More About Our Middle School Teachers

Mrs. Makenna Tenpenny

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Middle School Teacher / 6th Grade Homeroom / mtenpenny@stjb.org

I am a proud UW Badger who will happily play Jump Around and dance with my students. In my two years of teaching, I have grown to appreciate teaching social studies in particular. I love that history asks my students to critically assess different perspectives. I am passionate about learning both from and with my students as we explore different topics. I appreciate being able to share my faith with my students while also continuing to grow in this area with each interaction I have at SJS.

Experience
6th Grade Teacher, Saint John the Baptist School, Waunakee, WI, 2019-present;

Education
Bachelor of Science: Elementary Education 
Certified in ESL and Science Education
Certificate in Gender and Women's Studies

Mrs. Annie Neeb

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Middle School Teacher / 7th Grade Homeroom /  aneeb@stjb.org

 I have my mother to thank for my love of reading and my relationship with God. After living everywhere from D.C to Alaska, my family and I finally settled in Dane. I have a restless spirit that takes me to all sorts of adventures. I truly love sharing my passion for writing and great stories in the middle school setting.

Mrs. Mary Krysinski

Mrs. Mary Krysinski

Middle School Teacher / 8th Grade Homeroom /mkrysinski@stjb.org

I am a proud 1991 graduate from UW-LaCrosse! After graduating with a degree in Elementary Education, I started my teaching career at Saint Francis Xavier in Cross Plains. I taught there for 9 years and then took a break to raise my children. My three children attended Saint John's and absolutely loved this school. I started teaching 6th grade teacher when my youngest daughter started school. I am now the 8th grade homeroom teacher and middle school math. It has been unbelievable 16 years and I have enjoyed every minute teaching these students!!

Experience
7th & 8th Grade Teacher, 6th Grade Teacher, Saint John School, Waunakee, WI, 2005-2019,
Middle School Teacher, St. Francis Xavier, Cross Plains, WI, 1991-1999

Education
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, University of Wisconsin, La Crosse


Mrs. Rhonda Reis

Mrs. Rhonda Reis

Middle School Teacher / Religion / rreis@stjb.org

I feel humbled and honored to be called staff member at Saint John the Baptist School. It was here where I attended Catholic school as a student, and I am thrilled to be back as a teacher. Besides being a mother, I do not think there could be anything more fulfilling than sharing our beautiful faith with Middle School students who are in the midst of their seeking and finding years. Our school provides a safe and loving environment for these students to discover and grow in their faith while getting a wonderful academic base that prepares them for their high school years.

Experience

Middle School Religion Teacher, Saint John School, Waunakee, WI
4k Bible Camp Teacher, Saint John School, Waunakee, WI 2014-2016
Speech and Language Pathologist PreK-4th Grade, Sauk Prairie, WI 2003-2014
Speech and Language Pathologist PreK-6th Grade, Jefferson, WI 1999-2003

Education

Master of Science in Communicative Disorders - University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
 
Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders - University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire