Huron School District #2-2




Heather Sieh



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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

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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. 

Jessica Rodacker  

8th Grade STRIPES
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Hi! My name is Jessica Rodacker and I teach 6th, 7th, and 8th Family and Consumer Science. This will be my 6th year teaching. I graduated high school from Webster, SD and graduated from South Dakota State University in 2015. My husband, Christian, is a police officer here in town. He and I have made our home in Huron with our 1 year old son, Rowan. I am excited to tackle this school year and teach students the importance of life skills!

Tim Buddenhagen
6-8th Physical Education 

Girls Basketball Coach and Assistant Track Coach

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This is my 35th  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 am currently coaching Girls' Basketball and also help out with the varsity track program.  I was also very lucky to be the head football and boys' 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.

Tammy Barnes

 6th Grade Keyboarding, 7th Grade Writing, 

8th Grade Careers, 6th Grade STRIPES


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Hi, my name is Tammy Barnes. I am currently teaching 6th grade vocabulary, 7th grade writing, and 8th grade careers.  My husband John and I have 4 children and 5 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 10 years ago and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to be teaching at Huron Middle School.

Julie King
6-8th Physical Education

Head Gymnastics Coach, Assistant Cross Country Coach and 7th Grade Boys Track Coach

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I currently teach 6th-8th Physical Education. This is my 30th 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 gymnastics coach, assistant cross country coach and the 7th grade boys track coach.

Michelle Johnson

6-8th Art and Student Council Advisor

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I am excited to start my 24th year as the 6th -8th grade Art teacher at HMS.  I look forward to encouraging the students to explore mediums, create projects and grow in their creativity. 
I am also the middle school Student Council Advisor and enjoy guiding students in a leadership role.