3K - Third Grade
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.
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!
3rd Grade Teacher
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.
1st Grade Teacher
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.
2nd Grade Teacher