Colleen O’Rourke

My name is Colleen O’Rourke, and I am the 2nd Grade teacher at NMFA. I graduated from St Cloud State University in 2003 with a BS Degree in elementary education. I am licensed to teach K-8. I began my teaching working as a substitute teacher in several area districts and private schools. I also worked every summer as a teacher in a school age summer care program. For the last 5 years I have been teaching Preschool and while I loved it, my passion is teaching in an elementary classroom. I find joy in the connections I have with students and the confidence I see in them as they learn and grow. I am a single mother to 2 children. My Son Ryan is a Police Officer in Oakdale, and my Daughter attends North High School where she is involved in Show Choir and Drama. She also dances on a competitive team at White Bear Dance Center. Although her activities keep us very busy, I enjoy spending time hanging out with friends and family in the Brainerd Lakes Area where I grew up. I love life on the lake and cool nights around a campfire. I am very excited to be a part on the NMFA Family.