• Mrs. Durkee   5th Grade Teacher


      I live in Karlstad with my husband, Barry, and our dog & two cats.  I have four grown children, two boys & two girls.  

      I have had a variety of teaching experiences.  Before coming to GMR, I was the Early Childhood coordinator and School Readiness teacher for Marshall County Central.  When we moved to Karlstad seven 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. and took education classes at SCSU my junior year.

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

      I can be reached on Remind (parents), by email at jdurkee@greenbush.k12.mn.us, or by phone at 782-2232, ext. 231.


      2019-2020 Schedule:

      8:00 Morning meeting

      8:12 Breakfast

      8:30 PE

      9:00 Lang. Arts

      10:15 Read aloud

      10:30 AR

      11:00 Journaling

      11:15 Music (M,W,F)/Band (T,TH)

      11:48 Lunch/Recess

      12:45 Math

      1:50 Science

      2:30 Social Studies/Study Island