I have been at St. John's for 17 years

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I would like to start off by saying how blessed I am to be entrusted with the students that I teach every day. The middle school students keep me grounded and challenged every day that I am with them. I know God put me in middle school for a reason and I enjoy being with them. Through the years I have learned that students don't give much positive feedback while they are here but, I believe that they are learning and someday will appreciate all that the positive adults in their lives do for them.

- - Mrs. Sandy Zeleski


Upon graduating from Kearney State College, aka University of Nebraska at Kearney, I taught for one year at Culbertson, NE. After moving to Grand Island I worked part-time in a small family owned plumbing shop and did lots of substitute teaching. I then took a full-time position at Grand Island Central Catholic and stayed there for 8 years, teaching middle school literature and social studies.

Personal History

I grew up in Lincoln, NE, graduated from Northeast High School and attended Peru State College for two years and UNK for 3 years, graduating with a Bachelor's degree. After graduation, I moved to McCook where I taught and coached at Culbertson, NE., got married, and moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa. We moved to Grand Island, NE and lived there for 14 years. We now live near Eagle, NE.

My Family

My husband, John, and I have been married for 31 years. We have three daughters. Leah is 29 and is a nurse. Brenna is 25 and teaches at Science and Math at St. Michael's School. Katie is 23 and is a legal assistant/legal writer.

My Philosophy

My basic philosophy is to try to make middle school students responsible, caring, spiritual beings. I want them to grow as individuals while learning about the people around them擁n our community, country and world. I want to make learning an understanding of where we have come from and where we might be headed.