Welcome to Prairie Winds Middle School!

Hello all and welcome to this amazing new school! My name is Taylor Ries and I am a 6th/7th grade Health and Physical Education teacher.  I'm a first year teacher so it is beyond exciting to have Prairie Winds be the place where I get to start my teaching career.  What makes this situation even more special for me is that I grew up in Eagle Lake where I attended Eagle Lake Elementary, then Franklin for sixth grade, East Junior High, and lastly Mankato East High School.  After graduating from East I went on to spend a year at Gustavus Adolphus College. I transferred to Minnesota State University Mankato upon completion of my freshman year and that is where I graduated from this past spring and I'm currently in the process of taking Master's courses at MSU in the Educational Leadership program. For the past 5 years I have also been coaching Mankato East Girl's Hockey as a Varsity assistant coach and I will continue to do so this year.  I've coached Junior High baseball for 2 years at Mankato East Junior High School as well. 

It is an honor to be able to work in this wonderful building with a bunch of great staff members and students. I couldn't be more excited for the first ever school year at Prairie Winds Middle School. Let's make it a great one!

Taylor Ries


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