Huron School District #2-2




Bonnie Biel

6th Grade Science & Social Studies


Hello, I am the sixth grade Science and Social Studies teacher.  I am entering my 18th year of teaching.  I graduated from Huron High School and went on to Northern State University where I earned my Bachelor’s in Education degree. I then started my teaching career at New Beginnings Center in Aberdeen for a mixed age classroom of students ranging from Third grade to seniors in high school. I moved to Seattle, Washington in 2003, continuing my teaching career in elementary and earning my Masters Degree in Education from the University of Washington. Go Huskies!! I returned to Huron in 2010 and have been a part of the Huron School District since then, teaching one year in First Grade and four years in Fifth Grade.

I am currently in my 6th year as the Head Coach of the HPRW Swim Team. Go Wobbegongs! Through athletics and through my years here in the Huron School district, I have had the opportunity to meet, teach, and coach some awesome students! I am looking forward to the 2016 - 2017 school year!



Lisa Carr

6th Grade Reading/Language Arts


My name is Lisa Carr and I teach 6th grade Language Arts/Reading.  I have been teaching for 20 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 a junior attending USD in Vermillion. Sarah is a freshman at Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell and will play women's basketball. Sam is also a freshman at USD in Vermillion. Chloe is a actvie 3rd grader.  I enjoy attending Huron Tiger activities and teaching Middle School students.


Brooke King

6th Grade Special Education Teacher


Hi, my name is Brooke King and I am in my 5th year of teaching and 5th 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 just 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, Cali, and Colt. I am excited for a great year in the 6th Grade!!!


Cheryl Puhl

6th Grade Science & Reading/Language Arts


My name is Cheryl Puhl. This is my 31st 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 16 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


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 8th 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 sophomore, Mason is a Freshman, Reese is a 6th grader and Ramsey is in pre-school.  All attend or will attend Huron Public School. I am excited to start my 19th year of teaching!


Tony Thomas

6th Grade Social Studies/Reading/Language Arts


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


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 23rd 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. 


Tammy Barnes


6th Grade Keyboarding, 7th Grade Writing, 

8th Grade Careers, 6th Grade STRIPES


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


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


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


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.