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Specials Team

Dave Cole 
Mr. Cole was raised only a few miles away in Middleton where he learned to love music, computers, games, camping, and family. He started teaching Music at Van Buren in 2002 and feels honored to be able to teach such wonderful students and work with such an awesome staff!

Jodi Himes
Mrs. Himes has been at Van Buren for 8 years, but this is her first year as the school’s computer teacher. She has a son in college and likes to watch her daughter play softball. Mrs. Himes likes to spend time at her ranch in Yellow Pine and she is looking forward to living there full time… someday.

Nelda Hubler 
Mrs. Hubler  likes books. She likes to read books. She likes to talk about books. She likes to share books. She likes to find out what books students like. She likes to collect books. She really like books... and music, and gardens, and crafting... which she also like to read about.

Giancarlo Torres
Physical Education
Mr. Torres is in his second year as Van Buren’s Physical Education teacher. He likes to travel, play, and watch sports.