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(920) 272-8309 or 1-877-500-3580, ext. 8309
Fax: (920) 272-8430


 Dr. Joe Bound  Director, Department of Education  ext. 8266
 Todd Blahnik  Assistant Director, Department of Education  ext. 8273
 Debbie Linnane  Office Manager | Administrative Assistant to Administrative Services Division  ext. 8303
 Diane Walters  Field Services Representative  


 Sr. Kay Klackner  Superintendent  ext. 8296
 Jane Schueller  Assistant Superintendent  ext. 8284
 Lisa Francl  Administrative Assistant  ext. 8279


 Maria Schuette  Director  ext. 8285
 Sr. Jacqueline Spaniola  Assistant Director  ext. 8288
 Carol Fountain  Administrative Assistant  ext. 8309
 Sheila Re  Administrative Assistant  ext. 8283


 Rebecca Sievers  Director  ext. 8162
 Chris Refsguard  Associate Director  

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Who's Who at the Department of Education?


Dr. Joseph BoundJoseph A. Bound, Ph.D., Director of Education: Joe is responsible for Administrative Services for parish religious education, Catholic schools, youth ministry, and Camp Tekawitha. He received his BA in Business Administration from Seattle University, his MBA from California State University, Stanislaus, and his Ph.D. from Purdue University. Along with supervising the Department of Education, Joe is also the main liaison between the Department of Education and the Diocesan Board of Education. He is responsible for development, finance/budget development, Lumen Christi grants, strategic planning, system board in-service, and system questions. 

Todd BlahnikTodd Blahnik, Assistant Director of Education: Todd has an MA in Private School Administration, from the Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership at the University of San Francisco and a Bachelor of Arts from St. Norbert College with a minor in Secondary Education. He has served as a High School Principal, Middle School Principal, and Elementary School Principal. Most recently Todd was the Director of Catholic Educational Services for the St. Francis Xavier Catholic School System in Appleton. Todd is responsible for serving as the Diocesan point person for Meitler Consulting as they assist the Diocese in developing a long range strategic plan for Catholic Schools, Athletics, Crisis management, and Government Programs.

Debbie LinnaneDebbie Linnane, Office Manager | Administrative Assistant to Administrative Services Division: Debbie's main responsibilities include providing administrative assistant services to Dr. Bound, Director of Education, and assisting in the workflow of secretarial services for the education team. She also offers secretarial assistance in preparation of materials for the Diocesan Board of Education. 

Diane WaltersDiane Walters, Field Services Representative, Administrative Services: Diane is Field Services Representative in the Department of Education's Administrative Services Division. Previously, Diane served as Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the Diocese of Green Bay Department of Education.


Sister Kay KlacknerSr. Kay Klackner, Superintendent of Catholic Schools: Sr. Kay has an MA in Catholic school leadership/administration from Boston College, and Ed.D. in Catholic school leadership from the University of San Francisco. She has been an elementary teacher in the Diocese of Green Bay and in Arizona and Ohio; a school administrator in the Diocese and in Michigan; and associate professor/director of teacher education at Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, Manitowoc. She is responsible foraccreditation (schools), Initial Educators Program, licensing questions, PDP's (Profession Development Plans), principals in-service, and Prospective Principals Program.

Jane SchuellerJane Schueller, Assistant Superintendent of Catholic Schools: Jane has been an elementary school teacher, St. Norbert College women's soccer coach, and principal of Resurrection Catholic School in Green Bay before coming to the Department of Education. She has a master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Arts Degree with an emphasis on elementary education from St. Norbert College. She is earning a Doctorate in Education from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee. Jane is responsible forAll-Schools Mass, Dept. of Education website, guidance questions, PD 360 Program, standards, benchmarks, curriculum (secular subjects), Supportive Consultants Program, and teachers in-service.

Lisa FranclLisa Francl, Administrative Assistant, Catholic Schools: Lisa serves as the administrative assistant to Sr. Kay Klackner and Jane Schueller in the Catholic Schools Division. She provides secretarial support for leadership days, initial educator training, mentor and supportive consultant training. Other duties include placing and processing school orders. Lisa works with SEVIS, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program for our international exchange students, to obtain proper documents to study at our diocesan schools.


Maria SchuetteMaria Schuette, Religious Education/Youth Ministry Director: Maria has a bachelor's in theology and secondary education, a master's in educational administration and is certified in religious education K-12. She taught theology at Xavier High School in Appleton. She enjoys hiking, being outside, family, reading, running and walking, baking, praying, writing letters, teaching, leading retreats, going to baseball games, watching sports, and volunteering. She is responsible for accreditation (RE), high school campus ministry, March for Life, scouting, standards, benchmarks, curriculum (RE & school religion), Steubenville conferences, theology of the body, youth conferences, and youth ministry consultation/resources.

Sister Jacqueline SpaniolaSr. Jacqueline Spaniola, Assistant Religious Education/Youth Ministry Director: Sr. Jacqueline, a Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity for 39 years, is a native of Swartz Creek, Michigan. She has a bachelor's degree in education from Silver Lake College and master's degrees in Christian spirituality from Creighton University and theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary. She has taught grades 5-8, worked in vocations and was a religious coordinator and director for 10 years before coming to the Department of Education. Sr. Jacqueline is responsible for ACRE assessment, religion certification, religious education consultation/resources, and sacramental preparation/confirmation.

Carol FountainCarol Fountain, Administrative Assistant (part-time), Religious Education/Youth Ministry: Carol's responsibilities at the Department of Education are varied; she assists all directors and support staff as needed and is responsible for publishing the Department of Education newsletter. Prior to this assignment, she worked on the Faith Alive Schools initiative within the Department.

Sheila ReSheila Re, Administrative Assistant (part-time), Religious Education/Youth Ministry: Sheila serves part-time as the administrative assistant to Maria DeMeuse and Sr. Jacqueline Spaniola in the Religious Education/Youth Ministry Division.


Rebecca Sievers Rebecca Sievers, Director of Camp Tekakwitha: Rebecca holds a master's in student affairs administration in higher education from Ball State University and a bachelor's in communication from St. Norbert College. She is a volunteer firefighter with the Village of Kimberly. Rebecca comes to us from UW-Green Bay where she served as director of summer camps and conferences and before that was coordinator of leadership and service at the University of Iowa. Rebecca is no stranger to Camp Tekakwitha -- she was a camper there for 10 summers as a child and worked as a counselor for four. Summer camps have had the single greatest impact on her personal growth and development to date and she is humbled to serve the Church through the ministry of camp. She enjoys cheering on the Packers and Badgers, hanging out with her family (especially her nine nieces and nephews), and running, CrossFit, spending time the family cottage in the northwoods, leading retreats, and volunteering. Her favorite saints are Kateri Tekakwitha, Padre Pio, Dominic Savio and Mother Teresa.

Chris Refsguard Chris Refsguard, Associate Camp Director: Chris worked three summers at Camp (2014-2016) and most recently was a traveling field assistant as an Environmental Stewardship Teaching Fellow for St. Norbert College's Gap Experience Program at Conserve School (Land O' Lakes). He has a bachelor's degree from St. Norbert College in sociology with a concentration in human services. He also has worked at Family Services Residential Treatment Facility and at Fairmont Charter School in Vacaville, CA. Chris was born and raised in Green Bay. He enjoys kayaking, hiking, backpacking/camping, drawing, making music, traveling and seeking adventure (he's a longtime Indiana Jones fan). Chris looks forward to helping campers on their social and spiritual journeys in the outdoors.