Kindergarten - 3rd grade
Mrs. Diana Donaldson
Diana Donaldson is the kindergarten teacher here at St. Anthony School of Padua. She is a native of Kalida. She graduated college from The Ohio State University in Lima. She has a Bachelor degree in Science and a Master in Education. She has been taught 5 years at a preschool in Columbus and has been teaching at St Anthony's ever since. She started teaching at St. Anthony’s in August of 2012. Her first job was a preschool teacher and a tutor. Her favorite thing about St. Anthony’s is the community, faith teachings, and the support from families.
Mrs. Donaldson’s parents are Judy and Larry Birkemeier. She has 3 siblings, Keith, Amy, and her twin brother David. Her favorite vacation place is Texas to see her brother. She likes to read and visit family and friends in her free time.
Grade 1: Mrs. Dot Karl
Mrs. Dorothy “Dot” Karl is the current first grade teacher at St. Anthony school. She has been teaching her entire career at St Anthony’s. Mrs. Karl has her degree in education. Her favorite part about teaching is shaping young students minds.
Mrs. Karl was from Glandorf, and she went to school at Ottawa-Glandorf. She went to college at Ohio State University (OSU) , which is where she received a degree in Education.
Mrs. Karl is married, and has two children. Her hobbies are riding bikes and taking walks. Her favorite movie is Christmas Vacation and she can practically quote it word for word.
Mrs. Cindy Selhorst
Cindy Selhorst got her Bachelor’s degree from BGSU and her Master’s from the University of Findlay. She has a social work degree and education degree. She became a teacher because she loves helping young people and she feels it is a calling from God. She has always been teaching at St.Anthony's and she has always been teacher 2nd grade. She loves St.Anthony's because of its students and faith based education.
Cindy grew up in the town of Ottoville. Her parents are Otto and Alma Schnipke. She married and has 3 children, Matt, Jenna, and Kimberly. Her favorite sport is track and her favorite sport’s team is the St.Anthony’s Falcons.
Mrs. Darlene Etzkorn
Darlene Etzkorn graduated from Columbus Grove High School. After high school, she went to college at The Ohio State University. She majored in Elementary Education. She loves to be around her students and watch them grow with the knowledge they've learned. The thing she likes most about St. Anthony’s is being able to talk about Jesus in all subjects.
During her free time she likes to spend time with her family and cook. Mrs. Etzkorn is married, and has one daughter named Hannah Grace Etzkorn. She loves to read and play with Hannah. During the summer, she loves to be able to go outside and watch her daughter explore. She also likes to work with her flowers.