Erich richter- HFHS Art
phone: (320) 384-6132 ext 2002
This is Mr. Richter's 4th year teaching at Hinckley-Finlayson high school, with previous teaching experiences in Silver Bay and Pine City. Mr. Richter's undergraduate education includes a Bachelor's in Art from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND, a Bachelor's in Art Education from Valley City State University, in Valley City, ND. He earned a Masters of Art Education from the University of Nebraska Kearney. He is originally from Mora, Minnesota.
Mr. Richter lives in Hinckley with his wife and four kids. He enjoys drawing, painting, and digital art but has taught many mediums, including ceramics, sound recording, video production, and other traditional art types. He was only the second student at NDSU to complete his entire Senior Art Show exhibition with digital art work (Photoshop drawings). He is also active with the Hinckley Evangelical Free Church youth group, as a youth leader. As hobbies, he enjoys singing, songwriting, playing guitar (and bass guitar, and harmonica), jogging, running 5k-10k races, playing in softball leagues, weight lifting, watching college and professional sports, and complaining about politics.
Mr. Richter advises Yearbook, coaches junior high football and junior high baseball, and monitors the weight room. He can be found down in the basement of the high school, usually with Pandora music playing some Classic Rock, or something else that students can tolerate listening to, in room 002.
Emily Bengtson - band
phone: (320) 384-6132 ext 2123
Ms. Bengtson joined the Hinckley-Finlayson staff in 2016. She teaches Jaguar Band and Concert Band at the high school, as well as 5th and 6th grade bands at Hinckley Elementary and Finlayson Elementary.
Ms. Bengtson is from Buffalo, MN. She graduated from Concordia College, Moorhead in 2016 with a B.A. in Music Education (instrumental emphasis). During her time at Concordia, she student taught 6th-8th grade band at Discovery Middle School in Fargo, ND.
Beyond teaching, Ms. Bengtson loves playing handbells, thrift shopping, drinking tea, and spending time with family.
elizabeth sikkink - Choir
phone: (320) 384-6132 ext 2121
My name is Elizabeth Sikkink. I grew up and graduated in Hinckley, then went onto Bethel University in St. Paul MN. I graduated with a degree in K-12 Music Education with an emphasis in Choral/Vocal music. I also took many courses in Theatre Education. I am conducting Jaguar Choir, and Concert Choir at the High School. As well as, teaching music in Finlayson.
In my spare time I enjoy hunting, reading a LOT, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.