Judy Hamaker - Librarian

I’m Judy Hamaker, the part-time librarian at both the Emery and Bridgewater sites.

Formerly, I taught English, German, journalism, and was the librarian as well as the newspaper and yearbook adviser at Emery School. During the time I was yearbook adviser, Emery School boasted 25 consecutive All-State yearbook awards.

My husband Doug and I live in Mitchell; he is a financial representative for Thrivent Financial.

We have three grown children. Michael and his wife Mandie live in Omaha; they have three children: Kayla, Natalie, and Mitch. Elaine and husband Tyler Hottovy also live in Omaha; they have two children: Sydney and Ben. Our daughter Allison lives in Madison, WI. All five are graduates of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, NE. Perhaps our grandchildren will keep the Husker tradition going. Go Big Red!


I am proud to have taught and worked at this same school since August 1976. Now the grandchildren of my former students are in our school!