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!
6-8th Physical Education
Girls Basketball Coach and Assistant Track Coach
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.
6th Grade Keyboarding, 7th Grade Writing,
8th Grade Careers, 6th Grade STRIPES
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.
6-8th Physical Education
Head Gymnastics Coach, Assistant Cross Country Coach and 7th Grade Boys Track Coach
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.
6-8th Art and Student Council Advisor
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.
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!