Sport: Volleyball, head coach
My family: Husband Jason, and step-daughter Nora.
My high school: Littlefork, Minn.
My college (and degree): College of Saint Benedict, Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education.
My sports achievements: Particvipated in the volleyball state tournament in 2005 (consolation). Participated in softball state tournament in 2003 and 2005. Played in the NCAA Elite 8 for CSB in 2008.
Other life achievements: Graduated college in four years, got a job right out of college.
My favorite sports experience (as a player): Creating great memories and gaining lifetime friends through sports.
My favorite sports experience (as a coach): Seeing the progress athletes make throughout the season and as they get older.
Something most people don’t know about me: I love to travel, and I also love to hunt and fish!
It’s been an event-filled three weeks for 20 students and two teachers from Oldenburg, Germany. Their time went quickly and, alas, is up. By the time you read this, the group should nearly be home to Germany.
The students arrived Wednesday, Sept. 25, right in the middle of Homecoming Week for Eden Valley-Watkins. They jumped in and enjoyed all the Homecoming festivities. They also toured local businesses and towns, helped at the elementary schools, and participated in classes at the high school. They also had a few days off to enjoy time with their host families.
ECFE is hosting a Harvest Party for families with children ages 3-5. There will be a party in both locations, Watkins Elementary School and Kimball Elementary School from 6 to
7:30 p.m. The Watkins party is Monday, Oct. 28. The Kimball party is Tuesday, Oct. 29.
The fun evenings will have fall-themed activities, including an obstacle course.
The cost is $5 per family. Please wear black and orange to the party. For questions, please call ECFE office at (320) 398-7700, ext. 218.
Class/Grade/Subject(s): District Curriculum and Assessment Coordinator (was Special Ed. teacher for grades 7-12 from 1979-2012)
My family: I'm married to David Borgert. We have two sons: Andrew and Benjamin, and two graddaughters: Aya and Claire.
I grew up in: St. Cloud.
My high school: Cathedral High School in St. Cloud.
Twenty tenth-graders and two of their teachers arrived in the middle of Homecoming week at Eden Valley-Watkins High School. They came from Graf Anton Guenther School in Oldenburg, Germany; their school has about 1,000 students in grades 5-12.
They are part of the German American Partnership Program, a student exchange program. This year a group comes from Germany, and next summer a group will go from EV-W to Germany.