Second Grade

2nd Grade Classrooms


Sr. Ermelinda Tagnipez
2nd Grade Teacher

Sister Ermelinda Tagnipez O.P. began at SJB in 2019 and is excited to be here. She would like everyone to call her Sister Ermie! She has her Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education from the Philippines. She has taught in various grade levels in the Philippines, Hawaii, and San Francisco. This year, she will be teaching Religion, math, social studies, and handwriting in second grade. Sister Ermie is looking forward to experiencing her first winter in Minnesota!

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Mrs. Elizabeth Lenz
2nd Grade Teacher

Elizabeth Lenz comes to St. John’s after 11 years at St. Peter’s in Forest Lake. She began teaching after a long career as a French-speaking sales rep. She is very excited about helping second graders prepare for their Sacraments of Reconciliation and Eucharist. Mrs. Lenz holds a BA from the University of Minnesota and a teaching Master’s from the University of St. Thomas. She completed her K-12 Reading specialist license through St. Thomas in 2018. When she is not teaching she enjoys biking, cooking, exercise classes, and spending time with her two adult daughters, along with their Boston Terriers.

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Prayers learned in 2nd Grade