Middle School Classrooms
6th/7th Grade Science, 8th Grade Social Studies
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.
Bridget Troxel6th/7th Grade Math, 7th Grade Religion, 8th Grade Science
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.
6th/7th Grade Language Arts, 6th Grade Religion
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.
6th/7th Grade Social Studies, 8th Grade Religion
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.
6th-8th Grade Math, 7th Grade Religion
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.
6th-8th Language Arts
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.
Prayers Learned in Middle School
- A Morning Offering
- Act of Contrition – Rite of Penance
- Act of Faith
- Act of Hope
- Act of Love
- Angel of God/Guardian Angel Prayer
- Apostles Creed
- Glory be to the Father
- Grace After Meals
- Grace Before Meals
- Hail Mary
- Hail, Holy Queen
- JOY Prayer
- Our Father
- Penitential Rite
- Prayer of Saint Francis
- Prayer to the Holy Spirit
- Sign of the Cross
- St. Michael
- The Five Glorious Mysteries
- The Five Joyful Mysteries
- The Five Sorrowful Mysteries
- The Memorare of St. Bernard
- The Mysteries of Light or the Luminous Mysteries