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OHS gains new equity coach Ms. Emilia Witthuhn

Ms. Emilia Witthuhn is the new English 11 co-teacher, alongside Mr. Wood, and an English language development (ELD) teacher at OHS. Ms. Witthuhn attended the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minn. where she received a bachelor’s degree in German. 

During her studies, Ms. Witthuhn received the opportunity to study abroad. Ms. Witthuhn said, “I am interested in languages. I got a certificate to teach English when I was abroad and that is when it clicked for me.” This traveling sparked her interest to teach.

After teaching courses overseas in Austria, Witthuhn moved back to the United States where she received her teaching license at Hamline University in St. Paul. Before starting at the OHS, Ms. Witthuhn taught at Worthington High School in Worthington, Minn. Ms. Witthuhn said, “I thought about going to another state or abroad again, but I decided to stay in Minnesota to be closer with my family.” For her sixth year of teaching, she decided to accept a teaching position at OHS for various reasons.

I am interested in languages. I got a certificate to teach English when I was abroad and that is when it clicked for me.”

— Ms. Witthuhn

At OHS, Ms. Witthuhn looks forward to connecting, learning from and building relationships with students. Junior Mickey Sanchez said, “She is responsible with everything she has to do, she is committed to her job. When there are people on their cell phones, she directs them.” Furthermore, Ms. Witthuhn wants to be an asset in the classroom and to get to know her students for this school year.

Outside of school, Ms. Witthuhn loves dedicating herself to traveling, reading, baking, cooking and knitting. Ms. Witthuhn said, “I like reading. I like cooking, baking and living. Mostly traveling.” Students can find Ms. Witthuhn in B-106 and C-306.

 

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