Staff Members

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Nancy Aldrich

Kindergarten Teacher

Education: Valley City State College

Hobbies: Reading, baking and gardening.


Kristi Bender

PreK, Librarian, Elementary Computers

Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Mayville State University.

M.Ed. in Teaching and Technology form Valley City State University.

ND Library Media Specialist Credentials from Mayville State University.

Hobbies: Spending time with my family, caring for livestock and pets, music, & 4-H activities


Jason Dockter

Technology Education, Jr. High Social Studies

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education, Concentration Social Studies, Minnesota State University – Moorhead

Masters of Education Degree, Concentration Technology Education, Valley City State University

STEM Certification Valley City State University

Hobbies: Watching Mustang Sports (daughter) and Movies





Kelly Dockter

1st Grade Teacher

Education: Bachelor of Science Degree from Northern State University Major Elementary Education Minor in Early Childhood

Hobbies: Walking, swimming, working on our house/yard (lifelong project) Spending time with my family on our life journey Following our daughter on the journey she has taken us on so far- it has been a blast and we look forward to the many adventures!

Teresa Dockter

Business Manager, Secretary

Education: Graduated from AHS

Hobbies: Reading

Terra Engelhart

2nd Grade Teacher

Education: Bachelor’s Degree from Valley City State University with Minors in Reading and Early Childhood, Reading Credential

Hobbies: Spending time with my family, Reading, Cooking and Baking, Playing Piano, Sewing and Cross-stitching

Lisa Eszlinger

Rescource Teacher

Education: Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and Mental Retardation Masters Degree in Learning Disabilities Credential in Emotional Disturbance

Hobbies: Reading, attending sporting events, baking

Wendy Eszlinger

English Teacher 7-12

Education: Bachelor degree in English Education with a minor in Library Media and Information Science from Valley City State University.

Hobbies: I love to do crafts and anything DIY. I also love to work with animals, especially my goats and horses. I also spend more time on Pinterest and Netflix than I would like to admit.

Kristy Glaesman



Cary Hauth

Principal K-12

Education: B.S. in Elementary Education Univ. of Oklahoma; M.S. in Education Bemidji State University;

M.Ed. in Eduational Leadership and Administration Grand Canyon University

Hobbies:  Reading, hunting, boating, traveling, and family


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Mr. Garnaas

Music, Choir, Band

Education: BS from Minot State University

Hobbies: Music


Deb Jenner

Title I Reading/Math

Education: 3 years at NDSU and then a  Bachelor’s degree in elementary ed. from Moorhead State University

Hobbies: I enjoy traveling, reading, walking, flower gardening, decorating and chalk painting furniture.


Marlon Lippert




Denise Martz

Guidance Counselor

Education: Bachelor of Science  in Business Education.  Minor in Psychology from Dickinson University.  Counselor Designate certificate from NDSU.

Hobbies: Spending time with my family and supporting my boys’ activities; reading, walking, enjoying the outdoors and nature, cooking, and traveling.

Melissa Meyer

5th Grade Teacher

Education: Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education  from Dickinson State University

Hobbies: wakeboarding, golfing, snow skiing, running, reading

Lucas Moldenhauer

Science Teacher 7-12

Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology of Education from the University of Mary

Hobbies: hunting, fishing, reading, watching movies

Don Paulsrud

Social Studies, Elementary PE, Boys’ Basketball Coach

Education: AS – Business Administration – Dakota College at Bottineau BS – Social Science Education/Minor in Physical Education – Minot State University

Hobbies: Sports and Reading


Mary Paulsrud

4th Grade Teacher

Education: Bachelors Degree in Education from Minot State University in 1990

Hobbies: play the piano, spend time with family, attend sporting events


Kristi Popowski

Speech Pathology

Education: 1987-B.A. from University of MT 1990-M.A. from University of MT in Communication Sciences & Disorders

Hobbies: Camping Reading Cross Stitch Family Activities


Lynn Rerick

6th Grade Teacher

Education: Valley City State University

Hobbies: Reading, running, spending time with my family especially my grandchildren

Sara Sathre

Business Education/Computer

Education: Valley City State University, class of 2009 Bachelor of Science in Composite Business Education; Minor in Marketing Career and Technical Education; certified in:  Marketing  Business Education

Hobbies: Reading, digital scrapbooking, spending time with family, friends and Millie Jean (my dog :) )

Fern Schauer

Assistant Cook

Jason Schmidt


Education: Agricultural Business Degree—DCC —Glendive Montana Bachelor of Science in Education —-MSU—-Minot ND Master of Science in Education —-NSU—Aberdeen SD Superintendent Certification Credentials—UMary——Bismarck ND

Hobbies: Family, Gardening, Fishing, and Hunting.

Jessica Schmidt

3rd Grade Teacher

Education: Minot State Unversity

Hobbies: My hobbies include being with my family and friends. I love spending time with my family. I have three beautiful children and I try to attend as many of their events as I can. I also enjoy reading, being at the lake or pool in the summer, and hunting.


Mike Schumacher



Kelli Watkins

Mathematics 7-12

Education: B.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education from Auburn UniversityM. Ed. in Secondary Mathematics Education from Auburn University

Hobbies: I love being crafty.  I scrapbook, make little projects and house decorations, and my grandmother taught me how to quilt.  I also enjoy woodworking with my husband.  We design or pick out our projects together, he likes the cutting and building part, and I like the painting and finishing.  It usually works out pretty well!


Monica Wolf

Head Cook