Mrs. Anna Taubel (FKA Anna Gaworski)
After graduation from Chesterton Academy, I pursued further studies at the Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio and later transferred to Inver Hills Community College where I completed an AFA and an AS. I am currently continuing my education at Winona State University. My formation in art includes classical drawing and painting, as well as sculpture and pottery. I have worked as an art teacher since 2016 around the metro and in Rochester MN. I teach first through twelfth grade art incorporating classical and current techniques creating a well-rounded art experience.
Mr. Jacob Flaherty
Mr. Jacob Flaherty (Music/Choir), a native of St. Paul, is beginning his fourth year as Music Director and Organist at All Saints and third as instructor in the All Saints Co-Op. Mr. Flaherty’s interest in Sacred Music began at the age of ten when he started as a boy soprano. During this time, Mr. Flaherty was exposed to Gregorian Chant, Renaissance Polyphony, the great Viennese school of Haydn, Mozart, and Beethoven, the great hymnody of the English school, and the music of the 19th century Romanticism of Franck, Viernne, Saint-Saens, and Gounod. Mr. Flaherty began the study of piano and pipe organ in the sixth grade, and in 8th grade played a lead role in the Minnesota Opera’s production of Pelleas et Mellisande, composed by Claude Debussy and performed at the Ordway Center in St. Paul. After winning the Vocal Music Award at Saint Agnes High School in 2000, Mr. Flaherty entered the University of Saint Thomas, spending two years in college seminary, and majoring in Vocal Music Education (K-12) with minors in Philosophy and Catholic Studies. Mr. Flaherty sang in the University of St. Thomas’ Chamber Singers, performing works including Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, Haydn’s Pauken Mass, and Brahms’ Requiem. Mr. Flaherty has spent the last fourteen years directing church choirs, playing the organ, and teaching in South Dakota and Minnesota, and has worked with students in grades K – 12. He is the blessed husband to Esther and father of Mariana Rose (7), Joseph Pius (5), John Fulton (3), and Charles Edmund Athanasius (1). Mr. Flaherty takes as his motto the words of Pope St. Pius X – to “restore all things in Christ”. He tries to remember the purpose of Sacred Music as described by the Saintly Pope: “To glorify God and to edify (instruct/make better) the people.” “I am so excited and honored to be here at the Church of All Saints,” says Mr. Flaherty. “It is a pleasure to be able to share the Good News of Christ through Sacred Music and music education, and to do so within the joyful context of the traditional expression of the sacramental and prayer life of the Church! Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions along the way. Thank you!”
Besides his musical pursuits, Mr. Flaherty is an avid history buff and baseball fan, and has coached at the junior high level for seven years.
Mrs. Erin Kamprath
A native of the Twin Cities, Mrs. Erin Kamprath received her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Thomas More College in Merrimack, New Hampshire. During her college years, she also had the opportunity to study abroad in Rome for undergraduate credit and in Oxford for graduate. Mrs. Kamprath has previous experience leading catechism classes and teaching at Chesterton Academy in Edina. Currently, she works part-time from home as a tutor and free-lance writer. Mrs. Kamprath and her husband, Augustine, have been parishioners at Church of All Saints since they were married there in July of 2015.
Ms. Cassandra Schmitt
Having been homeschooled through high school, and coming from a family of ten, I have a great love for the mission of homeschooling and for our wonderful co-op! I began my current job as a nanny a shortly after finishing high school, and have completed two associate’s degrees over the years. When I was about ten, my mother gave me some embroidery supplies as a Christmas gift. Since then, I slowly but surely continued to grow in ability and love for this intricate art form, one that is not simply a fun hobby, but also a skill that has been so essential in beautifying church linens and vestments throughout history. I also enjoy sewing, reading, and spending my free time with my parents and siblings.
Mr. Kurt Greene
I was born, raised, and currently live in Shafer, Minnesota and I work at a manufacturing job in Forest Lake, MN.
I was homeschooled from 5th grade until my graduation in 2009.
During this time I attended a few different homeschool co-ops and I thought they were quited fun.
In my younger years, I played baseball from 1st to 4th grade and backyard football with my cousins.
I have played other backyard sports as well. I do enjoy Soccer.
I am a martial arts student and I am working towards my black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
Mrs. Kristan Johnson
My name is Kristan Johnson. I have enjoyed teaching elementary science at All Saints Home school Co-op this past year and am delighted to return for another year. This Fall will be my fourth year teaching science, having covered the land animals of the sixth day, an amazing study of the human body and covering chemistry and physics this last year. I also teach kindergarten at several other area co-ops.
My background includes a degree from the University of Minnesota in Elementary Education, working as a substitute teacher, and teaching and managing a school-age childcare program through the YMCA. I have taught Sunday school over the years and coordinated the midweek children’s program at our church for ten years.
We have three daughters whom we home educated all the way through their high school years. I am so grateful for having had the opportunity to be a home school family and hope to support other families beginning and in the midst of what is a great adventure. Let me encourage you, that from our experience, home education was such a great experience for our family and was very gratifying to see our children go on to higher education and do well. Praise be to God!