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Joy Valladares-Cormier

St. Ambrose welcomes Joy Valladares-Cormier as a member of our Learning Services Department She looks forward to getting to know students and offering them help! As a cradle Catholic, Joy’s […]

Fr. Jared Holzhuter

St. Ambrose warmly welcomes Fr. Jared Holzhuter as our new chaplain! Fr. Jared, a Janesville native, attended UW-Madison where he received a bachelor’s in English. He attended Sacred Heart Major […]

Emily Tratar

Emily brings many gifts to the St. Ambrose classroom! Emily is a graduate of UW-Madison with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education with a vocal emphasis. During her undergraduate years, […]

Ivonne Blahnik

In her role as our administrative assistant, Ivonne enjoys welcoming all school visitors, serving as a reachable and friendly resource to all those who come – in person or via […]

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 […]

Aaron Roser

Aaron Roser joins the St. Ambrose Academy team this year, as a math and science teacher. After first moving from his home state of Illinois to Arizona, Aaron, his wife […]

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 […]

Susie Melk

Susie Melk returns to her home state after several years in Colorado and joins the St. Ambrose Academy faculty as an English teacher! Born and raised Catholic, Susie was blessed […]

Dr. Rob Marsland

Rob Marsland has a long history with St. Ambrose Academy: one of the first founding families, a former Board member, sometime geometry tutor…and now he’s adding math teacher to the […]

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 […]

Julie Draves

St. Ambrose Academy welcomes Julie Draves to our team as Bookkeeper and Wisconsin Parental Choice Program Administrator! A native of Neenah, WI, Julie first came to Madison where she earned […]

Michael Kwas

Dean of Academic Success and history and science teacher Michael Kwas has been with St. Ambrose for over nine years. In spring 2023, he won statewide recognition through the annual […]

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 […]

Scott Schmiesing

Though initially drawn to St. Ambrose Academy as a place to send his children for junior and senior high, Scott Schmiesing ended up becoming principal! He served as principal of […]

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 […]

John Scudder

St. Ambrose Academy is thrilled to welcome John Scudder as our new Head of School! In this new role, John will provide faith-based leadership, maintain effective classical educational programs, 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 […]

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

The talented Dr. Denise Ludvik is in her second year at St. Ambrose, teaching biology to our freshmen. Denise is eager to share with her students her passion for learning […]

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 […]

Marlow Gazzoli

St. Ambrose Academy welcomes Mr. Marlow Gazzoli, who joins the Academy as a Latin and Math teacher! Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Marlow first experienced Latin and Greek […]

Liz Frias

In addition to her current role as Learning Coach, Liz also previously worked as the school secretary for three years before departing to raise her two young children. She and […]

Rosie Francis

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 […]

Cherity Foat

Originally from Northwest Illinois, Mrs. Foat earned a dual bachelors in Spanish and Latin American Studies with an emphasis in Political Science from Rockford University. She continued at the University […]

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 […]

Penina Boros

After leading two Beloved women’s small groups at St. Ambrose Academy, Penina Boros now also joins the faculty as Student Mentor and 6th and 7th grade religion teacher. Penina’s love […]

Katie Behrens

Katie Behrens has taught English and grammar at St. Ambrose for the past seven years and serves as the Director of Student Activities for the school. Katie appreciates how intuitive […]