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Leah Branaugh

7th Grade Math

leah.branaugh@k12.sd.us

Head Coach Boys Soccer & Assistant Coach Boys Tennis

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Hello, my name is Leah Branaugh. I am entering into my 10th year of teaching. I spent 3 years teaching 6th - 8th ESL Math and have been teaching 7th grade math for the past 6 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 & Health 

sharon.engelhart@k12.sd.us

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Hi, I am Sharon Engelhart. I currently teach 7th grade Science and Health at  Huron Middle School. This is my 16th 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 

heidi.blue@k12.sd.us

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I am Heidi Blue and this will be my eighth 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

myranda.holtrop@k12.sd.us

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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 5th year of teaching with the last four years at HMS.  I'm married to my husband, Schuyler, who teaches 5th grade, and we have a son named Isaac. We enjoy spending time together  watching sports and attending athletic events--especially the Packers and USD.

Kristi Winegar

7th Language Arts

kristi.winegar@k12.sd.us

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Hello! My name is Kristi Winegar and I will be entering my 15th 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 9th grader and Carli who is going in to 6th grade. I am very excited to get this school year started!

Carson Britzman

7th Grade Geography

Carson.britzman@k12.sd.us

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Brittany McClanahan

7th Grade ELA

Brittany.McClanahan@k12.sd.us

 

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Brice Anderson

7th Grade Math

brice.anderson@k12.sd.us

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Mr. Anderson is going into his 20th year of teaching.  Originally from Carthage, SD, Mr. Anderson graduated high school from Howard High School and then played football at the University of Sioux Falls before graduating from Dakota State University.  Mr. Anderson taught 5 years in the Benson Unified School District in Benson, AZ and the spent 13 years teaching in the Washoe County School District in Reno, NV.  Mr. Anderson is in his 2nd year of teaching at the Huron Middle School and is also a High School Football and Basketball coach.  Mr. Anderson and his wife have two children and an olde English Bulldog named Dexter.

Amanda Katzenberger

Developmental Learning Classroom 6-8

Amanda.katzenberger@k12.sd.us

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I am Amanda Katzenberger, I grew up in Rapid City South Dakota and graduated from St. Thomas More High School. I then proceeded to attend Northern State University, Go Wolves! While at Northern State University I was able to obtain my bachelors degrees in Elementary and Special Education. As I was looking for teaching positions I applied at the Huron School District in 2013 and was hired. During my time working for the Huron School District I have taught Middle School Special Education, 18-21 Transition Program and High School Resource Room. I also coach the Huron School District’s Special Olympics Team. I am excited to be back at the Middle School this year teaching Special Education in the DLC Room. I look forward to meeting all of my students. Go Tigers!  

Claire Gilbert

7th Grade Math

Claire.gilbert@k12.sd.us

 

Hello! My name is Claire Gilbert. I graduated from Northern State University this past May with a Bachelor’s degree in K-8 education and a minor in psychology. In 2019, I graduated from Huron High School. Huron has been my home for the majority of my life, and I am so excited to have the opportunity to be coming back to pursue my passion of teaching. Outside of school, I like to stay busy with crafts, going outside, and making endless Pinterest boards. I am positive this year is going to be filled with many positive opportunities!

Tyler VanWyhe

7th/8th Grade ELA

Tyler.vanwyhe@k12.sd.us

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My name is Tyler VanWyhe, and I will be teaching 7th/8th grade Language Arts.  After graduating from Huron High School in 2006, I received my bachelor’s degree in psychology at South Dakota State University in 2010.  I worked in the field of mental health for over nine years, and I attained a master’s degree in social work from the University of South Dakota in 2020.  I decided to pursue a career in education and enjoyed working as a Para-Educator the past two years at Huron Middle School.  I am grateful and excited to begin new teaching endeavors with the Huron School District.

Cory Weeks

7th Grade Geography

Cory.weeks@k12.sd.us

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I am Cory Weeks. I graduated from Watertown in 2016 and from Northern State University in 2021. I am teaching 7th grade Geography. I am coaching football this year. I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with friends and family.

Taylor Ryan

7th/8th Grade Science and 7th Grade Geography

Taylor.Ryan@k12.sd.us

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Hello! I'm Taylor Ryan and I will be teaching 7th and 8th grade science this 2022-2023 school year. This will be my first year in the Huron School District. I am originally from Webster, SD.  I have recently graduated from the SDSU/DSU coop birth-8th grade program. I am eager to meet everyone and I look forward to seeing you all in the fall!