Judi Diener | Seeing and Hearing How Christ Impacts Lives

Judi-DienerFirst and Second Grade Teacher
Holy Rosary School, Kewaunee
Teacher/Administrator for 25 years

Catholic education has always been a very important part of my life. My mom made it a top priority to send my sister and me to Holy Innocents Grade School in Manitowoc and then to Roncalli High School. I think both of those positive experiences brought me to where I am today.

After college, I followed my calling to Holy Rosary in Kewaunee where I have been teaching in the lower elementary grades for the past 25 years. It has been an honor to work with the loving and faith filled families and students on the beautiful Lakeshore! What I think I enjoy most is bringing experiences from my Catholic school years into my classroom. The children can see how important Christ has been and continues to be in my life each day. I'm fortunate to have had the ability to share that with all the students I've taught.

It is refreshing to see and hear the way Christ impacts the lives of my students and I get to see things from their point of view. A child's view is so simple and concrete. To coin a current phrase; they help me "keep it real." I can't imagine teaching in a school where I can’t bring God into discussions and everyday life. Catholic education has and will continue to be a driving force in my life.