About Our 8B Teachers

Ms. Guertin

Mrs. Oftedahl

Mr. Robelia

Hello! I am Mr. Robelia and I teach 8th grade English. I am originally from Rochester, MN and I graduated from Century High School there. After that, I attended Luther College in Decorah, IA where I graduated with a degree in Communication Studies and Nordic Studies in 2021. Immediately following that I attended Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA where I graduated in 2022 to earn a Masters Degree in Education with an English certification. I then moved back to my home state and began working here!
While I am not in school, I love spending time in the outdoors exploring various state parks and trails that Minnesota has to offer!

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Mrs. Ruppert

Hello, I’m Mrs. Ruppert.  I grew up in rural North Dakota. I graduated from NDSU in 1997 with a degree in Comprehensive Science Education with a minor in Biology. I earned my Masters in Educational Leadership in 2001. I began my teaching career in 1997 in Worthington, MN and am currently teaching 8th grade Science. I enjoy the unique personalities of middle school students.

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Mrs. Wintz

Hello! I’m Mrs. Wintz and I teach eighth grade math and algebra. I graduated from SVRLB High School and then went to the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities where I earned a degree in chemistry in 2009. After a few years of AmeriCorps and working in a lab, I attended Southwest Minnesota State University. I graduated in 2014 with a degree in math education and licensure in both chemistry and math. 

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with my large family, playing sports, and doing “all things Minnesota”: going to the lake, gardening, watching Gopher football, and listening to MPR.

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Mrs. Wolyniec

I’m Ms. Wolyniec. I currently teach 8th grade social studies, but I previously taught junior high ESL for four years and 6th grade reading, language arts, and social studies for 23 years here in Worthington. I have degrees in Sociology, Elementary Education, and Secondary Social Studies from Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa. I was a nanny in Washington D.C., taught English in Greece, and worked at a small private boarding school in New Hampshire prior to accepting employment in District 518 in 1995. I have traveled in 40 countries and I love learning about other cultures and meeting people from all over the world. My favorite things to do are working with my students and spending time with my two grown sons.

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