Assistants - Paraprofessionals

Abigail Fafinski

Abigail (Miss Abigail) is so excited to return to SJB for another amazing, Holy Spirit-filled year! In 2021, Abigail earned her B.A. in Psychology, Communication, and Religious Studies from Santa Clara University, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. While there, she became passionate about the emotional and educational health of children. She even did […]

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Kalley Colling

Kalley Colling (Mrs. Colling) grew up in Loretto, MN and graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a degree in Educational Studies. During her time at UMD, she got involved with the Newman Catholic Center, and that’s where her love for the Catholic faith really came alive and began to flourish. She spent a

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Laura Gnerer

Laura (Miss Laura) is excited to be starting her first year here at St. John’s with Casa 2! Some fun facts about Laura are: she lived in Texas for 12 years, has snorkeled in the Caribbean, and has served as a missionary for youth!

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Mary Whalen

Mary (Miss Mary) grew up in Alexandria, Minnesota, and is the youngest of seven siblings. Through nannying for friends and attending Catechesis of the Good Shepherd training in highschool, Mary decided that she wanted to take the path of early education with the hope of working in a Montessori environment and atrium. She attended Alexandria

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Julia Reber

Ms. Julia grew up in the St. Cloud area along with her 7 siblings. She and her siblings were homeschooled by her mom from 1st to 12th grade. Wanting to increase her faith and knowledge of the Faith, she joined NET Ministries (National Evangelization Teams) in August 2021-May 2022 as a retreat team missionary. Over

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Amy Horn

Amy (Miss 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

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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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Mike Pylka

Mike is happily married to his wife, Linda. They reside in Victoria with their little Shi-Tzu, Rosie. Mike is the maintenance supervisor at St. John’s, which involves a little bit of this and a little bit of that. His favorite part of working at St. John’s is the staff on both the Church and the

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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 part of a Catholic school that also serves the child via the Montessori method. This year, she is excited to be in the Atrium full-time and helping the children learn about the Faith through the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd. Favorite Saint:

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