• Macy Whiteside   
    Macy Whiteside     mwhiteside@nrheg.k12.mn.us

    I am the Community Education Director for NRHEG Public Schools and I am thrilled to work with people of all age ranges by hosting, organizing, creating, and teaching various types of recreation and enrichment classes for our community in order to promote and encourage lifelong learning.

    I believe that by providing lifelong learning opportunities we not only strengthen our bond to our fellow community members, but we also benefit economically, intellectually, cognitively, socially, and spiritually.

    I have spent my entire professional career working with community education.  I hold a Master's Degree in Education Leadership and obtained my Community Education Director's License from Minnesota State University, Mankato in 2015.

    My husband (Jon) and I along with our 2 children (Levi & Kendall) are very proud to call New Richland our home.  We live a short distance outside of town on a small hobby farm with our 2 horses and 2 dogs.  We enjoy spending time together, taking trips, and encouraging each other interrests such as youth football, wrestling, baseball, softwall, and horseback riding.

  •  Grace
    Grace Nelson     gnelson@nrheg.k12.mn.us       Elementary Building
    Hello!  My name is Grace Nelson. I grew up right outside the town of New Richland, Minnesota. I am the second oldest of nine children in my family. Playing with and teaching my siblings new things is something I enjoyed very much growing up. This passion for teaching continued to grow. I became a paraprofessional in the NRHEG Public Schools district after graduating high school. This confirmed that I wanted to pursue a career in Education. I have spent these last four years studying education and this spring I graduated with a B.A. in Elementary Education K-6, Early Childhood Education, and a Preprimary endorsement.

    I love preschoolers because they are always excited to learn. They say honest and inspirational things that help me see the world through their eyes. I am excited and looking forward to making many new little friends and helping them discover more about the amazing world they are a part of through singing, dancing, painting, playing, reading and more!

  • Elizbeth
    Elizabeth Nelson    enelson@nrheg.k12.mn.us     Secondary Building
    My name is Elizabeth Nelson. I was raised in New Richland, and am so blessed to be part of such a wonderful community. Growing up, I always enjoyed welcoming new children to our family and going on missions trips and meeting children. Whether it was my younger siblings or cousins, or children in orphanages, I had the honor and privilege to care for, love on many of them, and experience the joyous moments of young children. Through these experiences, I was able to view that every child is a blessing, and each one has a true purpose in life.

    After I graduated high school, I worked as a Paraprofessional in the NRHEG school district.  I flet that my calling was to become a teacher, and so I pursued that dream.  Currently, I am a graduate from Bethel University with a Bachelor degree, and a Tier 3 license in Elementary Education, Pre-primary Education, and Early Childhood Education.  During my college years, I had several opportunities to discover the exciting experiences preschool children brought to the room.  There really is never a dull moment with a preschool child, and I am so excited to engage in the joy that preschoolers bring to life, as well as help them discover their purpose.

  • Michelle Thiele    
    Michelle Thiele - Preschool 4-5 year old Paraprofessional
    I was born and raised in Owatonna, the youngest of four.  My family and I live west of Hope. My family includes my husband Joel and our four children. We have two sons, the oldest is 26 and just got married this year, the youngest is 22 years old. We also have two daughters who are 25 and 24 years old. All of whom attended and graduated from NRHEG school. Another member of our family is a 3 year old German Shepard and her name is Midji. I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with my family. I have worked for NRHEG Preschool for the past 17 years as a paraprofessional. The best part of my job is watching the children learn, grow and interact with their peers.

  • Stacy Hutchens    
    Stacy Hutchens - Preschool 3 year old Paraprofessional
    My name is Stacy Hutchens. I'm happy to say that this is my 4th year as a paraprofessional in the preschool classrooms at NRHEG schools. I am involved in our ECFE program in which I am the classroom aide in our "Adventures in Parenting" class and co-host our themed mini-class sessions for children ages 2-5 years old. I also enjoy teaching a variety of arts and crafts classes for Community Education after school, in the evenings, and throughout the summer. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband and our two kids.