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Meet our Faculty and Staff

The faculty of Saint John’s Prep inspire, mentor, and guide students throughout their academic journey. In the classroom, our teachers encourage students to develop critical thinking skills, challenge them with complex problems and foster their  communication skills. Our small class sizes mean teachers have time to work individually with students to support and mentor them with their studies.

75% of Saint John’s Prep faculty hold at least one Master’s Degree

Faculty & Staff Directory


Fr. Jonathan Licari, OSB

Aaron Miller
Vice President of Advancement

Katie Bergstrom

Sherry Krebsbach
Executive Director of Finance and Facilities

Brett Hendrickson
Director of Residential Life

Mary Jo Leighton
Associate Director of Admissions

Jill Pauly
Director of Communications and Events

Laura Hartog
Admission Associate

Dave Thorman ’65
Director of Major Gifts


Mary Anderson

6th Grade Teacher

Bryan Backes
Activities and Athletics Director

Matt Beck
German Teacher and Summer Program Director

Richard Crawford, OSB
Theatre Technical Director and Teacher

Jen Daiker
Social Studies Teacher

Patrick Dwyer
Art Teacher

Robert Ellenbecker
Middle School Teacher

Jeff Engholm
Music Teacher

Robert Erickson
English Teacher

Sandy Ernst
Student Accounts and Records

Kelly Fitch
English Teacher

David Fremo
Campus Ministry

Kris Fremo
Art Teacher


Thomas Grandy
Math TeacherCindy Haagenson
Administrative Assistant to the HeadmasterNathan Heroux
Residential Life Staff and iPad TechnologistKathy Janku
Theology Instructor

Stephanie Johnson
Data Specialist

Anne Kampa
Residential Life Staff

Paul Keyworth
ESOL Teacher

Kim Koffi
International & Multicultural Student Advisor

Susan Kolb
English Teacher

Steve Larson
Math Teacher

Lily Li
Chinese Teacher

Charles Miller
Science Teacher and Knowledge Bowl Coach

Paul-Vincent Niebauer, OSB
Theatre Director

Greta Noska
Spanish InstructorLance Nydeen
Social Studies TeacherSarah Pasela
Biology and ESOL InstructorDavid Paulson
Music/Band/Choir TeacherAidan Putnam, OSB
Theatre and Acting InstructorJ.J. Roske
Residential Life Staff

Mary Rueter
Math Teacher

Emmerich Sack
Retired German Teacher/Austrian Student Director

Alicia Schlangen

Stacey Schrupp
Administrative Assistant to the Principal

Dan Stark
Middle School Teacher

Martina Talic
Spanish Teacher & International Baccalaureate Program Coordinator

Jess Vos
School Nurse

Micah Waalen
Buildings and Grounds Supervisor

Jeremy Welters
Residential Life Staff

Jennifer Whitehead

Eric Yanke
Science Teacher

Small class sizes, the faculty’s dedication, and a low student‐to‐teacher ratio all foster an atmosphere of personal attention for every student.

"My child loves it. Found a place that celebrates faith, uniqueness, talent and intellect."
Anne, parent
"My kids have thrived at this school and have been afforded amazing opportunities to grow, not only as students, but also as human beings. The environment encourages individuality, supports different cultures and backgrounds, and prepares its students for future success by offering a real-life sampling of what they will encounter in college and beyond."
Jennifer, parent
"We sent our boys to prep because of its academic reputation and were more than satisfied with how Prep prepared them for life! It was an honor and privilege to send our sons to Prep! The investment by our family was worth every dime!"
Tom, parent