Back L-R: Brandon Greenfield, Robb Kolodziej, Adam Schroeder, Judy Garness, Laura Kuisle
New staff at Hayfield schools was introduced at the annual breakfast sponsored by Brownsdale and Hayfield chamber members on Tuesday, August 27 at the Brownsdale Elementary School. Superintendent Ron Evjen introduced them with the following brief background information.
"Emily Pennington and Ruth Kruger are both going to be paraprofessionals.
"Chandra Gabbert will be the new DCD Special Education teacher at the high school. Chandra is a 2013 graduate of Winona State University. Chandra did her student teaching in Rochester and St. Charles Schools.
"Amanda Gafkjen is a graduate of North Central University. She has spent the last four years teaching 7th grade English at Lincoln Middle School in El Paso, Texas. She will be teaching English at the high school.
"Judy Garness will be the new secretary at Brownsdale, replacing Tanya Rieken who has transferred to Hayfield Elementary. Judy is a graduate of Hayfield Schools, as well as all of her five children.
"Brandon Greenfield is a 2010 graduate of Mankato State University. He has spent the last two years teaching in Phoenix, Arizona. Brandon will be teaching English in the high school.
"Hilary Johnson is a 2013 graduate of Winona State University. She did her student teaching in Rochester. Hilary will be teaching third grade at Brownsdale.
"Robb Kolodziej comes from Oscelo, Wisc. where he has spent the last two years teaching science. Robb graduated from the University of Wisc. at Stevens Point and will be teaching science this year for a teacher on leave at the high school.
"Laura Kuisle is a 2013 graduate from Concordia College in Moorhead. She did her student teaching at Moorhead High School. Laura will be teaching English at the high school.
"Kiah Solberg is a 2013 graduate from Luther College. Kiah did her student teaching at Pine Island and Kasson Mantorville schools. Kiah will be teaching kindergarten at Brownsdale for a teacher on leave.
"Adam Schroeder is a graduate of Byron High School and of Winona State University. Adam has been doing some substitute teaching around the area for the last few years. Adam will be teaching elementary physical education at Hayfield."
There will be more on the new Hayfield teachers in a future issue of the Star Herald.