Elementary Director's Corner

Warroad Elementary Director Trish Harren

While new to the Warroad Elementary School, I am not new to the Warroad community.  I have lived here for over 20 years and three of my four children have graduated from Warroad High School.  My youngest son Noah is a senior this year.  My oldest son Luke and his wife Erica (Krahn) reside in Austin, Texas.  My daughter Jess Gustafson and her husband Brian and their four children Ayden (11), Logan (8), Thatcher (3) and Sawyer (2 months) live in Warroad as does my son Joe and his partner Mani Souphom. They are expecting a baby in February.  I have two cats, Prince and Princess, and three grand dogs, Bean, Buddha, and Willow.  

My earliest memories are of lining up my dolls in desks and teaching.  I went on to become a teacher and taught high school Social Sciences, English as well as English as a Second Language. For the last 12 years I have worked in county government leadership. Schools, like counties, are local units of government delivering important services.  Counties build and maintain roads, provide law enforcement, public health, social services, elections and a whole host of other services. Schools deliver just one public service: an educational opportunity for all children. This is a vital and weighty responsibility. I am excited and honored to be part of the team that will be opening the doors to learning for your child.

If there is anything I can help you out with as we move into the 2016-2017 school year, please do not hesitate to call 386-6029 or email trish_harren@warroad.k12.mn.us  or stop into the elementary school office for a visit. Your child and their educational experience is very important to us.

In Warrior Pride,

Trish Harren, Warroad Elementary School Director