About Our Teachers

Ms. Dudley

Hello! I am Ms. Dudley, and I teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade math. I grew up in Red Wing, MN where I graduated from Red Wing High School. I then went to Minot State University in Minot, North Dakota where I graduated with a degree in Math Education in May 2017. I am very excited to be teaching at Worthington Middle School.

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Mrs. Heitkamp

I graduated from SSU in Marshall in 1995 and started teaching in 1996. I received my Masters in Educational Leadership in 2000. I have taught grades 4, 5, and 6 in Worthington. I am currently teaching 6th grade. I treasure the smiles that I receive everyday from the students I teach.

 

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Mr. Hertz

My name is Casey Hertz and I am originally from Ocheyedan, Iowa. I attended Sibley-Ocheyedan High School and graduated in 2012. After graduation I attended Southwest Minnesota State University where I played college football for four years. I graduated in 2016 with a degree in Biology and General Science Education. My first teaching position was at Cedar Mountain High School in Morgan, Minnesota where I taught 7th, 8th, and 11th grade science. My first year at Worthington, Minnesota was the 2017-2018 school year and I taught 6th and 8th grade science. In addition to teaching I will also be coaching middle school football and high school boys basketball. I have a passion for working with kids and instilling in them a love for science and self improvement. It is my goal to build positive relationships with students and encourage life long learning!

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Mrs. Madsen

My name is Mrs. Madsen.  After graduating from Heron Lake-Okabena-Lakefield, I began my college career at Worthington Community College (now MN West) and then transferred to Bemidji State University where I earned my B.S. degree in Elementary Education (K-6) with a specialist area of Special Education. From there, I continued my education at Mankato State University to become licensed in Emotional/Behavioral disabilities and earning my Master’s degree in Specific Learning Disabilities. I have been with District 518 since 2000; starting in Special Education and recently moving to a general education classroom. My current area of focus is 6th grade Reading/Communication Arts (English), but I have also taught Math and Geography.

I enjoy spending time with my husband and three boys, as well as my extended family and friends. In addition to raising a family and teaching at WMS, I am a volunteer EMT for my home community, teach CPR/First Aid for the American Heart Association and teach a 5th grade Faith Formation class.

 

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Mrs. Neugebauer

My name is Mrs. Neugebauer. I teach math in sixth grade. I attended Southwest State University where I received my teaching license with a math minor. I completed the Master’s program through Southwest State University in 2009. My entire career has been with Worthington District 518. I was hired in 2004 as a Title 1 Specialist and went to fifth grade the following year. After ten years of 5th grade, I am now enjoying sixth grade.

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Mrs. Omot

My name is Mrs. Omot and I teach 6th grade EL! I graduated from Bethel University in 2013 with a degree in TESL. I just got married in June 2016 to an amazing man from South Sudan who was an EL student himself! I love traveling and exploring different cultures. I love being an EL teacher because I learn so much from my students’ different backgrounds and experiences that they have had. I really think my students teach me more than I teach them sometimes!

 

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Mr. Schmitz

I have been working in ISD 518 since 1992. I started at West Elementary and I am currently teaching at the Middle School. I am very eclectic and enjoy many hands-on activities. My concentrations are in the area of Social Sciences. I am married and have 3 children.

 

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