NB/RC schools welcome new teachers

Sunrise River Elementary School, from left: Jen McCann, second grade teacher; Kelly Johnson, second grade teacher; Rebecca Anderson, third grade teacher; Jackie Stender, special education teacher, Viki Klun, kindergarten teacher. Not pictured: Amy Worden, assistant principal; Jordyn Kelderman, first grade teacher; Rebekah Banks, third grade teacher; Shelley Brinkman, Spanish teacher; Cristy Funke, first grade teacher. North Branch Area Middle School, from left: Josh Reistad, fifth grade teacher, Brent Lundgren, seventh grade special education teacher; Reid Anderson, Spanish teacher; Lori Lavin, sixth grade special education teacher; Lisa Valentine, special education teacher; Stephanie Mohs, seventh and eighth grade ELA teacher; Ann Husfeldt, sixth grade teacher; Chad Carlson, seventh and eighth grade social studies teacher. New teachers at Rush City High School and Jacobson Elementary have been acclimating to the school campus and preparing their classrooms this week for the 2014-15 school year. In front, from left: Ashley Fitcher, Spanish, RCHS; Brody Bakken, fourth grade; Justyne Feigum, Minnesota Reading Corps for K-3; Rachel Nelson, first grade; Kelly Birkholm, third grade; and Michele Kirby, physical education/health, RCHS. In back are Sara Sieling, preschool; Amie Yerke, Minnesota Reading Corp for K-3; Amanda Grell, fourth grade; Sara Erickson, math, RCHS; and Ben Montzka, choir, RCHS. The first day of school is Tuesday, Sept. 2. 
Photo by Jon Tatting North Branch Area High School, front row, from left: Mike Kolb, French teacher; Theresa Brunnette, special education teacher; Kasey Perell, social studies teacher; Tonya Barnes, vocal music teacher; Jenny Jones, math teacher; Peter DeCrans, art teacher. Second row: Laura Hart, technology education teacher; Kandi Stragey, health/physical education teacher; Mike Svenden, health/physical education teacher; Cheryl Sill, Earth science/chemistry teacher; Barb Marko, Spanish teacher; Deborah Peterson, special education teacher. 
Back row: Kyle Maloney, social studies teacher; Kurt Hunter, special education teacher; Sam Ferraro, math/PLTW teacher; Tim Taylor, technology education teacher.
North Branch photos by Derrick Knutson
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North Branch Area High School, front row, from left: Mike Kolb, French teacher; Theresa Brunnette, special education teacher; Kasey Perell, social studies teacher; Tonya Barnes, vocal music teacher; Jenny Jones, math teacher; Peter DeCrans, art teacher. Second row: Laura Hart, technology education teacher; Kandi Stragey, health/physical education teacher; Mike Svenden, health/physical education teacher; Cheryl Sill, Earth science/chemistry teacher; Barb Marko, Spanish teacher; Deborah Peterson, special education teacher. Back row: Kyle Maloney, social studies teacher; Kurt Hunter, special education teacher; Sam Ferraro, math/PLTW teacher; Tim Taylor, technology education teacher. North Branch photos by Derrick Knutson