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 Teacher’s Assistant. In 2012, the position of Administrative Assistant was available and she decided to accept the position.

In her spare time she likes to do strength training, long walks and spending time with her family and granddaughter, Harper.

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 attended Emanuel Lutheran School. Mrs. Lawrence loves seeing being around the children of Emanuel and watching them grow. 


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

Mrs. Monsell began work at Emanuel Lutheran as a Preschool Teacher’s Assistant and is her current position.  Prior to Emanuel, she operated an in-home Day Care through NYS Social Services for 18 years, while raising 3 children and a handicapable brother.  During these years, she also was involved with the Boy Scouts of America for ten years serving as Den Mother, in committee positions, and a Suffolk County Council member.  

Upon her husband’s retirement in 1995, she also retired and they traveled cross country and toured Alaska for three months in their camper.  After returning home they raised a grandson, who attended and graduated Emanuel.

As well  as assisting the teacher she is responsible for the extended care program.  Diane is an active member of Emanuel Lutheran Church and has been involved in the altar guild, ushering, Epistle reader and alter floral arranging.

Now widowed, she enjoys her four grandchildren and the wonderful children of Emanuel.  Her hobbies include crafts, gardening, and floral arranging. 

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