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Heather Pagel


Lake Area Tech welcomed Heather to the team in August 2020 as an adjunct psychology instructor. She has an Associate of Applied Science degree in Human Services, a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services Administration, and a Master of Science degree in Psychology from Purdue University Global. Heather’s background includes roles as: Adjunct Psychology Professor with Mount Marty University, 2018-current; Family Service Worker, Head Start Program, Interlakes Community Action Partnership 2020-Current; President, 4 the Kids SD, 501 C3 Non-profit that pays for K-12 student lunches in Codington, Hamlin, and Clark counties in South Dakota 2017-Current; Court Appointed Special Advocate with the 3rd Judicial Circuit Court, East Central CASA 2019-Current; and Postmaster, Castlewood Post Office, 2015-2020.

Heather lives in Watertown, with her significant other,  Jon, and 2 children. Jacob is 21 and a LATC Alumni, class of 2020, and Hailey is 14 and will be in the 9th Grade. They have 3 dogs, Freckles, Max, and Abby, a new baby kitten named Wesley, and a dwarf hamster. She enjoys helping others and sitting on numerous boards of local non-profits. She loves movies, playing darts, and reading books.

Heather Pagel
General Education Adjunct/Psychology