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Dr. Spies

Welcome to Heritage Middle School!

Dr. Erin Spies serves as the Heritage Middle School Principal. She earned her Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Dakota, Master’s Degree in School Counseling from Adler Graduate School, and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Secondary Education/Communication Studies and Theatre from the University of Sioux Falls. She started her career in education as a high school Speech and Theatre teacher at Washington High School in Sioux Falls, SD. After graduating with her Masters Degree in School Counseling, Dr. Spies worked as a school counselor at Sheyenne 9th Grade Center and then Liberty Middle School. She transitioned to the role of Assistant Principal at LMS before accepting her new role as principal of Heritage Middle School. When not in school Dr. Spies enjoys spending time at the lake with her husband and two dogs, reading, doing water sports and traveling. She is looking forward to establishing new traditions at HMS and is proud to be a part of the Hawk community! Dr. Spies’ favorite quote “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”― Nelson Mandela

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Mr. Stecher

Welcome to Heritage Middle School! 

Mr. Michael Stecher will be joining HMS as our Assistant Principal and Activities Director for the 2020-2021 school year. Mr. Stecher earned his bachelor in biological sciences at UND and earned his Master's in educational leadership at NDSU. He originally taught primarily high school science but found himself loving working with middle school learners. Since then, he has made middle school education his focus and passion. When not in school Mr. Stecher enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, reading, golf, board games, basketball and podcasts. He is looking forward to building a tradition and culture from the ground up at Heritage Middle School.  Mr. Stecher’s favorite quote "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."-Unknown 

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Dr. Cronin