All the School News You Need

This is your one-stop for all school news.  Start by checking the Holy Family news below for system-wide updates. Then, select your school(s) from the menu above to find all the news you need to know in one convenient spot.

Upcoming Dates:

  • August 24 – First Day of School

Holy Family News:

Elementary Teacher Placements for 2020-2021

With the elementary transitions from Holy Ghost and St. Anthony to Our Lady, Resurrection and St. Columbkille, we know many families are eager to know where our teachers will be assigned for next school year.  We are so happy and relieved to report that we were able to offer contracts to all teachers who wished to continue their ministry at Holy Family next year!

If you have any questions about elementary teacher placements, please contact your school principal.

Kindergarten Barb Klein Mary Lou Johnson Kelsea Bellows
Sara Weires Laura Ripley Cami Saenz-Ruiz
-- -- Katie Bormann
1st Grade Rose Oswald Juanita Burke Lori Obendorf
Barb Rambousek Bayleigh Esser Erin Palm
Kayla Walleser Heather Weig --
2nd Grade Christy Atkinson Michele Colbert Adrianna Welter-Mayne
Christa Feuerhelm Linda Johnson Sara Devaney
-- Cathy Krueger --
Grade 3 Kathleen Nicholson Rhonda Koppes Michelle Hartmann
Nancy Sabers New Teacher Tara Link
-- Riley O'Brien --
Grade 4 Barb Davis Ann Callahan Diana Porras
Hayley Foley Ellen Funke Erin Diekman
Grade 5 Meagan Herkelman Megan Knapp Paula White
Vicki Padilla New Teacher Jose Garcia
Special Needs Dawn Brosius Carrie Kirkpatrick TBD
PE Isaac Cloward/Andy Paulsen Andy Paulsen Isaac Cloward
Music Patti Steines Ayla Graziano Sam Anderson
Art Lori Lahey Lori Lahey Molly McAndrew
ELL Support Sr. Mary Lee Cox Andrea Tschiggfrie/Sr. Mary Lee Cox Andrea Tschiggfrie
Counselor New Counselor Kate Burke TBD
Tech Support Shelly Theisen/Jenni Malcom Shelly Theisen/Jenni Malcom Shelly Theisen/Jenni Malcom
Library Associate Beth Stenoish Carol Woolf Pam Unsen
School Associates Julie Hill Cheryl Hemann Katie Bellini
Caroline Mockler Melissa King Josefina Medellin
Beth Yaeger Jennifer Specht Celina Meza
Christine Ripperger Tammy White Liliana Peterson
Jodi Warden Therese Rix Rafael Jaume
Administrative Assistant Lee Ann Volkert Anna Vallee Jodi Sigwarth
Principal Denise Grant Barb Roling Carolyn Wiezorek

Holy Family Personalized Learning News & Updates:

Visit the Personalized Learning page to learn more.

From Personalized Learning to Virtual Learning

Personalized learning at Holy Family has been a huge asset in our transition to a successful virtual learning experience. The skills and habits our students have learned in the classroom, and continue to practice in their "virtual classrooms" each day, help them become self-directed and personally invested in their education. Mentors continue to provide the one-on-one support our students need in this trying time. The Summit Learning platform offers seamless access to our quality curriculum and an open line of communication between teachers, students, and families. And the real-time data available to our teachers help them monitor and support individual student progress – just like they always have!

FREE Book!

Looking for a good book to read while you're stuck at home? Stop by the Holy Family central office at 2005 Kane St., Dubuque, to pick up a copy of Prepared by Summit Learning founder Diane Tavenner (sitting in the entryway, while supplies last!) In December 2019, Bill Gates featured Prepared on his holiday reading list.

Diane Tavenner started Summit Learning because of her personal passion to “do whatever it takes” to support all students. You’ll enjoy her perspective on education from the viewpoint of a teacher, administrator, and a mom. We think you’ll find Diane has wise words for educators and parents alike.

In sharing Prepared, we hope to help the community understand the story behind Summit Learning and how it has grown over the course of almost 20 years to become a remarkable model for schools throughout the country, including Holy Family. We hope you find a connection between Diane’s story and Holy Family’s tireless pursuit of excellence, as we work to ensure our students are Prepared for a fulfilled life.

If you enjoy the book, please share it with a friend!

Read Bill Gates' review of Prepared at