Bill Peel - Superintendent/Elementary Principal
Before coming to Willow River Area School, Mr. Peel retired from active military service in 2009. He began his educational career at Hinckley Elementary, where he taught 4th and 6th grades, and then was a Dean of Students for 5 years.
Nikki Molis - Assistant to the Elementary Principal
Wendy Kenowski - Elementary Admin Assistant
Kelly Ketchum - School Counselor
This is my first year as the K-12 School Counselor at Willow River Area School. I am very familiar with this school though, as I spent all of my Pre K- 12 grade years here as a student!
Since then I earned a Bachelor’s of Applied Science degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota, Duluth. I then spent several years working in the mental health field with children, adolescents, and families. My passion for this work and the desire to be in a school led me to get a Master’s of Science in Education degree in School Counseling from the University of Wisconsin, Superior.
As a school counselor it is my responsibility and desire to help and support all students to reach their highest potential academically, socially/emotionally, and in their future careers. I am beyond happy that I have the opportunity to do this in a school that is so special to me.
Outside of counseling students some of my favorite things to do are spend time with my family, fish, boat, anything outside, read, and watch movies!