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GRACE is proud to present our 57 school system educators who have been nominated for the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s 2021 Golden Apple Awards. GRACE is blessed with amazing teachers, and these nominees represent the excellence in faith-based education that occurs daily in our schools.

The Golden Apple Awards are aimed at “recognizing high standards of professionalism, leadership and innovation in teaching.”

Nominees include educators from all GRACE schools this year, including Father Allouez Catholic School, Holy Cross Catholic School, Holy Family Catholic School, Notre Dame of De Pere, Our Lady of Grace Virtual Academy, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School, St. Bernard Catholic School, St. John Paul II Classical School, St. John the Baptist School and St. Thomas More Catholic School.

A subset of nominees will advance to the next stage of the rigorous award-selection process. The 2021 Golden Apple Awards program is scheduled to be held April 21, 2021.

Here are the GRACE nominees, listed in alphabetical order according to last name:

  • Michelle Anderson, Holy Cross Catholic School
  • Hannah Aschenbrenner, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
  • Andrea Barington, Holy Family Catholic School
  • Amy Benzshawel, Father Allouez Catholic School
  • James Block, Father Allouez Catholic School
  • Molly Bongel, St. Bernard Catholic School
  • Cheryl Bowe, St. John Paul II Classical School
  • Jill Buckett, St. John the Baptist Catholic School
  • Sara Burns, Father Allouez Catholic School
  • Jenna Connors, Notre Dame of De Pere
  • Jaculin Cramer, Notre Dame of De Pere
  • Emily D’Angelo, St. Bernard Catholic School
  • Jessica DeGroot, Holy Cross Catholic School
  • Lourain Eggart, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
  • Jennifer Etter, Our Lady of Grace Virtual Academy
  • Lynn Francois, Holy Family Catholic School
  • Kelly Gossen, St. Thomas More Catholic School
  • Jean Healy, Notre Dame of De Pere
  • Amber Hellmann, St. Bernard Catholic School
  • Abbey Herman, St. Bernard Catholic School
  • Alyssa Hess, St. John the Baptist Catholic School
  • Paula Anne Hoeppner, Notre Dame of De Pere
  • Sarah Johanski, Father Allouez Catholic School
  • Jennifer Johns, St. John Paul II Classical School
  • Sharon Johnson, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
  • Stephanie Johnson, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
  • McKenna Kaminski, Father Allouez Catholic School
  • Margaret Konshak, St. John the Baptist Catholic School
  • Lisa Krcma, Holy Family Catholic School
  • Patrick McKeown, St. John Paul II Classical School
  • Amy Muenster, Notre Dame of De Pere
  • Tara Nelson, St. John the Baptist Catholic School
  • Patricia Nennig, Holy Cross Catholic School
  • April Neuville, Father Allouez Catholic School
  • Jean O’Donnell, Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School
  • Sarah Patterson, Norte Dame of De Pere
  • Kimberly Patton-Matzke, Our Lady of Lourdes School
  • Dino Piccinini, St. John Paul II Classical School
  • Jessica Rinka, St. John Paul II Classical School
  • Brian Ritter, Father Allouez Catholic School
  • Tina Sabin, Father Allouez Catholic School
  • Deanna Schauer, Holy Cross Catholic School
  • Julie Schmitz, St. John the Baptist Catholic School
  • Samantha Skifton, Father Allouez Catholic School
  • Katrina Starsky, Notre Dame of De Pere
  • Annie Stewart, Father Allouez Catholic School
  • Jodi Sullivan, Holy Cross Catholic School
  • Katherine Summers, Notre Dame of De Pere
  • Brenda Touchinski, Father Allouez Catholic School
  • Miranda VandenBoomen, St. Bernard Catholic School
  • Ashley VandenBush, Father Allouez Catholic School
  • Genevieve VanderZanden, Father Allouez Catholic School
  • Tami Van Gruensven, Father Allouez Catholic School
  • Denise Van Zeeland, Father Allouez Catholic School
  • Julianne Wagner, Holy Family Catholic School
  • Courtney Wedan, Holy Family Catholic School
  • Kiara Wolfgram, St. John the Baptist Catholic School