About Our Teachers

Mr. Barduson

I am Paul Barduson. I am from Pipestone, MN and I went to Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD and graduated in 2011. I teach ESL and Spanish at the high school. I started teaching in 2014 and I am also a golf coach for Worthington which I started in 2013. 

I got married in 2013 to my wife LeAnn who is also a teacher at WHS. My favorite hobbies are traveling and playing sports.

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Mrs. Rolfes

My name is Mrs. Patricia Rolfes and I currently teach Spanish 1, 2, Spanish for Spanish Speakers, and Independent Study Spanish 3. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree from Moorhead State University in 1995. From the fall of 1995 to the spring of 1998, I taught Spanish in and around International Falls, MN. I started working for the Worthington School district starting the fall of 1998. 

The thing I enjoy most about teaching, is being able to work with all levels of students and to be able to see “the light” go on for them when things start to make sense to them.

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Mrs. Rowe

My name is Deanna Rowe. I graduated from Mankato State University with BS teaching degrees in English and German. Later, I earned my Masters Degree from St. Scholastica, Duluth. I have been teaching since 1987, having taught in Lake Crystal, MN and Windom, MN before coming here in 2000. I currently teach British Literature, AP Literature, American Authors, Creative Writing, and German. I truly enjoy interacting with the students and watching them grow. 

One of my life’s greatest rewards is hearing from former students that I made a difference in their lives. My hobbies include reading, spending time at the lake, and attending the many sporting events and activities of my children.

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Mrs. Van Note

Hello, my name is Krista Van Note. I am an ESL teacher at Worthington High School. I began my teaching career right here in Worthington at the high school and middle school in the fall of 1999. At that time I taught Spanish and ESL. For the past few years, I have been a full time ESL teacher at the high school.

I received my teaching license in Spanish and English as a Second Language from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
 I have always enjoyed working with children. I enjoy watching the excitement in students as they learn a new language.

An interesting fact about me is that I love to go camping. My family and I spend every spare moment in the summer at our seasonal campsite. We enjoy fishing, swimming, and sitting around the campfire.

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