St. Mary brings four new staff members into the fold
St. Mary is welcoming three new teachers and a new principal for the 2014-15 school year.
Below is a list of the new hires and some biographical information about each:
Family: Come from a big family of nine: dad, mom, two sisters and four brothers
Position at St. Mary School: Preschool and wrap around teacher
Education: Early Childhood Education
Previous work experience: Child Care Development Centers
Favorite hobbies/pastimes: Love to play and coach hockey. I enjoy being active and being outdoors, hunting, camping, playing softball.
Family: Parents in St. Croix Falls, younger sister in Amery, older brother in Illinois, son (23) in Burnsville, Minn., daughter (26) in Daegu, South Korea.
Position at St. Mary School: Math teacher grades 4-8
Education: U of M - Duluth 1981 grad; UW-River Falls 2013
Previous work experience: 27+ years in Sales/Marketing with companies: Pillsbury, Dean Foods Vegetable Company, Ocean Spray, General Mills, Blue Skies Marketing
Favorite hobbies/pastimes: Travel, outdoor sports like golf and skiing, reading, time with friends and family.
Gail Vanden Heuvel
Position at St. Mary School: Kindergarten teacher
Education: BS of Elementary Education, Masters in Reading Education
Previous work experience: Four years at St. Mary, first-grade teacher; two years at St. John in Sherwood, Wis., a first-grade teacher.
Favorite hobbies/pastimes: Walking in the woods with my dog, reading, spending time with my family.
Family: Wife, three grown children
Position at St. Mary School: Principal
Education: Masters in Education Administration from the University of Portland
Previous work experience: Spent 10 years teaching in the Archdiocese of Portland, 20 years teaching in Minnesota public schools.
Favorite hobbies/pastimes: Outdoors, camping, fishing, collecting antique toys, reading and an auto enthusiast.