Mrs. Francis hails from nearby Deforest and attended UW-Madison for Music Education. She met her husband Patrick, a fellow music major, in classes and through involvement at St. Paul Catholic Center and they welcomed their first baby, Joseph, on the Solemnity of St. Joseph in 2022.
Having grown up playing clarinet since 6th grade, Mrs. Francis knew she wanted music to be a part of her future in some way. Combining her love for children and teaching, she is now able to share the many benefits of music with St. Ambrose Guardians. She strives to give students the tools to engage with music in a meaningful way and give them a vocabulary to talk about music they hear or the tools to create music on their own.
She is delighted by the boundless enthusiasm of 6th and 7th graders and their eagerness to participate in classes and is thankful to be surrounded by warm and welcoming fellow educators.
Outside of St. Ambrose Academy, Mrs. Francis also provides infant and toddler care during mornings at a local Catholic school and enjoys spending time hiking in the outdoors with her family and friends, playing board games, and trying out new recipes.