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3K - Third Grade

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I have two boys, Micah is 22 years old and Owen is 14 years old. I have one grandson; his name is River. We have a funny dog names Mr. Beans. I love llamas and qtips.

I love teaching because it is a rewarding & humbling blessing. It is more than a profession. The “aha” moments, the stories, the teachable moments and relationships are just a few of the so many reasons. Moreover, I love to learn and there is so much we can learn from children. It’s refreshing.

Natasha Jug

4K Teacher

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I have taught my entire career at this incredible school!  I believe God guided me here many years ago and that this is my calling, Kindergarten.  I enjoy watching the kids grow and learn daily.  The moment when the light bulb goes off is such a rewarding and special feeling!  Getting to know each child and their families personally and in depth i a small school is a special bonus.

I have a husband Jay, three children Jake is an Engineer in Milwaukee, Luke is an Electrician apprentice in Appleton, and Brenna is a freshman at UW-Stout majoring in Environmental science.  I have a dog names Louie, 5 chickens I incubated in my classroom 3 years ago and of course our class Bearded Dragon Sanford. 

The small classes and family atmosphere at St. Marys are some of the reasons I have chosen to have my entire teaching career here.  It has been a joy and a privilege to get to know so many wonderful families personally over the years!  I am truly blessed! 

Kara Fehring

3rd Grade Teacher

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I have been teaching at St. Mary School since 2006.  In 2002, I graduated from Alverno College with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary/Early childhood education.  I also earned my Master's degree in literacy with an emphasis on elementary education from Grand Canyon University in 2021.  

I live in West Bend with my husband, Pat, and our six kids.  They keep us very busy and are our pride and joy!  We also have a cute dog.  She is a German Shorthair named Hayden.  In my spare time, I love to play the piano, take pictures, and watch sports with my family.

Kristie Gonring

1st Grade Teacher

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My name is Kelsey Lemens and this is my third year teaching at St. Mary’s School. I am originally from Horicon and now I live in West Bend. I lived in California for 4 years and Hawaii for a year before moving back to Wisconsin.  I have a wonderful husband and two daughters.


I have taught 8th Grade, Pre-K, 4th Grade, 2nd Grade, and a combined 1st and 2nd Grade Class. I love my current position here at St. Mary’s because our school is truly like a family to me. In my free time, I like to travel and go hiking with my family. I love reading and exploring new places.

Kelsey Lemens

2nd Grade Teacher


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