Mary Zelinski

Mary and her husband Todd (married in 1987), met at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee when Todd noticed that a girl in the front row was answering all the questions in Algebra. Mary went on to complete a B.S. in Secondary Education and English and has continued to earn graduate credits to maintain her grade 7-12 teaching license. She taught at Pius for 8 years, and was blessed to work with many creative teachers whose ideas still inspire her today. Todd holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and is well known and respected in the Milwaukee business community. Together they've put together an eclectic course of study for their seven children. Todd and Mary are very active in their parish; both are past-presidents of the Education Commission and current leaders of the Youth Group. Todd also coaches basketball and serves as a Dead Theologians Society team leader. Mary works with adult and youth catechesis on both the parish and diocesan levels.
The Zelinskis try to maintain a simple lifestyle in rural Wisconsin where they plant a big vegetable garden and the children are raising chickens. Todd and Mary thank God daily for the opportunity to grow in faith with their children as they continue their homeschooling journey.