Sheri Rylicki - Head of School
Rylicki is St. Croix Montessori’s illustrious Head of School. She has led the
school for 10 years. Sheri was drawn to Montessori
teaching when she “fell in love with the level of respect and independence that
the children are given. It’s amazing to see how capable children can be when
given the right tools and guidance.” Sheri has earned many degrees and
certificates, including: AMI Elementary Diploma (Montessori Center of MN), AMI
Montessori Orientation to Adolescent Studies 12-18 (the Association Montessori
International), a Master’s degree (John Carroll University), and a Bachelor’s
degree (Hamline University). At SCMS, Sheri most appreciates the children’s
friendliness, their respectfulness, and their sense of humor.
from Endeavor, WI, Sheri has a husband of 26 years, four children (one graduate
of SCMS and two current students), one grandchild (also a current student), and
a friendly dog. She enjoys reading, volleyball, and driving a boat. If she
could choose one superpower, it would be “invisibility – oh the things I could
do and know!”
Kathy Beigle - Office Manager
Kathy Beigle is SCMS’s indispensable Office Manager and has been with the school for almost 9 years. She enjoys working at SCMS because “children simply amaze me.” As the first person that people see when they walk into the school, Kathy is expert at remembering people’s names, greeting them warmly, and fielding their questions about life’s quandaries.
lives in Oakdale with her husband. She has three sons and a new
daughter-in-law. She enjoys gardening, dirt bike riding and four-wheeling. Her
favorite song to sing and dance to is Greased Lightning. If she was stuck on an
island and had to choose one tool and one favorite food for survival, it would
be a bow and arrow and pasta with meat sauce.