About Our Teachers

Mr. Brandt

My name is Zach Brandt. I graduated from Worthington High School in 2013 and from Augustana University in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Secondary Education with a minor in English as a New Language. I am excited to start my teaching career at my alma mater. I also serve as an advisor for the high school’s Student Council. 

I aim to help students develop their voice and sense of self through the examination of literature and our own writing, just as my teachers have done and continue to do for me.

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Mr. Burns

I am a Worthington native and 2018 WHS graduate. I attended Minnesota West for my associates degree and Minnesota State University, Mankato for my bachelor’s degree in German. I started teaching German and Communication Arts at Worthington Senior High School in 2023.
While attending WHS, I was a Worthington-Crailsheim scholarship recipient in the 2016-2017 academic year. This unique opportunity for students has become a life passion of mine. I serve as the president of the Worthington-Crailsheim committee and have been in that position since January 2023.
A former sports editor at The Globe newspaper in Worthington. I enjoy keeping active with local southwest Minnesota athletics. My favorite sports include soccer, gymnastics, basketball and baseball. Go Trojans!

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Ms. Doyscher

A member of the Communication Arts department, I’ve been teaching since 1989. With a BA from the College of St. Benedict and an MA from St. Catherine University, I’ve taught at both the high school and college levels. Having grown up in Marshall and Jackson, I am happy to work and live in southwest Minnesota!

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Ms. Napton

My name is Ella Napton and I am an English teacher at the high school. I also coach for the Girl’s Soccer Team! I graduated from Gustavus Adolphus College with a BA in Communication Arts and Literature Teaching and a minor in coaching. And an interesting fact about me is that I spent a month exploring Germany’s castles and visited the castle Walt Disney based Cinderella’s castle off of (the Neuschwanstein Castle).

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Mrs. Neugebauer

My name is Linda Neugebauer.

I am delighted to be a Communication Arts teacher in District 518. Working with students is a real joy. I have studied Theater, Speech Communications, Literature and Education. My degrees come from Minnesota State University, Mankato as well as Southwest Minnesota State in Marshall. I have been honored to be with the Trojan Speech Team since 1999 and also serve as the advisor to Drama Club.

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Mr. Sauerbrei

My name is Stacy Sauerbrei. I have been an English teacher and coach at WHS since the late nineties. I have a Bachelor of Arts degree from Morningside College and a Masters in Educational Leadership from Southwest Minnesota State. Spending time with kids is my favorite part of the job.

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