About Our 6B Teachers

Mr. Burns

Scott Burns is a Worthington native. After graduation, I attended Worthington Community College, and then went on to Mankato State University. At Mankato I earned a degree in history and obtained my MN teacher license.

I have had a wide variety of teaching experiences over the course of my career. I began teaching in 1986 at a private school in Savage, MN. My wife Karen and I then moved to the iron range, where I taught history in Tower, MN. We returned to southwestern MN in 1998 when Karen took a position at Worthington Regional Hospital. I went back to school and completed a special education licensure. I then taught in the Windom school system for six years as a special education teacher.

Since 2005 I have been teaching at Worthington Middle School.

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Mrs. Hibma

My name is Mrs. Hibma, and I am a 6th grade science teacher. I received my Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Southwest Minnesota State University in Marsall, MN. I then received my Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership through Winona State University.

While working on my Master’s Degree, I taught fifth grade in Rochester, MN. Then I was hired as a fifth grade teacher by District 518 in 1995. That means I have taught fifth grade ever since I’ve been out of college! For two years, I also had the opportunity to help teach a Master’s Degree program in Worthington during the weekends through Southwest Minnesota State University.

I love working with sixth grade students! They have a great attitude, and they get my jokes! They are enthusiastic learners who are ready to comprehend in-depth content. I love seeing my students’ faces light up when they have learned something new. It is fun to watch them gain self-confidence as they acquire new skills.

As the mother of a son and twin daughters, I have learned to value education in and out of the school setting. My husband and I love to take our kids on trips during the summer so we can all gain exposure to various areas!

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Mrs. Pass

I grew up in Worthington and attended school here. I went to Mankato State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education. St. Mary’s University is where I received my Master of Arts degree in Education.
 I have twenty-seven years of teaching experience and have taught in District 518 since 2007.
 I enjoy spending time with my family members and love to read.

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Ms. Reisch

My name is Ms. Reisch. I teach 6th grade math at Worthington Middle School and became part the district in the fall of 2015. I am also part of the EDGE after school program and coach middle school softball. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education (K-6) with minors in Middle Level Mathematics (5-8) and coaching from Winona State University, Winona, MN in 2013. After graduation I worked at Adrian Elementary for a year as a paraprofessional and substitute teacher as needed.

I grew up and currently live in Luverne, MN and love doing anything that involves being outside. I enjoy helping students learn new things and seeing the smile on their face when they understand it.

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Mrs. Schaefer

Hi, My name is Mrs. Schaefer. I have been teaching in Worthington since 1998. I first started teaching second grade at Central Elementary. I taught second and third grade at Prairie Elementary. I have enjoyed the elementary level and now look forward to new experiences at the Middle School. I received my Bachelors Degree from SMSU in 1996. In 2005 I received my Masters Degree from SMU. 

I grew up in Worthington and am excited to be teaching in my hometown. My husband and I enjoy going to the Trojan sporting events with our two daughters, Madison and Regan.

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