(507) 477-3235 9 Sixth Ave SE, Hayfield, MN 55940

Hayfield Community Schools

Home of Viking Pride


Get to know the staff that makes Hayfield so great



Sheila Andersen

Elementary ParaProfessional
Hometown: Kasson
Family: daughter, Hannah
Words to live by: Be healthy
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Kellie Baker

High School Art Teacher

Hometown: Henderson, MN
Family: Husband Dominique, Daughter Oakley
Words to live by: Life is an adventure. Don’t forget to enjoy it!

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Brian Bartley

Systems Administrator

Hometown: West Bend, WI
Family: Wife Susan, 4 children, 4 grandchildren Thomas, Molly, George & Maeva
Words to live by: If you do the right thing, it never comes back to haunt you later.

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Jamie Beck

Elementary Special Education Teacher

Hometown: Austin, MN
Family: wife Lori, daughter Isabel, sons Isaac and Jack
Words to live by: “Maybe you’re tired as a dog because you growled all day”

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Jessika Beucler

Ag Teacher

Hometown: Faribault MN
Family: Parents; Gary and Terry, sister Nikki
Words to live by: “”Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” -Francis of Assisi

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Kelly Birkett

High School Science Teacher

Hometown: Boothwyn, PA
Family: Husband Craig, son Thomas, daughter Elise, cat Sushi
Words to live by: Try not to live with reget. Accept the past, learn from it and allow it to shape your future self.

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Jessica Borsenberger

High School Science Teacher

Hometown: Mankato, MN
Family: Husband John, Owen-6, Luke 18 mo
Words to Live By: Believe in the Possibilities!

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Mark Carlson

5th grade Teacher

Hometown: Warren, MN
Family: Mrs. Carlson
Words to live by: Teachers have a world of knowledge to share, passed on to students with love & care.

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Mary Carlson

3rd grade Teacher

Hometown: Warren, MN
Family: Mr. Carlson
Words to live by: “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

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Julie Clayton

Elementary Paraprofessional

Hometown: Brownsdale, MN
Family: husband Ross, sons Kyle and Kory, daughter-in-law Desiare, grandson Riley, Annie (Black lab).
Words to live by: Live each day like there won’t be a tomorrow.

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Kathy Connelly

High School Counselor

Hometown: Anoka, MN
Family: husband Kevin, son Ryan, daughter Meghan.
Words to live by: “Do unto others as you shall have them do unto you.” The Golden Rule

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Sally Conroy

Speech Clinician

Hometown: Stanley, WI
Family: husband Dennis, children Kelsey , Nathan  and Hannah
Words to live by: Always put forth your best effort!

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Misty Crable

Elementary Special Education Teacher

Hometown: Kasson- Mantorville
Family: Husband: Dave, Kids: Cohyn: 10, Harper: 8, Morgan: 6, Jasey: 4, 3 Dogs: Juddy, Tully, Stark
Words to live by: Keep Moving Forward -Walt Disney 

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Becky Dahle

Elementary Paraprofessional

Words to live by: 

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Marty Dick

High School Social Studies Teacher

Hometown: St. Thomas, ND
Family: wife Kristi, Son Christopher, Daughter Taylor,  chocolate lab “Wrigley”, yellow lab “Whitney”
Words to live by: Enjoy life!!

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Rachel Dublin

SACC Coordinator

Hometown: Hayfield,MN
Family: Husband Tom,  son Dominic and daughter Ali
Words to live by: Live for today not tomorrow

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Bill Emerick

High School Head Custodian

Hometown: Hayfield, MN
Family: 2 sons , 1 daughter
Words to live by: Have a little fun each day.

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Colleen Fish

Elementary Kindergarten Teacher

Hometown: Brownsdale, MN
Family: Husband, mom Eileen; dad Mike; brother Chad; sister Steph; nieces Paige, Lillie and McKenna; nephews Avery and Jacob
Words to live by: Life is like a symphony, it all depends on how you conduct it!

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Liz Fjerstad

Elementary Music Teacher

Hometown: Harmony, MN
Family:  Husband Richard, step children, Andrew & Amelia. Grand-daughter, Natalie
Words to live by: Smile! It increases your face value!

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Lois Gebhardt

Elementary Paraprofessional

Hometown: Waltham, MN
Family: husband Bob, daughter Kate, son Dan
Words to live by: Live each day to the fullest & never regret saying I love you.

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Sara Gillette


Hometown: Blooming Prairie, MN
Family: Husband Ryan, Son William and twins Steve & Betsy.
Words to live by: always give 110%, 100% of the time. Stay positive, no matter what.

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Joe Goldman

Hayfield Special Education Teacher

Hometown: Austin, MN
Family: mom Janice, dad David, sister Staci, brother-in-law Norm, nephew Cayden
Words to live by: Hope is a good thing, and good things are worth hoping for.

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Dorien Grav

High School Business Education Teacher

Hometown: Westbrook, MN
Family: husband Matt, daughters Amanda  and Emily , son Nathan
Words to live by: Success is getting what you want; happiness is wanting what you get.

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Brandon Greenfield

High School English Teacher

Hometown: Byron, MN

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Sarah Gunderson

1st Grade Teacher, 9th Grade Volleyball Coach

Hometown: Hayfield, mn
Family: Husband Lee
Words to live by: if you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it!

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Shane Hahn


Hometown: Waltham, MN
Family: wife Amy, sons Braden & Jaxon

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Jamie Hansen

School Social Worker

Hometown: Fort Atkinson, WI
Family: Husband Sam, son Lucas, twin daughters Molly & Emily
Words to live by: Life is good!

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Ron Hansen

High School Special Education (EBD) Teacher

Hometown: Albert Lea, MN
Family: single
Words to live by: Get busy living!

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Peter Hayes

High School Phy-Ed/Health Teacher

Hometown: Monticello, MN
Family: Not married
Words to live by: 1) If you’re early, you’re on time, if you’re on time, you’re late, if you’re late, you’re forgotten!
2) Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility, value others above yourself.

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Molly Heydt

Kindergarten Teacher

Hometown: Hayfield, MN
Family: husband Brad, children Madison, Jack & Natalee
Words to live by: You can never do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it may be too late.

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Laura Hoebing

High School English Teacher

Hometown: Springfield, MN
Family: husband Ben and dog Eddie
Words to live by: “A fool doth think he is wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.” -William Shakespeare

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John Howe

Pre-K-12 Assistant Principal

Hometown: Winona, MN
Family: wife Rachael, 2 daughers Laura & Janet
Words to live by: Believe in yourself and others will believe in you.

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Rebecca Jennings

Special Education Coordinator

Hometown: Kasson, MN

Family: husband Clint, daughter Grace and son Tanner

Words to live by: Blessed are they who see beautiful things in humble places where other people see nothing.

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Barbara Jorgenson

Elementary Paraprofessional

Hometown: Merrill, MN
Family: husband Jim, son and daughter-in-law Dan and Kristine, grandchildren Aaron & Kayla, daughter & son-in-law Eden and Shane, grandchildren Arabella and Cordelia.
Words to live by: Take the time to enjoy your family and friends.

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Fred Kindschy

4th grade Teacher, Varsity Girls Basketball Coach

Hometown: Osseo, WI
Family: wife Lori, children  Taylor, Emily &  Nikki and son-in-law Mark, and two grandchildren
Words to live by: Shoot before you turn it over.

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Angie Kiser

Elementary ParaProfessional

Hometown: Hayfield, MN
Family: husband Doug, son Nate, daughters Heather and Megan
Words to live by: The Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would wish them do unto you.

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Kolleen Kiser

Elementary ParaProfessional

Hometown: Hayfield/Blooming Prairie, MN
Family: husband Kevin, daughter Kourtney , son Kristopher
Words to live by: Treat others as you would like to be treated. Keep your hands to yourself.

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Grant Klennert

Pre-K-12 Principal

Hometown: Lake City, MN
Family: Wife Michele
Words to live by:  Make the best of every single day.

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Jeanne Klocke

Counseling Secretary

Hometown: Bloomington, MN
Family: husband Bob, son Jake, daughters Alyssa & Kalli Jo
Words to live by: Keep your chin up and smile!!

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Salena Knudson

Elementary ParaProfessional
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Kasey Krekling

Elementary 2nd Grade Teacher, Varsity Baseball Head Coach

Hometown: Hayfield, MN
Family: Mom-Sandy, Dad-Jeff, Sister-Jordyn & Brother Tyler
Words to live by: You always miss 100% of the shots you don’t take. Happy people don’t always have the best situation, but they make the best out of each situation.

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Sandy Krekling

4th grade Teacher

Hometown: Mason City, IA
Family: husband Jeff, son Kasey, daughter Jordyn, son Tyler
Words to live by: “You can’t get anywhere unless you start!”

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Ruth Kruger

Elementary ParaProfessional
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Megan Lynch

High School Choir Teacher
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Jessica Meek

High School Secretary

Hometown: Brownsdale, MN
Family: Husband Jon, Sons Axel and Maverick
Words to live by: Live, Laugh, Love

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Bryon Meyer

High School Science Teacher

Hometown: Canby, MN
Family: Fiance Angela
Words to live by: If you want something you’ve never had. then you have to do something you’ve never done.

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Michele Nelson

District Nurse

Hometown: Cresco, IA
Family: Husband Chris, Children Carly, Isaac, Aidan

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Chris Pack

High School Math Teacher, Head Boys Basketball Coach & Activities Director

Hometown: Lamberton, MN
Family: wife Linda, daughter Rachel, son Ethan
Words to live by: Respect everyone, fear nobody!

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Tiffany Paulson

Early Childhood Teacher

Hometown: Kasson, MN
Family: father Tony Paulson, mother Amber Fjerstad, brother Trever Paulson, dog Noriega
Words to live by: Always wear a smile!

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Tina Quail

High School ParaProfessional
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Lila Rehnelt

District Services Coordinator

Hometown: Osage, IA
Family: Husband Mike, sons Tyler and Ryley, daughter Kayla
Words to live by: Make time for yourself.

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Vince Reynolds

American History Teacher, Washington D.C. Trip Coordinator, Boys Varsity Track Coach

Hometown: Hayfield, MN
Family: Wife Andrea, daughter Elizabeth, sons Jacob and Patrick
Words to live by: Make the most of every opportunity.

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Brenda Robinson

Elementary Special Education Teacher

Hometown: Osseo, MN
Family: Husband Gary, daughters Samantha & Mary

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Donna Rutledge

2nd grade Teacher

Hometown: Ivanhoe, MN
Family: husband Matt, son Cameron and daughters Carrie & Kennady
Words to live by: Make someone else’s day… smile and say hi to them!

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Jennifer Schmeling

High School Spanish Teacher

Hometown:  Watertown, Wisconsin
Family: Kids Blake & Raina

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Adam Schroeder

Phy. Ed. Teacher

Hometown: Byron, MN
Words to live by:Whether you think you can or can’t, you are right.

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Courtney Schroeder

4th Grade Teacher

Hometown: Byron, MN
Family: mom, 2 brothers, 1 nephew Skyler
Words to live by: Dream big. Never Give up. Do your best. Be kind. Be generous. Set a good example. The sky is the limit

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Craig Selk

Jr. High Math Teacher

Hometown: Morris, MN
Family: wife Lisa, daughter Alyssa, son Cole
Words to live by: Sit fastball … adjust to off-speed!

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Paul Severtson


Hometown: Brownsdale, MN
Family: wife Darla, children Holly, Bryan and Wendy, Grandsons, Carson & Carter, Granddaughter, Madison, son-in-law Jeff & daughter-in-law Andrea

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Gregg Slaathaug


Hometown:  Wilmot, SD
Family: Wife Tina, daughter Payton, sons Ethan and Drew
Words to live by: You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.

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Bailey Slowinski

Elementary Para Professional

Hometown: Brownsdale
Family: Husband named Ben, a son named Max, and a baby girl named Jean Louise, but we call her “Scout”. Our dog’s name is Emma.
Words to live by: “Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself n our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.” John Wayne



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Nikki Smith

Kindergarten Teacher
Hometown: Hayfield, MN
Family: husband Mark, sons Barrett and Brecken
Words to live by:
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Jeff Snider

High School Math Teacher
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Dori Sparks

High School Library/Media Center Paraprofessional

Hometown: Geneseo, IL
Family: Children Kelly, Erin and Connor
Words to live by: We each have the opportunity for a life of greatness and all the people on our path are gifts to help us achieve our purpose.

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Kris Steiner

Elementary ParaProfessional

Hometown: Brownsdale, MN
Family: husband, 3 sons
Words to live by: Always stay true to your heart.

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Emily Stenzel

2nd Grade Teacher
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Jeremy Struck

Jr. High Social Studies Teacher, Varsity Volleyball Coach

Hometown: Windom, MN
Family: Karissa, Kaila, Olivia, Jackson
Words to live by: “Never get into a battle of wits with an unarmed person.”

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Stephanie Swanson

High School ParaProfessional
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Lisa Talcott

1st grade Teacher

Hometown: Columbus, OH
Family: Husband Charlie
Words to live by: I have never given very deep thought to a philosophy of life though I have a few ideas that I think are useful to me: Do whatever comes your way to do as well as you can. Think as little as possible about yourself. Think as much as possible about other people. – Eleanor Roosevelt

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Stacy Tempel

Elementary ParaProfessional

Hometown: Ellendale, MN
Family: Husband Nathan, Daughters Caitlyn & Hannah, Sons Gabriel & Sam

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Danielle Tesmer

6th Grade Teacher

Words to live by: 

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Barb Thompson

High School Para Professional

Hometown: Albany, MN
Family: Husband – Don, Son – Christopher
Words to live by: Try; Just Try. You’ll be amazed what you can do!



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Mark Voyce

3rd grade Teacher

Hometown: Knoxville, IA
Family: wife Melissa, son MacEagon and daughter Metea
Words to live by: Time spent getting even would be better spent getting ahead.

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Jana Wagner

High School FACS Teacher

Hometown: Aplington, IA
Family: husband Corey; children Darin, Laura, Dillon and Danielle
Words to live by: When life hands you lemons, make lemonade

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Sherry Weaver

High School English Teacher, Reading & ESL, Yearbook

Hometown: Winona, MN
Family:  husband, Jeff, and five children: Ryan, John, Katherine, Cole and Luke.
Words to live by: The person who reads no books is no better off than the person who cannot read.

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