Mrs. Dana Graber

Mrs. Dana Graber


In 1993, I walked across the stage at UW-Madison with a BS in Mathematics Education.   That summer, Middleton-Cross Plains School District hired me to teach high school mathematics and develop MASH (Middleton Alternative Senior High).   For 5 years, besides teaching at risk students, I developed school policies, assisted students with their schedules and post-secondary plans, corresponded with parents, guardians and community programs.  My position included executing individual student contracts and conflict resolution.

After earning a Masters of Education in Learning Disabilities from UW-Madison in 2000, Mount Horeb High School’s mathematics department hired me.    While teaching Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II, I served as department coordinator, wrote curriculum, evaluated and purchased textbooks and interviewed new teachers.  Seven years later, when child number three became part of my future, I decided it was time to take a break from teaching.

When my children started attending school here at St Joe’s, I volunteered as a tutor.   This led to being hired to teach the three year old preschool followed by a move to 5th grade then 6th grade and now the principal position.  I have a passion for our school and look forward to the years to come.


Meet Mrs. Megan McWilliams, Kindergarten

I grew up in Prairie du Chien and attended Winona State University in Minnesota. I started teaching elementary special education in Platteville, and then took some time off to be with my 2 children until they reached school age. I began as a volunteer at St. Joe’s and now am teaching kindergarten. In addition to teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, photography, cooking, and baking. I am also an avid Green Bay Packer and Wisconsin Badger fan!

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St. Joseph’s Parish Office
305 E. Walnut Street
Dodgeville, WI 53533
Phone: 608 930-3392

Msgr. Daniel Ganshert (Monsignor)
Phone: 608-930-3392
Residence: 608-930-9336

Amy Esch (Business Manager)
Phone: 608-930-3392 Ext. 2

St. Joseph’s School
305 E. Walnut Street
Dodgeville, WI 53533
Principal: Mrs. Dana Graber
(608) 930-3392 Ext. 4


St. Joseph School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and financial aid programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.