Volga Christian School

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Richard Brubakken


Richard received his undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, SD.  He secured his Master's Degree in Education Administration from SDSU.  He taught 2nd and 5th grade in Milbank, SD prior to serving for four years as the Elementary School Prinicipal in Webster, SD.  For the next 28 years, Richard was an elementary principal in Brookings, SD.  This is his second year as administrator at Volga Christian School.  Two highlights of his career are being selected as South Dakota's National Disinguished Principal in 2001 and when the school he was leading in 2014, was selected as a National Blue Ribbon School.  

Richard is married to Janet and they have 2 grown children, Erik and Erin.  Both Erik and Erin live in Sioux Falls.  Janet is a retired teacher who spends much of her time tutoring and working with children.  Richard and Janet will be celebrating their 40th Wedding Anniversary in 2018!  Richard enjoys all types of crafting but is most fond of quilting.  He also enjoys baking, reading and taking walks.

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Richard Brubakken
Elizabeth Christensen
5th and 6th Grade Instructor
Stephanie Dick
Preschool/Kindergarten Prep Instructor
Beth Eich
Administrative Assistant
Hope Gauger
Music Instructor
Jennifer Hosmer
1st and 2nd Grade Instructor
Jessica Kaemingk
3rd and 4th Grade Instructor
David Novak
7th and 8th Grade Instructor
Maria Schlueter
Kindergarten Instructor
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  Brubakken, Richard Contract Administrator Email
  Christensen, Elizabeth 5th & 6th Grade Teacher Email
  Dick, Stephanie Preschool & Kindergarten Prep Teacher Email
  Eich, Beth School Coordinator Email
  Gauger, Hope Music Instructor Email
  Hosmer, C.T. Custodian
  Hosmer, Jennifer 1st & 2nd Grade Teacher Email
  Kaemingk, Jessica 3rd & 4th Grade Teacher Email
  Novak, David 7th & 8th Grade Teacher Email
  Schlueter, Maria Kindergarten Teacher Email