Mrs. Dania Sereno

Dania Sereno will be stepping back into our Spanish classroom. We are thrilled to welcome Dania back as our Spanish language teacher, where her expertise and enthusiasm for the language will be a tremendous asset to our students.

Mr. Quentin Mendez

Mrs. Deb McAffee

Mr. Adam Zolinski

Mr. Zolinski grew up in Cedarburg and graduated from Cedarburg High School in 2006.

He enjoys spending time with his family, going to concerts and sporting events, playing instruments, listening to music, and traveling around Wisconsin.

He and his wife have been happily married for five years, and together they have a son, Cooper.

He graduated in 2012 from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a BM in Music Education-Instrumental and General.

This is his 11th year teaching music in Catholic schools in Wisconsin. Prior to coming to St. John XXIII Catholic School, he taught 4th-8th grade band in Sheboygan and Shorewood.

I can’t wait to share my passion for teaching music to the students of St. John XXIII Catholic School! As I enter my second decade teaching band, I am also looking forward to the added challenge of elementary general music and developing the students musically and myself professionally.

Ms. Emily Keller

Mrs. Cindy Gibson

Mrs. Gibson holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing & Real Estate from The University of Cincinnati, and a Math Specialist Graduate Certificate from UW-Stout.  She is originally from Northern Kentucky; however, being the spouse of a Retired Army Officer has taken her all over the world where Cindy spent her time as a leader, volunteer and teacher for numerous military organizations, schools, scouts and churches.  Cindy and her husband, Michael, have three children, Andrew (26), Emily (22) and Abigail (17).   They reside in Grafton and have happily made Wisconsin their home since 2012.  Cindy is beginning her 9th year as Art Teacher at St. John XXIII as well as working as a math support teacher.   Prior to teaching at SJXXIII, Cindy worked in the Grafton School District and at Nicolet High School.  She has a passion for art (and math) and loves sharing her creativity with her friends, children and students.  In her free time, Cindy enjoys traveling, watching sports, attending Badger football games, reading, kayaking, camping, spending time with her family, visiting her son in the Army, and of course anything related to the arts.  

Mrs. Amber Wacha

Amber grew up in Green Bay. She currently lives in Fredonia with her husband and two dogs, Giggs and Rooney

Things that bring her joy are her dogs, spending time with friends and family, being active outdoors, art projects, and, of course, reading and writing every chance she gets!

Happily married for two years to her husband, Joey,

Amber graduated from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh with a degree in Elementary/Middle School Education and emphases in Language Arts and Spanish.

Her passion for teaching and working with children began at age 10 when she created her very own “classroom” in her parents’ basement. There, her little sister (along with a few stuffed animals) made up her first class.

“One of the best parts of my job is supporting 5th Graders as they transition to Middle School. They experience so many new and exciting challenges, and it warms my heart to see them grow in so many ways throughout the year. They inspire me every day!”

A Little More About Me:

  • Amber is thrilled to continue her teaching journey at St. John XXIII with the goal of helping 5th and 6th graders grow as readers and writers! She is also excited to continue supporting the elementary and middle school students as Spanish learners.
  • Her passion grew through the years as she experienced wonderful educational role models, worked in an amazing daycare and several afterschool programs, and traveled to Costa Rica several times as a missionary, which allowed her to share her faith with different communities.
  • “To care is to choose to dream of a better world and actually do something to create it.” – Houston Kraft