About Our Teachers

Ms. Becker

Since 1994, I have taught Psychology, AP Psychology, US History, AP US History, Geography, AP Human Geography, Sociology, Global Issues, Women’s Studies and World History at Worthington High School. Before moving to Worthington, I taught English in Strakonice, Czech Republic. I also taught Pre-K and Kindergarten at a Montessori school in Brooklyn Park. I received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Teaching 7-12 Social Studies from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. I received a Master of Science in K-12 School Counseling from South Dakota State University. 

Since teaching at WHS, I have coached Dance Team and Mock Trial. I have also been the Student Council Advisor since 1994. Outside of WHS, I have taught college courses at Northwest Iowa Community College as well as Continuing Education courses through St. Thomas University and Augustana University. I am proud to be on the teaching staff at WHS. I love the students and courses I teach!

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Mr. Borrero

My name is John Borrero, and I am from Colombia, South America. I believe in education because it has transformed my life and opened the doors to different experiences around the world. I studied and earned my degrees in Colombia, Italy, and the United States.

Prior to my teaching experience at Worthington High School, I worked as on-call interpreter and substitute teacher in District 518. I enjoy learning new languages, history, and other cultures.

I am so excited to be part of such an amazing community. Go Trojans!

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Mr. Landwehr

I currently teach ninth grade geography. I graduated from SCSU in 1991 with a degree in History. I completed my postgraduate education at NMSU and UTEP. From 1991-1999 I taught sixth grade and middle school social studies in Texas. I have been teaching social studies in District 518 since 1999.

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Mr. Mahoney

I have had the privilege of teaching U.S. and World History at Worthington High School since 2015. I received my B.A. in Speech Communication and minor in History from the University of Minnesota, Morris and my Masters in Education from the University of Sioux Falls. Go Cougars!

Minus a year of teaching International Baccalaureate in the Kingdom of Bahrain, I have spent my entire educational career at ISD518. I have been a paraprofessional, substitute teacher and ESL teacher at the ALC. I also help coach Trojan football and track and field.

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Ms. Meile-Anderson

My name is Nicole Meile-Anderson, I teach various social studies courses at Worthington High School. My family moved to Minnesota in January of 2019, we love what Minnesota has to offer! I graduated from Augustana University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education. Before teaching in Worthington I taught social studies for 11 years in an alternative high school in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. I was fortunate to join the Worthington High School Community in 2019. Some of my favorite things about working with high school students is making meaningful connections and building positive relationships. Go Trojans!

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Mr. Strouth

My name is Bernard Strouth and teach all Social Studies classes.

B.A. from Boise State University
 Major: Social Studies, Secondary Education Option
 Minor: Physical Education
 Master of Sports Science from the United States Sports Academy
 Sport Coaching

I began teaching at the ALC summer school in 1993 and night classes at the ALC in the fall of 1994. I started full time at the ALC in the fall of 1997.

The thing I enjoy the most about teaching is working with young people and watching them mature into young adults.

I am an assistant football coach at Minnesota West Community and Technical College.

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