Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Education

Isaac Ydstie, a 6-8 grade teacher from Kasson-Mantorville Public Schools, is one of two educators who has won the STEM Forward Outstanding Educators Award that celebrates educators from southeast Minnesota. “Isaac Ydstie is the embodiment of striving for STEM educational excellence,” said Ashley...
Math teacher Kristin Tischer was recently named the Triton Teacher of the Year for 2021.
Kristin Tischer, 2021 Teacher of the Year at Triton, began her career in the district in 2005. “This is year 17 for me,” she said, “it goes fast!” Kristin grew up in Rochester, where she still lives. “I’ve always kind of wanted to be a teacher,” she said. A good experience in sixth grade influenced...
After four years on the Byron School Board, Sharon Kreitinger is stepping down. She is the third Byron School Board member to leave her post in recent months. Emmy Harvey and Mike Denney both resigned and were replaced by newcomers in November after they were appointed during an October school...
When the Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) announced the results of the 2020- 2021 testing last week, officials acknowledged that they “confirmed what we already knew,” that school closures and online and hybrid learning models resulted in a drop in test scores. In response, the MDE announced...
Dr. Michael Neubeck, principal at Mahtomedi Middle School will take over as the Byron School District superintendent on July 1. Byron School Board members officially approved his contract Monday night pending completion of a background check. Board members interviewed three finalists last Friday...
Byron’s school board members are expected to decide on who they want to be the district’s next superintendent on Friday. Last week the board chose five finalists from 13 applicants for interviews. The five candidates include: Theodore Ihns, superintendent, Howard-Winneshiek Schools, Cresco, Iowa...
When Triton High School Principal Luke Lutterman told Rebecca Goossens that he needed her to be at a teachers meeting last week to give a presentation on a school program, she thought it somewhat unusual but didn’t really give it much thought. So imagine her surprise when Lutterman introduced, via...
Byron moved a step closer to hiring a new school superintendent this week. School board members were scheduled to meet in a special session Tuesday evening to review superintendent applicants’ information and decide on the finalists. They were also to decide on a schedule for interviews, interview...
Looking back on a year of disrupted learning, two area school superintendents shared their observations and ideas on how things are going and what’s in the future. Craig Schlichting, superintendent at Triton in Dodge Center, is upbeat about how things are progressing in his district. “The pandemic...
Matt Weyers, a history teacher at Byron Middle School, is one of only 120 teachers selected for a National History Day spring professional development program. The course focuses on using online Library of Congress resources to develop and support historical arguments and is a feature of National...

Pages

Dodge County Independent

Dodge County Independent
Dodge County ADvantage
301 S. Mantorville Ave.
Plaza 57 • Suite 200
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
301 S. Mantorville Ave.
Plaza 57 • Suite 200
Kasson, MN 55944

507-634-7503