We rejoice with Concordia High School, Austin, as Mark Liebenow has been recognized as the 2015 Texas District Outstanding Lutheran Educator of the Year.

Liebenow was given the honor during the Texas District Educators Conference held Nov. 22-24 at La Torretta Resort on Lake Conroe, Montgomery.

The other finalists recognized for their service were: Brittany Newton, Messiah Lutheran Classical Academy, Keller; Suzan Winkelman, Zion-Walburg Lutheran School, Georgetown.

Liebenow has been an impactful leader on staff at Concordia High School since it opened in 2002. He has served as admissions director, teacher, coach, advisor, principal and executive director. He currently heads the engineering department and also serves as a religion teacher. Liebenow is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, N.Y., where he also taught future generals and officers.

Liebenow is passionate about working with high school youth and bringing the best out of them. His goal is to develop transformational Christian leaders who will truly make a positive impact in today’s world. He gives freely of himself to help his students learn and navigate the waters of a challenging world.

We celebrate all those who teach and serve in our churches and schools, our finalists and our educator of the year. We know that our work on the Lord’s behalf is not for earthly praise. I believe it is God-pleasing to lift up the contributions of all individuals who share the Lord’s love and forgiveness — the Gospel of Jesus Christ — through the ministry of our churches, schools, early childhood centers and Concordia University Texas.

By: Dr. Bill Hinz

Director of School Ministry