Mrs. Posda grew up in Bloomington, Minnesota, and is an avid Vikings fan. She has been working with the early childhood population since graduating with a B.A. in English Elementary Education in 1989, from Bethel University in St. Paul, MN. She is definitely living her dream by teaching Kindergarten, which she has been doing at CLS since 2005.

Mrs. Posda and her husband, Dan, who is from Stanley, Wisconsin, have been married since 2001, and have a 22 pound cat named Midnight, and 2 very normal sized cats, named Tango and Mango.

She tries to live out Micah 6:8 “and what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”


First Grade

First Grade

Favorite Scripture: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” ~ Proverbs 3:5-6

Ms. Hayes

Second Grade

“It is my passion to build long lasting relationships with my students, to help them grow in their faith, to teach in a manner that will guide them, challenge them, and encourage them to do their best, and instill a love for learning that will follow them long after they leave our school.”

Ms. Hayes grew up in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, has one son named Dustin, a lovely daughter in law and three precious grandchildren. Ms. Hayes attended the University of Wisconsin, Stout where she received a B.S. in Child Development and Family Life. After graduating in 1988 she worked in the child care center at the Chippewa Valley YMCA for 10 years. God opened up a teaching job at Christ Lutheran School in 1998 and she has been here ever since with the exception of taking one year off. In addition to her years of teaching at Christ Lutheran School she has also taught Sunday School and been an Awana Leader. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, going to plays, walking and learning new things.

Ms. Hayes loves teaching. Her classroom is truly a place of learning where students are taught using a variety of methods and encouraged to act in a manner that is pleasing to God.

Her Favorite Scripture:

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths straight.” - Proverbs 3:5-6 NIV

Mrs. Johnson

Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Grades

“There is nothing better than to see the “ah-ha” moments when a student learns something new. It brings me great joy to watch them grow in all areas. I consider teaching at Christ Lutheran School a privilege.” 

Mrs. Johnson was born in Chippewa Falls, but grew up in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. A job transfer for her husband, Ric, landed them back in the Chippewa Valley in 2003. They have three adult children, Alaina, Rebecca and Nicole.

Mrs. Johnson’s passion for teaching started when her oldest daughter was diagnosed with dyslexia. She went back to school to learn all that she could about how to assist students with dyslexia and realized her love for teaching.

Mrs. Johnson substitute taught in the Cadott and Chippewa Falls School districts before being hired in the Chippewa Falls School District. She has also worked for Wisconsin Early Autism Project (WEAP) as a line therapist for children with autism. Additionally, she has been an adult education trainer for United Health Care. Mrs. Johnson started at Christ Lutheran School in March of 2016.

In her spare time, she loves to sing at her church, crochet and quilt. She enjoys building furniture and completing remodeling projects with her husband.

Her Favorite Scripture: “In my distress I called to the Lord; He answered me and set me free.” - Psalm 118:5

“This scripture reminds me of God's faithfulness and love. It helps me to remember that our hope lies with Him, and not the things of this world.” 

Mrs. Krizan

Third, Fourth, and Sixth Grades

 "I was the 6th grade Teacher’s Assistant last year and I am excited to be your student’s teacher this year.  I plan on teaching each child to understand the concepts that we are learning to the best of their potential. I know that every child doesn’t learn the same as everyone else, and I hope to be able to teach them in a way that makes sense to them. So, if you hear music/singing, or laughing, please don’t think I am taking their education lightly! I am not. Some things that they will be taught this year are hard to grasp! Laughter and music/singing are easy ways to lighten the mood. Thank you for enrolling your child here at Christ Lutheran School, you won’t be disappointed. 

was born in Madison, WI. I went to a Christian school Kindergarten through 2nd grade, then home schooled 3rd through 6th grade. We then moved to Bloomer, where I finished off my school years, at the public school.

My children range from 19 years to 8 years old. My oldest, Lexi, went to CLS 2nd grade through 4th, my son Ricky, Kindergarten through 3rd from 2005-2009. We took a break having kids, til we had Zack in 2007. Zack has gone to Kindergarten to current 6th grade here at CLS, and finally Brady, Kindergarten to current 3rd grade, also here.

I have been a part of this school collectively for 11 year now. I started the Silent Auction Event here in 2005, and I am awed at how it has evolved into what it is now, due to other’s visions. I am part of the auction committee also. I have subbed for multiple teachers throughout the years here at CLS. I have also been the PTO Treasurer for many years. My family has been blessed by this school, and I am excited to continue to be a part of it.

I am the site coordinator for Ruby’s Pantry, a mobile food pantry, at our church, Chippewa Valley Bible Church, and coordinate our annual Youth Missions Thrift Sale there too. I will also be involved in our new Wednesday Night Kid’s program Kid’s Blast.

Some of my hobbies are rock painting, reading, hiking, and thrift sale shopping for deals.