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 "The School of St. Philip has a unique, family-oriented community feel! Our school thrives on the strong relationship between parents, teachers, and staff working toward educating the whole child. In other words, our school feels like home!"

~Melissa Thompson, Parent

Meet Our Staff

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Andrea Dietrich

Principal

Hi!  My name is Andrea Dietrich.  I am excited to be in the classroom once more here at the School of St. Philip!  I grew up in Loretto, MN and attended the College of St. Benedict.  I graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and have worked as an educator on and off through the years, as the needs of my family have allowed.   My husband and I have 4 grown children and 1 who is still growing.  My teaching experience has covered several grade levels and has been mostly in small Catholic  Schools.   I’m looking forward to spending time learning, growing and praising God with the young people of our community. 

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1st Grade

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Ms. Melissa Thompson

Support Staff

Hello everyone! I am so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful school. I was a parent volunteer for many years and absolutely loved it! This year, I will be teaching P.E. and running the lunchroom. I will also be helping with cleaning and recess, along with supporting our amazing staff. No job is too big, or small, when you are doing something you love!

 

I was born and raised in Southern California, and moved out to Minnesota in 2005 after taking a vacation out here to visit relatives. I just fell in love with this beautiful state and knew that this is where I wanted to be. My family and I lived in both Hector and Hutchinson before moving to Litchfield in 2013. My son and niece are alumni and my nephew currently attends St. Philips. It is such a joy to be able to see them everyday at school! When I'm not at school, I enjoy reading, kayaking, drinking coffee and being with my family.

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Mary Roers

Administrative Assistant

My name is Mary Roers and I am the secretary at the School of St. Philip. I started with the school in 2011 but have been working with children in different
capacities since 1992. I was born and raised in Litchfield and have been a
member of the Church of St. Philip all my life.

I am the youngest of 11 children –
all of which attended the School of St. Philip. I have two sons, one daughter-in-
law and two young grandsons. I enjoy reading, taking walks, playing cards and
games and spending as much time as I can with family and friends.

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Sara Albert

2nd and 3rd Grade


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Fr. Jeffrey Horejsi

Pastor

On July 1, 2018 Fr. Jeff was appointed Pastor of the Shepherd of Souls Area Faith Community after serving 8 years as Pastor of the All Saints Area Faith Community (Sacred Heart, Franklin; St. Andrew, Fairfax; St. Willibrord, Gibbon; and St. Francis de Sales, Winthrop). Fr. Jeff was ordained August 24, 1991, after earning his Masters of Divinity Degree at St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN in May of 1991.

Fr. Jeff grew up on a dairy farm near Belview, MN and his parents have retired in Redwood Falls. He has three brothers and two sisters. Often on a motorcycle in the summer, he also enjoys country music.

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Brenda Torborg

Kindergarten

I am so thrilled to be the Kindergarten Teacher at St. Philip’s.  I was born and raised in Paynesville, MN.  I attended Bemidji State University and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education.  This is my 24th year of teaching all in Catholic schools.

 

I taught Third grade for 6 years before I made a big change to my first love Kindergarten.  I find working with children a rewarding experience.  I love listening to all of their stories and experiences and am constantly amazed at all the life lesson they have taught me.  I am blessed to be able to do what I truly LOVE to do. 

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Mary Lenz

4th and 5th Grade

I was born in Canada and grew up International Falls, MN. My college education started at Rainy River State in International Falls where I earned an AA Degree. I continued my education at Bemidji State University where I earned my BS Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Special Education and a concentration in Reading.

I have been fortunate to be able to spend my teaching career at the School of St. Philip. I am happy that I can combine academics with helping students grow in their faith.

I enjoy spending time with family and friends. My hobbies are walking, reading, and trying to teach my dog how to behave.

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Fr. Mike Doyle

Associate Pastor

School   Committee

  • Jammie McCarney (Chair)

  • Laura Beach 

  • Micki Engle

  • Fr. Jeff Horejsi       

  • Lindsey Lawrence   

  • Laura Loch

  • Amie Vetsch

Marketing Committee
  • Melissa Thompson (Chair)

  • Kayla Huhn

  • Manny Jasso

  • Brenda Torborg

Alumni Newsletter
  • Jayme Revermann

  • Sarah Doering

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