St. Patrick Grade School Staff

Toni Ross


Years at St. Patrick: 2
Education: UW – La Crosse and Viterbo University

“I greatly enjoy working at St. Patricks and the family atmosphere. It has been a blessing to work with the staff and students here!”

Anita Czajka


Years at St. Patrick: 7

“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.”

Toni Stoughtenger


Years teaching: 33
Years at St. Patrick: 23
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: 17
Years at St. Patrick: 8
Education: Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education – 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!”

Amber Czys


Years teaching:
Years at St. Patrick: 2

Dani Larkin


Years teaching: 22
Years at St. Patrick: 22
Education: Bachelors of Science – Viterbo University, LaCrosse, WI

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

Cathryn Catterson

Years teaching: 18
Years at St. Patrick: 18
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.”

Julie Whitney


Years teaching: 5
Years at St. Patrick: 5
Education: BS in Speech Communications – UW- Platteville. Teaching Degree – St. Mary’s Winona

“I teach because learning will change a child’s life. I want to help children to understand themselves, the world, and to help them find their place in it.”

Rob Demeuse

IT Teacher / Coordinator

Connie Walhovd


Years at St. Patrick: 7