Assistants - Paraprofessionals

Katie Norton

This is Ms. Katie’s second year at SJB as the Casa 2 Guide! She is a mom of six and just completed 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 (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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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 …

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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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Mary Hamiter

Mary Hamiter (Miss Mary) was born in Grand Forks, but grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She attended Saint Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin where she majored in French and minored in Spanish.  Mary continued her study of the French language and literature at Fordham University in New York City and received her Master’s …

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Beth Ludewig

Beth (Ms. Beth) is delighted to be back at St. John the Baptist for another year – beginning as a Toddler and Aftercare Assistant in 2021, this year she is excited to move forward as Toddler Assistant! Ms. Beth feels blessed to work with children, families, and staff at SJB. Having worked with children at …

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