MEET OUR PRESCHOOL STAFF

Learn. Share. Smile. Grow. These are the goals that we have for each of our preschool children. Preschool is a special time for both you and your child. We hope to make this first step in your child’s educational journey postive and filled with great confidence building skills for the future with many happy memories.
Jolene Busch, B.A.

Jolene Busch, B.A.

Preschool Director/Teacher

jolene.busch@swsaints.org
About Jolene Busch

Jolene is in her 11th year teaching at St. Wenceslaus School.  After a long-term sub position in 3rd grade at SWS, she was hired to start the preschool in its first year before moving up to 5th grade for a few years. Realizing she really missed those little ones, she moved down to kindergarten for 6 years and has now come full-circle back to preschool where she started. She loves being a part of their first experience with the school. It is very important to her that her students feel loved and safe at school and ready to take on kindergarten!

B.A. – Minnesota State University – Mankato

K-6 Licensure with a preschool endorsement

Jolene’s Super Powers
  • Loves watching sports – especially baseball 90% 90%
  • Still plays volleyball 40% 40%
  • Loves to travel, but hates flying 100% 100%
Tammy Sirek, B.S.

Tammy Sirek, B.S.

Preschool Teacher

tammy.sirek@swsaints.org

About Tammy Sirek

Tammy Sirek is a Pre-K teacher at Little Saints Preschool. She has 14+ years of experience in early childhood education. After staying home to raise her three children, she jumped at the chance when offered the teaching position at Little Saints Preschool. Knowing that play is a child’s most important work, it is important to her to create an environment where children can grow and thrive while exploring the world around them. Tammy and her family enjoy traveling, movies, and attending sporting events.

B.S. – Elementary Education – Mankato State University

Tammy’s Super Powers
  • Being Silly 90% 90%
  • <p>Fixing Boo-boos</p> 40% 40%
  • Reading 100% 100%
Annette Stavos, M.A.

Annette Stavos, M.A.

Preschool STEM Teacher

annette.stavos@swsaints.org

About Annette Stavos

Annette has been teaching at St. Wenceslaus School for 18 years. She has worn many hats in her teaching career as a kindergarten teacher, art, physical education, 1st grade, 3rd grade, 5th grade homeroom, 5-8 grade science teacher and currently preschool STEM teacher and librarian. Teaching at St. Wenceslaus School has been a blessing. The students and staff are awesome to work with and this school feels like a big family.

B.S. – Elementary Education – Minnesota State Mankato

M.A. – Curriculum and Instruction St. Mary’s University

Certification in ESL (English as a Second Language) – University of St. Thomas

Annette’s Super Powers
  • Making Stained Glass Windows 90% 90%
  • Loves Golf but it does not like her! 40% 40%
  • Cooking and Reading 100% 100%
Annie Schmitz, B.A.

Annie Schmitz, B.A.

Preschool Assistant Teacher

annie.schmitz@swsaints.org

About Annie Schmitz

Annie Schmitz is in her seventh year with Little Saints Preschool. She is the classroom aide in the M/W/F 8:00 AM prekindergarten class and in the T/Th preschool class. Annie states, “Being with your wonderful children every day is so rewarding and so much fun! I absolutely love my job and am truly blessed to be a part of the SWS family – both as a staff member and school parent!”

Annie is a graduate of Minnesota State University – Mankato with a double major in Paralegal/Law Enforcement and a minor in Business Law. After several years working in the insurance and legal industries, she became a stay-at-home mom after the birth of her third child. Annie and her little daughter both started their preschool careers at the same time; her daughter as a student and Annie as an aide. In her free time Annie enjoy reading, doing puzzles and spending time with her husband, Gordie, and their three daughters, Ellie (18), Olivia (16) and Lucy (12).

B.A. – Paralegal/Law Enforcement and Business Law – Mankato State University

Annie’s Super Powers
  • Reading 90% 90%
  • Doing Puzzles 40% 40%
  • Hanging out with Gordie 100% 100%
Sarah Gullickson, B.A.

Sarah Gullickson, B.A.

Preschool Assistant Teacher

sarah.gullickson@swsaints.org

About Sarah Gullickson

Sarah Gullickson is one of the Little Saints Preschool Lead Assistants. She is married to Dan Gullickson and they have three daughters that also attend SWS. Sarah holds a B.S. degree from University of WI, La Crosse in Kinesiology. She also has many certifications in the wellness field, such as Yoga and Mat Pilates. Sarah enjoys being outside as much as possible, going on a daily run/walk, playing games with her girls and heading to their family cabin in the summer. Sarah likes to think that her ‘super powers’ are staying calm in stressful situations, cooking the best vegan cookies and being able to hold ‘tree’ pose while cooking!

B.S. – Kinesiology – University of Wisconsin, La Crosse

Sarah’s Super Powers
  • Staying Calm 90% 90%
  • Makes the best vegan cookies on earth  40% 40%
  • Cooking while doing yoga 100% 100%

Our Mission

St. Wenceslaus Catholic School is a family-centered faith community, committed to the intellectual and spiritual formation of our students. We provide a high quality academic program that builds leadership and self-confidence while nurturing a loving relationship with God & encouraging service to others.

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