Teacher Pages

All staff members are background checked yearly by the State of Minnesota as well as have a completed Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis McDowell Agency teacher background check and have attended the Virtus training.  Each preschool teacher holds a Minnesota Teaching license and all staff members are First Aid and CPR certified, are required to attend conferences, workshops, and classes throughout the school year, and have 10 or more hours of in-service training yearly.  To contact a Preschool staff member, please click on their name below to email, or call 952.846.4663.

Cathy Abbott:  Teacher Assistant

  • has been with preschool since 2007
  • has a degree in Journalism from College of St. Thomas
  • is a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

Denise Beers:  Teacher Assistant

  • new to the preschool August 2016
  • worked as a student support paraprofessional for ISD 719 for 10 years
  • is a member of St. Michael's Catholic Church 

Michelle Dellwo:  Director

  • has been with the preschool since 2012
  • has a degree in Business Administration from the College of St. Benedict
  • has a degree in Pre-Primary and Elementary Education from the College of St. Catherine 

Allison Buchman:  Teacher

  • has been with the preschool since 2013 
  • has a degree in Pre-Primary and Elementary Education from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls 
  • is a member of St. John’s the Baptist Catholic Church

Lisa Gordon:  Teacher Assistant

  • has been with the preschool since 2013
  • has a degree in merchandising from Washington State University
  • is a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

Jenni Mayasich:  Physical Education Specialist

  • has been with St. John the Baptist Catholic School since 2003
  • has a degree in Physical Education from University of MN Duluth
  • has a degree in Health Education from Mankato State University
  • has a coaching certificate and classes in Developmental/Adaptive Physical Education

Jill McCauley:  Teacher Assistant

  • has been with the preschool since 2012
  • has a degree in Travel Planning from Dakota County Technical Institute
  • is a member of St. John’s the Baptist Catholic Church

Nicole Pavlish:  Teacher

  • new to the preschool August 2016
  • has a degree in Elementary Education from Gustavus Adolphus College

Donna Pfeiffer:  Teacher

  • has been with the preschool since 2007
  • has a degree in Education/Special Education from Northern State University
  • is a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church

Colleen Roess:  Music Specialist

  •  has been with the preschool since 2012
  •  has a degree in Communications from the University of MN Duluth
  •  has a Musikgarten certification from Northwestern College.