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About TLSP

Rooted in the past.

Inspired by the future.

In 1837, St. Paul’s School was established at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fort Wayne, making it the oldest, continuously operating elementary school—public or private—in Indiana. Other churches and schools followed suit, building the rich tradition of Christ-centered education that continues to this day in our regional Lutheran schools.

Today, these schools and early childhood programs are represented and supported by The Lutheran Schools Partnership (TLSP). TLSP is not a school system. Rather, we are a resource that supports the missions and goals of our regional Lutheran Schools, brings them together under a common purpose, and connects them with the community at large.

While many of our schools are more than 100 years old, with our help, they continue to grow and evolve to meet the educational needs of students in the 21st century. At TLSP, we work hard to ensure the tradition of a Lutheran education continues to inspire students and families for many generations to come.


Our Team

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Alicia Levitt

Director of Academic Excellence

Alicia Levitt has deep roots in Iowa, but considers herself blessed to have spent her entire career in Lutheran education, thus far, in Indiana. She graduated from Concordia University River Forest with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education, and Concordia University Irvine with a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction. She taught third and fifth grade, coached volleyball and cheerleading, advised the National Junior Honor Society, helped lead a high school youth group for four years, served as a preschool director.

Alicia was called to be Assistant Principal at Emmanuel St. Michael Lutheran School in Fort Wayne, where she served for three years before being called to The Lutheran Schools Partnership. Alicia’s varied background has served her well as she now works with our schools in the area of academic excellence, providing collaborative opportunities for schools and supporting work with curriculum and professional development. Alicia and her husband, Chris, are thankful to have their children in Lutheran schools in Fort Wayne, and love attending their sporting, music, and drama events. They are members at St. Michael Lutheran Church.