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New Bulldogs at GHS

Meet Ms. Lidgard, Ms. Hellman, and Mr. Zimmerman

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Garfield has over 130 staff members, a dauntingly large amount. With numerous counselors and a multitude of teachers, the staff community is no doubt big. To make these numbers a little less impersonal, let’s zoom in on a one notable teacher new to the dog pound.   

zimmermann-3Mr. Zimmerman: “I cook all the time, I was vegan for a long time so I’m pretty great at that, in fact I’m REALLY good at that.”

Say hello to Mr. Zimmerman, a new face at Garfield who not only teaches full-time Language Arts but manages to make cashew milk from scratch and run routinely in his free time. Alreading referring to Garfield as his home, Zimmerman is ecstatic to be a Bulldog.

Undergrad: UW

Favorite Book: Quality in every genre

Subject: Language Arts

Hobby: Cooking

Athletics: Hated middle school track and field, now avid runner

Fun Fact: Lived in Wisconsin, Indiana, Florida, Indiana (again), Mexico, Colorado, Illinois, and California by the age of 14.

hellmann-3Ms. Hellmann: “I played volleyball (…) we were undefeated league champions, that’s impressive.” Meet Ms. Hellmann, the ex-volleyball addict, now Algebra teacher, who is excited to be starting her first full-time teaching job at Garfield.

Undergrad: Saint Mary’s College

Book Genre: Post-Apocalyptic

Subject: Algebra

Hobby: Hiking  

Athletics: Volleyball

HomeTown: Palisade, Colorado

lidgard-3Ms. Lidgard: “I’m really excited (and happy) to be at Garfield. the students are all really great.”

Ms. Lidgard, or better known as Madame Lidgard to her French students, is thrilled to be working at Garfield this year. From piccolo playing to hard core board-gaming, Lidgard is bringing her distinctive hobbies and interests with her to the halls of GHS.

Undergrad: UW

Book Genre: Mystery

Subject: French

Hobby: Piccolo player

Athletics: Track and Field

HomeTown: Seattle, Washington

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