About Our 7B Teachers

Mr. Barber

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.

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Mr. Berndgen

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.

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Ms. Makela

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.

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Ms. Werder

Hi my name is Caitlin Werder and I am a ELL teacher for both 7th and 8th grade. I received my degree in teaching English as a second language from Bethel University in 2012. The last three years I taught ELl students in Wisconsin. 

I love teaching students because I get to learn so much from them, as they do from me! I love to travel and have had the opportunity to study abroad in Fiji and visit other places such as Germany, Austria, France, and Great Britain. I am also the dance team coach and love that I get to continue to do something that I so dearly love.

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