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!

Shari Ellingsen

Shari graduated from Winona State University in 1984 with degrees in elementary education and specific learning disabilities.  She also obtained a Masters Degree of Education in 2010, from Hamline University. Shari lives by West Concord, MN with her husband.  She and her husband have two grown daughters, a son-in-law, and two grandchildren. In her spare time, she loves to read and travel when she is able. She loves being a part of the Pine Island Educational community!

Amy Nielsen

Amy began teaching in Pine Island in 2010.  She taught in Rochester for two years prior.  She graduated from Winona State University with her undergrad degree as well as her Masters degree.  Amy has two children, Gavin and Madison.  She loves spending time with her family and friends!

Stacie Dallmann

Stacie began teaching in Pine Island in 2015. She lives in Oronoco with her husband and two children. Stacie loves hiking, kayaking, and spending time with family and friends.  She also loves to travel.


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