Staff

 

Chris Stark, Director and Lead Preschool Teacher
Chris has worked on and off at St. John’s since 1984. She has served as a Nurse’s Aid, Social Work Intern, Part-Time Infant Teacher and Full-Time Toddler Teacher. Since 2004, she has served as Director of GrandKids/V.I.K. and Preschool Teacher. She ran her own day care for 15 years before attending MSU to obtain a degree in Social Work. She is married to Jamie; has four children – Mandi, Omar, Tyler and Ryan; and three grandchildren – Dominic, Teagan and Mia.   She loves watching  football games, going to the lake, reading and spending time with her grandkids. Her passion is intergenerational care and she hopes to help other facilities establish intergenerational programming.
Teresa Lang, 4 to K Teacher and V.I.K. Club Teacher
  Teresa has been teaching at St. John’s since 2004 and helped create the 4 to K program. She had her own in-home day care for 17 years before earning her elementary education degree from Minnesota State University. During the summer, she serves as the Mentor Teacher for the Tri-Valley Migrant Head Start program. Teresa is married to Tom. She has three children – Josh, Travis, and Teri; and two grandchildren – Niklas and Kayce. In her spare time she likes to walk, read, cook and bake, watch softball, rock climb, camp and spend time with her family.
Shandel Sell, Lead Toddler Teacher
Shandel Sell Shandel has worked at GrandKids since 2007. She has worked in a child care setting since receiving her Child Development degree from South Central Technical College in 2005. She and her husband, Josh, have one son – Colten. As a family they enjoy camping and are Tony Stewart fans.
Katie Roiger,  Infant Teacher
  Katie has a degree in Child Development from Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Granite Falls. At GrandKids since 2007 she has worked as a high school closer, VIK teachers’s assistant and substitute. Her parents are Mark & Jackie Roiger. She has three brothers, three sister, one brother in law, one niece and one nephew. She loves to dance, go for walks and spend time with family and friends.
 
Liz Jensen, Part-time Teacher
Liz Jensen Liz has worked at GrandKids/V.I.K. since 2007. Before joining the staff, she had her own in-home day care. Liz is married to Josh. They have two daughters – Haley and Kelsey. In her free time, Liz likes to spend time with her girls at the park and swimming pool. They enjoy time at the lake during the summer.