Meet the Teacher

This is my 11th year teaching at Hastings Middle School! Following graduation from Winona State University, I began my teaching career in Rochester, MN. During my tenure at Rochester, I completed my Master’s degree through St. Mary’s University.

The bulk of my school day is spent teaching 5th and 6th grade Tech Lit. Other classes I have taught at HMS include Enrichment, You in the Middle, Wilderness Experience, Gateway, and Harbor Program. Outside of the school day, I help at OASIS after school and advise the HMS Outdoors Club.

Some of my hobbies include watching rugby, fishing, hunting, and spending time with my family.

Mr. Valek