Teacher Bios


Mrs. Kate Holcomb

Hi! I'm Mrs. Holcomb!  This is my seventh year teaching first grade at Pine Island.  Before that I taught first grade in Rochester for 15 years.  I grew up in Delafield, Wisconsin (yes, true PACKER fan!); I graduated from Winona State University with a Bachelor Degree and a Master's Degree in Elementary Education.

I live in Rochester with my husband, Donny, and our two boys: Cayden (17), and Carter (15). They are very active and keep us busy cheering them on in football, basketball, baseball and track! We have a 3 year old Goldendoodle named Cooper who has been a great addition to our family! I enjoy reading, running, playing volleyball, and most importantly spending time with my family and friends!

Contact: kholcomb@pineisland.k12.mn.us

Mr. Tim Nehring

Hello, I am Mr. Nehring! This is my eleventh year teaching first grade at Pine Island Elementary School. Previously, I taught English abroad in Taipei, Taiwan for three years. I grew up in Byron, Minnesota and went to Luther College, where I graduated with degrees in Elementary Education and History. I received my Master’s Degree from Walden University in 2014.

I live in Pine Island with my wife Liz, daughters Sienna and Gabbie, our pets Maisie (dog) and Ricky (cat). I enjoy spending my time reading, traveling, and fishing up at our family cabin.

Contact: tnehring@pineisland.k12.mn.us

Mrs. Stacie Dallmann

Mrs. Jackie Walter
 Hello! I am Jackie Walter. This is the start of my twenty third year teaching at Pine Island Elementary. Besides teaching first grade I have also taught Kindergarten, third grade, fourth grade along with being an instructional coach. Previously I taught in Hancock, Zumbrota and Wanamingo. I grew up in Hoffman, MN. I graduated from University of Minnesota-Morris with a Bachelor Degree and a Master's Degree in Education from Winona State.

My husband, Todd and I love country living in Pine Island. We have two grown sons. I enjoy quilting, reading, and traveling.

Contact: jwalter@pineisland.k12.mn.us

Mr. Francisco Casero

¡Hola! ¡Soy el Señor Casero! I am the Spanish Immersion teacher in first grade. This is my fourth year in Pine Island. Before that, I have worked as a Speech Therapist in Spain for 10 years.  In this time, I also taught Math and Language in 3 third grade for 2 years, developing an Improving Spanish Language project in Kinder for six years and being the principal of Santa Margarita School in Mengabril for 3 years. I graduated from Extremadura University as a Speech Therapist teacher and a Physical Educational teacher.

I grew up in Badajoz (Spain), a little city two hours on the north from Seville and two hours on the east from Lisbon (Portugal). I live in Rochester. I enjoy practicing sports (running, weight lift, skiing…), cooking, watching series and movies, playing the guitar, reading and traveling (this is my passion).


Contact: paco.casero@pineisland.k12.mn.us


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