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3rd Grade

Mulkern, Ellie

Mrs. Ellie Mulkern
Mrs. Mulkern is a graduate of the University of Arizona and has been teaching/subbing here at SSJ since 2008. The Mulkern family are active parishioners at our church.  Their three children have all graduated from SSJ – two of which are in Catholic high schools, and the other is off to college.  Mrs. Mulkern highly values not only the education SSJ offers but most importantly, being able to celebrate and talk about our Catholic faith daily!

Mrs. Erinn Rosendahl

Mrs. Erinn Rosendahl graduated from Northern Arizona University in 2002.  She taught in public school (grades K-3) for the first several years of her career.  After beginning a family, she felt that it was important to remain home to raise her four children.  During her time off from full time teaching she continued to work in the education field part time.  Her favorite job was as an educator at the Phoenix Zoo where she was able to combine her two passions, teaching and animals!   As a graduate of SSJ in ‘93, she always hoped she would be able to return to the classroom as a Catholic school teacher.  She feels grateful to be able to contribute to the community that helped form her as a child.  She sees it as an amazing blessing to be able to teach from a place of faith and to see each child as a whole person, unique, and made in the image of God.


  • First Communion and Confirmation
  • Multiplication and Division Games
  • Oral Book Reports
  • Famous American Reports in Costume
  • Grandparents’ Visits
  • Making Digestive Systems in Science
  • Study of Pumpkinology
  • Field Trips to Tolmachoff Farms and the Wildlife Zoo
  • Classroom Nativity Plays
  • Working at the St. Patrick’s Day Carnival
  • 3rd Grade Fine Arts Day
  • SSJ Recommended Reading List – Level 3