Staff Directory 

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Principal

Mrs. Anne Gattman -Principal  agattman@stjeromeschool.org  I am thrilled to be serving as the school principal here at St. Jerome. Our mighty school and our dear students are in my heart. I am confident, as we begin a new year, that our fabulous staff and committed families will continue to provide an enriching, nurturing and excellent education to our students. We are on a wonderful journey as we transition to a classical model and welcome even more students. It is very exciting!  I am a graduate of St. Mary's College and the University of St. Thomas. I have a B.A. in Elementary Ed and Psychology, a M.A.in Curriculum and Instruction and K-12 Principal Licensure from Hamline University. I taught and held various roles in the St. Paul Public Schools before joining the St. Jerome family. My greatest lessons, and joys, have come from my 18+ years as a mom to three fabulous boys, Tim, Peter and Luke, and my life with my husband, Jim. When I am not at St. Jerome, you might find me at the cabin, walking the dog, headed to Indiana to see my parents, or tucked in with a great book.  I would love to share our school with you. Please get in touch.

Mrs. Anne Gattman-Principal

agattman@stjeromeschool.org

I am thrilled to be serving as the school principal here at St. Jerome. Our mighty school and our dear students are in my heart. I am confident, as we begin a new year, that our fabulous staff and committed families will continue to provide an enriching, nurturing and excellent education to our students. We are on a wonderful journey as we transition to a classical model and welcome even more students. It is very exciting!

I am a graduate of St. Mary's College and the University of St. Thomas. I have a B.A. in Elementary Ed and Psychology, a M.A.in Curriculum and Instruction and K-12 Principal Licensure from Hamline University. I taught and held various roles in the St. Paul Public Schools before joining the St. Jerome family. My greatest lessons, and joys, have come from my 18+ years as a mom to three fabulous boys, Tim, Peter and Luke, and my life with my husband, Jim. When I am not at St. Jerome, you might find me at the cabin, walking the dog, headed to Indiana to see my parents, or tucked in with a great book.

I would love to share our school with you. Please get in touch.

Admin

Mrs. Nancy McGraw -Administrative Assistant  secretary@stjeromeschool.org  I am a St. Jerome School, St. Bernard HS, and U of M Alumna. I am in my 13th year here as the administrative assistant... and I love my job! Getting to meet wonderful families and getting to love the children is such a blessing. My other blessings are my husband, 4 adult children who all attended our great school, their spouses, and my 2 grandbabies. St. Jerome is a second home to me and I am lucky to be able to serve it's people.

Mrs. Nancy McGraw-Administrative Assistant

secretary@stjeromeschool.org

I am a St. Jerome School, St. Bernard HS, and U of M Alumna. I am in my 13th year here as the administrative assistant... and I love my job! Getting to meet wonderful families and getting to love the children is such a blessing. My other blessings are my husband, 4 adult children who all attended our great school, their spouses, and my 2 grandbabies. St. Jerome is a second home to me and I am lucky to be able to serve it's people.

Admin

Mrs. Staci Meyers -Administrative Assistant  secretary@stjeromeschool.org  Hello! My name is Staci Meyers, and I have the privilege of being in the St. Jerome community for the last 12 years.  First as a parent, then as a Preschool Teacher at Kids Korner, and now as Administrative Assistant. I love my job,  I love the children, and I love this loving and giving community!

Mrs. Staci Meyers-Administrative Assistant

secretary@stjeromeschool.org

Hello! My name is Staci Meyers, and I have the privilege of being in the St. Jerome community for the last 12 years.

First as a parent, then as a Preschool Teacher at Kids Korner, and now as Administrative Assistant. I love my job,

I love the children, and I love this loving and giving community!

 

Kindergarten

Mrs. Annette Ruhnke -Kindergarten Teacher  aruhnke@stjeromeschool.org  My name is Annette Ruhnke and I have the privilege of being the Kindergarten teacher at Saint Jerome. This is my third year at St. Jerome. Previously I taught for 13 years in the South Washington County School District, Minnesota. I had numerous long-term and full-time positions in all grades through fifth grade. Before that, I taught in a private Catholic school teaching fifth and sixth graders. In addition to being a teacher, I am also a parent of three children. All my children have graduated from high school. My two eldest children are working at a place that makes parts for NASA and in a daycare respectively. My youngest just started college in North Dakota.  My education philosophy is all students can learn and grow academically. I like to make learning fun, give students choices, and students feel safe. I believe in using a variety of teaching strategies to meet the needs of all learners. My expectations for learning are that together with the help of God, we will be happy, be safe, be respectful, grow, help each other, work together, work hard and have a great year!

Mrs. Annette Ruhnke-Kindergarten Teacher

aruhnke@stjeromeschool.org

My name is Annette Ruhnke and I have the privilege of being the Kindergarten teacher at Saint Jerome. This is my third year at St. Jerome. Previously I taught for 13 years in the South Washington County School District, Minnesota. I had numerous long-term and full-time positions in all grades through fifth grade. Before that, I taught in a private Catholic school teaching fifth and sixth graders. In addition to being a teacher, I am also a parent of three children. All my children have graduated from high school. My two eldest children are working at a place that makes parts for NASA and in a daycare respectively. My youngest just started college in North Dakota.

My education philosophy is all students can learn and grow academically. I like to make learning fun, give students choices, and students feel safe. I believe in using a variety of teaching strategies to meet the needs of all learners. My expectations for learning are that together with the help of God, we will be happy, be safe, be respectful, grow, help each other, work together, work hard and have a great year!

1st Grade

Mrs. Kayla Byers -1st Grade Teacher  kbyers@stjeromeschool.org  Hi there! I'm Kayla Byers and this is my third year as the first grade teacher here at St. Jerome! I have taught fifth, fourth, and of course now first grade. After growing up in Osakis, a small town in central MN, I attended NDSU. I graduated from there with a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences as well as an Elementary Education degree from VCSU. I love reading, being by water, and spending time with my family! I also love being part of the St. Jerome community because it makes this small town girl feel at home!

Mrs. Kayla Byers-1st Grade Teacher

kbyers@stjeromeschool.org

Hi there! I'm Kayla Byers and this is my third year as the first grade teacher here at St. Jerome! I have taught fifth, fourth, and of course now first grade. After growing up in Osakis, a small town in central MN, I attended NDSU. I graduated from there with a degree in Human Development and Family Sciences as well as an Elementary Education degree from VCSU. I love reading, being by water, and spending time with my family! I also love being part of the St. Jerome community because it makes this small town girl feel at home!

2nd Grade

Mrs. Shelly Berthiaume- 2nd Grade Teacher  sberthiaume@stjeromeschool.org  I am Shelly Berthiaume, a wife, mom and second grade teacher. My husband, Judd, and I married in 2005 and have six kids: Rosella, Mary, Judd, Robert, Alice, and Leo. I went to Holy Childhood, St. Agnes High School and the University of St. Thomas. There I earned a double major in Elementary Education and Catholic Studies and my master's degree in special education. I like to play many sports including softball, volleyball, and soccer. I have been teaching at SJS for 13 years! I am also St. Jerome’s director of Religious Education. St. Jerome is a second home to my children and myself! Go Lions!

Mrs. Shelly Berthiaume-2nd Grade Teacher

sberthiaume@stjeromeschool.org

I am Shelly Berthiaume, a wife, mom and second grade teacher. My husband, Judd, and I married in 2005 and have six kids: Rosella, Mary, Judd, Robert, Alice, and Leo. I went to Holy Childhood, St. Agnes High School and the University of St. Thomas. There I earned a double major in Elementary Education and Catholic Studies and my master's degree in special education. I like to play many sports including softball, volleyball, and soccer. I have been teaching at SJS for 13 years! I am also St. Jerome’s director of Religious Education. St. Jerome is a second home to my children and myself! Go Lions!

3rd Grade

Mrs. Sarah Moberg -3rd Grade Teacher  smoberg@stjeromeschool.org  I graduated from UND with a degree in elementary education with a kindergarten endorsement. I later obtained a master's degree in special education from Bethel University where I helped to implement a new collegiate program for students with disabilities. I am a mom of 4 amazing young men and a wife to an incredibly supportive husband. I believe every child is made for greatness and I work to provide the environment and culture in my classroom to help each child realize their greatness.

Mrs. Sarah Moberg-3rd Grade Teacher

smoberg@stjeromeschool.org

I graduated from UND with a degree in elementary education with a kindergarten endorsement. I later obtained a master's degree in special education from Bethel University where I helped to implement a new collegiate program for students with disabilities. I am a mom of 4 amazing young men and a wife to an incredibly supportive husband. I believe every child is made for greatness and I work to provide the environment and culture in my classroom to help each child realize their greatness.

4th Grade

Ms. Maddie McCarthy -4th Grade Teacher  mmccarthy@stjeromeschool.org  I received my B.A. in music from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS and both my K-6 teaching license and M.S. in teaching from the College of St. Scholastica. Although this is my first year at St. Jerome, it is my seventh year of teaching. I am so excited to get to know my students and the families of the St. Jerome community in the coming years.

Ms. Maddie McCarthy-4th Grade Teacher

mmccarthy@stjeromeschool.org

I received my B.A. in music from Benedictine College in Atchison, KS and both my K-6 teaching license and M.S. in teaching from the College of St. Scholastica. Although this is my first year at St. Jerome, it is my seventh year of teaching. I am so excited to get to know my students and the families of the St. Jerome community in the coming years.

5th Grade

Mrs. Ruth Giefer -5th Grade Teacher  rgiefer@stjeromeschool.org  I'm so excited to be the 5th grade classroom teacher this year. This is my 6th year here at St. Jerome. I have been teaching for 20 years in a variety of grades in Minnesota including 10 years in Southern California. I also served as assistant principal for 5 years at St. Hyacinth Academy in San Jacinto, CA. I graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, and went on to earn my Master's Degree in Reading Instruction and Curriculum Development. I'm looking forward to a great year.

Mrs. Ruth Giefer-5th Grade Teacher

rgiefer@stjeromeschool.org

I'm so excited to be the 5th grade classroom teacher this year. This is my 6th year here at St. Jerome. I have been teaching for 20 years in a variety of grades in Minnesota including 10 years in Southern California. I also served as assistant principal for 5 years at St. Hyacinth Academy in San Jacinto, CA. I graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls, and went on to earn my Master's Degree in Reading Instruction and Curriculum Development. I'm looking forward to a great year.

 

MS L.A. & Religion- Head of House Caritas

Mr. Michael Kenney -Middle School Language Arts & Relgion  mkenney@stjeromeschool.org  Hello! My name is Mr. Kenney, and it is my privilege to join the St. Jerome community this year. I am particularly excited to teach 6-8th grade Language Arts and Religion. I join St. Jerome as a Master’s of Education candidate from the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program. I recently completed my undergraduate experience at Notre Dame (Go Irish!), where I majored in American studies and minored in theology and entrepreneurship. Beyond my passions for teaching and Fighting Irish football, I love playing sports (especially beach volleyball), listening to country music, and spending time with my friends and six siblings.

Mr. Michael Kenney-Middle School Language Arts & Relgion

mkenney@stjeromeschool.org

Hello! My name is Mr. Kenney, and it is my privilege to join the St. Jerome community this year. I am particularly excited to teach 6-8th grade Language Arts and Religion. I join St. Jerome as a Master’s of Education candidate from the University of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education (ACE) program. I recently completed my undergraduate experience at Notre Dame (Go Irish!), where I majored in American studies and minored in theology and entrepreneurship. Beyond my passions for teaching and Fighting Irish football, I love playing sports (especially beach volleyball), listening to country music, and spending time with my friends and six siblings.

MS Math-Head of House Civitas

Mrs. Beth Tollefson - Middle School Math  btollefson@stjeromeschool.org  I grew up in White Bear Lake, went to Hill-Murray HS, Washington University in St Louis for undergrad, and got my MBA from the University of St Thomas. I worked as an accountant until I stayed home to raise my children. I live now in Woodbury with my husband, Ross, and our three children: Marybeth, a senior at UW Madison; Kristin, a sophomore at UW La Crosse; and Peter, a junior at East Ridge HS. I love to read, and spending time on the north shore makes me happy. The people of St Jerome are so wonderfully welcoming. I was school secretary last year and I look forward to getting to know everybody in my new role as Middle School Math Teacher!

Mrs. Beth Tollefson- Middle School Math

btollefson@stjeromeschool.org

I grew up in White Bear Lake, went to Hill-Murray HS, Washington University in St Louis for undergrad, and got my MBA from the University of St Thomas. I worked as an accountant until I stayed home to raise my children. I live now in Woodbury with my husband, Ross, and our three children: Marybeth, a senior at UW Madison; Kristin, a sophomore at UW La Crosse; and Peter, a junior at East Ridge HS. I love to read, and spending time on the north shore makes me happy. The people of St Jerome are so wonderfully welcoming. I was school secretary last year and I look forward to getting to know everybody in my new role as Middle School Math Teacher!

Middle School History -Head of House Legatus

Mr. Pat Wallner - Middle School History  pjwallner@stjeromeschool.org

Mr. Pat Wallner- Middle School History

pjwallner@stjeromeschool.org

 

Middle School Science

Ms. Morgan Heier-  Middle School Science  mheier@stjeromeschool.org  I grew up in Bismarck, ND and have lived there my whole life until moving to the Cities this year. I attended Catholic schools up until I attended the University of Mary for a degree in Biology Education. My job at St. Jerome is the new middle school science teacher. I love inspiring awe in students as we discover the world around us.

Ms. Morgan Heier- Middle School Science

mheier@stjeromeschool.org

I grew up in Bismarck, ND and have lived there my whole life until moving to the Cities this year. I attended Catholic schools up until I attended the University of Mary for a degree in Biology Education. My job at St. Jerome is the new middle school science teacher. I love inspiring awe in students as we discover the world around us.

8th Grade Religion

Mr. Lyle Bowe - 8th Grade Religion  I Grew up in Cadott Wisconsin and I come from a family of eight children and I was the only brother of seven sisters!! My wife Beth comes from a family of nine with four brothers and four sisters. Together God has blessed us with three boys so far; Levi in six grade, Kenneth in third grade and Daniel in first grade.  My undergraduate degree is in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin River Falls and I hold a Masters degree in Christian family counseling from Franciscan University in Steubenville Ohio.  I am very grateful to be teaching junior high religion again and I am particularly excited to be working with the eighth graders.  I love this opportunity because it gives my family and I chance to be part of something truly special happening here at Saint Jerome’s Catholic school!

Mr. Lyle Bowe- 8th Grade Religion

I Grew up in Cadott Wisconsin and I come from a family of eight children and I was the only brother of seven sisters!! My wife Beth comes from a family of nine with four brothers and four sisters. Together God has blessed us with three boys so far; Levi in six grade, Kenneth in third grade and Daniel in first grade.

My undergraduate degree is in Animal Science from the University of Wisconsin River Falls and I hold a Masters degree in Christian family counseling from Franciscan University in Steubenville Ohio.

I am very grateful to be teaching junior high religion again and I am particularly excited to be working with the eighth graders.

I love this opportunity because it gives my family and I chance to be part of something truly special happening here at Saint Jerome’s Catholic school!

Music

Mrs. Nancy Masson -Music Teacher  nmasson@stjeromeschool.org  I have been a Music Teacher for over 25 years. I have two BA degrees in Music from Macalester College--Composing and Arranging and Music Education--and a certificate in ELL from the University of St. Thomas. I studied in Mexico to learn more about my students' backgrounds and struggles.  I am a professional musician who performs in a local band. In my free time I enjoy traveling and gardening.

Mrs. Nancy Masson-Music Teacher

nmasson@stjeromeschool.org

I have been a Music Teacher for over 25 years. I have two BA degrees in Music from Macalester College--Composing and Arranging and Music Education--and a certificate in ELL from the University of St. Thomas. I studied in Mexico to learn more about my students' backgrounds and struggles.
I am a professional musician who performs in a local band. In my free time I enjoy traveling and gardening.

Art and Technology

Mr. Tom Baumgartner - Art and Technology  tbaumgartner@stjeromeschool.org  Mr. Baumgartner is very humble, you'll just have to meet him to learn more.

Mr. Tom Baumgartner- Art and Technology

tbaumgartner@stjeromeschool.org

Mr. Baumgartner is very humble, you'll just have to meet him to learn more.

Physical Education

Ms. Melissa Rogers -Gym Teacher  mrogers@stjeromeschool.org  For as long as I can remember, sports have always been a big part of my life. Whether it be watching, playing, reffing or coaching, sports simply bring me joy. I cannot wait to bring my passion and enthusiasm for playful, healthy lives everyday to these wonderful students.  I consider myself a compassionate individual, who thoroughly enjoys working with people of all ages, and most importantly, all abilities. From 2004 - 2016, I had the privilege of working with individuals with mental and physical disabilities. I learned so much from these individuals which has shaped me into the person I am today. I cannot wait to bring my passion and enthusiasm for playful, healthy lives everyday to these wonderful students.  "Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning." -Mr. Fred Rogers

Ms. Melissa Rogers-Gym Teacher

mrogers@stjeromeschool.org

For as long as I can remember, sports have always been a big part of my life. Whether it be watching, playing, reffing or coaching, sports simply bring me joy. I cannot wait to bring my passion and enthusiasm for playful, healthy lives everyday to these wonderful students.

I consider myself a compassionate individual, who thoroughly enjoys working with people of all ages, and most importantly, all abilities. From 2004 - 2016, I had the privilege of working with individuals with mental and physical disabilities. I learned so much from these individuals which has shaped me into the person I am today. I cannot wait to bring my passion and enthusiasm for playful, healthy lives everyday to these wonderful students.

"Play gives children a chance to practice what they are learning." -Mr. Fred Rogers

Library 

Ms. Patti Eckert -Libarian  Inspired by my love of books, I have been the school librarian since 2002. With my passion for reading, I'm able to read stories to the children and bring the storybook characters to life.  My favorite book series while growing up was:  The Betsy-Tacy series By: Maud Hart Lovelace

Ms. Patti Eckert-Libarian

Inspired by my love of books, I have been the school librarian since 2002. With my passion for reading, I'm able to read stories to the children and bring the storybook characters to life.

My favorite book series while growing up was:

The Betsy-Tacy series By: Maud Hart Lovelace

 

EL Teacher

Cathie Svendsen-  English Language Teacher

Cathie Svendsen- English Language Teacher

ParaProfessional

Sr. Audrey Lindenfelser, SSND  -ParaProfessional  alindenfelser@stjeromeschool.org  I am a School Sister of Notre Dame. My religious community has served in schools and various ministries on the East Side of St. Paul for over 130 years. I have over 40 years of experience in teaching and administration, with a degree in elementary education, a masters in nonpublic school administration from St. Thomas University and reading licensure from Hamline University. I’m grateful for the opportunity to use my skills and experience to support students at St. Jerome, helping them reach more of their potential as individuals created in God’s image.

Sr. Audrey Lindenfelser, SSND -ParaProfessional

alindenfelser@stjeromeschool.org

I am a School Sister of Notre Dame. My religious community has served in schools and various ministries on the East Side of St. Paul for over 130 years. I have over 40 years of experience in teaching and administration, with a degree in elementary education, a masters in nonpublic school administration from St. Thomas University and reading licensure from Hamline University. I’m grateful for the opportunity to use my skills and experience to support students at St. Jerome, helping them reach more of their potential as individuals created in God’s image.

Teach for Christ

Ms. Isabel Sutter - Teach for Christ  isutter@teachforchrist.org  My name is Ms. Sutter and I’ll be teaching Latin to grades 1-5 and assisting in other elementary classes. I’m so excited to be part of the St. Jerome community. I grew up in Texas and attended the University of St. Thomas in Houston where I studied English and Latin. This year I’m looking forward to spreading my love for Latin (it’s a pretty magical language!) and getting to know all my students. When I’m not at SJS, you can find me hiking, baking, and talking about the great state of Texas.

Ms. Isabel Sutter- Teach for Christ

isutter@teachforchrist.org

My name is Ms. Sutter and I’ll be teaching Latin to grades 1-5 and assisting in other elementary classes. I’m so excited to be part of the St. Jerome community. I grew up in Texas and attended the University of St. Thomas in Houston where I studied English and Latin. This year I’m looking forward to spreading my love for Latin (it’s a pretty magical language!) and getting to know all my students. When I’m not at SJS, you can find me hiking, baking, and talking about the great state of Texas.

City Connects

Jessica Mack-Hafermann, M.A. -City Connects  jmack@stjeromeschool.org  I joined the St. Jerome family last January, prior to coming to SJS I was at two districts in the southwest metro area were I held various roles. My background is in Special Education in addition to Early Childhood/Primary Education. I have a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy from Liberty University and am currently completing my Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.) in Special Education. I believe that all children are a blessing and a gift from God. My passion is coming alongside children/families, providing necessary support and resources within the school and/or local community to further learning and development while meeting the needs of the student/family. When I am not spending time with students, I enjoy outdoor sports and activities. Our family spends the majority of our time at baseball fields and hockey rinks, although snuggling together and watching a movie is always a win for me.  I look forward to making the upcoming school year positive and successful for each student and family.

Jessica Mack-Hafermann, M.A.-City Connects

jmack@stjeromeschool.org

I joined the St. Jerome family last January, prior to coming to SJS I was at two districts in the southwest metro area were I held various roles. My background is in Special Education in addition to Early Childhood/Primary Education. I have a Masters in Marriage and Family Counseling/Therapy from Liberty University and am currently completing my Education Specialist degree (Ed.S.) in Special Education. I believe that all children are a blessing and a gift from God. My passion is coming alongside children/families, providing necessary support and resources within the school and/or local community to further learning and development while meeting the needs of the student/family. When I am not spending time with students, I enjoy outdoor sports and activities. Our family spends the majority of our time at baseball fields and hockey rinks, although snuggling together and watching a movie is always a win for me.

I look forward to making the upcoming school year positive and successful for each student and family.

Art Enrichment

Mrs. Maura McEvoy-  volunteer Art Enrichment  I was born and raised in St. Paul with my six sisters and one brother.  I did a secondary ed. degree at the U of M, a kindergarten and el ed certfication program at Hamline and a master's degree at St. Thomas. Terry and I married in `72. We liked to travel then and do now. We have 3 sons and a daughter. I come for art about 2 days a month and get to play with the kids and Mr. B. in the art room. I love the 'aha!' moments in learning and teaching: I like to deliver them, receive them, and celebrate them.

Mrs. Maura McEvoy- volunteer Art Enrichment

I was born and raised in St. Paul with my six sisters and one brother.

I did a secondary ed. degree at the U of M, a kindergarten and el ed certfication program at Hamline and a master's degree at St. Thomas. Terry and I married in `72. We liked to travel then and do now. We have 3 sons and a daughter. I come for art about 2 days a month and get to play with the kids and Mr. B. in the art room. I love the 'aha!' moments in learning and teaching: I like to deliver them, receive them, and celebrate them.

Marketing

Mrs. Danielle Carlson -Marketing  dcarlson@stjeromeschool.org

Mrs. Danielle Carlson-Marketing

dcarlson@stjeromeschool.org

Preschool and Childcare Staff

Ms. Grace Cardinal -Kids Korner Director  I am the director of St. Jerome Kids Korner and teacher to the littlest lions of St. Jerome School, our preschoolers. As a St. Jerome School alum, I worked one summer as an aide for Kids Korner. My college experience included an internship at Washburn Center for Children in a preschool classroom before graduating with a major in psychology and a minor in music. Currently, I am attending St. Catherine University and working toward an additional degree. On weekends, you will hear me sing as part of our church contemporary group and as a cantor. We look forward to the year ahead of growing our minds, hearts, and souls closer to Christ.

Ms. Grace Cardinal-Kids Korner Director

I am the director of St. Jerome Kids Korner and teacher to the littlest lions of St. Jerome School, our preschoolers. As a St. Jerome School alum, I worked one summer as an aide for Kids Korner. My college experience included an internship at Washburn Center for Children in a preschool classroom before graduating with a major in psychology and a minor in music. Currently, I am attending St. Catherine University and working toward an additional degree. On weekends, you will hear me sing as part of our church contemporary group and as a cantor. We look forward to the year ahead of growing our minds, hearts, and souls closer to Christ.

Joanne Schroeder -Preschool Teacher  I have been a member of St. Jerome Church all of my life. I have worked at the school for 20 years as a pre school teacher. I attended the University of Minnesota. I have seen many children grow up to be great young adults.  I hope the curiosity and eagerness of the preschoolers will provide a fun year.

Joanne Schroeder-Preschool Teacher

I have been a member of St. Jerome Church all of my life. I have worked at the school for 20 years as a pre school teacher. I attended the University of Minnesota. I have seen many children grow up to be great young adults.

I hope the curiosity and eagerness of the preschoolers will provide a fun year.

Marcelo "Machie" Yarbrough-Wright   Hey everyone, I'm Machie and I've been at Saint Jerome School for.. gosh, 5 years already. I was born and raised in Saint Paul, MN. I am the oldest of 5, all of which have gone to Saint Jerome School for at least part of their schooling. I work in the "Faithful Beginnings" preschool program, as well as the "Kids Korner" after school program. I love working at Saint Jerome because of how close of a community it is, and how great each child is that goes there. When I am not working with kids at Saint Jerome, you can find me watching the check lanes at the Roseville Super Target (my other passion in life).

Marcelo "Machie" Yarbrough-Wright

Hey everyone, I'm Machie and I've been at Saint Jerome School for.. gosh, 5 years already. I was born and raised in Saint Paul, MN. I am the oldest of 5, all of which have gone to Saint Jerome School for at least part of their schooling. I work in the "Faithful Beginnings" preschool program, as well as the "Kids Korner" after school program. I love working at Saint Jerome because of how close of a community it is, and how great each child is that goes there. When I am not working with kids at Saint Jerome, you can find me watching the check lanes at the Roseville Super Target (my other passion in life).

Mrs. Pat Birkey   My family moved to Maplewood in 2000 after we fell in love with St. Jerome Church and School. All four of our children graduated from SJS with a solid base to start high school. It's been over 10 years since I started working at Kids Korner. I am passionate about passing all of our Catholic values on to the next generation and encouraging students to be great leaders--our world needs them!

Mrs. Pat Birkey

My family moved to Maplewood in 2000 after we fell in love with St. Jerome Church and School. All four of our children graduated from SJS with a solid base to start high school. It's been over 10 years since I started working at Kids Korner. I am passionate about passing all of our Catholic values on to the next generation and encouraging students to be great leaders--our world needs them!

Ms. Michelle McKenzie   I am from a family of five having both a older and a younger sister. I grew up in St. Paul, MN and went to St. Jerome as a child and than to Hill Murray and most currently St. Catherine University. I am an assistant in kids korner, the after school and summer day care. I love the creativity and imagination that I encounter everyday.

Ms. Michelle McKenzie

I am from a family of five having both a older and a younger sister. I grew up in St. Paul, MN and went to St. Jerome as a child and than to Hill Murray and most currently St. Catherine University. I am an assistant in kids korner, the after school and summer day care. I love the creativity and imagination that I encounter everyday.

Ms. Janessa Bordsen   I am an assistant teacher at Kids Korner daycare and Faithful Beginnings preschool. Both my sister and I attended kids Korner for preschool and daycare when we were younger. I now am a junior at the university of St. Thomas perusing my undergrad degree in Elementary Education. When I am not here at St. Jerome’s I am either working as a barista at Starbucks or singing in choir. I love that I am able to come back and work with kids where I used to attend when I was younger.

Ms. Janessa Bordsen

I am an assistant teacher at Kids Korner daycare and Faithful Beginnings preschool. Both my sister and I attended kids Korner for preschool and daycare when we were younger. I now am a junior at the university of St. Thomas perusing my undergrad degree in Elementary Education. When I am not here at St. Jerome’s I am either working as a barista at Starbucks or singing in choir. I love that I am able to come back and work with kids where I used to attend when I was younger.