has three children who all attend college.  Her family and Great Dane keep her busy, but in her spare time she enjoys visiting her parents in the Adirondacks, cooking, reading and walking her dog.

Administrative Assistant – Francine Lawrence

Mrs. Lawrence has worked at Emanuel Lutheran School since 2004. She started her working career as a paralegal for 18 years. When her children started middle school, she decided to “retire”. With too much time on her hands, Mrs. Lawrence began working part-time at Emanuel as a Preschool Assistant. In 2012, the position of Administrative Assistant opened and she decided to accept the position. She loves spending time with her granddaughter.  Mrs. Lawrence is an active member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, since 1988. She serves on the Church Council as Youth Ministry Chair. Her husband, Richard and two children, Richard and Alexandra all attended Emanuel Lutheran School. Mrs. Lawrence loves seeing the children of Emanuel grow into young adults. 


Being associated with the Emanuel Lutheran School gives me the benefit of observing the direct impact of the Fruits of the Spirit displayed and taught by every member of the staff. It’s here that your child will be impacted by people whose mission is for every student to develop their personal character while being educated in an environment that is creative, supportive and safe. It’s where every staff member will know and care for them. It’s where they will see everyone, not some, dedicated to their personal wellbeing.

Wayne Caldicott

Athletic Director

Early Childhood Faculty

Preschool Teacher –  Sherri Audia

Toddler Teacher –  Shirley Eng



Specialty Faculty and Staff

Preschool Assistant – Annette Kearney

Preschool Assistant – Diane Monsell

Preschool Assistant/Substitute – Anna Audia

Ms. Audia joined the Emanuel team in 2020.  She is an English Major at Gettysburg College.  She is an active member at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sayville where she has taught Vacation Bible School.  She is a volunteer at Southside Hospital. Anna enjoys reading, going to the beach, cooking and spending time with friends.

Business Office – Paul Schulz