Specialists 6-8

Maria Schneider

Maria Schneider graduated from the College of Saint Benedict with a degree in Music Education in 2022 and is eager to join the team at Saint Ambrose School. Growing up attending a small Catholic elementary school and then a Catholic faith-based college, she is familiar with the experience and is excited for the opportunity to […]

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Beth Salmon

Mrs. Salmon knew she wanted to be a teacher since kindergarten. She watched her teachers and thought, “Wow! They have a great job!” She loves how excited children are about learning and credits them with making coming to work each day incredible. She enjoys teaching at a Catholic school because she is able to help

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Stephanie Shippy

Stephanie Shippy received her BA in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and a Masters of Education. She also holds a Graduate Certificates in Special Education and Gifted and Talented Education. As a special education teacher, Mrs. Shippy enjoys helping people advocate for themselves and watching their growth during the time she works

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Becky Panuska

Becky has two years of teaching experience and previously taught at a high school in Wisconsin. She is excited to teach at Saint Ambrose to help foster faith in our youth and instill lifelong movement and healthy living skills. Her teaching philosophy ensures each student is seen, known, and loved and helps each individual to grow and

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Josie Bertsch

Influenced by her experience with great band teachers, the joy of sharing her own musical gifts, and her love of children, Josie Bertsch developed a career teaching music. Mrs. Bertsch earned her B.M. in music education from South Dakota State University and complemented that with graduate credit in Saxophone Performance from the University of Colorado.

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Tim Demco

Mr. Demco joined St. Ambrose in 2000 as our Technology and Media Specialist as well as our Athletic Director. Prior to joining SAW, he had the pleasure of teaching junior high English, literature, math, social studies, and computers and science at various schools in the Twin City Metro area since his career began in 1992.

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Teresa Gallagher

Mrs. Gallagher joined the staff of St. Ambrose in 2000. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of St. Thomas, her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota and her Master’s from St. Mary’s University. Mrs. Gallagher feels she was born to be a teacher and can’t imagine a more

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