• Hi! I am very excited to be at Tech High School and South Junior High this year! At South, I will be teaching the 8th grade trimester course, World Languages and Cultures. I share my school day with Tech High School where I teach German in the mornings. I recently joined the district and previously taught in the Black Hills in western South Dakota. Teaching is a second career for me. Prior to teaching, I spent 10 years in the United States Air Force. That life led me to Europe where I was fortunate to immerse myself in the cultures of the United Kingdom, Germany, and Italy. My educational background is in International Relations and Psychology. Additionally, I have studied and picked up a few languages along the way. Languages and cultures are truly my passion and I feel very fortunate to get to teach this class! Besides language, culture, and traveling, I enjoy spending time with my boys playing games, riding bikes, and hiking. I also enjoy photography—don’t be surprised if you spot me taking pictures at Munsinger Gardens!


    The best way to contact me is via email at the following email address: kelly.marquardt@isd742.org - please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

    I am also available by phone: (320) 370-8432

    I cannot be reached during the school day this way, but you may leave a voicemail.


    Click the link below for a brief overview of my 8th Grade World Languages and Cultures course at South:

    World Languages and Cultures Trimester Course