About Our Teachers

Mr. Burns

Mr. Burns is a Worthington native. After graduation, he attended Worthington Community College, and then went on to Mankato State University. At Mankato, he earned a degree in History and obtained his MN teacher license.

Mr. Burns has had a wide variety of teaching experiences over the course of his career. He began teaching in 1986 at a private school in Savage, MN. He and his wife then moved to iron range, where he taught history in Tower, MN. They returned to Southwestern MN in 1998 when his wife took a position at Worthington Regional Hospital. Mr. Burns returned to school and completed a Special Education licensure. He worked for the Windom schools for six years as a Special Education teacher.

For the last six years he has been a special education teacher at Worthington Middle School. This year he began an exciting new assignment as an Intervention reading and math teacher at the Middle School.

Mr. Burns spends his free time with his wife and five sons. He has many interests including being involved with his church, scouting, cycling, and reading.

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Mrs. Spiegelhoff

My name is Jill Spiegelhoff. My first year teaching at Worthington Middle School as an Intervention teacher was 2014. I taught for more than ten years in other school districts in Wisconsin before we relocated in Minnesota. I have my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University and my Master of Science degree in Environmental Education from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. I have taught grades 5-8 in the areas of math, science, reading, and social studies. No matter what the grade or subject area it is always exciting to see the moment when students are able to show they understand something new.

During my free time I enjoy outdoor activities including gardening, camping, and nature photography.

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