Staff Member: Mrs. Jodi Altonen
Mrs. Jodi Altonen
1st Grade Teacher
Greetings! My name is Jodi Altonen. I am teaching first grade this year. I earned my Bachelor of Arts and teaching degree from the College of St. Scholastica. I taught one year at a local preschool, 3 and 5 year-olds! I have been teaching at Holy Rosary since 1996. I started teaching when the Dominican sisters were still here and had the honor of working with Sr. Samuella as my mentor. During my 20 years at HRS I have taught kindergarten and second grade in addition to first grade. The majority of my years here have been spent in first grade which is my true passion. I love teaching this grade! My husband and I both grew up here in Duluth, living within a few miles of each other and even attending the same Middle school. We were even in band together however, we did not meet until we had both completed our College years! We have 4 children. Our oldest, Nick, has started high school this year after graduating from Holy Rosary this past spring. Our three daughters currently attend Holy Rosary in the 2nd, 4th and 8th grades. Our family loves being a part of this community. We enjoy being able to live our faith through every aspect of our lives through this amazing school and parish family.