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Hello, my name is Melanie Hanel. I am a life-long resident of Dickinson. I have been in education for over 20 years; all of those years at Heart River. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Dickinson State University in 1984.


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Hello, my name is Lynette Olafson. Students know me as Mrs. O! I have enjoyed teaching for 37 years. I have taught pre-K, 1, 2, 3, and 5/6 Reading and currently teach  Title 1 Reading and Math. I have a BS in Elem Education with endorsements in Reading, Math, and Gifted and Talented. I have been teaching at Heart River for 30 years.

Email us at mhanel@dpsnd.org  and lolafson@dpsnd.org