phone: (320) 384-6443 ext 3198
Mrs. Williams began teaching at the Hinckley Elementary School in January of 2000. She has taught happily in first and second grade throughout her time at Hinckley Elementary School. The children keep her inspired and excited. "When you love what you do, it doesn't seem like a job at all." She feels blessed to have a career that feels more like fun than work.
Mrs. Williams graduated from Detroit Lakes Community High School in 1996. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Concordia College, Moorhead Minnesota in December of 1999. Her degree is in Elementary Education and Spanish. She received her Masters in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Thomas in May of 2003.
Mrs. Williams is married and has three delightful children and lots of pets. She enjoys running, shopping and spending time with her family.
Kelsey Odendahl-reading and math resource
Phone: (320) 384-6443 ext 3100
Mrs. Odendahl has been teaching first grade at Hinckley Elementary since Fall 2012. Prior to that, she taught 1st grade at East Central Elementary and was the ADSIS teacher at Hinckley Elementary. It was always a dream of hers to come back to teach where she went to school when she was a student.
Mrs. Odendahl attended the University of MN Duluth where she studied Elementary Education and Communication Arts and Literature. She then received her Master's Degree in Education at St. Mary's University.
Outside of teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family. Her family includes her husband, Eddie, her twin baby boys, Nash and Harlan, and their three black labs---Louis, Huntley, and Eva. She also enjoys shopping, hunting, hiking, and cleaning/redecorating/rearranging her house. :)
Phone: (320) 384-6443 ext 3197
My name is Ms. Larsen, and I will be a new 1st grade teacher at Hinckley Elementary. I graduated from Bethel University in St. Paul with a B. S. degree in Elementary Education K-6 and this will be my first year teaching!
I am from Webster, Wisconsin about 30 miles southeast of Hinckley along the Minnesota/Wisconsin border. I love the small town atmosphere and being outdoors in our beautiful area. I enjoy playing volleyball, drawing and painting, animals (I have three spoiled dogs), and spending time with family and friends. I can’t wait to begin my career at Hinckley Elementary and meet many wonderful students!
Phone: (320) 384-6443 ext 3099
My name is Mrs. Schmitz, and this will be my first year teaching! I graduated from the College of St. Scholastica with a B.S. in Elementary Education. I am from South Range, WI, which is a small town in northwest Wisconsin. I have a large family, with two sisters and three brothers. I really enjoy spending my time with my family and close friends. Some things I do outside of school include; running, golfing, watching movies, and painting. I have the wonderful opportunity to teach in the same school as my mother-in-law, also called Mrs. Schmitz. I am extremely excited to start my career in such a welcoming community and be apart of the fabulous Hinckley Elementary Staff.