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There are many qualities of a great and dedicated teacher, at Prince of Peace our educators possess an unshakable passion for their work. Our entire staff leads by example, presenting a positive example for our students, encouraging them to explore and exceed new areas of knowledge.

Our goal is to create a safe, positive environment in which students feel comfortable learning. We understand the importance of test scores but, our mission goes beyond education. We recognize each child as a unique image of God, we nourish the mind, body, heart and soul of our students through worship, service and academics.

Church Administrative

Fr. Max Tzul
Fr. Max TzulPastor
Email: tzulm@archmil.org
Claudia Plascencia
Claudia PlascenciaSecretary-St Vincent De Paul, Prince of Peace
Email: plascenciac
@princeofpeaceschool.org

School Administrative

Mrs. Patricia Blaszczyk
Mrs. Patricia BlaszczykPrincipal
ABOUT ME:
-Born and raised on the south side of Milwaukee.
-Earned my Bachelor’s Degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
-Earned my Master’s Degree in Educational Policy and Leadership from Marquette University.

FUN FACTS:
-The nickname Mrs. B started when I was a third grade teacher. Students found it difficult to pronounce my last name.
-I have 2 dogs and 1 cat.
-I collect angel figurines and bee items.

Email: blaszczykp
@princeofpeaceschool.org

Thomas Llaurado
Thomas LlauradoDean of Students
ABOUT ME:
-Born and raised in New Berlin, WI
-Attended Marquette University High School before attending the University of Wisconsin-Madison
-Currently earning Master’s Degree at MSOE’s MBA in Educational Leadership Program

FUN FACTS:
-My favorite food is tacos (could eat them for every meal).
-I lived in Los Angeles for a year after college and worked in the film industry.
-I’ve run 3 marathons (Chicago 2014, ‘15, ‘16)

Email: llauradot@princeofpeaceschool.org

Emily Schober
Emily Schober Dean of Instruction
ABOUT ME:
-Born and raised in New Berlin, WI
-Attended Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA to study psychology and elementary education
-Earned my Master’s Degree in Educational Policy and Leadership from Marquette University

FUN FACTS:
-I was a crazy child and had four broken bones before I was five years old!
-I absolutely love any spicy food!
-I love to paint in my free time!

Email: schobere@princeofpeaceschool.org

Vic Valdez
Vic ValdezDevelopment/Marketing Director
ABOUT ME:
-I was born and raised on the south side of Chicago
-I have a BFA in Graphic Design-Northern Illinois University
-I own a golf business
-I have a US patent on a golf product I invented called Rain Wedge

FUN FACTS:
-I enjoy golfing, cycling and traveling
-I have traveled to Europe, South America and all 48 lower states (working on visiting Alaska and Hawaii)
-I performed standup comedy for 2 years in Los Angeles

Email: valdezv
@princeofpeaceschool.org

Nicholas Earle
Nicholas Earle Dean of Operations
Email: nearle@setoncatholicschools.org
Diana Ramirez
Diana RamirezCampus Secretary – 25th Street Campus
ABOUT ME:
Degree in Administration and Finance, University Of Occident -Mexico

FUN FACTS:
I love volunteering at my church and spending time with my husband and two daughters.

Email: ramirezd@princeofpeaceschool.org

Margaret Garcia
Margaret GarciaOffice Assistant/Interpreter – 22th Street Campus
Email: garciam
@princeofpeaceschool.org
Lirse Jones
Lirse JonesAdmissions Coordinator/Office Manager
Email: jonesl
@princeofpeaceschool.org
Sosima Arista Ramirez
Sosima Arista RamirezOffice Assistant
Email: aristas@princeofpeaceschool.org
Paulita Barron
Paulita BarronOffice Assistant
Email: barronp@princeofpeaceschool.org

K4 and Kindergarten

Linda Gygax
Linda GygaxK4 Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI
-I am a graduate of Alverno College and am licensed to teach Early Childhood to 5th grade as well as grades 6-12 in English, History and Religious Studies.
-I am a proud mom of 5 amazing children (3 girls and 2 boys) ages 21-12.

FUN FACTS:
-I LOVE Mexican food, chocolate and soda.
-My kids and I enjoy bonfires and making smores all year round.
-I enjoy doing yoga to relax and unwind.

Email: gygaxl@princeofpeaceschool.org

Estefania Quiles
Estefania QuilesK4 Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I was born and raised in Lancaster, California. My family and I moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 2009.
-I attended and graduated from St. Anthony High School here in Milwaukee.
-I graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.

FUN FACTS:
-I am fluent in Spanish and English.
-My family is from Jalisco, Mexico and I love going there for vacation!
-I have traveled to Antigua, Guatemala and I would love to go back and visit again some time soon.

Email: quilese@princeofpeaceschool.org

Malena Torres
Malena TorresK5 Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I was born and raised in Mexico.
-I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Education at Collegio Mexico.
-I have a 14 year old daughter.

FUN FACTS:
-I’m very proud of my culture and heritage.
-I dance Mexican folklore at festivals such as Mexican Fiesta, Indian Summer Fest and Folk Fair.
-I LOVE my job and the world of the little ones.

Email: torresm@princeofpeaceschool.org

First Grade

Aimee Monsees
Aimee MonseesFirst Grade Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI.
-I graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a B.S. in Elementary Education with minors in Science and Social Studies.
-Teaching runs in my family: my grandfather, grandmother, sister, cousin and I have all been teachers in Wisconsin.

FUN FACTS:
-I enjoy seeking out world’s largest items!
-I like crafting and DIY projects.
-I dislike shoveling snow, but I love snow days!

Email: monseesa@princeofpeaceschool.org

Brianne Kashak
Brianne KashakFirst Grade Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I was born in North Carolina and grew up in Minnesota.
-I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in English. Go badgers!

FUN FACTS:
-The high school I went to is surrounded by cows!
-I studied abroad in Ghana for a summer and learned how to drum and dance there.
-I LOVE anything pumpkin flavored!

Email: kashakb@princeofpeaceschool.org

Second Grade

Jenny Wood
Jenny WoodSecond Grade Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI.
-I earned a dual Bachelor’s Degree at the University of WIsconsin-Whitewater in Early Childhood Special Education.

FUN FACTS:
-I went to college with Ms. Stone!
-My mom and I have a chocolate business called “Trufflelotta.”
-I went to my grandma’s house for spaghetti every Sunday from birth to the age of 25.

bartolottaj@princeofpeaceschool.org

Stephanie Stone
Stephanie StoneSecond Grade Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-Born and raised in Northern Illinois
-I earned a dual Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in Early Childhood Special Education.
-I earned a Master’s degree from National Louis University in Master of Education.

FUN FACTS:
-I play intermediate sand volleyball for fun.
-I have 2 cats.
-I went to college with Ms. Wood!

Email: cobys@princeofpeaceschool.org

Third Grade

Trisha Ewig
Trisha EwigThird Grade Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I was born and raised in New Berlin, WI.
-I attended Catholic school from 1st grade until college.
-I graduated from Saint Mary’s University of Winona, MN with a degree in Elementary Education.
-I am married and blessed with 2 wonderful children.

FUN FACTS:
-I was 2nd in the Midwest for women’s foil (fencing) in high school.
-Spending time with my 2 children and husband is my favorite way to spend my time; reading is second!
-This is my 11th year at Prince of Peace School, I love our students and families!

Email: novakt@princeofpeaceschool.org

Alyssa Rudd
Alyssa RuddThird Grade Teacher
ABOUT ME:
I have a Bachelors degree in elementary/middle education with minors in math and Spanish from St. Norbert College

FUN FACTS:
I enjoy crafting, swimming, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Email: rudda@princeofpeaceschool.org

Fourth Grade

Katelyn Bartlett
Katelyn BartlettFourth Grade Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I grew up in South Milwaukee, WI with my parents and two brothers.
-I graduated from Alverno College with a degree in Education and a minor in Spanish.

FUN FACTS:
-I played college basketball (Ms. Grayvold was my rival!)
-I love to travel! I have been to Mexico, Colombia, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy.
-I speak Italian and Spanish. The two languages are so similar, I often confuse them.

Email: bartlettk@princeofpeaceschool.org

Bailey Grayvold
Bailey GrayvoldFourth Grade Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I was born and raised in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan in a small town called Norway, Michigan. #Yooper
-I graduated from Lakeland University with a Middle Childhood-Early Adolescent (1-8) Education Degree with a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language.

FUN FACTS:
-I played college basketball against my rival, Ms. Bartlett!
-I LOVE Dunkin’ Donuts iced coffee.
-I love to rollerblade.

Email: grayvoldb@princeofpeaceschool.org

Fifth Grade

Todd Kemper
Todd KemperFifth Grade Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I’m from Burlington, WI.
-I hold a B.A. in American Studies from La Salle University and an M.A. in Social Anthropology from Central European University.
-I taught English to English language learners in Southeast Asia for 2 years prior to teaching for Seton Catholic Schools.

FUN FACTS:
-I love exploring and learning about cities.
-I’ve gone skydiving.
-I’ll try any food (unless it contains mayonnaise).

Email: kempert@princeofpeaceschool.org

Sarah Raidbard
Sarah RaidbardFifth Grade Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-Born and raised in a Chicago suburb
-Attended Bradley University in Central Illinois to study English and Spanish
-Earned a Master’s Degree from Boston College.
-Currently live in Wauwatosa with my husband.

FUN FACTS:
-I have a twin brother!
-I have two cats and one dog.
-Teaching is my second career
-I worked in higher education for 5 years!

Email: raidbards@princeofpeaceschool.org

Sixth Grade

Joal Clohisy
Joal Clohisy Sixth Grade Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-Born and raised in Hudson, WI.
-Attended Marquette University and studied writing and educational policy and leadership.
-Earned a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education from Indiana University.

FUN FACTS:
-I love dancing and I still take classes!
-I am trying to learn Spanish and I need a lot of help practicing!
-My favorite food is chips and salsa.

Email: clohisyj@princeofpeaceschool.org

Amy Sommers
Amy SommersSixth Grade Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I grew up in DeForest, WI (near Madison) with my parents and 4 brothers. I now live in Milwaukee.
-I have degrees in Secondary Education and English Language Arts from Marquette University.
-I spent a semester studying at the National University of Ireland – Galway.

FUN FACTS:
-I love to travel! This summer I went to Colorado to visit family.
-I love camping and being outdoors.
-I completed my first triathlon this summer, and hope to compete in many more!

Email: sommersa@princeofpeaceschool.org

Seventh Grade

Carlos Orozco
Carlos OrozcoSeventh Grade Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I was born in Milwaukee and raised in Brown Deer, WI. In fact, I still live in Brown Deer.
-I have a BA in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
-I am currently studying for my MA in Teaching (Spanish, ESL, and Regular Education) at Cardinal Stritch University and I graduate in December.

FUN FACTS:
-I love to travel often.
-I am in the process of studying French!
-My family is from Monterrey, Mexico.

Email: orozcoc@princeofpeaceschool.org

Peter Harrison
Peter HarrisonSeventh Grade Teacher
Email: harrisonp@princeofpeaceschool.org

Eighth Grade

Hannah Morin
Hannah MorinEighth Grade Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I was born and raised in Excelsior, MN. I am the youngest and I have 1 brother and 2 sisters (I live with one of my sisters here in Milwaukee).
-I went to Marquette University where I studied Social Welfare and Justice. I loved Milwaukee so much that I decided to stay here after I graduated!
-I am currently studying at Cardinal Stritch University where I will receive my Masters in Education in May 2019!

FUN FACTS:
-I love learning about different cultures. I have lived in El Salvador and have traveled to Guatemala as well as the Dominican Republic!
-I was an Irish Dancer for 10 years.
-My first job was at Ben & Jerry’s. I love ice cream!

Email: morinh@princeofpeaceschool.org

Art/Music

Jean Berens
Jean BerensArt Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I have lived in Milwaukee all of my life
-I earned my BA in Art Education/Art Therapy from Alverno College
-I was a nurse before I became a teacher and graduated from Sacred Heart School of Practical Nursing

FUN FACTS:
-I have an amazing garden that is certified by the National Wildlife Federation
-I have a cat named Aretha
-I enjoy travel. I’ve been to Mexico, Puerto Rico, Israel, England, Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain and Portugal. I hope to visit some Asian countries some day

Email: berensj@princeofpeaceschool.org

Nicholas Hartmann
Nicholas HartmannMusic Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I was born in Eden Prairie, MN but moved to Wisconsin at age 3 and have lived here ever since.
-I have my B.S. in Choral Music & General Music Education from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

FUN FACTS:
-I enjoy playing many sports including volleyball and golf.
-I like to play trivia whenever I can.

Email: hartmannn@princeofpeaceschool.org

Physical Education

Dan Seitz
Dan SeitzPhysical Education Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I was born in Colorado Springs, CO
-I’m the son of a career US Army officer
-Because my father was in the military, I attended 10 different schools from K5-12.
-I have lived in 8 different states and Paris, France
-I have a BS in Education Armstrong Atlantic University, Savannah, GA
-I have a MS in Administrative Leadership UWM, MIlwaukee, WI

FUN FACTS:
-Have lived and traveled all over the USA and Europe. Loved it!!!!
-Family is from Wisconsin.
-Have worked with children since junior year in high school.
-Working with children and sharing my knowledge and experience with them so that they can be successful is so fulfilling for me.

Email: seitzd@princeofpeaceschool.org

WIN

Stephanee Skaradzinski
Stephanee SkaradzinskiCatapult WIN Teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I’m known as Ms. S around school.
-I was born on November 10, 1985 in Milwaukee, WI.
-I went to college in Kenosha, WI and have been teaching ever since.
-This will be my fourth year as a Title 1 teacher and I love it everyday, truly!
-I live with my fiancee, my stepson, our two cats and our two gerbils in Oak Creek, WI.
-I love reading, watching funny TV and movies, laundry and enjoying family and friend time.

FUN FACTS:
– I am a cancer survivor, I’m in my fifth year of remission from Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma!
– I love pizza and tacos!
– My current favorite hobby is called Painting with Diamonds – it’s a mix of cross-stitch and paint-by-numbers!

Email: skaradzinskis@princeofpeaceschool.org

Ms. Sims
Ms. SimsCatapult WIN teacher
ABOUT ME:
-I have been teaching for 17 years
-I am the youngest of three.
-I’m a native of Milwaukee WI.
-I attended Rust College in Holly Springs, MS where I majored in elementary education.
– I have a great love for children.
-I own a small dog named Matson.

FUN FACTS:
-I love dancing, shopping and traveling.
-I spend my weekends attending church service and enjoy my church family.
-I believe every child is capable of learning and deserves a fighting chance.

Angela Zimney
Angela ZimneyTRI and WIN
ABOUT ME:
-I was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI on the southside of the city.
-I am a graduate of UW-Milwaukee with a degree in Education- Spanish and ESL. I studied Spanish in Seville, Spain for a semester in college.
-I have three daughters Kate, Lauren and Julia ages 13, 15 & 17.
-I have a grey and white cat named Ferris

FUN FACTS:
-I LOVE to read just about anything
-I enjoy traveling to new places as well as being outside.
-I am looking forward to this school year and working with PoP students on reading!
-I can whistle with my fingers.
-My kids and I love to swim in the ocean and vacation every summer in Garden City, South Carolina!
-I’ve visited Mexico, Costa Rica, Jamaica, The Cayman Islands, Portugal, Italy, France, Spain and Germany.

Email: zimneya@princeofpeaceschool.org

Reading

Wanda Foy
Wanda FoyReading Specialist
ABOUT ME:
-I was born and raised in a small town in Michigan.
-I earned my bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University.
-I received my reading license from Cardinal Stritch University.

FUN FACTS:
-I love to spend time with my family.
-I enjoy gardening and reading.

Email: foyw@princeofpeaceschool.org

Naomi Stewart
Naomi StewartLanguage Specialist
ABOUT ME:
-I was born and raised in Milwaukee , WI.
-I graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Spanish.
-I earned my graduate degree in ESL Education through the University of Cambridge on location at the University of Guanajuato, Mexico.

FUN FACTS:
-I am fluent in English and Spanish.
-I have a world-wide teaching certificate for English as a second language.

Email: stewartn@princeofpeaceschool.org

Student Services

Linda Valdez
Linda ValdezSocial Worker
ABOUT ME:
-I was born in Sheboygan WI in a big family of eight children.
-My father held multiple jobs at once for many years until he became a foreman on a truck dock.
-My mother was the “cleaning lady” of our school until she became our school secretary.
-I attended a Catholic elementary school then a public high school.
-I have a Master’s Degree in School Social Work from UW-Milwaukee.

FUN FACTS:
-I love to try new foods, which means that I have to love exercising!
-I enjoy gardening, biking, exercising, reading, listening to podcasts, watching movies, and being active in my community.
-My family and I love to play board games and cards.
-I believe that service to others is important and a blessing!

Email: valdezl@princeofpeaceschool.org

Computer Science

Brenna Skelly
Brenna SkellyComputer Science
ABOUT ME:
-I was born in Brookfield, WI.
-I attended St. John Vianney Grade School and Divine Savior Holy Angels High School
-I have a BA in International Studies, UW-Madison
-I have a MS in Curriculum and Instruction, Bilingual and ESL Certifications, UW-Milwaukee

FUN FACTS:
-After college I lived in Buenos Aires, Argentina for 3 years, learning Spanish
-Before becoming a teacher I worked in fundraising for the School Sisters of St. Francis
-I’m doing my second triathlon this September

Email: skellyb@princeofpeaceschool.org

Educational Assistant

Imelda Aguilar
Imelda AguilarEducational Assistant
FUN FACTS:
-I like road trips, family, football

Email: aguilari@princeofpeaceschool.org

Zenaida Guzman
Zenaida GuzmanEducational Assistant
ABOUT ME:
-I was born and raised in Mexico.
-I moved to the US when I married my husband.
-I have been at Prince of Peace School for 9 yrs.

FUN FACTS:
-I love to reading.
-I like taking naps.
-I like planting flowers.

Email: guzmanz@princeofpeaceschool.org

Maria L Miranda
Maria L MirandaEducational Assistant
FUN FACTS:
-I love crafting, sewing, and cooking

Email: mirandam@princeofpeaceschool.org

Jose Guzman
Jose GuzmanEducational Assistant
ABOUT ME:
-I’m the oldest of my family.
-I have 2 sisters and 3 brothers.
-I have 2 wonderful children, a girl and a boy.
-I am fluent in Spanish and English and have been at Prince of Peace School for 12 years.

FUN FACTS:
-I like to ride my bicycle, listening to music, and cooking.

Email: guzmanj@princeofpeaceschool.org

Cristian Guerrero Ramierez
Cristian Guerrero RamierezEducational Assistant
ABOUT ME:
-I was born and raised in León Guanajuato, México.
-I attended the University of Guanajuato to study Chemical Engineering.
-I have been working at Prince of Peace School since 2009.

FUN FACTS:
-I have two children that make me laugh every day.
-My parents and family live in Leon.

Email: ramirezc@princeofpeaceschool.org

Antonio J. Lopez
Antonio J. LopezEducational Assistant
ABOUT ME:
-I was born and raised in Guatemala, Guatemala.
-I have a Minor in Computer Systems.
-I am starting my 14th year working at Prince of Peace School/Escuela Principe de Paz.

FUN FACTS:
-I have three children – two girls and one boy.
-I like to collect watches and pens.
-I enjoy nature and spending time with my family.

Email: lopeza@princeofpeaceschool.org

Recess Monitors/Student Transportation

Irma Torres
Irma TorresRecess Monitor
Araceli Gonzalez
Araceli GonzalezRecess Monitor

Food Service

Isela Rosario
Isela RosarioFood Service Manager
Email: rosarioi
@princeofpeaceschool.org
Leticia Carrean
Leticia CarreanFood Service Assistant
Ana Ledesma
Ana LedesmaFood Service Assistant
Marta Perez
Marta PerezFood Service Assistant