Staff

Meet our team of dedicated staff. Here you will find a little background information on each of our teachers, support staff, and childcare workers.

Mr. Kerry Sievert - Principal/Religion

I have a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from UW-Oshkosh and a Masters degree in Administrative Leadership from UW-Milwaukee. I have been a Catholic school administrator since 1983 and have been at Divine Savior since 2013. Maintaining and developing a strong Catholic identity in the school is at the heart of my ministry. An equally strong focus is curriculum development, and I am proud of the staff's development of a personalized learning model with integration of blended learning opportunities for the students.

Email: Mr. Kerry Sievert


Ms. April Pereira - Pre-Kindergarten

Hi, my name is April Pereira and I am the 4K teacher. I also teach 4K/5K Religion and Reading. I have been teaching for 16 years. Nine years ago I became licensed to teach early childhood. This is my third year here at Divine Savior. My husband and I have been married for 24 years and have 3 adult children.

Email: April Pereira


Ms. Kimberlee Pringle - Kindergarten

Hello, I am Kimberlee Pringle and this is my third year teaching Kindergarten at Divine Savior. Prior to this, I worked in Divine Savior’s child care, as well as subbed in the Elkhart Lake, Chilton, and Marshall school districts. I graduated from UW-Whitewater with a dual licensure in Early Childhood and Early Childhood-Special Education. My husband, Sean, and I live in Kiel with our two daughters, Jennifer and Heidi.

Email: Ms. Kimberlee Pringle


Mrs. Diane Cherney - ELA First & Second Grade

As a graduate of Silver Lake College with an English Major, I am right at home in our 1st and 2nd grade Literacy Center. My goal is to instill a love of learning in each child. Our Literacy Center is a busy room where learners grow academically, spiritually, and socially. In 2014, I was honored to receive the Herb Kohl Award for Excellence in Education. When I have free time, I enjoy biking, traveling with my family, and collecting antiques.

Email: Mrs. Diane Cherney


Mrs. Linda Tebo - ELA - Third, Fourth & Fifth Grade

I earned by Bachelor of Science in Education from UW-Whitewater. My original certification was preschool to grade 3, but I felt encouraged to extend my certification to grade 6. I have taught over twenty years at St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic school, (formerly Two Rivers Catholic Central). I mainly taught 1st grade, but also preschool and 4th grade as well. In 1989, I taught Kindergarten here, at Ss. Peter & Paul! I was fortunate to be nominated and awarded the Kohl Fellowship. I have also been the Walmart Teacher of the Year in Manitowoc. My favorite subject to teach is Religion!

Email: Mrs. Linda Tebo


Mrs. Linda Jelinek - ELA - Sixth, Seventh & Eighth Grade

I graduated from Silver Lake College with a double major in Elementary Ed./Special Ed. I have been teaching for 25 years in Catholic education. Recently I have changed my classroom over to a classroom for personalized learning and the children have embraced it! In 2016, I was also a recipient of the Herb Kohl fellowship award. I believe that all children learn at their own pace, and my job is to keep them moving forward and succeeding!

Email: Mrs. Linda Jelinek


Mrs. Cathy Fesing - Science & Physical Education

I began teaching at Holy Rosary School in 1989 and have been a member of the Holy Rosary/Divine Savior staff ever since. My teaching certifications are Middle Childhood to Early Adolescence education (grades 1-8) and Broadfield Science (1-8).

Email: Mrs. Cathy Fesing


Mrs. Martha Holst - Math & Robotics K-8

I began my teaching career many moons ago at Holy Rosary. I was then hired to teach at Divine Savior when we combined. My degree is in Elementary Ed with a minor in math. I took that because, as all my students know, MATH IS FUN! My husband and I have been married for 32 years and have 2 grown and married children. We also have 2 beautiful grandchildren. I am truly blessed!

Email: Mrs. Martha Holst

 

Specialist Teachers

Mr. Ted Pierce - Band Director

This present year will be my fortieth year teaching band. I have taught at Chilton Public Schools, Silver Lake College, Wayside Zion Lutheran school, and St. Francis of Assisi Middle School in Manitowoc. My wife and I live in Brillion and we have two daughters. In addition to performing in the Dorf Kapelle German band, I also perform with other area bands. I recently started playing with the Green Bay Packers tailgate band as a substitute.

Email: tpierce@divinesaviorschool.org


 

Ms. Kay Schultz - Art

Hello! My name is Kay Schultz, I am the art teacher for Divine Savior, as well as the Kiel Middle School. I am new to the field of teaching, but absolutely love to see the students' creative minds at work! In my spare time, I enjoy running, spending time with family and friends, and creating my own artwork.

Email: kschultz@divinesaviorschool.org


Ms. Erin LaFond - Music K-8

 

 

Email: elafond@divinesaviorschool.org


Ms. Elizabeth Rodriguez - Spanish

 

 

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Support Staff

Mrs. Vanessa Frederick – Administrative Assistant & Daycare Staff

 

Email: divinesaviorcatholicschool@gmail.com


Mrs. Abby Hartman - Daycare Staff

Hi, my name is Abby Hartman. I am the childcare director and 3K preschool teacher. I have my associates degree in early childhood education. I enjoy spending time outside and being with my family and my 2 dogs.

 

Email: childcare@divinesaviorschool.org


 

Ms. Addi Yurk - Daycare Staff

I am a floater in the childcare center.  I am currently attending college at Fox Valley Tech.


 

Ms. Brittany Ninmer - Daycare Staff

Hi name is Brittany.  I work in the baby room part time.  I have a daughter.



 

Ms. Elizabeth Pereira - Daycare Staff

I'm Elizabeth and I am the teacher in the infant room. I have worked in childcare for almost four years. In spring 2016, I graduated from Lakeshore Technical College with my Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education.


 

Ms. Julie Nelson - Daycare Staff

I am the caregiver in the toddler room. I have 3 children and 12 grandchildren. I love to work in my flower garden, craft, sew, read and spend time with my grandbabies.


 

Ms. Laura Schultz - Daycare Staff

Hi, my name is Laura. I work full time in the preschool room. I have a one year old daughter.


 

Ms. Sue Daun - Daycare Staff

I work in the infant room, which I love. I grew up in a large family, which has really trained me for the future.

Mackenzie Bonde Head Cook

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