About Our Teachers

Ms. Breetzke

Hello! I'm Erin Breetzke. Prior to teaching, I've worked for a couple SWCDs, the USDA, and a private engineering firm. I began my teaching career at Goshen Community Schools in Goshen, Indiana, then moved out this way a few years ago. I began teaching at WHS in the fall of 2017.

With a passion for ecology, environmental science and environmental law, I earned my BS in environmental science (minor in secondary education) from Joseph's College (Rensselaer, IN) and my Master of Environmental Science from the University of Oklahoma.

Outside of work, I cheer on the Sooners (Boomer! Sooner!), Indianapolis Colts and the Chicago Bears. I enjoy swimming, quilting and reading. The last few summers I've been trying to develop more of a green thumb. I love to travel, even if it's just a small road trip. I have my PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification, and enjoy traveling anywhere I can use it (especially the Caribbean).

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Ms. Dudley

Picture of middle school teacher, 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

Picture of sixth grade teacher, 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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Mrs. Madsen

Picture of sixth grade teacher, 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

Picture of sixth grade teacher, 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

Picture of middle school teacher, 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

Picture of sixth grade teacher, 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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