Huron School District #2-2

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Michael Schmitz

6th Grade Science & Social Studies

michael.schmitz@k12.sd.us

 

Hello, my name is Michael Schmitz. I am entering into my 16th year of teaching. I have taught in Eagle Butte, Leola, Aberdeen Public, and Huron. I have taught 6th grade, Kindergarten, combined 6-8th grade and 8th grade. I am moving back into teaching the wonderful world of 6th grade once more!

My wife, Joselyn, and I moved to Huron 6 years ago and have enjoyed every moment. My wife is a 2nd grade ESL teacher at Madison Elementary. I am also the Head Football coach and track assistant coach in charge of coaching pole vault. In our spare time, we enjoy being around family and friends. I am excited to begin this year in 6th grade and look forward to getting to know everyone!

 

Lisa Carr

6th Grade Reading & Language Arts

lisa.carr@k12.sd.us

 

My name is Lisa Carr and I teach 6th grade Language Arts/Reading.  I have been teaching for 22 years and have taught 6th and 7th grade at Huron Middle School during those years.  I was born and raised in Miller, SD and graduated from Northern State University in Aberdeen with a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.   My husband Joe is a Chiropractor at the Carr Clinic in Huron.  We have 4 children.  Will is in chiropractic school in Minneapolis. Sarah is a Junior at Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell and will play women's basketball. Sam is a junior at USD in Vermillion. Chloe is a active 5th grader.  I enjoy attending Huron Tiger activities and teaching Middle School students.

 

Brooke King

6th Grade Reading & Language Arts

brooke.king@k12.sd.us

 

Hi, my name is Brooke King and I am in my 5th year of teaching and 6th year at Huron Middle School as the 6th grade Special Education Teacher. I graduated from Sanborn Central in 2008 and Dakota State University in 2013 with a degree in K-8 Elementary Education and K-12 Special Education. I got married on October 3, 2015 and we welcomed our precious daughter Paisley Ann to the family on July 5th, 2016. Currently I live in Letcher with my husband Steven, our daughter Paisley and our dogs Trigger and Cali. I am excited for a great year in the 6th Grade!!!

 

Cheryl Puhl

6th Grade Science & Reading/Language Arts 

cheryl.puhl@k12.sd.us

 

My name is Cheryl Puhl. This is my 32nd year teaching language arts, reading and science to 6th graders in Huron. I was born and raised in Worthington, Minnesota. I attended college at Worthington Community College and then Huron College.  J.C. and I have been together for 19 years. We have one dog named Peyton. My younger brother and his wife both teach in Texas. My older sister Chris teaches in Sisseton. My little sister is a school nurse in Texas. I am looking forward to a great year at Huron Middle School.

 

Chris Rozell

6th Grade Math 

chris.rozell@k12.sd.us

 

My name is Chris Rozell.  I graduated from Warner High School in 1992.  I attend Black Hills State University.  After graduation I was a teacher’s aide at Deadwood Elementary for two years while coaching JV boys basketball in the Lead/Deadwood school system. In 1998, I received a job in Adrian, Minnesota to teach 2nd grade.  After 4 years I switched to 6th grade.  I spent 10 years in Adrian teaching and coaching Head Boys Basketball and Head Girls Golf.  I am currently in my 11th year in the Huron School district.  I have taught 8th grade science, 6th grade math, science, and socials studies in the Huron Middle School.  Currently I am teaching 6th grade math.  I have coached 9th grade boys basketball, assistant girls basketball, boys and girls golf in the Huron School District. My wife Heather is the principal at Madison Elementary.  I have 4 children, three girls and one boy.   Reagan is a freshmen at BHSU, Mason is a Senior, Reese is a freshmen and Ramsey is a 2nd grader.  All attend or will attend Huron Public School. I am excited to start my 21st year of teaching!

 

Tony Thomas

6th Grade Social Studies/Reading/Language Arts 

tony.thomas@k12.sd.us

 

Hello, my name is Tony Thomas.  This is my 22nd year of teaching.  I teach 6th grade language arts/reading and social studies.  I also coach 8th grade football, basketball, and track.  My wife Angie and I have 5 children; Kyle, Brenden, Noah, Braylee, and Kolton.  As a graduate of Huron High School, I feel fortunate to teach in Huron.  I received my Bachelor's degree in Education from Huron University and completed my Master's degree in Education from Northern State University.  

 

Melody Witte

6th Grade Math Teacher 

melody.witte@k12.sd.us

 

Hi!  My name is Melody Witte and I am currently one of the 6th grade math teachers at Huron Middle School.  I am starting my 24th year of teaching!  I taught for 17 years in Winner, SD teaching middle school math and computers as well as coaching middle school and high school track.  The last six years I have enjoyed teaching at Huron Middle School!  I was born and raised in Hoven, SD; graduated from Northern State University in Aberdeen with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.  This past year I earned my master's degree in Teaching and Learning from NSU.  I have two amazing kids – Lincoln and Madison. 

 

 

Lindy Edwards

6th Grade Math

lindsy.edwards@k12.sd.us 

 

Hello! My name is Lindsy Edwards. I am a first year teacher. I grew up and graduated high school in Tracy, Minnesota. I come from a family of six and I am the second oldest. I have one older brother, one younger brother and one younger sister. I attended Dakota State University in Madison, SD. I graduated with a double major in Elementary Education and Special Education. Welcome to 6th grade! I look forward to having an amazing and exciting first year!

 

Trisha Jons

6th Grade ESL

trisha.jons@k12.sd.us

 

My name is Trisha Jons and i will be teaching 6th grade ESL in the 6th grade. I graduated from Winner High School in 1997. I traveled after high school and continued my education at Black Hills State University where I received my teaching degree. My first teaching job was teaching 6th grade in Bonesteel, SD and that is where I met my husband Ryan. I moved to Huron in May of 2010 and worked at the YWCA fro 2 years. I taught middle school Language Arts in Iroquois, SD for 3 years before coming to work in the Huron School District. This is my 6th year teaching but my first year as a 6th grade ESL teacher. 

I have lived in Huron for 8 years with my husband Ryan. Ryan works for Agtegra here in Huron and we have kids: Isabella is a freshman, Isaiah is a 7th grader, Elijah is a 5th grader and Harley is in kindergarten!

 

 

Tammy Barnes

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6th Grade Keyboarding, 7th Grade Writing, 

8th Grade Careers, 6th Grade STRIPES

tammy.barnes@k12.sd.us

 

Hi, my name is Tammy Barnes.  I am currently teaching 6th grade keyboarding, 7th grade writing, and 8th grade careers.  My husband John and I have 4 children and 4 grandsons.  We raised our children in Miller, SD where I taught for several years.  Before teaching I worked with Cornerstones Career Learning Center as a School to Work facilitator in the Miller school district.,which gave me a great foundation for teaching my 8th grade career class. We moved to Huron 5 years ago and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to be teaching at Huron Middle School.

 

Tim Buddenhagen

6-8th Physical Education 

tim.buddenhagen@k12.sd.us

 

This is my 30th year teaching in the Huron School District.  My most recent teaching assignment is 6th-8th grade Physical Education. I have been active in this role since 2000.  Some of you may remember me as an 8th grade American History teacher.  I held that position from 1987-2000.  

I also coach in our school district.  I have been head boys’ basketball coach for the past 15 years and also help out with the varsity track program.  I was also very lucky to be the head football and girls’ basketball coach and assist in the Cross Country program with legendary coach Roger Loecker.  I have been very fortunate to work with a lot of outstanding students during my teaching and coaching career.

My wife Shelly is the Director of the Nordby Center for Recreation and she is the head volleyball coach in Huron.  We have 3 fantastic children.  Jordan and TyAnn are Huron graduates of 2008 and 2011 and Tenley is currently attending Huron Middle School.

 

Julie King

6-8th Physical Education 

julie.m.king@k12.sd.us

 

Hi!  My name is Julie King. I have taught at the Huron Middle school for 27 years. I currently teach 6-8 physical education. I am also the head gymnastics coach and the assistant cross country coach. I have three daughters and a granddaughter. I graduated from SDSU go Jacks!! 

 

Michelle Johnson

8th grade STRIPES and 6-8th Art 

michelle.johnson@k12.sd.us

 

Hi, my name is Michelle Johnson and I have been teaching at HMS for 20 years.  I currently teach 8th grade STRIPES and 6th-8th grade art.  I am the Student Council advisor at HMS.  My husband, Paul and I have three sons.