Staff Listing

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

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262-644-8083 ext. 3100

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 ninth year at St. Peter Catholic School and my 31st 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

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262-644-8083 ext. 3105

I am very excited to work with all the faculty, families, and students here  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, moved to Virginia to follow her dream as a Transplant Research Coordinator at Georgetown Hospital.  Denny, is in the U.S. Navy working at the NSA.  Becca landed her dream job at the Threshold in West Bend as an Activity Coordinator. Maria is in the National Guard and also attending college to become a police officer.  Matt is attending West Bend East as a senior. When we do have a free weekend, we love to go hiking, biking and traveling.

Mrs. Theresa Smith

3K Teacher & Childcare Teacher

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

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I am thrilled to teach for my sixth 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. Tami Kramer

3K Aide

Milwaukee Area Technical School-Liberal Arts

Being a mother has always been my vocation.  When it was time to go back to work, this job was an answer to my prayers.

My family, my husband Jason, children Joseph, Jenna and Jessa moved back to Wisconsin after living in the sunny south for 17 years.  We are so happy to be a part of St. Peter parish and school.  Everyone has been so welcoming and warm.  We enjoy biking, hiking and cooking together.

It is a great pleasure to work with the 3K students and families.  It’s a joy to see the children grow in Jesus, as well as socially and academically.  This opportunity has been such a blessing to me! 

Mrs. Nicole Metcalf

4K Teacher

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

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I love being St. Peter’s 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.

Mrs. Jill Lechner

4K Aide

Ms. Leah Knopf

5K Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Viterbo University

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This is my second year as a teacher, but my first year at St. Peter Catholic School. My first year I was a fourth-grade teacher at St. Patrick's Catholic School in Sparta, WI. I am excited to be a part of the St. Peter community and teach kindergarten. 
I truly believe that students learn best through play and hands-on learning. In the kindergarten classroom, the students are always moving and learning through hands-on activities.  
I recently moved back to Cedarburg from Onalaska, Wisconsin to be closer to my family. When I am not teaching or cheering on Wisconsin teams, you can find me spending time at my families lake house, reading, hiking, or spending time with my family and friends. 

Ms. Beth Herriges

1st Grade Teacher/Librarian

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education
Marian University

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Hello!  This is my 14th year of teaching, and 6th year at St. Peter Catholic School.  I strive to make instruction engaging, fun and challenging for my students.  I love children's literature and sharing it with students to help them get excited about reading. 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, especially my two daughters, 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!

Mrs. Christine Strobel

2nd Grade Teacher

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh

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This is my sixth 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 & First Communion and learning cursive handwriting.  Along with teaching 2nd grade, I also assist in the daily reading intervention group and help coordinate the yearly assessments and curriculum. 

Outside of school, I love to spend time outdoors with my family. Together with my husband, Andy we have a 3 year old and another one on the way!  We all enjoy camping,  gardening, walks and playing outside.

Mrs. Dawn Heibler

3rd Grade Teacher

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Bachelors of Art in Education
Masters of Education
Cardinal Stritch University

My name is Dawn Heibler. This will be my twenty-fourth year teaching, my fourth in Catholic education. Previously, I taught early childhood, 4 and 5 year old kindergarten, and first grade in various public education systems. I am excited to be teaching third grade at St. Peter Catholic School.

My husband and I just purchased a condominium in Slinger; we are thrilled to become members of a wonderful community, school and parish. Our daughter is in second grade at SPCS this year. Our family also includes a cat named Sven and a guinea pig called Sparkles.

In my free time, I like to read, play games together, be outside, and visit with family and friends in my hometown, Milwaukee. We love going up north and to California to visit family. I look forward to teaching older kiddos and sharing my love of education. God bless all of us as we grow closer to him together.

Mrs. Kelly Orlowski

4th Grade Teacher

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary/Middle school Education   Minor in Social Studies

Mount Mary University

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 I am Kelly Orlowski and I have been teaching 4th grade since 1993  for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.    I received my B.A. in Elementary/Middle School Education at Mount Mary University.

My passion is teaching and motivating children to become independent and lifelong learners.  I enjoy working in a caring and respectful classroom where students are encouraged to think, share, and have fun!   I look forward to a wonderful year filled with curiosity and learning.

I recently moved  to Slinger from Greendale three years ago with my husband Brian and two sons, Jack and Dylan.  Since moving up here I wanted to teach at St. Peter Catholic School, my dream came true this year!  It is  a great feeling to be part of such a great community.  In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors camping, fishing, and gardening

Mrs. Michelle Devries

5th Grade Teacher

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education minor in Science

University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

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I am very excited to be a part of St. Peter Catholic 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

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Greetings from the music room at St. Peter Catholic School! I have been happily teaching music at St. Peter’s for eleven years, having graduated in 2009. I’ve also been the full time Music Director for the Parish for eight years. I have four children, Eli, Josie, Teddy, and Hazel, who are growing up faster than I can keep up. My wife, Laura, is now mostly a stay-at-home mom, while also working outside the home a bit, too, working with children and families as a part of Ozaukee Family Services in Grafton. As a family, we enjoy traveling, running, hiking, playing board games, 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

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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.

Ms. Marielle Klement

PE/Health Teacher

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Mrs. Manya Suchy

Technology Specialist

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This is my eighth 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 (11). 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. Jenifer Koebel

Art Teacher

Mount Mary University

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This is my second year of teaching art at St. Peter Catholic School.  I am thrilled to be working with your children by teaching them skills they can use to create, be inspired  and to think outside the box!
I taught for 15 years  Montessori Children's House in West Bend.  I also worked at the Museum of Wisconsin Art for four years teaching art classes and was the Educational Tour Coordinator their as well. 
My husband and I have 2 children and live in West Bend.  Chase is a sophomore and will attend East High School.  Brooke will be in 8th grade at Holy Angels school.  We also have 2 dogs, Penny and Lilly. I enjoy painting, playing tennis, and gardening.
Pablo Picasso once said, "  It took my four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child

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 18 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.