At Faithful Shepherd Catholic School, we offer a full complement of art, music, language, technology and physical education classes to enrich your child's academic experience. The women and men who teach these subjects are known as our specialists. They look forward to helping your children expand their creativity, knowledge and physical fitness.
Meet our Specialist Teachers
Ms. Pfahl - Art
Mr. Brones - Music
Hello! My name is Mr. Brones, and I am the general music specialist at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School. I hold a BA in Music with an emphasis on guitar, and minors in Pop Music and Recording Arts from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul. I joined the Faithful Shepherd team in the fall of 2016. Prior to joining Faithful Shepherd, I taught private music lessons throughout the Twin Cities metro area, performed solo and with local groups in various musical styles, and have worked in a variety of recording studio settings. I am currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of St. Thomas.
My musical background is rooted in creating music through songwriting. Teaching at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School gives me the opportunity to share my passion and love of music with students. I teach them to sing and play instruments, read and notate music, create and improvise, listen and evaluate, and to learn about history and culture through music. Below is an article from the National Association for Music Education (NAfME), in which they present 20 important benefits of music education in our schools.
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Mr. Wolf – Music
Mr. Wolf is the director of Bands at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School. He graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a bachelor’s in music education, and he specializes in band. He has been teaching at Faithful Shepherd since 2012, and has been teaching music since 2008.
Mr. Wolf is primarily a percussionist, but he also focuses his own studies on guitar, piano and bass. He enjoys playing and teaching all instruments, and he has spent time working with bands, orchestras, and jazz groups of different sizes. He has also spent time leading music in numerous churches.
The 2016-2017 school year is Mr. Wolf's fifth year teaching at Faithful Shepherd Catholic School. He is originally from Fargo, North Dakota, but has lived in St. Paul for almost seven years. When he is not teaching, Mr. Wolf enjoys playing music, listening to music, writing/composing music, attending concerts, cycling, swimming, and traveling.
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Mr. Keller - Physical Education and Athletic Director
I received a degree in Health and Physical Education from the University of Wisconsin at River Falls. While in school, I was a member of the college football team and club baseball team. After graduation, I taught physical education at a Catholic school in Somerset, Wis., for a year and a half. In 2012, I started teaching physical education at Faithful Shepherd. This year is my third year as a full-time teacher. I enjoy lots of different sports activities including volleyball, softball, and basketball. I have also coached soccer, basketball and baseball at Faithful Shepherd.
Physical education has always been a large part of my life and as an educator, I really value seeing the students develop skills in athletics and the way that they are able to develop leadership, cooperation, and sportsmanship skills.
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Mrs. Meier – Technology
My name is Sarah Meier and I am the K-8 Technology Specialist at Faithful Shepherd.
I attended Concordia University in Wisconsin and graduated with a B.A. in Elementary and Middle School Education. I later received my Master's of Education from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn., with a speciality in K-8 Technology Education. I recently completed a K-12 Technology Education Graduate Continuing Studies program at St. Thomas University. I am professionally licensed as a K-8 Technology Specialist through the state of Minnesota.
I began my teaching career in 2001 at a technology-focused Blue Ribbon private school in Pocatello, ID. After completing my master's degree in 2006, I joined the Faithful Shepherd community as the K-8 Technology Specialist.
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