4th Grade

If you need to email your students teacher please use the links below.  The email link on right hand side only emails Ms. Tachovsky. Thank You!

Mr. Portwood

Von Portwood

Graduated From: Concordia 

 Family: Wife Cary and four "Fur Babies" (Cats) 

 Before coming to Christ Lutheran he taught 3rd grade for 4 years at St. John's in LaGrange, IL, a suburb of Chicago.

 Hobbies include sports cards and memorabilia, reading and working out.

 Favorite Bible verse is Psalm 23 and Joshua 24:15 "...As for me and my house, we will serve the lord."

Miss Tachovsky

Miss Tachovsky

4th Grade Teacher, Track (throwers) coach, Assistant Cheerleading coach


Graduated from Wayne State with a degree in Elementary Education (K-8) and endorsements in Early Childhood, Reading & Writing, and coaching. Before accepting the 4th Grade position at Christ Lutheran, I student taught 1st Grade in Wilber-Clatonia Public School and 1st Grade summer school for Crete Public Schools. 


Hometown: Crete, NE


Hobbies: supporting my brothers (a highschool sophomore and a 7th Grader) in football, wrestling, basketball, and shooting trap. I also enjoy walking Skyview, reading, and eating queso dip! 


My desire of wanting to be a teacher evolved when I was in 2nd Grade and that passion stayed consistent as I entered Middle School as well as High School. Throughout college, my reason for becoming a teacher was to see ah-ha moments in students, but after my first year of teaching, I‘ve come to enjoy watching children be curious about the world and growing as they learn. 


Favorite verse: Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for what he has done. Phillipians 4:6