About Our Teachers


Mrs. Wiertzema

My name is Ms. Wiertzema and I am the art teacher at Prairie Elementary. I teach art to 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade. I am passionate about fostering confidence in my students and their artistic abilities, which then translates into other subjects as well. I graduated from Hills-Beaver Creek High School and received my Bachelors Degree in Arts Education at Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN. I started teaching in Worthington in 2015 as the school’s first art on a cart teacher.

I am the District Art Curriculum Chair and K-Kids advisor and enjoy hosting art events in our school district. I have a YouTube Channel and Instagram Page dedicated to the art my students create and what I teach them! Follow me @mswsartroom and Ms. W’s Art Room YouTube Channel. I loves sports, creating art at home and being in the sunshine! My son Rory, goes to school here at Prairie Elementary. We are happy to be a part of District 518!

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