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Forest Lake Area School District #831    21900 Typo Creek Drive NE
Wyoming, MN 55092
Office: 651-982-1900 FAX:  651-982-1955   ATTENDANCE LINE:  651-982-1956 Principal: 651-982-1901  Ass't:  651-982-1907 Health Office: 651-982-1902 Counselor: 651-982-1903


Welcome to the office of Linwood Elementary. Here you will find a variety of staff to assist you.

Gretchen Mattson

Gretchen Mattson is our principal. She is here to help families, staff, and students with questions and concerns. Most importantly, she is here to foster a community, where every student is able to learn and grow in a safe and positive environment. Please feel free to contact Gretchen at 651-982-1901.  651-982-1901  





Heather Karstens (Mrs K.) is the Assistant to our Principal and our building Administrative Assistant. She can answer many questions you may have and helps in the overall function of Linwood Elementary. Mrs. K has been working in the district for 23 years.   She can be reached at 651-982-1907.   




Jackie Bruhjell is our health office assistant/LPN. If your child is feeling ill or gets injured, she is here to help. Call if you have questions about medications, immunization requirements, or if your child is too ill to attend. She also handles attendance records as well!  Mrs. Bruhjell can be reached at 651-982-1902. 




Ms. Lorentz

Melanie Lorentz is our school counselor.  She is here to help support our students and families. Ms. Lorentz can be reached by email at or by phone at 651-982-1903.





6100 North 210th Street
Forest Lake, MN 55025

Linwood Elementary Staff Directory

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Tessa Abrahamson

Second Grade Teacher

Marian Arndt

Noon Duty

Halle Jo Baldwin

Special Education Paraprofessional

Julie Berens

SAC/Special Education/Noon Duty

Ann Bothun

Third Grade Teacher

Jackie Bruhjell

Health Assistant/LPN

Maddie Brunner

First Grade Teacher

Laura Colby

Food Service

Carrie Czyscon

Special Education Teacher

Mary Davis

Food Service Manager

Vincent Debreto

Sixth Grade Teacher

Nicole Denkers

Special Education Teacher

Jessica Dunn

Pre-School Teacher

Becky Fenster

Reading Corps

Deanna Gorsegner

Music Teacher

Patty Gunderson


Shelley Guptil

Sixth Grade Teacher

Kaitlyn Hartman

Band Teacher

Lynda Hartmann

SpEd Teacher

Jessica Henkes

Art & Innovation Teacher

Sarah Henry

Academic Support

Abbey Hinze

Kindergarten Teacher

Tammy Hoffmann

Second Grade Teacher

Duane Huschka

Building Engineer

Kelly Jensen

Teaching Assistant

Heather Karstens

Assistant to the Principal

Tanya Knies

Behavior Intervention Specialist

Janel Koenig

Second grade teacher

Morgan Koenig

Fourth Grade teacher

Emily Kurtz

School Age Care Assistant

Katie Larson

Food Services

Nikki Lopez

Pre-School Teacher