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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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. 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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Mrs. Pass

I grew up in Worthington and attended school here. I went to Mankato State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. St. Mary’s University is where I received my Master of Arts degree in Education.
 I have twenty-seven years of teaching experience and have taught in District 518 since 2007.
 I enjoy spending time with my family members and love to read.

 

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Ms. Reisch

My name is Ms. Reisch. I teach 6th grade math at Worthington Middle School and became part the district in the fall of 2015. I am also part of the EDGE after school program and coach middle school softball. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education (K-6) with minors in Middle Level Mathematics (5-8) and coaching from Winona State University, Winona, MN in 2013. After graduation I worked at Adrian Elementary for a year as a paraprofessional and substitute teacher as needed.

I grew up and currently live in Luverne, MN and love doing anything that involves being outside. I enjoy helping students learn new things and seeing the smile on their face when they understand it.

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Mr. Wieneke

My name is Mr. Wieneke. I teach sixth grade science at Worthington Middle School. After earning my high school diploma from Adrian High School, I went on to earn my Bachelor's of Science degree in Elementary Education (K-6) from Winona State University. I joined District 518 in the fall of 2015. While teaching at WMS, I also volunteer as an assistant coach for an area AAU (Amateur Athletic Union) basketball team. I enjoy getting the opportunity to work with my students each and everyday!

 

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Mrs. Wolyniec

Hello my name is Mrs. Wolyniec.  I teach 6th grade Reading, Language Arts, and Minnesota Studies. I have degrees in Sociology, Elementary Education, and Secondary Social Studies from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.  I was a nanny in Washington D.C., taught English in Greece, and worked at a small private boarding school in New Hampshire prior to accepting employment in District 518 in 1995. I have traveled in over 30 countries and love working with young people and spending time with my husband and two sons.

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