St. Patrick Grade School Staff

Rev. John Potaczek
Toni Ross
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Years at St. Patrick: 1
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

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Years at St. Patrick: 6

“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

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Years teaching: 32
Years at St. Patrick: 22
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

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Years teaching: 16
Years at St. Patrick: 7
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
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Years teaching:
Years at St. Patrick: 1st year
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Karen Koehler

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Years teaching: 13
Years at St. Patrick: 3
Education: Bachelor of Arts – University of Wisconsin- Stevens Point

Brittany Robinson

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Years teaching: 4
Years at St. Patrick: 4
Education: Bachelor of Science Middle Childhood Early Adolescents – UW-Eau Claire

Julie Whitney
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Years teaching: 4
Years at St. Patrick: 4
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.”

Dani Larkin

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Years teaching: 21
Years at St. Patrick: 21
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

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Years teaching: 17
Years at St. Patrick: 17
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

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Years teaching: 4
Years at St. Patrick: 4
Education: UW La Crosse

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed”

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Years teaching: 10
Years at St. Patrick: 5
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 Arts in 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!!”

Joni Cross

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Years at St. Patrick: 3

Larry Moore

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IT Teacher / Coordinator

Connie Walhovd

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Years at St. Patrick: 6

Laura Fenske
Michelle Rogus
Larry Moore

Tammy Nezda

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