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MONSIGNOR ROGER SCHECKEL, Pastor
Monsignor Scheckel has been a priest for over 30 years in the Diocese of La Crosse.He has a B.A. and M.A. in philosophy and a M.A. in theology, all from the Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.He has also served as Mission Director of the Diocese of La Crosse and in that capacity has made visits to South America, Africa and India. He is an avid hunter of whitetail deer and various small game. He enjoys riding his motorcycle, having done so all the way to Alaska.He also enjoys relaxing at his cabin, located on the family farm where he was raised which is along the Wisconsin River.
VICKI FABER, ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL
Ms. Faber is in her 12th year in administration at St. Mary School and 39th year in education. She began her career in the Richland School District as a middle level special education teacher in 1981. In 1987, she taught special education at Richland Center High School. She served as Dean of Students at RCHS for 2 years. From 2001 - 2008, she was a teacher as well as the transition coordinator for the Richland School District. She earned her administrative certification from Viterbo University in 2010. She loves to cook and travel. She is enjoying working with students at the PreK-8 level and loves the climate and culture of St. Mary School!
STACIA KOHLSTEDT, PRINCIPAL
Mrs. Kohlstedt is entering her 13th year in education and her 4th year in administration at St. Mary School. She previously taught for nine years in the Richland School District. In the meantime, she went back to school at Viterbo to earn her Masters in Education and then her Reading Specialist certification in 2015. She is currently finishing up her Administrative certification through Viterbo. She loves spending time with her husband, Heath, and their three children, Aubrey, Bryce, and Reese, and as a family they enjoy being active outdoors, cooking, and traveling. She is excited to be a part of the St. Mary staff and family!
JOLENE FRAWLEY, SCHOOL SECRETARY
Mrs. Frawley is in her 20th year at St. Mary School. Her first year she worked part time as a library aid and her responsibilities included library classes for grade 1-3 and clerical work. The following year she was offered the job as school secretary and has enjoyed the interaction with parents and students these last 19 years. She also enjoys spending time with her family, scrap booking, reading and working in her yard. In 2017, Mrs. Frawley was named the Support Staff Person of the Year for the Diocese of La Crosse.
JENNIFER BAUER, COMPUTERS
Mrs. Bauer, an alum of St. Mary School, is very happy to be returning for her eighth year as the Computer/Technology teacher. Mrs. Bauer received her Bachelor's degree in Communications with a Minor in Human Resources Management from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Mrs. Bauer has been married for 22 years to her husband, Steve, and they have two daughters, Madelyn and Hannah. She enjoys spending time with family, traveling, music, and sports. Mrs. Bauer attributes her strong faith and successes to the Catholic school education she received, as it has brought her back full circle to serve and to share with the children the same opportunity.
KOURTNI URBAN, MUSIC
Mrs. Urban is honored and excited to have the opportunity to be a part of the team at St. Mary's and teach music! Her family relocated to the Richland Center area about two years ago. Her husband is a teacher at Ithaca School District, and together they have two boys. She is most excited to share her passion for music in a Christ centered environment. It is her hope to bring Christ into the classroom everyday as she believes that the music we sing and listen to have a profound impact on our mind. It is her hope to encourage a love for Jesus through love and enjoyment of music. She shares, "thank you for the opportunity to teach your children. I look forward to what the year has in store!"
MRS. MOLLY MILIGI, SPANISH and PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Mrs. Miligi is entering her fourth year of teaching at St. Mary School. She graduated from UW-Oshkosh in 2011 where she received her Bachelors degree in Middle Childhood Education along with an ESL certification and Spanish Minor. Molly, her husband Sam, and their three children, A.J., Sofia, and Cadence moved back to Richland Center in 2015 after her husband ended his service in the U.S. Army. Though she loves traveling and experiencing different areas of the country, she is thrilled to be back in her hometown. Spending time with family is one of her favorite things to do whether it is enjoying the outdoors, trips to the apple orchards, trying different ethnic cuisines, board game nights, or traveling across the country.
KATHERINE UEECK, 8th Grade
Mrs. Ueeck is starting her 8th year of teaching, and her 2nd year at St. Mary's. She was the school Interventionist last year and is excited to start teaching the middle school English classes this year. She is an alumna of both St. Mary's School and Richland Center High School. Mrs. Ueeck holds an Associate's Degree from UW-Richland and a Bachelor's Degree in English Education from UW-Platteville. She and her husband James manage the small organic dairy farm that Mrs. Ueeck grew up on. They have 2 young children, Alexander and Elizabeth. Mrs. Ueeck enjoys spending time with her family, snuggling with her cat, cross-stitching, going on walks, and playing video games. She also loves reading and singing.
MARY COOPER, 7TH GRADE
Mrs. Cooper is in her 14th year at St. Mary. She graduated from UW-River Falls with a B.S. in Agriculture. She received her license through Project Teaching and St. Mary Unifersity. Prior to teaching at St. Mary School, she was a substitute teacher for St. Mary as well as the Richland School District for 6 years. Mrs. Cooper has been helping bring STEP Education to our school through her Notre Dame TRUSTEY Senior STEM Fellowship! She has been married for 27 years to her husband Jerry, and they have two children, Ryley and Madison. She enjoys gardening, reading, riding in her woods on her ATV and John Deere Gator, volleyball, music, and caring for her menagerie of animals at home.
MARY J. BROADBENT, 6TH GRADE
Mrs. Broadbent is in her 18th year as the 6th grade and middle school math teacher at St. Mary School. She holds a degree in business education from Northern Michigan University. She has 30 years of teaching experience with 11 years of substitute teaching in the public schools, and 1 year of teaching at Richland Center High School. She has a great love for teaching and feels blessed to be able to share her faith with her students. She has been married to her husband Scott for 31 years, is the mother of five beautiful children: Jaime, Ryan, Daniel, Peter, and Elizabeth; and is a grandmother of 5 awesome grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, doing any kind of brain games, and knitting.
SABRINA RIDER, 5TH GRADE
Mrs. Rider, formerly Ms. Lewallen, is in her 8th year teaching at St. Mary The 2019-2020 school year is her second year teaching 5th grade after spending 6 years in 1st grade. She graduated from Mount Mercy University in 2001 with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and an Endorsement in Reading. Teaching is her passion and she strives to keep herself educated in order to provide the best learning experience for her students.
Mrs. Rider married her wonderful husband Dana this past summer and almost tripled the size of her family! Together they have five sons and one daughter: Anthony (RCHS class of 2012), Austin (RCHS class of 2013), Randall (Senior at RCHS), Brody (grade 8 at RMS), Madelynn (grade 7 at St. Mary), and Landon (grade 4 at Doudna).
In her spare time, Sabrina enjoys spending time with her husband, children, and friends, traveling, remodeling homes and reading. Mrs. Rider feels blessed to spend another year of her teaching career at St. Mary School and is excited to see what great things God has planned for the 2019-2020 school year!
JUDY MURPHY, 4TH GRADE
Mrs. Murphy is in her fourteenth full time year at St. Mary. She taught one year in fifth grade and the past twelve years in 4th grade. Mrs. Murphy holds an Associate's Degree from UW-Richland and a Bachelor of Science in Education Degree from UW-Platteville. Mrs. Murphy's hobbies include reading, walking, and watching football games.
BARBARA PLINER, 3RD GRADE
Mrs. Pliner has been teaching at St. Mary School since 1989, and has spent most of that time teaching 3rd grade. She graduated from Riverdale High School. From there she went to UW-Richland for two years and transferred to and graduated from UW-Platteville. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. She is married and has two college-age children, Stacie and Michael. She likes to walk, swim, read, and scrapbook. She also enjoys family movie night with her children and husband.
DONNA URBACH, 2ND GRADE
Miss Urbach is in her 38th year of teaching, and it has all been in the second grade! She holds a degree in Elementary Education from Viterbo University. She has taken many classes to help her stay current with the latest trends in education. She just returned from a national conference on early learning, and she is excited to put what she learned into practice! She is truly passionate about her teaching career and can't imagine doing anything else. She enjoys sports, especially the Packers, Badgers, and the Brewers, reading, traveling, music, and gardening. She is also a member of St. Mary's parish family where she is involved with many of the activities of the church. She lives in Richland Center with her adorable companion, Tiny. Ms. Urbach was named Elementary Teacher of the Year for the Diocese of La Crosse in 2018.
JESSICA PARR, 1ST GRADE
Mrs. Parr is beginning her 3rd year of teaching and her second year at St. Mary School. She has a degree in Elementary Education and earned her teaching degree at the University of Wisconin-Platteville. She was raised in Dubuque, Iowa. She married her amazing husband Joey last and also got two amazing stepdaughters as part of the deal. Mrs. Parr is also the proud mom of two rescue cats, Khaleesi and Artemis. Mrs. Parr enjoys music, reading and teaching. She looks forward to exciting adventures here at St. Mary School.
MALY KRAJCO, KINDERGARTEN
Maly Krajco is starting her first year of teaching after recently graduating from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire in December 2018. Maly has a degree in elementary education and is a proud alum of St. Mary School. Maly is excited to return to St. Mary after having such a wonderful experience being the long term substitute in Kindergarten last semester. In her free time Maly enjoys spending time with family and friends, coaching gymnastics, being outside, baking, and traveling.
MOLLY WARMKA, 4 YEAR OLD KINDERGARTEN
Ms. Warmka is beginning her first year teaching at St. Mary. She was born and raised in Beaver Dam where she attended UCPS Catholic elementary school and Beaver Dam High School. She is a graduate of Edgewood College where she received her degree in Elementary Education, with a minor in Spanish. After college, she spent one year working as a substitute teacher in her hometown before making the decision to move to Nashville, TN. In Nashville she worked in a preschool setting for ten years in their 3 year old and Pre-K classrooms. She enjoyed Nashville's southern hospitality for eleven years before taking the opportunity to teach English abroad in Madrid, Spain this past year. She's excited to start this next chapter of her career here at St. Mary! In her free time, she enjoys traveling, baking, Nashville Predators hockey, and spending time with her family.
MRS. PAMELA TYDRICH, 3 YEAR OLD PRESCHOOL
Mrs. Tydrich has been with our 3K program since it began, meaning she is starting her 7th year teaching at St. Mary School! She grew up in Chicago, IL where she received her Associate of Arts degree at Triton College. She worked for the Head Start program for 13 years where she received her Child Development Associate, then worked at Noah's Ark Playschool for one year. She is very excited to work in the St. Mary 3K program with the great staff at St. Mary School. She has been married to husband Tony for 28 years and was blessed to have four children, three who have graduated, and one who currently attends St. Mary. She enjoys sports, running, movies, and spending time with family and friends.
MRS. MARILU MARSHALL, LIBRARIAN, ART and AFTER SCHOOL CARE
I first came to Saint Mary School on a bright fall day many years ago as an eager and excited first grader. Eight years later I graduated and left, with what I feel, was a very solid Catholic education. To this day, I still believe in and follow the Catholic values and traditions taught by the Benedictine sisters, who were my wonderful teachers. Fast forward a few decades and I returned in the fall of 2010 as a kindergarten aide for Mrs. Vlasak. I loved working with the kindergarteners in every aspect of their school day, especially learning to read and doing our special art projects.
In the fall of 2015 I was hired to fill a vacancy in the school library, which is where I remain. At that time I also took on the responsibilities of the after-school care program. This year I will be adding to the mix with new duties in K through 8 Art.
I firmly believe in this school and feel blessed everyday that I am able to work in this incredible environment with an unmatchable group of educators and students.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, my friends, and my three Dachshunds. I also love reading, researching my Irish heritage, and painting with both acrylics and watercolors.