Meet Our Staff

School Administration

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Martha Laurent
Principal
763-745-3485

Hi, my name is Martha Laurent.  I am the principal of Holy Name of Jesus School. I have enjoyed an active and diverse career in Catholic education, working at St. Hubert School in Chanhassen for 13 years--first as a teacher, then as a dean and finally as principal. I additionally have served as principal at St. Pascal Baylon in St. Paul. I hold a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Minnesota, plus a master’s degree in educational leadership and an educational specialist degree from St. Thomas University. I feel very blessed to be a part of the Holy Name of Jesus School family.

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Carla Durand
Office Manager
763-473-3675

Hi, my name is Carla Durand.  I have been serving as office manager for Holy Name of Jesus School since 2016. My responsibilities include handling all incoming phone calls and emails regarding our school. I work directly with Holy Name of Jesus School’s principal and assists the teachers and parents with any questions. I enjoy greeting the kids every morning and making sure that they have a safe and happy day.

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Hi, my name is Meghan Doblar. I have been a part of the Holy Name community since 2010. I have spent the past several years teaching 4th grade. I earned my Bachelors' degree from the University of Minnesota-Morris in 2008 and my Master's degree from the University of St. Mary's in 2015. In June of 2017, I took a hiatus from teaching to stay home with my two boys. I am now returning to the staff part-time to work alongside Martha as an administrative assistant. I adore everything about the community of Holy Name and feel at home when I walk through the doors. The staff, families and teachers are second to none and I am blessed to be a part of an amazing team. 

Little Sparks Preschool

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Kristi Dalbec
763-473-3675 ext. 156

Hi, my name is Kristi Dalbec. I have been teaching for over twenty years and have taught at Holy Name of Jesus School since 2006. I have my Elementary Education degree from the College of St. Benedict. What I like best about teaching at Holy Name of Jesus School is that the warm, caring staff members are like my second family. I feel blessed to be able to work with children who enjoy learning and staff members who embrace Christian values.

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Julie McDonald 

Pre K Teacher

Hi, my name is Julie McDonald. I'm a mom to three wonderful children and one dog.  We live in Maple Grove.   My oldest graduated from Holy Name of Jesus School in June of 2018 and I have a fifth and first grader.  I used to work in the MOPS nursery but still help out from time to time in the nursery on Sunday's. I love Holy Name!  We are parishioners and have been a part of Holy Name of Jesus School for seven years.  I graduated from the University of Notre Dame and love my Fighting Irish. 

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Michele Rosenberg
Preschool Teacher
763-746-8193

Hi, my name is Michelle Rosenberg. I am blessed to be teaching here at Holy Name where I can share my Catholic faith and to teach the beginning building blocks of education. I have been teaching preschool since 1990. I have a Child Psychology degree along with my Early Childhood license. My career started here at HNOJ in 2011 when the Preschool Program began. Prior to Holy Name, I was a Preschool Director and teacher for 12 years at a local Catholic Preschool and a teacher and caseworker for 9 years at a mental health agency that serviced families with Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers. Educating the whole child takes a community and the dedication of parents, school staff and parish staff shines through here at Holy Name.

Vivian Clem
Preschool Teacher

Hi, my name is Vivian Clem. I have been teaching at HNOJ for 7 years and feel fortunate to be apart of this community. Prior to this, I taught at another Catholic Preschool for 19 years, and 12 of those years I had the privilege of teaching with Mrs. Rosenberg. It is so rewarding to teach young, curious minds and watch them grow into loving and caring children.

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Anita comes to us with over 30 years of experience of working with young children and the last 20 in preschool classrooms.  She has a dual licensure in Early Childhood Education and Early Childhood Special education.  She has, among other accomplishments,  created and taught STEM enrichment courses, developed literacy-based curriculum, trained teachers and childcare providers in utilizing assessment data and has been accepted into the National Geographic Educator Certification course. We know Anita as a fabulous HNOJ mom and volunteer and now we welcome her to the HNOJ staff.  She is also 4th generation of HNOJ alumni!

 

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Hi, my name is Cari Hoxie.  I have been working with preschool-age children since retiring from being a stay-at-home mom in 2015.  I have a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science which has given me a passion for incorporating STEM and hands-on learning into the classroom.  I am grateful to be teaching at Holy Name where I can inspire our youngest learners both academically and spiritually.

 

 

Kindergarten

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Dustin Fischer
763-473-3675 ext. 160/487

Hi, my name is Dustin Fischer. I have been teaching at Holy Name of Jesus School since 2002. I have my Masters Degree from the University of Minnesota. I enjoy teaching at Holy Name of Jesus School because of the smaller class sizes and the wonderful sense of community between the families, school, and church.

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Katy Storholm
763-473-3675 ext. 174

Hi, my name is Katy Storholm. I have been teaching at Holy Name of Jesus School since 2003. I have my Master’s degree from St. Mary's University. I love teaching at Holy Name because Holy Name of Jesus is like a family to me. When I came to work here right out of college, I did not know many people in the area. Holy Name of Jesus staff, the parish, and school families were so warm and inviting. Holy Name of Jesus has truly become more like a family than a profession. I feel that I am blessed to be a teacher here.

 

First Grade

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Janet Fasbender
763-473-3675 ext. 161

Hi, my name is Janet Fasbender. I have been teaching at Holy Name of Jesus School since 1993. I have my B.A.S. degree from UMD and my Master's in Education from St. Mary's University. I love teaching at Holy Name because of the wonderful partnership that exists between parents, staff, and students. There is a great sense of community and caring that can be felt immediately when you walk through the doors. Also, the small class sizes help teachers provide the best education while helping develop life-long learners.

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Deb McGarry
763-473-3675 ext. 162

Hi, my name is Deb McGarry. I have been teaching at HNOJ since 1993. I have my Early Childhood and Elementary Education degree from the College of St. Teresa, Winona and my MS in Special Education from the University of Minnesota - Mankato. I love teaching at Holy Name because we have an awesome faculty and super families who send their students to Holy Name of Jesus School. I enjoy teaching our challenging curriculum, and the opportunity to share my faith daily with my students.

 

Second Grade

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Beth Duret
763-473-3675 ext. 158

Hi, my name is Beth Duret. I have been teaching at Holy Name of Jesus School since 2008. I have my Bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota, and my Master’s degree in education from St. Mary’s University. Holy Name of Jesus is a wonderful community of caring staff, respectful students, and involved parents. It is a joy to come to work each day to see and share God's love!

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Maureen Smith
763-473-3675 ext. 182

Hi, my name is Maureen Smith. I’ve been teaching at Holy Name of Jesus since 1997. I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. I love teaching at Holy Name of Jesus School because of the wonderful sense of community and our commitment to a quality Catholic education. I love the fact that we can begin our day with prayer and incorporate our faith into any part of the curriculum.

 

Third Grade

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Chris Beard
763-473-3675 ext. 168

Hi, my name is Chris Beard. I have been teaching at Holy Name of Jesus since 2012. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from St. John's University. My favorite thing about teaching at Holy Name of Jesus is the sense of community between staff, students, and parents. I am so grateful that I get to share my excitement for learning with my students every day!

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Mary Ann Daniels
763-473-3675 ext. 166

Hi, my name is Mary Ann Daniels. I have been teaching at Holy Name of Jesus School since 2000. I have my Bachelor of Science degree from St. Cloud State. I have a Master’s in education from St. Mary’s University. I enjoy teaching at Holy Name of Jesus School because I am able to share my faith with my students. I like starting my day with prayer with my students.

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Becky Fischer
763-473-3675 ext. 164

Hi, my name is Becky Fischer. I have been teaching at Holy Name of Jesus School since 2001. I have my Master’s degree from the University of Minnesota. I chose to teach at Holy Name of Jesus School to give back to the school that was so important to my childhood. I attended Holy Name of Jesus School kindergarten through sixth grade and love teaching here now. The students’ strong sense of community and staff camaraderie make this school a great place to teach. I enjoy having a job where I can combine my love of learning, creativity, and zest for science!

 

Fourth Grade

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Mary Davy
763-473-3675 x 410

Hi, my name is Mary Davy. I am blessed to be part of the fourth-grade teaching team, working with our curious, lively, and creative fourth graders. Prior to my time at Holy Name of Jesus of Jesus, I taught fifth grade as well as middle school math and science for over 15 years in Catholic schools. I have a Bachelor of Arts, as well as a Masters in Education from St. Catherine University in St. Paul. I feel blessed to have a vocation that allows me to work in a faith-filled environment every day and to infuse our Catholic faith in every aspect of the school experience. As a teacher, I work to instill in my students a love for learning and to create a classroom environment where the achievements of every child are acknowledged and celebrated.

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Dean Ellingson
763-473-3675 ext. 172

Hi, my name is Dean Ellingson. I have been at Holy Name of Jesus School since 1993. I have my B.A.S. degree from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. I also have a Master of Arts in Education degree from St. Mary's University of Minnesota. I've been blessed to be called to a vocation of teaching at Holy Name of Jesus School. We value intellectual growth but Holy Name of Jesus School also values teachers that guide a student's physical, emotional, and spiritual growth.

The Edge Program - 5th and 6th

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Rachel Knooihuizen

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Hello, my name is Rachel Knooihuizen. I started at Holy Name of Jesus School as a substitute teacher in the Fall of 2013. The following year I was blessed to become the paraprofessional in the 5th grade classrooms for 2 years and a long term sub in 4th grade.  I love being around the fabulous students and families that make up the HNOJ School community. It is such a great privilege to be a part of the wonderful staff here at HNOJ School!

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Lisa Tuszkiewicz
763-473-3675 ext. 155

Hi, my name is Lisa Tuszkiewicz. I took a hiatus from teaching to raise our daughters before returning to the profession at Holy Name of Jesus School in 2005. I have my Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and my Masters in Education from National Louis University. I have always admired the warm, caring, family atmosphere of the school and staff that emphasizes developing the Christian learner.

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Kate Hannan
763-473-3675 ext. 163

Hi, my name is Kate Hannan. I have been teaching at Holy Name of Jesus School since 2006. I have my Elementary K through 8 and Communication, Arts and Literature 5 through 8 Degree from the University of Minnesota - Duluth and my Master's in Education from St. Mary's University. What I like best about teaching at HNOJ School is the relationships between teachers, students, and parents. At Holy Name of Jesus School we have smaller class sizes, which allows us to get to know our students on a more personal level.

Specialists

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Laura Sennott
Art
763-473-3675 ext. 157

Hi, my name is Laura Sennott. I have enjoyed teaching art at Holy Name of Jesus since 1992. I studied at Gustavus, the Minneapolis College of Art & Design and have a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art in Boston. I love the Holy Name of Jesus community with the collaboration of teachers, staff, and parents that are all dedicated and involved with the education of our Holy Name of Jesus students.

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Jodie Keefe
Band
763-473-3675 ext. 184

Hi, my name is Jodi Keefe. I am the band director at Holy Name of Jesus School and have been teaching here since 1994. I believe that musical education is very valuable for young children as it not only teaches discipline and teamwork but hones the major learning styles at the same time. It enlightens the students and adds self-confidence in a wonderful way. I am also a part of the yearbook committee, taking photos and designing various pages in the yearbook during the school year.

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Jill Reiner
Enrichment
763-473-3675 ext. 236

jreiner@hnoj.org

Hi, my name is Jill Reiner. I am the Enrichment Coordinator at Holy Name of Jesus School. As part of my job, I teach advanced reading to grades three through six. Additionally, I am in charge of Destination Imagination, Chess Club and book groups to grades one and two. I have worked at Holy Name of Jesus School since 1996 and have been a fifth-grade teacher, librarian, and volunteer coordinator. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from College of St. Benedict, my Master's Degree in Education from St. Mary’s University, and my Gifted, Talented and Creative certificate from The University of St. Thomas. I enjoy working at Holy Name of Jesus School. because of the kind-hearted students, supportive parents and encouraging staff.

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Lenise Best
Math Enrichment Specialist
763-473-3675 ext. 219

Hi, my name is Lenise Best. I have been teaching at Holy Name of Jesus School since 2002, have been a member of Holy Name of Jesus parish since 1990, and am a parent of 3 Holy Name of Jesus School alumni. I have my BA degree from the College of St. Benedict. What I like best about teaching math at Holy Name School is the kids! Children are so eager to learn new things. I enjoy helping them rise to new challenges and seeing the "ah ha" moments when they grasp different concepts. I am also part of the yearbook committee, taking photos at school events and helping to design yearbook pages. Working with a caring staff is great as well!

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Kim Prodahl

Media Specialist
763-473-3675 ext. 170

Hi, my name is Kim Prodahl. I am the librarian.  I have worked at Holy Name of Jesus School since 1996. I started out as a sixth-grade teacher, then moved to second grade, went on to become the librarian. I have my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education grades 1 through 6, with a Middle School Endorsement in Social Studies. I earned my degree from St. Cloud State University. I am very lucky to also work in the library where I get to spend time with almost all the children in the school sharing my love of books with them.

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Aimee Hellkamp
Music
763-473-3675 104

Hi, my name is Aimee Hellkamp. I have been the music teacher at Holy Name of Jesus School since 2015. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree in Vocal Music Education from Concordia College Moorhead in 2015. The opportunity to work with such wonderful students in a faith-based educational environment is an incredible blessing. I enjoy being able to help students develop a strong relationship with Christ and a deep appreciation for music.

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Nancy Annen
Physical Education
763-473-3675 ext. 176

Hi, my name is Nancy Annen. I have been teaching at Holy Name of Jesus School since 1982. I have my Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Towson University, Maryland and my Master’s degree from St. Mary’s University. I have fun teaching many different activities. I believe these skills will allow our students to enjoy physical activity throughout their lives.

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Laura Vinton

Reading Specialist
763-473-3675 ext. 178

Hi, my name is Laura Vinton. I am the Reading Specialist at Holy Name of Jesus. I have an Elementary Teaching degree from the University of Missouri- Columbia and a Master’s degree in Reading from Webster University in St. Louis, MO. I taught reading for 9 years, took some time to stay home with our 3 children, and am thrilled to be teaching again in this wonderful community at Holy Name of Jesus School. I love working with children and helping them turn their challenges into successes.

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Ann Benson
Spanish
763-473-3675 ext. 498

Hola! My name is Ann Benson. I have a BA in Spanish and International Relations from the University of Minnesota and have been teaching Spanish since 2000. I am very excited to be teaching at Holy Name of Jesus School, where I have been a member for over 30 years and where all four of my children attended school. I enjoy sharing my love of the Spanish language and culture with my students.

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Kim Kohorst
Stem Lab
763-473-3675

Hi, my name is Kim Kohorst. I have been teaching at Holy Name of Jesus School since 2000. I have my Bachelor's degree from the College of St. Benedict and my Master's Degree from St. Mary's University. What I like best about teaching at Holy Name of Jesus School is the commitment to quality Catholic education from the students, families and parish community. It is a joy to work in such a supportive community with such dedicated students and families.

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Wendy Mitchell
Technology Lab
763-473-3675 ext. 169

Hi, my name is Wendy Mitchell. I have been at Holy Name of Jesus School since 2000 and have been teaching technology at Holy Name of Jesus School since 2005. My educational experience includes a K - 12 Technology Certificate from the University of St. Thomas and a Master’s in Education in Learning Design and Technology from Saint Mary’s University. I want my students to know that learning is lifelong. Combining my teaching and business background I try to prepare students to be comfortable with technology tools, using their skills in problem-solving, communication and collaboration. While technology is ever-changing, my goal is to help students uncover learning in my classroom. What I enjoy the most about teaching technology at Holy Name of Jesus School is the community. As a parishioner and  parent of Holy Name of Jesus School alum, our family has made lifelong friends.

   

School Staff

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Nancy Anderson
Paraprofessional/Teacher Support
763-473-3675

Hi, my name is Nancy Anderson. I joined the Holy Name of Jesus School staff in December 2010. I have been working in education for over twenty-five years. I love my job as a para. Working with Holy Name students has been a joy. I am so grateful to be part of the HNOJ School community!

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Anne Slagle
Playground Paraprofessional/Teacher Support

763-473-3675 ext. 173

Hi, my name is Anne Slagle. I have worked at Holy Name of Jesus School since 2001.  I love working in the school print room and being with our students at recess time.  I am also part of the yearbook committee.  I enjoy taking pictures of all of the fun activities at our school, used in our yearbook, on Facebook and promotional materials. 

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Laura Leonard
Lunchroom Manager
763-473-3675 ext. 479/111

Laura Leonard is the lunchroom manager at Holy Name of Jesus School.

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Kelly Duffy
Lunchroom
763-473-3675 ext. 111

Kelly Duffy works in the lunchroom at Holy Name of Jesus School.

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Kimberlee Oliver
Health Aide
763-473-3675 ext. 494

Kimberlee Oliver works as a health aide at Holy Name of Jesus School.