Staff Member: Mrs. Paula Brunner, Elementary Aide
Mrs. Paula Brunner, Elementary Aide
My name is Paula Brunner and I am excited to be the aide for the elementary grades! I live in Pewaukee and have been married to my husband, Ralph, for 23 years. I have two children - my daughter Natalie is 20 and a junior at UW Madison, and my son Roman is 13 and in 8th grade here at St. Anthony on the Lake.
I have a Bachelors of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design with a minor in Communication from UW Milwaukee and I have a teaching certificate from Alverno College. I worked as an Art Director for 18 years at mostly financial institutions like M&I Bank, St Francis Bank, and Wisconsin Credit Union League, creating and designing all the collateral for the banks and credit unions. I also worked for several art studios as a graphic designer. I taught at Prairie Hill Waldorf School and was a manager in the child care nursery at Lake Country Racquetball Club for five of the nine years I worked there. That is where I changed my career to teaching. I substitute taught for three years before joining the staff at St. Anthony on the Lake and this will be my third year here. I also help with interior design for my husband's business Brunner Tile & Wood.
I love children and want to make a difference in their lives. I have a strong imagination and feel it's the key to a creative mind, and love to bring this creativity into young minds through teaching. I enjoy sharing my love of art and my talents with St Anthony on the Lake School. I enjoy being with my family, drawing, painting, walking, swimming, and I love to laugh and joke around!