Ms. Bechly
Educational Background
Bachelor of Music in Education:  Viterbo University
Master of Education Professional Development (Kodaly Music Certification):  UW-La Crosse

Educational Experience
34 years with Aquinas Catholic Schools

Music K4-6th grade


I grew up in La Crosse attending Catholic schools - Holy Trinity, Aquinas and Viterbo, all staffed by the wonderful F.S.P.A. Sisters.  I will begin my 31st year at St. Patrick next fall.  I have also taught at Blessed Sacrament, St. Thomas More, and Aquinas Middle School.  In addition, I taught piano part-time in the Prep. Department at Viterbo University.

While teaching music is my job, it is also my passion.  I am an Apple Annie, performing with a wonderful group of women around the area.  I direct the Trinity Singers at Holy Trinity Church.  I am a member of the Coulee Region Steel Drum Band.  I am also an adjudicator for WSMA Solo/Ensemble Festivals.

Outside of music activities, I enjoy sports, gardening and reading.  I am on the Executive Board for the Luxembourg American Descendants Society. 

I have two daughters and four grandchildren.  I am the 5th in a family of 8 children.  I also have two cats.

Favorite Quote
"God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference."