St. Mary's School Marathon, Wisconsin, Excellence in Education, Home of the Eagles
7th/8th Activities 7th/8th Curriculum
Theresa Borchardt

I earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with minors in Mathematics Education and Psychology from UW-Stevens Point in 2007.  After graduating I worked as a substitute teacher for the D. C. Everest School District and the Unified School District of Antigo.  Before teaching at St. Mary's I taught eighth grade science as a long-term substitute in Antigo.  I live in Kronenwetter with my husband Dan (who is a graduate of St. Mary's), our daughters, Raelyn and Ansley, our son, Connor.  Besides working at St. Mary's, I was also an adjunct faculty member of Northcentral Technical College for eight years where I worked in the College Prep Center helping students to earn their GED or HSED. Growing up in Wausau and attending the Newman Catholic Schools I am proud to be teaching at St. Mary's and continuing the high standards and faith based learning that Catholic Schools provide.

Phone Extension: 307


Theresa Borchardt
7B Homeroom, 5, 7, 8 Math/3-8 Grade Computer


Luke Jacobson 8th Grade, Physical Education, & Athletic Director

Hi, my name is Paige Koch. I have a variety of teaching responsibilities at St. Mary's, which include 7/8th grade homeroom, 8th grade spelling, 3rd - 8th grade Phy. Ed., and 6th - 8th grade math, along with being the Athletic Director. After graduating from Marathon High School, I continued my education at UW-Marathon County and later received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Mathematics Education at UW-Stevens Point. So far in my teaching career I have been a long term substitute and 2nd grade teacher for the D.C. Everest School District, and a long term substitute for Marathon Area Elementary School. I have been at St. Mary's since December 2015.

Since I have a very sports-oriented family, most of our time is spent cheering on each other, the Marathon Red Raiders, the Packers, and the Badgers, along with playing a variety of sports, especially volleyball. I also enjoy reading books, painting, and playing with our dogs,Grizzly and Dexter.

I really love being at the school I attended and working with lots of different grades. Math has always been a fun subject for me to learn and teach because of the many everyday life applications. As for Phy. Ed., I am very passionate about fitness and want to help others develop a sense of wellness that they will utilize throughout their life! St. Mary's helped shape me into the person I am today, and I hope that by exhibiting core Catholic values I am able to have the same positive impact on my students that my teachers had on me.

Phone Extension: 306


Paige Koch
7K Homeroom, 3-8 Phy. Ed., Spelling, 6-8 Math & Athletic Director


Hello! My name is Maria Schroeder. I have always loved learning, and so naturally I became a teacher! I grew up in Ripon, WI and graduated from UW-Eau Claire with an elementary education degree and minor in language arts. The last four years I have been teaching 7th-8th grade English at Columbus Catholic in Marshfield. I greatly valued my own Catholic education in elementary school and am grateful that I can now be a part of a faith-centered community as a teacher.
In my free time, I make a point to enjoy the outdoors! My sister and I go on plenty of hiking/camping trips throughout the summer. We love finding waterfalls, discovering all the historical markers, climbing trees, campfires, and reading in our hammocks! I also love sports. I’ve had the privilege of coaching cross country and track and have enjoyed coaching almost as much as I enjoyed competing!  I’m also a big sports fan and look forward to playing fantasy football each year with my siblings.
I’m looking forward to becoming a part of the St. Mary’s family and have felt incredibly welcomed already. This year, I will be teaching 6th-8th grade social studies, 7th-8th grade literature, and 8th grade English. My hope is that I can instill in my students a love of learning and reading while having a lot of fun together throughout the year.

Phone Extension: 303


Marie Schroeder
8S Homeroom, 7-8 English, Literature Arts, 6-8 Social Studies

Linda Popowski  Seventh Grade

Hello, St. Mary’s! My name is Lucy Tousignant and I will be teaching middle school science. I recently moved to the Wausau area for my husband’s job, and I am so excited to join your school family. I grew up attending a parish grade school in Door County, and just wrapped up my first four years of teaching at St. John the Baptist in Jefferson, WI. Prior to teaching, I attended Belmont Abbey College in North Carolina, majoring in both education and theology. I also competed on the Abbey’s NCAA DII cross country and track teams.

I love spending time outdoors, especially with my husband, Brandon, and our collie mix rescue pup, Bailey. Hiking, biking, running, kayaking, and camping are some of our favorite outdoor activities. I still enjoy noodling around on the instruments I’ve picked up over the years: piano, clarinet, and guitar. I also love craft projects and I’ve recently gotten into refinishing furniture. 

Science is a fun subject to teach because it is so hands-on and multi-faceted. As a teacher, I strive to make the students’ work meaningful and fun. I love when a class can make connections, share a laugh, and learn from one another. I am so happy to be joining the St. Mary’s family and look forward to continued growth as a community of faith.

Phone Extension: 204


Lucy Tousignant
8T Homeroom, 5-8 Science, 7-8 Health, 7 Religion and Spelling

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