Meet Our Staff
- Erica Ballard
- Kelly Radermacher-Butts
- Melissa Zlensky
- Sarah Norgord
- Anita Buxbaum
- Maureen Hill
- Danielle Scott
- Beth McAleer
- John Corydon
- Megan Gonzales
- Alice Weinshrott
- Christina Fly
- Deanna Carr
- Jordan Mielke
- Mary Beth Fox
- Randy Ferrell
- Melissa Becker
- Mary Jo Wales
- Susan Romero
- Lori Suarez
- Nicole Blaser
- Karen Scharrer-Erickson
- Janet Bultman
- Kathy Glembin
- Tisa Padovano
- Amy Voge
- Very Reverend Philip Bogacki
- Fr. Paul Portland, SDS
As a second-career teacher, I have finally discovered my true calling in Kindergarten! I danced and sang my way through high school and college on the stages of Six Flags Great America. After earning a bachelor's degree in journalism at Northern Illinois University, I worked for several years as an editor and reporter at a daily newspaper in Illinois before moving to Milwaukee with my family. My husband Matt and I have two beautiful children who attend Wauwatosa Catholic.
I got my first taste of teaching when I taught tap dance to middle school-age kids. From there, I gained experience in middle school as a paraeducator, and later taught fourth grade. Kindergarten has been the most exciting and rewarding work by far. I look forward to this school year getting to know all the new students and their families.
Personal Goal: I hope to nurture my students' natural curiosity and excitement toward discovering new things and help them become caring, respectful, loving young people.
Born and raised in the Twin Cities area, my teaching adventures have taken me from Minneapolis to St. Paul, to Milwaukee, and happily landed me here at Wauwatosa Catholic School teaching Four-year-old Kindergarten. I have worked in early childhood as a dance instructor, teaching assistant, and Pre-K/Four-year-old Kindergarten teacher. Early childhood is my strength and my passion. I have a Bachelor’s in Dance and Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an Elementary/Pre-primary teaching certification from Augsburg College in Minneapolis. An active member of the local dance community I perform with Wild Space Dance Company as well as choreograph my own projects for Radermacher Dance Company. I love sharing the joy of movement with my classroom of students. Outside of school and dancing you might find me biking, reading, experiencing art of all kinds and spending time with my husband, John, and our dogs and cats.
My Personal Goal: To provide individualized instruction that nurtures my students academically, socially, physically, emotionally, creatively and spiritually; and to develop great thinkers who are inspired by, curious about, and care for the world around them.
I am a dedicated, caring and flexible teacher. I am certified to teach preschool through eighth grade but my passion is working with three, four and five year olds. I am also a devoted mother of two.
Personal Goal: I deeply value my own Catholic education and wish to impart my knowledge and love of God and family to my students. My goal is to instill a love of learning in a faith centered classroom. I foster positive self-concepts and a positive self-worth.
Hello! I am looking forward to teaching your child at Wauwatosa Catholic School. I attended UW-Milwaukee where I earned my Early Childhood Education Degree. I have been a teacher for ten years and have taught grades K4, K5 and 3rd. I was born and raised in Milwaukee, attended St. Pius X grade school, and Dominican High School. I am married and have two sons who attend Wauwatosa Catholic School.
Teaching has been a passion of mine since I was in high school. In my classroom, I show my students that I care about them by getting to know them and listening to what they have to say. I provide a routine and consistent learning environment for them. We will have a lot of fun with hands on activities, learning about our IB Units, learning from each other, and going on field trips. I look forward to getting to know my students and their families.
I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado! I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education at the University of San Diego in San Diego, California. After graduating from college I participated in a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) and I served in the Milwaukee area as an educational assistant. After my year of service with JVC, I attended Cardinal Stritch University and received my Master’s Degree in Education. I fell in love with the city of Milwaukee and I have lived here for the past six years. I taught K4 for the past five years and I am looking forward to starting my sixth year of teaching 4th grade (second year here at WCS) at Wauwatosa Catholic School! In my free time I love to draw, cook, ride my bike, travel and watch football. I am a huge Denver Broncos fan! I also love spending time with my family, my fiancé, and my dog Harvey. I love to smile and have a passion for children!
Personal Goal: My teaching goal is to create a safe, faith based, peaceful, and positive classroom where students gain social skills and have respect for one another. I love to create hands-on activities and differentiate the classroom to help meet every student’s needs. I also strive to build positive, meaningful relationships with my students and their families.
My name is Beth McAleer. I have spent the last few years as a teacher’s aide and was given the opportunity to return to the classroom as a 5th grade teacher after taking time off to raise my children. I am thrilled to be teaching at Wauwatosa Catholic School. We belong to St. Bernard Parish and look forward to including the Catholic Faith in my classroom. I have three children, Emma who is in 6th grade, Claire, who is in 3rd grade, and Brady who is in K4. I love to read and hope to instill my passion for reading into your children. In my spare time I enjoy knitting and gardening.
I am thrilled to be joining the middle school team at Wauwatosa Catholic! Originally from Glenview, Illinois, I moved to Milwaukee after high school to attend Marquette University. I graduated from there with degrees in Broadfield Social Sciences and Elementary Education. I also have a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University.
I spent the first ten years of my career teaching social studies and language arts at a middle school in the Milwaukee Public Schools. After taking seven years off to spend time at home with my children, I returned to the classroom five years ago to teach Title 1A reading to grades K-6th. I feel incredibly blessed to now have the opportunity to work with the wonderful middle school students at Wauwatosa Catholic in a faith based setting.
In my free time, I love to spend time with my husband and three daughters, all of who attend Wauwatosa Catholic.
have a Bachelor's Degree in Education with dual minors in science and mathematics. My greatest assets are my positive attitude and calm nature. I have found that if I remain positive and calm; I can always find a solution. It works for behavioral concerns, and when collaborating with parents, co-workers, and employers. When I take a moment to consider their needs and motivations, we can problem solve for answers. In fact, I haven’t found a situation in my personal or professional life where keeping calm hasn’t served me well.
I grew up in the Milwaukee area and attended school at St. Ann’s and St. Hyacinth grade schools. I attended Pius XI High School. I am thankful for my catholic upbringing and I feel it has helped make me the caring person I am today. I have been married for ten+ years and my husband and I have an amazing son. We live in Glendale. Family is very important to me without my families strength and support I would not have been able to achieve all I have.
My educational background includes a BA from Mt. Mary in Art Therapy/Elementary Art Education. Prior to this, I substitute taught all subjects for nine years at Christ King. My husband Mike and I have been residents of Wauwatosa for 25 years where we raised our five children. My interests include art, reading, boating and scuba diving.
Personal Goal: My personal goal is to provide a safe, caring and respectful environment in which students can work:
- to encourage students to be inquisitive about art, enabling them to develop a desire to produce exciting pieces
- to develop strong communication skills through interaction and inflection giving them the ability to describe their art work
- to work with different materials while practicing problem solving techniques
- to explore many types of art, so to develop an artist who is able to assess his/her individual level of skill and then further work on areas that need improvement
- to discover the cultural values of various civilizations through their interpretation of art and then promote an understanding
- to provide a dynamic and interesting environment involving all the senses.
I was raised in Oak Creek, but now live in Cudahy. I went to college at UW-Parkside and grad school at UWM. I worked in Racine public schools at Olympia Brown Elementary School and the Pius XI Performing Arts Academy before working directly with Wauwatosa Catholic. I took piano lessons as a child and later in college became focused in music education in general music and choir. I love music and I love teaching. It excites me to use my knowledge and skills to guide children through expanding their musical abilities. Thank you for allowing me to be apart of your child's education.
I have taught on many levels—university, high school, and elementary school, and have enjoyed and learned from them all. I am sincere, accommodating, and flexible, and I use a variety of strategies to engage students. I believe learning another language and culture enriches our lives.
Personal Goal: I will provide a positive, rich environment academically and culturally for my students. I will value their contributions and efforts. I will encourage the students to love learning and to look at the world with an inquiring approach. I will also encourage them to use Jesus’ example as a guide for life.