Cheryl Ferguson


I have been teaching for 21 years, with the last 5 being here at St. Isidore's. My favorite part of teaching is getting to help my students experience the love of Jesus and helping them grow in relationship with Him. I also love helping them discover their gifts and talents and how they can use them to help build God's Kingdom here on Earth. I love working with so many amazing students and their families and getting to walk with them in faith. There are so many saints that inspire me, but two of my favorites are St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Calcutta. JP II was a brilliant man who always made the person in front of him the most important person at that moment. St. Teresa of Calcutta gave her whole heart to Jesus, serving Him in the poorest of the poor. Both saints embraced their crosses and committed their lives to sharing God's love and mercy with the whole world.

Kim Svehla


I have been teaching for 24 years. I have been at St. Isidore's for 10 of those years. My favorite thing about being a teacher is that I love being with the children and watching them grow throughout the year. The best thing about teaching at St. Isidore’s Catholic school is that I love being able to talk about God and Jesus all throughout the day. I also love the staff at St. Isidore's! I like many saints, but, I do feel when I misplace something and pray to St. Anthony he is always there to help me!

In the classroom...

Welcome to first grade! This year we will be learning new phonograms each weeks that will help us learn to decode new words, improve our reading fluency and stamina, and grow as readers. In math, students will learn addition and subtraction facts up to 20, will count money, tell time, read graphs, and so much more. We will also be participating in the Mass this year as lectors and gift bearers, and will be learning about how to grow in a loving relationship with Jesus. In the spring, we will be taking a class field trip to the Lincoln Zoo. It will be a year filled with learning, laughter, and love. Thank you for choosing to send your precious children to St. Isidore Elementary.