St. Ignatius Catholic School and St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy welcome the following new teachers and staff members to our school community for the 2022-23 school year.
We are blessed with new and returning staff who are excellent educators and professionals, faithful to the Catholic Church, and committed to our mission. Due to continued enrollment growth, St. Ignatius added teachers and staff to our team this year to best meet the needs of all of our students and further advance our mission and Catholic classical education in the Fox Valley.
Please join us in welcoming:
Ms. Abby Baierl
4K Teacher and Interventionist
Ms. Baierl is a Franciscan University of Steubenville graduate, with a double major in early education and intervention specialist. She most recently worked as an intervention specialist at a Catholic school in Ohio, providing small group instruction and assistance for students in coursework and for executive functioning, social skills, and IEP goals.
Mr. Wesley Beyer
Mr. Beyer joins St. Ignatius Catholic School as the Drama Teacher for grades 9-12. At St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy, drama is a core class, and students prepare and perform two plays every school year, which he will produce and direct. Mr. Beyer earned his bachelor’s degree in philosophy with a minor in theatre from Northern Michigan University. He has also been extensively involved in youth missionary work, including with SPIRITUS, Totus Tuus, and Catholic Campus Ministry.
Mr. Peter Krautkramer
Mr. Krautkramer is the band teacher for grades 5-12 at St. Ignatius Catholic School. He brings more than a decade of experience of musical instruction to his role at St. Ignatius Catholic School. He is a former director of the Village of Little Chute Community Band, an adult choir director for local parishes, and a brass instruments private instructor. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and also completed an apprenticeship in string instrument repair.
Ms. Kassia Lubinski
Ms. Lubinski joins our school community as an Educational Assistant for the 4K class and Before and After Care Assistant. She has experience working with young children, in childcare, and with children with learning impairments.
Mrs. Sue McFadzen
Grade 6 Teacher
Mrs. McFadzen is the new grade 6 teacher at St. Ignatius Catholic School. She brings more than 30 years of teaching experience, specifically in middle and elementary schools in the Green Bay area, to her role at St. Ignatius. She earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh and her master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.
Mrs. Maria McQuillan
Speech Language Pathologist
Mrs. McQuillan joins the St. Ignatius Catholic School team as speech and language pathologist, providing additional educational support for students. She previously worked in area public schools for more than a half a decade as a speech language pathologist. She earned her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point.
Mrs. Megan Parker
Mrs. Parker joins St. Ignatius as the new 3K teacher. Mrs. Parker most recently worked as the music teacher at St. John Paul II Classical School in Green Bay. She attended the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire for music performance and psychology.
Ms. Krystyn Schmerbeck
Associate Head of School
Philosophy Teacher, Geometry Teacher
Ms. Schmerbeck joins St. Ignatius Catholic School and St. Ignatius Chesterton Academy after serving as principal at Lansing Catholic High School in Michigan. Prior to that leadership role, she taught Latin and classical languages at schools in Virginia and New York. Throughout her educational career, she has also had extensive experience in house system implementation and leadership and in instructional leadership. Ms. Schmerbeck earned two master’s degrees: one in Education, Catholic School Leadership from Marymount University and one in Public Policy from George Washington University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in philosophy and classical language from Hamilton College.
Ms. Rebecca Spietz
Grade 3 Teacher
Ms. Spietz joins St. Ignatius Catholic School as a grade 3 teacher. She most recently taught in the Kaukauna Area Public Schools. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education.