Teaching Staff

Ms. Kola
8th Grade, Mathematics, Religion
BSE Mathematics from UW Oshkosh +42 Graduate Credits in area of Education
Wis. DPI License Type: T001-Teacher
Email: jkola@stclareagw.org

I teach students math, religion and social studies in grades 6 thru 8. I have been teaching in Catholic schools for the past 24 years (10 years at St. Clare) and can’t imagine doing anything else! I have a BS degree in Math Education from UW Oshkosh in grades 6 - 12 and I love my Catholic faith, so for me this is the best of both worlds. I have a special love for the Saints of our Catholic Church and enjoy teaching St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body to the eighth graders. Middle School students are my favorite age as they are so interested in learning about the truth in the world. I appreciate that St. Clare school ranges from grades PK - 8, which results in a strong family like bond between students families and staff.

Ms. Amy Bohman
6th/7th Grade, Language Arts, Science
UW-Eau Claire, 2006
Viterbo University, 2016
Wis. DPI License Type: T001-Teacher
Email: abohman@stclareagw.org

My name is Amy Bohman, and I teach language arts and science in sixth through eighth grade. This is my fourth year at St. Clare teaching language arts and my second year teaching science. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire in 2006 with a degree in Middle Childhood through Early Adolescents Education and a minor in general science. After discovering my passion for teaching reading and writing, I attended Viterbo University in 2016 to earn my reading teacher certification. I began my teaching career at a small Catholic school in Bloomington, Wisconsin, where I stayed for 7 years before wanting to move back closer to family. It was there that I fell in love with Catholic schools and all they have to offer. I love being able to bring Christ into my teaching and interactions every day. It was a heartbreaking decision to leave my school in Bloomington, however, after being hours away for college in Eau Claire and hours away teaching in Bloomington, it was time to come home to Northeast Wisconsin. I feel so blessed to have found a home here. St. Clare feels like family to me. I love that St. Clare has a supportive parish and wonderful families. I had the opportunity to bring forensics to St. Clare a few years ago, and it was embraced with open arms. When I’m not teaching, I enjoy reading, crafting, and spending time with my family.

Ms. Cathy De Groot
2nd-3rd Grade
Wis. DPI License Type: T001-Teacher
Email: cdegroot@stclareagw.org

My name is Cathy DeGroot, I am the 3rd grade teacher at St. Clare Catholic School. I am a graduate of UW-Oshkosh with a BS degree in Elementary/Middle Level Education and a Minor in Reading. I love working in a Catholic school, where I am able to integrate faith and love of Christ into our daily lessons and activities. I have been fortunate to teach in this parish since 1990! I enjoy being part of the St. Clare family, working with wonderful students, parents, and staff. I feel blessed that our school parents share their children with me! In my free time, I enjoy reading, being outdoors, and spending time with family and friends.

Mrs. Laurel Van Eperen
5th Grade Homeroom: Gr 5 - 8 Social Studies and Health
UW-Green Bay, 2011
Wis. DPI License Type: T001-Teacher
Email: lvaneperen@stclareagw.org

I teach 1st Grade at St. Clare Catholic School. I graduated from UWGB in 2011 with a Major in Elementary/Middle Age Education, and a Minor in Psychology. I have been a teacher at St. Clare since 2013. I taught general music, band and choir for 3 years, and 3K for two years before I began teaching 1st Grade in 2017. I love being able to teach and incorporate faith into my daily lessons at school. There are many opportunities to share, teach, and pray during each school day. I believe that helping to build the faith of our students gives them the tools they need to handle their struggles each day. I have lived in the Wrightstown/Greenleaf area since 1994 with my husband Bernie, and our three beautiful children, Rachel, Matthew, and Daniel. In my free time, I enjoy being with my family at our cabin in Lakewood and traveling as much as possible!

Mrs. Mary Smits
University of South Dakota
Wis. DPI License Type: T001-Teacher
Email: msmits@stclareagw.org

I am the kindergarten teacher at St. Clare Catholic School. I did my student teaching at a Catholic school and loved it so much that I have continued for the past 30+ years. I enjoy teaching at St. Clare where I can share my faith and help the children learn stories and songs about God. It is also nice to be able to celebrate the church seasons and traditions. My 20 years at St. Paul School and the last several years at St. Clare have been wonderful. I have been blessed to be a part of this family and it is a joy to be teaching the next generation of learners. My husband Bob and I enjoy gardening, kayaking, travelling and going to our cabin. I have three boys, two are married and my youngest is a freshman at NWTC. We also have two dogs and a cat.

Mrs. Jennifer Van Helvoirt
Grade 4 Homeroom - Gr 2 - 4 Religion and Math
Carroll College, 1998
Wis. DPI License Type: T001-Teacher
Email: jvanhelvoirt@stclareagw.org

My name is Jennifer Van Helvoirt and I teach 4K at St. Clare School. All of my teaching has been in Catholic schools. Since my first year teaching at a Catholic School I knew that a vocation in Catholic education would be an essential part of my life. I feel blessed to be a small part of a larger mission in which teachers build upon the Catholic faith that parents instill in their children. It brings me great joy to share the love of God and Jesus with our school’s youngest children. As parents of four children ourselves, my husband and I appreciate that our school’s Catholic faith and identity is the foundation for education at St. Clare from the earliest years through the oldest students. As a family, we enjoy campfires, getting together with family, getaways, helping others and being active in our faith.

Mrs. Stephanie Bartosch
Grade 3 Homeroom: Gr 2 - 4 Support Staff
Wis. DPI License Type: T910-Teaching

This is my 6th year at St. Clare Catholic School. My husband Nick and I have a daughter named Zoe who is 20, a daughter named Lilli who recently graduated from St. Clare’s and is a Freshman at Wrightstown High School, and a daughter named Alli that attends St. Clare’s and she is in 6th grade. We chose to not only send our kids to a Catholic school, but to I also work for one because of the smaller family-like feel of the environment, and how religion is weaved into their every day lives. We love that all of the teachers know all of the students and vice versa. We think that it helps our children to grow, understand and live their best life as children of God. We also think it helps to prepare them to keep Jesus and God close to their hearts as they grow and go out into the world. I have a degree in Elementary Education, with a minor in early childhood. I’ve spent the last 15 years teaching, aiding and subbing at every age from infant to 8th grade. I love teaching and working with children, as it is so fulfilling and I love getting to know each of their unique personalities. At home we have a dog named Gizmo, and two bunnies named Daisy and Lucy. As a family we like to hang out, watch movies, play games and go on trips.

Mrs. Courtney Klister Wranosky
Early Childhood: 3K & 4K

Mrs. Mary Mommaerts
Early Childhood: 3K Aide

I was born and lived most of my life in Greenleaf. While in this area I belonged to St Clare parish. My kids went to Catholic school here. I'm married to Gary and we have 5 kids and 7 grandkids with one on way in August. I retired and then needed something to pass my time so I became the 3K aide. I have been doing this for 5 years. I have so much fun and happiness in my days with the 3K kids. I'm a caregiver for St Clare Parish. I also enjoy reading, quilting, biking, camping, and doing puzzles and being with my grandkids.

Ms. Sarah Vander Heiden
Early Childhood: 3K Aide

Ms. Casey Thomas
Early Childhood: Pre-K Aide

Ms. Morgan Roznowski
1st Grade
St. Norbert College, 2019
Wis. DPI License Type: T001 - Teacher
email: mroznowski@stclareagw.org

My name is Morgan Roznowski and I am the 1st Grade teacher at St. Clare Catholic School. I am very excited for this opportunity and cannot wait for the school year to begin. I recently graduated from St. Norbert College with a degree in elementary education and a minor in language arts. I love working with children and have always known that I wanted to be a teacher. I wanted to join the St. Clare family so that I could be a part of a wonderful community and bring my faith into my teaching each day. I am ready to learn and grow with my students and to have a great school year together. When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, dancing, reading and being outside.

Mrs. Ellen Diny
BFA, Cardinal Stritch University
Email: ediny@stclareagw.org

I am the art teacher for grades 4K through 8th at St. Clare School. This is my fourth year of teaching, all of which have been at St. Clare School. My goal as an art teacher is to bring excitement, enjoyment and fun to the students through a variety of art projects and mediums. I also would like to cultivate a talent or interest in art they may not know they possess. Since I was very young I have always had a passion for art and teaching at St. Clare gives me the chance to share my knowledge with others from the God who gifted it to me. I feel very blessed to be working with such great students, parents and staff who feel Catholic education is so important for our youth. I have had 12 years of Catholic education and earned a Bachelor Of Fine Arts degree from Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI. My husband Roger and I have been married for 28 years and our four children have attended and graduated Catholic school. We are a busy family and love spending time together but when I do get some down time I like to read, draw, watch movies, go for walks, sing in the choir, being active in my faith and go shopping for new art ideas.

Mr. Brian Hammen
Physical Education

Ms. Leah Voster
Movement and Elementary Aide