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Very Rev. Edwin M. Kornath
Pastor


262-796-3951

B.A. Philosophy– Mundelein College, Chicago
Minors– Religious Studies; History
Master of Divinity– St. Francis Seminary School of Pastoral Ministry
Spirituality Certificate– Cardinal Stritch University

Fr. Kornath has served in six assignments as a priest:

Associate Pastor– St. Rita, West Allis 1984-1988
Associate Pastor– St. Aloysius, West Allis 1988-1991
Pastor– St. Matthew, Campbellsport, 1995-1999
Pastor– St. Thomas Aquinas, Waterford, 1995-2005
Pastor– Holy Trinity and St. Michael, Kewaskum, 2005-2018
Pastor– St. John Vianney, Brookfield, June 2018

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Mrs. Kathy Davis
Interim Principal

B.A. Elementary Education: Mount Mary College
B.A.—Elementary Education Grades 1-8

Training in Skyrocket Instructional Coaching and Leadership
Continued graduate coursework in leadership and student services

I feel blessed, honored, and privileged to be a part of this wonderful school community, serving you this year as the Interim Principal. I come to this role as a 36 year Catholic Educator, having spent 30 years as a classroom teacher and 5 years in leadership roles. I consider my career a true vocation where I can share my Catholic faith, love of God, and love of learning while instilling a commitment to high academic standards. 

As Interim Principal, I look forward to sharing my passion for, and commitment to, SJV’s mission of developing the whole child.  My goal is also to continue to bring our school community together, offer warmth and approachability, share our successes, and build on the strengths of SJV to continue our school’s momentum into the future.  I look forward to working closely with students, our amazing teachers and staff,  as well as parents, to create a nurturing environment that promotes our children’s faith and academic growth so that each child entrusted to our care reaches his/her God given potential. I am humbled to have the trust of parents and this school community to be a part of this important and transformational work. 

On a personal note, I have been married to my husband Monte for 42 years, and we have been members of Lumen Christi Parish in Mequon for over 30 years.  God has blessed us with 2 wonderful children and 2 precious grandchildren.  Family is certainly the center of my life, and I enjoy spending my free time with my family in all our adventures.

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Mrs. Janelle Peterson
School Office Manager


(262) 796-3942

B.S.E.- Elementary Education UW-Whitewater

 

This will be Mrs. Peterson’s 18th year at SJV. She is married to Shane and she most enjoys spending time with her family.  Her daughter, Kailey, and son-in-law, Alex, live in the Minneapolis area with their son, Ollie (with another one on the way in September!)  Gabi, an SJV alum, is an RN at Froedtert Hospital.  Kiara, a Korean exchange student they hosted and consider a daughter, is a dentist in Anchorage, Alaska. When not at work, Mrs. Peterson likes to play board games, watch movies and travel to quirky road-side destinations.

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Mrs. Maria Maida
Administrative Assistant

This is Mrs. Maida’s second school year at SJV. She feels very fortunate to be a part of such a wonderful community. Prior to working at SJV, Mrs. Maida worked in the mortgage industry. Mrs. Maida resides in Brookfield with her husband Michael and their daughter, Giana who is a third grader at SJV. Their daughter Sophia is studying at the University of LaCrosse. In her free time Mrs. Maida enjoys live music, going to the beach, trying new restaurants, and spending time with family and friends.

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Mrs. Katy Cornell
Development Assistant

B.A.- French- Marquette University

This is Mrs. Cornell’s second school year at St. John Vianney.  She feels blessed to once again be a part of this wonderful community and have the opportunity to interact with families as they become a part of SJV.  Prior to this she was in pharmaceutical sales and most recently, she was a stay-at-home mom to her five children.  In her free time, Mrs. Cornell enjoys spending family time with her husband and children, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

PERSONAL GOALS:  I am passionate about Catholic education and the formation it offers our children.  I enjoy sharing that passion with others.

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Mr. Dan DeLaurier
Maintenance Coordinator

I feel extremely blessed to be working here! After 36 years in the printing industry as a pressman working 2nd and 3rd shift, it was time for a change!  This will be my second year at St. John Vianney as the Maintenance Coordinator.  I have a great appreciation for being here, 1st shift and allowing for me to be home for family dinners, getting to my kids and grand kids sporting events, and sleeping on a normal schedule.  I am married to my beautiful wife, Carol 37 years, we have 7 children, and about to have our tenth grandchild!

What I love most about my job is there is always something to do and every day is different, I have learned to be adaptable with how quickly things change around here!  The highlight of everyday is hearing the children with so much respect, saying Hi, Mr. Dan!!

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Early Childhood Teachers & Aides
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Mrs. Emily Kosterman
3K Kindergarten (K3K)

B.A. – Elementary Education
Minor in Early Childhood Education- St. Norbert College

Mrs. Kosterman is looking forward to her 9th year teaching at SJV. She taught K5 for three years, K4 for two years, and is very excited to continue making our K3 program great for kids! Mrs. Kosterman enjoys vacations up north to Eagle River with her family and spending time with loved ones. Mrs. Kosterman and her husband have two boys, Gavin 2.5 years, and Collin 8 months. They are excited to be starting the process of building a house!

PERSONAL GOALS:  To make every child feel loved and cared for while they are at school. She wants children to think of school as an extension of home, where they feel safe, secure, and valued. She hopes to lovingly inspire and encourage students to always do their best while making learning fun and hands-on.  As a graduate of 17 years of Catholic education, she wants to create for her students the same caring, faith-based atmosphere that she experienced as a student in Catholic Schools.

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Mrs. Carol Lyles-Schwarz
3K Kindergarten (K3LS)

B.A.—Education–Cardinal Stritch University
M.A.—Reading and Learning Disabilities-Cardinal Stritch University
Certifications: Regular Education (Early Childhood-Grade 6), Reading Teacher (PreK-Grade 12), Intellectual Disabilities (PreK-Grade 9), Learning Disabilities (Grades 1-8)

This will be Mrs. Lyles-Schwarz’s 4th year teaching at SJV, and her 16th year teaching overall.  The past 3 years, she has taught K4.  Mrs. Lyles-Schwarz is excited to teach K3 and be able to spend her days with the littlest littles at SJV.  Prior to joining SJV, she taught 12 years as both a regular education and special education teacher and then took time off to raise her family.  In her free time, Mrs. Lyles-Schwarz enjoys reading, jogging, attending Brewer Games and Wave Games, baking, and spending time with her husband and children Ben and Olivia (both students at SJV).

PERSONAL GOALS:  To foster relationships with each child, so he/she feels loved. To work, play, and pray with each child, so he/she can love themselves, love each other, and grow in so many ways. To develop strong home and school relationships that foster growth and development within each child.

 

 

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Mrs. Sarah Murphy
3K Teacher Apprentice

B.A.A.S. – Communication & Organizational Development
Post-Baccalaureate Teaching License (K-9)

Mrs. Murphy is looking forward to her third year at SJV in the K3 classroom and her new role as a Teacher Apprentice. Before coming to SJV, Mrs. Murphy worked in early childhood settings as a lead teacher and program coordinator and at CESA 1 (a WI government entity that provides resources for schools statewide) where she coordinated events and trainings for educators. Currently, she is working towards her K-9th grade teaching license and is expected to finish at the end of 2023. Mrs. Murphy enjoys being active outdoors and exploring Wisconsin hiking trails and spending time with her husband, Taylor, and one year old son, Everett. 

PERSONAL GOALS:  To create a safe environment that every child can thrive in. To support an environment for play. As, “Play is the work of children.”

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Mrs. Tracy Wintermote
4K Kindergarten (K4W)

B.A. Elementary Education
Minors in Early Childhood Education and German: Carroll University

Hello I am Tracy Wintermote.  This year will be my 2nd year at SJV, and I will be teaching K4!  This will be my 19th year of teaching early childhood education in the Waukesha community.  I like working with young children because of their curiosity about the world and their excitement for learning. I am so excited to teach at St. John Vianney just as I went to Catholic School when I was a young girl. I live in Brookfield with my husband Jon and our children – Marty, Daniel, and Greta. I enjoy exploring new parks and visiting family in Door County.

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Mrs. Kelsey Jaeger
4K Kindergarten (K4JV)

B.S. – UW-Stevens Point
M.A. – Master of Arts in Teaching – Cardinal Stritch University

This is Mrs. Jaeger’s sixth year teaching 4K at SJV and tenth year of teaching. Prior to joining SJV, Mrs. Jaeger taught 4K for four years at St. John the Evangelist School in Greenfield. Mrs. Jaeger is looking forward to this year job-sharing and teaching 4K with Mrs. Vehmeier.

Mrs. Jaeger lives in Menomonee Falls with her husband, Tom, and two little girls, Evelyn and Meryl. In her spare time, Mrs. Jaeger enjoys running, hiking, and being active outdoors. She also likes to listen to music, read, and spend time with family and friends.  She is looking forward to another year at SJV!

PERSONAL GOALS:  To continue the learning that parents have started with their children while helping children feel safe, happy, and  grow in their Catholic faith.

 

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Mrs. Kathy Vehmeier
4K Kindergarten (K4JV)

Mrs. Vehmeier is looking forward to teaching her third year of 4K at SJV.  This year will mark her 19th year as a classroom teacher.  She lives in Brookfield with her husband Tobin and dog, Ozzy. They have two adult children, Colin and Jack. Outside of school, Mrs. Vehmeier enjoys walking her dog, water sports, and visiting her kids in Minneapolis.

She has a B.S in Early Childhood Education from Southern Illinois University and graduate coursework in Early Literacy from Illinois State University.  Her passion is working with our youngest learners and providing experiences that contribute to a lifelong love of learning.  She believes in the importance of play and building a strong classroom community.  Her favorite classroom activities include storytelling, singing, and open ended math and science exploration. She feels blessed to have the opportunity to share her faith with the students and families at SJV.

PERSONAL GOALS:  My goal for the year is to create a nurturing and supportive classroom environment where children love to come to school each day; to partner with parents as they begin the journey of education for their children at SJV.

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Mrs. Mary Wollensak
4K Kindergarten Aide

B.A.- Communication- UW-Madison
Early Childhood I & II- WCTC

Mrs. Wollensak has worked in early childhood at SJV since 2000 and in the K4 classroom since 2005.  Mrs. Wollensak and her husband, Chuck have three married children, Jake (Maria), Christopher (Megan) and Jessi (Alex).

They adore their grandchildren, Mac (4), James (2) and Ruby (3 months) and look forward to another grandson in September.  Mrs. Wollensak enjoys cooking, pool time, reading, traveling, and walking her dogs, Be’la and Nala. Her favorite way to spend time is with her family, friends and her K4 kids.  She is very excited for another year of fun and learning in K4 at SJV.

Personal goals: To give her heart to the children so they will open their minds to endless opportunities for learning.

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Mrs. Jane Suro
4K Kindergarten Aide

Early Childhood Certification- WCTC

Mrs. Suro has worked at SJV in the K5 and K4 classroom for the past 22 years.  She is married to Jaime and has three grown daughters.  She is the grandmother to Cameron. Mrs. Suro loves to read , garden, travel and spend time with her family.  She is excited for the new school year and to  meet her new students and families!

PERSONAL GOALS: To make the K4 experience enjoyable for her students.  She wants the students to have a positive Learning environment and be excited to come to school.

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Mrs. Kate McRae
5K Kindergarten (K5M)

B.S.- Early Childhood Education- UW- Milwaukee
Masters in Curriculum and Instruction-UW- Milwaukee

Mrs. McRae has been teaching K5 at SJV since 2013. Before coming to SJV, Mrs. McRae previously taught both K4 and K5 in the Milwaukee Public Schools and at St. Monica’s in Whitefish Bay. Mrs. McRae and her husband, Kelly, have two daughters. Molly will be in third grade and Clare will be in 1st grade at SJV. Mrs. McRae loves being outside, making memories with her family, shopping, and vacationing.

PERSONAL GOALS: To help students feel safe, comfortable, welcomed, and successful in school; to help them gain independence while meeting their individual learning and social needs; to make learning fun and have them enjoy coming to kindergarten each day.

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Mrs. Shelly Schmoll
5K Kindergarten (K5S)

B.S. – Elementary Education

Minor in Early Childhood Education- Carroll University

Mrs. Schmoll is looking forward to her 2nd year teaching Kindergarten at SJV. Mrs. Schmoll previously taught K5 for 13 years at St. Anthony school of Milwaukee.  Mrs. Schmoll enjoys time outdoors with her husband, Tyler, and their two children. Marissa will be in second grade and Logan will be in K5 at SJV. Mrs. Schmoll also enjoys reading, vacationing, concerts, crafting and shopping.

PERSONAL GOALS:  To make every child feel loved, safe, and cared for while they are at school.  I want my Kindergarten students to feel excited about coming to school each day and to help them achieve their personal best.

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Mrs. Mary-Jo Shapiro
3K- Kindergarten Aide

B.B.A. –  UWM
WI Teaching Certification – Cardinal Stritch University
M.Ed. – National-Louis University

Mrs. Shapiro has always loved teaching! She went back to school to become a teacher. Some schools she worked at were St. Agnes in Butler, Mother of Good Counsel, where her children attended, St. Margaret Mary, her alma mater, and Bayside Middle School, where she taught for 16 years. At one time, she was also a substitute music teacher at St. John Vianney! When not teaching, her family keeps her busy. She is married with three grown children and 5 grandsons. Last year, after retiring from full time teaching, she babysat her one year old grandson. During her free time, she enjoys cycling, watching her grandsons’ hockey and baseball games, and singing for Masses at St. Anne’s Salvatorian Campus.

Personal goals: To assist in nurturing the joy and love of learning in the three year old kindergarten through play, patience, protection, and positivity.

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Primary School Teachers
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Mrs. Clare Lange
1st Grade (1L)

B.A.- Elementary Education- Marquette University

Mrs. Lange is looking forward to her ninth  year at SJV. She taught five years as the reading learning support teacher and  is looking forward to her fourth year teaching first grade.  Prior to coming to SJV, she taught for ten years at various grade levels.  She taught K4 and 2nd grade at St. Ignatius in Chicago, 4th-6th in Detroit Public Schools,  3rd grade at Victory Elementary in  Milwaukee, and 1st grade at Underwood in  Wauwatosa.   Mrs. Lange and her husband, Dan, have four sons, Tommy (22), Michael (20), Conor (18),  and Brendan (15).

In her free time, Mrs. Lange likes to walk her puppy, Georgia, read, golf, travel, and go to her boys’ various sporting events.

PERSONAL GOALS: To create a faith filled environment where students feel safe to learn and grow. To instill a  love of learning in her students that they carry with them throughout their lives.  

 

 

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Mrs. Kellie Van Rixel
1st Grade (1V)

B.A.- Journalism- UW- Whitewater
Master of Arts in Teaching (Elementary Education)- Cardinal Stritch University

 

This is Mrs. Van Rixel’s fourth year teaching at St John Vianney.  She previously taught 3rd grade for 8 years at St Monica in Whitefish Bay.  Here at SJV, she has taught K5, 1st and 2nd.  Mrs. Van Rixel is ecstatic to be teaching another year with the primary team.  With her husband David, Mrs. Van Rixel has three children:  Jude (9), Lochlan (6), and Georgina (4).  Jude will be in fourth grade, Lochlan in 1st grade, and Georgie will be in 4-year-old kindergarten at St John Vianney.  In her spare time, Mrs. Van Rixel enjoys all things sports: baseball, volleyball, and football.  She is a huge Brewers and Minnesota Vikings fan.  Aside from sports, she enjoys listening to music, singing, and traveling with her family.  Mrs. Van Rixel feels incredibly blessed to have the opportunity to teach in such an amazing school.

PERSONAL GOALS:  To engage students in a fun, safe, and creative learning environment that helps each student grow spiritually, academically, socially, and emotionally at his or her level. To create a positive and welcoming learning atmosphere where students can learn from each other, make mistakes, and celebrate each other’s successes. To develop fluent communication with fellow teachers and parents on the activities in the classroom.

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Mrs. Melissa Klement
2nd Grade (2K)

B.A.– Elementary/Middle Education- Mount Mary University

Minor in Spanish

Graduate work Viterbo University and Mount Mary University

This is Mrs. Klement’s 26th year teaching in the Archdioceses of Milwaukee. She has taught grades K4, K5, 1, 2 and 5.  It is her thirteenth year at St. John Vianney.   While at SJV, Mrs. Klement was in the K5 classroom for a few years before transitioning to be the first-grade teacher for six years. Mrs. Klement then moved grades once again and took on the challenge of being the 2nd grade teacher. This is Mrs. Klement’s fifth year teaching second grade at SJV. Second grade is her favorite grade to teach because she gets to prepare the 2nd graders for the Sacraments of Reconciliation and Holy Communion.  Mrs. Klement and her husband, Mark, have two children.  Mari is a Physical Education and Health Teacher at a school in the Milwaukee Archdiocese. Matthew is a Junior at the Milwaukee School of Engineering University.  In her free time, she likes to travel, shop, and read.

PERSONAL GOALS:  To help students grow in their faith daily.

 

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Intermediate School Teachers
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Mrs. Janet Otten
3rd Grade (3O)

B.S. – Elementary Education – Oral Roberts University
M.A. – Education – Mount Mary University

This is Mrs. Otten’s 21st year in education and her second-year teaching third grade at St. John Vianney.  Mrs. Otten previously taught third grade at Heritage Christian School and Eastbrook Academy.  She has also taught fifth grade, worked as a curriculum coordinator, and as a literacy coach.

Mrs. Otten and her husband, Mark, have four children.  John recently graduated from Saint Louis University with an aerospace engineering degree. Mary Rose is a junior studying aerospace engineering at SLU.  Elizabeth is a freshman at Marquette University and her youngest child, Anna, is an eighth grader at St. Dominic School.  In her free time, she likes to travel, read, swim, and spend time with the family dog, a Border Collie named Sawyer.

PERSONAL GOALS:  To inspire students to use their talents and gifts for God’s glory and to create an environment that will foster a life-long love for learning and a personal and meaningful relationship with Christ.

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Mrs. Tiffany McGough
3rd Grade (3M)

Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education (PreK-6th Grade)
Reading 316 Masters Certificate

Tiffany McGough is joining SJV as another 3rd grade teacher this year. She was a 2nd grade teacher for the past ten years in the Whitnall School District.

She lives here in Brookfield with her husband, two daughters and our Teddy Bear dog. In her spare time she enjoys being outside, trying new coffee shops, listening to live music, traveling, watching my children’s activities, reading and spending time with family and friends.

PERSONAL GOALS: To nurture a safe, friendly and respectful community of learners who are inspired to take risks, set goals and dig deeper in their spirituality.

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Ms. Sue Bremer
4th Grade (4B)

B.A.-Elementary Education- UW-Milwaukee

Ms. Bremer taught both third and fourth grades at St. Anthony of Padua for ten years. This is her 27th year at St. John Vianney. She has taught religious education at St. Joseph’s in Wauwatosa and has coordinated the preschool religious education program there. She is currently teaching in the religious education program at St. Charles in Hartland, her home parish She also has served on Parish Council.  Ms. Bremer loves traveling, spending time with family and friends and shopping.

PERSONAL GOALS: To provide an opportunity for all students to achieve their highest potential and help them feel that each one of them is truly a very special individual.

 

 

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Mrs. Gerise Grzeszczak
5th Grade (5G)

B.S.- Community Education– UW- Milwaukee
B.S.- Elementary Education– UW- Madison
Minor: Natural Sciences
M.S.- Curriculum & Instruction with Reading Emphasis- UW– Madison

She and her husband, Paul, have three adult children, a cat and a dog. In her free time, she enjoys traveling to our National Parks and abroad, kayaking, gardening, reading, watching sports, and walking her crazy rescue dog.

PERSONAL GOALS:  To instill in students a life-long love of learning in a positive and faith filled environment where everyone is able to showcase their strengths and embrace their challenges.

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Middle School Teachers
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Mrs. Heather Van Pee
6 ELA, Social Studies/ 7&8 Religion

B.A. – Elementary/Middle Education, St. Norbert College

M.A. – Education, Viterbo University

 

Mrs. Van Pee is excited to be at SJV!

She was a parishioner at SJV for about 17 years, until she moved out of state in 2006.  She recently

moved back to Wisconsin after spending many years in Cincinnati. Mrs. Van Pee’s passion is educating middle school aged children! She has been teaching for 16 years, and she loves the energy and enthusiasm that 11-14 year olds have.

 

When not in the classroom, Mrs. Van Pee enjoys spending time with her husband, Steve, and their two children, Alex (19), and Olivia  (21). Her interests include traveling, reading, playing board games, watching game shows, and cheering for Wisconsin sports teams. She is looking forward to joining the faith-filled community of SJV!

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Mr. Chris Banach
6th Math, Social Studies & Religion

B.A.-History, with emphasis on Secondary Education, Carroll University

M.S.-Educational Leadership, Cardinal Stritch

Mr. Banach has spent the last fifteen years in Catholic education as a teacher and administrator at Nativity Jesuit Academy in Milwaukee. At Nativity, he taught math, ELA, and social studies before serving as the schools Dean of Students and Assistant Principal in charge of Academics. Mr. Banach has also coached middle school  track, baseball, and basketball. He is currently assistant coach for the Brookfield Academy football team. When not in the classroom, Mr. Banach enjoys spending time outside with his wife, Becca and their two daughters, Audrey (9) and Harper (7). Their favorite activities include hiking, fishing, swimming, camping and gardening. Mr. Banach also loves cooking for family and friends. He looks forward to supporting students in becoming well rounded, active scholars. 

PERSONAL GOAL: To create a loving, safe classroom where students feel comfortable taking risks and growing academically, spiritually and emotionally.

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Mrs. Lindsey Reitinger
7th and 8th ELA

B.A. – English Language Arts Education, UW-Milwaukee
B.A. – Journalism, UW-Oshkosh
M.A. – Education with Reading License, Mount Mary University

Mrs. Reitinger started her career teaching English Language Arts at the high school level. First, teaching at Sheboygan South High School for two years and then Waukesha West High School for eight, where she taught 9th grade Advanced Placement English. Recently, she studied research-based reading strategies while working on her Masters in Education at Mount Mary University. Throughout her career, Mrs. Reitinger also advised many clubs such as Forensics and Invisible Children. When she’s not in the classroom, she enjoys biking and hiking with her husband and their two children, George (6) and Teddy (4). Mrs. Reitinger is excited to be teaching both 8th and 7th grade ELA this year. She looks forward to connecting with all of your esteemed scholars while helping them grow academically, spiritually, emotionally and socially.

PERSONAL GOALS: To create a safe learning environment that fosters critical thinkers who write with conviction and read with a clear purpose. Additionally, she would like to help her students become more confident in finding, using and strengthening the unique gifts that God gave them.

 

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Mrs. Olivia Pszeniczny
8th Grade Math/ 6th, 7th & 8th Grade Science/6th, 7th & 8th Project Lead the Way (PLTW)

B.A.- Biology, Zoology, and Biological Aspects of Conservation, UW-Madison

B.A.- Zoology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.A.-Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

B.A.-Biological Aspects of Conservation, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Mrs. Pszeniczny will be entering her fifth year as a teacher.  This year, she will be teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th Grade Science, as well as 8th Grade Math at SJV.  She will also be implementing Project Lead the Way for the middle school students. When not in the classroom, Mrs. Pszeniczny enjoys spending time with her husband Jordan, daughters Harper and Lyric, as well as other family and friends.  She loves attending sporting events and cheers for all of the Wisconsin teams.  Live music is a favorite pastime, as well as cooking, baking, traveling, and being outdoors.  She loves the Fantasy and Science Fiction genres.  Mrs. Pszeniczny is looking forward to continuing to build relationships with and instilling a love of STEM in SJV students,

 

PERSONAL GOALS: To grow the STEM program at SJV and inspire her students to ponder the wonders of our universe that God has created.

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Special Teachers and Support Staff
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Mrs. Rebekah Blaskowski
Educational Assistant

Mrs. Blaskowski is excited to join the SJV team. Before coming to SJV, Mrs. Blaskowski worked as a part time 3K teacher and teacher’s  aide at St. Jude the Apostle school. Mrs. Blaskowski and her husband have two boys who attend SJV,  Grant is in 7th grade and William is in 4th grade. Outside of school Mrs. Blaskowski and her family enjoy traveling, attending concerts and playing tennis.

Personal Goals: To create a friendly learning environment where each student feels special, appreciated and confident.

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Ms. Rena Blazek
Orchestra

B.M.- Music Performance- University of Wisconsin Whitewater

M.M.- Viola Performance- Bowling Green State University

Ms. Blazek is a classically trained violist from Delafield, Wisconsin. Ms. Blazek received her Bachelor of Music in Music Performance at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, who then went on to Bowling Green State University where she received her Master of Music in Viola Music Performance. During this time, Ms. Blazek had studied with Matthew McBride- Daline, a former graduate from Julliard and Yale. Before this, she studied with Leanne League, a graduate from Eastman and UW-Madison. Ms. Blazek was Principal Violist at UW-Whitewater for five years and the Principal Violist in the Chancellor’s Quartet. In her Master’s she was Assistant Principal on Viola and Principal Violist in her two Trio Ensembles. Ms. Blazek owns her own private lesson studio in the lovely location of downtown Delafield. She also performs with the Whitewater Faculty Trio at UW-Whitewater. This will be Ms. Blazek’s 4th year at SJV!

PERSONAL GOALS: To provide a safe and encouraging environment where students can perform their instruments with inspiration and pure enjoyment.

 

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Mrs. Johanette Chapman
Educational Assistant

Mrs. Chapman is looking forward to joining the SJV community: providing support to teachers and children wherever needed. She has worked in early childhood for 25 years. Mrs. Chapman and her husband, Mark have 2 children, Jen (Dan) and Jessica. Their grandson Damien (14) is the light of their lives. Mrs. Chapman enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with family. She is very excited to be a part of the SJV family.

 

Personal goals: To provide a safe and welcome environment for all children.

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Mrs. Sara Gauntt
Learning Resource

B.A.- Psychology- University of Notre Dame
MEd- Elementary Education-University of Notre Dame
316 Reading Teacher License- UW-Stout

Mrs. Gauntt feels incredibly blessed to be a part of the St. John Vianney family in the role of learning support. Previously, she taught fourth grade for six years in Kansas City, Kansas and Seattle, Washington. Mrs. Gauntt had an incredible opportunity to provide learning support for one year in Dublin, Ireland, which sparked a passion for working in small groups with all types of learners. She is happy to be back for her seventh year at SJV to continue to support students with their reading.  She lives in Brookfield with her husband and three children.  She enjoys being outside, family game nights, reading, and spending time with friends and family.

PERSONAL GOALS:  To support students academically and spiritually, while helping them to gain independence and confidence in school.  Additionally, to help spark a lifetime love of reading.

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Ms. Anne Gehl
Learning Support

BS Degree – UW LaCrosse
MS Degree – Pensacola Christian College

Miss Gehl is starting her 4th year at SJV.  She loves the joyful spirit and supportive families at SJV.  She taught Life Science and Math full time for many years and is enjoying her part time role as a Learning Specialist.  She has an adopted son and is now helping to raise her granddaughter.  In her spare time she loves doing yardwork and spending time with family.

Goal – to bring out the best in each student she works with, while making them feel safe

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Mrs. Dana Glynn
Art

B.F.A.- Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design

Art Education- Alverno College

Mrs. Glynn is in her eleventh-year teaching K3-8th grade Art at St. John Vianney. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design and studied Art Education at Alverno College. She looks forward to continuing to share her passion for the visual arts with her SJV students. She currently resides in Oconomowoc with her husband and 3-month-old son. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.

PERSONAL GOALS: To motivate and engage all students to develop and expand their skills in creative thinking and application of art materials. To have all students feel confident and successful in talking about, creating, and appreciating art.

 

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Mr. Will Jackson
Physical Education

B.S.- Physical Education- University of Mary
M.S.- United States Sports Academy

Before coming to St. John Vianney, Mr. Jackson taught physical education for three years at Mother of Good Counsel.  He also taught physical education and history at the Almont Public Schools in North Dakota for three years and conditioning classes at Carthage College for two years.  This is his 31st year at SJV.  He likes biking, swimming, outdoor activities, spending time with his son, friends, and family.

PERSONAL GOALS:  To provide encouragement and develop fitness goals for all of his students. To develop a spirit of cooperation and knowledge of fitness safety in our students.

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Mrs. Sharon Kaminski
Learning Support

B.S.-Elementary Education- UWM
Minor in Mathematics

Graduate courses at Cardinal Stritch, Sally Ride, Viterbo, Mount Mary, Aurora University, Marian University, and Wisconsin Education Innovations

Mrs. Kaminski’s teaching career has always been in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.  She has taught sixth grade mathematics, seventh grade Pre-Algebra and eighth grade Algebra One and Geometry.  She is currently a learning support math teacher for grades 1-5 and is teaching a middle school math enrichment elective. Her interests include reading, attending plays, and traveling. I especially enjoy traveling to Texas to spend time with her family.

PERSONAL GOALS:  To be sensitive to the needs of her students, provide an atmosphere where the students learn to respect and care for one another, and to instill a positive attitude that encourages them to be successful.

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Mr. Scott Paukner
Band

I bring 20 years of experience and a passion to help aspiring young musicians through their instrumental music journey. I truly value SJV’s model of offering students a weekly individual lesson; it is the way I have been teaching students for more than a decade in my previous positions. I look forward to working with each child’s God-given talents to nurture their growth and encourage them to undertake more and more challenging goals and repertoire.

My own musical journey developed from years of grade school church choir and piano lessons. Practicing the piano was replaced with practicing the tuba when I wanted to join the band in 6th grade in the New Berlin School District. As my primary instrument, I continue to play the tuba in both a brass quintet and a British-style brass band. In addition to splitting my teaching week between SJV and St. Paul’s-Oconomowoc, I am on the high school girls volleyball coaching staff of Lake Country Lutheran High School in the Fall.

My wife, LaBree, and I reside in New Berlin with our two sons, Elliott (5 yrs old) and Emmett (2 yrs old).

 

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Mrs. Amanda Prosser
General Music

B.M.-Voice
M.M-Voice

Mrs. Prosser is excited to return to SJV as the music teacher this year!  She has spent the last 15 years teaching voice lessons, general music, and choir in the dioceses of Madison and Milwaukee.  Mrs. Prosser and her husband Rob have three children, Everett (10), Stella (9), and Callahan (5), and one 3 year old pup, Jupiter.  She loves to take adventures with her family including travel, camping, and attending sporting events.  Mrs. Prosser is thankful for the opportunity to share her love for music and it’s power and beauty with the students of SJV.   

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Lunch/Recess Staff
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Mrs. Katie Vitalbo
Hot Lunch Administrator

B.S. – Major: Business Administration / Minor: Compute Science Mount Mary College

Baking and Pastry Certificate – WCTC

Mrs. Vitalbo loves spending time in the kitchens of SJV.  She is an alumni of SJV and has spent most of her adult life volunteering with her family here. She and her husband, Dave, have three daughters.  Kayla works for Getty Images in Chicago, Sydney is a freshman at St. Norbert’s, and Nikki (also an alumni of SJV) is a Sophomore at Pewaukee Highschool.  In her free time; Katie loves to cook and bake, spend time with her family, teach cooking classes, and do anything crafty.

PERSONAL GOALS:  To provide the students of SJV with a warm, welcoming, and positive attitude.

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Tanya Baynes
Recess Supervisor, Cafeteria Assistant

B.M.E.– Music Education—Nebraska Wesleyan University

I taught general music for six years in Catholic Schools before choosing to stay home to raise our kids. We have a fourth-grader, sixth-grader and two high schoolers, both graduates of SJV. I taught as a volunteer for one year in our parish K3 program, was a long-term substitute in K4 last year and served as playground supervisor for the past three years. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to help provide a safe environment for the kids while at recess, to watch them grow and to strengthen the positive culture that is here at SJV. I also enjoy volunteering with Cub Scouts, as SCRIP Committee Chair and as a cantor during weekend liturgies.

PERSONAL GOALS: To provide a safe environment during lunch recess, where students can play and grow in friendships with one another, knowing that they are cared for.

Ms. Edna Zumaya
Hot Lunch Preparer

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Ms. Mary Jo Zore
Recess Supervisor

Retired from Children’s Hospital Wisconsin where I was the administrative assistant to the director of the hematology/oncology/transplant (HOT) unit.

In the past I taught 5th grade for 5 years & 1st grade for 1 year at Catholic schools in West Allis.

The energy & enthusiasm of children is awesome. I would like to help children reach their full potential in a safe, loving Christ-centered environment.

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Before and After Care Staff
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Mrs. Maripaz Amor
After Care Coordinator and Cafeteria Supervisor

I am Maripaz Mayora-Amor and I’m originally from Mexico City. Seventeen years ago my husband Raul, our son Raul and I moved to Wisconsin for a new career. I fell in love with the people of Brookfield immediately. I now can say that this beloved city is home for us. I worked for some companies in different areas of human resources until I found the beauty of working in a school with children. There I discovered what it means to bring out the best from the children I have the privilege of serving. We belong to St John Vianney Parish and my son Raul was here from K4 to 8th grade so, for me, working for SJV is a double treat, looking forward to start the school year. I love being around family and friends, reading, knitting and cooking.

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Miss Anne Marie Sotala
After Care Assistant, Cafeteria Assistant

This will be Ms. Sotalas third year working in after care and second year in the cafeteria.. She comes from a big family with five kids and almost a dozen grandkids. She has always had a natural connection working and interacting with children. Her hobbies include music, reading, babysitting, and cooking.  She is excited to be part of the SJV community and help make this new year great.

PERSONAL GOALS: To provide a nurturing, safe and creative environment for the After Care students.

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