Karlajean Becvar - English 7, Adv. english 11, creative writing
phone: (320) 384-6132 ext 2314
Mrs. Becvar has been part of the Hinckley-Finlayson staff as an English teacher for 31 years. She teaches Voyager I & Voyager III Reading, English 7, Reading Skills 7, AP English Language & Composition, and College Creative Writing.
Mrs. Becvar graduated from the University of MN, Mankato (formerly Mankato State University)in 1985 with a BS degree in English education and a concentration in writing, Mrs. Becvar not only remains current in the writing field through continuing education, but also writes on a regular basis. Her first novel came out June 2012, her second novel June 2013, and her third novel was out on the 120th Anniversary of the Hinckley Fire, September 1, 2014. The fourth and final book of the series is slated to be out the summer of 2017.
Mrs. Becvar has been married for thirty years. She and her husband, Jay, have 80 acres and raise chickens, cats, collies (rough and smooth) for show and companionship, and one collie wannabe. Both she and her husband enjoy nature, reading, camping, hiking, gardening, fishing, ATV riding, and traveling.
Dan Kreft - english 9 & 12
phone: (320) 384-6132 ext 2311
Mr. Kreft began his teaching career in 1999 at Hinckley-Finlayson High School.
Mr. Kreft graduated from Sibley East High School in 1993. He earned his bachelor degree in English from St. John's University in 1997. He then attended The University of Iowa and earned his teaching certification in 1999. Mr Kreft earned his masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Thomas in 2003.
Mr. Kreft is happily married to his wife Heather. They have two sons, Lucas and Harrison. Mr. Kreft enjoys playing and watching most sports, particularly basketball. In addition, he enjoys hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors. Mr. Kreft is also the Commissioner of a Fantasy Football League and the Hinckley Horseshoe League. He also is the Head Boys Basketball coach.
Samantha anderson - English 8, Voyager III
phone: 320-384-6132 ext 2312
Ms. Anderson graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2012. She student taught at Northwestern Middle School in Poplar, WI, as well as Superior Senior High School in Superior, WI. After graduating from UW-Superior she became a substitute teacher for the School District of Superior.
Ms. Anderson graduated in 2008 from Wrenshall High School. Graduated in 2012 from the University of Wisconsin-Superior with a Bachelor's degree in English Education and a minor in History Education.
Outside of school, Ms. Anderson enjoys spending time outdoors, running, biking, and in the winter, snowboarding. She also enjoys watching sports. My favorite teams to follow are the Vikings, Twins, and Timberwolves!