St. John's School Amazing and Dedicated Teachers

The faculty and staff at St. John’s School have high expectations for every student and for themselves.    All of our 26 teachers (including Specialist teachers) hold Bachelor’s degrees with 45% of them holding Master’s degrees. All hold current licensure from the State of Minnesota. Many take advantage of continuing education opportunities both during the school year and over the summer months. 

Our faculty and staff represent the best of what a Catholic parish school has to offer. Competent and dedicated, these professionals teach a challenging curriculum, provide expert hands-on instructions, and devote a great deal of time to their students.   To contact a teacher or specialist, please click on their name below to email, or call the school office at 952.890.6604.   

School Counselor

Kindergarten Teachers

Sue Maxwell

Erin Bovee

First Grade Teachers

Renae Brunner

Susan Lee

Second Grade Teachers

Jeanine Zetah

Third Grade Teachers

Kristen Giles

Kathi Dunn

Fourth Grade Teachers

Becky Colwell

Lisa Rhoda

Fifth Grade Teachers

Kathy Geis

Teresa Becker

Middle School (grades 6-8)

Jennifer Kaster (6th – 8th Social Studies)

Tom Emanuel (6th – 8th Science)

Jan Jirik (3th – 8th Physical Education)

Susan O’Connor (6th – 8th Spanish)

Sarah Floersch (6th-8th Math)

Erin Svihel (7th & 8th Language Arts, 7th Literature)

Mary Beth Durham (Middle School Religion Specialist)


Jean Algren (Librarian)

Cindy Mokos (K-5th Music) 

Jan Jirik (3rd – 8th Physical Education)

Kati Diedrick (Technology Coordinator)