Seven new faces greeted Fillmore Central students this school year

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Students at Fillmore Central’s high school and elementary campuses in Harmony and Preston were greeted with seven new instructors this year.

Heidi Brown will be teaching seventh and eighth grade special education. She is a graduate of Winona State University and previously taught in the Sartell School District. She said her kids, cooking and watching crime shows are her main interests. “But they (the crime shows) must be solved, or I lose sleep!” she noted.

Megan Brown will be teaching seventh and eighth grade intro to agriculture, food, animal and plant science, ag shop skills and serving as FC’s FFA advisor. Brown hails from Rushford and is a graduate of South Dakota State University. Her hobbies and interests include snow skiing, kayaking, fishing, gardening, landscaping and reading. She and her husband have a small Simmental and Maine Anjou cattle herd.

Sheila Goetzke will be teaching second grade this year. She is from St. Paul and received her degree from Hamline University. She previously taught seven years in the St. Paul School District. Her hobbies and interests include reading, running, painting, cooking, gardening/sustainable ecology and spending time with her husband and their pets.

Angie Kennedy will be teaching sixth grade this year. She is from LeRoy. She attended Iowa State University and has prior teaching experience with K-12 special education, as a K-5 autism spectrum disorder teacher, K-12 speech/language teacher and 4-7 general education instructor. Her hobbies include attending sporting events and motorcycle day trips and her interests include technology and educational literature.

 Amy Miron will be the 5-6 grade special education teacher. She grew up in Cumberland, Wis., and attending Franciscan University in Ohio. This will be her fourth year of teaching special education. Last year she taught seventh and eighth grade special education in the Chatfield School District. “I’m excited to be teaching elementary students this year,” she noted. Miron said she loves growing flowers, baking during the holidays and spending time with family.

Andy Todd will be teaching tenth grade U.S. history and seventh grade civics. He will also be serving as a football, basketball and golf coach. Todd is from Harmony and attended Luther College in Decorah. This is his first full year of teaching, although he served as a substitute teacher at FC last year. His hobbies and interests are playing golf and following all the Minnesota sports teams.

Daron Wiltgen is teaching second grade. She hails from Cresco and attended the University of Northern Iowa. While this is her first year of teaching full-time, Wiltgen served as a full-time long-term substitute kindergarten teacher at FC last year. She said she loves to watch sports, plays town league volleyball in the winter and enjoys kayaking in the summer.