Mrs. Burch

My name is Mrs. Burch and I am the Social Worker for the Middle School and West Academy. I received my Bachelors degree in Social Work from Southwest Minnesota State University in 2005 and started working for District 518 in 2009. I currently co-facilitate a social skills class called Guidance with a Special Education teacher. I also work individually with the students spending time focusing on specific needs they may have. I find my job here to be very rewarding as I get to work with not only some great students but also their families.

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Mr. Duffy

Hello! My name is Mr. Duffy. I have taught at the Worthington Middle School since 2007. I have been teaching special education students during this time. The classes I teach are: Math, English, Reading, Science, Social Studies, Life Skills, and a Directed Study. I enjoy watching my students grow mentally and physically throughout the school year. During the year my class goes on various field trips and takes numerous exploratory classes to enhance their understanding of the world around them. When they do graduate from high school, they'll then be ready to appreciate the world they live in. Go Trojans!!!

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Mrs. Henning

My name is Mrs. Henning. I have been teaching at the Worthington School District since 2011. I graduated from Minnesota West Community and Technical College with an Associate Arts degree. I then pursued my Elementary Education degree from Southwest Minnesota State University (SMSU) in Marshall, MN. Recently I went back to SMSU for my Masters in Special Education.

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Mrs. Jirele

I have worked as a school Speech Pathologist in Iowa and Minnesota since 1989. I’m currently based at Worthington Middle School, but work with students in grades 4-8. My favorite part of the job is interacting with students of all skills and abilities, and seeing their progress.

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Mrs. Jungers

Hi, my name is Mrs. Jungers and I’m a Special Education teacher at the Worthington Middle School. I have been teaching in District 518 since the Fall of 1999. I teach Reading, Math, and Written Language to students with learning disabilities. I have a Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s degree in Special Education. The highlight of teaching is watching students grow academically and socially. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children, camping, boating, attending my children’s school activities, playing board games, and reading.

Mrs. Lord Anderson

I am one of the Learning Disability special education teachers here at Worthington Middle School. I moved with my family to Worthington from Brighton, Colorado on May 31, 2014. Just in time to unpack everything on our new farmstead right outside of town and get ready for the 2014/2015 school year! My husband and I have 2 awesome daughters and we love to hunt, fish, play on the lake, and listen to music. In addition, I love to read, quilt, sing, help out in the community and watch the fireflies over the corn fields!

I am a native from Colorado, born at the Air Force Academy, but I spent my middle school and high school years in Lake Park, Minnesota (not Iowa). I graduated from Lake Park, MN and went on to get my Bachelor of Art degree from Moorhead State University, Moorhead, MN and my Masters in School Psychology from Moorhead State University as well. When we moved to Colorado, I tried my hand at home childcare and teaching preschool. I eventually decided to go back and get my Special Education Specialist license from Metro State in Denver, Colorado. I worked for 7 years as a special education teacher in a middle school in Aurora, CO. But, the Midwest lakes, family and farm life drew us back to Minnesota, specifically Worthington, MN. Thanks for the opportunity to work with your children and help them reach their potential.

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Mrs. Medill

Mrs. Medill has worked in Worthington since 1997. She works in the Special education Department as an Emotional Behavioral Disabilities and Learning Disabilities teacher. Mrs. Medill has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, a Masters Degree in Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities and a Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership. Mrs. Medill has been working with children in a wide array of roles since 1988. When asked what her favorite thing about teaching is, Mrs. Medill felt that making connections with her students and enabling them to develop skills that will help them mature into responsible adults is what keeps her going. In her free time, Mrs. Medill enjoys camping, traveling and spending time with her family.

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Mrs. Morfitt

My name is Mrs. Morfitt. I joined District 518 in 2003. I earned my bachelor's degree in Special Education from Illinois State University. My Master's degree is in Learning Disabilities. I have taught both at the High School and the Middle School levels.

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