About Our Teachers
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.
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.
My name is Ashley Bloemendaal. At Worthington I teach high school math.
I grew up and went to high school in Pipestone MN. I went to college at South Dakota State University. I student taught and had a long term sub position at Marshall high school.
I am living on a farm where I can raise my puppy and chickens. I love flowers and work at a small flower shop called Pipestone Floral. I enjoy being outside and being involved in softball.
My name is Caitie Harmsen and I’m a Math teacher her at WHS.
I grew up in Hadley and graduated from MCC High School. I went on to earn my BS from SCSU. After graduating, I moved to Grand Junction, Colorado, and taught at GJHS for five years.
I appreciate teaching for the challenge and the reward of it. I love when I see students have that “light bulb” moment – the moment when in an instant all the concepts that they had struggled to understand, but stayed persistent at, suddenly make sense.
My personal interests include: spending time with my family, playing volleyball/softball, reading, and watching Friends.
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!
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.
My name is Ryan Sedler and I am originally from Climax, MN. I am a Mayville State University (NorthDakota) graduate with a B.S. degree majoring in Math/Education along with a minor in Coaching.
My goals as an educator are to help students to be the best they can be and for students to enjoy math class all while improving a little more each day.
My personal interests include traveling ( Some places I have been to are Italy, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, Holland, and the Philippines), going to concerts, and playing and watching most sports.
An interesting fact about me is that I was born in Germany.
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.