About Our Music Teachers

Ms. Kinser

My name is Jensine Kinser and I teach K-kindergarten-second grade music part time at Prairie Elementary. I have a bachelors in Psychology from Brigham Young University. I have taught music to children ages 3-11 at my church for over 8 years total. I have five kids currently in our Worthington schools, and we have really enjoyed the quality of music education they have received here. I enjoy singing, reading, drawing, and going to my kids many events.

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Mrs. Van Westen

My name is Linda Van Westen. I teach classroom music at Prairie Elementary. I received my B.A. in Music Education from Augsburg College and my M.A. in Education from St. Mary’s University. I started working for the Worthington School District in 1996. Before that, I taught music in Clarkfield, MN and prior to that, on the Standing Rock Indian Reservation in McLaughlin, SD.

I really enjoy seeing children blossom and grow as people and musicians.

My husband, John, and I live in rural Lakefield. We have four children.

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