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Paul Watkins joins the St. Ambrose faculty this year as a Latin I teacher after previously serving as a Latin tutor for the school.
St. Ambrose students will have the privilege of learning music again this year from Emily Tratar. Emily is currently attending UW-Madison, pursuing her bachelor’s
St. Ambrose welcomes Ivonne Blahnik to the staff as administrative assistant. In this role, Ivonne looks forward to welcoming all school visitors, serving as
St. Ambrose Academy welcomes Mrs. Rosie Francis to our school as a 6th grade religion and music teacher. Mrs. Francis hails from nearby Deforest
Initially tasked by her parents to check out St. Ambrose on behalf of her high school brothers, Ahrom Thompson ended her tour of the
Dr. Constance Nielsen has been with St. Ambrose since its founding and served in various roles throughout the years as Dean of Faculty and
After receiving an undergrad in chemistry and biochemistry from Drake University and her master’s of secondary education from UW-Madison, Quinn Meyers enjoys sharing her
St. Ambrose welcomes back Meg Matenaer as Academic Assistant. Meg first taught English and math at St. Ambrose many years ago. She is returning
Latin and history teacher Dr. Geoffrey Ludvik is a biblical archeologist who’s passionate about making history relatable to his students in order to get
St. Ambrose is blessed to have not one but two Dr. Ludviks on staff! Joining her husband Dr. Geoffrey Ludvik, Dr. Denise Ludvik will
Joel Kurth enjoys his time in the classroom as St. Ambrose’s business math teacher. Joel believes that the practical applications of business math, such
St. Ambrose Academy warmly welcomes Jacob Kruchten! Jacob will be teaching Latin A, Latin I, and Latin V, in addition to providing tutoring for
Over the years, veteran teacher Theresa has taught a wide range of subjects from self-contained fifth grade to pre-calculus to Religion III. Her favorite
St. Ambrose is thrilled to welcome alumna Heather Jones to its teaching faculty! After graduating from St. Ambrose, Heather attended Benedictine College in Kansas
St. Ambrose welcomes Mrs. Liz Frias back in a new role: Learning Coach! Mrs. Frias previously worked as the school secretary for three years
St. Ambrose Academy is delighted to welcome Mrs. Cherity Foat to our faculty as a member of our Learning Services Department! Originally from Northwest
Grant Emmel is a founding member of St. Ambrose and this year joins the faculty as a math teacher. He and his wife Nancy
St. Ambrose is delighted to have Karen Edie as art teacher. Karen is a firm believer in hard work over talent. She often encourages
St. Ambrose science and math students are often treated to carefully crafted, personalized curriculum from longtime science and math teacher and St. Ambrose founding
Katie Behrens has taught English and grammar at St. Ambrose for the past six years and serves as the forensics coach and Director of
Dean of Students, college counselor, and Latin and English teacher, Dr. Mary Skemp is a true asset to St. Ambrose! In the classroom, Mary
Dean of Academic Success and history and science teacher Michael Kwas has been with St. Ambrose for over nine years. Like all the St.
St. Ambrose owes its smooth operations to the hard work of Kim Gilmore, who combines several different administrative roles into one position due to
Dr. John Joy first joined the St. Ambrose faculty as ninth-grade religion teacher before taking on the role of Dean of Faculty. Before this,
Carolyn Averill brings a unique perspective to her role as advancement director. As a convert to Catholicism, Carolyn understands the experience of being on
As Director of Enrollment and Retention, Angela Hineline values being the first point of contact when a family is searching for a great school,
Joe Draves is passionate about offering young people a complete education that can be a refuge and oasis in the world, one that corresponds
The 2022-2023 academic year will be Scott Schmiesing’s fifteenth year as principal. Scott has blessed the school with his ability to listen carefully to
Joan Carey, one of the founders of St. Ambrose Academy, continues to embrace the highly important nature of the work of forming a Catholic