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Staff Bio's

 

 (Photo by Kurt Menk Arlington Enterprise) 
 

My name is Brandy Barrett and I am the Director of Green Isle Community School and Clover Kids Child Care. I have been the Director for 5 years and have loved every minute of it. I am faced with new challenges every day and love to see the smiling children at school. I live in Winsted with my husband and 2 sons. One son attends Minnesota State University Mankato and the other son attends Glencoe Silver-Lake High School. I enjoy camping, watching, my kids play sports and scrapbooking.

Jacque Bauleke Jacque.Bauleke@greenislecommunityschool.org

My name is Jacquel Bauleke and I am the Toddler Teacher. I went to college for Elementary Education at Minnesota State University Mankato. After graduating I came to Green Isle Community School. This will be my 5th year here! I live in Winthrop with my husband, two children Annabelle (3 years) and Peter (3 months), and my dog Hershey (5 years). I am so excited to be teaching for my second year in the Toddler Room!

Lindsey Becker Lindsey.Becker@greenislecommunityschool.org 

My name is Lindsey Becker. This is my first year at Green Isle Community School and my second year in an upper elementary position. I love teaching because I love to se those moments where students get so excited about doing a task well, especially if it was something they thought they couldn't do. I cam excited for this year and the growth I will see in my students and in myself. 

Serenity Cox Serenity.Cox@GreenIsleCommunitySchool.org

My Name is Serenity and this is my 8th year at GICS! I absolutely love coming to work every day and being a part of this great team. Each student is so special to me and I am lucky to be able to spend so much time with them. I’m originally from Watertown, MN and now reside in Norwood with my boyfriend Josh, our daughter Alice (2 years), son John (6 months) and our dog Cesar (10yrs) who is a pit bull/boxer mix. His daughters Courtney (19) and Sirenity (17) visit us often and we love to go camping and fishing together. I enjoy also enjoy reading, baking, and trying to learn new skills. The latest is crochet! I'm awful but it's fun. 

Ray Farniok Ray.Farniok@GreenIsleCommunitySchool.org 

Hi my name is Raymond Farniok. I have been here for 3 years. I will be working with K-1. My hobbies are hinting, fishing, and gardening. I am a paraprofessional, Bus Driver, AND custodian. I have been a special Olympics coach for 7 years and doing the polar plunge for  years. 

Jackie Larson Jackie.Larson@GreenIsleCommunitySchool.org
It is my pleasure that I return to GICS for a 5th year. I love being here and enjoy each and every day that I get to come and teach the awesome students that we have. I am starting my 32nd year of teaching. I can hardley believe it, but it's true. I live in Jordan with my husband, Tommy, And out 2 cats Precious and Sunshine. I grew up in Eagan, MN and attended college in St. Peter at Gustavus Adolphus and I also got my master's degree from Southwest State University in Marshall, MN. My interests include all music, theater, gardening, and diamond painting. I believe that every child has a gift that is just waiting to be discovered. O love getting to know each child as an individual and teaching to their interests. 

Derek Longhenry –Derek.Longhenry@GreenIsleCommunitySchool.org

Hello! My name is Derek. You’ll find me working in all K-6 classrooms. I enjoy hunting, fishing, jet skiing and many other outdoor activities. Most of all I enjoy working with the students and staff at GICS.I am looking forward to another great year!

Lindsay Paschke Lindsay.Paschke@GreenIsleCommunitySchool.org

My name is Lindsay Paschke. I am so grateful for the opportunity to teach the second and third graders this year at GICS! This is my third year working at GICS and I love all the staff members, kids, and families in our school community. I earned my teaching degree from St. Mary's University in Winona, MN in 2017. I currently live in Henderson, MN but I grew up in New Prague, MN. Some of my interests include playing and coaching hockey, running, shopping, and doing all kinds of crafty things such as painting and crocheting. I am so excited for another awesome year at GICS

Becky Peterson Becky.Peterson@GreenIsleCommunitySchool.org  

My name is Becky Peterson and this is my third year working at Green Isle Community School. and my second year teaching preschool. I really enjoy working with such young students. They have so much energy. Before working at GICS I worked for 2 years in Minnesota Reading Corps. I was also in the Minnesota National Guard for 7 years and attended the University of MN Duluth. l live in Glencoe with my parents and two cats. I enjoy many crafts and lots of music. 
 

Michelle Reid Michelle.Reid@GreenIsleCommunitySchool.org 

Hello! My name is Michelle Reid and I started working as the Clove Kids Child Care Infant Teacher in January of 2019 after owning and operating my own licensed Home Daycare business for 23 years. My husband Randy and I live in Gaylord. We have 3 children together, Katelyn (23), Tyler (22), and Jackson (16). I also have a step-son Brandon who lives and works in Foley. He is married to Tasha and have 2 children, JR is 6 and Whitney is 3. I enjoy spending time with my family, out 2 dogs Monty and Riley and love having our grandchildren over whenever we can. Our children Katelyn and Tyler went to GICS when it first opened in 2006. I have always supported the school and am happy to be working at Clover Kids Child Care! 
 
Annette Sandberg Annette.Sandberg@GreenIsleCommunitySchool.org
I live in Gaylord. I have 3 children. Kyle 21, Collin 17, Keira 13. I also have 2 dogs and cats at home. I like gardening. I have been working on changing my yard into an edible yard.  
  
 
I am excited to start my 15th year teaching at Green Isle Community School! I attended Minnesota State University, Mankato and earned licenses in the following areas: Elementary Educations, Milk to Moderate Mental Impairments (MMM), Specific Learning Disabilities (SLD), Emotional Behavior Disorders (EBD), and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Before teaching at Green Isle Community School I taught at Saint Bernad's in Cologne for two years and Lester Prairie for 6 years. I live outside Green Isle with my husband Todd, and five children, Julia (21), Austin (18), Grace (16), Hailey (12), Jacob (8). I love to go camping, swimming, fishing, baking, gardening, canning, and spending time with my family and dog Remi. 
 

Collen Singleton Colleen.Singleton@GreenIsleCommunitySchool.org

My name is Colleen Singleton. This is my first year at Green Isle Community School and I am a Paraprofessional in the Kindergarten-1st grade classroom. I am originally from Burnsville but have been living in Gibbon for the last 4 years with my teenage son and puggle names Bella. I enjoy scrapbooking and reading about current events. 
 
My name is Brittany Stiles. I grew up in Arlington, and graduated at Sibley East in 2012. I moved to Tennessee February of 2013, I worked at a children's residential facility. I absolutely loved working with the children I worked with. I just moved back to Minnesota in June and now I'm excited to get the opportunity to work at GICS. I'll be working in the K-1 classroom. I'm ready to start a new journey in what I love to do