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District 518 approves hires, resignations and employment changes in August

Some hires are contingent upon obtaining licensure and/or background checks.

Worthington High School
Worthington High School.
Tim Middagh / The Globe
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WORTHINGTON — The District 518 Board of Education approved changes in employment for many employees at its Aug. 16 meeting. They were:

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Resignations

  • Ann Mills as science teacher at Worthington High School.
  • Ann Mills as part of the high school leadership team.
  • Brenda Paulzine as class II paraprofessional at WHS.
  • Scott Burns as video announcements and peer mediation with Worthington Middle School.
  • Celina Quijano as class I paraprofessional at the Intermediate School.
  • Emily Spieker as class I paraprofessional at the Intermediate School.
  • Cristina Timmermann as paraprofessional at the Intermediate School.
  • Julianna Espinoza as class I paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary.
  • Kristen Andersen as class II paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary.
  • Megan Rieken as VIBE teacher.
  • Bah Blu Say as ABE childcare paraprofessional with Community Education.
  • Mersy Flores Menjivar as ABE childcare paraprofessional with Community Education.
  • Ana Casillas as early childhood paraprofessional with Community Education.
  • Gail Holinka as the WHS AOK club advisor.
  • Taylor Lupton as WHS C-Squad boys basketball coach.
  • Kelly Knips as WMS volleyball coach.
  • Chris Preuss as technology management technician.

Employment

Some of the following hires are contingent upon obtaining licensure and/or background checks.

  • Chris Preuss as class II paraprofessional at WHS.
  • Brian Arroyo as physical education/health teacher at WHS.
  • Kristin Walerius as EL teacher at WHS.
  • Katie Pedersen as video announcements at the WMS.
  • Payton Stofferan as counselor at the WMS.
  • Susan Krcil as business/computer teacher at the WMS.
  • Heather Doerr as life and physical science teacher at the WMS.
  • Samantha Steensma as class II secretary at the Intermediate School.
  • Alva Morales as fifth grade teacher at the Intermediate School.
  • Kari Sauerbrei as special education secretary at the Intermediate School.
  • Lisa Waldner as long-term substitute teacher at the Intermediate School.
  • Ewa Kwiatkowski as ABS teacher at Prairie Elementary.
  • Kristen Andersen as ABS teacher at Prairie Elementary.
  • Taylor Ossefort as first grade teacher at Prairie Elementary.
  • Greg Arens as class I night custodian at Prairie Elementary.
  • Matthias Johnson as early childhood teacher with Community Education.
  • Austin Nunez as WHS Student Council advisor.
  • Heather Knigge as WHS Student Council advisor.
  • Heather Knigge as WHS art club visual arts contest advisor.
  • Mikayla Schroeder as WHS C-squad girls soccer coach.
  • Rebecca Linder as WMS volleyball coach.

Increase in assignments

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  • Heather Knigge as art teacher at WHS.
  • Michael Jacobsen as art teacher at WHS.
  • Melissa Schutz as business teacher at WHS.

Changes related to the termination of the VIBE program

Placed VIBE teachers on unrequested leave of absence

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Termination of probationary teachers with VIBE

  • Jessica Borchardt.
  • Julia Johnson.
  • Cindy Puckett.
  • Laura Neu.
  • Katie Finley.

Rejected the hiring of VIBE teachers

  • Deb Dow.
  • Hannah Ambrose.
  • Liz Markel.
  • Michelle Smithson-Aldoubal.
  • Jen Schmidt.
  • Karla Reagles.
  • Jody Bryant.
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