Specialists

St. Pascal’s offers a strong core curriculum, which is enhanced by courses offered by our specialists. Each child has many gifts and it is our goal to help each child develop the gifts, talents, and interests given to them by God.

Our Preschool and Pre-K students participate in the following specialist classes:

  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish

Our Grade School (K-4th) students participate in the following specialist classes:

  • Art
  • Library
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Spanish
  • Technology (integrated into everyday classroom work)

Our Middle School (5th-8th) students participate in the following specialist classes:

  • Art (5-8)
  • Biztown (4-6)
  • Health (6-8)
  • Media & Book Studies (7)
  • Minnesota Studies (6)
  • Liturgical Choir (5-8)
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Seeking Justice (5-6)
  • DEAR (Drop Everything And Read) (7)
  • Spanish
  • STEM
  • Technology
  • World Religions (6-8)
  • Yearbook (8)

Academic Support Services:

St. Pascal Baylon Catholic School is built on an academically challenging curriculum for all our students. Our parents stress the importance of studying hard to help each child reach their academic potential. Due to the strong support from home, we are able to raise the academic expectations of our program overall.

However, we recognize that there are students in need of academic support to help them achieve the goals and expectations of their classrooms. We offer the following academic support services to our students in need of assistance:

  • Title One Reading Specialist
  • One-on-One tutoring or assistance from teachers before or after school or during recess
  • Special services offered through St. Paul Public Schools such as speech and occupational therapy

 

Bridgette Lensing

Physical Education & Health

Number of years at St. Pascal’s:
2 Years

Favorite thing about St. Pascal’s:
My favorite thing about Saint Pascals is how caring, kindhearted and hardworking all of our kids are!

Hobbies outside of school:
When I am not at school I love spending time with my friends, family and of course my PUPPIES!! I love to travel, read and be outdoors.

During the summer I spend a lot of time working in my gardens (I’m actually not too bad at growing things!), at the beach (swimming, playing beach volleyball and soaking up the sun…wearing sun screen of course!) and going on adventures with the two boys I nanny (playgrounds, water parks, and arts and crafts)! Besides all of that…I also stay very active and continue to work and improve on my fitness, of course.

Interesting fact about you:
I have been coaching gymnastics for 10 years!

Nancy Masson

Music

Number of years at St. Pascal’s:
2 Years

Favorite thing about St. Pascal’s:
Great staff who are fun to work with.

Hobbies outside of school:
Playing live music, composing music, gardening, hearing live music.

Interesting fact about you:
Once my family and I crash-landed in a hot air balloon.

Jennifer Greer Johnson

Spanish (Preschool-8)

jennifer.johnson@stpascals.org

Number of years at St. Pascal’s:

1st year

Favorite thing about St. Pascal’s:

My favorite thing about St. Pascal’s is that I attended St. Pascal’s as a student from grade 1-8 and I am returning to teach Spanish.

Hobbies outside of school:

I love spending time with my children, family, friends and my toy poodle, Pluto.  I love to exercise, travel, read, garden, and spend time walking my dog.  I enjoy playing the piano and sewing.  I spend time watching my son Marcus (17) play basketball during tournaments.  I also enjoy shopping and going to the nail salon with my daughter Jacori (19).

Interesting fact about you:

I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in International Relations and Spanish.  I then attended the University of St. Thomas (UST) to earn my license to teach Spanish and Social Studies, and also attended UST to complete my doctorate in Educational Leadership.

Maureen Peterson

K-8 Art/Middle School Language Arts/6th Grade Homeroom

maureen.peterson@stpascals.org
651-776-0092

Number of years at St. Pascal’s:
27 Years

Favorite thing about St. Pascal’s:
My favorite thing about Saint Pascal’s is the family atmosphere that’s an everyday part of the school life; parents, students, and staff work together and support teach other every day.

Hobbies outside of school:
My favorite things to do outside of school are to spend time with my family, walk, bike and travel.

Lisa Leeson

4th - 8th Science/7th and 8th Grade Math/7th Grade Homeroom

lisa.leeson@stpascals.org
651-776-0092

Number of years at St. Pascal’s:
2 Years

Favorite things about St. Pascal’s:
My favorite thing about Saint Pascals is the sense of family and community. We all work together – staff, students and families – to help students achieve their best and create a strong Christian based learning environment where everyone feels safe, included and cared for.

Hobbies outside of school:
My favorite thing to do is walk my dogs with my husband, preferably in one of the many parks or recreation areas around Minneapolis and Saint Paul. I enjoy bike riding, stained glass making and going on trail rides at Bunker Park Stables.

Interesting facts about you:
I was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. I met my husband in Colorado Springs, where we married, and moved around the country in the military, raising three children. We are empty nesters, but looking forward to our first grandchild.

Mike Kelleher

Athletic Director/Middle School Religion and Social Studies/8th Grade Homeroom

mike.kelleher@stpascals.org
651-776-0092

Number of years at St. Pascal’s:
27 Years

Favorite thing about St. Pascal’s:
I really enjoy the strong sense of community that exists at Saint Pascals and the way parents, students and staff work together to help everyone succeed.

Hobbies outside of school:
Sports and reading (especially books on history).

Interesting facts about you:
I have been to 47 of the 50 states (I am missing Alaska, Hawaii and Oregon).