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Elementary Teachers

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Mrs. Hanson

Kindergarten Teacher

Education - Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education PK-3 - Lourdes University

Mrs. Hanson previously taught 2nd grade in Toledo Public Schools.  She loves gardening and reading when she has time. She coached basketball for many years and has always had a passion for sports. Mrs. Hanson currently helps coach her daughter’s t-ball team and she enjoys watching her develop social skills as well as learning how to play the sport.

Why Mrs. Hanson loves Saint Joseph and teaching:
“I feel very privileged to get the opportunity to work at SJS. Through Lourdes University, we did some classwork within various classrooms at SJS and I always felt welcome. I loved the positive experiences I had and hoped to someday get to work at SJS. I have always enjoyed learning new things and feel I have something to offer to my students. I want to instill a love for learning that will help shape their experiences throughout their academic career.”

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Ms. Tracy Huntbrinker

Kindergarten Teacher

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Special Education and Early Elementary P-3rd - Western Governors University 

 

Mrs. Huntebrinker previously taught Preschool at SJPS. She has two sons, Mason, and Cole. She has been married to her husband, Chad, for 14 years. She loves watching her sons play sports and attending Central Catholic football games. In her spare time, she enjoys reading and spending time with family. 

 

Saint Joseph is a great community to be a part of. Everyone has been so welcoming, and I feel so blessed to have this opportunity to work at a Catholic school. For me, teaching is a very rewarding job. I love helping little minds learn and grow. 
 

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Ms. Faist

1st Grade Teacher

Education:   Masters Degree, Bowling Green State University

Certifications:  Preschool - Grade 12 Reading Endorsement Certificate - Lourdes University

Ms. Faist has taught kindergarten and 1st grade at Saint Joseph Parish School since 2006. 

 

Why Ms. Faist  loves Saint Joseph and teaching:

"Why do I love teaching at a Catholic School?  Because we can talk about God anytime, anywhere.  I love being able to say to my class when we get in line (to help them focus and face me): 'Let me see the beautiful eyes God gave you.'  I love the innocence of young children - they are so open to learning and so loving...just as Jesus said in the Bible:  Let the children come to Me.  You are to learn to love God as these little children love."

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Ms. Hays

1st Grade Teacher

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Ms. Burns

2nd Grade Teacher

Education - Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education – Owen’s Community College and Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, licensed PreK-3 – Lourdes University

 

Ms. Burns previously taught 4th and 2nd grade before teaching kindergarten. Prior to working at Saint Joseph, she was a proficiency tutor at Washington Local Schools. 

 

Ms. Burns has one son.  They love to travel and explore, and also LOVE animals; they have two cats, a bearded dragon and a chinchilla!


Why Ms. Burns loves Saint Joseph and teaching:

“Our school is a family; everyone looks out for one another and the community is one which I feel very much a part of… and did the moment I walked in. I love teaching my littles about God, love, and giving them the foundation to love learning.” 

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Ms. Wheeler

2nd Grade Teacher

Education: Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Dayton  This is my 2nd year teaching after graduating from the University of Dayton in 2021. 
 
When not teaching I enjoy running and spending time with my family. I also love to travel and explore new places. 
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Why Ms. Wheeler  loves Saint Joseph and teaching:

I love teaching at St. Joseph and being part of the family-friendly community. Everyone is very welcoming and I feel blessed to come to work every day. I love to see all of my students grow and see how eager they are to learn. I enjoy seeing students want to be in the classroom and challenge themselves in new ways. 

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Mrs. Rachko

3rd Grade Teacher

Education: Bachelor’s Degree Early Childhood Education - The University of Toledo

Mrs. Rachko has taught kindergarten for eight years before moving to third grade. She taught in a Montessori School prior to having children.  After staying home with her own children for three years, she made the switch to Catholic Schools.  She first taught at the Franciscan Academy, but when the school closed its doors in 2014, she came to Saint Joseph School. 

Why Mrs. Rachko  loves Saint Joseph and teaching:

“I absolutely love Saint Joseph School and community.  Teaching is my passion and I can’t imagine doing anything else.  When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy doing fun, active things with my husband and two children.”

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Mrs. Lutz

3rd Grade Teacher

Education: Bachelor of Arts & Sciences, Cum Laude -  The University of Toledo.  Undergraduate degree Drawing, minors in Art Education and Art History. Master’s Degree; Education. 

Before staying home to raise her family, she taught at the Franciscan Center.  

My family, friends, and third-graders are whom I love to spend time with.   I am married with three children, and grew up and live in Sylvania.  I am a great sports “cheerleader” and love to be creative.  The Pacesetter Soccer Club is an organization I am proud to be a part of and to continue its mission in Sylvania. 

Why Mrs. Lutz loves Saint Joseph and teaching:

"I love learning and teaching.  Education is my passion.  I firmly believe that all students, regardless of individual ability, can achieve academic success in a creative and encouraging learning environment."

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Ms. Oswald

4th Grade Teacher

Education: Bachelors in Middle Childhood Education Math & Science - Lourdes University

Ms. Oswald is an alumna of Saint Joseph Parish School and is excited to be back!  In her free time, Miss Oswald enjoys spending time with her niece, riding her bike, doing yoga, and reading.

Why Miss Oswald loves Saint Joseph and teaching:
I love teaching at Saint Joseph because it is so rewarding to watch students grow as individuals and in their faith. I enjoyed my time at Saint Joseph, and I am excited to be able to provide the same opportunity to my students. 

 

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Ms. Rosaschi

4th Grade Teacher

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Mrs. Korhumel

5th Grade Teacher

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Education – The University of Michigan,  (Major: Math/Science; Minor: Social Science); Ohio Professional Teaching License  K-8; Associate Degree of Applied Science, Environmental Engineering;  Religion Certification – Mysterium Christi Diocesan Institute

 

Why Mrs. Korhumel loves Saint Joseph and teaching:

“My love for teaching started at childhood, and I am very happy to be a part of the Saint Joseph School and Parish Family.  My husband and I have been married for 31 years and we have 4 wonderful children. I attended the University of Michigan, GO BLUE!  However, my husband went to Ohio State, so we will always be a house of Buckeyes and Wolverines!”

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Mrs. Posadny

5th Grade Teacher

Education: Master's Degree Elementary Education- Western Governors University

 

This is Mrs. Posadny's first year of teaching,but she comes with 3 years of substitute teaching experience at Sylvania Schools in elementary. She also taught English to students in China online for two years. When not at school, Mrs. Posadny, along with her husband, can be found on the sidelines at a sporting event or band concert cheering on her three boys.

 

Why Mrs. Posadny loves Saint Joseph

As an alum of Saint Joseph's School, it is such an amazing experience to come back and teach at a place that was such an important part of my faith and education when I was younger. Next to my family and faith, teaching is a huge passion and I am blessed to be able to teach these young minds and love coming to work each day.

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