Specialists K-5

Leah Kaeppe

Leah Kaeppe returns to Saint Ambrose with experience teaching kindergarten at Saint Ambrose for many years, and as a K-5 interventionist at Saint Croix Catholic and Colfax Elementary in Colfax wisconsin.  She received her B.A. in Elementary Education from Augsburg University, with a minor in Special Education. She also has an M.A. in K-12th Grade […]

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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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Mary Spohr-Barilla

Mary Spohr-Barilla received her B.S. in K-12 Physical Education from the University of Minnesota. She taught K-2 Physical Education for eight years at a parochial school in St Paul, and also assisted with Athletics while she was in that position. She has additional experience working as a physical therapy assistant.  Mrs. Spohr-Barilla decided to go

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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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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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Meg May

Background: Meg has BA in Spanish and Secondary Ed from College of St. Benedict. Meg also has her Masters of Education. She has taught high school Spanish as well as Elementary Spanish. Fun Fact: Meg works as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness instructor at the Y and UpLift Fitness here in Woodbury. Favorite Thing

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