Mrs. Kari Resch

Kindergarten Teacher


Mrs. Resch began teaching at Saint James in 2002 and became a teacher in 1997 because she loves working with children.  She believes children learn best through hands-on activities. Mrs. Resch uses center-based learning and all activities are differentiated to meet the different needs of each student – not every kindergartner learns in the same way or is at the same level.  Mrs. Resch encourages creativity in the classroom through center-based learning and makes learning fun through a wide offering of activities.

Mrs. Resch graduated from the University of South Dakota in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Early Childhood.  She also has a Special Education Endorsement from Morningside College.


Miss Courtney Ryan

Kindergarten Teacher


Miss Ryan joined Saint James in 2017 and has always known she has a strong passion for teaching.  She believes that all children need love and respect in order to succeed and hopes that being part of Saint James will further encourage her passion for teaching and working with young children.  She strives to make the learning process both engaging and hands-on for each student through centers, games, and interactive activities.  She believes it is important to understand that each child learns differently and using differentiation in everyday instruction is the key to running a successful classroom.

Miss Ryan graduated from the University of Dayton with degrees in Elementary and Early Childhood Special Education.  She also has a Fourth and Fifth Grade Teaching Endorsement.



High Frequency Words     Trimester 3
High Frequency Words   Trimester 1


Memorial Day, No Classes
Monday, May 27

Graduation Dinner/Dance
Tuesday, May 28

Graduation Trip
Wednesday, May 29

Pre K 3 Last Day
Thursday, May 30

All School Mass
Friday, May 31

Saturday, June 01

End of Year Concert
Wednesday, June 05

Last Day of School (if no need for make up days)
Thursday, June 06