Ascension School teaching staff, 2016-17

id000021Jamie Meyer

612 521-3609, Ext. 115

Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Abilene Christian University.
I value working with our Ascension community and teaching in a school where I can talk about my faith.

id000065Michele Klein

Kindergarten #2
612 521-3609 Ext. 116

Education: BA in Elementary Education with Kindergarten Certification College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, Minn. MA in Curriculum and Instruction University of St. Thomas, St. Paul,  with English as a Second Language Certification. I have worked in the Catholic, Charter, and the Public School Systems. I have also worked as a Religious Education Director/Faith Formation Coordinator and Youth Minister within the Archdiocese. I value working at Ascension were I can teach the academics and also share my love of the Catholic-Christian Faith.



id000143Theresa Culpert

Grade 1
612 521-3609, Ext. 117

Education: Michigan State University, bachelor’s degree in International Relations with a specialization certificate in African Studies. 1 year overseas studies at the University of Zimbabwe. Currently in the Advanced Pastoral Spanish program at the University of St. Thomas.
I am grateful for the opportunity to pray with my students!  I value the diversity we have at Ascension, which allows us to learn from one another and prepares our scholars to compete in our global economy.

id000084Meg Hoye

Grade 1
612 521-3609, Ext. 118

Education: BA in Elementary Education from Southwest State University
I value Ascension’s faith-based education.

Ms. Carpenter

Tracy Carpenter

Grade 2
612 521-3609, Ext. 119

id000107Amy Brown

Grade 2
612 521-3609, Ext. 120

Education: Bachelor’s degree from University of Northwestern – St. Paul in Elementary Education and Bible. I am currently attending St. Thomas for my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.
I enjoy working in a faith filled community and being able to pray with my students.

id000175Natalie Major

Grade 3
612 521-3609, Ext. 121

Education: BA Elementary Education and Middle School Social Studies from College of St. Catherine
I love working with the students of diverse backgrounds.

Amy Lee

Grade 3, #2
612 521-3609, Ext. 200


id000124Julie O’Connell

Grade 4 #1
612 521-3609, Ext. 123

id000155Melissa Horton

Grade 4 #2

612 521-3609, Ext. 124


id000278Jill Miller

Grade 5 #1
612 521-3609, Ext. 128


id000192Dennis Schildgen

Grade 6 #1
612 521-3609, Ext. 127

Brice Shamir Brice

Grade 6 #2
612 521-3609, Ext. 125


id000181Dominique Montognese

Grade 7 #1
612 521-3609, Ext. 135

Education: Bachelor of Science Elementary Education (Cum Laude)

I love giving children their “aha” moment in Math.

id000257Blaise Younce

Grade 7 #2, Language Arts
612 521-3609, Ext. 129

Education: University of Minnesota – Duluth

I enjoy the small school setting that is focused on students’ achievements and emphasizes getting a higher education.

id000228Richard Eddy

Grade 8 #1, math/homeroom and Grade 7, Social Studies
612 521-3609, Ext. 132

Education: Marquette University Bachelor of Art in History & Secondary Education.  Currently enrolled at St. Thomas through the Murray Cohort working on my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.

I value the sense of community with our school and seeing students mature and grow from kindergarten through 8th grade. I enjoy watching the student grow both socially and academically and building relationship with students, their families and other community members at Ascension School.

id000297Laura Justin

Grade 8 #2, Language Arts and American History
612 521-3609, Ext. 131


Education: University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Bachelor of Science in elementary education.  Master of Education in Elementary Education.

I value  the close-knit community of staff and scholars committed to a high level of academic and spiritual development.

derosierPatrice DeRosier

K-8th grade Technology #1/Assessment Coordinator
612 521-3609, Ext. 143

Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. Minor in Special Education. Enrolled at St. Thomas for my Masters in curriculum and instruction.

I value many things about Ascension. The thing I value most about teaching at Ascension Catholic School is the ability to teach in a way that is most engaging to our scholars. I love being a technology teacher and being able to teach our students skills they need to be successful now and when they are adults.

id000002Stephanie Isola

General Music  K-3rd  ,6th – 8th , and Choir Director
612 521-3609, Ext. 130

Education: Bachelor of Science in Music Education from the University of Minnesota

I love working with the talented and creative students at Ascension School.

MoellerJoy Moeller

Music, MacPhail
612 521-3609, Ext. 134