Hello to KSD and Community!

I want to take the opportunity to introduce myself to you and tell you just a little bit about my family.  My name is Michael Housel and I am a retired First Sergeant, US Army, with 27 years service.  I taught at Watford City High School for four years after retiring in 2015 and moving to North Dakota.  Amanda and I have been married for over 22 years now.  She is a nurse at CHI-St Alexius in Dickinson and oldest daughter of David and Diane Watkins of Manning.

We have 6 wonderful children.  Four girls and two boys.  Our oldest daughter, Stephanie (30), is overseas on her second military deployment as a Civil Affairs Specialist.  Her desire is to begin teaching English​upon her return next month.

 Our next oldest daughter is Michaela(22).  She is a manager at McDonald’s in Dickinson.  She is looking into attending college soon.

My oldest son is Jordan (19), who just finished basic and AIT in the Army and will be a member of the 188th NDNG Band out of Fargo playing saxophone.  He will be studying medicine at UND.

Our next oldest daughter is Courtney (18) who is a Senior this year at KHS.  She plays clarinet in the band and has won many accolades in her HS career.  She is planning to study medicine at UND also next fall.

Next is our youngest daughter, Hannah(13) who is in 8th grade.  Hannah plays clarinet in band and sings in choir.  She also plays and enjoys volleyball at KHS.  She plans to go to veterinary school.

Our youngest child is our son, Ashton(4).  He was not expected but brings our family much joy.  As smart as a whip, he plans to go to preschool next fall here in Killdeer.

Well, that’s about it for me.  I am very grateful for the opportunity to teach the children of this community.  Thus far it has been a wonderful experience.  I appreciate all of the support of community members and staff/administration of this school district.  I feel like a member of the family.

My plan is to continue building an amazing music program here and retire eventually.

See you at the events!
Mike Housel
1SG Retired, US Army
KSH Band/Choir Director