MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM
Fr. Kevin is the pastor for the New Prague Area Catholic Community which includes St. Wenceslaus Church, St. John’s in Union Hill, and St. Scholastica in Heidelberg. As the pastor, Fr. Kevin oversees all of the operations of St. Wenceslaus Catholic School. His goal is to provide a full and wonderful faith development experience for the children who attend the school.
- History Buff / History Traveler 90% 90%
- Science Explorer 40% 40%
- Prairie Developer 100% 100%
Kim Doyle has been the principal of St. Wenceslaus Catholic School for the past ten years. She is an experienced school educator working in both Catholic and public schools as a teacher. She has taught preschool to college level students. Kim has been a Catholic school principal for most of her career before moving back home to St. Wenceslaus as our current school leader. Kim grew up in New Prague and is a graduate of St. Wenceslaus Catholic School. Kim has traveled to many areas of the world, but her most rewarding travels were several trips to Russia to pick up her two daughters. Kim dedicates her life to her daughters enjoying the time they share with each other traveling, camping, and with their involvement in dance and gymnastics events.
Kim is truly compassionate about her mission in Catholic Education. She believes that educating the heart and soul of our children is critical in bringing them closer to God. She works to make the faith base they receive while in our Catholic School one that will carry them into a lifetime of building their relationship with God and with others. The strong academic program the students of St. Wenceslaus School receive coupled with deep faith beliefs and practices will make the SWS students confident and capable learners and leaders.
B.A. – Elementary Education with specialization in junior high math and preschool education – College of St. Benedict
M.A. – School Administration – University of St. Thomas
Ed.S. – School Administration – University of St. Thomas
Certification – ESL ( English as a Second Language) – University of St. Thomas
Certification – STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) – St. Catherine University
- Creatively juggles many school entities to create a great program each year 90% 90%
- Dance and Gymnastics Mom 40% 40%
- Curious and Adventurous Traveler 100% 100%
About Joan May
Joan’s journey at St. Wenceslaus began when she answered the call to a
B.S. – Business Management and Industrial Relations with an Economics minor – Minnesota State University, Mankato
Technology Certification – Hamline University
Google Certified Educator
- Exploring Minnesota bike trails 90% 90%
- Asking questions 40% 40%
- Technology whisperer 100% 100%
Leah Zvanovec, M.A.
Leah started with a degree in Business and Marketing with an Art minor. She spent many summers teaching swimming lessons at the New Prague Pool and after working for a short time in business, she realized that working with kids was where she needed to be. Leah returned to school at Mankato State University to obtain a degree in teaching. She started her career at the New Prague Middle School teaching keyboarding and art, then moving to the High School where she taught Business Education. When her oldest child started school at St. Wenceslaus, she was excited to be able to teach here and to be a part of the school both as a parent and educator. Leah is still in that position, 4 kids and 15 years later!
B.A. – Businesss Administration University of Wisconsin River Falls
Teaching Certification – Mankato State University
M.A. – Curriculum and Instruction – St. Mary’s University
Certification in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) – University of St. Catherine’s
- Cooking healthy foods that taste great! 90% 90%
- Coloring anything! 40% 40%
- Traveling and seeing new places! 100% 100%