Hudson School District introduces staff
Hudson School District welcomed new staff members Wednesday, Aug. 9 with a luncheon before school started Thursday, Aug. 17. The Star-Observer asked them to fill out a questionnaire, in order to introduce them to the community.
Position: North Hudson Elementary, Physical Education K-5.
Education: UW - LaCrosse
Previous experience: First year teacher
Hobbies: Running, tennis, riding my Harley, camping, reading.
Position: Second grade, Hudson Prairie Elementary
Education: Undergraduate - University of Minnesota: Elementary Education major, child psychology minor. Graduate - University of Minnesota: Master's of Elementary Education.
Previous experience: Unity Middle School, Balsam Lake - long term substitute (four months); Frederic Elementary School - Frederic. Second grade summer school.
Family: Parents Jessica Olby, Rich Nelson; siblings, Brenton and Melana Nelson.
Hobbies: Pageants, reading, journaling, watching football, spending time outdoors.
Position: Hudson High School, algebra and pre-calculus.
Education: UW - Eau Claire. Major: Physics - Mathematics, math emphasis comprehensive; Minor-Spanish liberal arts.
Hobbies: Music - playing and listening, people
Position: Sixth grade language arts teacher at Hudson Middle School
Education: Bachelor's degree in middle childhood / early adolescence education from the UW - Eau Claire.
Previous teaching experience: This is my first full-time teaching job, but I previously worked as a substitute teacher for the New Richmond and Hudson school districts.
Hobbies: Camping, painting, gardening.
Position: Principal, Hudson Middle School.
Education: BA Literature - University of Minnesota, BS Education - Winona State University, MA Education - St Mary's.
Previous teaching experience: 1994-2001 English Teacher - Park High School, Cottage Grove, Minn.; 2001-2014 Associate Principal - Hudson Middle School; 2014-2017 Principal - Prescott Middle School.
Spouse: Jodi Dalluhn
Children: Jackson - 20, Henry - 19
Hometown: Cottage Grove, Minn.
Hobbies: Snowboarding, golf, reading.
Position: Fourth grade - General, Hudson Prairie Elementary.
Education: Bachelor's at University of Northern Colorado. Masters at University of Colorado - Denver
Previous experience: Shaffer elementary, Littleton, colorado. Five years.
Spouse: Ali Wettleson
Children: Layla DeMoulin, 7 and Harrison DeMoulin, 5
Hometown: Golden, Colo.
Hobbies: Anything sports, writing/telling jokes, dancing, and a major obsession with Harry Potter.
Position: Fourth grade, River Crest Elementary
Education: UW-Stout - BA Psychology; UW-River Falls teacher certification
Previous teaching experience: Nine years in Hudson as an assistant in special education math and media. Also substitute taught including four long term positions.
Children: Jacob, 15 and Sophia, 13.
Hobbies: Watching my kids play sports, walking, scrapbooking, card making and watching the Packers.
Position: Hudson High School, technology education (primarily automotives and PLTW)
Education: UW-Stout: BA - technology education
Previous experience: Woodbury High School, six years; Maplewood Middle School, one year.
Children: Anika - 11; Henry - 8
Hometown: Eau Claire (12-18); Cedar Rapids, Iowa (0-12)
Hobbies: Camping, hiking, fishing, canoeing, fixing things, playing fiddle in a bluegrass band, family time, leaving every place better than how I found it.
Position: Sixth grade, mathematics and computer science, Hudson Middle School
Education: UW-River Falls, Bachelors of Science - Secondary education mathematics, minor in athletic coaching.
Previous experience: Frederic School District (Frederick 6-12 School) taught all secondary grades (6-12) math, four years.
Spouse: Nicholas Juneski
Children: Evelyn (13), Isaiah (10), Adeline (9
Hometown: Pulaski and Green Bay
Hobbies: Watching the Packers play football, watching my kids play soccer and perform gymnastics, being with family.
Position: River Crest, Fifth grade
Education: UW-Whitewater, Elementary Education
Previous experience: I began my teaching career at Rosendale Intermediate school and taught there for seven years. Then moved to western wisconsin and taught at Osceola Intermediate School for the past four years.
Spouse: Aria Krieser
Children: Everett Krieser, 3
Hometown: Oconto Falls
Hobbies: I love to play, coach, and watch sports. I also love to hang out with family and friends and to play with my son Everett.
Position: Hudson High School Business and Marketing Education, DECA and Yearbook advisor
Education: UW-Stout: Business Marketing Education; Rochester Community and Technical College: Business management with a marketing emphasis
Previous experience: Superior High School - 11 years
Children: Jared, 18
Hobbies: Spending time with family, cooking, reading, hiking, kayaking, bonfires.
Position: 8, math and business, Hudson Middle School
Education: UW-Stout, Business Administration
Previous experience: Plum City High School, math teacher, four years.
Spouse: Shana Weiss
Children: Marit, 3; Silje 1
Hometown: Spring Valley
Hobbies: Spending time with family, traveling, playing baseball.
Position: K-5 EBD special education teacher, Willow River Elementary
Education: Integrated elementary and special education degree at University of Minnesota Duluth.
Previous experience: One year K-6 resource teacher at Discovery STEM charter school in Inver Grove Heights, Minn.
Hometown: Stoke-On-Trent, England/Hudson
Hobbies: Travel, going on walks with my dog, shopping, and spending time with family.
Position: Fifth grade Rivercrest
Education: Bachelors of Science in Conservation minor in outdoor education, masters of science in elementary education - all at UW-River Falls.
Previous experience: Prairie Farm Elementary, 3 years
Fiancee: Jennifer Lange
Hobbies: Camping, fishing, going to concerts, skiing.
Position: High School Counselor
Education: UW-River Falls, Master of Science Education - School counseling (K-12); UWRF, undergraduate degree in psychology and minor speech communication
Previous experience: At Centennial High School in Circle Pines, Minn. for past 12 years.
Spouse: Jason Siler
Children: Hudson, 6, Peyton, 3.
Hometown: Dayton, Minn.
Hobbies: Collecting Mickey and Minnie Mouse and playing with my kids!
Position: Third grade teacher Willow River Elementary
Education: UW-La Crosse - Bachelor's in elementary/middle school education; UW-River Falls - Master's in Education
Previous experience: I've previously taught second grade at the Royall School District (Elroy, Wis.), four years.
Hobbies: Running: I recently completed a marathon.
Position: High school special education CID (autism) teacher.
Education: UW-River Falls with a Bachelor's in psychology
Previous experience: Have over 11 years experience working with children with autism in schools and in their homes.
Children: Abby, 16; Jake, 7; Cecilia, 4
Position: Spanish II, Hudson High School
Education: Bachelor of Science in social studies teaching and in history from Minnesota State University - Mankato and Spanish from the UW-River Falls.
Previous experience: St. Patrick School, Hudson, three years. Tecnologico de Monterrey, Irapuato, Mexico two years.
Joshua M. Weiss
Position: High school, STRIVE math and science
Education: BA, St. John's University; MAE DIAL Marian University
Previous experience: MECAS, Milltown, Wis. for last four years.
Children: Twins to be born in September
Hometown: River Falls
Hobbies: Football, hockey, woodworking
Position: Special education teacher in ID-S program, North Hudson Elementary
Education: Bachelor's in Elementary Education and deaf and hard of hearing; Masters in physically and otherwise health impaired and certification in early childhood and cross categorical K-12
Previous experience: Michigan, 12 years; Prescott School District, two years.
Children: Breslyn, 7; Addison, 10
Hometown: Marysville, Mich.
Hobbies: Camping, reading, word puzzles, spending time with my family.
Position: Fifth grade, all subjects, Prairie Elementary
Education: BS in Elementary Education from MSUM-Minnesota State University Moorhead; MS in Education from Walden University
Previous experience: 14 years experience — I have taught in Fargo/Moorhead, Luverne, and Harrisburg, S.D.
Children: Nicholas, Madelyn
Hometown: Minnetonka, Minn.
Hobbies: Enjoy outdoor activities
Position: Kindergarten, Houlton Elementary
Education: Bachelor's degree from UW-River Falls
Previous experience: LIFE Prep in St. Paul, Minn, for six years, taught pre-k, first and second grades.
Spouse: Chris Bovy
Children: Aryia, 2
Hobbies: Baking, reading, spending time with my family, attempting fun Pinterest projects
Position: Kindergarten at EP Rock
Education: Early childhood education at UW-River Falls
Previous experience: I was a kindergarten teacher for seven years at the School District of St. Croix Falls
Spouse: Randy Wimer
Children: Brock Wimer, 17 years old, senior at HHS; Cale Wimer,15. sophomore at HHS
Hometown: Barron, Wis.
Hobbies: I enjoy any activity that involves my children. Running is my passion, and keeps me happy!
Position: Business education at Hudson High School, 9-12
Education: Capella University, Bachelors in Human Resources Management. Capella University, Masters of Business Administration
Previous experience: Chippewa Valley Technical College, business management and human resource management program instructor; Clear Lake High School, business education teacher.
Spouse: Todd DeCosse
Children: Regan, 14; Keira 12
Hometown: St. Paul, Minn.
Hobbies: CrossFit, outdoors and travel
Position: Sixth grade science
Education: Ohio University, Bachelors; Walden University, Masters.
Previous experience: Stiles Elementary, fourth grade, Columbus Ohio. West Middle School, seventh grade science, two years and Antelope Ridge Elementary, three years, fifth grade. Both Denver, Colo.; Moundsview Schools, Highview Middle School, sixth and seventh grade science for one year.
Family: Husband, Kevin Garrard; dogs Lola, a Golden Doodle, and Zuka, a Boxer.
Hometown: Mt. Vernon, Ohio
Hobbies: Going on adventures with family and friends
Position: Special education cross categorical grades K-5, Rivercrest
Education: UW-Stout, human development family studies; Bethel University, Masters in Special Education
Previous experience: Dean of students, special ed para, and administrative assistant for five years at New City Charter School in Northeast Minneapolis. One year at Kindercare in Hudson.
Children: Adele, 2.5; Elise, 1
Hobbies: Cooking, baking, being with my kids and family!
Position: School psychologist at EP Rock and River Crest
Education: Undergraduate degree at SCSU (St. Cloud State University) in psychology. Graduate degree at UW-Stout in school psychology
Previous experience: New Richmond and Somerset, 14 years total.
Position: First grade at River Crest
Education: UW-LaCrosse in elementary education with early childhood minor. I also have my Masters in Education from Hamline University.
Previous experience: I taught in Milwaukee for three years and in Somerset for 14 years.
Children: Max, 11; Owen, 10
Hobbies: Traveling, gardening, staying active, watching Brewer baseball
Position: Fourth grade teacher at Willow River Elementary
Education: UW-Eau Claire. Bachelor's Degree in middle childhood - early adolescence and learning disabilities.
Previous experience: Five years in both Minnesota (Stillwater) and Wisconsin (Chippewa Falls and New Richmond)
Children: Hannah (stepdaughter), 7; Leah, 14 months
Hometown: Rochester, Minn.
Hobbies: Shopping, crafts, reading, fishing, spending time with my family.
Position: SPED - ERD, EP Rock
Education: University of Minnesota - Duluth for undergrad, BA Spanish/Anthropology - licensure - EBD/LD - Minnesota from Augsburg College, Minneapolis.
Previous experience: St. Paul, one year; Osseo, Minn. Schools, Minn., two years. Spooner, Wis., two years.
Hometown: Stillwater, Minn.
Position: Math teacher, Hudson High School.
Education: Bachelor's and Master's in secondary math education from UW-River Falls.
Previous experience: Rosemount High School, 11 years.
Children: Emma, 8; Nolan, 6; Brady, 4
Hometown: Woodbury, Minn.
Hobbies: Spend time with family and friends, be active outdoors, garden.
Jordan Wood & Hannah Scheiderer
Jordan Wood and Hannah Scheiderer did not return a completed survey to the Hudson Star-Observer.