Spotlight - New Staff

Jordan Berg

MSHS Science Teacher - Hometown - St. James, MN - College - MSU - Mankato - BS in 5-8 general science and 9-12 life science and chemistry.

- Jordan Berg

Samantha Baloun

Northside Health and Physical Education - Hometown - Windom, MN - College - St. Cloud State University - "I am so excited to take on the elementary world of physical education and continue building those foundational skills for an optimally healthy lifestyle!"

- Samantha Baloun

Kaylyn Burr

Northside Kindergarten - Hometown - Tampa, FL - MSU Mankato - BS in Elementary Education - "I am most looking forward to meeting all of the staff, the new students, and getting to know the community of St. James! "

- Kaylyn Burr

Mara Docherty

5th Grade - Northside Elementary - Hometown - Monticello MN - College - Winona State University - Degree BS Elementary Education - "I am looking forward to making new connections in St. James and having a great school year. I am excited to learn and grow in my new role!"

- Mara Docherty

Ethan Hildebrandt

6th Math/7th Science - MSHS - Hometown - St. James, MN-SMSU-BS Elem Ed, 5-8 Math - "I am looking forward to getting to teach in my hometown and give back to the school that has given so much to me. I am excited to build relationships with our students and help prepare them for their future."

- Ethan Hildebrandt

Becky Kelley

Special Education - Northside - Hometown - Waterville - Gustavus/St. Thomas - Elem Ed/Special Ed. - "I’m excited to get started this year and to be back in a smaller town school with community ties and support."

- Becky Kelley

Silvia Solorzano

ELD Teacher - Northside - Home Country - El Salvador - BA Liberal Studies - Cal Northridge - "I am very excited and honored to take on this journey and be able to have a more direct and profound connection with our students. "

- Silvia Solorzano