Staff Category: Guides

Megan Busse

Megan (Miss Busse) attended the University of Wisconsin – River Falls and graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education with a minor in Dance Education. She has coached gymnastics for kids ages 5-13. Miss Busse has also been a YMCA camp counselor in Wisconsin teaching kids field games, outdoor skills, archery, fishing, and crafts; she …

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Grace Salonek

Grace Salonek (Mrs. Salonek) grew up in Ham Lake, MN and was homeschooled with her four brothers. Her first encounter with the Montessori method was through attending Catechesis of the Good Shepherd as a child. When Grace was in high school, her mom took Montessori training and worked at the Way of the Shepherd Montessori …

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Christa Gawarecki

Miss Christa grew up in Ham Lake, MN with her three sisters and one brother. She was homeschooled until fourth grade, when she began attending school at Holy Family Academy. After graduating high school, Christa discerned she was called to teach and began working towards a degree in Special Education. During this time, Christa worked …

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Rose Ann Erickson

This is Ms. Rose Ann’s fifth year at St. John’s with the Children’s House Community. This is her third year as the Casa 1 Guide. Ms. Rose Ann attended training this past summer on site through Virginia Montessori Teacher Education Center. She was born and raised in Michigan, but grew up visiting cousins and friends …

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Cassie Gierszewski

Cassie (Miss Cassie) earned a bachelor’s degree in Biology and Wildlife Ecology Research and Management with a Captive Wildlife minor from the University of Wisconsin: Steven’s Point in December of 2014. After graduating, she interned at Wildlife Center in Minocqua, WI, and at the American Bear Center in Ely, MN. While there, she gained a …

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