• Mrs. Durkee's Intro


      Hello!  My name is Mrs. Jennifer Durkee, and I am the new 5th grade teacher at GMR this year.  I live in Karlstad with my husband, Barry, our two cats and one dog.  I have four children, two boys & two girls.  We just took our youngest daughter, Kalli, to college for her first year, so we are beginning a new chapter in our lives.

      I have had a variety of teaching experiences.  Most recently, I was the Early Childhood coordinator and School Readiness teacher for Marshall County Central.  When we moved to Karlstad six years ago, I was a long term sub at Franklin Middle School in 6th grade Communications for most of a year.  Prior to that, I taught reading intervention for K-6th grade in Alexandria.  I have also taught 2nd-5th grades in private schools in the Elk River area and Moorhead.  I graduated from Crown College with a degree in elem. ed.

      Some of my interests are reading, scrapbooking, and baking.  I enjoy hiking and kayaking.  

      I'm excited for this new opportunity and am looking forward to meeting many new people!