Mrs. Colantonio is the youngest daughter of four born to Eugene and Ruth Tester. She grew up in Morton Grove, IL, a northern suburb of Chicago, attending a Lutheran elementary school and a public high school. In 1983, she graduated from Western Illinois University with a Bachelor of Science degree in education. After beginning her teaching ministry, she obtained her synod certification in 1993 from Dr. Martin Luther College.
Her teaching ministry began at Jerusalem Ev. Lutheran School, Morton Grove, IL. In eight years at Jerusalem, she taught in combination classrooms of kindergarten and pre-kindergarten, first-second-third grades, and third-fourth-fifth grades.
She and her husband, Tony, moved to Watertown, WI when she accepted a call to teach geometry and physical education at Luther Preparatory School.
She began teaching at St. John’s in September of 2007, serving in a part-time capacity in the 8th grade. The following year she was called for full time service. Here at St. John’s she has taught second, third, and fourth grades in various combinations, and coached B team volleyball and basketball.
In addition to teaching, she enjoys spending time with her husband, family and with her “gi-normous” puppy, Hampton! She also likes to travel, follow her sports teams, (You’ll have to ask her who these are!!), going to the movies and cooking.
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