Last updated:  September 24, 2018

Let's get back to using those reading skills!
Mrs. Stephanie Derby 
English / Language Arts

        "Teaching is a work of heart." -- Anonymous

              High School Attended : Preston-Fountain High School
Colleges Attended : Luther College
                                                       Iowa State University                                                       
St. Mary's University
 A Few of my Favorite Books:

The best times to reach Ms. Derby by phone are from 7:30 to 8:30 am, and after school from 3:15 - 4:00 pm.  Email anytime.

School phone: 507-346-7276 X3207 
School email: 

“A little more persistence, a little more effort, and what seemed
hopeless failure may turn to glorious success.”
~Elbert Hubbard
"It's never too late to ARETE* - to strive for excellence!" ~Stephanie Derby
Arete (ar rah TAY) is a Greek word that envelops the philosophy of striving for excellence. In its earliest appearance in Greek culture, the notion of excellence was tied to the fulfillment of purpose or function!