Mrs. Mach's Second Grade.
I grew up in Willow River and attended the Willow River School (grades 1,2, and 3 in Sturgeon Lake, and grades 4 through 12 in Willow River). After graduation, I attended the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth. After college, I taught for two years in Uvalde, Texas. Upon returning home, I was hired by Mr. George Glum, then Superintendent of Willow River School.
I began teaching for the Willow River Area School District in 1975. I taught for several years at our K-2 school building in Sturgeon Lake. When it closed in the early 80's, I was moved down to our Willow River building. I taught until 2009, when I thought I was ready for retirement. No sooner had I retired, then I realized I had made a big mistake! I missed teaching so much!
In 2010, Willow River very kindly offered me a teaching position. I have been happily teaching second grade since 2010. I live on a beef farm east of Sturgeon Lake with my husband, Jim. We have six adult children and four grand children.
Mrs. Twining's Second Grade.
Mrs. Twining grew up in Esko, MN. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Superior and graduated in 2003. After graduating, she was a substitute teacher in the local area for two years. Then she taught at Moose Lake Elementary in second grade for another two years. Mrs. Twining has been teaching second grade at Willow River since 2008. She received her Master's Degree from St. Mary's University in 2011.
Mrs. Twining has been married since 2004 to her college sweetheart, Mike. Together they have two children, Alexa and Ryan. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking in state parks, biking, camping, and kayaking.