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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Mr. Hertz

Picture of middle school teacher, 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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Mr. Myrom

Picture of middle school teacher, Mr. Myrom.My name is Mr. Myrom.  I graduated from Moorhead State University in 1985 and am licensed to teach Social Studies 7-12. I began my teaching career in Newfolden, MN as a teacher of students with emotional behavior disorders. 

I moved to Worthington, MN in 1989 and I currently teach 8th grade American History. I love the enthusiasm of middle level students.

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Mrs. Ruppert

Hello, I'm Mrs. Ruppert.  I grew up in rural North Dakota. I graduated from NDSU in 1997 with a degree in Comprehensive Science Education with a minor in Biology. I earned my Masters in Educational Leadership in 2001. I began my teaching career in 1997 in Worthington, MN and am currently teaching 8th grade Science. I enjoy the unique personalities of middle school students.

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Mrs. Stock

Picture of middle school teacher, Mrs. Stock.My name is Mrs. Stock.  I graduated from St. Cloud State University in 1980 with a degree in English/Language Arts. I earned my Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from St. Mary’s University in 2009. I began my teaching career in Sleepy Eye, MN. I began teaching in Worthington in 2007. I teach 8th grade English at the Worthington Middle School. I enjoy sharing my love for reading and books with my students.

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Ms. Werder

Picture of middle school teacher, Ms. Werder.Hi my name is Caitlin Werder and I am a ELL teacher for both 7th and 8th grade. I received my degree in teaching English as a second language from Bethel University in 2012. The last three years I taught ELl students in Wisconsin. 

I love teaching students because I get to learn so much from them, as they do from me! I love to travel and have had the opportunity to study abroad in Fiji and visit other places such as Germany, Austria, France, and Great Britain. I am also the dance team coach and love that I get to continue to do something that I so dearly love.

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Mrs. Wintz

Picture of middle school teacher, Mrs. Wintz.Hello! I’m Mrs. Wintz and I teach eighth grade math and algebra. I graduated from SVRLB High School and then went to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where I earned a degree in chemistry in 2009. After a few years of AmeriCorps and working in a lab, I attended Southwest Minnesota State University. I graduated in 2014 with a degree in math education and licensure in both chemistry and math. 

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my large family, playing sports, and doing “all things Minnesota”: going to the lake, gardening, watching Gopher football, and listening to MPR.

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