Assistants - Paraprofessionals

Katie Norton

Katie is starting her first year here as an assistant in Casa 2! She is a mom of six, completing her Montessori training. She’s excited to be a part of a Catholic school that also serves the child via the Montessori method.

Amy Horn

Amy grew up in Chanhassen, MN after being adopted from China as a baby. She graduated from Minnesota Connections Academy in 2021 and is now working towards an education degree. She discovered her passion of working with children through theater camps with Stages Theatre Company, participation in interactive children’s theater, and assisting with school plays. …

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Rachel Waletzko

Rachel (Ms. Waletzko) grew up in Albany, MN. She graduated in 2016 from St. Mary’s University in Winona with a degree in Elementary Education and a Spanish minor. Unsure of where she wanted to teach but zealous for the Lasallian charism of guiding students to Christ through education, she spent two years as a Lasallian …

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Alyssa Wallace

Alyssa (Miss Alyssa) was born is Pskov, Russia, and was adopted in 2001 by her mother Nicole Wallace. She attended Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN, where she graduated in 2020, earning a bachelor’s degree in English. She is so excited to be a part of the adolescent community, and is overjoyed to be …

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Mike Pylka

Mike is a happily married man to his wife Linda; he has 2 children and is also blessed with a grandson. He resides in Victoria and was born and raised in Carver County. He works in the maintenance department at St. John’s with the majority of his work being a janitor. Some of his interests …

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Jennifer Kerber

Jen Kerber is a lifelong resident of Minnesota, with deep family ties to the area, and a great love for global travel. Raised on a hobby farm in Victoria, and brought up in her family’s construction company, Jen was educated at the University of Minnesota, and formerly ran a catering business with her husband, John …

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Rachel Statz

Rachel has worked in childcare settings since 2018 and is excited to be a part of a Catholic school that also serves the child via the Montessori method. This year, she is excited to be an assistant in Casa 1, as well as taking on the role of catechist in the Level I Atrium! Favorite …

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Lucy Menzia

Lucy (Miss Lucy) grew up in northeast South Dakota.  She graduated from Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D.  She has been graced to teach most of her 24-year teaching career in Catholic schools in the Twin Cities.  Her experience has been in the primary grades.  These years of teaching were not continuous, however, as the births of her 3 …

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Marie Hodgdon

Marie grew up in Miami, Florida and is the oldest of nine children. From life at home, to nannying, teaching Faith Formation, spending a year as a full time missionary, leading summer camps, etc., she has been caring for children and helping them grow in their Catholic Faith from a young age. Since marrying her …

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Lacie Sammons

Lacie’s (Ms. Lacie) relationship with God is one of the most important things to her and caring for children is one of her greatest passions, so combining both of these is very exciting to her as a Toddler Assistant. After high school, she chose to study at the Aveda Institute – she liked working with …

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