Mrs. Michelle Ulferts
OHS has welcomed a new Special Education teacher, Mrs. Michelle Ulferts. Before deciding to become a part of OHS, Mrs. Ulferts worked at a level four Special Ed program in Waseca for 14 years. Prior to teaching, she worked in a juvenile detention facility for seven years. Mrs. Ulferts grew up in Wells, Minnesota and graduated high school from United South Central. She then went on to graduate from Minnesota State in Mankato, and did her post graduate work at the University of St. Mary’s in Winona.
Mrs. Ulferts enjoys being able to help kids with emotional and behavior disorders and revels in seeing them succeed. Mrs. Ulferts said, “Making a difference, and having kids be able to get an education and to deal with whatever is in the way of them getting an education, is very rewarding.”
Mrs. Ulferts always had the intention to be a teacher. When Mrs. Ulferts was younger, she would take the books that were being thrown out, and play school with her friends. Mrs. Ulferts initially wanted to become an elementary teacher because she wanted to teach every subject, but then decided that in case she could not get a job in elementary education, she would get her Special Ed license as a backup plan. However, when she started to teach the Special Ed program, she loved it and never looked back.