Middle School Faculty Profiles

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Donald “Brett” Srader

6th Grade English Language Arts

Master of International Education Management (In Progress) – Middlebury Institute for International Studies

Bachelor of Arts – Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota

Certifications – Kentucky Department of Education, 5-9 English Language Arts






Cathy Seifert

Middle School Science

M.S. Special Education, Specialty: Learning Disabilities, University of Texas at Dallas

B.S. Biology, University of Dallas, Irving, TX, USA

ELL Certificate, SUNY

Texas Teaching Certificate, Secondary Level Science



Swapnil S. Pawar

MS Physical Education Teacher

Master of Science Education - Teacher Leadership, Walden University, MN, USA

Bachelor of Commerce (Management), Mumbai University, Mumbai, India

TEFL/TESOL Certificate, International TEFL Academy Chicago, Illinois,

Licensed Fitness Expert, International Sports Science Association (ISSA), California




William H. Griffin

Middle School French and Spanish

Master of Arts, French Language and Civilization – New York University in Paris, France.

Bachelor of Arts, Foreign Languages – Lewis and Clark College. Portland, Oregon.

Certifications – Washington State K-12, French.




Beth Mueller

Literacy Teacher

Bachelor of Arts, University of the East, Manila, Philippines

Masters of Education – Teaching English as a Second Language, The College of New Jersey, New Jersey, USA




Susan Offerdahl

Middle School Art

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Visual Arts, Bemidji State University, Bemidji, Minnesota USA

Masters of Science, Textiles and Clothing, North Dakota State University, Fargo

Bachelor of Science, Vocational Home Economics Education, North Dakota State

Bachelor of Science, General Home Economics with Concentration in Extension, University of Minnesota, St. Paul

Teaching Licensures, Visual Arts K-12 and Consumer Homemaking / Family Life 9-12 & Home Economics 7-12. Minnesota Vocational License & Standard License

PhD Graduate Coursework in Textiles, Surface Design, and Fibers, Iowa State Univ.


Brian Higginson

Middle and High School Theater

Certificate in Education: Birmingham University

Bachelor of Philosophy: Drama in Education. University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Master of Arts: Creative Writing. Sheffield Hallam University.




John, Chiang Cheng-Chi, MS & HS Mandarin

Master of Linguistics, Fu Jen Catholic University, Taiwan.

Bachelor of English Language, Literature and Linguistics, Providence University, Taiwan.

Certificate: Proficiency for Teaching Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language, Ministry of Education, Taiwan.




Barbara Stief - Choir Director MS, HS

BA Conducting State Academie Trossingen, Germany

MA Music Education, Richard Strauss Conservatory, Munich Germany

MMUS Performance & Music Theory, University of Southern Mississippi

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