Primary Unit, Kindergarten – 2nd Grade

Mrs. Denise Hauser, Primary Unit

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Mrs. Denise Hauser has been teaching at St. James School for more than the past 25 years. She has the privilege to teach in the multi-age Primary Unit. She also has experienced teaching physical education and preschool.

Mrs. Hauser and her husband have been parish members all of their married lives and have three grown children, all St. James School graduates. She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, and reading.

Mrs. Sherri Morrall, Primary Unit

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Mrs. Sherri Morrall is in her 17th year working at St. James School. She has taught Kindergarten for the past 10 years and is now teaching the multi-aged primary unit with grades kindergarten through third grade for the second time.

Mrs. Morrall’s wish for all students is to achieve the richest educational experience possible. As a teacher at St. James School, she wants to give each student the opportunity to grow academically, socially, and spiritually. She is very happy to be teaching in a Catholic School because not only does she teach students the core curriculums, but she also gets to learn about and explore their faith together in so many ways.

Mrs. Morrall and her husband are proud to say their children are graduates of St. James School.

Mrs. Vicki VanAcker, Primary Unit

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Mrs. Vicki VanAcker makes sure our middle school students know their English, helping them to consistently earn above average scores on the Iowa Basic standardized tests.

Mrs. VanAcker and her family moved to Belvidere in 1987. She has been teaching at St. James since the middle school was added in 1993. She received a Bachelors Degree from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in 1978. Prior to St. James, Mrs. VanAcker taught at St. Mary’s School in Mt. Sterling, IL and at St. Anthony’s School, Loyal, WI.

Mrs. VanAcker and her husband Paul have 3 children, Katy, Keith, and Kimberly, and  6 grandchildren, Emma, Landon, Rylan, Bethany, Liam, and Jackson.