Fifth Grade

5th Grade Classrooms


Laurie Maxwell
5th Grade Teacher

Laurie Maxwell is a graduate of St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, MN. As a young girl she loved playing school and felt called to become a teacher. She is blessed to serve our Lord by teaching in Catholic schools where Christ is the center of our education. Knowing, every child is precious to God, she focuses on informing and nurturing our students in their faith while teaching a quality standards-based curriculum.

When she is not teaching, she enjoys being up north at the camper with her husband Kevin. They have six children, five daughter and son in laws, fifteen grandchildren, one grandson in law, and a husky. Their favorite times are the moments spent with the family.

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Mary Wraneschetz
5th Grade Teacher

Mary Wraneschetz is a member of the 5th grade instructional team. As a native of Dubuque, Iowa, she received her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul, MN. She has been teaching for 26 years, and 14 of those years have been spent at St. John’s.  She and her husband, Steve, have two daughters, Genevieve and Caroline, both of whom are graduates of St. John the Baptist. In her free time, she enjoys traveling with family, cooking, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

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Prayers learned in 5th Grade