By Kaitlin Longhauser
St. John’s Lutheran School in Caledonia, Minn., welcomes Morgan Palubicki to the St. John’s family for the 2022-2023 school year.
At St. John’s, Palubicki is a classroom teacher who teaches both 5th and 6th grade together. Palubicki teaches general subjects such as reading, mathematics, social studies, etc. in the morning. She teaches a variety of subjects in the afternoon such as physical education, robotics, botany, etc. Apart from teaching both 5th and 6th grade, Palubicki is actively involved in coaching. She currently coaches volleyball and will later coach basketball once the season starts.
Palubicki’s favorite part about the 2022-2023 school year is getting to know her students, their families, and the community who participate with St. Johns Lutheran church.
Palubicki wants her students to take away not only general education knowledge, but also life skills that can be used and applied throughout one’s life. She wants her students to know “light shines in everything you do.” She wants to encourage her students to “put forth your best effort as it will take you further.”
Palubicki was born and raised in Winona, Minn. She attended Martin Luther College in New Ulm, Minn. Her interest in pursuing education stemmed from her father being a coach himself and encouragement from others to pursue teaching. After college, Palubicki taught at St. Matthew’s Lutheran School in Winona. She chose to continue her teaching career with St. Johns Lutheran School in Caledonia due to both the call through WELS (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran School) and a desire to remain close to home.
When Palubicki is not busy teaching, she can be found coaching or taking an active part in sports. She enjoys spending time with family and friends as well as shopping and visiting coffee shops.