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Leah Branaugh

7th Grade Math & Geography

Head Coach Boys Soccer & Assistant Coach Boys Tennis

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Hello, my name is Leah Branaugh. I am entering into my 9th year of teaching. I spent 3 years teaching 6th - 8th ESL Math and have been teaching 7th grade math for the past 5 years. I am originally from Yankton, SD. I graduated from USD with degrees in Elementary Education and Business Management and received my Masters degree from Northern State University. I stay busy in the fall coaching the Varsity Boys Soccer team and in the spring as the assistant Boys Tennis Coach. When I have spare time, I enjoy playing tennis, going for walks, playing golf, and spending time with my family and friends. I am looking forward to a great year at HMS! Go Tigers!

Sharon Engelhart

7th Grade Science & Geography Teacher

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Hi, I am Sharon Engelhart. I currently teach 7th grade Science and Geography at  Huron Middle School. This is my 15th year at Huron Middle School. Prior to this, I taught 6, 7, and 8th grade Math and Science in Mobridge, SD for seven years. Before that, I spent two years in Anoka, MN teaching math and geography. In addition to my teaching duties, I have been a SIOP Coach. As a coach I help other teachers meet the needs of English Language Learners in their classrooms. I earned my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education with Middle School Endorsements in Science, Math, Social Sciences, and Language Arts. I received my Master's Degree in Teaching and Learning from Northern State University in Aberdeen. 

Heidi Blue

7th Grade Science & Health

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I am Heidi Blue and this will be my seventh year of teaching Science and Health at Huron Middle School. I am an Assistant Athletic Trainer for the school district as well. I got my Bachelor's Degree from Huron University and my Master's Degree from Adams State College in Colorado. I am married and have two kids (Oliver is 9 and Harper is 7). I can't wait to have a successful year with my students!

Myranda Holtrop

7th grade Language Arts/Reading

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Hello! My name is Myranda Holtrop. I am currently teaching 7th grade Language Arts/Reading and coaching the girls' varsity soccer team.  This is my 4th year of teaching with the last three years at HMS.  I got married this past summer to my husband, Schuyler, who teaches 5th grade.  We enjoy spending time together  watching sports and attending athletic events--especially the Packers and USD.

Kristi Winegar

7th Language Arts

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Hello! My name is Kristi Winegar and I will be entering my 13th year teaching at Huron Middle School. Before that I taught 5th and 6th grade students for five years. I earned my Bachelors in K-8 education from Northern State University and my Masters in Teaching and Learning from Southwest Minnesota State. I am married to my huaband, Jim, and we have two children, Riley who is a 7th grader and Carli who is going in to 4th grade. I am very excited to get this school year started!

Carson Britzman

8th Grade History/7th Grade Geography

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Kris Lavallee

Social Learning Classroom

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  I’m Kris Lavallee, I graduated with an MA in Special Education from USD - Go Yotes! This will be my 4th year teaching in Huron, with the prior three years at the high school. My wife teaches art at the high school, and my son will be in 4th grade this fall. I dabble in crossfit, but soccer is my favorite way to stay fit. I also love spending time in the kitchen — just learned sourdough starter — and playing guitar.