Preschool Early Learning Center Program

The Preschool Early Learning Program is for 3 & 4 year old children
The nationally recognized NAEYC Accredited preschool program is designed to prepare our students for Pre-Kindergarten. The preschool program is for children who are thirty-three months (age 3) and older. A theme-based curriculum is provided with many hands-on activities that allow students to learn through creative expressions and exploration. The preschool program encourages social development and fosters independence. The staff works hard to meet each child’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs and promote development in each area. Click HERE for a sample of preschool skills.


Laurie Jennrich

Director of the Early Learning Center

mslaurie.jennrich@stpascals.org

651-505-2900

Number of years at St. Pascal’s:

4 Years

Favorite thing about St. Pascal’s:

The extraordinary level of caring and compassion displayed by the teachers and staff.

Hobbies outside of school:

I enjoy farming, gardening, camping and fishing.

Interesting fact about you:

Our farm and garden helps produce the majority of food our family enjoys!

Andrea Mathison

Administrative Assistant: The Early Learning Center

msandrea.mathison@st.pascals.org 

651-505-2900

Number of years at St. Pascal’s:

3 years

Favorite thing about St. Pascal’s:  

Seeing all the children and the respect they have for the staff and teachers.  Also, having the Catholic faith and small class sizes.

Hobbies outside of school:

I enjoy spending time with my family camping.  Also, I enjoy going for walks and reading.

Interesting fact about you:

I really love having my birthday and I like to celebrate it for the whole month.

Andrea Defiel

Pre-K Teacher

msandrea.defiel@stpascals.org

651-505-2900

Number of years at St. Pascal’s:
5 years

Favorite thing about St. Pascal’s:
The great staff and students that I get to work with everyday. I enjoy coming to work everyday.

Hobbies outside of school:
Spending time outside with my children, going for walks to the park, going to the gym, having bonfires and sitting on our patio. Family time is the best!

Interesting fact about you:
I am a mom to two children, ages 9 and 11.

Jessica Imholte

Pre-K Teacher

msjessica.imholte@stpascals.org
651-505-2900

Number of years at St. Pascal’s:
3 years

Favorite thing about St. Pascal’s:
The togetherness of the staff. If I ever need help, I know I can count on the other staff members to be there. I also love how involved the families are and the support they show to our school. The overall atmosphere of support and positivity is what I love the most!

Hobbies outside of school:
I love hanging out with my family and playing with my nephew and nieces. I like to go to the movies, play bingo and go on bike rides. I also like to play softball and kickball in the spring and summer.

Interesting fact about you:
I knew that I wanted to be a teacher since I was 8 years old. As I grew up I also wanted to be a nurse but I quickly changed my mind back to teaching when I realized I couldn’t stand blood. I am so happy I pursued my dream of becoming a teacher!

Bonnie Rocklin

Preschool Teacher

msbonnie.rocklin@stpascals.org

651-505-2900

Number of years at St. Pascal’s:
3 years

Favorite thing about St. Pascal’s:
I love that everyone is so welcoming and I feel like I am a part of a wonderful team of teachers and staff. I love that the school is small enough where we get to know all of the students.

Hobbies outside of school:
I love to read. I love traveling and spending time with friends and family. I enjoy playing bingo. I am a HUGE Minnesota Viking fan.

Interesting fact about you:
I grew up in Duluth and come from a large family with two brothers and a sister. I am an aunt to 9 nieces and nephews!

Paula St. Germain

Teacher Aide/Extended Day DIrector

paula.stgermain@stpascals.org

651-776-0092

Direct Dial to Extended Day Classroom: 651-776-5043

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

Favorite thing about St. Pascal’s:
The sense of community, the warm welcome feel and the joy and enthusiasm that everyone has in being a part of this school and parish.

Hobbies outside of school:
Scrapbooking, Reading, watching musicals and movies in black and white.

Interesting fact about you:
I’m originally from Chicago. I’ve played the flute since 4th grade. I’ve worked with children as young as 6 week to 12 years of age. For over 20 years, I was mainly a toddler teacher. I love working with children; they keep me young! I started here at St. Pascal’s first as a parishioner, then as a parent of 2 children, and now as a staff member of the school.