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Heather Sieh

Counselor 

heather.sieh@k12.sd.us

 

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Hi everyone! My name is Heather Sieh and I am the counselor here at Huron Middle School. 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. 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. 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 new and current students, parents, and the staff here at Huron Middle School! I am looking forward to a great year!​

 

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Tim Buddenhagen
6-8th Physical Education 

Girls Basketball Coach and Assistant Track Coach 

tim.buddenhagen@k12.sd.us

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This is my 35th  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 am currently coaching Girls' Basketball and also help out with the varsity track program.  I was also very lucky to be the head football and boys' 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.

Tatym Zins

FACS
 
tatym.zins@k12.sd.us
 
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Hi! My name is Tatym Zins and this is my first year at Huron Middle School teaching Family and Consumer Sciences. I grew up in Fulda, Minnesota and earned my BS in Family and Consumer Sciences Education at South Dakota State University in 2020.
 
I enjoy playing piano, singing, crafting, sewing, reading, and spending time with my seven nieces and nephews. I am very excited to begin teaching here in Huron and I cannot wait to meet all of the students and staff!
 
 
 

Tammy Barnes

 6th Grade Keyboarding, 7th Grade Writing, 

8th Grade Careers, 6th Grade STRIPES

tammy.barnes@k12.sd.us

 

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Hi, my name is Tammy Barnes. I am currently teaching 6th grade vocabulary, 7th grade writing, and 8th grade careers.  My husband John and I have 4 children and 5 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 10 years ago and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to be teaching at Huron Middle School.

Julie King
6-8th Physical Education

Head Gymnastics Coach, Assistant Cross Country Coach and 7th Grade Boys Track Coach 

julie.m.king@k12.sd.us

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I currently teach 6th-8th Physical Education. This is my 30th 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 gymnastics coach, assistant cross country coach and the 7th grade boys track coach.

Michelle Johnson

6-8th Art and Student Council Advisor

michelle.johnson@k12.sd.us

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I am excited to start my 24th year as the 6th -8th grade Art teacher at HMS.  I look forward to encouraging the students to explore mediums, create projects and grow in their creativity. 
I am also the middle school Student Council Advisor and enjoy guiding students in a leadership role. 

 

Akina Decker

Social Worker

akina.decker@k12.sd.us

 

 

 

 Hello! My name is Akina Decker and I am the social worker here at Huron Middle School. My husband, Tyson, and I were married in 2015 and we have a 1-year-old little boy named Elliott. I grew up in McKinney, TX and moved to Huron in 2009. I graduated high school from James Valley Christian school in 2011. I received my undergraduate degree in Psychology from SDSU in 2015 and my master’s degree in Social Work in 2020 from the University of North Dakota. Outside of school, I enjoy spending time with my family, photography, singing, and playing sports. I am excited for this year and look forward to getting to know all of the staff and students at HMS!

 

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