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. My husband and I built our home in Esko 20 years ago and we have two sons that attend Esko Public Schools. 

This is my 6th 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 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, you will probably find me at a local hockey rink or ball field watching my boys participate in their various activities. I also enjoy spending time with my family, fishing, hiking, biking, and traveling.

I am very excited to be 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!