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Tim Buddenhagen
6-8th Physical Education 

Girls Basketball Coach and Assistant Track Coach

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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.

Tammy Barnes

 6th Grade Keyboarding, 7th Grade Writing, 

8th Grade Careers, 6th Grade STRIPES

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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

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I currently teach 6th-8th Physical Education. I have been teaching at HMS for over 30 years!  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

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I am excited to start my 25th 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

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 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 two boys, Elliot and Emmett. 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. 



Bonnie Bartholow

Project Lead the Way


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Hello! My name is Bonnie Bartholow and I will be entering my 22nd year in education. I was a 6th grade science and social studies teacher at the Huron Middle School before spending the last 4 years as the Instructional Coach at the Washington 4/5 Center. I will now be implementing Project Lead the Way (PLTW) to all 6th -8th grade students. This is an exciting time as PLTW is a wonderful hands-on STEM program. It will be a wonderful year of exploration into skills the students will use throughout school as well as the rest of their lives! 



Jamie Cutshaw 






Hello. My name is Jamie Cutshaw and I teach CTE courses for grades 6-8. 



Jamie Holforty






Hello. My name is Jamie Holforty and I teach FACS courses for grades 6-8. 



Taylor Kevan

Social Worker




 Hello! My name is Taylor Kevan and I am a School Social Worker for Huron Middle School.