Paul Watkins

Paul Watkins joins the St. Ambrose faculty this year as a Latin I teacher after previously serving as a Latin tutor for the school. An avid student of language, Paul […]

Emily Tratar

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 degree in Music Education with a […]

Ivonne Blahnik

St. Ambrose welcomes Ivonne Blahnik to the staff as administrative assistant. In this role, Ivonne looks forward to welcoming all school visitors, serving as a reachable and friendly resource to […]

Rosie Francis

St. Ambrose Academy welcomes Mrs. Rosie Francis to our school as a 6th grade religion and music teacher. Mrs. Francis hails from nearby Deforest and attended UW-Madison for Music Education. […]

Ahrom Thompson

Initially tasked by her parents to check out St. Ambrose on behalf of her high school brothers, Ahrom Thompson ended her tour of the school with an offer to teach […]

Dr. Constance Nielsen

Dr. Constance Nielsen has been with St. Ambrose since its founding and served in various roles throughout the years as Dean of Faculty and Head of Curriculum in addition to […]

Quinn Myers

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 knowledge and love of the physical […]

Meg Matenaer

St. Ambrose welcomes back Meg Matenaer as Academic Assistant. Meg first taught English and math at St. Ambrose many years ago. She is returning this year to supervise study halls. […]

Dr. Geoffrey Ludvik

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 them excited about it too. Geoffrey […]

Dr. Denise Ludvik

St. Ambrose is blessed to have not one but two Dr. Ludviks on staff! Joining her husband Dr. Geoffrey Ludvik, Dr. Denise Ludvik will be teaching biology to our freshmen […]

Joel Kurth

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 as understanding mortgages and investments, will […]

Jacob Kruchten

St. Ambrose Academy warmly welcomes Jacob Kruchten! Jacob will be teaching Latin A, Latin I, and Latin V, in addition to providing tutoring for Latin. He will also teach a […]

Theresa Klinkhammer

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 class to teach is Algebra I. […]

Heather Jones

St. Ambrose is thrilled to welcome alumna Heather Jones to its teaching faculty! After graduating from St. Ambrose, Heather attended Benedictine College in Kansas where she received degrees in English […]

Liz Frias

St. Ambrose welcomes Mrs. Liz Frias back in a new role: Learning Coach! Mrs. Frias previously worked as the school secretary for three years before departing to raise her two […]

Cherity Foat

St. Ambrose Academy is delighted to welcome Mrs. Cherity Foat to our faculty as a member of our Learning Services Department! Originally from Northwest Illinois, Mrs. Foat earned a dual […]

Grant Emmel

Grant Emmel is a founding member of St. Ambrose and this year joins the faculty as a math teacher. He and his wife Nancy desired a place where their children […]

Karen Edie

St. Ambrose is delighted to have Karen Edie as art teacher. Karen is a firm believer in hard work over talent. She often encourages her students to keep pushing themselves […]

Patrick Carey

St. Ambrose science and math students are often treated to carefully crafted, personalized curriculum from longtime science and math teacher and St. Ambrose founding member Patrick Carey. Through careful observance […]

Katie Behrens

Katie Behrens has taught English and grammar at St. Ambrose for the past six years and serves as the forensics coach and Director of Student Activities for the school. Katie […]

Dr. Mary Skemp

Dean of Students, college counselor, and Latin and English teacher, Dr. Mary Skemp is a true asset to St. Ambrose! In the classroom, Mary is particularly skilled at leading her […]

Michael Kwas

Dean of Academic Success and history and science teacher Michael Kwas has been with St. Ambrose for over nine years. He recently won statewide recognition through the annual Kohl Foundation […]

Kim Gilmore

St. Ambrose owes its smooth operations to the hard work of Kim Gilmore, who combines several different administrative roles into one position due to her accomplished business world work experiences. […]

Dr. John Joy

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, John was the Director of Evangelization […]

Carolyn Averill

Carolyn Averill brings a unique perspective to her role as advancement director. As a convert to Catholicism, Carolyn understands the experience of being on the outside of a community looking […]

Angela Hineline

As Director of Enrollment and Retention, Angela Hineline values being the first point of contact when a family is searching for a great school, knowing that St. Ambrose is a […]

Joseph Draves

Joe Draves is passionate about offering young people a complete education that can be a refuge and oasis in the world, one that corresponds to the way they’ve been created […]

Scott Schmiesing

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 the concerns of the faculty and […]

Joan Carey

Joan Carey, one of the founders of St. Ambrose Academy, continues to embrace the highly important nature of the work of forming a Catholic school. Joan recognizes the world’s urgent […]