Hello and welcome to our class site! My name is Michelle Riedel! I am entering into my 7th year as an Art Teacher and my third year teaching at Alcester-Hudson. I am beyond blessed to have found a career that I love so much! I enjoy spending my days creating and sharing with others. Before moving to South Dakota, I taught 4 years of art at Crestwood Elementary and Junior High schools in Cresco, IA. I have also taught studio Art classes and camps at the Octagon, Hearst, and Art Haus Art Centers. The Arts are a huge part of our family. My husband Grant and I actually met in an Art class at the University of Northern Iowa. Our daughter Raegan, who will be 4 this September, loves to play and create whenever she gets a chance. Our son, Fynn was welcomed into our family this past December. We couldn't love him more.
It is hard to believe that it has been two years since our little family moved from our Iowa home to Vermillion, South Dakota to start a new adventure. My husband, Grant is in the process of getting his Ph.D in English and teaching at the University of South Dakota and WIT community college in Sioux City, IA. We are loving our knew life here in South Dakota and have been so blessed to be welcomed into our new communities in Vermillion, Alcester-Hudson and Sioux City!