Our staff members have years of experience in their fields of expertise.

Jacquelyn Carter

2nd Grade

I graduated from SCSU with a degree in Elementary Education. I received my Master's degree from the University of St. Thomas. I taught 1st and second grade in Minneapolis for 15 years. I am so excited to be teaching at JPII!

Sara Feinberg

Performing Arts Teacher

Undergraduate degree in music (voice) with a minor in theatre, Master’s in Teaching from Hamline University. I have taught theatre throughout the Twin Cities for 20 years and was a classroom teacher for 8 years.

Tommy Flikeid

Phy Ed Teacher

Bachelor of science in health and physical education from St. Cloud State University

Laurel Hettinger

1st Grade

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and minor in Sociology from Creighton University in Omaha, NE. I am so grateful to be at JPII and work with scholars each day!

Rainey Lecher

Grade 5

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Drake University. Endorsement areas in reading (K-8) and English as a Second Language (K-12).

Christine Linsmeier

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary/Middle School Education and Spanish Education, Mount Mary University, Milwaukee, Wis.

Judi Mikolai

Title 1 Reading Teacher

B.A. University of Minnesota, Morris, M.A. University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Reading Certification grades K-12 Hamline University.

Marilyn Ochoa

Administrative Assistant

Tania Sanchez

Kitchen/After-School Coordinator

Shannon Schroeder

Grade 3 Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration: Marketing Degree (BSBA) - Creighton University; K-6th Teaching License - St. Mary's University; Master of Arts in Instruction Program (MAI) - St. Mary's University in process

Mallory Sharp

Teach for Christ Missionary, Middle School Teacher

I studied English Education and minored in theology at the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. I am serving as a Teach for Christ missionary along with ten other missionaries who are serving in different Catholic schools in the Twin Cities.

Scarlett Wand


B.A. Psychology, St. Mary's of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN Master's of Arts in Teaching, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

Katie Ward

Grade 4

Bachelor of Arts in Music and Spanish with minors in Education, Schooling, and Society and Catholic Social Tradition, University of Notre Dame In progress: Master of Education, University of Notre Dame

Jessi Weakley

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, Minor in Theology from College of St. Catherine.

Nicki Williams Johnson

Title 1 Teacher

Blaise Younce

Dean of Students

B.A. in Teaching Communication Arts and Literature from the University of Minnesota - Duluth. M.E. in Educational Leadership and Administration from the University of St. Thomas.