About Our Teachers
My name is Mr. Andersen, but most of my students call me Mr. A. I have taught 5th grade through 12th grade bands, but most of my experience has been with middle school students. I graduated from South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree, and a Master’s Degree in Tuba Performance from the University of South Dakota.
I started teaching in the Worthington School District at the middle school in 2002. I had previously taught from 1980 through 1989 at Clark, South Dakota, and from 1989 through 2001 at Canton, South Dakota. Professionally I belong to Minnesota Educators Association (MEA), Minnesota Band Directors Association (MBDA), and Minnesota Jazz Educators Association (MNJEA). I play tuba in the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and electric bass with the Sioux City Symphony and South Dakota Jazz Orchestra.
Hello, I’m Mrs. Jenson. I started working as a music teacher in Worthington in 1996. I direct fifth grade band and teach 5th grade and 7th grade General Music. I earned my Music Degree from North Dakota State University in Fargo and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Southwest State in Marshall. Teaching music is rewarding and it is exciting to watch students grow in their musicality from year to year.
My name is Mr. Paulsen. I graduated from Concordia College (Moorhead, MN) on May 1st, 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Education. I am currently teaching 5-8 Orchestra in Worthington, MN. My primary instrument is saxophone and secondary is oboe.
Hello! My name is Ms. Peterson, and I teach choir and general music at Worthington Middle School. I am originally from the Twin Cities area. I graduated from St. Olaf College in 2021 with a Bachelors of Music in Vocal Music Education. I enjoy spending time outdoors, and love a good coffee shop. It is my job to give my students the tools and knowledge to be lifelong musicians!