St. John the Evangelist School is a fully accredited, private, Catholic school offering students in four-year-old kindergarten through sixth grade a welcoming, respectful, and challenging faith-based academic environment. The school is governed and in a large part funded by St. John the Evangelist Parish.
St. John’s School has been in operation since 1949. The school is located near the main thoroughfare of Spring Green. The area consists of scenic hills, valleys, the Wisconsin River, and numerous tourist attractions.
Bus transportation is provided through the River Valley School District.
St. John's Staff
Mrs. Stroud joined the St. John's family in 2022. “St. John's is a one-of-a-kind school in the River Valley area. Its teachers are unparalleled in their skill and commitment to their students. The students are dedicated to learning and are kind to their classmates. God has blessed us with families who are loyal and supportive of our mission. You couldn't ask for a better elementary school to call home.” Mrs. Stroud has two children who attend St. John's. The school and its tight knit community welcomed the family with open arms when they moved from Madison to Spring Green in 2021.
A native of Omaha, Nebraska, Mrs. Stroud received an undergraduate degree in Child Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She taught upper elementary school for three years in St. Louis and Milwaukee before taking work in the private sector. Prior to joining St. John's, Mrs. Stroud led the HR department of Epic in Verona, WI. She is excited to combine her past experiences in education and business and apply those skills to St. John's to continue its tradition of delivering a high-quality, faith-based education. As principal at St. John's, Mrs. Stroud's goal is to foster an environment where students are able to achieve at the highest levels, while building character and the skills needed to be future leaders in service to their communities.
Ms. Wade received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from the University of Minnesota, Morris. She has been teaching at St. John’s since 2009 and started the 4K program in 2010. Her previous experience is five years in first grade and two years in kindergarten. She feels very grateful to be teaching at St. John's as it has a warm and inviting feel to it.
She has a caring classroom where students learn, explore, grow and have fun. It brings her joy to see the children's independence and self-confidence develop through learning and play.
Megan Beauchesne received her Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Whitewater. Her experience includes three years in 4k and one in kindergarten enrichment. After moving to Spring Green, she taught third grade at St. Johns and helped start the before and after school program here.
Megan attended a Catholic grade school as a child, and this is where her desire to teach stemmed from. She is so grateful to have her daughters taught by the caring teachers at St. John's, and to be able to be a part of the great staff. It is her goal to create a learning community in her classroom that encourages all students to grow and learn together and creates a love of learning, Jesus, and others.
Mrs. Haas has been teaching at St. John's since 2010. She came to St. John's with six years of prior teaching experience. Mrs. Haas earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin Platteville.
Mrs. Haas believes in the values taught at St. John's School. She is able to witness the values of faith, family, and education through her four children as they attend St. John's School.
Mrs. Olson received her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from UW Platteville with a minor in Early Childhood. She was a preschool teacher for two years before she was hired at St. John's in 2014. One of the many blessings of being a second grade teacher is that Mrs. Olson has the opportunity to watch her students go through First Reconciliation and First Communion. "I am honored to be a part of my students' faith and to help them follow God's path as they grow with his love."
Mrs. Lepinske received her Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville in May 2023. This is her first year teaching at St. John's. Lillian was raised in Highland, Wisconsin. She grew up and attended school there as well. Her love for teaching actually started in the small town of Highland when she was asked to tutor some students in the mornings before school.
Lilly loves the small classes at St. John's and loves that the learning is able to be more individualized with small classes. She loves the community surrounding St. John's and all the love and support from the parents, students, administration, and town of Spring Green. She loves being able to teach the children about faith and God's love while teaching at St. John's.
Miss Haas has been teaching fourth grade for the past nine years at St. John’s School.
She grew up and currently lives in Sauk City, Wi. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where she received her degree in Early Childhood - Elementary Education in 2014.
She loves the small class sizes and the family environment at St. John’s. As a teacher it gives her a chance to really know her students’ strengths, weaknesses, and interests.
Mrs. Hedges received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin- Madison, where she completed a study abroad in Oaxaca, Mexico. She also has a Master of Arts degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix. This is her first year teaching Spanish and Art at St. John's and her 13th year as a classroom educator. She has also taught Spanish at the middle and high school level.
Mrs. Hedges appreciates the small, caring, family community that exists here. She also appreciates the values and politeness that are instilled in the students at St. John's.
Mrs. Lehman grew up in the Rio Grande Valley and graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor's Degree in 2019. She is a certified Physical Education Teacher and it has always been a passion of hers and a blessing to teach children physical activity.
She teaches physical education because she wants students to know that there are ways to have fun while still being physically active.
Mrs. Lehman moved to Wisconsin to teach at St. John's so I can share the same fun experience I’ve always had in P.E.