Huron School District #2-2




Tim Buddenhagen

7th Grade Stripes & 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


I currently teach 6th-8th physical education.  This is my 26th year at Huron Middle School.  I have had the opportunity to encourage Huron Middle School students to enjoy fitness and learn about sportsmanship.

Coaching is another passion of mine.  I am the Head Coach of the Huron Gymnastics team.  I have been coaching gymnastics in Huron for 26 years.  Thirteen of those years I spent judging gymnastics along with coaching the Huron Middle School team.


I am also the assistant Cross Country coach.  I have had the great opportunity to work with runners in Huron for nine years. 


Tammy Barnes

6th Grade Keyboarding, 7th Grade Writing,
8th Grade Careers


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.


Michelle Johnson

8th grade STRIPES and 6-8th Art


Hi, my name is Michelle Johnson and I have been teaching at HMS for 18 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.


Heather Sieh

Counselor & 8th grade STRIPES


Hi everyone! My name is Heather Sieh and I am the counselor here at Huron Middle School and also an 8th grade stripes teacher. I grew up in Florence, SD. I have three sisters and am the second oldest in my family. After graduating high school I moved to Aberdeen and I lived there for  11 years until I moved to Huron in August of this year.  I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology with specializations in Human Services and Criminal Justice in 2009 and I just graduated with my master’s degree in School Counseling in May 2015. This will be my first year as a school counselor! I have 5 ½ years of experience working with children and families outside of the school setting but I am looking forward to my experience here in Huron! Outside of school I like to spend time with my family, especially my three nephews. In my spare time I also like to sing, travel, go to amusement parks, go to concerts, shop, exercise, play sports (especially basketball, volleyball, and softball) and spend time with friends. I am looking forward to getting to know students, parents, and the staff here at Huron Middle School! I believe this will be the best job I have had yet and am looking forward to a great year!​


Teresa Smith

Vocal Music & General Music


 My name is Teresa Smith and I am the vocal music and general music teacher here at Huron Middle School. I am also in charge of our middle school fall play. I am starting my 28th year of teaching and I have been at HMS since 1999. 

On weekends, you can find me at my church where I'm the music director. 

I have three children. Two of them are grown and have exciting careers. My third is a student at HHS. 

My husband and I have been married for nearly 28 years. We enjoy spending time at the river going fishing and spending time with our family. 


Victoria Erwin

6th Grade Vocabulary, 7th Grade Speech/Debate, and 8th Grade Digital Citizenship/Drama


Hi, my name is Victoria Erwin. I have been teaching in Huron Middle School for three years and have been in the district for five years. I have taught ELA 6-8th but currently an exploratory teacher. I look forward to a year of discovery with all of the students. I am a relatively new mom of a 2 year old and an 8 month old. I graduated from DWU with my bachelor degree and Grand Canyon University with my master’s degree.