Mr. Timothy Raddatz
5th-8th Grade Teacher
Mr. Raddatz was born in Michigan in 1981. In July of 1990, his father accepted a call to serve Trinity Lutheran Church, Kaukauna, WI. While living in Kaukauna, he attended Trinity Lutheran School and later attended Fox Valley Lutheran high school where he graduated in 2000. He attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minnesota and graduated in 2004 with a degree in Elementary Education, with a minor in Social Studies and an emphasis in coaching. He began his Graduate Degree at Winona State University, continued it at St. Mary’s University and looks to complete it at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.
Mr. Raddatz is married to Abigail and has two children, a daughter Cecelia, and a son Owen. Abigail is a Reading Specialist for the Omro school district in Omro, Wisconsin.
2004 – 2008 ST. John Lutheran School, Goodhue, Minnesota
Administrator │Upper grade teacher │Coach
2008 – 2010 HOPE Christian School – Fortis, Milwaukee, Wis.
Upper grade teacher │Basketball coach
2010 – 2014 JOY Academy, St. Paul, Minnesota
Administrator │Upper grade teacher
2014 – Present St. John Lutheran School, Wrightstown, Wisconsin
Administrator │Upper grade teacher
2004 B.S Eduation – Martin Luther College, New Ulm,
2004 State Teaching License – Minnesota
2007 Graduate Work (12 credits) – Winona State
2009 School Accreditation Team, HOPE Christian
School, Milwaukee, WI
2012 Graduate Work (9 credits) – St. Mary’s University, St. Paul, MN
2014 Professional State Teaching License – Wisconsin
Favorite Movie: Ladder 49
Favorite Book: Death Be Not Proud
Favorite Bible Passage: Nahum 1:7 “The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble, He cares for those who trust in Him.”
Favorite Phrase “Repetition is the mother of all learning”
Mrs. Jennifer Bunn
Teaching is a “family thing” for me. Both of my grandmothers and many of my other relatives have taught or are currently teachers. I was blessed to witness their hard work, determination, and love for children my entire life. Their contributions continue to increase my admiration and respect of teachers, students, and learning. Ultimately, the teachers in my life, both family and classroom teachers, are what have inspired me to pursue teaching as a career. It is my prayer that their legacy continues through me as I serve at St. John Lutheran School.
My top priority as a teacher is to help each student feel like they are a valued member of our classroom community and more importantly, that they have value to God. Students in my classroom are constantly reminded that they are God’s creation, and have immense value as redeemed children of God.
I also believe that Christian teachers need to be faithful Bible scholars, resourceful, have a sense of humor, patient, consistent, informed and current in educational trends, committed to using strategies that reach a wide variety of learners, loving, and ready to connect with their students. These are high expectations of any educator, but a great way for me to model how to set high expectations and how to constantly strive to meet them.
I’m thankful that God has placed me at St. John with Christian friends, congregation members, students, and their families. God has blessed me with 13 years of experience at St. John and I know he will continue to guide me for years to come. My husband and I are also thankful that our son has the opportunity to go to such a wonderful school in a Christian family environment. My son is eager to go to school to learn more about Jesus, see his friends and teachers, and practice being a young Christian who serves God with his talents.
When not at school, I enjoy spending time with my husband, son, dog, and whatever other pets we might have at the moment. We like to travel, go up north, watch movies, make music or attend live musical performances.
WI-Regular Education (Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence)
WI- Language Arts (Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence)
WI- Social Studies (Middle Childhood-Early Adolescence)
M.Ed. Curr. and Inst. (Creative Arts in Learning) Lesley University
B.S. Elem.Ed. Martin Luther College
B.S. Sec. Ed.-Phy.Ed Martin Luther College
WI Licensing Courses, Technology in Education Wisconsin Lutheran College
Misc. Education Coursework Minnesota State University
Kennedy Center for the Arts/Weidner Center Storytelling in the Classroom
Poetry in the Classroom
WHSFSA Forensics Adjudicator Training-certified
American Red Cross CPR/First Aid-certified
Einstein Academy Science of Sound
Science of Flight
The Science of Changes
WI Luth. State Teachers Conference Attended 2001-16
Presenter 2011 & 2014
Elected to Program
Committee 2009-12, 15
Northern WI District Conference Attended 2001-14
West Lutheran High School (tutoring)
Cross of Christ Lutheran School, Coon Rapids, MN (tutoring)
Franklin Elementary School, Mankato, MN (tutoring)
St. Paul Lutheran School, New Ulm, MN (tutoring)
Madelia Elementary, Madelia, MN (tutoring)
St. Croix Lutheran High School, St. Paul, MN- High School P.E., Health, Social Studies (student teaching, 2000)
Zion Lutheran School, Columbus, WI- Grades 7-8 all subjects (student teaching, 2001)
St. John Lutheran School, Wrightstown, WI- Gr. K-6 all subjects, Gr. 7-8 PhyEd, Music, and Art (2001-present)
Community Involvement (past and current):
Suzuki Music Academy: Executive Board, Treasurer
Golden Apple Nominee Church Accompanist Church Handbells
Silent Auction Committee Bible Day Camp Coordinator
Sunday School Teacher Church Choir Member Vacation Bible School Director Relay for Life Team Member CP Telethon Volunteer Forensics Coach Brown County Fair Coordinator for St. John School
Blood Drive Volunteer Piano Instructor Basketball Coach
Cheerleading Coach Friends of the Brown County Library Member
Favorite Bible Passage:
Jeremiah 29:11 "I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."
Mrs. Rebecca Wicks
My interest in teaching goes back to my own grade school days at Trinity Lutheran School in Neenah. I had a strong connection with my teachers and decided early on that I would like to join their ranks as a teacher in a WELS school. My interest carried me on to a volunteer teaching internship during high school and then to Martin Luther College. Through MLC, I experienced a wide variety of classrooms—preschool through eighth grade, public and parochial, single and multi-grade. The majority of my student teaching experience came in Kindergarten through second grade. I graduated with honors in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a Minnesota state license. Over the last few years I have also transferred my teaching license to Wisconsin and begun looking into continuing my education with classes in special needs education.
After graduation, I spent most of my time teaching in child care centers. I served at St. Paul's Lutheran Child care in Winneconne, WI and Our Shepherd Lutheran Family Center in Appleton, WI for a total nearly six years. Much of my experience at the two centers came in the three- and four-year-old groups. It was a joy to see them learning so quickly at the young age and showing their faith to everyone around them.
I currently live in Kaukauna with my husband, Jason, and eleven year old son, Arlen. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, biking, crafting, and family time.
Mrs. Alexa Foelske
Please join us in welcoming Mrs. Alexa Foelske to the St. John Staff. Mrs. Foelske will be teaching the youngest group of students in preschool. Her picture and information will be added here soon.