In response to the desires of some families to continue to learn from home due to the pandemic, GRACE launched an online learning platform in Fall 2020 titled Our Lady of Grace Virtual Academy for students in preschool through eighth grade. The Virtual Academy provides instruction at our high academic standard, while faithfully integrating our Catholic values in an online environment. Details regarding the Virtual Academy can be found HERE

VIRTUAL ACADEMY ADMINISTRATORS

Mr. Andrew Mulloy, Principal

Home GRACE school: St. John the Baptist School

Education: University of St. Thomas at St. John Vianney College Seminary, 2 years; UW-Green Bay, bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education; Cardinal Stritch University, master’s degree in Education and Leadership

Teaching/administrative experience: 11 years, including 4 years at GRACE

 

Ms. Laura Blicharz, Curriculum Coordinator

Home GRACE location: GRACE Administration

Education: St. Norbert College, bachelor’s degree in Elementary/Middle School Education; UW-Stout, Reading Certification Licensure; Cardinal Stritch University, master’s degree in Educational Leadership

Teaching/administrative experience: 12 years, all at GRACE

 

Mrs. Carrie Gossens, Technology Integration Coordinator

Home GRACE location: GRACE Administration

Education: UW-Stevens Point, bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education; Marian University, master’s degree in Education

Teaching/administrative experience: 30 years in Catholic education, including 5 years at GRACE (3 years as part of the GRACE Technology Team)

 

VIRTUAL ACADEMY TEACHERS

Mrs. Rachel Soderdahl, Preschool and Kindergarten

Home GRACE school: St. Bernard Catholic School

Education: St. Norbert College graduate

Teaching experience: 22 years overall, including 12 years experience at St. Bernard Catholic School

 

Evlyn Weber, Grade 1

 

Mrs. Maggie Kohlmann, Grade 2

Home GRACE school: Our Lady of Grace Virtual Academy

Education: St. Norbert College, bachelor’s degree in Elementary and Middle Education with a Broadfield Science minor

Experience: 5 years

 

Ms. Lizabeth Baranczyk, Grade 2 Math and Fundations

Home GRACE school: St. John the Baptist School

Education: Ripon College, bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology

Experience: 6 years overall in Catholic education, including 1 year experience in GRACE

 

 

Ms. Jennifer Etter, Grade 3

Home GRACE school: St. Bernard Catholic School

Education: UW-Oshkosh, bachelor’s degree in International Studies; Cardinal Stritch University, Graduate Certification Program

Teaching experience: 15 years, including 5 years at St. Bernard

 

Mrs. Janet Penza, Grade 4

Home GRACE school: Holy Family Catholic School

Education: UW-Stevens Point, bachelor’s degree in Education

Teaching experience: 40 years overall, including 39 years experience at Holy Family Catholic School

 

Mr. Jordan Thill, Grades 5-8 Math

Home GRACE school: Holy Family Catholic School

Education: UW-Eau Claire, bachelor’s degree in Statistics and Comprehensive Mathematics Education

Teaching experience: 3 years, all at Holy Family

 

Mrs. Kristi Kerscher, Grade 5 ELA and Homeroom

Home GRACE school: Our Lady of Grace Virtual Academy

Education: University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, bachelor’s degree

Experience: 5 years, all in GRACE

 

 

Mrs. Jackie Crown, Grade 6 Reading

Home GRACE school: Father Allouez Catholic School

Education: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, bachelor’s degree with double major in Spanish PK – 12 and English 6-12

Experience: 22 years, including 11 years in GRACE

 

Mrs. Michelle Wagnitz, Grades 6-8 Religion

Home GRACE school: Our Lady of Lourdes

Education: St. Norbert College, bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and master’s degree in Theological Studies

Teaching experience: 40 years, including 20 years at Our Lady of Lourdes

 

Mrs. Ginny Neitzel, Grades 7-8 Reading

Home GRACE school: St. Thomas More Catholic School

 

 

 

 

Ms. Carrie Lundy, Grade 8 Health and Homeroom

Home GRACE schools: Holy Cross Catholic School and St. John Paul II Classical School

Education: Northern Michigan University, bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Health Education

Teaching experience: 14 years

 

Ms. Elizabeth Sauer Pries, Middle School Science

Home GRACE school: Our Lady of Grace Virtual Academy

Education: UW-Stevens Point, bachelor’s degree; Central Washington University, master’s degree; Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, master’s degree

Experience: 15 years

 

Mr. Brian Bobinski, Algebra 2

Home school: Notre Dame Academy