TCU welcomes new high school teachers and special services staff

New high school teachers and special services staff hired at TCU over the summer are pictured above. The teachers are (from left) Joel Evenson, Joy Broscoff, Jeff Krubsack, Brittany Smith, Cory Immerman and John Head.

Special services staff are picture above right. They are (from left) Kira Yoder, Julie Berg, Marcia Sytsma, Adam Vold, Angie Hoff and Katie Klemme.

In addition to the several new teachers hired at the Tri-City United elementary and middle schools that were featured in the Messenger last week, there are many new high school teachers and special services staff members working in the district. They are:

Joy Broscoff: Joy teaches English in the alternative learning program at the high school, and language arts at both Le Center and Montgomery middle schools. She is also involved in reading intervention at Montgomery.  

Julie Berg: Julie is the new licensed school nurse at the Montgomery Middle School, Holy Redeemer School and at the high school. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and has experience working at New Prague Schools and Parkview Medical Clinic. She lives in New Prague with her husband Mark and their three children. 

Joel Evenson: Joel is teaching middle and high school social studies part time, and working as an administrative assistant/health aide in the high school office. He has a teaching degree from Lewis-Clark State College, Idaho, and experience teaching and coaching at Medford Public Schools. 

John Head: John is teaching science and the new Project Lead the Way class (PLTW), principles of engineering, at the high school. He graduated from Concordia College and has taught 9th grade physical science at Owatonna High School. He said he went into teaching because he enjoys working with youth and has always had an interest in science. His goals are to succeed in implementing the PLTW class and to achieve certification for it so in the future, students will receive college credit for the course.

Angie Hoff: Angie is the district occupational therapist, including children from birth to three months. She has a master’s degree from St. Catherine’s and has experience in the Belle Plaine and Jordan districts. She currently lives in Belle Plaine with her husband Alex and their children Erik, 4, and twins Noelle and Elijah, 2. Her goals are to develop positive relationships with her students and their families, and to get to know her co-workers.

Cory Immerman: Cory is teaching accelerated algebra II and functions-statistics-trigonometry. A graduate of Bemidji State University, he has experience teaching at Sibley East Schools. His goal is to build strong connections in his new community.

Katie Klemme: Katie is working part-time as a social worker in the alternative learning program, and in the high school. She has an undergraduate degree from Bethel College, a graduate degree from Augsburg College, and has five years experience working in the Minneapolis Public Schools. She grew up in Anoka and now lives in New Prague. Her mother graduated from Montgomery High School in 1950 and her grandmother graduated from New Prague High School. She has two children: Amelia, 6, and Micah, 4. 

Jeffery Krubsack: Jeffery is a band instructor at Le Center Middle School and TCU High School. He graduated from St. Olaf in 2010 with his K-12 bachelor of arts degree in music. He has three years experience teaching band at Isle Public Schools. 

Brittany Smith: Brittany is a long term substitute in special education at the high school. She graduated from MSU-Mankato.

Marcia Sytsma: Marcia is the school psychologist for Montgomery and Le Center K-8. She is a graduate of MSU-Mankato and expects to receive her doctorate of psychology degree next year. She lives in Bloomington with her daughters Carrie, 15, and Maggie, 12. She said she’s looking forward to spending all her time in the district this year instead of just 10 hours a week. 

Adam Vold: Adam is a school psychologist intern in the district this year. He has his master’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls and has experience working in the Rosemount school district.

  Kira Yoder: Kira is a social worker hired for Montgomery K-8. She has a master’s degree from the University of Michigan and has worked in the Faribault, Roseville and Jackson, MI public schools. She lives in Northfield with her husband Randy and their children Joel, 23, and Karmen, 19. 

“My goal this year is to get to know students and their families, teachers and staff so that I can be a supportive resource to the community,” she commented.