First Grade

1st Grade Classrooms


Maria Koskie
1st Grade Teacher

Mrs. Koskie was born in St. Paul and is a product of Catholic Education. She attended grade school at St. Peter’s, high school at Hill Murray, and received her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the College of St. Benedict.

Mrs. Koskie has been teaching math, social studies, science, and religion at St. John the Baptist School off-and-on since 1990. She is just as excited for this school year as she was when she first started teaching.

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Diane Ptak
1st Grade Teacher

Miss Ptak is the first grade literacy teacher. She grew up in southwest Minnesota and got her BS in Elementary Education from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.  She loves teaching in a Catholic school where she can share her faith. While she’s not teaching, she loves to spend time with her niece and nephew, read books, play board games, travel, and cheer for Minnesota sports teams — especially the Twins.

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Prayers learned in 1st Grade