Meet our Member- Tracy Quarnstrom
I am a new Rotarian, just having joined the club in January, but I am excited to learn and grow with this club.
I am the director at Wolf Creek Online High School and have held that position for twenty-two years. I started my career in education as a social studies teacher at the Forest Lake ALC and have always had a passion for alternative education and students who did not fit well within the walls of a traditional high school setting. I strongly believe that school choice makes all of us better and that students finding an educational fit is important to their growth and development in many ways. I worked for Chisago Lakes Schools when the online program was a part of Chisago Lakes Schools over twenty years ago and eventually founded Wolf Creek.
I also teach part-time as an adjunct professor at Hamline University in their School of Education. I teach a leadership course for candidates who are seeking their principal or superintendents license in Minnesota. Holding both these licenses myself, I often mentor candidates at Wolf Creek seeking internships to obtain their licenses. I find this work fulfilling in many ways.
In the past, I have worked on several other philanthropic groups within Forest Lake and the Chisago Lakes areas such as the Forest Lake Foundation and Chisago Lakes Lions Club. I enjoy giving back to our community and seeing all the good work being accomplished by good people.
I have two beautiful and independent daughters who are 24 and 25 so experiencing that empty nest feeling a bit as they are out living their own lives.
In my spare time, I enjoy participating in a monthly book club with friends and checking out new places to explore near my home.
I want to thank all of you for making me feel so welcome in the club since I joined and being so gracious with your time to help me get acclimated to be a Rotarian.