Huron School District #2-2




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Michael Schmitz
6th Grade Science & Social Studies


Hello, my name is Michael Schmitz. I am entering into my 17th 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. This is my second year of teaching the wonderful world of 6th grade once more at HMS!

My wife, Joselyn, and I moved to Huron 7 years ago and have enjoyed every moment. My wife is a 2nd grade ESL teacher at Madison Elementary. I am also the Assistant 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


My name is Lisa Carr and I teach 6th grade Language Arts/Reading.  I have been teaching for 26 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 Senior at Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell majoring in Education and will play women's basketball. Sam is a senior at USD in Vermillion, and Chloe will be a 6th grader at HMS.  I enjoy attending Huron Tiger activities and teaching Middle School students.


Brooke King
6th Grade Reading & Language Arts
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Hi, my name is Brooke King and I am in my 7th year of teaching and 7th 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 finished my masters in Educational Leadership in June of 2019 through Western Governors University!

I live in Letcher, SD with my husband Steven. Steven is a bee keepers for Artesian Honey Producers in Artesian, SD. We have two wonderful children! We welcomed our precious daughter Paisley Ann to the family in July 2016 and our little peanut of a son Gage William in June of 2019! We also have two dogs Trigger and Cali. 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 35nd year teaching language arts, reading and science to 6th graders in Huron but this year I will only be teaching science in 6th grade! 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 20 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 12th 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 attending Lake Area Tech studying to be a nurse, Mason is a freshman at USD, Reese is a sophmore at HHS and Ramsey is a 3rd grader.  All attend or will attend Huron Public School. I am excited to start my 22nd year of teaching!


Travis Ladwig
6th Grade Reading/Language Arts


 Hellow! My name is Travis Ladwig and I am a Language Arts teacher. I graduated form Campbell County High School in Gillette, WY in 2013. I then ventured over state lines to attend Black Hills State University for my degree in Elementary Education. After graduation, my wife, Amanda, and I found our new home in Huron. I started my teaching career as a 3rd grade teacher. After two years, I was on teh move again; this time to 6th grade. This will be my first year at the Huron Middle School and I am very excited! 

I am also a 7th grade girls' basketball coach and look forward to the different opportunitys that the middle school may bring. I am married to Amanda who is a Special Education teacher at Madison 2-3 Center. We have two cats adn two dogs, who keep our hands full!

I am exctied for my third year of teaching, my third year of being a Tiger and my first year at the Huron Middle School!


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 25th 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 eight 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. 


Christian Small
6th Grade Social Studies


Welcome to 6th grade! My name is Christian Small. I graduated from De Smet High School in 2015 and continued my education at Dakota State University. During my senior year I spent my student teaching in a 3rd grade classroom and coached junior high basketball. I taught coding basics through video games to kids ranging in ages from 6 through 14 during the summer of 2018. I will be entering my first year of teaching and am proud to be starting my career at Huron Middle School. 

My wife, Kelsey, is a 1st grade teacher at the Buchanan Elementary School and will be entering her second year of teaching. I am very excited to start my journey in 6th grade Social Studies!



Lindy Edwards
6th Grade Math 


Hello! My name is Lindsy Edwards. This will be my 2nd year of teaching, both being at the Huron Middle School! 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


My name is Trisha Jons and i will be teaching 6th grade ESL Language Arts and Social Studies 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. 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 7th year teaching and my second year as a 6th grade ESL teacher. 

I have lived in Huron for 9 years with my four children: Isabella is a sophmore, Isaiah is a 8th grader, Elijah is a 6th grader and Harley is in 1st grader!



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.