About Our Teachers

Ms. Barduson

My name is LeAnn Barduson and I am originally from Brandon, SD. I am an Augustana College graduate with my Bachelor of Arts degree in Math, Spanish, and Education. I have been a teacher in Worthington High School since 2013.

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Mrs. Berg

Growing up in Chicago, Illinois did not prepare me for the cold winters of Minnesota, but it did prepare me for the welcomed diversity of the Worthington School District. As one of the Math teachers at the ALC and the Trojan Learning Academy instructor, I am putting my B.S. degree in Mathematics from the Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville to good use.
 Seeing students become successful in class is one of my greatest joys as a teacher. The challenges they give me encourage me to continue on the path of education.

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Mr. Brands

My name is Doug Brands and I teach Math at Worthington High School.

I received my BS from the University of Sioux Falls and my Masters from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall.

I taught for 3 years in Milaca, Mn before coming to Wortington in 2002.

The thing I enjoy most is working with students especially as a coach. I have the chance to get to know them at a different level when they compete for our school.

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Mr. Haag

I have taught math at Worthington High School since 2015. I teach Concepts of Algebra 1, Geometry, and Applied Math and co-advise STEM Club. I grew up in Becker, MN. I earned my Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics, Education, and Music from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. My favorite things about teaching are challenging and supporting students to reach their highest academic potential and getting to know my students and colleagues. Outside of teaching math, I teach piano lessons privately and at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Worthington, perform and play for various music ensembles and theater productions in the community, and serve the Friends of the Auditorium at Memorial Auditorium. In my free time, I enjoy playing piano, attending athletic and fine arts events, soccer, and spending time with family and friends.

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Mr. Koller

My name is John Koller and I am a Secondary Math Teacher. I teach Algebra I and Algebra II. I received my Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Math Education from Gustavus Adolphus College and my Masters Degree in Education from St. Mary’s University. Before coming to Worthington I taught for 10 years at SVRLB. I have been with ISD 518 since 2000. The thing I most enjoy about teaching is the challenge of delivering the best instruction possible and helping students achieve at their highest level. An interesting fact about me is that my first job was owning and running a cucumber farm and I hate pickles!

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Mr. LeTourneau

My name is Jeremiah LeTourneau and am one of the Math teachers at Worthington High School starting in 2017.

I received my BS from Winona State University in 2016. Growing up, I came from a small rural farm town in Hinckley, which is in Northern Minnesota.

My passion is to inspire students to have a desire to learn, want to grow so they are a better individual.

My personal interests besides for mathematics and teaching are backpacking, mountaineering, rock climbing, kayaking, running and playing guitar.

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Ms. Robling

My name is Kelsey Robling and I am one of the math teachers at Worthington High School.

I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Secondary Math Education from Northern State University.

The thing I enjoy most about teaching is seeing my students reach goals that they never knew were possible to achieve.


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Mrs. Tripp

Since 2007, I have taught math at Worthington High School. I earned my degrees in Mathematics and Secondary Education from Augustana College and my master’s in Education with an emphasis in Mathematics from SMSU. I teach Accelerated Geometry, Algebra 3, AP Statistics, Pre-Calculus, and AP Calculus. What I enjoy most about teaching is that each day is a little different because of students and staff. They seem to constantly find new ways to amaze me.

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