Meet Our Staff

 

cheryl_jaeger Ms. Cheryl Jaeger

Principal and Marketing Director

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, Physical Education, Health and Athletic Coaching
University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh
Master of Arts in Leadership Administration
Marian University

cheryl.jaeger@stpeterslinger.org
262-644-8083 ext. 24

I am very blessed to be the principal of this wonderful Catholic school in the tri-parish community of St. Peter, St. Lawrence, and Resurrection Catholic Parishes. This is my sixth year at St. Peter Catholic School and my 29th year in Catholic education. I enjoy living our motto by praying, playing, and learning with our students.

I taught physical education for four years at St. Matthew Catholic School in Campbellsport, Our Lady of Angels in Armstrong, and St. Mary Catholic School in Mayville. I also taught at St. Mary Springs Academy in Fond du Lac. I was a middle school teacher teaching religion, social studies, and math for ten years, one year in eighth grade and nine years in seventh grade. I was also an athletic director for three years and principal for nine years within St. Mary Springs Academy.

I enjoy golfing and reading in my spare time. I love to watch the Green Bay Packers, Wisconsin Badgers, Milwaukee Brewers, and Notre Dame Fighting Irish!


Mrs. Yvonne Stucke

School Secretary

Associate of Arts in Accounting
Moraine Park Technical College – Fond du Lac

schoolsecretary@stpeterslinger.org
262-644-8083 ext. 25

I am very excited to work with all the faculty, families, and students here for my second year at St. Peter Catholic School. I live in West Bend with my husband, Dennis, and children. Our five children keep us busy with sports and activities. Our oldest daughter, Alyssa, is attending UW-Madison, studying neurological biology. Denny, our son, is completing his first year with the U.S. Navy, studying crypto-logic technology. Becca will be attending UW-Washington County, studying special education. Maria, a senior, and Matt, a freshman, are attending West Bend East High School. When we do have a free weekend, we love to go hiking and biking.


Mrs. Theresa Smith

3K Teacher & Childcare Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

theresa.smith@stpeterslinger.org

I am thrilled to teach for my fourth year at St. Peter Catholic School, in my hometown of Slinger and also working for my parish. My three brothers, one sister, and I are alumni of St. Peter Catholic School. If you go to the 10:30 AM Mass, you are sure to see me there with my mom and my husband.

I was the K4/K5 teacher at St. Matthew Catholic School in Campbellsport for 25 years. I enjoyed teaching at St. Matthew Catholic School very much, but when the opportunity to teach at St. Peter Catholic School came up, I was ecstatic.

My husband and I enjoy organic gardening, walking, biking, swimming, and kayaking at Pike Lake State Park. I appreciate the beautiful gift of nature and very much appreciate the opportunity to teach your child. I am looking forward to spending a wonderful school year with you and your child as we share our gifts and grow in knowledge and love.


Mrs. Meg Freeman

3K Aide

Associate of Arts in Administrative Assistance
Milwaukee Area Technical College

 

This is my third year as the 3K Aide at St. Peter Catholic School. My family and I have been parishioners at St. Peter Catholic Parish for the last 17 years. All four of my children are SPCS alumni.

My family includes my husband Roger and our four children: Melissa, Zachery, Christopher and Nicholas. In our free time, my family enjoys camping, hiking, biking, and canoeing.

I love interacting with all of the children. I enjoy helping children grow academically, independently, and in their faith. I feel very blessed to be a part of the St. Peter Catholic School Staff!


Mrs. Nicole Metcalf

4K Teacher

Post-Baccalaureate in Elementary Education (K-8)
Cardinal Stritch University

nicole.metcalf@stpeterslinger.org

I’m excited to join St. Peter’s as the new 4K teacher. I previously taught first and fifth grade.

I originally went to school for Journalism and work in social media before going back to school to get my teaching certificate at Cardinal Stritch in 2015.

My goal as a teacher is to inspire life-long learning and model what it means to be a good Catholic citizen. I also want to emphasis the growth mindset, where students may not master the task or standard right away but with practice and work they can make progress.

In my spare time I love to swim, read, and travel. I got married in June 2016.


Ms. Beth Herriges

5K Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Marian University

beth.herriges@stpeterslinger.org 

I am the 5K teacher at St. Peter Catholic School. This is my 12th year of teaching Kindergarten, and my fourth year of teaching at St. Peter Catholic School. I have a love of early childhood, and strive to create a classroom that is engaging, welcoming, and faith filled. Faith is a very important part of my life and I love to help my students grow in their own love of Jesus!

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family, crafting, and cheering on the Green Bay Packers. I am very blessed to be a part of the St. Peter Catholic School family, and I am looking forward to a wonderful school year!


smith_missMiss Melissa Smith

1st Grade Teacher

Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Geography
University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire
Post-Baccalaureate in Elementary Education (K-8)
Western Governors University

melissa.smith@stpeterslinger.org

What an honor it is to continue to be part of the St. Peter Family! This is my third year at St. Peter Catholic School, and I truly look forward to being part of this community and watching the students grow in their faith.

My first degree is in Cultural Geography, in which I did a lot of traveling and went on many adventures. After much tugging on my heart, I finally answered the Lord’s call and went back to school to get my teaching certificate in elementary education. May peace be the journey for you and your family this school year!


Mrs. Christine Strobel

2nd Grade Teacher

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

christine.strobel@stpeterslinger.org

This is my fourth year teaching at SPCS. I enjoy working with children to help them succeed in their learning and growing in their faith. Teaching with farm stories from my childhood, learning outside, and hands-on experiences are part of our daily routine in second grade. My favorite things about second grade is preparing my students for their First Reconciliation and First Communion and learning cursive handwriting. Outside of school, I love to spend time outdoors with my husband Andy, and our 1 year old son Zack.


Mrs. Mary Yauck

3rd Grade Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Educational Needs
Cardinal Stritch University
Master of Science in Educational Leadership
Cardinal Stritch University

mary.yauck@stpeterslinger.org

This is my 23rd in education and teaching at St. Peter Catholic School. Throughout my life, I was irresistibly drawn to a career in teaching, and my experiences here have helped me become an accomplished professional in the field of education. This has made my life more meaningful and rewarding.

My family is most important to me and the sense of family is what drew me to St. Peter Catholic School for employment and is what keeps me here today. I have a developed many lifelong friendships here that help complete my life.

Our grandchildren are growing way too fast and trying to comprehend that our children are grown and have started lives on their own is both difficult and rewarding. We have a huge garden that keeps me busy all summer. Fall brings the wonderful aroma of boiling tomatoes to my kitchen for canning. Settling down with a good book is always a welcoming thought, however, making that reality is precious. As a family, we spend many weekends together enjoying our cabin up north.


Mrs. Rita Bills

4th Grade Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point

rita.bills@stpeterslinger.org

 

This is my 19th year teaching at St. Peter Catholic School and my 32nd year in education. I believe in hands-on learning and incorporating faith into our daily school work. My goal is to help each child become a successful learner while having fun. I love pigs – just ask any of the kids. I love angels too, but the kids always seem to remember my love for pigs more.

My husband, Scott, and I have been St. Peter parishioners for 23 years, and our three grown children are alumni of our great school. When I am not at school you may find me working in my yard or hiking with the family. This family-oriented, faith-filled school community makes coming to school everyday an easy choice!


Mrs. Michelle Devries

5th Grade Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education minor in Science                                                  University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

michelle.devries@stpeterslinger.org 

I am very excited to become a part of St. Peter Parish School!  Before teaching here, I  taught at St. Anthony Parish School in Menomonee Falls. I taught Kindergarten for two years, and 24 years in third grade.  I graduated from the University of Whitewater with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Science.

I believe that every child can succeed in an environment that they feel safe in and that is positive.  I also believe that all students should have the chance to learn.  It is my responsibility to get to know my students, teach them using strategies in which they learn best, and challenge each student at levels that are comfortable enough for them.

I am currently living in Menomonee Falls with my husband (Michael) and my two daughters (Macayla and Marissa). I love watching the Milwaukee Brewers and the Green Bay Packers. I also enjoy everything Disney! When I am not teaching, I enjoy walking,reading, and spending time with my family and friends.


Mr. Andy Smith

Director of Music and Music Teacher

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Early Childhood Music Education, Adult Music Education, and Choral Music Education
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

andy.smith@stpeterslinger.org

I have been teaching at St. Peter Catholic School the last eight years since graduating in 2009. I have four children, Eli, Josie, Teddy, and Hazel, who are growing up faster than I can keep up. My wife, Laura, is now a stay-at-home mom, which is something she has wanted to do since Eli was born. As a family, we enjoy traveling, running, hiking, yoga, and spending time with our extended families. May your year be a blessed one!


Sra. Heidi Duerst

Spanish Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Minor in Spanish Education
University of Wisconsin – Whitewater

heidi.duerst@stpeterslinger.org

 

Originally from Fort Atkinson, I moved to Slinger nine years ago after a decade in Reedsburg. My husband, Al, and I have three children; one at St. Peter, one at Slinger Middle School and one at Slinger High School. I am a Girl Scout leader at the school. I am a member of SING! and The Messengers of St. Peter Parish.


MAHER_KEVINMr. Kevin Maher

PE/Health Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Minors in Health Education and Adaptive Physical Education
University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

kevin.maher@stpeterslinger.org

This is my fifth year teaching at St. Peter Catholic School as the Physical Education (3K-5th grade) and Health (3rd-5th grade) teacher. My favorite things about teaching are watching the kids laugh, play and have fun every day! I enjoy teaching and learning new games and ways to stay active with my students. I look forward to an outstanding school year!


Mrs. Peggy Hadad

Librarian

 

 

 

 


MANYA_SUCHYMrs. Manya Suchy

Technology Specialist

manya.suchy@stpeterslinger.org

 

This is my sixth year as the Technology Specialist at St. Peter Catholic School. I enjoy working with 3K – 5th grade students, as it is truly rewarding to watch their eyes light up when they are meeting new challenges with technology.

I have been teaching keyboarding and using 21st Century tools (Google Apps, Typing Web, KIDBLOG, Prezi, SUMDOG) with students and teachers for the past few years. These tools will allow you to view all of the work your child does on the computer, iPad, or Tablet. I absolutely love the fact that students and parents no longer need to worry about having something 100% compatible with school!

I live in Bayside with my husband, Fred, and our only remaining “child” – our chocolate lab, Sommer (10). We have two other daughters – Mackenzie (19) – in her third year at UW-Stevens Point and Alyssa (26) – who was a UW-Madison grad that now works and lives in Washington D.C.


Mrs. Kerry Garcia

Piano Instructor

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Music
Alverno College
Master of Arts in Music
Saint Mary of the Woods College

I have been teaching piano for 16 years, and I am very excited to be a part of the staff at St. Peter Catholic School. I also teach at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, while accompanying several choirs and leading church music.

In addition to my background in piano pedagogy, I am a board-certified music therapist, and specialize in working with children and adults of all abilities. I have a background in music therapy with early childhood through 5th grade special education in the public school setting. I am also a member of Music Teachers National Association and the National Federation of Music Clubs, and I attend conferences annually to stay current in new pedagogical research (such as why playing piano makes your child smarter!).

My love for music helps me to instill that same love and excitement for music in your children, and to foster in them this excitement to use their God-given talents to praise our Lord. My Catholic higher education gave me great opportunity to focus on church music and to train our children to be future music leaders of our parishes. Everyday, the children of St. Peter Catholic School make me smile, and I feel truly blessed to be teaching at St. Peter Catholic School.