Spotlight - New Staff

Ana San Miguel Esqueda

MSHS Science Teacher - Hometown - St. James, MN - College - St. Cloud State University - Earth and Space Science/General Science; Criminal Justice- "As a past Saint, the St. James community helped me reach my academic and career goals, and now I am excited to give back to the community."

- Ana San Miguel Esqueda

Kinsey Meyer

MSHS - 6/7 Special Education - Hometown - White Bear Lake, MN - College - Western Governors University, Utah - "I am looking forward to becoming more involved in activities this year and building stronger relationships."

- Kinsey Meyer

Amanda Steinle

MSHS Innovation Hub Facilitator - Hometown - Butterfield, MN - Rasmussen College - Computer Information Technology - Apple Certified Educator - "I am looking forward to learning more about what technology can do and watching the kids develop their knowledge."

- Amanda Steinle

Harrison Boraas

Music Teacher - Northside Elementary - Hometown - Mankato, MN - College - MSU Mankato - Degree Music Education - "The sense of community in St. James has excited me since I first got here. I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone and have some fun in the classroom!"

- Harrison Boraas

Kalyn Kelly

MSHS Band Director - Hometown - Fairmont, MN College - MSU Mankato Degree - Music Education - "I am looking forward to bringing back old traditions that the band program hasn't been able to do due to Covid-19 and bring in some new traditions as well."

- Kalyn Kelly

Hunter Wentz - 4th Grade Teacher - Northside

4th Grade Teacher - Hometown - Armour, SD, College - Black Hills State University in Spearfish, SD, Degree - Elementary Education - "I am so excited to meet and get to know all of the staff and students here, and also excited to continue my growth as an educator in St James."

- Hunter Wentz

Mike Fugazzi

MSHS Principal - Hometown - Grand Forks, ND College - U of MN - Morris, St. Mary's Univ, MSU Mankato - "I am really excited to work with a close knit school community that values the schools and is committed to helping students with their next steps."

- Mike Fugazzi

Jena Kauffmann

1st Grade Teacher - Hometown - St. Peter, MN - Degree - Elementary Education - "I cannot wait to start my next chapter in St. James!!"

- Jena Kauffmann