Ydstie family pictureI grew up in Zumbrota, MN and graduated from Zumbrota-Mazeppa in 2006. I participated in a wide-range of activities from soccer, track, band and ballet to math league, SADD, Mock Trial and NHS.

I later attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN where I met my husband Isaac. Funny side note, I also played bassoon on the Concordia College Band tour to Norway with now KoMet band director Tony Boldt!  In the end, I finished up college with bachelor’s degrees in both Math Education and German. After receiving VDAC and Fulbright scholarships, I spent two years living in Kassel, Germany. While there, I took math education courses and worked in a German high school as an English teaching assistant. 

Then I spent seven years teaching upper level math courses (Intermediate Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, College Algebra, Trigonometry, and AP Calculus) at Southland School District in Adams, MN. In 2018, I attended St. Mary's University online to attain 18 credits in graduate level mathematics.

In 2019, we were very excited to join the KoMet family! Isaac teaches PLTW at the middle school and I am teaching Algebra 2, Enriched Algebra 2, Honors Algebra 2, Introduction to Statistics, and SMSU Calculus here at the high school.

In my free time, I enjoy spending time with Isaac, our daughter Maria and dog Lucy (you may see us taking walks around town together). I also like reading historical fiction novels, visiting family and friends, and being outdoors.