New Staff Member Spotlight


My name is Michelle Hernes and I am the new Title 1 teacher at GHEC Elementary School. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems and from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls with a master's degree in Elementary Educatio

- Michelle Hernes


Clarissa Smith


I attended South Dakota State for my undergrad and majored in Animal Science. I am a non traditional teacher, but am enrolled in my Master's program at South Dakota State University. I am entering year 2 as a teacher and am excited for my 1st year at GHEC!

- McKenzie Wagelie


Hi! My name is Kari McGregor! I have been in the social work field for 21 years. I earned my bachelor of science degree in social work from MSU, Mankato. I have worked as a secondary school social worker for the past 4 years at MCW. I am a GHEC grad and am so excited to be back!

- Kari McGregor

DeZ B.

Dez is a recent GHEC grad joining our paraprofessional staff this year! She is also in college, going into the Special Education field at Riverland Community College.

- Dezirae Blekestad


This will be my 18th year of teaching Special Education; I love what I do! I attended Southwest MN. State University and earned by BA in Communication/Literature as well as all my certifications in Special Education. I also earned my K-12 Administrative licensure through Saint Mary's University.

- Jessica Anderson