St. Patrick Grade School Staff


Linda Layer


Years Teaching: 21
Years in Administration: 15
Education: Viterbo, UW Platteville, UW Milwaukee, UW Whitewater

Toni Stoughtenger


Years teaching: 29
Years at St. Patrick: 19
Education: UW LaCrosse, Stratford Institute

“I love to see my students learn and grow every day. Watching their faces light up when they accomplish something new is the greatest reward for a teacher.”

Lisa Vinopal


Years teaching: 13
Years at St. Patrick: 4
Education: Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education from the UW Stout

“My favorite things about teaching are working with the kids and watching their progress from the beginning of the year until the end. I enjoy seeing their smiles and their faces light up when things begin to click!”

Brittany Robinson


Years teaching: 1
Years at St. Patrick: 1
Education: Bachelor of Science Middle Childhood Early Adolescents from UW – Eau Claire

Molly Demaske


Years teaching: 19
Years at St. Patrick: 19
Education: NWTC, Penn Foster College

My favorite thing about teaching is the students. I love being able to watch them grow and learn each day.”

Ali Ruetz


Years teaching: 8
Years at St. Patrick: 3
Education: University of Wyoming Bachelors of Education with a focus in the Creative Arts

“I have a joy of learning and want to pass on that love to my students who will hopefully grow into life long learners.”

Julie Whitney


Years teaching:1
Years at St. Patrick: 1
Education: BS in Speak Communications from UW- Platteville. Teaching Degree – St. Mary’s Winona

Dani Larkin


Years teaching: 18
Years at St. Patrick: 18
Education: Bachelors of Science from Viterbo University, LaCrosse, WI

“I enjoy St. Pat’s. Working with the parents, students and staff make makes me feel at home.”

Cathryn Catterson


Years teaching: 14
Years at St. Patrick: 14
Education: Bachelor of Science UW Eau Claire

“Teaching enables me to reach so many different students. I am able to help them discover their passions and become respectful, responsible adults.”

David Bellows


Years teaching: First Year
Years at St. Patrick: First Year
Education: UW La Crosse

“This is my first year teaching after graduating from UW La-Crosse last spring. I attended St. Patrick’s as a child, so I feel my
education experience has come full circle. I am grateful to be surrounded by an amazing community and co-workers to make this school year memorable. I look for-ward to getting to know each student and their families.”

Amy Zenthoefer


Years teaching: 8
Years at St. Patrick: 3
Education: Bachelor of Science in Intermediate Elementary Education and Middle School Mathematics and Science from the University of Southern Indiana, in Evansville, IN. Master of Art Education in Teacher Leadership and specialization in Mathematics from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY

I love teaching middle school students because I get to see ah-ha moments! I get to share my love of mathematics and science with the students and allow them to know they can be successful. Students at this age need to know that people have faith in them and they can make mistakes, but they should never give up. Middle schoolers are amazing!!”

Marilyn Goodenough


Years Teaching: 36
Years at St. Patrick: 2

Mary Finger


Years at St. Patrick: 11

“It is a great place to work!”

Ashley Finger


Years teaching: 2
Years at St. Patrick: 2
Education: Graphics Design – WTC

Anita Czajka


“It is amazing to work at St. Pat’s. The students, parents and staff are wonderful and it is an absolute pleasure to be here.”

Connie Walhovd

Years at St. Patrick: 2

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Years at St. Patrick: 3

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