My name is Mrs. Derwinski. I grew up in the Iron Mountain/Kingsford area and graduated from Kingsford High School. I graduated from Northern Michigan University with a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with a double major in Language Arts and Social Studies and a minor in Integrated Sciences. I have a Master’s degree in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University. I have spent the past six years teaching at the School District of Florence County in both 5th and 3rd grades. Outside of teaching, I spend a lot of time with my husband, Steve, and our Brittany Spaniel, Josie. We enjoy many outdoor activities together such as playing tennis, kayaking, cross-country skiing, four-wheeling, bird hunting, and swimming. I also love curling up with a good book to read. Steve and I both have family in town, so we enjoy spending time with them, too.