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Shari Lord

8th Grade Science & History


Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!!  I am excited for another year at Huron Middle School.  I am currently teaching 8th Grade science and history.  


This year marks my 18th year of teaching!  Past teaching experiences include teaching three years at Iroquois School District teaching 6th   grade reading, language arts, social studies, and science and 7th grade reading.  I also taught for one year at Washington Elementary in the 4th grade and one year teaching 6th grade reading and science at HMS!    


I graduated from Webster High School in Webster, SD.  I earned my B.S. in Elementary Education with middle school endorsements in social studies, language arts, and science from Northern State University as well as a Masters in Teaching and Learning from Northern State University.


On a personal note my husband Rob and I have three amazing children!  Emily, is a freshman at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, SD pursing her RN degree; Spencer, is a junior at Huron High School  and Madelynn is a freshman at Huron High School.


I look forward to a great 2018-19 school year!









Lisa Kissner 

8th Math/Sheltered Math 

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year!!  I am excited for another year at Huron Middle School.  I am currently teaching 8th Grade Math and 8th Grade Sheltered Math.  

My past teaching experiences include 6th-7th Sheltered Math, 6th-7th Sheltered Social Studies, 7th Grade Math; 6th Grade Math, Social Studies, and Reading.  I am also active with coaching 7th Grade Volleyball, Basketball, and Track.  

I have a B.S. in Elementary Education with a Math minor from Northern State University, Masters in Curriculum & Technology and a K-12 Math Specialist Endorsement from Black Hills State University.   I currently am on the board as Treasurer fro South Dakota Association for Middle Level Educators (SDAMLE) and enjoy presenting around the state for professional development as time allows.  

Follow the activities of my class on Twitter!!   Follow @KissnerMath




Kristi Winegar

8th Language Arts


Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!!  I am currently teaching 8th Grade Language Arts/Reading. 


I am excited to be entering my 16th year of teaching!  Before teaching in 8th Grade, I taught 7th grade Language Arts/Reading at HMS for 9 years.  Prior to that I taught 5th grade for three years at the old K-5 Buchanan school here in Huron. I also taught for two years in Hemingford, NE teaching a combined 5th/6th grade. 


I graduated from Hitchcock High School in Hitchcock, SD and obtained my B.S. in Elementary Education with middle school endorsements in social studies and language arts from Northern State University.  I also have my Masters in Teaching and Learning from Northern State University as well.


I look forward to a great 2018-19 school year!






Becki Stoddard

7th and 8th Grade Math


Hi! I am Mrs. Stoddard, one of the 8th grade math teachers at Huron Middle School. My full name is Rebecca Ann Koch Stoddard, however I have always gone by Becki .

I have been teaching in some capacity for 36 years. I have taught several different subjects, such as physical education, science, social studies and most often math, which is my joy, & am highly qualified in all these areas.

On a personal level, I have been lucky to be married to the same man for 36 ½ years. What a joy we have experienced together, my husband Jack and I have raised three beautiful and responsible children. They are all grown up and have great lives of their own. I have also been blessed with three awesome grand children, Remi, Wyatt and Teddy. They are beautiful, exciting and loving, (just ask me, I will brag as long as you let me) and I spend as much time with them as possible.

I love teaching 8th grade math at Huron Middle School. At HMS we have a fantastic 8th grade team of teachers, and they help me learn something new every week. 

My future plan is to continue to teach for at least a few more years. I have always had a passion for learning and sharing that passion with my students, and peers. I feel fortunate that my vocation has given me such joy. Hey, if you have an opportunity to come to the middle school, come see us in 8th grade math and say hi.




Janet Christenson

8th English Language Arts/Reading
The sounds of learning can be heard at Huron Middle School and I am happy to be a part of it.  I have a B.A. from Augustana University in Elementary and Special Education.  I have enjoyed teaching middle level learners for most of my teaching career in a variety of settings and locations including in Watertown, SD as well as previously here at Huron Middle School.  I am excited to be working with 8th graders this year to refine their reading and writing skills.  It is my goal to help students to develop the skills they will need to become life-long learners.

Jessica Dawson

8th Math/Algebra 1


Hi, all! My name is a Jessica Dawson. I am excited to join the team at the Huron Middle School as the 8th Grade Math and Algebra 1 teacher. 


I grew up on a farm outside the small town of Artesian, South Dakota. I graduated from Sanborn Central in 2014. After high school graduation, I attended Dakota State University where I recently graduated with a B.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education and a minor in K-12 Educational Technology. I currently live in Howard, SD with my husband, Nathan.


I am looking forward to a great school year!


Follow my website for class notes and updates:




Colleen Jensen

7th/8th ESL

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!  I am excited for another year at Huron Middle School.  It is an honor and privilege to work with the great students and staff here!  

I am currently teaching 7thand 8thgrade Sheltered Science, 7thand 8thgrade English as a New Language(ENL) and English Language Arts (ELA), and a brand new class called STEM where we pursue Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics partnered with Project Based Learning!

This year marks my twenty-fourth year in teaching! For over 30 years I have been committed to the Destination Imagination program (formerly Odyssey of the Mind), and providing an environment where kids can ‘think outside the box’, use divergent instead of convergent thinking, foster creative problem solving, all within a great challenge program that meets and exceeds Common Core, STEM, and 21stCentury standards and benchmarks. 

My most precious gift is my husband of 46 years, five wonderful and accomplished adult children and their spouses, and 14 beautiful and intelligent grandchildren (just ask me if you would like more detail as to their perfection!).

My motto is, “The Impossible Dream…isn’t”…and I believe it to be true, as our students follow their dreams and fulfill their potential!  Thank you for this wonderful opportunity!



Tammy Barnes

6th Grade Keyboarding, 7th Grade Writing, 
8th Grade Career

8th Grade STRIPES


Hi, my name is Tammy Barnes.  I am currently teaching 6th grade keyboarding, 7th grade writing, and 8th grade careers.  My husband John and I have 4 children and 4 grandsons.  We raised our children in Miller, SD where I taught for several years.  Before teaching I worked with Cornerstones Career Learning Center as a School to Work facilitator in the Miller school district,which gave me a great foundation for teaching my 8th grade career class. We moved to Huron 5 years ago and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to be teaching at Huron Middle School.




Julie King

6-8th Physical Education 

8th Grade STRIPES


Hi!  My name is Julie King. I have taught at the Huron Middle school for 25 years. I currently teach 6-8 physical education. I am also the head gymnastics coach and the assistant cross country coach. I have three daughters and a granddaughter. I graduated from SDSU go Jacks!! 


Amanda Katzenberger

Middle School DLC & Huron Special Olympics



I am currently a Special Education Teacher at Huron Middle School. I enjoy working with a variety of students.  I received my B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education from Northern State University in 2012. I also am the head coach for the Huron Special Olympic Team that participates in the following sports: bowling, basketball, cheerleading, swimming, track and field and soccer. I also have had the opportunity to take athletes from Huron school district to compete at USA games which is the National Tournament for Special Olympics in Seattle, Washington during the summer of 2018. I enjoy watching and helping students to be successful in all environments.

For updates about my classroom or the Special Olympics Team follow me on Twitter @HMSMissKDLC.



Jessica Rodacker  

8th Grade STRIPES
Hey everyone! My name is Jessica Rodacker and I am so lucky to bring FACS classes back to the Huron Middle School! My first year teaching in Huron, I am teaching FACS to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade.
I grew up in Webster, South Dakota and went to college at South Dakota State University. My husband, Christian, and I moved back to Huron (his hometown) in May and have decided to call it home. This is my fourth year teaching and I am so excited to see where this program can go!