Mrs. Durand

Hello! My name is Mrs. Durand and I am a 1st grade teacher at Winterquist Elementary. I was raised on the Iron Range and graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth with a bachelors degree in Human Resource Management. I have lived in Esko for 24 years and enjoy being a member of the Esko community.

This is my 9th year teaching at Winterquist. Prior to teaching, I had been involved with Esko Public Schools for 8 years as a parent volunteer and a substitute Paraprofessional. It was during this time that I found my true calling to become a teacher. I earned my Graduate Teaching License and Masters of Teaching from the College of St. Scholastica and I am licensed to teach grades K-6 and grades 5-8 (Social Studies). I also completed my student teaching in kindergarten right here at Esko with Mrs. Knutson! I am very excited to be teaching at Winterquist Elementary! This is my dream job!

When not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, hiking, biking, and traveling. I have two sons that have both attend/attended Esko public schools.  I also enjoy watching my boys in their various sports/activites.

I LOVE teaching 1st grade and look forward to making this a fun and successful year for your child. Please feel free to contact me as communication is the key to success!

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Contact: mdurand@esko.k12.mn.us
Phone: 218-879-3361 ext 257