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Ms. Poffenberger

Welcome to Heritage Middle School! 

Ms. Mae Poffenberger will be joining HMS teaching 8th grade Math. She received her BA in Elementary Education w/ Math Endorsement from Concordia College, Moorhead. She has been teaching 4 years at Liberty Middle School teaching 8th grade math. When she is not in school some of her favorite things to do include watching Netflix, traveling, bullet journaling, and enjoying the company of friends and family. Ms. Poffenberger is excited for new creative opportunities and working with a fabulous team at HMS! "Working hard is important, but there's something that matters even more: believing in yourself." -Harry Potter 

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Mrs. Bostad Kienzle

Welcome to Heritage Middle School! 

Ms. Brita Bostad Kienzle will be joining HMS teaching 8th grade ELA. She received her Undergrad from UND in English, her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from St. Katherine's University, is National Board Certified in Adolescent English Language Arts, and served as a 2017 United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Teacher Fellow in Washington, D.C. She is passionate about social justice education and recently attended a 2 week long training in New York City working closely with and learning from Holocaust survivors and social justice activists. She taught her first 5 years at WFHS as an English teacher for English Learners, specifically students new to the country. She then taught 2 years as an 8th grade ELA teacher for WFPS. Some of her favorite things to do when not in school are reading books, travelling, and binge-watching shows on Netflix. Her family includes her husband who is also teaching at HMS, their daughter Lena, and their dog Gus. “My humanity is bound up in yours for we can only be human together. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.”-Desmond Tutu 

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Mr. Vogel

Welcome to Heritage Middle School! 

Mr. Sam Vogel will be joining HMS teaching 8th grade Social Studies. He received his Bachelor of Science at North Dakota State University. Mr. Vogel has been teaching 2 years at Liberty Middle School. When he is not in school, he enjoys playing sports, being outdoors, music and just relaxing. His favorite quote: "Heroes get remembered, but legends never die" - Babe Ruth 

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Mrs. Bredeson

Welcome to Heritage Middle School! 

Mrs. Elyssa Bredeson will be joining HMS teaching 8th grade Science. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences Education from North Dakota State University and her Masters of Curriculum and Instruction from University of Jamestown. When Mrs. Bredeson is not at school, she enjoys quilting, being outdoors, playing with her son, going to the zoo, and visiting the North Shores of Lake Superior. Mrs. Bredeson looks forward to building Hawk Culture at Heritage Middle School! "Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game." -Babe Ruth