Administration, Faculty and Staff

Administration and Staff

Rev. Monsignor James A. Moloney | P.A., Pastor

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Mrs. Angela Kraetke | Principal

Greetings to our community, and to our visitors! Thank you for visiting our website and checking out what it means to be a STAG! My name is Angela Kraetke and this is my fourth year as the principal at St. Anselm Catholic Elementary School. I am honored to share some personal and educational history with you.

I grew up here in Dearborn Heights. Catholic education is of the utmost importance to me. I attended Divine Child Catholic Elementary and High Schools. After high school, I went on to Madonna University where I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in English and Sociology, and my secondary teaching certificate. After graduation, I began teaching at my alma mater- Divine Child Catholic High School. I taught all levels of English, including Honors and AP courses for nine years, from 2005 to 2014. I also organized and developed the curriculum for the English summer skills program that is still used today, and taught various Virtual Falcon (online learning) courses. In addition to teaching and administration, I have experience with the National Honor Society, the Junior National Honor Society, Red Cross, Spirit Club, recruitment, open houses, and accreditation teams/plans.

From 2001-2014, I was a DCES and DCHS cheerleading coach. I worked with various levels- including over 250 athletes, and was part of the Michigan Cheerleading Coaches Association. Because of this, I am very familiar with the Catholic Youth Organization and the sports programs offered through the Archdiocese of Detroit schools.

While teaching and coaching, I went back to Madonna University to study Administration. I obtained my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership in May 2012.

I currently live in Dearborn Heights with my husband of ten years, Jonathan, our daughter, Kaylee, who was born in June of 2015, and our two dogs, Sydney and Remi. We are St. Anselm parishioners and can’t wait for the day when our daughter will be a STAG!

We are constantly improving at St. Anselm. Our school is thriving! While at SAS, your student will enjoy one on one attention in small classes, while experiencing our various CYO sports programs, multiple clubs, and in-school and after-school opportunities. We have an updated facility, brand new technology including Smart TVs, IPADs, SMART and NOW boards, and an updated computer lab. Our teachers are experienced and dedicated. Over half of our staff holds Masters Degrees or higher in education and/or specific, core subjects.

I invite you to check out St. Anselm Catholic School. You will find that we can provide your student(s) a well-rounded, valuable education. I look forward to great success this year, and for many to come! It’s truly AWESOME to be a STAG!

Mr. Benn Baker | CYO Athletic Director

Mrs. Patty Delaney | Administrative Assistant, Athletics

Mrs. Diane Rivard | Counselor


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This is my fourth year as a part-time counselor at St. Anselm Elementary School, and my enthusiasm as a staff member continues.  What a wonderful school, led by a great professional principal and supported by a dedicated pastor.  Under their direction, so many positive things are happening to assist the dedicated teachers and the marvelous students. It is a joy working in this small setting.

Before I became a Stag, I had been a teaching and counseling “Falcon” at Divine Child High School for over thirty years, and I was the Department Chair of English and then of Counseling.  I met my husband (a social studies teacher and counselor), and we had two children who later became part of our four-person daily drive to school. Our family follows Catholicism, and my mother is a member of St. Anselm Parish. I attended Our Lady Queen of Hope Elementary School, St. Mary of Redford High School, and Marygrove College.  At the latter, I earned two degrees, a bachelors in English with humanities and education minors, and a master’s degree in reading instruction.

When I decided to specialize in school counseling, I earned my second master’s degree from Eastern Michigan University. I have earned credits from other colleges and universities, but the most interesting were from the University of Hawaii. I believe that leaning also takes place outside the classroom, and I am thankful for all people and experiences that broaden my view.

Most important in my life is family. Besides my husband, I am proud of my son, a teacher at The Most Holy Redeemer Grade School, and my daughter, who writes and shoots commercials. I need a divine presence in my life, and I thank God for support, patience, and forgiveness. I am a lover of music. I enjoy canting at St. Anselm and elsewhere, being in choral groups and choirs, and participating in Broadway Reviews. I like to travel and have visited 6 continents, 28 countries, and 43 states. Being able to laugh and surround myself with positive people is my ideal. The spirited elementary students teach me so much about celebrating life, staying in touch with my inner child, and looking at life from different angles.

Although my schedule isn’t rigid, I am generally at school and available to students, parents, and staff members all day on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and on half days on Thursdays. Grades 4-8 meet with me individually, and Pre-K through grade 3 are seen in the classroom setting or individually when there is a principal, teacher, or parent request. Students receive tutoring, and motivational, emotional, and academic support. I am always present at the City of Dearborn IEP meetings designed to help our students who learn differently. As a member of counselor organizations, I am able to stay updated and in contact with other professionals in the field. It has been a joy helping teachers, students, and parents find solutions for short-term issues or referring them to outside people when issues are more serious. Each week, I write an article for the “School Scope” and the church paper. Every two years, I organize and put on a career fair for the entire school. Professionals in various fields share their experiences with our students with lots of hands-on presentations. I am also co-moderator of St. Anselm’s branch of the National Junior Honor Society, along with Mrs. Kraetke. We have done major fundraisers for Victory Gym, dedicated to first responders and veterans, and First Step, an organization that helps families and individuals in crisis. This year our fundraiser will be for an internal cause.

Whether you are looking for personal, academic, or career assistance, please let me know how I can be of service to you and yours. You can reach me via email: counselor@saintanselmschool.org. Let us make the 2017-2018 school year one of the best ever.

Diane L. Rivard

Mrs. Elaine Stallions | Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Maryann Walkuski | Faith Formation Leader


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Faculty

Ms. Rubi Rodriguez | Preschool


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Hello! My name is Rubi Rodriguez and this is my fifth year as the preschool teacher at St. Anselm! I’m thrilled to be part of such a fantastic school, and love being part of the Stag family.

I also teach Preschool Sunday School, which I enjoy every second of!

I have over 10 years of experience educating young children and currently, I am finishing my degree at Wayne State University in Early Childhood Education.

My classroom curriculum is diverse, and specializes in Phonics, Math, Music, Foreign Language and even Culinary Arts! Our preschool students attend mass every Friday, visit our school library where they check out books, and participate in multiple field trips, like the Detroit Zoo!

Mrs. Sarah Porter, my co-teacher, and I will be working together to educate our three and four year old preschool students! We are both ecstatic about our growing program!

In my spare time, I attend workshops to sharpen my skills and to learn new teaching techniques. My priority is to help our preschoolers get excited about school and learning. I also enjoy teaching swimming lessons and watching the Detroit Lions, as they are my favorite football team!

The preschool classroom is a loving, caring and nurturing environment– and I look forward to working with your child!

Mrs. Sarah Porter | Preschool


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Hi! My name is Sarah Porter and this is my first year teaching preschool at St. Anselm! Ms. Rodriguez, my co-teacher, and I will be working together to educate our three and four year old preschool students. I previously was an aide in a young 5s classroom at Independence Elementary in Clarkston and was also a building sub at Siersma Elementary in Warren.

I am recently married to my wonderful husband, Julius. I grew up in Dearborn where I attended St. Albert the Great from PK-7 grades then attended Divine Child 8th grade and High School. I graduated from The University of Michigan in 2015 and earned my Bachelor degree in Elementary Education. When I am not teaching, I love going to Michigan Football games, going to the beach, and spending time with family and friends.

I am so excited to get this year started! Go Stags!

Mrs. Karen Kliber | Kindergarten

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I am blessed to have a 40 + year history at St. Anselm School and Parish. I came to the school as a student teacher while attending University of Detroit Mercy. I completed my education with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and was hired for the following fall. I taught Fifth Grade until my son was born and after that I became the “in house sub” for the next 17 years. My son was in the “pilot” program for the Kindergarten here the same year my daughter was born. St. Anselm became home for all of the Klibers.

My daughterʼs Kindergarten class was the first to be upstairs in what I fondly call “the penthouse”. Little did I know that while I was being a Mommy Helper, a Room Mom and Chairperson for many school activities that I would be eventually “moving in” as the Kindergarten teacher in 1988. I like to boast that my children received a tremendous education at St. Anselm that prepared each of them for their years at U of D Jesuit High and Ladywood High School. They truly appreciated their “great beginnings” at St. Anselm. This school has been my passion, as is my love for the little ones of the school.

In 1991, I asked our principal , Sr.Mary Ann Thue and Msgr. Moloney if they would consider opening a pre-school program to ready the children for the challenges of Kindergarten. With their blessing, that became my project over the next year in addition to my responsibilities as the Kindergarten teacher. I developed the program from the ground up and it was launched the following fall. I was fortunate enough to be able to teach both classes since our Kindergarten was only a half day program. I loved the experience of being with the children for two years and watching them grow and mature in the academic world.

Over the years I have taught many of the parents who now send their children to St. Anselm. I have a “Wall of Fame” in my classroom where I can look at all of “my kids” everyday. Twenty six years of Kindergarten graduates! Now, some of these graduates have become my “Partners in Education” with their children.

I partake in classes at Madonna University and Professional Development seminars because there is always something new to learn. Yes, older teachers can learn new tricks! And, I also learn many important lessons from my young students. Teacher, from your students you will be taught!

I have yet another passion that I share with students on the other end of the age spectrum. For 26 years I have taught in the parish Faith Formation Program It is my privilege to prepare 8th grade public school students to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation. The dynamics of each class is different yet it is always a joy for me to be in the faith sharing role.

The loves of my life, in addition to my son, Matt and daughter, Amy, are my four beautiful grandchildren. Unfortunately, they all live out of state so my time with them is limited. But, when I do have time off I am either Ohio or California bound!

Mrs. Jessica Eddy | 1st Grade


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Hello, my name is Jessica Eddy and I am the first grade teacher! I am so honored to be part of St. Anselm’s family. This is my fourth year teaching at St. Anselm, and I am truly blessed to be involved in such a loving community. I graduated from Eastern Michigan University with Honors, Cum Laude. While attending EMU, I double majored in Elementary Education and Reading. I was highly involved in activities that had to do with Reading, such as conferences and extracurricular clubs.

I enjoy all professional development that has to do with Reading, especially attending the Michigan Reading Association Annual Conference. I would also like to learn more about integrating technology into my lessons, as we have iPads and smart TVs in every classroom! I welcome workshops and conferences to better myself as an educator.

Each year in my classroom, I establish a community where each child feels welcome and knows his/her worth in our class. We are truly a family. As mentioned above, reading is very important to me, and I give my students time to read every day. My passion for reading makes my students eager to read, and usually when the time is up, they beg me to let them read longer!

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband Eric, our cat Lily, and our dog Bailee. My husband and I have been married for three years. I also love to spend time with the rest of my family. Some of my hobbies include reading, cooking, listening to music, and scrapbooking.

Mrs. Jennifer Norlock | 2nd Grade

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Welcome to the wonderful world of second grade!

My name is Mrs. Jennifer Norlock, and this is my eighth year at St. Anselm and first year teaching second grade! I attended Kindergarten-eighth grade here. I truly value the excellent academics and high standards at St. Anselm. I continued my Catholic education at Ladywood High School. Then, I attended Schoolcraft College in Livonia and received an Associate’s Degree. After my time at Schoolcraft, I finished up my degree at Wayne State University where I received a Bachelor’s of Art in Elementary Education. When I am not teaching, I love camping, swimming, and spending time with family and friends.

I invite you to check out my webpage where you will find information on the daily, weekly, and monthly activities of the second grade!

Mrs. Michele Sophiea | 3rd Grade


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Hello! My name is Mrs. Michele Sophiea and this is my seventh year as a member of the Stag family.

I am thrilled to be a part of this school and am looking forward to an exciting year. I am a graduate of Madonna University where I received my Bachelor of Arts in History and my teaching certificate. This is my 23rd year teaching and 12 of those years were spent teaching at St. Dunstan.

When I am away from the classroom, I love spending time with my husband, Michael, and our “children”, a cat named Lucky and two parakeets named Lona and Ocean. I enjoy spending time with my five nieces and one nephew. I also enjoy reading mysteries, going for long walks and anything to do with penguins. Oh, I am a HUGE Tiger fan!! Go Tigers!!!

Ms. Shelley Popiel | 4th Grade

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Hello everyone! My name is Shelley Popiel and I am the fourth grade teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. Last year I taught second grade, but I am so excited to be move up to fourth grade.

I attended St. Michael in Livonia K-8 grades then went onto Divine Child High School. I have a deep respect for a Catholic education and being able to teach in a Catholic environment is something that means a lot to me. After high school, I attended the University of Toledo in Ohio where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Right after I graduated, I worked in Monroe Public Schools as an Intervention Specialist. I can’t wait to put everything that I have learned during the last few years into good use in the classroom!
Outside of St. Anselm, I love playing and watching any type of sport. I am currently the Varsity Head Cheerleading Coach at Divine Child High School. My background with cheerleading started in 4th grade and I even cheered on the co-ed team at Toledo! It’s a huge part of my life. I love spending time with my family, which mostly includes watching Michigan Football, the Tigers, or the Toledo Rockets!
I am so eager to begin this school year! GO STAGS!

 

Mrs. Amy Nehmeh | 5th-8th Grade Social Studies, 5th Grade ELA

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Hello! My name is Mrs. Amy Nehmeh and this is my second year teaching at St. Anselm. Prior to this, I have worked in the Ann Arbor Public Schools. Currently I teach 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Social Studies, along with 5th grade English Language Arts.

I am currently attending Eastern Michigan University, where I am obtaining my masters in Reading. I received my Bachelor of Science degree also from Eastern Michigan University with a double major in Elementary Education and Reading. I am now anxious to put into practice the skills and strategies I have obtained through my experiences at EMU. In addition to my university education, I myself am I product of catholic schools. I attended St. Mel’s School in Dearborn Heights from Kindergarten through 8th grade and was a member of the last graduating class prior to their closing. Therefore, I am very familiar with Catholic School policies and traditions and fully support and believe in the education they are able to provide.

When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy spending my time with family and friends. I like traveling as well as quiet time at home reading. Attending sporting events is also a favorite thing to do. Go Tigers! Go Wings! Go BLUE!

I’m really looking forward to the beginning of another school year here at St. Anselm. It will be an enjoyable year that is filled with exploration and knowledge.

Mrs. Kathy Hermann |5th - 6th Grade Religion


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Hello!  My name is Kathy Hermann. I teach fifth and sixth grade Religion.  Teaching is my second career and this will be my 11th year!  I spent my first 10 years at St. Raphael School, starting in second grade and then moving on to middle school.  I earned my Bachelor of Science at Madonna University and completed my teacher certification at University of Detroit-Mercy.  I am a certified catechist in the Archdiocese of Detroit.

I have been married for 30 years and have four daughters and two grandsons that keep me busy. As a family, we like to camp in our beautiful state. We have a beautiful American Eskimo that we rescued five years ago.  I am excited to be part of the St. Anselm family.

 

Ms. Sarah Jorgensen | 5th - 8th Grade Science

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Welcome!  The St Anselm school and parish community has been part of my life for over 11 years.  I love St. Anselm so much that my 3 children are all students here!  I am privileged to teach science for grades 5, 6, 7, and 8.  It’s a joy to work with the students, families, faculty, and staff at St. Anselm.

My goal is that each student develops academically, spiritually, and emotionally throughout the year.  Our science curriculum was established to meet the national and Archdiocese of Detroit Next Generation Science Standards.  My passion is science and 5-8th grade is the perfect time to excite the students’ minds and hearts.  I am always wonderstruck by what our students accomplish during the year and this year will be no different!

In addition to teaching in the classroom I also coordinate the STEM and You Be the Chemist clubs after school.  I am also honored to be one of the Girl Scout leaders at St. Anselm.

Before moving to Michigan in 2000, I earned my BS in environmental science and MS in secondary science education at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA.  Through the years I have taught at the high school level, coordinated animal outreach programs at the zoo, and led groups at the Environmental Interpretive Center on the University of Michigan Dearborn campus as a naturalist.

Outside of school, I keep very busy with my family playing sports, participating in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and traveling any chance we get.  Just before school started this year we camped in Missouri to get a front row seat for the total solar eclipse that passed over the nation!

Mrs. Anne Popyk | 6th - 8th Grade English, Writing and Reading

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My name is Mrs. Anne Popyk and this is my tenth year teaching at St. Anselm. I previously taught third grade at St. Cyprian Elementary School in Riverview, Michigan. Currently I teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade English, writing, and reading.

I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from Eastern Michigan University with a major in Elementary Education Language Arts and a minor in Health. During my undergraduate program, I was a member of the Michigan Reading Association and became very interested in working with reading and differential instruction. Because of this interest, I decided to go back to Eastern Michigan University to obtain my Masters of Arts with a specialty in Reading. I graduated with honors in December of 2012. I am also a certified catechist through the Archdiocese of Detroit.

I enjoy spending my time hanging out with my husband, Marvin and our son Tyler, who was born in March 2015. We spend a lot of time at the park with our dog. Petey is a border collie mix, whom we adopted in March 2011. I also enjoy watching sports, drinking coffee, and trying to cook!

 

Ms. Nicole Allevato | 5th - 8th Grade Math, 7th - 8th Grade Religion

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Hi! I’m Ms. Allevato.  I have been teaching at St. Anselm for 13 years.  I teach fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade Math as well as seventh and eighth grade Religion. I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Madonna University and a Master’s degree from the University of Michigan-Dearborn. Both undergrad and graduate degrees were earned with honors.  During my undergrad program at Madonna, I was also on the soccer team where I earned Scholar All-American during my junior and senior seasons. When I’m not at school, I enjoy playing and watching sports (particularly the Lions and the Tigers), crocheting (many of my students have hats made by me), and spending time with my nieces and nephews. I also enjoy working on logic puzzles and reading.

Mrs. Kari Guido | Art

 

Mrs. Karen Cameron | Middle School Current Events

My name is Karen Cameron, and I am so excited to be a member of the St. Anselm staff.  I have taught Kindergarten through college in Catholic and public schools.  I received Bachelor’s degrees from UM and Madonna and Master’s degrees from CMU and Marygrove.  Having attended St. Cunegunda Elementary School and St. Alphonsus High School, I value the gifts that a Catholic education provides.  I am also certified as an advanced catechist, youth minister and director of religious education from Sacred Heart Major Seminary.

My husband, Mike and I have been married for over 31 years and have three beautiful daughters.  We enjoy spending time with our girls and the newest addition to our household, my grand-puppy, Anastasia!

Mrs. Sarah Maffesoli | Computer and Technology


I am happy to be a part of the St. Anselm’s family this year. Catholic schools are very near and dear to my heart. I grew up in Dearborn Heights and spent 12 years at Diving Child. After moving to Allen Park with my husband, we decided to send our children to St. Frances Cabrini.

I received my undergraduate at Michigan State University in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I continued on at MSU to complete my Master’s degree in Curriculum and Teaching. I taught kindergarten for number of years before taking time off to raise my 4 children. I spent last year at All Saints in Canton teaching preschool and am excited to move closer to home this year.

When not in a classroom, I love spending time watching and coaching my kids in whatever sports they are playing, camping up north and most especially, reading.

Mrs. Marcia Santostasi | Gym

Hello St. Anselm Community!

My name is Marcia (Ulanski) Santostasi and I have been the St. Anselm Physical Education Teacher since February, 2013.  I am happy to be working with the students and staff at St. Anselm!

My roots run deep in the St. Anselm Community.  My parents, Henry and Genevieve Ulanski, joined the parish in 1955.  My four older sisters, my brother, a niece and nephew, along with myself all graduated from St. Anselm.  Growing up, my family was quite active in various capacities of the church and school, and that foundation has kept me firm in my Catholic Faith.

Since St. Anselm has always been home to me, Nick and I were married here 28 years ago.  We have three children who are SAS alumni as well; Stephanie (St. Anselm ’05, Divine Child ’09), Steven (St. Anselm ’08, Divine Child ’12), and Natalie (St. Anselm ’16, Divine Child class of 2020).

After graduating from St. Anselm, I attended Dearborn High School, then went on to receive my Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Central Michigan University, with a Major in Physical Education K-12, Minor in Health Education 9-12, and All Subjects in 7 and 8th.  After graduation, I took my first teaching job at Corpus Christi Catholic School in Port Chester, New York, where I taught full time Physical Education K-8, Health Education 6-8th, and Reading 7 and 8th, along with coaching Cheerleading and working part time as an Aerobics instructor.  After four years, I returned to Michigan and pursued graduate studies at Eastern Michigan University where I received a Master of Arts Degree in School Counseling K-12.

During the 3.5 years it took me to complete my Master’s degree, I was a long-term substitute at St. Anselm as the 6th grade homeroom teacher and 6, 7, and 8th grade Science teacher. I also got married, worked one year at St. Sebastian as the Physical Education teacher, coached cheerleading at Garden City High School, substituted some more, had two children and became the Youth Group Leader at St. Anselm Parish, a position which I still currently am in.

I grew up in a sports friendly household, and had a mission to try and keep up with my older brother.  Throughout my school years I played basketball, volleyball, softball, cheered and ran track.  I continue to play softball to this day.   I have coached cheer at all levels, elementary through high school, both sideline and competitive, and have been an assistant coach in both softball and basketball in grades 5-9th.

When I am not teaching, coaching or playing sports, I work part time at Delta Air Lines and substitute when I can.  I also enjoy reading, watching my kids play sports, watching college Football, walking/working out, and squeezing in some traveling to visit out of town family.

One last note; after my college graduation, my parents and I went to visit my brother and sister-in-law in Dallas, Texas.  We took an overnight trip to San Antonio, Texas where we toured the River Walk, Alamo and visited “The Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa”.  A little, elderly Polish Nun came out to talk with us and started conversing with my parents in Polish, asking about our family, etc.  She told my parents she would pray for me to become a Religious Sister. Although that wasn’t to become my faith vocation exactly, I do feel her prayer intervention has guided me to teach and work within the Catholic Schools and Parish Communities that I have been a part of, and I feel blest to have had these great opportunities in my life!

My favorite word:  Persevere

My favorite quotes:  “The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary.”

-Vince Lombardi

“Stand up for what is right, even if you’re standing alone.”

-Unknown

My favorite Prayer:  God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change,         Courage to change the things I can, and Wisdom to know the difference.

 

Ms. Erin Perry-Mikalauskas | Librarian

Hello; I’m Ms. Perry-Mikalauskas and I’m in my second year as the school librarian here at Saint Anselm.

Prior to working here at Saint Anselm I taught 9-12 social studies at an online school run by a local public school, and 7-12 social studies and English at a charter school.

I graduated from the University of Michigan-Dearborn in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in history and a minor in English.  I am a certified secondary teacher for social studies and English.

In 2016 I earned my Masters degree from the University of Michigan with an endorsement as a Reading Specialist for grades K-12.  I was hesitant in the beginning about the Reading Specialist program but as I moved further into the program I grew increasingly invested and interested in the field.  Now I am grateful I made the choice to move into the K-12 reading specialist field and am really enjoying the opportunity it has given me to work as the librarian here at Saint Anselm!

When I am not reading to students or organizing books I stay at home with my family.  I’ve been happily married since 2012 and we have 2 beautiful children: Benjamin, 4 and Amelia, 2. We also have a golden retriever named Goldielocks.  I am a Disney geek and Disney World is my favorite place to visit.  I have also been fortunate to travel extensively and have been to well over 22 countries on 3 different continents.  I enjoy watching football, particularly college football and am a huge UofM fan-Go Blue!

If you ever have questions please feel free to reach out to me; my email address is

Ms. Jessica Swiatko | Math/Learning Specialist


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This is my third year at St. Anselm Catholic School as a Math Intervention Specialist.

I have previously taught grades K, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8 in General Education and K-12 in Special Education. I received my Bachelor’s degree in mathematics and elementary education from Grand Valley State University (go Lakers!) and my Master’s degree in special education from Oakland University.

Teaching math is my passion, but I also love Tigers baseball, traveling the world, and my cat, Oliver.

Mr. David Lurie | Music

Mr. Lurie has a bachelor’s degree in music education from Western Michigan University. He has 16 years of experience teaching instrumental, vocal, and general music and has been on the faculty of St. Anselm School since 2004.

He is a member of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the Gordon Institute of Music Learning (GIML).

He plays the trumpet with the Farmington Community Band, sings with Vanguard Voices in Dearborn, and plays recorder with Cherry Hill Consort and the Metro Detroit Recorder Society.

Ms. Janeth Zamudio | Spanish


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Hola, my name is Janeth Zamudio and this is my fifth year teaching Spanish at St.Anselm! I am a native Spanish speaker and I love to share the language and culture with my wonderful students.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Spanish certification from University of Detroit Mercy. I recently completed the Spanish program at  Marygrove University for Spanish endorsement in May 2017.

As a teacher, I am always looking for ways to teach in an engaging, challenging, and fun way to keep students interested in learning. Learning a second language is an exciting opportunity that is very useful in today’s diverse world. My goal is help my students succeed; I want to help them communicate in Spanish and to have an appreciation for other cultures.

When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my family. My husband David and I have two beautiful children, Evelyn 5 and Adrian born December 2015. This year my daughter Evelyn will be in  Kindergarten and she is super excited for another successful school year here at St. Anselm!

If you need to contact me for any reason, please do not hesitate to do so. You can either e-mail me at or use my weebly page at stanselmspanish.weebly.com under the contact me link and I will get back as soon as possible. Thank you very much and I look forward to another great school year!

Hasta luego (see you later!)

Mrs. Mary Boes | Lunch Room Supervisor
Ms. Emily Matlak | Latchkey Supervisor

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