Who's New to Northfield's Classrooms?—Part 5

This school year, Northfield Patch introduces you to the new teachers in Northfield School District's classrooms.

Each year several new teachers come to Northfield schools. This school year, Northfield Patch introduced you to the new teachers in  classrooms with brief profiles that ran in the last week. This is the final batch of profiles.

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Rachael Heisterkamp

Grade level/subject: School psychologist
Last job: School psychologist at Fairmont, MN
Education: Education specialist degree from the University of South DakotaHometown: Sioux City, Iowa
Hobbies: Theatre, dancing, singing and acting. I love the performing arts.
Why I chose education: I come from a long line of teachers, principals, and social workers. Education is in my blood.

Sarah Klemmensen

Grade level/subject: School psychologist
Last job: Elementary special education teacher
Education: Undergrad—Winona State University in special education; graduate/Ed. specialist degree—University of Wisconsin, River Falls
Hometown: Chippewa falls, WI
Hobbies: Traveling, anything outdoors, biking, running, listening to music/concerts, cooking, reading, exploring new restaurants, photography, spending time with my 5-year-old son, love the lake, mountains and ocean, marathons/triathlons
Why I chose education: I chose education because I wanted to make a difference and have a positive influence in the lives of the children and families I worked with.

Kimberly Milne

Grade level/subject: Chemistry
Last job: Lakeville School District
Education: Brigham Young University—BA in chemistry
Hometown: Tremonton, Utah
Hobbies: Mom of four great kids. I enjoy traveling and being involved in my church.
Why I chose education: I love working with young people and helping them see what they can become and enjoy science and math. 

Gerald Johnson

School: Bridgewater Elementary
Grade level/subject: Media specialist
Last job: Media specialist—Minneapolis Public Schools
Education: BA from U of MN—Humanities/Phil of Education; BS from Mankato State—elementary education; MS from Mankato State—library media
Hobbies: Music, cooking, gardening
Why I chose education: It's in the family. At the last reunion we counted 25 teachers.

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