Stephanie Huff is the new 5th and 6th grade teacher at St. John’s Lutheran in Caledonia.
She is excited about the school year to come.
“We have a lot of things planned for this year that I am excited about,” said the 5/6 grade teacher.
Huff has experience as a teacher at Ascension Lutheran in Escondido, Calif., where she taught 2nd-4th grades.
The Caledonia native has a degree in education from Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn.
She has two children who attend St. John’s, and are in grades 6 and 8.
New St. John’s pre-school teacher Greta Mierau has deep roots at the school.
“I attended St. John’s,” she said. “And my mother used to teach here.”
So it was a natural fit for her to join the staff as the new pre-school teacher.
“I am looking forward to returning to the classroom,” she said. “I used to teach preschool, kindergarten and ECFE for the public school.”
The Caledonia native is a graduate of UW-La Crosse with a degree in elementary education and early childhood development.
She has four children and one granddaughter.
“We also have a farm, some of which is certified organic,” she said. “I raise honey bees and love to garden.”