District 518 approves hires, resignations and employment changes in November

The District 518 Board of Education approved changes in employment for many employees at its Nov. 15 meeting.

101221 N DG Worthington High School S1.jpg
Worthington High School. Tim Middagh / The Globe
We are part of The Trust Project.


  • Renee Heidebrink as cook at the Intermediate School
This year, the Auxiliary received 836 coloring sheets from students in kindergarten through third grade and 86 essays from students in fourth and fifth grade, from Hills-Beaver Creek, Fulda, Worthington Christian, St. Mary's School, the Intermediate School and Prairie Elementary.
The acquisition will enable Forum Communications to expand its coverage in the Sioux Falls market.
“Realistically, as I said, we’re spending about five grand for a banner or a plaque or whatever the heck we’ll get in return, which doesn’t make a lot of sense to me."


  • Rebecca (Lang) Steele as speech language pathologist assistant at Prairie Elementary
  • Clint Meyer as eighth grade Worthington Middle School basketball coach
  • Paulina Bouavichith as youth development leader with Community Education


  • Logan Somnis as class II paraprofessional at Prairie Elementary
  • Jessica Cook as cook at Prairie Elementary
  • Heather Flynn as math masters advisor at the Intermediate School
  • Rebecca Brignac as WMS girls basketball coach
  • Darrick Baartman as WMS boys basketball coach
  • Eneyda Melendez as cook at WMS
  • Courtney Opdahl as Worthington High School assistant girls varsity basketball coach
  • Austin Nunez as WHS assistant girls varsity basketball coach, B-Squad
  • Paige Kinley as WHS JV gymnastics coach
  • Kari Meyer as WHS JV gymnastics coach
  • Clint Meyer as WHS head boys varsity basketball coach
  • Nancy Navarrete as class II paraprofessional at WHS
  • Paul Olson as assistant girls hockey coach
  • Kody Honius as WHS assistant boys hockey coach
  • Bryan Arroyo as WHS after school weight room supervisor
  • Laurie Varley as evening ABE teacher with Community Education
  • Pamela Anderson as Tracy area lead targeted services teacher
  • Elizabeth Krzmarzick as Tracy area targeted services teacher
“We just have a small space, but it’s a place to start. It is so totally awesome, though! The church is doing that for us as part of their mission work. It’s wonderful that they are supporting us by allowing us to use that space.”

Assignment changes

  • Increase in assignment from .88 FTE to 1.0 FTE for Ingrid Mazariegos as ABE secretary with Community Education
What to read next
The designation also includes the contiguous counties of Jackson, Murray, Nobles, Redwood, Brown and Watonwan.
Grant funding coming to Worthington, Pipestone.
Matthew 25 reminds us that we encounter Christ in the neighbors around us, especially people who are experiencing needs.
A wide variety of vendors will be on hand selling handcrafted, one-of-a-kind and gift items.