Middle School

Middle School Classrooms


Jennifer Carroll
6th Grade Homeroom Teacher 

Jennifer Carroll is very excited to be teaching 6th and 7th grade science and 8th grade social studies, as well as electives offered to all middle school students. She is eager to once again lead the annual 8th grade Washington D.C. trip. She has been a teacher at St. John’s since 1997 and loves working with middle schoolers. She and her husband, John, have two children, Austin and Madison. While she’s not at work, she enjoys spending time at her cabin in Henning, MN, hanging out with her kids, reading books, and just relaxing.

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Bridget Troxel6th Grade Homeroom Teacher

Mrs. Troxel has been teaching since 2014 as a substitute teacher throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area and began at St. John’s in 2018.  She has developed a love and passion for middle school over that time and is looking forward to working with the middle school at St. John’s.  Mrs. Troxel grew up as a camp counselor and being outdoors year round.  Mrs. Troxel and her husband are constantly on the go with their two young children.  When not at school, you’ll find her baking, spending time with extended  family, camping, taking pictures, and enjoying the outdoors.

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Madeleine Fink
7th Grade Homeroom Teacher

Miss Fink grew up in New Brighton, attending Saint Anthony Village High School. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND. She graduated in the spring of 2021 with a BA in English Education. Miss Fink has previously subbed and taught summer school in the Bismarck area before moving back home to New Brighton.  In her spare time, Miss Fink enjoys drawing, painting, reading books, taking her dog Reese for walks, and spending time with friends and family.

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Stephen Steffl
7th Grade Homeroom Teacher

Stephen Steffl grew up on a dairy farm near the town of Sleepy Eye in southern Minnesota. After high school, he attended St. John’s University in Collegeville and the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. Mr. Steffl has three brothers, three nieces, and one nephew. He has been teaching middle school social studies and religion at St. John the Baptist School since 1990. In his free time, he enjoys visiting with family and friends, traveling, going to movies, reading and playing sports such as basketball, tennis and swimming.

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Jeanne Dompierre
8th Grade Homeroom Teacher

Mrs. Dompierre received her undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota-Mankato with a BS in elementary education and a minor in special education. She earned her Middle School Certification in the areas of math, English, social studies and life science. She then earned her Masters of Education in Technology through Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.  Mrs. Dompierre taught at two other Catholic schools before coming to St. John the Baptist. She is currently teaching math and religion to the students of St. John’s. In 2000, Mrs. Dompierre was awarded the NCEA Distinguished Teacher Award. Her interests include a variety of crafts, Sudoku, puzzles, baking, gardening and reading.

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Joni Sundstrom
8th Grade Homeroom Teacher

Ms. Sundstrom began teaching French and English in 1998 after graduating from St. Catherine University. In 2006 she obtained a Master of Arts degree in linguistics from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. She has taught both middle and high school students at various schools throughout the metro. She began teaching at St. John’s in 2018. In her spare time, Ms. Sundstrom enjoys reading and baking.

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Prayers learned in Middle School