Mr. Hutchinson

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Mr. Hutchinson

Welcome to Heritage Middle School!  

Mr. Derek Hutchinson is joining HMS as a 7th grade social studies teacher. He graduated from MSUM with a degree in Elementary Education, and has recently completed his Masters in Educational Leadership from MSUM. Mr. Hutchinson has been with WFPS for the past five years, teaching 4th grade at Eastwood Elementary, and most recently 6th grade at Deer Creek. He has also been coaching boys' basketball at Sheyenne High School. He is looking forward to inspiring young minds to achieve more than they ever dreamed was capable!  

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Mr. Kienzle

Welcome to Heritage Middle School! 

Mr. Jacob Kienzle will be joining HMS teaching 7th grade ELA. He survived the frozen tundra of Grand Forks, ND and graduated from UND in 2012. A few years later he completed a master’s program at St. Catherine’s University in St. Paul, MN. Since then he has completed Holocaust and genocide studies at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in D.C. and in New York. Mr. Kienzle enjoys watching too many shows and movies, hoping for a Viking’s Super Bowl ring, reading, hunting, hiking, and just about everything else outdoors. He looks forward to working with an amazing staff to create a wonderful place to learn! “Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 

Ms. Hanson

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Ms. Hanson

Welcome to Heritage Middle School! 

Ms. Karissa Hanson will be joining Heritage Middle School teaching 7th grade science for the 2020-21 school year. She comes with prior teaching experience in Grafton, and most recently taught 6th grade science at Liberty Middle School and Deer Creek 6th grade in West Fargo Public Schools. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of North Dakota, and Science Education from Mayville State University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from NDSU. Karissa is looking forward to building relationships and creating a positive school culture with students and staff!  

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Mr. Cummings

Welcome to Heritage Middle School! 

Mr. Kyle Cummings will be joining HMS teaching 7th grade Math. He studied at Mayville State University and was a teacher and coach in Grand Forks for three years before coming to WFPS. Mr. Cummings enjoys sports, food, and spending time with his Wife Chelsey, puppy Ryder, friends and family. He looks forward to meeting our Heritage Middle School students. His favorite quote is, “Whatever you are, be a good one.”- Abe Lincoln