About Our 7B Teachers
I have been working for District 518 since 1991. I received my Social Studies degree from Mankato State University and my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Southwest State University. If you would like to know more about me, please come and talk to me. I’d be more than happy to share my knowledge and expertise with you.
My name is Mr. Berndgen and I teach 7th grade Math at Worthington Middle School. I have been working for District 518 since 2012. I received my Associate in Arts Degree from Central Lakes College and my Bachelor of Science Degree from Bemidji State University. Outside of school I enjoy spending time at my family cabin and watching sports.
Hello! I am Mrs. Doerr, the new 7th grade and 8th grade science teacher at Worthington Middle School. This is my 5th year teaching. I am a graduate from the University of Sioux Falls and I was born and raised in Southwest Minnesota around Luverne, MN. I have taught middle school science the last for years. I have previously taught in Mitchell, South Dakota, Pipestone, Minnesota, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In my free time, I am spending time with my family and 4 pets.
I was born and raised in MN, I attended Southwest MN state university and received a BS in Education. After graduation I moved to California, where I taught math for 18 years. While in CA, I received my Masters in mathematics curriculum from Concordia University. I recently moved back to Windom, to be closer to my children and my grandson. I am currently teaching 7th and 8th grade mathematics at WMS.
Hello! My name is Mrs. Leuthold. I started teaching 7th grade ESL with District 518 in the fall of 2012. I graduated with my undergraduate in education from the University of Sioux Falls in 2012 and I graduated with my masters of ESL from Western Governors University in 2015. My high school diploma is from Adrian, MN but I am excited to finally be able to call myself a Trojan. It is such blessing to be able to teach in Worthington. I believe that teaching is an opportunity to make an impact, and that all students should have the chance to make and reach goals. I set expectations for all children to succeed, and take on the responsibility of helping them meet those expectations. My door is always open, come in if you ever need something.
Hi, my name is Erin Makela, and I am originally from Royalton, MN. In 2009, I graduated from Luther College. I started teaching internationally in 2010 at the American School of Kosova, where I taught 5th-8th grade Language Arts. After two years in Kosova, I taught middle and high school English and Writing for a year. I am excited to be teaching 7th grade English and excited to be back in Minnesota.
My name is Jill Spiegelhoff. My first year teaching at Worthington Middle School as an Intervention teacher was 2014. I taught for more than ten years in other school districts in Wisconsin before we relocated in Minnesota. I have my Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Purdue University and my Master of Science degree in Environmental Education from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point. I have taught grades 5-8 in the areas of math, science, reading, and social studies. No matter what the grade or subject area it is always exciting to see the moment when students are able to show they understand something new.
During my free time I enjoy outdoor activities including gardening, camping, and nature photography.