Classroom Highlights

The first and second grade curriculum is designed for your child to realize their full potential. Through a Christ centered learning environment your child will not only grow academically, they will flourish spiritually, cultivating the whole person.



Language Arts

  • Reading

  • Speaking & Listening

  • Writing



Social Studies



Physical Education


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Mrs. Tela Geiger, Teacher

I am thrilled and truly blessed to be your child’s teacher this school year. This is my first year at St. Patrick School. I have spent time in classrooms ranging from Preschool up to 8thgrade. Over the past 6 years I have found that spending my time with the early elementary students is where I find my heart overflowing with delight as they are such a joy to spend time with.

I live in Erie with my husband Nathan and three children Mary (15), Jonathon (12) and Maggie (10). Nathan is a Special Education Teacher at Melvindale High School, Mary is a Junior at St. Mary Catholic Central, and Jonathon & Maggie attend Monroe Catholic Elementary Schools.

I am an active member of St. Michael Parish in Monroe where I serve as a member of the Finance Council and as a Lead Teacher for the Children’s Liturgy of the Word on Sunday mornings.

After earning my BSBA in Finance at Central Michigan University I spent 15 years in the Financial Advising Industry before making the decision to stay home full time with my family. During that time, I was a substitute teacher for Monroe Catholic Elementary Schools and in the Monroe County Public Schools.

I come to St. Patrick School through the Michigan Teachers of Tomorrow program. After completing coursework preparing me for the classroom, I will now earn my teaching certificate through a mentorship program teaching first and second grade here at St. Patrick School.


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