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USC adds six new teachers to its faculty lineup

By Staff | Sep 4, 2016

United South Central School District has six new teachers, clockwise beginning in the back row, John Soucheray, Brandon Neseth, Doug Sahr, Todd Husfeldt, Ethel Aranda-Rodriguez, and Brandee Meyer.

The school bells will be ringing at any moment, and while the students are soaking in their last few minutes of summer, the teachers at United South Central are getting hard to work.

This year USC welcomes six new teachers, who will be filling positions in both the elementary and high school classes.

USC’s new teachers are Ethel Aranda, Todd Husfeldt, Brandee Meyer, Brandon Neseth, Doug Sahr, and John Soucheray.

Ethel Aranda

Ethel Aranda will be USC’s new high school Spanish teacher. She received a medical secretary diploma, and acquired her teaching knowledge certification as well as her Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) certification.

In her past, Aranda has been a third grade teacher, a first grade teacher, a sixth grade teacher, and an assistant principal in a school in Monterrey, Mexico. She has also been an EBD?paraprofessional at USC?Elementary.

Aranda will be experiencing this new position in her life with the support of her husband and their two children.

Todd Husfeld

Todd Husfeld and his wife Tiffany have lived in Wells for the past five years along with their sons Reagan, 8, Grayson, 7, and Collen, 6. Now, Husfeld will be put into a new role in his community as USC’s elementary teacher that specifically handles Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Emotional Behavior Disorders (EBD).

Husfeld received his bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Minnesota State University, Mankato as well as a degree in social studies and economics. He received his master’s degree at Minnesota State Mankato as well, receiving a degree in special education with EBD?and ASD.

Brandee Meyer

Students in seventh and eighth grade had better learn their numbers before summer is up because Brandee Meyer will be their new math teacher.

Meyer received her bachelor degree from Hamline University in Life Science and received a minor in education. Her past experience shows she has been a Title One paraprofessional as well as a third and fourth grade teacher at Kid’s Academy and a summer teacher at Kid Zone.

She and her fiancee Johnathan live in Wells with their two children, Ellie and Reed.

Brandon Neseth

They say a family that teaches together stays together. Brandon and his wife Elizabeth Neseth are no exception to that saying. Though Brandon will be the only Neseth teaching at USC, his wife Elizabeth also teaches in Medford.

Brandon Neseth is teaching seventh and eighth grade. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Minnesota and received a few master credits from Winona State. The past six years of Neseth’s life have been devoted to the Buffalo Lake-Hector-Stewart school system, but says he looks forward to getting to know all things USC.

Doug Sahr

Students from seventh all the way to 12th grade get to meet Doug Sahr. He is USC’s new Industrial Arts teacher.

After Sahr will have his full days in the USC Industrial Arts classrooms, he spends his time with his two favorite girls. One of those girls is his wife, Ann, and his other favorite girl? His and Ann’s daughter, Norah.

Sahr received his degree in Agricultural Education from South Dakota State University, Brookings. Previously, he worked at the Academy for Sciences and Agriculture (AFSA), and also spent some time teaching at a charter school in Vadnais Heights.

John Soucheray

John Soucheray is all about social studies. As a matter of fact, this Twin Cities native is nuts about history. And that’s a good thing because he will be teaching USC’s high school social studies classes.

Soucheray received his bachelors degree from St. Mary’s University in history and social studies in 2014, and received his masters from St. Mary’s just this past year.

He student taught at St. Charles High School and now is ready to give USC all he’s got.