Mrs. Fuchser is a graduate of Loras College in Dubuque, Iowa. Prior to moving to Idaho, she worked in Religious Education in Washington, DC. Mrs. Fuchser loves to see the curiosity and creativity of children and strives to nurture a love of learning in her students. She is inspired by her namesake, Elizabeth Ann Seton, who founded the first Catholic school in America.
Mrs. Winston grew up in Idaho Falls and enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. She holds a degree from Carroll College, and has a variety of experience with children, as a Title One aide, soccer coach and swim instructor. She used to sing with the choir at the 5:00 PM Mass, and is excited to bring music into her kindergarten classroom. She is inspired by Saint Anthony who is the patron saint of lost things.
1st Grade Teacher, Alicia Johnson
Mrs. Johnson has 19 years of teaching experience. She enjoys attending conferences and learning about best practices in child development to incorporate into her classroom. According to Mrs. Johnson, “Everyday is a new adventure in my classroom.” Mrs. Johnson is inspired by Saint Teresa of Calcutta because of her compassion and because she has appeared in her life at times when she was needed.
2nd Grade Teacher,
This is Mrs. Baumgartner's fifth year teaching in a Catholic school, and she is absolutely thrilled to be teaching second grade at Holy Rosary! She loves to be creative with art, music, and fun projects. She enjoys being able to share these things with her students throughout the school year. Mrs. Baumgartner is inspired by her confirmation saint, Saint Elizabeth of Hungary, because of her kindness and commitment to helping others in need.
4th/5th/6th Grade Teacher,
Mrs. Garcia attended Holy Rosary Catholic School as a child. She has a B.S. in Animal Science and a Teaching Certification through the American Board. She has volunteered for our parish religious education program for over 10 years and is on her 7th year as a classroom teacher. She has also served on an accreditation team. Mrs. Garcia is inspired by St. Bernadette of Lourdes who is the saint that she chose at her Confirmation and has come up in her life since she was young. In France, the feast day of Saint Bernadette falls on February 18th, which is also Mrs. Garcia’s birthday.
4th/5th/6th Grade Teacher,
Ms. Atwell has been a teacher at Holy Rosary for 8 years. She has a degree in Child Development and a Master of Arts in Teaching. Ms. Atwell is inspired by the saints for her namesake. Saint Sarah is known as "one who laughs," which reminds her to laugh with the children in her class. Ms. Atwell’s middle name is Joan, and she loves the quote from Saint Joan that says, "I am not afraid, I was born to do this." This reminds her to teach and live fearlessly. And then as a mother of five children and a Catholic school teacher, she is also inspired by St. Elizabeth Ann Seton who had five children and founded Catholic schools in America.
Mrs. Lund has been working at Holy Rosary School for nineteen years, but since her daughter started school here when she was three, Mary’s been around the school for 27 years! Both of her children attended Holy Rosary for their elementary education. She is the business manager and choir director for the school. Through the years she has done various jobs including lunch & recess monitor, computer teacher, music teacher, drama and art. Her degree is in Business Management, but she has a passion for technology and even more so for music. Mary has worked many jobs, but it wasn’t until she started at Holy Rosary that she truly felt that she belonged. She considers this her second home – her “school family”. She feels privileged to work here and to serve the students.
Mrs. Slaughter has been faith formation coordinator at the school since 2017 and has two children that attend Holy Rosary. She has been passionate about "owning" her Catholic faith since high school and has been active in a variety of faith development programs since then. Her goal for our program is to help your children better understand their faith so they can take ownership of it as well. Mrs. Slaughter finds solace in her confirmation saint, Emily de Rodat, because like St. Emily, she has tried on many vocations before finding God's calling.
Para-educator: Physical Education
Mrs. Koelsch started her teaching career in Ridgecrest, California and joined the Holy Rosary Staff in 1993. She retired from 30 years of teaching but has kept active at Holy Rosary School with first being the Title I Tutor for half a year and now as an art teacher. She has always liked being able to talk about God in all subjects being taught in the classroom and enjoys teaching kids how to love reading with a variety of good books.
Mrs. Allred has been working at Holy Rosary School for over 10 years. She loves working with the children, being able to attend weekday Mass, and talk about God. She cherishes being a part of the Holy Rosary family.
Para-educator: Kindergarten Aide
Mrs. Duenes has had all 4 of her children attend Holy Rosary, and has worked at the school for 10 years. She loves all the sweet hugs and funny stories from the children.
Custodial & Maintenance,
School Year Hours
Mon-Th 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Fri 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Mon-Fri 7:00 AM -6:00 PM
Closed Sat-Sun and on no-school days
EZ School - Lunch/Aftercare
National Catholic Educational Association
Western Catholic Educational Association
Reading & Language Resources
Pope St. John Paul II Parish
Diocese of Boise
Catholic Charities of Idaho
US Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Holy See
Many classes still have openings for the 2022-2023 school year. Call (208) 522-7781, or click here, for more information.