Teacher Bio

Becky Collins

Becky is a native of Pine Island, graduating from Pine Island High School in 1983.  She has taught for the Pine Island School District since 1990. She attended Hamline University in St. Paul, earning Bachelor of Arts degrees in Elementary Education and Psychology, as well as a Masters of Arts in Education degree. Becky enjoys spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandson, Karsen.  Her other hobbies include reading, gardening, playing board games and attending concerts and theater productions.

Traci Bauer

Traci graduated college from MN State Southwest in Marshall, MN.  She received her Masters degree from Winona State University.  She has been teaching in Pine Island since 1994, and has taught grades K-2 over the years. Traci and her husband, Steve, have three boys, Ben, Noah, and Josiah. Traci enjoys supporting Pine Island athletes and when she is not doing that, does enjoy baking!

Amy Nielsen

Amy graduated from Winona State University in 2008 and then completed her Masters Degree through Winona State the following year while working at Rochester Public Schools. She worked in Rochester for two years before coming to Pine Island. She's been teaching in Pine Island since 2010 and loves working in her hometown. Amy and her husband, Cole, have two children, Gavin and Madison. They love to spend time outdoors! 

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