Maria Therres

I am a St. John’s School class of 1987 alum. I treasure my time at St. John’s, both as a student and now a teacher. I started teaching second grade at St. John’s in 1998 and am now starting my 20th year teaching. I am a lifelong citizen of Vermillion Township, and my family is a founding member of St. John the Baptist Church. My family farm, Meadowbrook Farm, celebrated its sesquicentennial in 2017. I currently am on the board of trustees for the Dakota County Historical Society and write articles for the monthly DCHS e-newsletter.

​I am a graduate of Hastings High School, UW-Stout in Menomonie, WI, and St. Mary’s University in Winona. My favorite subject area is social studies, especially American history. I was named the Junior Achievement of the Upper Midwest Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2014. I am the St. John’s School coordinator of Junior Achievement and Picturing America.

I have played the piano since the second grade, am a lifelong traveler (having visited 39 states and nineteen countries), and enjoy watching baseball at all levels, especially her godson and his brothers. She went to Baltimore in July 2017 to watch her Godson win the Junior Wheelchair Softball World Series.

Position: 2nd Grade Teacher

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Staff Category: 2nd Grade