Meet Mrs. Kerrie Tabaka

We asked our teachers & staff a few questions so that you can get to know them better!

What is your role at St. Stephen the Martyr Catholic School?
PreK Teacher

What year did you start working at St. Stephen?

Tell us about your education background & about your teaching/work experience.
Education: Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Work History: I have taught preschool for 25 years. I taught at Gingerbread House Preschool and at St. Wenceslaus before coming to St. Stephen the Martyr.

What do you love about your job?
I LOVE teaching preschool! I love seeing a child’s face light up when they learn something new! I especially love teaching children about God’s love!

Who is your favorite Saint or what is your favorite scripture?
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

Tell us about your family (spouse, children, grandchildren, pets, etc.):
My husband, Ted, and I have three children. Abby (23) is a nurse at UNMC, Andrew (21) is a college student attending UNO, and Allie (17) is a senior in high school. We have a cute, little dog named Biscuit!

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I’ve always wanted to be a teacher!

What is your favorite sweet treat?
Ice cream

What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekends?
I love to spend time with my family. I spend most of my weekends at the field or court watching my kids play various sports. I also love to read.

What piece of advice would you give parents to help their child(ren) succeed at St. Stephen?
We are a team! Always reach out if you have any questions or concerns.