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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Mrs. Crooks

My name is Moira Crooks and I teach English Language Arts at the high school. I hold undergraduate and graduate degrees in English and Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University. I also have a two-year degree in Computer Information Systems. I’m currently completing my second graduate degree in Secondary Education.

Watching students discover they have a voice through their own writing and helping them discover explore worlds outside their own through reading are the best parts of teaching English Language Arts.

My husband, children, and I moved from New York a couple of years ago, so in my free time I like to explore Minnesota with them and get to know more about the people and places that make our state so special.

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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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Mrs. Greenway

I began teaching for the Worthington School District in 2011.  For the first 6 years of my career, I taught Communication Arts at the Area Learning Center.  In 2017, I transitioned to the Worthington High School.  At WHS, I teach a variety of English courses including: English 9, English 10, and Trojan News.  I enjoy working with a variety of students by challenging them to see connections between themselves and the literature they read.  Outside of the classroom, I have coached the Worthington girls’ soccer team since 2011. 

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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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