At SJB, our teachers and staff are committed to educating the whole child – body mind and spirit. We believe your child benefits when families team up with teachers. Our teachers use a wide array of resources to “think outside of the box” to find an innovative or creative way to teach your children. Click on teacher's name to email them.

2016 Staff

Child Care Director - Kelly Drews - (view bio)
Pre-3/4K - Kelly Drews - (view bio)
Pre-3/4K - Melissa McCabe
Kindergarten - Kattie Huber - (view bio)
Grade 1 - Christina Bestul - (view bio)
Grade 2 - Kathy Burch- (view bio)
Grade 3 - Angela Raflik - (view bio)
Grade 4 - Noelle Allison - (view bio)
Grade 5 - Katie Schoemer - (view bio)
Grade 6 Homeroom - Angie Wachter - (view bio)
Grade 6 Math - Lori Siegert
Grade 7 Homeroom - Dan McMullen -(view bio)
Grade 8 Homeroom - Jean Vogel - (view bio)

Literature/English - Angie Wachter
Math - Angela Jacks- (view bio)
History - Jean Vogel- (view bio)
Science/Religion - Dan McMullen - (view bio)
Spanish - Jean Vogel - (view bio)
Music - Jennifer Erdly - (view bio)
Technology and LIbrary - Janette Schroeder
Art - Faith Albert - (View Bio)
Physical Education - Jeffery Cole - (view bio)

Learning Support - Ann Schwibinger - (view bio)
Math Learning Support - Marsha Dochterman
Student Guidance Counselor - Jeane Sager - (view bio)
Band - Geoffrey Schuh
Office - Ann Penkwitz - (view bio)
Principal - Amy Nelson - (view bio)

Faith Albert
I have been working at St. John the Baptist in the art room since 2009.  I earned my BFA at the University of Akron in Ohio.  My husband Roger and I have four daughters of whom the three younger ones graduated from SJB.  I love working with all the grade levels and enjoy helping to channel all of their creative energy.  In the art classes we try to expose the children to multiple mediums and techniques and also art in religion, culture and history.  We also emphasize and encourage instilling basic art skills, creativity, problem solving and craftsmanship.  These are skills that will serve them well in many areas of their lives for years to come. (back to top)

Noelle Allison
I am thrilled to be the 4th grade teacher at St. John the Baptist. A little bit about me:

I graduated with an Associates Degree from UW-Sheboygan in 2010 and graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education in 2013. I have had college-directed teaching experience in several schools around the area including Longfellow, the Early Learning Center, Sheboygan Falls Elementary, and our very own St. John the Baptist, where I did my student teaching. I have also taught after-school Spanish at several schools throughout Sheboygan County since 2008.

In 2010 I married my wonderful husband, Sam. We absolutely love traveling! Most recently we explored the fabulous country of Poland. We also enjoy fishing, reading, spending time with our families, and working on our house. We were both born and raised in Sheboygan Falls, which is where we currently reside.

My philosophy about education is simple. I believe that children learn best by exploring their world and tapping theivr intuitive, inquisitive nature. I also believe that each child has his or her own set of unique, God-given talents and because of this, every student learns and understands in a different way. It is this unique nature that makes teaching so fun! (back to top)

Christina Bestul
I am so excited to teach first grade! I grew up in the Fond du Lac area. I graduated from Carroll University in 2011 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary/Early Childhood Education. I have experience teaching a variety of ages. I completed my student teaching in a fourth grade classroom, as well as in a 4K classroom. I am the oldest of four children. In my spare time, I enjoy scrapbooking, reading, exercising and spending time with my family and friends! I love learning! Each day there is something new to learn. Collaboration is the key to success! With teachers, students and parents working together, success happens. I look forward to working with you and your child this year! (back to top)

Kathy Burch
I have taught a variety of grades in Catholic Schools since 1984 ranging from first grade through fifth grade. During the late nineteen eighties, I taught fourth grade here at SJB for three years before we moved to Illinois where I taught first grade at St. Mary School.

My family and I returned to Wisconsin in 2000 and I worked two years at St. Gregory School in St. Nazianz teaching reading, math, and religion. In 2002, the third grade position at SJB was offered to me when Mrs. Mader retired. Quickly I accepted and was ecstatic to be coming back. My husband and I live in Sheboygan. Our son, Ryan and his family, also live in Sheboygan.

I graduated with a teaching degree in Elementary and Special Education from UW-Whitewater and continue to take grad classes during the summer besides tutoring students. In my free time, you will find me babysitting our beautiful granddaughter and granddog, playing in the Hand Bell Choir, working out with my LIVESTRONG group, gardening, biking, reading, or attending band concerts that my husband, son, and daughter-in-law play in. (back to top)

Jeffery Cole
I was born and raised in Sheboygan where I received my education from Christ Child Academy as well as Sheboygan South High School. After learning from so many great educators, it was an easy decision to become a teacher myself! I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point in 2013, and I have loved the field of education more and more each year. I've had the pleasure of working extensively with the Sheboygan Recreation Department where I am now the supervisor of the Sheboygan South Fitness Center. I also worked as an Educational Assistant at Sheboygan North where I was able to build myself as an educator and overcome many challenges.

I am passionate about many sports and activities, but my favorite has always been the game of football which I played four years total at Sheboygan South. I learned many important life lessons from the game of football that I still appreciate today and I tie those life lessons into my teaching. Some of these lessons include responsibility and the ability to hold ourselves accountable. I've been blessed to be offered the Physical Education teacher position at St. John the Baptist and St. Elizabeth Ann Seton schools and I look forward to teaching students the skills needed to be active and stay fit throughout their lives. (back to top)

Kelly Drews
I am the teacher for the 3 year-old and 4 year-old kindergarten at SJB. I am also the director for the Afterschool child care, where I get to see lots of my past students.  I have been teaching here for 13 years and truly feel blessed in finding my calling. In the classroom I strive to be multi modal in my approach in order to meet the learning needs of all students. I think not only recognizing but appreciating how diverse we are as learners is something we can model to our students. I also believe that with that in mind, we can offer students so much by employing opportunities from early on to work together. Social learning is a natural process that can only enhance our ability to work together to solve problems and appreciate one another’s God given talents.

My husband and I live in New Holstein and have two children. We also have two beautiful grandchildren. When I am not busy with work, we enjoy golfing, fishing, hiking and just about anything else outdoors. (back to top)

Jennifer Erdly

I attended St. Norbert College, earning a bachelors degree in Music Education and Silver Lake College, earning a masters degree in Teacher Leadership. I come to St. John the Baptist School with several years of teaching experience in middle and high school. I also directed show choirs, musicals, plays, planned musical tours to New York City and Chicago, and been very involved in the arts. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my four child and husband. I love to sing, garden, and travel. (back to top)

Kattie Huber
I began teaching 5th grade at SJB, after I graduated from Lakeland College with a degree in elementary education. I taught 5th grade at SJB for 5 years and then had a calling to become a kindergarten teacher. I received my Early Childhood degree through Cardinal Stritch University and have taught kindergarten at SJB ever since. My husband and I live in the Howards Grove area with our three wonderful children Harrison, Nadia and Mckinsey.

In my kindergarten class, I feel it is important for children to build on their natural curiosity, by exploring their environments through hands-on investigations and engaging talks about what they think will happen and why.

I feel it is beneficial for kindergarten, children to develop the skills they need to help them interact with their friends and adults. While doing this, we will focus on faith, knowledge, discipline, morals and love. Our Catholic faith will not just taught but is the very foundation of our classroom. (back to top)

Angela Jacks
My name is Angela Jacks and I will be the new 7th and 8th grade Math teacher at SJB. I have a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics. I currently live in Sheboygan with my husband of 11 years, Arius, and 3 children. My children are Isabelle (7), Hayden (5 almost 6), and Camryn who was born May 23rd.

I have many years of experience in the classroom. I had the privilege of being a 6th grade teacher at Urban Middle School in Sheboygan for a year; it was a temporary position when I received it. I taught Math and Language Arts, as well as, a specialty class. I was also a substitute teacher with my primary positions being at the middle school level.
I am very much looking forward to the coming school year. I truly have a love for math and middle school so this is my ideal position. I really do think math is fun and I hope that I can help encourage your children to love it as much as I do. I believe that all students have the ability to learn, however, we may all learn differently. It is my goal to be able to reach all children in a variety of ways, whether that's in the form of note taking, games, group work, or projects. I would like to also incorporate STEM activities/field trips, when possible and appropriate, and starting a Math Counts team to go to competitions. This being my first year at SJB, I am not sure how far I will get on those, but they have already been put into motion.

Please know that I will make myself available to you and your children as much as possible. I will be available after school to help with any questions your children may have. I have a tendency to take the job home with me and have been known to help students with homework questions via email. With a new baby at home, I cannot guarantee total access to me at home, I will do my best. (back to top)

Dan McMullen
I have been teaching at SJB since 2012. The subjects I am teaching this year are middle school Science and Religion.

I am a life-long resident of Plymouth, having attended SJB as student for Kindergarten through 8th grade, graduating from SJB in 2001. I graduated from Plymouth High School in 2005 and attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Education in 2010.

I believe that Science is a subject best learned with hands-on activities and lab experiments. I draw from a wide variety of materials and investigations designed for students to experience Science in action and learn the material best. Some of these include marble races, dissecting a cow heart, identifying mineral samples, building a functioning windmill, a balloon-powered race car, and an egg drop.

The Catholic faith is extremely important to me. Along with teaching Religion to middle school this year, I will also be a catechist for a group of Freshman. (back to top)

Amy Nelson
I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from Silver Lake College in 1995 and earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration in May of 2014. I will continue to pursue graduate credits and professional development opportunities in various areas of interest to keep up with my teaching and Master’s license. I have traveling credits for spending time studying in Mexico City as part of receiving a minor in Spanish. I do enjoy working with the students, staff, and community to serve others. I was a Student Council Advisor for several years and loved being able to serve the greater community.

My husband and I have two sons. We love to camp, snowmobile, watch sports, and spend time outdoors. I enjoy stamping, scrapbooking, shopping, and reading. I am a huge Green Bay Packer's fan and a Chicago Bear's fan. I know, I get teased often, especially when they play against each other! I enjoy watching and attending Brewers games and enjoy keeping up with Nascar driver stats. Mostly, I love spending quality time with my three guys!

I absolutely love the field of education! I have been a part of the St. John the
Baptist School family for many years. It is a pleasure working with the rest of the staff whom I consider to be my extended family. All of the students that attend S.J.B. are special to me and I have enjoyed getting to know so many families throughout the years. What a blessing it is to be a part of such a caring and Christ-centered environment! (back to top)

Ann Penkwitz
I have been working at St. John the Baptist School since 1995.  I started as the Librarian / Computer Tech.  I am currently the school secretary and enjoy my job very much.  I am married with 2 daughters, both of which were students at SJB.  I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, reading, and walking.

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Angela Raflik
I am beginning year twelve at St. John the Baptist School. I will be teaching third grade this year. I graduated from Marian University (Marian College) in Fond du Lac with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. My minor is in English/Language Arts. I live in Fond du Lac with my husband, JJ, daughter, Jillian, and my dog, Cooper. In my spare time I enjoy stamping, reading, and spending time with family and friends! 

I believe it is important to build healthy relationships with students so they can grow and develop in a positive way.  In class, we will learn to be kind, respect others, listen attentively, and be Good Disciples.  We will use our talents and faith in God to help us learn and grow each day with the knowledge we have been given.

With collaboration between parents, students, and teacher we will achieve success and build upon the goals we have set for ourselves. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13. (back to top)

Jeane Sager
I have been the School Counselor at St. John the Baptist since 2011 and have loved every minute of it.  Each day I cherish the time I am given with the students.  I graduated from Marquette University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and Sociology and went back to school in 2007 to pursue a Master’s Degree in School Counseling and Community Counseling with the primary goal of becoming a School Counselor.  

While with the students at SJB I will be reinforcing friendship skills, conflict resolution, anti-bullying, respect and responsibility, manners, team building, leadership skills, learning styles, internet safety, career choices, peer pressure, mental health and any other topic that comes up throughout the school year. (back to top)

Katie Schoemer
I am teaching 5th grade this year at St. John the Baptist.  I have a Masters of Art and Teaching from Pacific University in the state of Oregon.  I lived there for 8 years and decided to move back to be closer to family, which is very important to me.  I also have a Therapeutic Recreation Degree from the University of Wisconsin La Crosse.  I spent two years teaching 6th grade abroad in Latin America, Columbia.  I have a passion for learning about other cultures and experiencing them first hand.  My other passions in life are teaching, traveling, running, camping, and hiking.  I am often found in the outdoors in my free time or spending time with family and friends.  I feel I am truly blessed to be able to teach today’s youth while at the same time learning so much from them.

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Ann Schwibinger
Together with classroom teachers we work to meet the learning needs of all our students.  We strive to ensure that all our students find success and self-confidence in their learning, whatever their abilities.  I provide reinforcement and enrichment opportunities to students in 3K through 8th grade ranging from basic skills development, phonics and vocabulary with our younger students, Guided Reading groups and remediation with our primary grades. I create Accommodation Plans for students who benefit from differentiation in their learning and attend staff meetings in creating specific Recommendation Plans for intervention.  I work together with public school specialists to coordinate Title I, speech and specialized assessments.

Reading plays a monumental role in student learning, therefore, my education includes a Masters degree in Reading and Learning Disabilities, Reading Licenses 316 and 317, along with my teaching license.  I feel we should build a love of reading in our students that will carry into their adult lives and aid them in their professions.

I chose to teach here at SJB because overall, our faith should be of utmost importance in our lives.  It is important for me to be able to share my faith and build it in our young.  A strong relationship with God is encouraged in my teaching.  My family is part of SJB parish and we enjoy seeing other families at mass.  My son, Kyle, attends 8th grade here at SJB, and my daughter, Kayla, is a 2012 graduate from this school.  I feel parent involvement is very important in student learning.  Parent support enables our school to be the best it can be!  I encourage parents to be active participants in their children’s education to ensure learning success! (back to top)

Lori Siegert
I’m completely thrilled to be coming back to St. John the Baptist School! Yup. Coming back! I taught here for almost 15 years. I’ve been teaching in Sheboygan Falls for the last 14 years, and now….I’m back “home” at SJB! I’m looking forward to working with your children teaching them 6th grade math in the days and weeks ahead. (back to top)

Jean Vogel
I have the privilege of teaching everyone from kindergarten through the eighth grade in the Spanish classroom.  I love to see children grow from year to year; becoming the people God intends them to be.  It’s amazing to be part of the process as students who have struggled with the language become adept, confident speakers.  I also have the joy of teaching the middle school students on a daily basis.  In social studies classes, we explore cultures and civilizations throughout world history as well as the path that our own nation has taken.  We learn to view the world through the lens of Catholic Social Justice.  We form connections through time and space to gain an understanding for a culture’s perspective and to realize the part that we can play in making this world a better place.
I have a passion for Catholic education; it is the only setting that I envisioned when I began classes for my teaching certification.  At SJB, we get to live our faith openly.  We can discuss the struggles and the comforts found in a life of faith, and we can act as partners to parents who are teaching their children to live Catholicism not merely within the confines of weekly attendance at Mass, but as a faith embraced in each moment and rooted in the Sacraments, allowing a deep relationship with God and an intimate connection with all others in the world. 

I gained my teaching certification in Spanish, Elementary Education and teaching English Language Learners from Lakeland College.  I also have a degree in psychology from Beloit College.  With that degree, I worked in a Catholic setting in Illinois for several years helping children who had been severely abused and who at times had become abusers themselves.

I am from the local area.  Although while growing up in Kiel I would have considered Panther black and orange as enemy territory, I now fully embrace the many accomplishments that our graduates achieve as they continue to develop their talent in high school.  I am a quiet nerd in the world, shying away from most team sport activities myself.  I enjoy biking, reading, playing Scrabble and other board games.   On most Sundays in the summer, I can be found marching a parade route with my clarinet in hand.  I share my home with two barking velociraptors which to the untrained eye may look suspiciously like schnauzers. (back to top)

Angie Wachter
I teach middle school Literature and English. I feel both blessed and fortunate to be teaching at this school and in this great community.

I am a Plymouth alumni.  I graduated from PHS in 2003, afterward I attended Lakeland College where I earned my bachelor’s degree in elementary education.  I have had the privilege of coaching volleyball at Plymouth High School for the past nine years.  I have enjoyed watching the student athletes excel, as well as, the interaction with the Plymouth community.

I reside in Plymouth with my husband of five years, our daughter who will be turning one in September, and our goldendoodle Uecker.  I enjoy spending time with my family, playing volleyball, watching my husband play baseball for the Plymouth Flames, traveling, and the Milwaukee Brewers.

I have a true passion for education and I am so excited to start my journey at SJB! (back to top)

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