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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Mrs. Doerr

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.

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Mrs. Leuthold

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.

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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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Mrs. Stofferan

My name is Mrs. Stofferan. I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education, with a concentration in middle school math. I also have a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. I have been a middle school math teacher for my entire teaching career. I have taught in grades 5-8. A fun fact about me is that I attended school in Worthington from Kindergarten to Grade 12. I enjoyed growing up in the district so much that I decided I wanted to teach here.

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