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

Hayfield Community Schools

Home of Viking Pride

Staff

Get to know the staff that makes Hayfield so great

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Sheila Andersen

Elementary ParaProfessional
Favorite MN pastime:
Best place to spend summer vacation:
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:
507-671-1513

Katherine Anderson

Band Teacher

Favorite MN pastime:

Best place to spend summer vacation:  Outside hiking or biking
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Cat
507-671-1541

Mackenzie Anderson

Middle School Social Studies Teacher

Favorite MN pastime: Hiking through the many state parks

Best place to spend summer vacation: At any beach

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Corgi

507-671-1502

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Kellie Baker

High School Art Teacher

Favorite MN pastime:  Spending time outdoors

Best place to spend summer vacation:  Going up north

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: I think a monkey would be quite entertaining!

507-671-1578

Tara Barrett

Speech Language Pathologist Assistant
507-671-1529

Brian Bartley

Systems Administrator
Favorite MN pastime:  Camping
Best place to spend summer vacation:  Crystal Springs RV Resort
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:  Gordon Setter
507-671-1500

Jamie Beck

Elementary Special Education Teacher
Favorite MN pastime:
Best place to spend summer vacation:
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:
507-671-1586

Jody Beckstrom

5th Grade Teacher

Favorite MN pastime: Sitting outside and enjoying a good meal and live music

Best place to spend summer vacation: On the boat

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: More pugs

 

507-671-1535

Jessica Benke

High School Paraprofessional

Favorite MN pastime:  Reading

Best place to spend summer vacation:  Lake Winnie

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:  German Shepard
507-671-1525

Tracie Bestor

High School Counselor
Favorite MN pastime: going to the lake
Best place to spend summer vacation: west coast
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: dog
507-671-1532

Kelly Birkett

High School Science Teacher
Favorite MN Pastime: bonfires
Best place to spend summer vacation: somewhere near the ocean
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: horse
507-671-1538

Samantha Born

Elementary Paraprofessional
507-671-1518

Jillyn Butteris

Elementary Paraprofessional & Recess Supervisor
507-671-1518

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Julie Clayton

Elementary Paraprofessional

Favorite MN pastime: Walking. Any time of the year. Going camping. Wouldn’t want to live anywhere else.

Best place to spend summer vacation: Spending time with my two grandsons, who mean the world to me.
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Dog
507-671-1526

Misty Crable

Elementary Special Education Teacher
Favorite MN pastime: Sitting near a bon fire during a brisk Fall day! I LOVE Fall!
Best place to spend summer vacation: Summer is best spent with family and friends, it doesn’t matter where we are! However, if I HAD to choose a location, the best place to spend summer vacation is at Walt Disney World or Iceland!

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: I think owning a sloth and a flamboyance of flamingos would create the most spectacular back yard!

507-671-1506

Jack Crowson

Ag Teacher

Favorite MN pastime: Ice Fishing and Hunting

Best place to spend summer vacation: At the lake in Northern Minnesota

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Scarlet Macaw

507-671-1543

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Marty Dick

High School Social Studies Teacher
Favorite MN pastime:
Best place to spend summer vacation:
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:
507-671-1579

Brooke Donkers

Elementary Paraprofessional
507-671-1518

Rachel Dublin

SACC Coordinator
Favorite MN pastime:
Best place to spend summer vacation:  Branson MO
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:  Dolphin
507-671-1517

Inga Dudley

High School Math Teacher

Favorite MN pastime:  Anything that keeps me outside in the summer.

Best place to spend summer vacation:  I would love to go to as many foreign countries that would allow me to learn another language.

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want my dog.

507-671-1568

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Alex Emerick

Evening Custodian
Favorite MN pastime:
Best place to spend summer vacation:
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:
507-671-1547

Kurt Erickson

Evening Custodian

Favorite MN pastime: MN Twins game

Best place to spend summer vacation:  MN State Fastpitch Softball Championship

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:  Dog
507-671-1547

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Peggy Ferdinand

Hayfield High School ParaProfessional

Favorite MN pastime: Trail riding

Best place to spend summer vacation: A state park, with horse trails!
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:  Horse
507-671-1577

Colleen Fish

Elementary Kindergarten Teacher

Favorite MN pastime: MN Twins, campfires an Chanhassen Dinner Theater

Best place to spend summer vacation:  Duluth & Brainerd
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Samoyed or Siberian Husky
507-671-1514

Liz Fjerstad

Elementary Music Teacher
Favorite MN pastime:  Spending time with my family, gardening, and sewing.
Best place to spend summer vacation:  At the cabin with my family.
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:  Pet Rock (These were a thing in the 80’s).  I enjoy other people’s pets too.
507-671-1528

Lindsey French

Reading Strategist

Favorite MN pastime: Camping

Best place to spend summer vacation: Up north at a cabin on a lake

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Penguin

507-671-1508

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Sara Gillette

Librarian
Favorite MN pastime:
Best place to spend summer vacation:
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:
507-671-1531

Dorien Grav

High School Business Education Teacher

Favorite MN pastime: Swimming or Boating

Best place to spend summer vacation: At a lake

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: my Corgi, Penelope

Classroom: 507-671-1564 or Office: 507-671-1563

Matt Grav

Technology Support Technician / High School Media Center Assistant

Favorite MN pastime: Fishing

Best place to spend summer vacation: On the lake or traveling
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Kuvasz
507-671-1553

Brandon Greenfield

High School English Teacher

Favorite MN pastime: out on the lake in a pontoon

Best place to spend summer vacation: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Universal Orlando

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: fainting goat

507-671-1570

Sarah Gunderson

1st Grade Teacher, 9th Grade Volleyball Coach

Favorite MN pastime: golfing, fishing, hunting and campfires

Best place to spend summer vacation: Leech Lake

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Bald Eagle

507-671-1515

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Shane Hahn

Maintenance
Favorite MN pastime:  4-wheeling
Best place to spend summer vacation:  Going to the cabin/lake
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:
507-671-1530

Jamie Hansen

School Social Worker

Favorite MN pastime:  Bon fires

Best place to spend summer vacation: Up north on the lake

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Dog

507-671-1574

Ron Hansen

High School Special Education (EBD) Teacher
Favorite MN pastime: Hunting/Fishing
Best place to spend summer vacation: Big Lake near Bemidji or Sand Lake near Squaw Lake
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: any color of Labrador Retriever
507-671-1577

Kimber Harbeck

High School Special Education Teacher

Favorite MN pastime: Hiking at state parks

Best place to spend summer vacation: Illinois (where I’m from), Texas, anywhere with hiking

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Penguin

507-671-1573

Kyleen Harms

High School Paraprofessional

Favorite MN pastime:

Best place to spend summer vacation:

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:
507-671-1525

Heath Hegna

Head Custodian
Favorite MN pastime:  Worthington Minnesota where the camper is
Best place to spend summer vacation:  Florida
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:  Dolphin
507-671-1540

Molly Heydt

Preschool Teacher

Favorite MN pastime: Hiking

Best place to spend summer vacation:  Black Hills, SD or Alaska
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Owl
507-671-1513

Laura Hoebing

High School English Teacher
Favorite MN Pastime: Eating hotdish
Best place to spend summer vacation: Outside with my kids
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Lemur
507-671-1580

Molly Hohenstein

1st Grade Teacher
507-671-1521

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Grant Klennert

High School Principal

Favorite MN pastime:  Watching the Minnesota Twins win (or lose)

Best place to spend summer vacation:  At a baseball stadium
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:  Yellow lab
507-671-1555

Michele Klennert

5th Grade Teacher

Favorite MN pastime: Watching sports

Best place to spend summer vacation: On a lake with a sandy beach

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: dog

507-671-1503

Jeanne Klocke

Counseling Secretary

Favorite MN pastime: 4 wheeling & camping

Best place to spend summer vacation: The river
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:  ??
507-671-1587

Samantha Kraemer

Elementary ParaProfessional

Favorite MN pastime: Camping, spending time at the lake

Best place to spend summer vacation: Anywhere with family.
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:  Pig
507-671-1511

Kelly Kramer

1st Grade Teacher

Favorite MN pastime: campfires

Best place to spend summer vacation: up north, at the cabin

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: monkey

507-671-1516

Kasey Krekling

Elementary 2nd Grade Teacher, Varsity Baseball Head Coach

Favorite MN pastime: Cheering on the Minnesota Twins. (And the Green Bay Packers!)

Best place to spend summer vacation: On a baseball field.

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want: The hen from Jack and the Beanstalk.  Who wouldn’t want a hen that lays golden eggs?

507-671-1511

Johanna Kruger

1st Grade Teacher
Favorite MN pastime: lake activities

Best place to spend summer vacation: Outside or on a lake.

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: lemur

 

507-671-1509

Travis Kruse

i/T Assistant

Favorite MN pastime: Movie night with the squad.

Best place to spend summer vacation: the Black Hills.

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Havana rabbit.

507-671-1553

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Savannah Lane

Elementary Paraprofessional
507-671-1518

Megan Lynch

High School Choir Teacher

Favorite MN pastime: fishing and hiking

Best place to spend summer vacation: Wyoming

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Penguin

507-671-1542

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Danielle Masching

6th Grade Teacher

Favorite MN Pastime: running and biking on the trails, fishing in the lakes of Minnesota, and hiking in the state parks

Best place to spend summer vacation: cabin with my family
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want: a lab dog
507-671-1533

Robin McGregor

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher
507-671-1507

Jessica Meek

High School Office Manager

Favorite MN pastime: Camping, hiking, campfires, and boating with family and friends.

Best place to spend summer vacation: At the lake or Up North!
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Wolf pup or bear cub
507-671-1525

Bryon Meyer

High School Science Teacher
Favorite MN pastime: Getting emotionally invested in the Vikings, only to have them let me down every single year.
Best place to spend summer vacation: The North Shore or the Rocky Mountains
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: dog, any dog, preferably 30 pounds or larger.
507-671-1537

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Holli Nelson

Elementary ParaProfessional
Favorite MN pastime: Baseball

Best place to spend summer vacation: Our camper in northern MN

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Not much of a pet person
507-671-1504

Michele Nelson

District Nurse
Favorite MN pastime: Camping or watching hockey
Best place to spend summer vacation: with friends or family near a lake with a boat

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: zebra

507-671-1558

Scott Nelson

High School Physical Ed & Health Teacher
507-671-1567

Sarah Nieman

Elementary Paraprofessional
507-671-1518

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Kendall Olson

Kindergarten Teacher
Favorite MN past time: Being on the lake
Best place to spend summer vacation: Up north
If I could have any pet in the world: penguin
507-671-1582

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Chris Pack

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

Favorite MN pastime: Watching the Twins

Best place to spend summer vacation: on a golf course or at Brookside Resort in Park Rapids

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Don’t want one!
507-671-1571 Classroom or 507-671-1560 AD Office

Anna Passe

High School Special Ed Teacher
Favorite MN pastime:  I love being around a bonfire with friends and family
Best place to spend summer vacation:  Northern Minnesota
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:  Goat
507-671-1576

Tiffany Paulson

Early Childhood Teacher

Favorite MN pastime: Rock Hunting

Best place to spend summer vacation: Camping

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Sloth

507-671-1524

Terry Picha

Facilities and Grounds Director
Favorite MN pastime:
Best place to spend summer vacation:
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:
507-671-1540

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Lila Rehnelt

District Services Coordinator

Favorite MN pastime: Boating on the Mississippi River

Best place to spend summer vacation: Outer Banks North Carolina

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Rock

507-671-1556

Vince Reynolds

American History Teacher, Washington D.C. Trip Coordinator, Boys Varsity Track Coach
Favorite MN pastime: Camping and hiking
Best place to spend summer vacation: Outdoors
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Panda
507-671-1572

Tanya Rieken

Hayfield Elementary Office Manager
Favorite MN pastime: Camping
Best place to spend summer vacation: the lake

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: monkey

507-671-1518

Donna Rutledge

2nd grade Teacher
Favorite MN pastime: Watching the MN Twins

Best place to spend summer vacation: At a cabin listening to the sound of loons

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: A chocolate lab
507-671-1510

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Jennifer Schmeling

High School Spanish Teacher
Favorite MN pastime: Camping
Best place to spend summer vacation: Anywhere on a beach.
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Lab puppy
507-671-1566

Kelli Schmeling

Biology Teacher
Favorite MN pastime:  My absolute favorite thing to do is fish.  Ice, open water, any species, anytime.
Best place to spend summer vacation:  Pequot Lakes, MN (aka hometown, aka lake country)
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want: A Labrador Retriever of every color.
507-671-1539

Adam Schroeder

Phy. Ed. Teacher
Favorite MN pastime: Rooting for MN sports.
Best place to spend summer vacation: Golf course.
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Dog
507-671-1527

Courtney Schroeder

4th Grade Teacher

Favorite MN pastime:  Hiking

Best place to spend summer vacation:  Tubing, sitting by a campfire
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:  Giraffe
507-671-1504

Craig Selk

Jr. High Math Teacher

Favorite MN pastime: riding a snowmobile faster than anyone else on the planet

Best place to spend summer vacation: Northern Wisconsin (utopia)

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: SilverBack Gorilla

507-671-1536

Gregg Slaathaug

Superintendent
Favorite MN pastime:
Best place to spend summer vacation:
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:
507-671-1557

Tina Slaathaug

Physical Education/Health Teacher

Favorite MN pastime: Two-week road trips with my children and husband in the summer.

Best place to spend summer vacation: Grandma and Grandpa’s lake cabin or Utah.
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Goldfish
507-671-1565

Nikki Smith

Kindergarten Teacher

Favorite MN pastime: Tubing on the Mississippi River

Best place to spend summer vacation: Jackson Hole Wyoming
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Pygmy Marmoset
507-671-1514

Donna Soucek

Elementary ParaProfessional

Favorite MN pastime:  Hiking, snowshoeing

Best place to spend summer vacation:  Northern Minnesota

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:  Horse
507-671-1518

Aleesha Steiger

Elementary ParaProfessional

Favorite MN pastime:  Fishing

Best place to spend summer vacation:  Camping

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:  Horse
507-671-1518

Kris Streightiff

3rd Grade Teacher

Favorite MN pastime:  Love the change of seasons

Best place to spend summer vacation:  Love going to a lake
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:  A giraffe would be fund to watch outside.
507-671-1552

Stephanie Swanson

High School Paraprofessional
507-671-1525

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Stacy Tempel

Elementary ParaProfessional
Favorite MN pastime:  Hiking and snowshoeing
Best place to spend summer vacation:  The North Shore
If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:
507-671-1576

Derrick Thompson

Remote Learning and Intervention Teacher

Favorite MN pastime: Fishing

Best place to spend summer vacation: On a lake!

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a:
507-671-1512

Samantha Thurman

Special Education Coordinator & Evaluation Specialist
507-671-1526

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Jana Wagner

High School FACS Teacher

Favorite MN pastime: Watching MN Twins

Best place to spend summer vacation: Mountains

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: Tropical fish take if someone else takes care of it!

507-671-1546

Melanie Waldner

Elementary Paraprofessional
507-671-1518

Sherry Weaver

High School English Teacher, Reading & ESL, Yearbook

Favorite MN pastime: hiking

Best place to spend summer vacation: Glacier National Park, MT

If I could have any pet in the world, I would want a: finger monkey
507-671-1534

Michelle Wegrzyn

6th Grade Teacher
507-671-1505

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Theresa Zafft

4th Grade Teacher
507-671-1501