Huron School District #2-2




Tim Buddenhagen

7th Grade Stripes & Physical Education



 This is my 30th year teaching in the Huron School District.  My most recent teaching assignment is 6th-8th grade Physical Education. I have been active in this role since 2000.  Some of you may remember me as an 8th grade American History teacher.  I held that position from 1987-2000.  

I also coach in our school district.  I have been head boys’ basketball coach for the past 15 years and also help out with the varsity track program.  I was also very lucky to be the head football and girls’ basketball coach and assist in the Cross Country program with legendary coach Roger Loecker.  I have been very fortunate to work with a lot of outstanding students during my teaching and coaching career.

My wife Shelly is the Director of the Nordby Center for Recreation and she is the head volleyball coach in Huron.  We have 3 fantastic children.  Jordan and TyAnn are Huron graduates of 2008 and 2011 and Tenley is currently attending Huron High School.


Julie King

6-8th Physical Education 

8th Grade STRIPES



I currently teach 6th-8th physical education.  This is my 26th year at Huron Middle School.  I have had the opportunity to encourage Huron Middle School students to enjoy fitness and learn about sportsmanship.

Coaching is another passion of mine.  I am the Head Coach of the Huron Gymnastics team.  I have been coaching gymnastics in Huron for 26 years.  Thirteen of those years I spent judging gymnastics along with coaching the Huron Middle School team.

I am also the assistant Cross Country coach.  I have had the great opportunity to work with runners in Huron for nine years. 


Tammy Barnes

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

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.


Michelle Johnson

7th grade STRIPES and 6-8th Art


I currently teach 6th, 7th and 8th grade art and 7th grade STRIPES.  I am also the HMS Student Council advisor.  I enjoy encouraging and working with students to be creative and to step outside of their “box.”

My husband, Paul and I live in Wolsey, SD.  We have three adult sons, a daughter-in-law and feel very fortunate that they have chosen careers that have kept them close to home.
I am excited for my 21st year of teaching in the Huron School District.

Heather Sieh





Hi everyone! My name is Heather Sieh and I am the counselor here at Huron Middle School and also an 8th grade stripes teacher. I grew up in Florence, SD. I have three sisters and am the second oldest in my family. After graduating high school I moved to Aberdeen and I lived there for  11 years until I moved to Huron in August of this year.  I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Sociology with specializations in Human Services and Criminal Justice in 2009 and I just graduated with my master’s degree in School Counseling in May 2015. This will be my first year as a school counselor! I have 5 ½ years of experience working with children and families outside of the school setting but I am looking forward to my experience here in Huron! Outside of school I like to spend time with my family, especially my three nephews. In my spare time I also like to sing, travel, go to amusement parks, go to concerts, shop, exercise, play sports (especially basketball, volleyball, and softball) and spend time with friends. I am looking forward to getting to know students, parents, and the staff here at Huron Middle School! I believe this will be the best job I have had yet and am looking forward to a great year!​


Teresa Smith

Vocal Music & General Music




 My name is Teresa Smith and I am the vocal music and general music teacher here at Huron Middle School. I am also in charge of our middle school fall play. I am starting my 28th year of teaching and I have been at HMS since 1999. 

On weekends, you can find me at my church where I'm the music director. 

I have three children. Two of them are grown and have exciting careers. My third is a student at HHS. 

My husband and I have been married for nearly 28 years. We enjoy spending time at the river going fishing and spending time with our family. 



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!